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Joe Hendricks

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Correspondent Joe Hendricks covers Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach. Email
Mayor and former city employee discuss recent firing

Mayor and former city employee discuss recent firing

ANNA MARIA – City officials and former Code and Parking Enforcement Officer and administrative assistant Angela Albrecht hold differing views on the events that...
Charter review includes city manager discussion

Charter review includes city manager discussion

ANNA MARIA – The Charter Review Committee met with city commissioners and Mayor Dan Murphy last week to discuss potential changes to the city...
Bridge Street options discussed

Bridge Street options discussed

BRADENTON BEACH – There isn’t much community support for closing Bridge Street to vehicular traffic, but some rare and limited public support exists for...
New Anna Maria City Pier taking shape

New Anna Maria City Pier taking shape

ANNA MARIA – The first pilings for the new Anna Maria City Pier are in place and partially driven as of Saturday. The pilings eventually will...
Mannie's Back

Mannie’s back!

BRADENTON BEACH – After a brief absence, Mannie the mannequin is back at the Drift In. Over the past decade or so, five different mannequins...
Anna Maria’s street-side parking switches sides

Anna Maria’s street-side parking switches sides

ANNA MARIA – Make sure you park on the proper side of the street in the city limits of Anna Maria, at the north...
City hall building replacement discussed

City hall building replacement discussed

BRADENTON BEACH – City officials are trying to figure out whether it makes more sense to floodproof and hurricane-harden city hall or to build...
Sato and Duncan county’s top Realtors

Sato and Duncan county’s top Realtors

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Jason Sato was Manatee County’s top Realtor for the fourth consecutive year and Darcie Duncan was the county’s number two...
CNOBB webmaster deposition raises more Sunshine questions

CNOBB webmaster deposition raises more Sunshine questions

BRADENTON – The deposition of former webmaster Michael Harrington has uncovered emails that raise additional questions about possible Sunshine law violations by members of...
Ed Chiles receives Citizen of the Year award

Ed Chiles receives Citizen of the Year award

ANNA MARIA – Ed Chiles is the City of Anna Maria’s 2018 Citizen of the Year. Chiles owns the Sandbar restaurant, The Studio at Gulf...

City engineer terminates agreement with city

ANNA MARIA – The City of Anna Maria and Lynn Burnett and her LTA Engineers engineering firm have parted ways. The development was announced during...

Impervious pool exception being crafted

BRADENTON BEACH – The City of Bradenton Beach will continue designating swimming pools as impervious surfaces, but city officials are working on an exception...
AM Pier Crane

Anna Maria City Pier construction underway

ANNA MARIA – The time has arrived to begin building the new Anna Maria City Pier. This week, the barge crane arrived in the Tampa...

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...