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Flag dedication provides time to remember

Jhakira Glover, a Manatee High School ROTC cadet raises the American flag Sept. 11 on the newly installed pole at the Historic Bridge Street Pier, 200 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. The cadets conducted a flag-raising ceremony, which also commemorated three Sept. 11, 2001, terrorism attacks. Islander Photo: Sandy Ambrogi

On a day with a sky as blue as the morning 15 years ago, the day of the Sept. 11 World Trade Center terrorist attack in New York City, dozens gathered at the Historic Bridge Street Pier in Bradenton Beach …

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Flag dedication provides time to remember

Dozens gather Sept. 11 at the foot of the Historic Bridge Street Pier, 200 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, as Old Glory is raised on a new flagpole installed as a gift to the city by Anna Maria Oyster Bar. AMOB …

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Anna Maria poses buyouts on 20 Bert Harris claims

The city of Anna Maria has been under pressure for five months to resolve a large number of Bert Harris Jr. Act claims. In an effort to quell the tide of Bert Harris claims against the city, commissioners voted 3-2 …

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Rare Kemp’s ridley sea turtle found dead under pier

A Kemp’s ridley sea turtle was found dead Sept. 6 at the Anna Maria City Pier, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. The Kemp’s ridley is the world’s most endangered sea turtle, with a worldwide female nesting population of approximately …

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Bazzy v. city of BB settlement likely

Nelon Kirkland, attorney for Bazzy Marine Corp., right, engages attorneys Fred Moore and Ryan Bray, representing the city of Bradenton Beach, and Kristina Snyderman, for AMOB, Sept. 7 outside the Manatee County Judicial Center in Bradenton.Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

“Just be ready to go,” 12th Circuit Judge Gilbert Smith told the attorneys and clients Sept. 7 in his Manatee County courtroom. He warned the attorneys after they chose an Oct. 10 bench trial in the Bazzy Marine Corp. suit …

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Dog alerts rescuers to man in water

Shorter reunites with rescuers. Eddie Shorter, center, holds his dog Bay at a meeting he called Sept. 7 to thank the people — and the canine — responsible for his rescue. Islander Photo: Bianca Benedí

Cortez resident Eddie Shorter has his rescue dog, Bay, to thank for his life. He also owes some gratitude to Harley Wise and Debbie Akins, Manatee County EMTs and West Manatee Fire Rescue as well. It was Bay, however, who …

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Sex offender visits Bradenton Beach

A Florida Department of Law Enforcement bulletin announced a sex offender registered a temporary move to Bradenton Beach. A 70-year-old male offender moved to the 1600 block of Gulf Drive North, according to a Sept. 2 FDLE news release. The …

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Bradenton Beach pier plan meets CRA approval

City attorney Ricinda Perry presents her plan for the Historic Bridge Street Pier Sept. 7 to the Community Redevelopment Agency at the Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N. Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Silver Esformes

The Bradenton Beach City Commission, sitting as the Community Redevelopment Agency, unanimously agreed in a meeting Sept. 7 to implement a course of action for the Historic Bridge Street Pier. The commission has been working with city attorney Ricinda Perry …

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The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016

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Anna Maria readies final budget, 9.84 percent tax bump

After a 15-minute first hearing Sept. 7, Anna Maria city commissioners are ready for their final budget review for the 2016-17 fiscal year. The city’s projected revenue and expenses are more than $4 million for the coming year due largely …

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