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Oops! SCAT is not OK with ‘new’ bus stop
Sat  Aug 29 2015 09:38AM
Sarasota County Area Transportation will not be adding a southbound bus stop at Publix in November, after all. That’s the word from SCAT, after a mix-up in communications led a … Find out how to read more online.
Fire chief gets ‘no confidence’ vote
Sat  Aug 29 2015 09:38AM
An overwhelming majority of Venice firefighters gave their leader, Fire Chief Jim Warman, a vote of no confidence this week, according to the local union. Jerry Collins, vice president of … Find out how to read more online.
Turtle nests keep on hatching
Sat  Aug 29 2015 09:38AM
Linda Soderquist had a welcomed surprise this week. “A couple of new nests and ‘surprise hatches’ this week boosted our numbers,” she said. She’s the primary permit holder overseeing volunteer … Find out how to read more online.
Readying for Erika
Sat  Aug 29 2015 09:38AM
With memories of Hurricane Charley and its sudden late change of course still lingering after 11 years, just the possibility that a tropical storm might approach Florida is enough to … Find out how to read more online.
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Turkish jets join US-led coalition in airstrikes
Sun  Aug 30 2015 01:19AM
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish fighter jets have carried out their first airstrikes as part of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group in Syria, Turkey announced on Saturday. A Foreign Ministry statement said the jets began attacking IS … read more.

Monkey business abounds at Dania Beach
Sun  Aug 30 2015 01:19AM
DANIA BEACH (AP) — For half a century, they have haunted the swampy forests east of Federal Highway. The Dania Beach monkeys, African vervet monkeys thought to have been released by an old tourist attraction in the 1950s, beg bananas, … read more.

Rival Koreas set date for talks preparing family reunions
Sun  Aug 30 2015 01:19AM
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea on Saturday set a meeting to prepare for more reunions of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War. The first preparatory talk will be held between the countries’ Red Cross officials … read more.

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Cyclists could be asked to walk bikes downtown
Sat  Aug 29 2015 09:38AM
Monty Andrews was a reluctant presenter at Monday’s Parks and Recreation Board meeting. “I’d rather not be here,” he said. Andrews, who writes a bicycling column for the Gondolier Sun, was there on behalf of Bike Walk Venice to get … Find out how to read more online.

Starlite Players readies four short comedies
Sat  Aug 29 2015 09:38AM
Rehearsals are underway for “A Different Perspective,” a collection of four short comedies that Starlite Players will present Sept. 10-13. The evening of short plays, following the format established with plays in July and August, will be performed upstairs in … Find out how to read more online.

Qualifying ends; one race, one shoo-in
Sat  Aug 29 2015 09:38AM
The qualifying period for residents to announce their candidacy for two seats on the Venice City Council is over. Incumbent Emilio Carlesimo, seeking his third term in office, will run against Fred F. Fraize, who is serving his second term … Find out how to read more online.

Construction accident injures three
Sat  Aug 29 2015 09:38AM
Three construction workers were injured after scaffolding collapsed in downtown Venice. The accident happened around 8:45 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 28, at the Island Court Townhomes under construction on Turin Street at Nokomis Avenue. Sarasota County EMS transported two workers … Find out how to read more online.

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