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Comp Plan moves forward
Wed  Sep 20 2017 09:44AM
After more than two years of review, 60-ish public meetings and months of delay to hear out last minute arguments to delay or amend the city’s draft Comprehensive Plan update, … Find out how to read more online.
Operation Blue Roof
Wed  Sep 20 2017 09:44AM
Anyone with hurricane-related roof damage in need of a temporary fix can apply for Operation Blue Roof in Sarasota this week. Operation Blue Roof is a free federal service, managed … Find out how to read more online.
You can’t just throw out sandbags
Wed  Sep 20 2017 09:42AM
When Joan Piper, vice chair of the Venice Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, advised the board she heard the county tweeted someone was dumping sandbag contents into a stormwater drain, … Find out how to read more online.
New hospital CEO’s first test: A hurricane
Wed  Sep 20 2017 09:38AM
After not even two months on the job, Bob Moore, the new CEO of Venice Regional Bayfront Health, found himself immersed in preparations for Hurricane Irma. It proved to be … Find out how to read more online.
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City opening shelter was wrong, county says
Sat  Sep 16 2017 08:30AM
Sarasota County is standing behind it’s decision not to open a Venice area shelter during Hurricane Irma but has agreed to review possible future shelter locations during its post-storm evaluation. Irma skirted the area with Category 2 winds. The county … Find out how to read more online.

Irma helps build community goodwill
Wed  Sep 20 2017 09:38AM
It may have been an ill wind that Irma blew into the state, but contrary to the usual philosophy, it did bring goodwill for residents of Venice as they recovered from the hurricane. Readers have called and emailed details of … Find out how to read more online.

Towers coming to a road, street near you
Wed  Sep 20 2017 09:32AM
Don’t be surprised to be driving along a street or road in Sarasota County soon and see a communication tower or facility in the right of way. Despite warnings from two residents about the dangers of high-frequency transmissions, and with … Find out how to read more online.

When we were getting ready
Wed  Sep 20 2017 09:32AM
With Hurricane Harvey’s horrific images in our memories, residents across the area traded in their picturesque views for plywood in order to protect their homes from expected high winds. … Find out how to read more online.

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GOP report accuses watchdog of going easy on Wells Fargo
Thu  Sep 21 2017 01:19AM
NEW YORK — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau could have fined Wells Fargo in excess of $10 billion for its illegal sales practices but instead settled for $100 million, according to the agency’s internal documents released by Congressional Republicans this … read more.

US stocks wobble but close higher
Thu  Sep 21 2017 01:19AM
U.S. stock indexes overcame an afternoon wobble to close mostly higher Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said it would start reducing its huge bond portfolio next month and was still on track to raise interest rates later this year. The … read more.

Iranian president: Trump’s UN comments ‘ignorant’
Thu  Sep 21 2017 01:19AM
UNITED NATIONS — Iran’s president warned Wednesday that his country will “respond decisively” to any violation of the agreement that reins in its nuclear program and called U.S. President Donald Trump’s “ignorant, absurd and hateful rhetoric” about Iran unfit for … read more.

Kenya Supreme Court nixed poll because of data
Thu  Sep 21 2017 01:19AM
NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenya’s Supreme Court said Wednesday it nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election largely because the electoral commission refused to allow an investigation of its computerized system that transmitted results. The court judges said because the electoral commission refused … read more.

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