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Top Stories this week: Wednesday, April 2, 2008
AMI Bridge future?
Islanders and concerned citizens will have direct input to the Florida Department of Transportation on whether or not a replacement for the AMI Bridge should look like the Ringling Bridge in Sarasota, pictured above, or another type of design before any DOT decision on its appearance. Islander Photo: Jack Elka
Future AMI bridge workshop Thursday by Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
In stark contrast to its former image of the 1990s, the new “kinder, gentler” Florida Department of Transportation will host a public information workshop Thursday, April 3, on the progress of its project development and environmental study to replace the Anna Maria Island Bridge.
Two complaints cause Anna Maria uproar over Center by Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
The old adage that “the squeaky wheel gets the grease,” has never been truer than in Anna Maria regarding the city commission’s effort to define what the Anna Maria Island Community Center is and what are permitted uses at the facility.
BIEO learns cell provider needs customer by Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Members of the Barrier Island Elected Officials organization may have breathed a collective sigh of relief at their March 20 meeting, when they learned that wireless communications facilities company NextG Network does not yet have a contract with a cellular provider to build its distributive antenna systems on Anna Maria Island or Longboat Key.