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Rich Salick, 62

Rich Salick, 62, died July 2 from complications associated with kidney disease. His life will be celebrated Oct. 6 on Anna Maria Island, almost where he began, at the Manatee Public Beach in Holmes Beach. The family, including sister Joanie …

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Former islander Viens convicted of killing wife, cooking remains

A Lomita chef who said he loved his missing wife and hoped she returned home safely was found guilty Thursday of murdering her and cooking her body in boiling water to destroy any trace of the crime. The panel in …

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BB Commissioners Straight, Vosburgh look to future

Bradenton Beach Commissioner Jan Vosburgh and Vice Mayor Ed Straight never had to look over their political shoulder through this year’s election cycle. Both are up for re-election Nov. 6, but are unopposed, leaving them with the opportunity to not …

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Signs of trouble?

Holmes Beach commission candidate Marvin Grossman over the weekend reported to the Islander that he found damaged campaign signs and about 12 signs that had been removed from locations that were pre-approved by property owners. And Holmes Beach commission candidate …

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AM agrees on post-election process to fill mayor, commission seats

If someone had run for Mayor Mike Selby’s soon-to-be vacated position, Anna Maria would not be in such a quandary. The problem, said Commissioner Jo Ann Mattick at the commission’s Sept. 27 meeting, is that when no one qualifies to …

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Sex offender moves to Bradenton Beach

A convicted sex offender moved to the 2500 block of Avenue C in Bradenton Beach last week, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement website. He is the second convicted sex offender to move to the city in 30 …

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New center director choice narrows

It may have taken longer than Pierrette Kelly planned, but her replacement as executive director of the Anna Maria Island Community Center should be announced in the next few weeks, said center board president Greg Ross. “We’ve narrowed it down …

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Anna Maria, MCSO contract down to the wire

The Anna Maria City Commission approved the 2012-13 spending plan of $2.3 million with $675,000 for law enforcement services from the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. However, Mayor Mike Selby, city attorney Jim Dye and Commission Chair Chuck Webb still plan …

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Consultant says commissioner ‘blatantly misinformed’

Bradenton Beach public works director Tom Woodard stands near where the city would gain covered parking spots if a proposed cell tower agreement moves forward. The location of the tower is expected to be within the storage area at public works. Some have argued parking spaces would be lost due to the tower, but that is not the case, Woodard said. Islander Photo: Mark Young

Bradenton Beach Commissioner Ric Gatehouse won’t have to worry about Center for Municipal Solution’s Lawrence “Rusty” Monroe standing in the way of his proposal to repeal the city’s cell tower ordinance by severing ties with Monroe’s company. The city “has …

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BB releases flood plain mitigation plan, insurance may rise

Bradenton Beach public building official Steve Gilbert said changes to the National Flood Insurance Program will likely lead to higher premiums, but there are things the city can do to help keep premiums down. A Sept. 24 report detailing the …

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