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Charlotte County Government offices and facilities will follow these schedules on Monday, Feb. 15, in observance of President’s Day:
Charlotte County Government Business Offices, including Murdock Administration Center – Closed.
Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau Offices – Closed.
The Utilities Department (Water & Sewer) customer service will be closed. Standby staff will be on call for utility emergencies at 941−764−4300.
Submitted by Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office
SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. – The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for assistance identifying a vehicle involved in a series of hit-and-run accidents that occurred early Friday morning.
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – A 67-year-old Rotonda West man suffered what the Florida Highway Patrol report termed a “medical emergency” Monday afternoon before crashing into a parked van and a utility pole.
The driver, Carl Donato Jr., was airlifted at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in serious condition, the report said.
Submitted by Florida Highway Patrol Florida has seen an increase of fatal hit and run crashes during the last two years. The Patrol is partnering with the Florida Sheriffs Association, the Florida Police Chiefs Association, Students Against Destructive Decisions and the Florida Department of Transportation to combat the problem. The campaign aims to reduce the number of hit and run crashes in Florida by educating drivers on their responsibilities if involved in a crash and the consequences they face if they leave a crash scene. Continue reading this story…
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Seven Lemon Bay High School students headed for school Monday morning wound up in the Englewood Community Hospital emergency room instead.
The reason? A chain-reaction three-car crash at 6:46 a.m. on Placida Road near Bantry Bay Boulevard.
The crash also sent four others to the hospital. In all, 11 people went to the ER, all with injuries classified as “minor” by the Florida Highway Patrol.
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – A Jacksonville woman was killed and four other people were injured – one critically – Friday night after a head-on crash on South River Road just north of Winchester boulevard.
The accident shut down River Road from Winchester to U.S. 41 from shortly after 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday.
Submitted by Charlotte County
ROTONDA WEST, Fla. – Utility crews are scheduled to clean four lift station basins in Rotonda West beginning Feb.10. Weather permitting, the work should conclude by April 30.
This routine maintenance of the sanitary sewer system will be done on Mariner Lane, Mark Twain Lane, Bunker Road, Bunker Way and Pebble Beach Road.
BOCA GRANDE, Fla. – Civil Air Patrol Public Affairs Officer Major Earle Bretz of Englewood has passed along some information from Chief Warrant Officer Darren Pauly, aide to Navigation Officer for Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, about planned work off Boca Grande:
From Feb. 10–18, the Coast Guard will be relocating all buoys in Boca Grande Pass to the south. This project will relocate buoys that are close to the encroaching shoals and relocate the buoys to deeper water so the Coast Guard buoy tender can safely transit to perform maintenance on the buoys. This project will continue to mark the best water and meet the needs of the users of Boca Grande Pass.