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Holiday crowds, traffic overwhelming

Holiday crowds, traffic overwhelming

BRADENTON BEACH – Bradenton Beach officials are concerned about the overcrowding and parking issues that occurred at and around Coquina Beach and Cortez Beach...
Sunshine defendants make offers to compromise

Sunshine defendants make offers to compromise

BRADENTON BEACH – The six defendants in the Sunshine Law lawsuit have proposed compromise offers that seek financial reimbursement from the city of Bradenton...
County’s plan to remove Coquina Beach trees meets opposition

County’s plan to remove Coquina Beach trees meets opposition

BRADENTON BEACH – City commissioners are surprised and dismayed to learn that Manatee County plans to remove up to 120 Australian pine trees from...
City prevails in preliminary Sunshine hearing

City prevails in preliminary Sunshine hearing

BRADENTON – Twelfth Circuit Court Judge Edward Nicholas has ruled in favor of the city of Bradenton Beach, denying three legal actions sought by...
Four chosen for chamber scholarships

Four chosen for chamber scholarships

The four members of the Anna Maria Island Scholarship Committee - Bev Lesnick, Wendy Webb, Mike Southwick and Amy Tobin - distributed scholarships to...
Speciale steps down as dock facilitator

Speciale steps down as dock facilitator

BRADENTON BEACH – Police Chief Sam Speciale will no longer serve as the facilitator and city liaison for the Community Redevelopment Agency’s (CRA) yet-to-be...
Commission wants to floodproof city buildings

Commission wants to floodproof city buildings

BRADENTON BEACH – Bradenton Beach City Hall, the Tingley Memorial Library, the police station and the public works buildings will remain in place for...

Helicopter crashes off AMI

Updated April 15, 10:07 p.m. - BRADENTON BEACH - A helicopter crashed off Coquina Beach Saturday afternoon with two men escaping injury. U.S. Coast Guard...
Sandpiper residents request lighted crosswalk

Sandpiper residents request lighted crosswalk

BRADENTON BEACH – At the request of Sandpiper Resort Co-Op residents, city commissioners are committing up to $50,000 to install a lighted crosswalk at...
Increased costs anticipated for Bradenton Beach dock project

Increased costs anticipated for Bradenton Beach dock project

BRADENTON BEACH – Bradenton Beach’s long-delayed $119,980 floating dock project may now cost an additional $45,302 to $69,456 to complete. On Wednesday, April 3, Police...
Coquina Beach south parking lot closing Monday

Coquina Beach south parking lot closing Monday

BRADENTON BEACH – Parking spaces at Coquina Beach will become a little more scarce when the south parking lot closes on Monday, April 1. The...
Avenue C projects winding down

Avenue C projects winding down

BRADENTON BEACH – Avenue C residents should see drainage projects completed before summer, according to city officials. City commissioners have approved Westra Construction’s request to...

Sunshine filings continue

BRADENTON BEACH – Several court filings have been made recently regarding the Sunshine Law lawsuit filed against six former city advisory board members. On Friday,...
City attorney deposed for Sunshine lawsuit

City attorney deposed for Sunshine lawsuit

BRADENTON – Attorney Thomas Shults spent six hours deposing City Attorney Ricinda Perry under oath. Perry’s videotaped deposition took place Wednesday, March 20 at the...
Commission rejects Sunshine lawsuit counteroffer

Commission rejects Sunshine lawsuit counteroffer

BRADENTON BEACH – Bradenton Beach commissioners have rejected the settlement counteroffer proposed by the six defendants in the 2017 Sunshine Law lawsuit. The defendants had...