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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016

ITEMS FOR SALE ANNA MARIA ISLAND, A Tour Through Paradise. New souvenir book. If you love AMI, you’ll love this book. Sold at many Island locations or call Gene, 941-705-2757. TWO BIKES: DAHON stainless folding, 13-inch. Good condition, $175 each. …

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BB attorney’s action raises questions

Bradenton Beach city attorney Ricinda Perry was so eager to write a resolution limiting Mayor Bill Shearon’s authority, she offered to do the work for free. That was Perry’s pledge during the Jan. 7 commission meeting in response to Commissioner …

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Florida adventure show coming to AMI

The Fox Sports SUN TV show “how to Do florida with Chad Crawford” will be recording video segments Feb. 1-2 on Anna Maria Island. The Anna Maria City Commission voted 4-1 Jan. 14 to approve the Bradenton Area Film Commission’s …

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Angler-crabber talks produce little progress

Fishers, crabbers and government officials talk about crab trap molestations Jan. 21 at Anna Maria City Hall. Islander Photo: Tal Reeve

Discussions ebb and flow like the tide. Island crabbers and shore-based anglers met Jan. 21 at Anna Maria City Hall, seeking to resolve complaints about lost crab traps. Anna Maria Mayor Dan Murphy said he was encouraged by the discussions. …

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PAR drops lawsuit against Anna Maria

Pine Avenue Restoration has dropped its lawsuit against the city of Anna Maria. Attorney Andrea Mogensen, representing PAR, filed for a dismissal without prejudice Jan. 15 with the Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court. PAR is a collection of six …

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City hosts Bridge St. Q&A

Bradenton Beach public works director Tom Woodard, left, and police Lt. John Cosby stand by as city engineer Lynn Burnett talks about the Bridge Street resurfacing project. Islander Photo: Ed Scott

It was a tough crowd in a noisy environment. The Bradenton Beach bell tower clanged a reminder that it was noon. Construction workers’ machinery whirred and beeped in the background and large delivery trucks passed in the street. About 30 …

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Bradenton Beach resolution diminishes mayor’s role

Who rules the castle in Bradenton Beach? Who do department heads report to at city hall? And what are they accountable for? Are the city’s attorney and clerk now de facto city managers? The answers seem to change based on …

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Contractor asks judge to reconsider bathroom decision

A proposed fourth bathroom for both units at this 306 Clark Drive duplex sparked litigation against the city from builder, property manager Shawn Kaleta. Islander Photos: Kathy Prucnell

Shawn Kaleta, builder and property manager, is asking a judge to take a second look at a prior decision not to compel the city of Holmes Beach to allow a fourth bathroom in both units of a 306 Clark Drive …

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New case filed against jewelry thief

A maintenance man working on Longboat Key — and previously convicted of stealing a diamond ring — was charged in a second burglary and jewelry theft at the Windward Bay condominiums in the 4900 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive. …

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DUI arrest ends with suspended driver’s license, probation

A motorist lost his driving privileges for six months for driving impaired in Holmes Beach. Daulton Jordan, 22, of Bradenton, pleaded no contest Jan. 13 to driving under the influence of alcohol and not registering his vehicle and driver’s license …

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