Author Archives: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes

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Bradenton Beach declares open commission seat

In a series of unanimous votes, the sitting Bradenton Beach commission and mayor utilized their final meeting to take care of some lingering business. The commission addressed the vacant seat on the dais and an ordinance to enact approved charter amendments. The commission seat held by Mayor-elect John Chappie will be filled by appointment at […]

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AMITW outreach thrives despite sea turtle season ending

Sea turtle season on Anna Maria Island ended Oct. 31, but educational outreach is year-round for Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring. A record-breaking number of loggerhead sea turtle nests were spotted on island beaches this season and AMITW executive director Suzi Fox says public awareness is one of the reasons nesting numbers […]

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CNOBB faces election complaints from ex-mayor …

Residents whose efforts saw success in the Nov. 7 election should be cheering. Three charter amendments placed on the ballot by Concerned Neighbors of Bradenton Beach were approved by voters. However, the group is facing a new challenge. “Some members are concerned about future litigation as a result of our victories,” CNOBB chair Bill Vincent […]

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Day to cast votes arrives in Bradenton Beach

The day to vote is here for Bradenton Beach. The electorate was to cast ballots starting at 7 a.m.  Tuesday, Nov. 7, at precinct No. 307, the Bradenton Beach Fire Hall, 201 Second St. N. Voters can choose to re-elect Mayor Bill Shearon or elect Commissioner John Chappie as mayor. Additionally, voters in the city […]

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Bradenton Beach PAC reports financials

A Bradenton Beach political action committee is gathering resources. Concerned Neighbors of Bradenton Beach recently filed as a political action committee with the city and submitted its first financial report Oct. 30 to the city clerk. The report covers financial activity for Aug. 15-Oct. 27. As of Oct. 27, the group reported $4,330 in contributions […]