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01/17/2014

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A LONGER LEGACY TRAIL A Legacy Trail bridge over U.S. 41 near Venice was opened in the fall of 2011. Photo by Norman Schimmel EFFORTS ARE UNDER WAY TO EXPAND THE POPULAR BIKING ROUTE TO BOTH THE NORTH AND THE SOUTH By Roger Drouin County Editor An expansion of the Legacy Trail southward expansion of the multi-use trail into North could soon be under way. Port, the County Commission voted Tuesday, Jan. 14, to seek county funds to contribute to This week, the North Port City Commission the project. moved ahead with the plan, and the project also won a nod from the County Commission. County Commission Vice Chairwoman Christine Robinson Following the brought up the North Port City It's kind of exciting to see that N o r t h P o r t v o t e , Commission's unanpeople want to expand north and expand asking whether her imous decision at its southeast. colleagues would supmeeting on Jan. 13 to port directing county determine the cost of Christine Robinson Vice Chairwoman staff to research land acquisition for Sarasota County Commission whether county funds a preserved greenway and "ribbon trail" could be found to

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