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Finally, a ferry
Wed  Oct 7 2015 12:10PM
The long saga of the South Venice Beach ferry is finally over. Broken parts on a new ferry, a fire and a contract dispute over repairs delayed delivery for nearly … Find out how to read more online.
Politician appears, causing traffic board gridlock
Wed  Oct 7 2015 12:10PM
The city’s Traffic Advisory Task Force struggled at its last meeting to keep on track after a City Council member questioned the direction it’s headed. Council Member Deborah Anderson, who … Find out how to read more online.
Snyder payout OK’d at special meeting
Wed  Oct 7 2015 12:10PM
The Venice City Council held a special meeting last week to approve a $65,000 payout to its finance director, who recently resigned. Jeff Snyder’s last day on the job is … Find out how to read more online.
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Russian warships fire cruise missiles into Syria
Wed  Oct 7 2015 10:16PM
By ALBERT AJI and NATALIYA VASILYEVA Associated Press DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Russian warships in the Caspian Sea fired cruise missiles Wednesday as Syrian government troops launched a ground offensive in central Syria in the first major combined air-and-ground assault … read more.

EU to crack down on people refused asylum
Wed  Oct 7 2015 10:14PM
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union countries are closing in on an agreement Thursday to crack down on migrants who have been refused entry into the bloc so they can be swiftly sent home. A key issue will be to ensure … read more.

Round 2: Downstream South Carolina towns brace for flooding
Wed  Oct 7 2015 10:14PM
By BRUCE SMITH Associated Press GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — Along South Carolina’s coast, residents were preparing for a second round of flooding as rivers swollen from days of devastating rains make their way toward the Atlantic. And in the Columbia … read more.

Pandora says it will buy Ticketfly for $450M
Wed  Oct 7 2015 10:12PM
By MARLEY JAY AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Streaming music company Pandora said Wednesday it is buying ticket seller Ticketfly for $450 million in a deal the two see changing the way fans find new music and learn … read more.

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Tourism numbers are up across the board
Wed  Oct 7 2015 12:08PM
Although Sarasota County has a reputation as a mecca for snowbird retirees, in 2014 only 22 percent of visitors to the area said they were retired. People who had professional or technical jobs made up 28 percent of the visitors, … Find out how to read more online.

Many hands take care of the land
Wed  Oct 7 2015 12:08PM
Oscar Scherer State Park in Osprey celebrated National Public Lands Day recently by offering free admission and a free lunch to volunteers who undertook improvement projects around the park. The event also featured live music, tram tours, demonstrations and a … Find out how to read more online.

Church of the Nazarene becomes new again
Wed  Oct 7 2015 12:08PM
The Venice Church of the Nazarene (VCN) has undergone a revival of sorts: it has a new pastor, new colors in the sanctuary, and new programs in the wings. Rev. Charles “Kip” Hasselbring began as the senior pastor at VCN … Find out how to read more online.

Local group celebrates World Ostomy Day
Wed  Oct 7 2015 12:08PM
World Ostomy Day was Saturday, Oct. 3, and people around the globe celebrated. It is only held once every three years. People from Venice, Englewood, Port Charlotte and Sarasota attend the Venice Ostomy Support Group. They believe it is important … Find out how to read more online.

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