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‘The Woods’ meeting: Hundreds can’t talk
Sat  May 23 2015 01:20PM
Hundreds of residents, many who live near the Myakka River, showed up at a special meeting this week at city hall to hear Neal Communities make its case for a … Find out how to read more online.
‘Hut’ shut down
Sat  May 23 2015 01:20PM
The little blue building that appeared on U.S. 41 at Dona Bay a year ago is now at the center of a controversy. NoKoMos Sunset Hut at 690 Tamiami Trail … Find out how to read more online.
Farmers Market hopes to stay where it is
Sat  May 23 2015 01:20PM
Venice Farmers Market Manager Linda Wilson gave the Venice Economic Development Advisory Board something it’s always looking for — statistics on the economic impact of a local business. In the … Find out how to read more online.
Nokomis waste facility turns trash gas into cash
Sat  May 23 2015 01:20PM
It may be hot and have sound that would be deafening without ear plugs but the three new turbines roaring at the Sarasota County Solid Waste Disposal Complex in Nokomis … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Cheap oil shrinks economy
Sun  May 24 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — If there was one thing most economists agreed on at the start of the year, it was this: Plunging oil prices would boost the U.S. economy. It hasn’t worked out that way. The economy is thought to have … read more.

Ohio patrolman acquitted
Sun  May 24 2015 01:19AM
CLEVELAND — A white patrolman who fired down through the windshield of a suspect’s car at the end of a 137-shot barrage that left the two unarmed black occupants dead was acquitted Saturday of criminal charges by a judge who … read more.

Atop WTC, high-tech views of bustling NYC
Sun  May 24 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — From the top of One World Trade Center, the nation’s tallest building, it really does seem as if you can “see forever.” Those two words are the motto of the center’s new observatory that opens May … read more.

Democrats see skimpy insurance as the next health care issue
Sun  May 24 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A different health care issue has emerged for Democrats, in sync with the party’s pitch to workers and middle-class voters ahead of next year’s elections. It’s not the uninsured, but rather the problem of high out-of-pocket costs … read more.

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Board to debate funding guidelines … again
Sat  May 23 2015 01:20PM
The Venice Economic Development Advisory Board (EDAB) has a nice problem: money to spend and the ability to influence where it goes. It just doesn’t have any guidelines for how. Out of its $40,000 budget, about $12,000 is committed to … Find out how to read more online.

Nonprofit proposed to help operate Venice Performing Arts Center
Sat  May 23 2015 01:20PM
Sarasota County School Board members lent their approval this week to a proposed nonprofit organization to help manage the Venice Performing Arts Center. Mike Hartley, a member of the VPAC joint advisory board, shared his idea for “VPAC Productions,” which … Find out how to read more online.

She crafts purses into silk memorials
Sat  May 23 2015 01:18PM
Memorials to those who have gone before come in all shapes, sizes and even materials. Venice beautician Bonnie Naylor preserves memories of fathers, sons and husbands in purses made from ties those men once wore. “When Jackie’s husband died, she … Find out how to read more online.

County moves to acquire Little Salt Spring
Sat  May 23 2015 01:18PM
Sarasota County commissioners will move forward with the acquisition of Little Salt Spring directly from the University of Miami. County commissioners agreed in June 2013 to begin negotiations with UM for the acquisition of the 112-acre property in North Port. … Find out how to read more online.

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