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Parks deal on the table
Sun  Feb 25 2018 05:28PM
The city and Sarasota County have at least the outline of a new agreement for the maintenance of city parks. It will be scrutinized by both governments next Tuesday, prior … Find out how to read more online.
Florida fails seniors in so many ways
Sun  Feb 25 2018 05:28PM
Florida may have the nation’s highest percentage of older residents, but a national study has found the state’s not doing a good enough job of taking care of them. It … Find out how to read more online.
‘Crime of the Century’
Sun  Feb 25 2018 05:26PM
Financial exploitation of older citizens is not unusual. That a relative is the perpetrator of the crime isn’t either. “Over 50 percent of the reported cases of elder financial exploitation, … Find out how to read more online.
School Board discusses achievement gap
Sun  Feb 25 2018 05:26PM
The Sarasota County School Board workshop Tuesday provided an update on the achievement gap, retaining minority teachers and a look at iReady data. Supervisor of Pupil Support Services Dawn Clayton … Find out how to read more online.
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School referendum, budget colliding?
Sun  Feb 25 2018 05:26PM
Ahead of next month’s referendum vote, the Sarasota County School Board met to discuss the tentative 2018-19 budget. It is set to be released the same week as the referendum vote and the recently agreed upon two-year salary contract for … Find out how to read more online.

Return to a kinder, gentler time
Sun  Feb 25 2018 05:26PM
Cucumber sandwiches, scones with Devonshire cream and jam, strawberry tarts — such treats bring memories of afternoon tea and a kinder gentler time. Through March 21, it is possible to relive those days at Seagate, the Powel Crosley Estate in Sarasota. … Find out how to read more online.

A path to healing
Sun  Feb 25 2018 05:28PM
As a straight, white male of a certain age, I have felt some reluctance to comment on the subject of the #MeToo movement. But as the minister of a religious congregation, I have had to swallow my personal misgivings and … Find out how to read more online.

Sun  Feb 25 2018 05:28PM
• “Change is Our Choice: Creating Climate Solutions” is a free five-week course with workbook at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Venice, 1971 Pinebrook Road, running Thursdays through March 8, at 1 p.m., Astra Linder house. Course limited to 10 people; must pre-register. … Find out how to read more online.

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State, National and World News
Trump, Turnbull praise each other on immigration and taxes
Sat  Feb 24 2018 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull put their “mateship” on full display Friday at the White House as they took turns praising each other’s approaches on immigration and taxes. Their relationship got off to a … read more.

California parents face new charges in kids’ torture case
Sat  Feb 24 2018 01:19AM
RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A Southern California couple suspected of starving and shackling some of their 13 children pleaded not guilty Friday to new charges of child abuse. David and Louise Turpin previously entered not-guilty pleas to torture and a raft … read more.

Washington lawmakers exempt themselves from records law
Sat  Feb 24 2018 01:19AM
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington state lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved legislation that will make some of their records public in the future, but will circumvent a recent court ruling that found they were already fully subject to the state’s public disclosure … read more.

Five things you probably didn’t know about the Oscars
Sat  Feb 24 2018 01:19AM
LOS ANGELES — You have a firm grip on this year’s Oscar nominees, last year’s winners and what host Jimmy Kimmel will undoubtedly joke about (and the best picture award goes to ... oops). But there are aspects of Hollywood’s … read more.

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