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Sarasota County School Board discusses achievement gap
Wed  Feb 21 2018 08:30AM
SARASOTA — The Sarasota County School Board workshop Tuesday provided an update on the achievement gap, retaining minority teachers and a look at iReady data. Supervisor of Pupil Support Services … Find out how to read more online.
Silverberg leads Mendez to big win
Wed  Feb 21 2018 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Mendez has dominated play in the North Port Youth Basketball Inc.’s 12-13-year old division winter season and a big reason is the play of Sean Silverberg. Silverberg … Find out how to read more online.
Senior Center holds annual tea
Wed  Feb 21 2018 08:30AM
The North Port Senior Center recently held its annual Tea Party. Participants were able to take in a traditional tea as well as enter raffles and contests for best hats … Find out how to read more online.
Candidate kicks off commission election season
Wed  Feb 21 2018 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Pete Emrich is at it again. The 55-year-old filed to run in the Seat 4 City Commission election, which will have a primary in August. He previously … Find out how to read more online.
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Road-E-O set for Saturday
Wed  Feb 21 2018 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — The annual North Port Public Works “Road-E-O” kicks off this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Public Works Administration Building, 1100 N. Chamberlain Blvd. The Public Works employees will maneuver machinery to compete in … Find out how to read more online.

Group celebrates, assists with PAC
Wed  Feb 21 2018 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — The Society of the North Port Performing Arts Center goes beyond ushering and working the box office. The group sets up their own shows — to help their own cause and to help other performances at the … Find out how to read more online.

One team undefeated in Little League
Wed  Feb 21 2018 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — The Yankees are the only remaining undefeated team in the North Port Little League’s major division after their come-from-behind 5-4 victory over the Tigers on Saturday at the Atwater Community Park. The Yankees are 3-0 on the … Find out how to read more online.

Cops: Venice man trapped woman in vehicle
Wed  Feb 21 2018 12:30PM
VENICE — A Venice man was arrested after holding a woman against her will in a moving vehicle, according to Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office reports. Christopher Gibbons, 28, 2700 block of West Gentian Road, was arrested Saturday. According to reports, … Find out how to read more online.

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Storm system brings problems to Midwest
Wed  Feb 21 2018 01:19AM
CHICAGO — A storm system that’s brought rain, ice and snow to the Midwest and Great Plains was being blamed for fatal crashes in three states, including an accident that left four dead in Nebraska. The storm system stretched from … read more.

Trump urges ban on gun devices like bump stocks
Wed  Feb 21 2018 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he has signed a memo directing the Justice Department to propose regulations to “ban all devices” like the rapid-fire bump stocks involved in last year’s Las Vegas massacre. Seeking to show action … read more.

Attorney Alex van der Zwaan admits he lied to Mueller’s federal agents
Wed  Feb 21 2018 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — A 33-year-old attorney fired last year by a prominent international law firm became the fourth person to plead guilty in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, admitting Tuesday that he lied to federal investigators about his contacts with … read more.

Trump plan: Less health insurance for lower premiums
Wed  Feb 21 2018 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration Tuesday spelled out a plan to lower the cost of health insurance: give consumers the option of buying less coverage in exchange for reduced premiums. The proposed regulations would expand an alternative to the comprehensive … read more.

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