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CITY OF VENICE SUSPENDS UTILITY RATE INCREASES

THE VENICE CITY COUNCIL ON TUESDAY SUSPENDED PLANNED RATE INCREASES OF WATER AND SEWER CUSTOMERS PENDING A STUDY.  THE INCREASES WERE TO GO INTO EFFECT IN THE FALL.  A CONSULTANT WILL BE HIRED TO DO A COST OF SERVICE STUDY TO BE COMPLETED BY THE END OF THE YEAR.  LEN BRAMBLE, THE CITY UTILITIES DIRECTOR, […]

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LOVEBUGS INNUNDATE THE AREA

WELL IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN.  IT ACTUALLY HAPPENS TWICE A YEAR.  THEY DON’T STING OR BITE, BUT THEY ARE A NUISANCE.  I’M TALKING ABOUT LOVEBUGS, AND THEY ARE BACK.  THE LITTLE BLACK BUGS HAVE INVADED THE SOUTHWEST PLEX IN THE PAST WEEK, WREAKING HAVOC ON WINDSHIELD AND VEHICLE GRILLS.  CAR WASHES LOVE THIS […]

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MAN WHO RAN OUT OF GAS ATTACKED

SARASOTA COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE LOOKING FOR TWO PEOPLE WHO ROBBED A MAN AFTER HE RAN OUT OF GAS IN NEWTOWN EARLY THIS MORNING.  DEPUTIES WERE CALLED TO CHILK AVENUE AND MARTIN LUTHER KING JUNIOR WAY AT AROUND 1AM WHERE THE FOUND THE VICTIM AND HIS VEHICLE.  HE TOLD AUTHORITIES HE WAS WAITING ON THE SIDE […]

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VENICE HAS NEW POLICE CHIEF

THE CITY OF VENICE HAS SELECTED CAPTAIN TOM MCNULTY FROM THREE FINALISTS TO RUN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT THERE.  MCNULTY WAS NAMED CHIEF OVER FORMER NORTH PORT POLICE CHIEF AND CURRENT INTERIM CITY MANAGER TERRY LEWIS AND CLEARWATER POLICE CHIEF MARK TEUNIS.  VENICE INTERIM CITY MANAGER NANCY WOODLEY MADE THE RECOMMENDATION TO THE CITY COUNCIL, AND […]

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THREE ARRESTED IN NORTH PORT STABBING

THREE PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH A STABBING IN NORTH PORT.  POLICE SAY THEY FOUND THE 25 YEAR OLD VICTIM WHO HAD BEEN STABBED IN THE LEFT LEG IN THE AREA OF FAY AVENUE AND GROBE STREET JUST BEFORE 5PM ON MONDAY.  THE VICTIM TOLD POLICE THAT THREE PEOPLE KNOWN TO HIM TRIED TO […]

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