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Loveland’s ‘stimulus’ package
Sun  Mar 1 2015 02:58PM
From its modest beginnings in 1962, The Loveland Center, 157 South Havana Road, has grown to be a major resource for 120 adults with developmental disabilities, providing activities, training and … Find out how to read more online.
Outfalls project nearly done
Sun  Mar 1 2015 02:58PM
Venice Stormwater Engineering Manager James Clinch had the sad duty to confirm to the city’s Environmental Advisory Board Wednesday that the beach renourishment project has encountered another equipment-related delay. During … Find out how to read more online.
Own a second home? You will owe more
Sun  Mar 1 2015 02:58PM
Owners of second homes in Florida will be paying more for flood insurance than those who live here full time. “In addition to whatever the rate increases are, owners of … Find out how to read more online.
Council mulls ‘shady’ solar offer from FPL
Sun  Mar 1 2015 02:58PM
The Venice City Council is very interested in a partnership with Florida Power & Light Co. that could put a shade structure topped by solar panels on city property. It … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Lawmaker renews push to bring mega casinos
Tue  Mar 3 2015 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — South Florida could become home to two massive casinos, dog tracks could end live greyhound racing and slot machines could expand into other parts of the state under a mammoth gambling bill filed Monday. The measure filed … read more.

Spacecraft nears dwarf planet
Tue  Mar 3 2015 01:19AM
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft is about to reach the end of a nearly eight-year journey and make the first rendezvous with a dwarf planet. The Dawn craft will slip into orbit Friday around Ceres, a dwarf planet … read more.

Boston short of season snow record — for now
Tue  Mar 3 2015 01:19AM
NEWBURGH, Ind. (AP) — It has topped more than 100 inches of snow this season, but Boston is just short of surpassing its 20-year-old snowfall record — for now. Sunday’s snowfall brought the city’s total to 103.9 inches. It needs … read more.

Netanyahu to address Congress today
Tue  Mar 3 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Seeking to lower tensions, Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. officials cast their dispute over Iran as a family squabble on Monday, even as the Israeli leader claimed President Barack Obama did not — and could not — fully understand … read more.

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FPL substation property rezoning OK’d
Sun  Mar 1 2015 02:58PM
The expansion of a Florida Power & Light Co. substation in North Venice should alleviate some electrical problems residents there have reported. On Tuesday, the Venice City Council approved a rezoning of FPL’s 51-acre property east of Fire Station 3, … Find out how to read more online.

WCIND board picks next director
Sun  Mar 1 2015 02:58PM
Modernizing operations of the West Coast Inland Navigation District (which funds Intracoastal Waterway projects in a four-county area), improving transparency and better media relations are just some of the criteria the WCIND Board of Commissioners used this week to select … Find out how to read more online.

Police warn about fake FPL contractors
Sun  Mar 1 2015 02:54PM
People falsely claiming to be contractors for Florida Power & Light Co. (FPL) have been reported in the area, demanding access to local homes at the risk of the homeowner paying a $500 fine. It’s the latest scam of many … Find out how to read more online.

Tatko honored for destroying two German halftracks
Sun  Mar 1 2015 02:54PM
It was while Walter Tatko of Venice was serving in Gen. George Patton’s 3rd Army in France during World War II that he and a buddy, Pfc. Frank Zalewski, knocked out a couple of German halftracks loaded with enemy troops. For … Find out how to read more online.

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