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Bradenton Beach CRA underground

CRA approves undergrounding project

BRADENTON BEACH – The Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) has agreed to spend approximately $568,000 to place underground the utility lines on Bridge Street and...
red tide diver crab

A scuba diver’s view of red tide

The recent red tide produced fish kills that littered the Island’s Gulf-side beaches and this begs the question: Are there any fish left in...
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Planning and Zoning chair resigns

BRADENTON BEACH – Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning Board chairman Jim Lynch has resigned. Lynch submitted his written resignation by email to Mayor John Chappie,...
Merman Storm returns

Merman makes return visit

BRADENTON BEACH – The mythical merman has returned to Bradenton Beach. Last year, the mysterious male mermaid was photographed near the BeachHouse restaurant, and his...

Follow the charter

Knowing they were potentially subjecting the city to another lawsuit, four of Bradenton Beach’s five city commission members displayed political courage last week when...
KORN Petitions Rejected

Commission rejects KORN initiatives

BRADENTON BEACH – Bradenton Beach Commissioners have rejected four charter amendment initiatives pursued by the Keep Our Residential Neighborhoods (KORN) political action committee. Barring a...
Bradenton Beach Smoke Test

Bradenton Beach sewer line smoke tests start Monday

BRADENTON BEACH – Manatee County will be smoke testing sewer lines in Bradenton Beach beginning on Monday, June 25 and ending on Wednesday, July 11. A...
Sunshine Depositions

Sunshine lawsuit depositions continue

BRADENTON BEACH – Former Planning and Zoning Board member Patty Shay is now the third Sunshine lawsuit defendant deposed by attorney Robert Watrous. Shay was...
Deposition Reed Mapes

Mapes and Martin deposed in Sunshine lawsuit

BRADENTON BEACH – Sunshine Law lawsuit defendants Reed Mapes and Tjet Martin have been deposed by attorney Robert Watrous. Defendant Patty Shay is scheduled for...
Manatee County concession fund

County commissioners approve concession fund request

MANATEE COUNTY – An influx of monies from the excess concession fund is making its way to the three Island cities and The Center...
Bradenton Beach dock delays

Day dock project pushed back again

BRADENTON BEACH – City officials expect Technomarine to miss its July 4 deadline to install a new floating dock next to the Bridge Street Pier. On...
Bradenton Beach Charter Review Committee

Charter Review Committee appointed

BRADENTON BEACH – The City Commission has appointed a five-member Charter Review Committee that is expected to begin reviewing the city charter in early...
Bradenton Beach roundabout

LBK mayor wants Bradenton Beach roundabout gone

HOLMES BEACH – The Coalition of Barrier Islands Elected Officials meeting is a time for the mayors of the four neighboring Island cities to...
Sunshine reaction

Sunshine press conference reactions differ

Updated May 26, 2018 BRADENTON BEACH – City residents Jim Hassett and Jack Clarke hold differing views on statements made during the Thursday, May 17...
Sunshine Press Conference

Press conference sheds light on Sunshine lawsuit

BRADENTON BEACH – Paralegal Michael Barfield says Sunshine Law violations that former city board members are accused of committing were not innocent mistakes made...