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Council mulls ‘shady’ solar offer from FPL
Sat  Feb 28 2015 08:30AM
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.
Outfalls project nearly done
Sat  Feb 28 2015 08:30AM
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.
WCIND board picks next director
Sat  Feb 28 2015 08:30AM
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 … Find out how to read more online.
Strong ‘no’ to idea of deputies for officers
Wed  Feb 25 2015 04:30PM
Four members of the Venice City Council made it abundantly clear Tuesday that they have zero interest in an increased Sheriff’s Office presence in the city — not even if … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Florida may lose $1B
Sat  Feb 28 2015 07:06PM
MIAMI — Florida is scheduled to lose $1 billion in federal health funds at the end of June, a hole in the state budget the Legislature must fill in its upcoming session if a settlement isn’t reached between the administrations … read more.

Egyptian court declares Hamas a ‘terrorist organization’
Sat  Feb 28 2015 07:06PM
CAIRO — An Egyptian court declared Hamas a “terrorist organization” on Saturday, further isolating the blockaded rulers of the Gaza Strip once openly welcomed by the country’s toppled Islamist-dominated government. The ruling is unlikely to have any immediate effect on … read more.

Obama, Netanyahu on collision course
Sat  Feb 28 2015 07:06PM
WASHINGTON — For six years, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been on a collision course over how to halt Iran’s nuclear ambitions, a high-stakes endeavor both men see as a centerpiece of their legacies. The … read more.

Investigators: Nemtsov killing may be provocation
Sat  Feb 28 2015 07:06PM
MOSCOW — Russia’s top investigative body said Saturday it is looking into several possible motives for the killing of prominent opposition figure Boris Nemtsov, including an attempt to destabilize the state, Islamic extremism, the Ukraine conflict and his personal life. … read more.

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More Local News
Need Italian? Venice has 32 eateries
Wed  Feb 25 2015 04:30PM
With two new Italian restaurants under construction in Venice, it appears residents are already naming the city The Little Italy of the Suncoast. On the island, construction is progressing with speed on the new Trattoria Da Mino restaurant at 335 … Find out how to read more online.

Eviction order filed against Island Time
Wed  Feb 25 2015 04:32PM
The owners of Island Time now face another challenge to stay in business, having learned the property owners have filed an eviction lawsuit. “I don’t have much information about it yet or what our next steps will be,” owner Bill … Find out how to read more online.

Venice shelter helps save hoarder’s kittens
Wed  Feb 25 2015 04:30PM
How do authorities overcome the dilemma of finding homes for 60 cats and kittens? Recently, the Venice cat shelter again offered its services following the discovery of numerous undernourished, in-bred felines of all ages in the small 1,004-square-foot home of … Find out how to read more online.

Young Marines host orienteering meet
Wed  Feb 25 2015 08:30AM
Venice High School MCJROTC held its inaugural Orienteering meet Feb. 7 at Caspersen Beach. This was the ninth orienteering event of the 15-meet season. Eight schools with 156 racers competed in two different format team races. The first race was … Find out how to read more online.

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