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Venice Regional CEO resigns
Sat  Aug 1 2015 11:36AM
In the wake of bad publicity regarding a sewage spill at Venice Regional Bayfront Health, the hospital’s CEO, Peter Wozniak, turned in his resignation, effective Friday. “I am extremely proud … Find out how to read more online.
Althea’s restaurant is sold
Sat  Aug 1 2015 11:34AM
Longtime owners Gregg and Diane Silvia have sold Althea’s restaurant, 220 W. Miami Ave. The restaurant has been a landmark on the island since they acquired it 20 years ago. … Find out how to read more online.
No. 1 Ranked Newspaper in Florida
Sat  Aug 1 2015 11:34AM
The Venice Gondolier Sun has been named the best community newspaper in its size class for the second straight year by the Florida Press Association. This news comes as the … Find out how to read more online.
Concerns about appearance of overpass eased
Sat  Aug 1 2015 11:34AM
Sarasota County Commissioner Christine Robinson said that when she has talked with her constituents about a proposed pedestrian overpass spanning Laurel Road, they had one of two comments: It’s not … Find out how to read more online.
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US stocks drop as energy sector droops
Tue  Aug 4 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Another bad day for the energy sector pulled down stocks on Monday. Energy stocks slumped as the price of oil dropped to its lowest in more than four months. Oil has fallen sharply since the end … read more.

UN goal: To end poverty, hunger in 15 years
Tue  Aug 4 2015 01:19AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The 193 member states of the United Nations have reached agreement on a new development agenda for the next 15 years that calls for eradicating poverty and hunger, achieving gender equality, improving living standards and taking … read more.

Senate blocks Planned Parenthood defunding
Tue  Aug 4 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — The Senate blocked a Republican drive Monday to terminate federal funds for Planned Parenthood, setting the stage for the GOP to try again this fall amid higher stakes — a potential government shutdown that could echo into next … read more.

Illinois named top US party school
Tue  Aug 4 2015 01:19AM
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois stakes claim to 23 Nobel Prize winners and tech prowess that contributed to the creation of YouTube, Netscape, Java and Yelp. But students at the central Illinois campus don’t just bury their … read more.

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Finance expert Cautero to run for Council
Sat  Aug 1 2015 11:34AM
Richard Cautero, a North Venice resident with both corporate and nonprofit board experience, has thrown his hat into the ring for Seat No. 4 on Venice City Council. Jim Bennett, who currently holds the seat, announced in May he would … Find out how to read more online.

Punta Gorda attorney plans to sue Venice’s police department
Sat  Aug 1 2015 11:32AM
A Punta Gorda lawyer and former judge candidate has notified the City of Venice that he plans to sue its police department. Steven Leskovich, of Leskovich Law Group, is claiming one of Venice’s police officers, while on-duty and in uniform, … Find out how to read more online.

Venice Golf gets award for tons of wildlife
Sat  Aug 1 2015 11:32AM
The Venice Golf and Country Club (VGCC) continues to collect accolades in the environmental realm, thanks to the efforts of its general manager, Jim Schell, his staff and a legion of volunteers. Most recently, the club was honored with a … Find out how to read more online.

Officials eye rules for cab-like Uber
Sat  Aug 1 2015 11:32AM
As Uber gains popularity in Sarasota County, some officials want stronger regulation of the transportation service. Created in San Francisco, Uber is now in 300 cities worldwide and more than 50 countries, and last year was valued at $40 billion. … Find out how to read more online.

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