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River Road remains a priority; funding is a problem
Tue  Jan 27 2015 08:30AM
River Road widening is a big deal. Nearly everyone around the table Monday morning agreed: The time to get a realistic plan and funding for River Road is now. During … Find out how to read more online.
Former North Port city commissioner Rothschild dies
Tue  Jan 27 2015 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Former city commissioner Norvin Rothschild, who served North Port from 1980-1983, died Saturday in Venice. Rothschild was elected by city residents in a huge victory over two … Find out how to read more online.
Skimming device found at Mobil in North Port
Tue  Jan 27 2015 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Random inspections done by the North Port Police Department, in collaboration with the Florida Department of Agriculture, revealed a credit card skimming device at a gas station … Find out how to read more online.
North Port High grad releases first album
Tue  Jan 27 2015 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Francesco Maceri, 23, a 2010 North Port High School graduate, recently released his first album. The eight-song CD, “Falling Together,” features lyrics Maceri has worked on, some … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Northeast snowstorm looms
Tue  Jan 27 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK — More than 35 million people along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearsome storm swirled in with the potential for hurricane-force winds and 1 to 3 feet of snow that … read more.

Stocks eke out small gains after drifting most of the day
Tue  Jan 27 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks eked out tiny gains on Monday after spending much of the day drifting sideways. Major stock indexes barely budged early as investors took in stride the election of a Greek political party that has … read more.


Tue  Jan 27 2015 01:19AM
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A confounding and heartbreaking murder case alleging that a mother purposely poisoned her 5-year-old son with salt and documented his decline on social media began Monday in the New York suburbs. Lacey Spears, 27, of … read more.

Florida cities lead in ‘underwater’ homes
Tue  Jan 27 2015 01:19AM
ORLANDO (AP) — Florida cities are still among the nation’s top metro areas in the share of “underwater” homes in their communities. A list compiled by the research firm RealtyTrac puts four Florida cities among the top housing markets with … read more.

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SCOPE Community Report Card in North Port today
Tue  Jan 27 2015 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — The 2014 Community Report Card, a data-rich snapshot of community well-being, is coming to North Port today. SCOPE (Sarasota County Openly Plans for Excellence, a community engagement organization in Sarasota County) is taking its 2014 Community Report … Find out how to read more online.

More cold fronts ahead, but not much rain
Mon  Jan 26 2015 08:30AM
A couple more cold fronts are headed to Southwest Florida, but the work week should be mostly dry except for Monday, according to Nicole Carlisle, meteorologist with the National Weather Service. An overnight cold front into a cloudy Monday morning … Find out how to read more online.

Punta Gorda man recalls time in German POW camp
Mon  Jan 26 2015 08:30AM
Editor’s note: This is part two of a two-part story. While serving as a 57 mm gunner in the 106th Infantry Division, part of Gen. Omar Bradley’s 1st Army, in December 1944, Pfc. Cliff Birdsall — now 90, of Punta … Find out how to read more online.

In exile from his home city
Tue  Jan 27 2015 08:30AM
I’ve been to Montreal many times and always enjoyed the place. Quebec, Canada, is a foreign country in the way that Ontario or Alberta aren’t. It’s the French influence, of course, and that gives it an exotic, European personality. I … Find out how to read more online.

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