SCHOOL BUS HITS BICYCLE

SARASOTA COUNTY DEPUTIES RESPONDED TO A CRASH INVOLVING A SCHOOL BUS AND A BICYCLE IN VENICE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.  THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED AT CENTER ROAD AND US 41 JUST AFTER 3:30PM.  THE BUS WAS TRANSPORTING STUDENTS FROM AMI KIDS OF SARASOTA COUNTY, FORMERLY GULF COAST MARINE INSTITUTE SOUTH.  DEPUTIES SAY NONE OF THE STUDENTS ON THE […]

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SMOKING AT VENICE BEACHES COULD BE ILLEGAL

THE VENICE CITY COUNCIL ON TUESDAY TOOK A STEP TO BAN SMOKING ON VENICE BEACHES.  THE COUNCIL PASSED A FIRST READING OF AN ORDINANCE THAT WOULD MAKE IT ILLEGAL TO LIGHT UP ON VENICE AND BROHARD BEACHES AS WELL AS AT CITY PARKS.  THE SOUTH JETTY, VENICE FISHING PIER, AND HUMPHRIES PARK WOULD BE EXEMPT […]

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LEWIS NEW NORTH PORT CITY MANAGER

AFTER A WILD EMERGENCY MEETING OF THE NORTH PORT CITY COMMISSION ON TUESDAY, COMMISSIONERS APPOINTED POLICE CHIEF TERRY LEWIS TO THE INTERIM CITY MANAGER POSITION AFTER ACCEPTING THE RESIGNATION OF THE INTERIM THAT WAS IN PLACE.  DANNY SCHULT, WHO WAS TAPPED BY COMMISSIONERS AFTER THEY FIRED CITY MANAGER STEVE CROWELL EARLIER IN THE MONTH, WANTED […]

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COMMISSIONERS PURCHASE LAND

CHARLOTTE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ON TUESDAY AGREED TO PURCHASE THE FOURTEEN ACRES OF LAND ADJACENT TO THE PLACIDA BOAT RAMP FOR THREE MILLION DOLLARS THAT WILL PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL BOAT LAUNCH AND OVER TWO HUNDRED PAID PARKING SPACES IN AN AREA WHERE THEY ARE DESPERATELY NEEDED.  THE PURCHASE IS BEING MADE FROM FIFTH THIRD BANK, WHO […]

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LEMON BAY PLAYHOUSE WILL NOT POLL MEMBERS

THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LEMON BAY PLAYHOUSE HAS REJECTED A PROPOSAL TO POLL ITS MEMBERSHIP ON THE KIND OF NEW PERFORMANCE FACILITY THEY PREFER.  PUBLISHED REPORTS SAY THAT BOARD TREASURER BOB LASALLE PROPOSED THE POLL AT A MONDAY MEETING, BUT THE PANEL DENIED THE MOTION BY A 5-2 VOTE.  BOARD MEMBERS HAVE BEEN […]

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