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The purpose of this site is to encourage comments by Sun readers on topics of the day, especially those affecting Anna Maria Island. We welcome any and all viewpoints and hope to stimulate intelligent discussions. Personal attacks and abusive or vulgar language, however, will not be tolerated. Such comments will be determined by Sun management, then pulled from the site and the posters may be blocked from further use.

Name: Gary McMullen
Date: 2014-08-27 06:18:12
Subject: Parking and Congestion
Comments: The Holmes Beach Congestion Committee has it correct. We have to eliminate right of way parking on residential streets. Residents can have a sticker allowing parking when guests visit. The residents on beach access streets need relief. As far as the Little League goes, we do not need more congestion coming onto the island.

Name: graham hancock
Date: 2014-08-26 03:28:04
Subject: car parking charges
Comments: We have been to the island so many times from the uk and are very surprised that parking charges haven't been brought into force, for as long as i can remember paying for parking in the uk along the sea front or in a car park has always been a way of life, the usual cost is about -6 for a days parking, the local council collects this money and sometimes, not always, use the cash collected to keep the upkeep of the facilities, you have such a charming and lovely place and this feels the obvious way forward,
You will always get small minority of people complaining or trying to dodge the charges but it seems that the island needs to manage this problem and make money for the upkeep of your lovely island.

Name: AMI Why
Date: 2014-08-23 11:03:17
Subject: Why Cops on Beach?
Comments: Why does the police have to make a presents at sunset every night with their air polluting and noisy ATV?

Has there been a rash of crime on the beach lately?

Name: Alan Kurt
Date: 2014-08-17 02:37:27
Subject: Real Estate Sales
Comments: It would be nice if you printed current sales on the island instead of those dating back to October,2013.
Thank you,

Name: Jennifer mcdonald
Date: 2014-08-16 04:38:49
Subject: Joan franklin arrest

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From: Jennifer McDonald <>
Date: August 13, 2014 at 12:20:14 AM EDT
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Subject: Fwd: Jo an Franklin arrests articles Holmes beach, Anna Maria Florida

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From: Jennifer McDonald <>
Date: August 13, 2014 at 12:19:06 AM EDT
To: "" <>
Subject: Jo an Franklin arrests articles Holmes beach, Anna Maria Florida

Is it not credibility and truth which makes research on reporting events reliable? Who checks their sources anyway when a person is accused of a crime; they must prove their innocence. What has happened to truth, family, neighbors and friends? Juicy news makes viewers like you. have you ever heard of people being falsely discredited? Imagine a woman who not only took care of her own children, but her grandchildren also. Joan Franklin has been a caregiver her entire life. She has worked very hard taking care of her schizophrenic son for many of his adult years. Why he even tied up the next door neighbor in a hog tie, got kidnapping an elderly, grand theft, and grand theft auto. She paid dearly to get a diagnoses and a trial for her sons mental illness. Two State Psychologist from Manatee County Courts District Doctor Renee and Doctor McGovern. This credible witness that you speak of but don't know the name of in your article is Cynthia and Clinton Franklin. Jo An Franklins' son that was diagnosed with schitzoeffective disorder and his wife his senior he found cyber dating. Why don't you research your topics more closely and see how naive the prosecutor and the Holmes beach police department really are? Look up Clinton Matthew Franklins records with the court and see a true portrait of the accuser. It's all public record in the trail where he dodged a very long sentence for his home invasion. This all happened here in manatee county and how did it stay out of your news flash? I have known both Jo an Franklin and Clinton Franklin intimately for 22 years. There are many character witnesses that can tell you otherwise, Jo an Franklin is the victim of her son. John the elderly man she has been accused of hurting had Christmas dinner with my family last year. He was happy, in fact I have pictures of his happiness. Shortly after John, like many elderly folk broke his hip. There is documentation of ongoing home health with amedysis as well as coastal orthopedic and Blake hospital record, oh, but HIPPA? She took care of john for years as well as his wife. Dementia and PTSD makes it incapable to speak with the "victim". Perfect little way to try revenge on your mother when she says you cannot live in her home on Anna Maria. Isn't it? Please contact me for more, if you want the scoop.

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