Sarasota Observer

Sarasota Observer

 

As the county reporter for the Sarasota Observer, I covered news and features related to county government, the school board and Siesta Key — stories about new developments in town, tourism and anything else that affected the lives of the people living in the county. The Observer is a weekly publication with a website that's updated daily. 

 
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Finding a solution to Siesta Key's parking problem

As county commissioners work to alleviate traffic on the Key, truly resolving the problem could take more than 140 new parking spaces.

 
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Siesta Key residents relieved, surprised at lack of damage from Irma

After the much-anticipated hurricane passed over the island, the only "devastation" was some downed trees, minor flooding and loss of power, much to residents' surprise.

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The path to a budget deficit

Thanks to the events over the course of eight weeks and changes in school security, Sarasota County Schools predicts a $3.1 million budget shortfall. Here's why.

 
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Residents react to 'Siesta Key' reality show

While a vocal majority are worried about the show's potential impact on the Key, a strong few have compelling arguments in favor of the show.

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Tragedy spurs Sarasota high schoolers to act

Students say "enough is enough," and organize walkouts, rallies to make their points heard about school safety following the mass shooting in Parkland. 

 
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Developer looking farther east to build recycling facility

After a long fight and eventual rejection of his plan to build a recycling plant just outside the Celery Fields, its developer says he just has to move on.

To see all of my work at the Sarasota Observer, click here.