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Tax extension would lighten city’s funding concerns
Fri  Aug 22 2014 08:00AM

Facility improvements (Punta Gorda)

Energy-efficient light bulbs in and around city buildings $500,000

Public Safety training room modernization $12,751

Public Safety communication center modernization $36,000

Public Safety perimeter parking lot lighting $18,000

Total: $566,751

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Memorial marker can stay
Fri  Aug 22 2014 08:00AM
ENGLEWOOD — Wednesday, Charlie Moore added fresh mulch near the memorial marker of his only daughter, Valerie, who died at 17 in a crash along U.S. 41 in 2005. Moore, … Find out how to read more online.
‘Loop’ nearly official
Thu  Aug 21 2014 08:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — Now the real work begins. With the Punta Gorda City Council on Wednesday amending its comprehensive plan and zoning to accommodate 204 acres known as “The Loop,” … Find out how to read more online.
‘Gator’ show snags viewers
Thu  Aug 21 2014 08:00AM
LAKE SUZY — Arcadia resident Jayson Franklin knows a lot about hunting alligators. That is why when Eric Young, host of Animal Planet’s adventure fishing series “Off the Hook — … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Eruption risk rising for volcano in Iceland
Fri  Aug 22 2014 01:19AM
(LA Times) — Thousands of small earthquakes have rattled Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano over the last five days, prompting meteorologists to warn of an increasing risk of eruption and causing public safety authorities to evacuate tourists from the popular summer climbing … read more.

US Ebola patients released from hospital
Fri  Aug 22 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK — Both U.S. aid workers who were infected with Ebola in Liberia have been released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta after having fought off the deadly virus. Kent Brantly, a doctor, was discharged Thursday. Nancy Writebol, an … read more.

UPS says 51 retail stores breached by malware
Fri  Aug 22 2014 01:19AM
(AP) — Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores in 24 states. A spokeswoman for UPS says the information includes names, … read more.

Fierce fighting in eastern Ukraine
Fri  Aug 22 2014 01:19AM
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Parts of eastern Ukraine were wracked by fierce fighting Thursday as government troops sought to snatch back territory from separatist rebels, while a Russian aid convoy to the hard-hit city of Luhansk began to make tentative … read more.

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Practices, not hospitals
Wed  Aug 20 2014 08:00AM
Although personal information of 4.5 million people was stolen from Community Health Systems by Chinese hackers in July, the information was taken from patients of physicians whose practices are affiliated with the chain of hospitals, as opposed to the hospitals … Find out how to read more online.

Allegiant adds West Virginia route
Fri  Aug 22 2014 08:00AM
Allegiant Air this week announced a new nonstop route between Huntington, W.Va., and the Punta Gorda Airport, beginning Nov. 20. Tickets for this latest destination are available now, according to a press release from the company. Huntington/Tri-State Airport joins a multitude … Find out how to read more online.

Mall turns 25, with little fanfare
Wed  Aug 20 2014 08:00AM
MURDOCK — When the Port Charlotte Town Center debuted 25 years ago this month, with a festive gala, replete with pomp and circumstance, the grand opening of the first indoor mall in the area signaled more than just expanded shopping … Find out how to read more online.

Periodic perusal
Fri  Aug 22 2014 08:00AM
The Cultural Center of Charlotte County in Port Charlotte offers a large variety of activities each day, from classes, entertainment, shopping and seminars, to volunteer opportunities. … Find out how to read more online.

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