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Conflict dominates School Board meeting
Thu  Oct 27 2016 08:30AM
DeSoto County School District Superintendent Karyn Gary used Tuesday’s Board meeting to accuse the Board, its attorney Bucky Waldron and superintendent candidate Adrian Cline of a variety of improprieties. To … Find out how to read more online.
Frontier Airlines flights start Sunday
Thu  Oct 27 2016 08:30AM
Southwest Floridians will soar to Philadelphia this Sunday as Frontier Airlines begins services at the Punta Gorda Airport. Flights to Trenton, New Jersey, will follow on Monday, and flights to … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte County Charter Review Amendments on the ballot
Thu  Oct 27 2016 08:30AM
MURDOCK — The Charlotte County Charter Review Commission will propose four amendments to the home-rule charter on the November ballot. During the summer, charter review members reviewed the final language … Find out how to read more online.
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GOP faces obstacle in motivating Hispanic voters: Trump
Wed  Oct 26 2016 09:14PM
HIALEAH, Fla. — Berta Delgado told the Spanish-speaking conservative activists at her door that she is “100 por ciento” Republican, and agreed with their assessment that Democratic Senate candidate Patrick Murphy is too liberal. She said she’d vote for Sen. … read more.

US Coast Guard in Hawaii searching for Chinese mariner
Wed  Oct 26 2016 09:14PM
HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard in Hawaii is searching for a Chinese man attempting to set a sailing record from San Francisco to Shanghai. The Coast Guard located Guo Chuan’s 97-foot trimaran early Wednesday. Rescuers searched for the 50-year-old … read more.

Americans ate more seafood last year than they did in 2014
Wed  Oct 26 2016 09:14PM
PORTLAND, Maine — The average American ate nearly a pound more seafood in 2015 than he or she did the previous year, the federal government said on Wednesday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released the statistic along with its … read more.

Trump, GOP look to ‘Obamacare’ report as comeback lifeline
Wed  Oct 26 2016 08:52PM
DORAL, Florida — Suddenly armed with fresh political ammunition, Donald Trump and anxious Republicans across the nation seized on spiking health care costs Tuesday in a final-days effort to spark election momentum. The Republican presidential nominee, trekking across must-win Florida, … read more.

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Early Halloween Party
Thu  Oct 27 2016 08:30AM
The Trunk “O” Treat Halloween Party will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday at Muscle Car City, 3811 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda. It is being presented by the Burnt Store Presbyterian Church, with collector cars coordinated … Find out how to read more online.

Artist draws on inner strength to fight cancer
Thu  Oct 27 2016 08:30AM
Color is the first thing that stands out with Nate Kittredge’s art. It’s rich, commanding, drawing observers into the work. On Wednesday, his colored-pencil drawings and water colors — including a searing portrait of Jesus Christ wearing a crown of … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Oct 27 2016 08:30AM
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: • Cory Jonathan Long, 27, 1800 block of Scotch Pine Court, Punta Gorda. Charges: three counts violation of probation (original charges: two counts possession of marijuana and two counts possession of … Find out how to read more online.

EARS shelter manager replaced after successful fundraising festival
Thu  Oct 27 2016 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Hundreds poured into the Barkin’ Blues & Brews Festival on Saturday and they left thousands of dollars in donations for the Englewood Animal Rescue Sanctuary shelter. But as this week began, EARS manager Marion Lutz found herself without … Find out how to read more online.

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