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Aqua by the Bay approval challenged

BRADENTON – The battle over the Aqua by the Bay development is not over. On Thursday, Nov. 2, attorney Ralf Brookes filed a legal challenge...
Veterans Park, Bradenton

Letter affirms Confederate monument opposition

BRADENTON – Manatee County commissioners face opposition by the Manatee County Veteran’s Council to placing a historic Confederate monument in Veterans Park. Veterans Council chairman...
Vets reject Confederate monument

Veterans Council rejects monument relocation

BRADENTON – The Manatee County Veterans Council opposes a Confederate monument being relocated to Veterans Park, near the Bradenton Riverwalk. The 16-1 opposition vote took...
Aqua speakers

Aqua by the Bay decision provokes reactions

MANATEE COUNTY – The Manatee County Commission’s approval of Carlos Beruff’s revised Aqua by the Bay development plans produced outrage, disappointment, disbelief and relief. After...
Aqua Beruff Vogler

Revised Aqua by the Bay plans approved

BRADENTON – Late Tuesday afternoon, Manatee County Commissioners voted 7-0 in favor of approving the revised Aqua by the Bay general development plans. The approved...
Snooty

Museum admits fault in Snooty’s death

BRADENTON – Snooty the manatee drowned due to human error, including poor communication, deficient record keeping and lack of staff and volunteer training, South...
Confederate memorial toppling

Confederate monument damaged in move

BRADENTON – The Confederate memorial monument in front of the Manatee County Historic Courthouse was damaged when it was removed Thursday morning. Before county commissioners...
Aqua model

Aqua by the Bay on life support

BRADENTON – Carlos Beruff’s Aqua by the Bay development plans were on the verge of collapsing Wednesday evening when Manatee County Commissioner Carol Whitmore...
Confederate Memorial protest

Monument will be moved

The Manatee County Commission voted 4-3 in favor of removing and relocating the Confederate monument at the Historic Courthouse in downtown Bradenton Tuesday. Potential new...
Confederate Memorial at Manatee County Courthouse H1 082317 JH

Confederate memorial prompts protests, debate

BRADENTON – The Confederate memorial downtown stands covered in plywood today in anticipation of a scheduled Unity March and counter protests. Manatee County Commissioners voted...
Snooty panel

Snooty cause may be headed for courts

Justice for Snooty organizer Denise Anderson said Monday she is planning to sue the South Florida Museum for what she calls negligence in the...
Snooty sand sculpture

Museum investigates Snooty’s death

South Florida Museum officials are taking steps to make the aquarium safer after the death of Snooty the manatee, Manatee County’s official mascot. Snooty was...

Bye bye, Baby Snoots

BRADENTON - Manatee County's official mascot, Snooty the manatee, drowned on Sunday, July 23, the day after his 69th birthday party at the Parker...
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Charter county concerns city officials

BRADENTON BEACH – Vice Mayor John Chappie is concerned about the push to make Manatee County a charter county, and he wants City Attorney...
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Aqua campaign contributions to county commissioners

All seven Manatee County commissioners - with one apparent exception, Priscilla Whisenant Trace - have received at least $30,500 in total campaign contributions from...