Archive For March 31, 2015

Sarasota County won’t appeal mangrove ruling via Sarasota Herald

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Sarasota County won’t appeal mangrove ruling via Sarasota Herald

  Sarasota County won’t appeal mangrove ruling via Sarasota Herald Sarasota County will not appeal a recent court ruling that stripped its authority over mangrove protection. Despite apparent displeasure over the circuit court decision, county commissioners agreed Tuesday it was not worth the time and money to fight. Instead, officials followed the counsel of their…

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Tampa man: Sarasota deputies forced fake confession via WTSP

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Tampa man: Sarasota deputies forced fake confession via WTSP

Tampa man: Sarasota deputies forced fake confession via WTSP Sarasota, Florida — A 19-year-old Tampa man says he was wrongfully handcuffed for 45 minutes while visiting Siesta Beach this month and bullied into a confession by Sarasota County deputies to a crime he did not commit. The deputies thought he looked like the young man…

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North Port looking at 10-year contract for Warm Mineral Springs via Sarasota Herald

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North Port looking at 10-year contract for Warm Mineral Springs via Sarasota Herald

North Port looking at 10-year contract for Warm Mineral Springs via Sarasota Herald The company charged with keeping the gates open at Warm Mineral Springs might get a chance to do so for the next 10 years. City commissioners have approved negotiating a long-term management agreement with National and State Parks Concessions, Warm Mineral Springs…

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Dementia expert conducts workshop before full house at Pines of Sarasota via WWSB

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Dementia expert conducts workshop before full house at Pines of Sarasota via WWSB

  Dementia expert conducts workshop before full house at Pines of Sarasota via WWSB World renowned dementia educator Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L., FAOTA, of Positive Approach, LLC, conducted a caregiver workshop at Pines of Sarasota on Tuesday. Snow and a Suncoast caregiver demonstrated a scenario where a caregiver finds their loved one with dementia is…

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Weather for Sarasota County 4.1.15

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Weather for Sarasota County 4.1.15

  High of 79 and partly cloudy today. http://www.weather.com/weather/today/l/34285:4:US

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Things to do within Sarasota County 4.1.15

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Things to do within Sarasota County 4.1.15

  http://www.ticketsarasota.com/calendar/#/34236-sarasota/all/2015-04-01?radius_miles=50

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Sarasota County Sheriff’s 911 dispatch log 4.1.15

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Sarasota County Sheriff’s 911 dispatch log 4.1.15

911 Dispatch Reporting The information being presented on this site is based upon Sarasota County Public Safety Communications Center historic dispatch information which is updated on a routine basis. The information contains the most current activity over the previous 24 hour period. https://extwebs.scgov.net/911/911List.aspx

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Doctors Hospital continues to grow via Sarasota Herald

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Doctors Hospital continues to grow via Sarasota Herald

Doctors Hospital continues to grow via Sarasota Herald Doctors Hospital will break ground this week on an expansion of its emergency department and construction of two new operating rooms, hospital officials announced Tuesday. The expansion and renovation are the final pieces of a $17 million overhaul for the hospital, which began with the December 2014…

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Sexual Predator Registration – Albert urbanski

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Sexual Predator Registration – Albert urbanski

Sexual Predator Registration – Albert urbanski The Scoop News The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is advising the public that Albert Urbanski, DOB 7/4/33, has registered as a Sexual Predator living in Sarasota County. Urbanski was convicted last year of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation of a Victim less than 12 Years of Age. He was sentenced…

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All Faiths Food Bank launches campaign to end summer hunger via WWSB

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All Faiths Food Bank launches campaign to end summer hunger via WWSB

All Faiths Food Bank launches campaign to end summer hunger via WWSB All Faiths Food Bank is on a mission to make sure children on the Suncoast don’t go hungry over the summer. In Sarasota county alone, 21,000 children and their families will be in need of meals during the summer months. That’s 50% of…

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North Trail Redevelopment gets boost from Starbucks via WWSB

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North Trail Redevelopment gets boost from Starbucks via WWSB

North Trail Redevelopment gets boost from Starbucks via WWSB The area is known for its seedy motels, drugs and prostitution, but one by one the buildings along North Tamiami Trail are being transformed. Harvey Vengroff is one of the people responsible for the change.   “The city of Sarasota, in conjunction with the university, about…

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Phillippi Farmhouse Market is tomorrow!

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Phillippi Farmhouse Market is tomorrow!

Phillippi Farmhouse Market is tomorrow! The Scoop News, Francesco abbruzzino Sarasota County Government Local fruits, vegetables, herbs and plants for sale as well as local foods and artisans handicrafts. Live music, free parking. Wednesday’s now through April 29 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Phillippi Estate Park , 5500 S. Tamiami Tr., Sarasota For more…

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Sarasota Councilwoman Sue Chapman is not happy and claims she has been misquoted

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Sarasota Councilwoman Sue Chapman is not happy and claims she has been misquoted

Sarasota Councilwoman Sue Chapman is not happy and claims she has been misquoted The Scoop News, Francesco Abbruzzino From: Susan Chapman Sent: 3/31/2015 6:45:14 AM To: editor.letters@heraldtribune.com CC: Jan Thornburg; Robert Fournier Subject: Putting words in my mouth Message Yesterday, I received a telephone call from Your reporter, Josh Salman, concerning his planned story about…

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Operation Green Light Offers A Break On Fees via SNN

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Operation Green Light Offers A Break On Fees via SNN

Operation Green Light Offers A Break On Fees via SNN The circuit court is giving people who have overdue criminal fines, fees or traffic tickets that have been referred to a collection agency a break. They are calling it operation green light. You can plan to pay up on Saturday April 18th and save on…

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Nokomis Neighbors Help Friend With Cancer Find Family via SNN

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Nokomis Neighbors Help Friend With Cancer Find Family via SNN

Nokomis Neighbors Help Friend With Cancer Find Family via SNN Bryan Woodward, 55, was diagnosed in January with stage four lung cancer, which had metastasized to his brain and bones. Neighbors Tammy Poole and Randy Thorpe had been friends with Woodward over the last five years through weekend gatherings and social meetings, but when Woodward…

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Residents invited to join a conversation about the North Port community

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Residents invited to join a conversation about the North Port community

The Scoop News, Francesco Abbruzzino Local residents are encouraged to engage in dialog about their community. The City of North Port will be hosting a series of conversational meetings, called “Community Conversation on What’s Important to You,” in March and April to open dialog and exchange ideas in regards to the coming fiscal year. “As…

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City of North Port road watch

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City of North Port road watch

City of North Port Roadwatch Report   The Scoop News, Francesco Abbruzzino Road Bond Project Phase Three (Areas bounded north by Interstate 75, south by Chancellor Boulevard, west by Grobe Street and east by the Myakkahatchee Creek): Work continues in Phase Three of the Road Bond Project. Storm water culverts will be replaced when necessary,…

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2 injured in wrong-way crash on I-75 in North Port via Sarasota Herald

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2 injured in wrong-way crash on I-75 in North Port via Sarasota Herald

2 injured in wrong-way crash on I-75 in North Port via Sarasota Herald Two people were seriously injured in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 75 near North Port on Monday. At about 11:20 p.m, a 2001 GMC Yukon driven by Nole L. Karcher, 38, Key West was traveling south in the northbound left lanes about…

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On April 1, homeowners will see flood insurance rates increase

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On April 1, homeowners will see flood insurance rates increase

On April 1, homeowners will see flood insurance rates increase via Tampabay.com At her small beach house that sits in a flood zone, Nancy Loft-Powers worries. The prospect of rising water, she said, isn’t what bothers her. It’s the expected rise in the cost of her $7,500 yearly flood insurance. “My insurance is more than…

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Missing Information on the Real Price of Development to Current Sarasota County Taxpayers

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Missing Information on the Real Price of Development to Current Sarasota County Taxpayers

Missing Information on the Real Price of Development to Current Sarasota County Taxpayers. From Inside Venice Letter published in the Venice Gondolier Sun,March 28,2015 Bigger impact from West Villages than was revealed Editor: Your editorial, “West Villages Will Transform South County,” reports some of the transformations the public may expect. There are some parts of…

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Longboat Key Publix to install system to help hearing impaired via Bradenton.com

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Longboat Key Publix to install system to help hearing impaired via Bradenton.com

Longboat Key Publix to install system to help hearing impaired via Bradenton.com he Publix on Longboat Key is helping test a new system designed to make shopping easier for hearing-impaired customers. Typically used in concert venues and restaurants, the hearing-loop device will be used in Publix Super Markets at the pharmacy and in the checkout…

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Man found naked near boy was arrested before via WTSP

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Man found naked near boy was arrested before via WTSP

    Man found naked near boy was arrested before via WTSP There are new details on the disturbing case of a Tampa man accused of breaking into a 10-year-old boy’s room, stripping naked and climbing into bed with him. While police try to find out if there are more victims, 10 News didn’t have…

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North Port dog recovering after being shot via Sarasota Herald

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North Port dog recovering after being shot via Sarasota Herald

North Port dog recovering after being shot via Sarasota Herald Sami Sue, an 8-month old dog, is recovering after being shot Sunday in a North Port neighborhood. Sami Sue and another dog apparently escaped through their owner’s gated backyard. When the owner went looking for the dogs, she found Sami Sue at the end of…

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Residents to vote on assessment hike to fund Gasparilla Island Fire Rescue via WWSB

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Residents to vote on assessment hike to fund Gasparilla Island Fire Rescue via WWSB

Residents to vote on assessment hike to fund Gasparilla Island Fire Rescue via WWSB Residents in Englewood are torn over a proposed vote for an assessment hike to fund Gasparilla Island Fire Rescue. The assessment would only be applied to those living on little Gasparilla Island.   read more

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Weather for Sarasota County 3.31.15

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Weather for Sarasota County 3.31.15

76 and mostly sunny. http://www.weather.com/weather/today/l/34285:4:US

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Sarasota County Sheriff 911 Dispatch Report 3.31.15

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Sarasota County Sheriff 911 Dispatch Report 3.31.15

911 Dispatch Reporting The information being presented on this site is based upon Sarasota County Public Safety Communications Center historic dispatch information which is updated on a routine basis. The information contains the most current activity over the previous 24 hour period. https://extwebs.scgov.net/911/911List.aspx

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Events taking place throughout Sarasota County 3.31.15

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Events taking place throughout Sarasota County 3.31.15

  http://www.ticketsarasota.com/calendar/#/34236-sarasota/all/2015-03-31?radius_miles=50

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Attorney: City should hang on to downtown Sarasota lot via Sarasota Herald

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Attorney: City should hang on to downtown Sarasota lot via Sarasota Herald

Attorney: City should hang on to downtown Sarasota lot via Sarasota Herald The city of Sarasota should not turn over an empty downtown lot to Sarasota County, City Attorney Robert Fournier advised in a lengthy memo. The county wants to pave the lot and use it for parking, at least for now, but the city…

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Distraction burglaries within Sarasota

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Distraction burglaries within Sarasota

Distraction burglaries within Sarasota by the Sarasota Police Dept. The Scoop News, Francesco Abbruzzino SAFETY ALERT: Please share this post & help us spread the word! On Saturday, March 28, 2015, a burglary occurred in the 3900 block of Glen Oaks Manor Drive, Sarasota. This is the second burglary reported to the Sarasota Police Department…

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Sex offender update – Christopher Courtney

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Sex offender update – Christopher Courtney

Sex offender update – Christopher Courtney The Scoop News Sex Offender Registration NEWS RELEASE #: 15-066 The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is advising the public that Christopher Courtney, DOB 7/17/1986, has registered as a Sexual Offender living in Sarasota County. Courtney was arrested in Operation Intercept II, our second Internet predator sting. He was convicted…

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Deputies Investigating Complaint find Fugitive Sex Offender

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Deputies Investigating Complaint find Fugitive Sex Offender

Deputies Investigating Complaint find Fugitive Sex Offender via SCSO The Scoop News NEWS RELEASE #: 15-065 The Sarasota County Sheriff’s office arrested a Siesta Key pedi-cab driver who is wanted in Texas and failed to register in Sarasota County as a Sex Offender. A man approached deputies patrolling Siesta Key Beach Saturday afternoon and told…

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Mangrove cutting case may lead to weaker policy via Sarasota Herald

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Mangrove cutting case may lead to weaker policy via Sarasota Herald

Mangrove cutting case may lead to weaker policy via Sarasota Herald A recent court ruling that Sarasota County can’t force a Manasota Key property owner to replant mangroves cleared without a permit may change how local officials approach such cases in the future, raising the potential for weaker enforcement. Circuit Judge Kimberly Bonner ruled that…

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Sarasota Area Fishing Report 3/30/15 via For Shore Fishing Blog

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Sarasota Area Fishing Report 3/30/15 via For Shore Fishing Blog

      Sarasota Area Fishing Report 3/30/15 via For Shore Fishing Blog Fly and spin anglers fishing with me on my Action Craft flats skiff the Snook Fin-Addict, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, caught and released trout and Spanish mackerel in Sarasota Bay on flies,D.O.A. CAL jigs with shad tails, D.O.A….

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Kimley Horn invites Bob to their Open House, will he attend as their situation w the city is in question………

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Kimley Horn invites Bob to their Open House, will he attend as their situation w the city is in question………

Kimley Horn invites Bob to their Open House, will he attend as their situation w the city is in question……….. The Scoop News, Francesco Abbruzzino Will Bob attend this Open House, while their situation is pending to see if there is any conflict of interest w this company, since they represent Neal and want to…

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Sarasota Police Department to honor Officer Warren David Jones with honorary street signs dedication

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Sarasota Police Department to honor Officer Warren David Jones with honorary street signs dedication

Sarasota Police Department to honor Officer Warren David Jones with honorary street signs dedication via SPD The Scoop News, Francesco Abbruzzino SARASOTA, Fla. – March 30, 2015 – 8:30 a.m. On Friday, April 3, 2015 at 11 a.m., outside Sarasota Police Department Headquarters, 2099 Adams Lane, the Sarasota Police Department will honor the memory and…

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Angels help North Port’s needy children via Sarasota Herald

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Angels help North Port’s needy children via Sarasota Herald

Angels help North Port’s needy children via Sarasota Herald On the third floor of Patriot Storage at Talon Bay, Marcia Mullan checked off names on a master list as 45 loaders, sorters, drivers, packers and box cutters arrived for work. There was no chaos in the Back Pack Angels operation. Everyone had an assigned job…

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Seventh Suspect Arrested in Home Invasion Homicide

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Seventh Suspect Arrested in Home Invasion Homicide

Seventh Suspect Arrested in Home Invasion Homicide NEWS RELEASE #: 15-064 The Scoop News The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested a seventh person in connection with the December 2014 home invasion robbery during which Jonathan Jeffery was killed. During the investigation, detectives learned that a man known as “Kali King,” later identified as Aenri Ellis of…

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City wide rate increase for reclaimed water

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City wide rate increase for reclaimed water

City wide rate increase for reclaimed water The Scoop News, Francesco Abbruzzino reclaimed water rates release of information\ Anthony Pinzone Mon 3/30/2015 11:47 AM Len,    Please read the following email that I would like to release to the Homeowners’ Board and residents of Bay Indies.  Please feel free to recommend as changes that you…

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City of Venice to enforce resort dwelling code

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City of Venice to enforce resort dwelling code The Scoop News, Francesco Abbruzzino From: Pam Johnson Public Information Officer City of Venice SUBJECT: City of Venice to enforce resort dwelling code In 2009, the city of Venice passed an ordinance that prohibits resort dwelling activities in all areas zoned for residential estate and single-family home…

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County Commissioners to hear mobility plan and mobility fee update on Tuesday

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County Commissioners to hear mobility plan and mobility fee update on Tuesday

County Commissioners to hear mobility plan and mobility fee update on Tuesday The Scoop News, Francesco Abbruzzino SARASOTA COUNTY – County Commissioners will hear a staff presentation on Tuesday regarding the draft mobility plan and mobility fee during their regular meeting at the Robert L. Anderson Administration Center in Venice. The Mobility Plan and Mobility Fee…

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Venice a “Bicycle Friendly Community”, but at what cost?

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Venice a “Bicycle Friendly Community”, but at what cost?

Venice a “Bicycle Friendly Community”, but at what cost? The Scoop News, Francesco Abbruzzino I don’t mind making it safer for bicyclist, but I have to wonder at what cost.  It seems as though all of these upgrades are done at peace meal and I have never seen anything, which indicates the overall cost to…

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TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Watch for road crews at these locations in Sarasota, Manatee via Sarasota Herald

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TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Watch for road crews at these locations in Sarasota, Manatee via Sarasota Herald

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Watch for road crews at these locations in Sarasota, Manatee via Sarasota Herald The Florida Department of Transportation advises drivers in Sarasota and Manatee counties to use caution this week in these areas where road crews will be working and delays or detours may be in effect: SARASOTA COUNTY Sarasota County Advance Traffic…

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A fresh approach to River Road work via Sarasota Herald

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A fresh approach to River Road work via Sarasota Herald

A fresh approach to River Road work via Sarasota Herald Sarasota County will seek federal transportation grants to widen River Road, the latest attempt to expedite long-awaited improvements to the dangerous Venice corridor. The $90 million improvement plan has been planned for years, but county officials have struggled to reel in the necessary funding, given…

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Florida Health Officials propose Medicaid enrollment change via WWSB

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Florida Health Officials propose Medicaid enrollment change via WWSB

Florida Health Officials propose Medicaid enrollment change via WWSB Florida health officials want to remove Medicaid’s 30-day wait period so people can automatically enroll for health insurance once they’re deemed eligible. The proposed amendment would also get patients information more quickly about their plan options to encourage them to choose their own plan instead of…

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