State Rep. Margaret Good reported raising $450,000 in the first fundraising quarter since announcing her campaign to unseat U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan in District 16. A news release from Good’s campaign said it is... Read More.
Both Venice Elementary and Venice High Schools were placed on lockdown Wednesday because of police activity nearby. Officials were called to campus after someone was spotted on the street carrying what they thought was... Read More.
After two years, phase one of the Venice Urban Forest is just about done. The 33-acre piece of land sits east of the Venetian Waterway Park near the CSX Old Rail Road right of... Read More.
Sarasota County commissioners this week approved an agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation to turn North River Road from U.S. 41 to Interstate 75 into a state road next year. It’s a road... Read More.
Some of the Suncoast’s top employers will be hiring on the spot at the Sarasota JobLink Job Fair this morning. Fields include everything from medical to customer service to sales to warehousing. The job... Read More.
The city of Punta Gorda is taking the lead on getting rid of abandoned boats from waterways. The city previously has had to rely on the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which brings... Read More.
Out-of-town elections groups are getting involved in Venice city elections. A number of campaign mailers have popped up, all with out-of-town addressees. The most recent ones that have came around were paid for by... Read More.
Last month was the driest September on record in Punta Gorda and other parts of Charlotte County. According to both NOAA and the National Weather Service, the official reporting station at the airport picked... Read More.
Both Sarasota County and North Port city commissioners met yesterday to discuss two major projects that both commissions are working on. Nothing was approved, but the two sides took one step closer to seeing... Read More.
More than 2,000 people gathered Tuesday at Sarasota National Cemetery to pay respects to veteran Edward Pearson. Many had no idea who Pearson even was. Pearson, a resident of Naples, died Aug. 31. His... Read More.