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Sarasota County government Labor Day schedule

What's opened, closed Monday.

What’s opened, closed Monday.

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. –  Sara­sota County gov­ern­ment offices, includ­ing libraries, recre­ation cen­ters and His­tor­i­cal Resources will be closed Mon­day, Sept. 1, for the Labor Day holiday.

  • Sara­sota County Area Tran­sit (SCAT) bus ser­vice, includ­ing the Long­boat Key Trol­ley, a joint oper­a­tion of SCAT and Man­a­tee County Area Tran­sit (MCAT), will not oper­ate on Labor Day.

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Charlotte County Government Labor Day schedule

What's open, closed Monday.

What’s open, closed Monday.

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – Char­lotte County Gov­ern­ment offices and facil­i­ties will fol­low these sched­ules on Mon­day, Sept. 1, in obser­vance of Labor Day:

Portion of Richledge Street closed through Tuesday

Drive carefully during construction.

Drive care­fully dur­ing construction.

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – A por­tion of Rich­ledge Street (off Wilm­ing­ton Boule­vard) will remain closed through Tues­day, Sept. 2. Drainage work is being done on Rich­ledge Street just west of Englar Lane to 100 feet south of Tunis Avenue in con­junc­tion with the Win­ches­ter Boule­vard South Exten­sion Project. Detour signs are in place to direct traf­fic around the con­struc­tion site.


Florida law now includes utility trucks as public safety vehicles

The law has changed: Move over for utility trucks.

The law has changed: Move over for util­ity trucks.

ENGLEWOOD, Fla.  – Accord­ing to the Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion (CDC), 20 per­cent of work­ers fatally injured in con­struc­tion work zones were in the gov­ern­ment sec­tor. Texas, Florida, and Illi­nois lead the nation recently in the num­ber of road con­struc­tion deaths. This was caused directly from motorists not dri­ving slowly, law­fully and care­fully through con­struc­tion zones.

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Charlotte County requests volunteers

Volunteers sought for several Englewood-area committees

Vol­un­teers sought for sev­eral Englewood-area committees

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – The Board of County Com­mis­sion­ers is seek­ing vol­un­teers for the fol­low­ing appointments

Afford­able Hous­ing Advi­sory Com­mit­tee is seek­ing the fol­low­ing vol­un­teers to serve: one res­i­den­tial home builder, one for-profit provider, one real estate pro­fes­sional. Terms are for three years. The com­mit­tee meets 3rd Wednes­day of each quar­ter. For an appli­ca­tion, please call Joann Dil­lon at 941−743−1300 or email: Joann.Dillon@CharlotteFL.com.

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Charlotte Co. detectives seek help in island golf cart thefts

Map indicates (yellow dots) where golf carts were taken.

Map indi­cates (yel­low dots) where golf carts were taken.

Sub­mit­ted by Char­lotte Co. Sheriff’s Office

KNIGHTS ISLAND, Fla. – The idea of a Sun­day drive was taken to extremes this past week­end when six golf carts from dif­fer­ent parts of Knights Island were stolen, dri­ven around and left at other parts of the island, accord­ing to a Char­lotte County Sheriff’s Office report.

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Englewood disturbance call results in multiple arrests

Melissa Currie (left) and Austin Currie

Melissa Cur­rie (left) and Austin Currie

Sub­mit­ted by Char­lotte Co. Sheriff’s Office

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – When deputies were dis­patched Mon­day evening to a report of a ver­bal dis­tur­bance between two juve­niles, they had no idea it would result in the arrests of a South Car­olina woman, her son and two teens, and the recov­ery of a stolen vehicle.

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Truck reported stolen, recovered, then stolen again

This is not the stolen truck, but a similar model. The actual vehicle has two silver-colored, diamond-plated tool boxes in the bed of the truck, one toward the front and one toward the rear of the bed.

This is not the stolen truck, but a sim­i­lar model. The actual vehi­cle has two silver-colored, diamond-plated tool boxes in the bed of the truck, one toward the front and one toward the rear of the bed.

Sub­mit­ted by Char­lotte Co. Sheriff’s Office

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – A truck that was reported stolen Fri­day and located Sat­ur­day was stolen again just hours after the owner got it back.

The vic­tim ini­tially reported that his truck, a 2005 gold Dodge 4 door 4×4 pickup truck, was stolen out of the dri­ve­way of his Hum­boldt Street home. He said he had last seen his truck at about 11 p.m. Thurs­day, but noticed it was miss­ing mid-day Friday.

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