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Charlotte delays action on Murdock Village sale
Tue  Sep 19 2017 08:00PM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — County officials have postponed the proposed sale of Murdock Village property to a developer for a water park/hotel complex, after requesting a change that would impact the … Find out how to read more online.
Locals help Irma-battered island
Tue  Sep 19 2017 08:30AM
Lee Marteeny, 72, sat on his battered Plantation Island porch, a cane beside him. It seemed like any other morning — except that he’d been hosing off the same mud-soaked … Find out how to read more online.
Englewood Taco Bell still closed
Tue  Sep 19 2017 08:00PM
ENGLEWOOD — No esta bien for Englewood’s Taco Bell. The Taco Bell — located at Palm Plaza on State Road 776 and Placida Road — remains closed in the wake … Find out how to read more online.
Budget gets tentative approval after struggle
Tue  Sep 19 2017 08:00PM
VENICE — When Susan McManus presented the results of the latest residents survey to Sarasota County commissioners in August, she observed that residents seemed to have little appetite for increasing … Find out how to read more online.
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Punta Gorda council OKs plans at Ponce de Leon Park
Tue  Sep 19 2017 08:00PM
PUNTA GORDA — The City Council approved conceptual plans at a recent meeting for a redesign of Ponce de Leon Park, a waterfront park in Punta Gorda Isles. The upgrades, which will add amenities like benches, kayak launches, restrooms and … Find out how to read more online.


Tue  Sep 19 2017 08:00PM
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: • Tyler Pasho, 21, 26400 block of Notre Dame Blvd., Punta Gorda. Charges: two counts of violation of probation. Bond: none. • Timothy Nathan Lyon, 43, of Port St. Lucie. Charge: … Find out how to read more online.

Raffle to help fight breast cancer
Tue  Sep 19 2017 08:00PM
NORTH PORT — Breast Cancer Awareness month is right around the corner and Dr. Eric-John Claessens and his team are having a raffle in which all proceeds will go to breast cancer research. The items that will be raffled off … Find out how to read more online.

Leadership dedicates renovations
Tue  Sep 19 2017 08:00PM
NORTH PORT — The North Port Leadership Class of 2017 hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its inaugural project recently. The group teamed up to assist Gene Matthews Boys & Girls Club Teen Center Renovations with a ceremony held Sept. 6. … Find out how to read more online.

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Why some hurricanes linger while other storms die quickly
Tue  Sep 19 2017 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — This hurricane season is showing how wild and varied storms’ life cycles can be. Most storms seem to be tracked for days while others appear to pop out of nowhere. And some just linger around. Hurricane Jose is … read more.

Trump is riding ‘dead horse’ on climate issue, Gov. Brown says
Tue  Sep 19 2017 01:19AM
NEW YORK — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday touted steps the state has taken toward a healthier climate, but warned that powerful forces he called “climate deniers” are resisting technologies and policies designed to improve conditions. “I like all … read more.

Christie: Drugmakers to work on nonaddictive pain medication
Tue  Sep 19 2017 01:19AM
TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday that pharmaceutical companies agreed to work on nonaddictive pain medications and additional treatments to deal with opioid addiction. The Republican governor made the announcement in Trenton, shortly after he convened … read more.

Banks lead US stocks modestly higher
Tue  Sep 19 2017 01:19AM
Banks and other financial companies led U.S. stocks modestly higher Monday, nudging the stock market to another record high. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index and Dow Jones industrial average closed at new highs as the market extended its gains … read more.

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