Sarasota Police buys military surplus humvees

The Sarasota Police Department (SPD) is the proud new owner of two military humvees. The armored vehicles, bought at a low price from a government surplus program, will be used for search and rescue missions. The former U.S. military vehicles were revealed on Oct. 3,…

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Construction in Pritzker: a “herculean” task

Last spring, a part of Pritzker’s understructure cracked from erosion and collapsed, costing approximately $115,000 in construction. The Pritzker Marine Biology Research Center was built in 2001 with funds generously donated by Jack and Rhoda Pritzker and a matching grant from the state. Holding seven…

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Asking for change: Parking meters may benefit homeless

As the city grapples with a rising homeless population, the solution may lie forgotten in a storage unit somewhere. Unused parking meters, installed and decried by members of the downtown Sarasota community, may be an enterprising way of collecting funds to benefit the homeless. Parking…

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