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Mon  Oct 24 2016 08:30AM
“All my reporting life I have thrown small pebbles into a very large pond, and I have no way of knowing whether any pebble caused the slightest ripple. I don’t … Find out how to read more online.
Solar energy battle heats up
Sun  Oct 23 2016 08:30AM
On a hot day earlier this month, Gerry Swormstedt — the impassioned leader of Manatee-Sarasota’s Sierra Club — sat in a tiny booth at Phillippi Farmhouse Market, appealing to passersby … Find out how to read more online.
Thousands enjoy air show acrobatics
Mon  Oct 24 2016 06:49PM
PUNTA GORDA — A child looked up in amazement as a plane let off plumes of smoke that formed a smiley face in the clear blue sky on Sunday. The … Find out how to read more online.
Port Charlotte man served in five European campaigns
Mon  Oct 24 2016 08:30AM
The European Theater Ribbon on Pfc. Lavern Hampton’s chest had five bronze battle stars for five major campaigns he fought in during the Second World War — Normandy, Northern France, … Find out how to read more online.
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Authorities: Bus driver didn’t brake before hitting big rig
Mon  Oct 24 2016 09:16PM
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Ana Car didn’t remember the sudden impact, only that she woke up among dead and injured passengers in a dark bus filled with screams of terror and agony. The retired factory worker had spent an evening … read more.

Mon  Oct 24 2016 09:16PM

Space station accepts 1st Virginia delivery in 2 years
Tue  Oct 25 2016 01:19AM
CAPE CANAVERAL — The International Space Station received its first shipment from Virginia in more than two years Sunday following a sensational nighttime launch observed 250 miles up and down the East Coast. Orbital ATK’s cargo ship pulled up at … read more.

Ex-attorney general sentenced to jail, then cuffed in court
Mon  Oct 24 2016 09:11PM
BC-US--Pennsylvania Attorney General, 12th Ld-Writethru,662 Ex-attorney general sentenced to jail, then cuffed in court AP Photo PAHAP101, PAHAP102, PAMR106, PAMR104, PAMR105, PAHAP201, PAMR103, PAMR102, PAMR101 Eds: Adds if Kane posts bond she would remain free while appealing. With AP Photos. … read more.

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Mail ballots signal record election turnout
Fri  Oct 21 2016 08:30AM
If the request for absentee ballots is an indication, the spirited Nov. 8 presidential election could see a record voter turnout in Charlotte and Sarasota counties. According to the Supervisor of Elections office in Sarasota, 56,000 mail ballots initially were … Find out how to read more online.

Commission makes headway on Warm Mineral Springs renovations
Sun  Oct 23 2016 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — The city commission has taken one further step on addressing renovating — or replacing — the buildings at Warm Mineral Springs. The City Commission met for a workshop at City Hall Friday morning at which Carl Kokomoore, … Find out how to read more online.

Schools seek substitutes, support staff
Sun  Oct 23 2016 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — The Sarasota County Schools is holding a job fair for substitute teachers and non- instructional support staff from noon-5 p.m., Monday in the North Port High School Career Center. “We need substitute teachers and non-instructional substitutes throughout … Find out how to read more online.

Amendment 3 supports emergency workers hurt on job
Sun  Oct 23 2016 08:30AM
While voters will have many important decisions to make on the ballot Nov. 8, one of them is certainly Amendment 3, which supports tax amendments for first responders permanently disabled in the line of duty. A yes on 3 would … Find out how to read more online.

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