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Vol. 2, No. 19 — January 24, 2014 FRACKING FRONTIER? CONTENTS FINALLY BACK IN THE BLACK Click Any Headline To Go Directly To That Article NEWS & COMMENTARY FRACKING FRONTIER? Florida natural gas rush looking more plausible, with possible implications for Sarasota County — Roger Drouin 9 FINALLY BACK IN THE BLACK? 15 CALM AND COMPOSED 20 ROWING FORWARD 26 AN SCTI FOR NORTH PORT 31 ANOTHER $7.5 MILLION 38 TAP WATER AND SOFTWARE 42 While it is too early to call the projection a certainty, the Sarasota County Schools may not have to draw on reserves to balance its 2014-15 budget — Rachel Brown Hackney As a firefighter, Tom Harmer learned to be comfortable in unexpected situations, and to stay calm — Roger Drouin Long-term rowing park business plan unveiled at Tourist Development Council meeting — Cooper Levey-Baker A site selection process probably will be concluded this summer for a combined technical institute and new county library in North Port, with community leaders working on ways to pay for construction — Rachel Brown Hackney The City Commission gets a briefing on findings, recommendations and cost estimates to make Lift Station 87 a reality at last — Stan Zimmerman The City Commission learns that about 3,200 city utility customers will have to pay $350 for a backflow preventer, and it approves new Police Department computer equipment — Stan Zimmerman PHOTO CREDITS Front cover: Tickling the Ivories - Norman Schimmel Sarasota Leisure: A Frosty Footrace - Norman Schimmel

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