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Last pier piling driven

Last pier piling driven

ANNA MARIA – The last concrete piling for the new Anna Maria City Pier has been driven and the request for proposals (RFP) to...
Bicyclist loses life in Longboat Key accident

Bicyclist loses life in Longboat Key accident

Updated April 28, 2019 - LONGBOAT KEY – A bicyclist died Monday, April 22 after being involved in a fatal accident on Gulf of...
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...
Crawford dog park dedication Friday

Crawford dog park dedication Friday

BRADENTON - People and pups are invited to the Happy Tails Dog Park at G.T. Bray Park on Friday, April 26 at 2 p.m....
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Coquina Beach parking limited

BRADENTON BEACH – Manatee County officials remind beachgoers to avoid the south end of the Coquina Beach parking lot during the busy Memorial Day...
Spring Lake cleanup options presented

Spring Lake cleanup options presented

HOLMES BEACH – The situation at Spring Lake isn’t likely to resolve itself and commissioners want to explore all of their options before deciding...
Pedal pub proposal falls flat

Pedal bus proposal falls flat

ANNA MARIA – Anna Maria commissioners offered no support for a proposed eight-to-12 passenger pedal bus that would allow passengers to drink alcohol while...
Island bridges, roundabouts on DOT radar

Island bridges, roundabouts on DOT radar

BRADENTON BEACH – The members of the Coalition of Barrier Island Elected Officials had a lot to think about when Florida Department of Transportation...
Paid Island parking rejected by local leaders

Paid Island parking rejected by local leaders

BRADENTON BEACH – If there’s one thing the leaders of the four Island cities, including Longboat Key, can agree on, it’s that they don’t...
No plans made for future Grassy Point development

No plans made for future Grassy Point development

HOLMES BEACH – There may be some improvements coming to Grassy Point Preserve in the future, but city commissioners want to weigh all of...

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...
City manager amendment lacks supermajority support

City manager amendment lacks supermajority support

HOLMES BEACH – The quest to hire a city manager in Holmes Beach has suffered a significant setback, but the matter has not yet...
Pier pavilion closing temporarily

Pier pavilion closing temporarily

ANNA MARIA – The covered pavilion area near the Anna Maria City Pier construction site will be fenced off and closed to the public...
Fewer storms forecast, but it only takes one

Fewer storms forecast, but it only takes one

FORT COLLINS – The Colorado State University hurricane research team has issued its first prediction for the 2019 tropical storm season and it is...
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...