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Northport Says No to Sarasota County Hanlding Police 911 Dispatch

Northport’s City Commission decided to keep its police dispatch service rather than consolidate it with the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office. The Herald-Tribune reports Police Chief Kevin Vespia recommended dispatchers be kept local after presenting commissioners with the up and down sides of consolidation. Sarasota County handles 911 calls for Sarasota Police and all of the […]

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Cost to Light University Parkway: $2 Million

It could cost 2-million dollars or more to add streetlights to University Avenue outside North Port. While there is plenty of lighting at the intersections, University has long stretches without lighting now. THe Herald-Tribune reports Sarasota and Manatee county officials want to shed more light on University, but first have to determine how to pay […]

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Plane Lands on Beach, Kills Man and Injures Child

Authorities say a single-engine plane piloted by an Engle­wood man plowed into a father and daugh­ter Sun­day after­noon while mak­ing an emer­gency land­ing on Caspersen Beach. The man was killed, his daughter crit­i­cally injured. The Sara­sota County Sheriff’s Office says the man and his daughter are from Georgia. The pilot of the 1972 Piper Chero­kee, […]

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Blue Heron Brings Project to a Stop

Endangered species have ground a Port Charlotte waterway clearing project to a halt, but the contractor continues to make $5-thousand a day for doing nothing. Blue Herons nested in Port Charlotte waterways filled with algae, and as long as the wildlife stays, the crews can’t remove the algae. Contract workers can’t get within 300 feet […]

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