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Carlos Beruff’s FWC appointment retracted

TALLAHASSEE – It’s official: Gov. Ron DeSantis has retracted Aqua by the Bay developer Carlos Beruff’s recent appointment to the Florida Fish and Wildlife...
AM Fence Barren

Request to amend fence ordinance falls short

ANNA MARIA – Anna Maria commissioner Amy Tripp is concerned about the increasing number of solid vinyl fences and the lack of landscaping along...
AM Pine Ave Parking

Pine Avenue parking to be reviewed

ANNA MARIA – Mayor Dan Murphy wants city commissioners to give some thought as to how parking and public safety issues can be better...
Bradenton Beach sunshine lawsuit Sanclemente

Sunshine lawsuit depositions continue

BRADENTON BEACH – Former mayor Jack Clarke and current City Clerk Terri Sanclemente have been deposed in the city’s ongoing Sunshine Law lawsuit. On Monday,...
Beach Smoking ban

Gruters proposes statewide beach smoking ban

SARASOTA – If Florida Senator Joe Gruters (R-Sarasota) has his way, Anna Maria Island’s beaches and those throughout Florida would become no-smoking zones. Filed on...
Holmes Beach tree house file photo

Tree house case continues in court

BRADENTON – It was a win and a loss for both sides during a Jan. 8 hearing in Judge Edward Nicholas’ courtroom on the...
Bradenton Beach Bridge Street remodel

Does Bridge Street need a redesign?

BRADENTON BEACH – Should Bridge Street be turned into a one-way street, be closed completely to vehicular traffic or remain as it is? That’s a...
bike share service

Bicycle share on hold in Holmes Beach

HOLMES BEACH – Commissioners will discuss whether alternate mobility share services should be allowed in the city and how they would be regulated at...

Helicopter crashes into Gulf off AMI

Updated Jan. 11, 2019 - ANNA MARIA - A helicopter crashed into the Gulf of Mexico about two miles off Anna Maria Island on...
Bradenton Beach paving delays

Force main delays impacting Gulf Drive traffic

BRADENTON BEACH – The paving and reopening of the northbound Gulf Drive travel lane near the intersection with Cortez Road has been delayed due...
Holmes Beach crosswalk

Crosswalks planned for Holmes Beach

HOLMES BEACH – City Engineer Lynn Burnett has a plan to help keep pedestrians and motorists safer during pedestrian street crossings. The first phase...
Bradenton Beach commission goals 2019

Commission discusses its 2019 goals

BRADENTON BEACH – During the Bradenton Beach City Commission’s first meeting of the year, Mayor John Chappie mentioned several items he and the commission...
Bradenton Beach Gulf Drive bike path

Gulf Drive bike paths require more cleaning

BRADENTON BEACH – In response to complaints received, Public Works Director Tom Woodard is exploring ways to provide cleaner bike paths along Gulf Drive. On...
Anna Maria officials share hopes

Anna Maria officials share hopes

ANNA MARIA – Mayor Dan Murphy and Anna Maria Commissioners Brian Seymour and Amy Tripp recently shared their hopes for the city in 2019. Completing...
Red tide

Bradenton Beach year in review

BRADENTON BEACH – Red tide, the delayed dock project, disruptions for Avenue C residents, city elections and a Sunshine Law lawsuit were among the...