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Clerks clear up misunderstanding, commissioner apologizes

Bradenton Beach Commissioner Janie Robertson admits she erred last week when she made a claim that newly appointed Bradenton Beach city clerk Terri Sanclemente was fired from her city job in 2012. Robertson’s claim came after Mayor Jack Clarke promoted …

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Bradenton Beach deputy clerk resigns

Bradenton Beach deputy clerk Audra Lanzaro resigned June 22. In her resignation letter, Lanzaro said the environment at city hall made it difficult to continue her employment. She wrote that she made the decision to leave in the best interests …

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HB dismisses another building department employee

The city of Holmes Beach needs a new permits clerk in the building department. Robyn Kinkopf, first hired by the city in 2011, was let go at the end of the June 19 work day. In an email, Kinkopf expressed …

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Perico Island developer struck another blow, vows to pursue

Plans by developer Pat Neal of Neal Communities to build a family compound on the northwest corner of Perico Island suffered a seemingly fatal blow last week when Judge Bram Canter of the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings recommended that …

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MPO discusses drawbridges, island water-taxi

A woman rests June 26 on the northern jetty extending from the Lake LaVista inlet to Tampa Bay in Anna Maria. The jetties are being discussed as a potential dock site for a future Anna Maria taxi. Islander Photo: Tal Reeve

Ask any islander, getting on and off the island can be a real pain during peak traffic. At the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization meeting June 22 at the Holiday Inn, 8009 15th St. E., Sarasota, board members passed a resolution …

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Boat tagged for removal in Bradenton Beach anchorage

A derelict vessel twice tagged in June by Bradenton Beach Police Department sinks within the city’s 500-foot jurisdiction in Sarasota Bay. The 1987 Cabin Motor Boat is registered to a former resident of the anchorage. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

The allure of a seafaring life in the live-aboard community south of the Historic Bridge Street City Pier in Sarasota Bay is surely a mixed bag of troubles and pleasures. A derelict vessel — a 1987 Cabin Motor Boat belonging …

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Reporter travels to SF

  Participants in San Francisco’s Pride Parade carry an equality flag June 28 at Steuart and Market streets. The annual event came days after the U.S. Supreme Court made a landmark decision on marriage equality nationwide. Islander Photos: Jennifer Glenfield …

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Top Notch digital photo contest kicks off with July 15 cover

Boom! July 4 holiday memories could be yours with a cover photo in The Islander, and if you’ve got a great snapshot, the coveted spot could be yours. The Islander Top Notch digital photo contest will begin in the July …

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Obituaries – 07-01-2015

Jeanne Hutt Panttila Jeanne Hutt Panttila, 67, died June 10. A service was June 27 at Harvey Memorial Church, 300 Church St., Bradenton Beach. A celebration of life followed at the Drift-In, 120 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. She was born …

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Real Estate – 07-01-2015

604 Crestwood Lane, Holmes Beach, a 5,461 sfla / 7,372 sfur 4bed/5bath/3car bayfront pool home built in 1960 on a 14,751 sq ft lot was sold 06/12/15, Cibischino to Stella for $1,800,000. 711 Gladiolus St., Anna Maria, a 2,025 sfla …

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