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Venice residents could see higher property taxes next year if city officials can’t find another way to fully fund pensions for police and fire department personnel. The Herald-Tribune reports City Council members voted 6-1 for a half mill tax hike, or 50-cents/$1,000 of taxable value in 2016 if no other ways are found to bring […]
A sixth-grade English teacher at Punta Gorda Middle School remains on paid administrative leave. WFTX-TV reports Susan Lucarini allegedly had a physical altercation with a student last week. A district spokesman says interviews continue with plenty of witnesses. Lucarini has worked in the district for several years. The investigation may last two weeks.
A meeting tonight concerns the Florida International Air Show in Punta Gorda. WINK-TV reports the possibility exists that the show could take place in October instead of next month. Show chairman Tyler Ezzie says a general lack of support contributed to the cancellation for next month. Additional costs from the county also had something to […]
There will be no 35th Annual Florida International Air Show this year. The board of directors of the non profit that runs the event says they’ve canceled this years show set for March 27-29 at the Punta Gorda Airport. Organizers cite several problems, the largest is no presenting sponsor. They also site a lack of […]
The state’s largest investor-owned utility has big plans. FPL intends to build three new solar farms that would nearly double Florida’s solar capacity. The company says it has found a “cost-effective” way to expand solar power, and it wants to install the systems in three places. FPL wants to add 225 megawatts to the current […]
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