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Sarasota County Commission Retreat

Sarasota County Commissioners meet tomorrow morning for their annual retreat at Phillipi Estate Park. In addition to the usual organizational items, such as electing officers and setting a meeting schedule, the commissioners will be looking ahead to 2017 and approving strategic planning and priorities. Those priorities are expected to include funding for the Venice library […]

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Food Drive Falling Short

There are only two days left in North Port’s annual 12 days of Giving Food and Toy Drive and the city has only collected about one-fourth of the food it normally does. North Port spokesperson Josh Taylor tells the Englewood Sun that the city has gotten enough toys but, for some families, food and toiletries […]

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Suncoast Turning Cooler

A hint of winter is on the way to the Suncoast. A cold front is bringing in the lowest temperatures of the season. The National Weather Service says Englewood, North Port and Venice can expect cool and windy weather tonight with a low in the mid-50s. And it will be even cooler tomorrow night, getting […]

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Federal Firearm Conviction

A federal jury has convicted an Englewood man of possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. Ernest Chambliss is facing a minimum sentence of 15 years in prison. The investigation of Chambliss began in 2015 when Special Investigation Section detectives learned that he was selling narcotics and firearms out of his Englewood home. Authorities say […]

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Waterfest Makes a Profit

The Englewood Beach Waterfest, which broke even in its first year, showed a profit in year two. And it was double what was expected. Organizers had a goal of making 40-thousand dollars. But they say the event, featuring powerboat races at Englewood Beach, wound up 80-thousand dollars in the black. Waterfest revenues were generated by […]

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