Venice FD Gets FEMA Technology Grant

The Venice Fire Department’s gotten a $311,000 grant from FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant program to buy new radios with amplifiers that allow them to work inside hardened buildings, two thermal imaging cameras, and mobile data terminals. The P-25 compliant radios allow Venice firefighters to talk with other emergency responders throughout the state during a […]

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Sarasota County Wins Budget Award for 23rd Time

Sarasota County’s Office of Financial Management has won the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award” for the 23rd time. This time for its fiscal year 2013 budget. The award is given by the Government Finance Officers Association, and is based on how well a budget serves as a policy document, financial plan, operations guide, and a communications […]

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North Port park closed due to rain water

The Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park has been closed due to standing rain water that has affected the parking lot, picnic areas, and trails. As of 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, the park gate was closed and locked with a “Park Closed Temporarily” sign. Conditions at the park will be monitored daily and the […]

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Punta Gorda project closes roads June 24

The City of Punta Gorda Utilities Department will be starting a gravity sewer replacement project Monday, June 24, 2013. The project is anticipated to take approximately 4 weeks to complete. Please NOTE that lane closures will be necessary during this project. Beginning Monday, June 24, 2013, Sullivan Street, between Marion Avenue and Retta Esplanade, will […]

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