In a surprising move the Tampa Bay Rays have announced they are shifting a minor-league affiliate from Port Charlotte to Charleston, S.C., as part of Major... Read More.
ENGLEWOOD FIRE CONTROL DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS VOTED WEDNESDAY TO DROP A CONTROVERSIAL DEFERRED RETIREMENT OPTION PLAN THAT WOULD HAVE GIVEN FIREFIGHTERS THEIR THIRD PENSION INCREASE IN AS MANY YEARS. OVER FIFTY RESIDENTS SHOWED UP AT THE MEETING IN ROTONDA WEST, WITH MOST THERE TO VOICE... Read More.
A PORTION OF THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY MILLAGE RATE WILL GO UP BY 7% NEXT YEAR, BUT MOST COUNTY RESIDENTS WILL STILL SEE A DROP IN THE TAXES THEY PAY. COMMISSIONERS VOTED 3-2 TO TAKE THE MILLAGE RATE TO 6.0892, UP FROM 5.7096. THE INCREASE... Read More.