Aldi Expanding (Again) In Manatee County

Discount grocer Aldi has plans for a 4th store in Manatee County. According to commercial building permits filed on Wednesday, the store will be located at 5715 14th St. W., just south of 57th Ave. W. Aldi just entered the southwest Florida market in 2010, when it opened a store at Cortez Road West and […]

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CCSO Looking At Drones to Find Missing Persons

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office is considering buying a drone that would help track down missing people. It would be used in tandem with the Operation Lifesaver program, which uses a wristband to track people who are prone to wandering off. Residents have already taken advantage of that program, using the wristbands to help police […]

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Missing Punta Gorda Woman Found In Key Largo

Deputies in Monroe County said Thursday that they found a missing Punta Gorda woman who was with her family in Key Largo. The 94-year-old woman, who suffers from dementia, went missing Wednesday. A detective spotted Kimie Hashiba’s wheelchair and found her lying next to a boat trailer. She was taken to hospital, suffering from dehydration, but […]

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Punta Gorda Microbrewery Purchased By Mass. Company

A Charlotte County microbrewery that suffered some financial issues has a new lease on life after being purchased by a Massachusetts company. Fat Point Brewing was recently bought by Seaboard Craft Beer Holdings, the parent company of Tampa’s Big Storm Brewing Company. Their Punta Gorda tasting room will remain open, and the brewing of Fat […]

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Ex-North Port City Attorney Faces Ethics Complaint

The Florida Commission on Ethics has concluded that former North Port city attorney Rob Robinson violated state law when he suggested the city create a position of magistrate for code enforcement and zoning hearings officer positions. The decision, made last week supported the actions taken earlier this year by the state Division of Administrative Hearings, […]

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