Placida Blvd. Won’t Be Widened Now, But Land Will Be Bought to Do So Someday

Charlotte County Commissioners have agreed to buy the right-of-way to widen Placida Road from Rotonda West Boulevard to Cape Haze Drive, but they will not do the widening now. Five-million dollars was allotted yesterday to buy right-of-way now, though the widening project may be years in the future. Placida Road could see some improvements, such […]

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Metal, Jewelry Sales To Be Recorded

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is leading a push for two proposed county ordinances that would require metal recyclers and pawn shops to electronically send investigators the name and address of everyone selling them metal, along with a description of the goods. The information would then be compiled in a database for investigators to comb […]

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More Sarasota County Citizens Need Public Aid

As the recession continues, the number of Sarasota County citizens needing public help is rising. New numbers today show the number of county households receiving food stamps has doubled from 19,000 in 2007 to around 38,000 now. Because a household can have more than one person, that means that more than 10 percent of the […]

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Whale Found In Critical Condition

A critically ill whale found ashore on Manasota Beach is under the care of specialists at More Marine Laboratory today. It’s been identified as a melon-headed whale, which is common in deep tropical waters like the Gulf. And it has serious problems. Medical personnel at Mote say the whale has pneumonia and a broken jaw […]

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