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Allegiant Rolling Out New Planes at PGD

Allegiant Air will place its first new Airbus A320 into service as soon as today. The new A320 is one of 12 new aircraft Allegiant ordered from Airbus in mid-2016 – an announcement that surprised an industry long used to Allegiant’s preference for operating older aircraft. The airline will take its second new A320 in […]

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Braves’ New North Port Home Clears First Hurdle

The Braves’ planned move of their spring-training home from Disney to North Port has cleared yet another governmental hurdle. The Sarasota County Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to approve an operating agreement that makes clear the terms and conditions for the facility’s use, and also puts in a 30-year non-relocation agreement. The nearly 50-page agreement also […]

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New Water Restrictions in Effect

New water restrictions are in place for much of southwest Florida. Under the new water shortage order issued Monday by the Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board, lawn watering is reduced to once per week, allowable watering hours are also reduced. There are now also limits on car washing. The water shortage order affects […]

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Diabetes Among Sarasota Co. School Kids Soars

The number of grade school-aged students with diabetes in Sarasota County schools has nearly doubled over the past six years. New data from the Florida Department of Health showed in 2011, 83 students were identified as diabetic in county schools. This school year, that number jumped to 128. Suzanne DuBose, a registered nurse and supervisor […]

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