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Joe Hendricks

Correspondent Joe Hendricks covers Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach. Email
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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...
Aqua Bay - View from Bay

Aqua by the Bay review continues

BRADENTON – Some county residents feel the Aqua by the Bay developers’ ever-changing plans are creating an elusive and moving target for county commissioners...
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...
John Chappie

Chappie seeks mayor’s seat

BRADENTON BEACH – Vice Mayor John Chappie has filed his resign to run paperwork and intends to run for the mayor’s seat currently held...
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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...
Bill Shearon

Charter amendment e-mails revealed

In their efforts to form the Concerned Neighbors of Bradenton Beach (CNOBB) group, several e-mails were exchanged that expressed an intent to empower Mayor...
Carlos Beruff

Support wanes for Aqua by the Bay

BRADENTON – Manatee County Planning Commissioners and county staff reversed their previous positions and now recommend denial of Carlos Beruff’s Aqua by the Bay...
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Sunshine lawsuit filed

BRADENTON BEACH – Six current and former city board and committee members are named as defendants in a Sunshine Law suit filed Friday. “This is...
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Petition drives start in Bradenton Beach

The Concerned Neighbors of Bradenton Beach (CNOBB) group is conducting a petition drive in hopes of getting three charter amendment questions placed on the...
Shark dragging

Shark dragging incident has Island ties

The first week of an ongoing Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) investigation into an online video of a shark being dragged behind...
Anna Maria seal

City proposes state vacation rental law

ANNA MARIA - The city is going on the offensive in fighting for the protection of Florida cities’ home rule rights when it comes...
Anna Maria City Pier

Second pier firm dismissed

ANNA MARIA - During an emergency meeting called by Mayor Dan Murphy, the City Commission decided Monday morning not to enter into negotiations with...
Bridge Tender Dockside Bar

Bridge Tender requests met with resistance

Bridge Tender Inn owner Fred Bartizal is trying to bring his Dockside Bar into full compliance, but some Planning and Zoning Board members may...
Ed Chiles

Chiles has high hopes for expanding business

The Chiles Restaurant Group, which owns and operates the BeachHouse restaurant in Bradenton Beach, the Sandbar in Anna Maria and Mar Vista in Longboat...
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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...