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WMFR approves budget, assessment rate

BRADENTON – West Manatee Fire Rescue (WMFR) has an approved budget and an approved assessment rate increase for the 2019-20 fiscal year. Commissioners met at...
Drift In food cart has city’s support

Drift In food cart has city’s support

BRADENTON BEACH – City commissioners support Drift In owner Joe Cuervo’s desire to add a late-night hot dog cart to his business operations. Cuervo and...
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Luxury ain’t what it used to be

Did you ever feel sorry for the really wealthy real estate owners? Well, we’re at a point in time when there might be just...
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The fun and not-so-fun of selling a home

Last week we talked about the fun and not-so-much fun of buying a home. This week we’ll talk a little about selling your home,...

Qualifying determines Bradenton Beach commission winners

Incumbent Bradenton Beach Mayor John Chappie, incumbent Commissioner Jake Spooner and former Commissioner Jan Vosburgh are the only candidates to qualify for the three...
Bradenton Beach readies for Dorian

Bradenton Beach readies for Dorian

BRADENTON BEACH – The city of Bradenton Beach declared a local state of emergency on Friday afternoon as part of its precautionary Hurricane Dorian...
Counterfeit money being passed around

Counterfeit money being passed around

MANATEE COUNTY – Several area businesses have been presented with counterfeit $50 and $100 bills in recent weeks. On Friday, Aug. 23, a counterfeit $50...
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The challenges of inheriting a house

No one wants to see a loved one pass away, but it’s inevitable that we all will have that experience and along with the...
New evidence in Morris case may point to murder

New evidence in Morris case may point to murder

BRADENTON BEACH - More than 10 years after Sheena Morris’ death was determined to be a suicide, her mother says she has new evidence...
Paid parking may be coming to county boat ramps

Paid parking may be coming to county boat ramps

MANATEE COUNTY – A user fee is being proposed for boaters using any of the Manatee County managed boat ramps. There are 10 county-managed boat...
Chappie will seek a second term as mayor

Chappie will seek a second term as mayor

BRADENTON BEACH – Mayor John Chappie will seek reelection in the 2019 city elections. “I do plan on running for a second term as mayor....
We are golden: The 50th anniversary of Woodstock

We are golden: The 50th anniversary of Woodstock

By Brian Finelli - I arrived at Woodstock in Bethel, N.Y. from New Jersey – home from the University of Tampa for the summer. I...
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How to determine the truth about home flooding

Home inspections and seller property disclosures are an intricate part of home buying. You would think a seller’s disclosure is pretty clear cut, but...
Anchorage enforcement remains a work in progress

Anchorage enforcement remains a work in progress

BRADENTON BEACH – City officials continue their quest for more effective anchorage enforcement of the unmanaged navigable waters near the Bridge Street Pier. Those unmanaged...
Bradenton Beach's new floating dock now in use

Bradenton Beach’s new floating dock now in use

BRADENTON BEACH – The new floating public dock next to the historic Bridge Street Pier is now open and being used by boaters. The Hecker...