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Medical Pot Discussion

The city of North Port might have to rethink where it is going to put two dispensaries of medical marijuana. Back in November, the city council approved the dispensaries at locations east and west of Sumter Boulevard. But the Englewood Sun reports that restrictions might block those plans. Those restrictions include being at least 800 […]

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Punta Gorda Street Closure

Something to watch for in Punta Gorda this week. Starting Wednesday, the city’s Wastewater Collection Division will close a section of Carmalita Street between 41 Northbound and Taylor Road. That closure will continue for about three weeks. The city of Punta Gorda says that detours will be set up and provisions will be made for […]

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New Sarasota County Official

There’s a new director of Planning and Development Services in Sarasota County. Matt Osterhoudt is getting the job full-time after having served as interim director since last year. Previously, he served as senior manager for Planning and Development Services and oversaw development services and environmental protection. As director, Osterhoudt will be responsible for all oversight […]

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CCSO Traffic Enforcement

A heads-up for motorists in Charlotte County, the sheriff’s office is paying special attention to traffic enforement at several locations this week. Deputies are watching for speeders in the Bermont Road, State Road 31 area and McCabe Street. And deputies are watching for red-light runners at Kings Highway and Veterans Boulevard and Murdock Circle and […]

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Officer-Involved Fatal Shooting

Responding to a domestic disturbance call last night, Charlotte County Sheriff’s Deputies shot and killed an individual who was said to be armed. It happened shortly after eight o’clock at a home in the 6200 block of Marcum Street in Englewood. No other details on this officer-involved fatal shooting were immediately available. However, Sheriff Bill […]

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