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Loveland’s ‘stimulus’ package
Sun  Mar 1 2015 02:58PM
From its modest beginnings in 1962, The Loveland Center, 157 South Havana Road, has grown to be a major resource for 120 adults with developmental disabilities, providing activities, training and … Find out how to read more online.
Outfalls project nearly done
Sun  Mar 1 2015 02:58PM
Venice Stormwater Engineering Manager James Clinch had the sad duty to confirm to the city’s Environmental Advisory Board Wednesday that the beach renourishment project has encountered another equipment-related delay. During … Find out how to read more online.
Own a second home? You will owe more
Sun  Mar 1 2015 02:58PM
Owners of second homes in Florida will be paying more for flood insurance than those who live here full time. “In addition to whatever the rate increases are, owners of … Find out how to read more online.
Council mulls ‘shady’ solar offer from FPL
Sun  Mar 1 2015 02:58PM
The Venice City Council is very interested in a partnership with Florida Power & Light Co. that could put a shade structure topped by solar panels on city property. It … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Legislature launches 2015 session
Wed  Mar 4 2015 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — The Republican-led Florida Legislature kicked off its annual session Tuesday with the usual pomp, but the celebratory nature was overshadowed by lingering questions about the state budget, tax cuts and health care. The two GOP legislators in … read more.

US stocks fall broadly
Wed  Mar 4 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell from record highs on Tuesday and the Nasdaq dropped below 5,000 a day after passing that milestone for the first time since the dot-com era 15 years ago. The losses were modest but … read more.

‘A very bad deal’
Wed  Mar 4 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday that an emerging agreement between Iran and the United States would all but guarantee that Tehran gets nuclear weapons and would be a very bad deal, drawing an extraordinarily … read more.

Congress OKs Homeland funding
Wed  Mar 4 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Bitterly admitting defeat, the Republican-controlled Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama on Tuesday that funds the Department of Homeland Security without any of the immigration-related concessions they demanded for months. Obama promised to sign the bill as … read more.

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FPL substation property rezoning OK’d
Sun  Mar 1 2015 02:58PM
The expansion of a Florida Power & Light Co. substation in North Venice should alleviate some electrical problems residents there have reported. On Tuesday, the Venice City Council approved a rezoning of FPL’s 51-acre property east of Fire Station 3, … Find out how to read more online.

WCIND board picks next director
Sun  Mar 1 2015 02:58PM
Modernizing operations of the West Coast Inland Navigation District (which funds Intracoastal Waterway projects in a four-county area), improving transparency and better media relations are just some of the criteria the WCIND Board of Commissioners used this week to select … Find out how to read more online.

Police warn about fake FPL contractors
Sun  Mar 1 2015 02:54PM
People falsely claiming to be contractors for Florida Power & Light Co. (FPL) have been reported in the area, demanding access to local homes at the risk of the homeowner paying a $500 fine. It’s the latest scam of many … Find out how to read more online.

Tatko honored for destroying two German halftracks
Sun  Mar 1 2015 02:54PM
It was while Walter Tatko of Venice was serving in Gen. George Patton’s 3rd Army in France during World War II that he and a buddy, Pfc. Frank Zalewski, knocked out a couple of German halftracks loaded with enemy troops. For … Find out how to read more online.

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