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Airport OKs money for improvements
Wed  Jan 28 2015 08:32AM
PUNTA GORDA — The Charlotte County Airport Authority Tuesday accepted state transportation dollars to fund a portion of a multimillion-dollar construction project that will help pilots land better and reduce … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Jan 28 2015 01:05PM
FAIR SCHEDULE The Charlotte County Fair runs from Friday through Feb. 8 at the Charlotte County Fairgrounds, 2333 El Jobean Road (State Road 776), Port Charlotte. For more information, call 941-629-4252, … Find out how to read more online.
River Road remains a priority; funding is a problem
Tue  Jan 27 2015 08:30AM
River Road widening is a big deal. Nearly everyone around the table Monday morning agreed: The time to get a realistic plan and funding for River Road is now. During … Find out how to read more online.
One-stop shop for brides
Tue  Jan 27 2015 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — Lynne Matthews, a member of the Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club, started a bridal expo to get more wedding business at the club. Now the event is on … Find out how to read more online.
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Storm socks Boston
Wed  Jan 28 2015 01:19AM
BOSTON — Its winds howling at more than 70 mph, the Blizzard of 2015 slammed Boston and surrounding parts of New England on Tuesday with none of the mercy it unexpectedly showed New York City, piling up more than 2 … read more.

Ukraine moves to shut rebels out of peace talks
Wed  Jan 28 2015 01:19AM
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday declared the Russia-backed separatist republics in the east to be terrorist organizations, formally eliminating the possibility of holding peace talks with their representatives, as fighting escalated. The move came after Russian … read more.

What credit downgrade means for Russia
Wed  Jan 28 2015 01:19AM
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has seen its credit grade cut to “junk” status for the first time in over a decade, a big blow for a country that wants to be a world economic power. The downgrade by Standard & … read more.

Obama pays respects to Saudis, defends ties to kingdom
Wed  Jan 28 2015 01:19AM
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — In a show of solidarity with Saudi Arabia, President Barack Obama led a parade of American dignitaries to the ultraconservative desert kingdom Tuesday to pay respects after King Abdullah’s death and take measure of the … read more.

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Kids practice pool safety
Wed  Jan 28 2015 03:24PM
Local children had the chance to participate in a special water lesson Tuesday to promote water awareness and drowning prevention, at the Franz Ross YMCA in Port Charlotte. This spring, the Y will give away swimming lessons to 200 children, … Find out how to read more online.


Charlotte Symphony leaves them standing
Tue  Jan 27 2015 08:30AM
When the performance was over, and even after an encore, patrons were still on their feet demanding more from the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Sunday night. Maestro Raffaele Ponti had to point to his watch to remind the audience it was … Find out how to read more online.

Florida’s first lady visits Lamarque
Wed  Jan 28 2015 08:32AM
NORTH PORT — Florida first lady Ann Scott visited Lamarque Elementary School Tuesday afternoon, reading to two classes as part of Celebrate Literacy Week. Monday, Scott, the wife of Gov. Rick Scott, kicked off her week of school visits in … Find out how to read more online.

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