“No swim” advisories for Sarasota beaches

Beaches in Sarasota County have “no swim” advisories. The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County has issued them for Longboat Key, the North Jetty Beach in Venice, Nokomis Beach, and two Siesta Key beaches. These advisories have resulted from high levels of bacteria in these waters. The beaches, however, remain open. For more information, […]

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NP fire victim identified

We now know the name of the woman killed in a North Port fire on Saturday. Authorities say 78 year old Ann Dohn died in the home in Harbor Cove. It took firemen a short time to extinguish the fully engulfed home which is a total loss. Investigators say they haven’t determined the exact cause […]

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YMCA pool blues

You’ll have to wait until at least Sunday to use the North Port YMCA’s swimming pool The pool was shut down last week due to a broken pump and was to reopen Tuesday but officials say maintenance work is the reason behind the delayed reopening. The Sun reports there’s been concerns over the age of […]

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Charlotte County budget a done deal

Charlotte County commissioners put pen to paper on the fiscal 2016-17 budget. According to the Sun the $997.5 million spending plan keeps tax rates the same as last year but since property values have gone up, the city expects to generate nearly $7.5 million in additonal revenue. Budget Director Gordon Burger says county property values […]

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Teachers angry over insurance premiums

Charlotte County teachers and staff made it crystal clear how they feel about an over 150 percent hike in insurance premiums. The Sun reports around 200 employees presented the school board with a 2 ½-foot-stack of cards signed by workers stating “Enough is Enough,” and “I Can’t Afford Anymore.” District administrators say they are working […]

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