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Few new ideas for pier rules
Sat  Dec 9 2017 08:30AM
The Venice City Council will have its first and last discussion of 2017 about what should be in the city’s new pier rules. It’s the first discussion because the Council … Find out how to read more online.
Complaint filed against school superintendent
Sat  Dec 9 2017 08:30AM
It’s been more than a year since about 30 teachers, staff members and administrators wore red in support of three women alleging sexual harassment by Sarasota County School Superintendent Todd Bowden. … Find out how to read more online.
City to county: Restore parks agreement
Sat  Dec 9 2017 08:30AM
The city of Venice has asked Sarasota County to retract its termination notice of an interlocal agreement that requires the county to maintain certain city-owned regional sports parks. The county … Find out how to read more online.
Tax reform threatens housing funding
Sat  Dec 9 2017 08:30AM
In September, the Venice City Council voted 4-2 to pledge $550,000 toward Phase II of Venetian Walk, the city’s only public housing community. The pledge was part of a funding proposal … Find out how to read more online.
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Lillian Reilly’s life well lived
Sat  Dec 9 2017 08:30AM
“Now sweetly lies old Ireland, emerald green beyond the foam, awakening sweet memories, calling the heart back home.” — An Irish proverb, author unknown When Lillian Patricia Reilly, 94, of Venice, died Nov. 6, 2017, she left a legacy of … Find out how to read more online.

The Pruyns play on — and on
Sat  Dec 9 2017 08:30AM
By day, Michelle James Pruyn is the Music and Worship Arts Director at the Bay Point Methodist Church (formerly Venice-Nokomis United Methodist Church), the area’s oldest church. (The church was founded by Venice homesteader Jesse Knight and will celebrate its … Find out how to read more online.

Rockwell lecture to benefit library
Sat  Dec 9 2017 08:30AM
Often derided in his career as a “mere illustrator,” today Norman Rockwell is widely regarded as an icon of 20th-century American art. His style is so recognizable that a term was invented to describe it: “Rockwellian optimism.” There’s a Rockwell … Find out how to read more online.

Daniels proposes Adopt-A-Park
Wed  Dec 6 2017 08:30AM
Reverberations continue following the Sarasota County Commission’s decision last week to give notice to various municipalities that it intends to terminate numerous interlocal agreements to make up a $5 million budget deficit. If the county carries through with the terminations, … Find out how to read more online.

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#MeToo spotlight increasingly pointed at past Trump conduct
Tue  Dec 12 2017 01:19AM
NEW YORK — Donald Trump sailed past a raft of allegations of sexual misconduct in last year’s presidential election. Now the national (hash)MeToo spotlight is turning back to Trump and his past conduct. Several of his accusers are urging Congress … read more.


Tue  Dec 12 2017 01:19AM
NEW YORK — A man inspired by Islamic State extremists strapped on a crude pipe bomb, slipped unnoticed into the nation’s busiest subway system and set the device off at rush hour Monday in a scenario that New York has … read more.

Pentagon to allow transgender people to enlist in military
Tue  Dec 12 2017 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Transgender recruits will be allowed to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, the Pentagon said Monday, as President Donald Trump’s ordered ban suffered another legal setback. The new policy reflects the difficult hurdles the federal government would … read more.

Alabama foes get in final licks before Tuesday’s big vote
Tue  Dec 12 2017 01:19AM
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Facing voters at last after the year’s most bitter U.S. campaign, Alabama Republican Roy Moore cast himself Monday as the victim of a national barrage of unjust allegations of sexual misconduct with teenagers. Rival Doug Jones, hoping … read more.

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