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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Apr. 29, 2015

ITEMS FOR SALE GLASS DINING TABLE: Square, white wicker base, 4-foot, $75, four upholstered bar stools, $60. 941-794-0057. FOR SALE: DAHON folding bicycle. Large 26-inch wheels, 21 speeds, case included. Like new condition. Ideal for yachts and RVs. $350. Call …

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Holmes Beach police officer honored

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan honored Holmes Beach Police Officer Steven Ogline with the top award at the 16th District 4th Annual Congressional Law Enforcement Awards. Ogline was presented with the “Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Award” and recognized …

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The May 19 ballot question:

“Shall William Shearon be removed from the office of mayor by recall?” Immediately following the question there shall be printed on the ballot the two propositions for Bradenton Beach voters: X     “William Shearon should be removed from office.” X …

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League of Women Voters to host BB candidate forum

Rosalie Shaffer, president of the League of Women Voters of Manatee County announced April 16 the league will conduct a candidate forum Wednesday, May 6, prior to the balloting for the recall election. The candidates, Vice Mayor Jack Clarke and …

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‘Archaic’ ordinance takes role in Bradenton Beach drama

More than 60 years ago, Bradenton Beach held elections in which only property owners at least 21 years of age could vote. “Ordinance 19” — passed by aldermen on the town council in April 1952, the year of incorporation — …

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Bradenton Beach recall committee holds talks

With the recall election set for Tuesday, May 19, the Committee for the Recall of Mayor William Shearon announced it will conduct town hall meetings prior to the balloting. At these meetings, a committee representative and invited speakers are expected …

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Resident files plea over recall ballot

Bradenton Beach resident John Metz asked Judge Andrew D. Owens Jr. in an April 19 letter to strike Jack Clarke’s name from the Bradenton Beach recall election ballot. Metz made the plea in an “emergency” letter to the judge, citing …

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BB commish announces run for re-election

Saying she wants to continue to move the city forward, Bradenton Beach Commissioner Janie Robertson filed April 8 to seek re-election Nov. 3. “I’m very enthusiastic about all of the progress that this commission has made,” Robertson said in an …

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Round 2: Bert Harris suits pummel Anna Maria

Two lots on Crescent Drive in Anna Maria are the subjects of Bert Harris Jr. lawsuits against the city. Islander Photo: Jennifer Glenfield

Anna Maria commissioners know this dance. Four Bert Harris Jr. claims hit Anna Maria April 13, mere months after the settlement of seven similar suits in January. The new claims challenge the city moratorium preventing the issuance of building permits …

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Bradenton Beach pier eviction costing city time, money

Bradenton Beach commissioners hoped for a quick resolution to the city’s March eviction of Cast-n-Cage Restaurant. That now appears unlikely. The city is highly motivated to install a new concessionaire in the restaurant on the Historic Bridge Street Pier. But …

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