Dale White Staff Writer @dalewhiteHT The population of Sarasota and Manatee counties does not rank among the oldest in the United States but, like two-thirds of the nation’s counties, its median age keeps edging upward.According to updated data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau, as of July 2016, the median age reached 55.6 in Sarasota County and 47.8 in Manatee.By comparison, the nation’s median age reached 37.9 — up from 35.3 since 2000.“Our country’s demographic profile is aging and...
Dale White Staff Writer @dalewhiteHT MANATEE COUNTY — To avoid paying possibly $3.5 million to $4 million in damages, the Manatee County Commission accepted its attorneys’ advice Tuesday to settle five years of litigation with the developer of the Tara community.In a 4-2 vote, Commissioners Betsy Benac, Charles Smith, Priscilla Whisenant Trace and Stephen Jonsson accepted a settlement offer with the developer over a prolonged land-use dispute. Commissioners Carol Whitmore and Vanessa Baugh...
Dale White Staff Writer @dalewhiteHT MANATEE COUNTY — When the DeSoto Bridge over the Manatee River is eventually replaced, transportation planners may consider adding an elevated portion to expedite traffic that is just passing through and not headed into the urban cores of Bradenton or Palmetto.On Monday, the Florida Department of Transportation staff and the board of the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization (a panel of mayors, county commissioners and others who prioritize...
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