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The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

ITEMS FOR SALE TWO KOHLER TOILETS: Complete, nearly new. $59 each. 941-778-5542. COMPUTER: DELL DUAL core, refurbished, $80. 941-756- 6728.. ANTIQUE PARTNER DESK: All wood, $1,000. See at The Islander office, 3218 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. FOUR OAK OFFICE …

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Judge rules against ballot decision for tree house

Passersby look over to the tree house built by Lynn Tran and Richard Hazen at their property in Holmes Beach. Islander File Photo

The court decision is in. Holmes Beach voters will not have a vote on the fate of the beachfront tree house built without permits — at least not anytime soon. An Aug. 15 ruling by 12th Circuit Judge Don T. …

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Man who lept from bridge to recover hat dies

The bicycle belonging to the Aug. 10 drowning victim is secured to the railing on the Anna Maria Island Bridge. The owner, Andy Lewis Milton Sr., drowned after attempting to recover his hat from Anna Maria Sound. Islander Photo: Courtesy Jeannine Johnson-India

It must have been his lucky hat. But first responders from five organizations and Good Samaritans who converged on Anna Maria Sound Aug. 10 to help a man who lept from the Anna Maria Island Bridge to recover his hat …

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Man who lept from bridge to recover hat dies

Manatee County Marine Rescue Chief Joe Westerman pulls a sled holding a rescuer and drowning victim Andy Lewis Milton Sr. to shore Aug. 10 in Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Chris-Ann Silver Esformes

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New Anna Maria city clerk starts work Sept. 4

LeAnne Addy interviews July 20 with Anna Maria Mayor Dan Murphy, as Commissioners Chuck Webb, left, and Doug Copeland observe from the gallery. Islander Photo: Bianca Benedí

After several weeks of searching for a clerk, Anna Maria Mayor Dan Murphy made a decision. On Aug. 4, the mayor offered candidate LeAnne Addy the position of city clerk and, Aug. 5, she accepted. Murphy presented his recommendation Aug. …

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HBPD arrests Bradenton man with drugs

Justin White, 26

Police stopped a 26-year-old Bradenton man for speeding in Holmes Beach but arrested him for possessing Xanax, a muscle relaxant and paraphernalia Aug. 2. Justin White, 26, was stopped just after midnight after being clocked at 41 mph in a …

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HBPD arrests Tampa man with marijuana

John Archer

Stopped for driving 45 mph in a 25-mph zone at 1:39 a.m., a 22-year-old Tampa man was arrested for allegedly possessing marijuana with intent to sell. John Archer was arrested July 23 with 0.5 grams of hashish and 23.3 grams …

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Manatee County speaks out on Long Bar Pointe mitigation bank

The concerns of Manatee County are on the record. In a May 17 letter to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, environmental review section manager Joel Christian outlines how Carlos Beruff’s plans for a mitigation bank skirt county and state …

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Long Bar mitigation bank faces federal review

A map shows a 120-foot gap between the two parcels in a yet-to-be-permitted Long Bar Pointe mitigation bank alongside a proposed Aqua by the Bay mixed-use development. Opponents say the gap will allow for dredging and a marina. Islander Graphic: Courtesy Florida Department of Environmental Protection

A mitigation bank permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is Long Bar Pointe LLLP’s next hurdle. The company, controlled by developers Carlos Beruff and Larry Leiberman, is seeking to operate a bank to enhance and preserve a 263-acre …

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Rainfall overwhelms Bradenton Beach stormwater drains

Storms Aug. 5-9 washed over Anna Maria Island. The volume of rain overpowered Bradenton Beach’s stormdrain system, filling drains and swales and leaving standing water in streets and yards. There was so much rainwater, the public works department brought in …

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