Quam compromises, breaks deadlock on 5th AM commissioner

Gene Aubry is sworn in as Anna Maria’s newest commissioner by city clerk Alice Baird Nov. 29. He took the vacant seat on the board at the far left of the dais. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Saying it was irresponsible for the Anna Maria City Commission to wait four months or longer to elect a commissioner, Chair John Quam announced he would change his vote at the Nov. 29 commission meeting for former Commissioner Gene Aubry …

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Public records request vexes Bradenton Beach

No one claims to know why a public records request was submitted to the city of Bradenton Beach to garner city-related emails from four former planning and zoning board members, and the expert legal consultant specializing in email public record …

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Bradenton Beach man’s trial postponed

Whether a Bradenton Beach man is fit to stand trial will be determined by the 12th Judicial Circuit Court following a psychologist’s evaluation — a doctor hired by the state. Joseph Edmund Chiquet is in his third year in Manatee …

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Holmes Beach mayor announces interim building official

Tom O’Brien is Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti’s choice for interim building supervisor. Monti announced the recommendation Nov. 29 at a commission work session. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti announced Nov. 29 his selection of Tom O’Brien as an interim supervisor in the city’s building department.         At the commission work session, Monti recommended O’Brien be hired on a four-month contract to allow him …

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Former HB building inspector files discrimination claim

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Three weeks after former Holmes Beach building inspector Bob Shaffer leveled a charge against the city claiming he was fired due to his age, it has been dismissed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.     Shaffer was fired Sept. …

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MCSO finds 5 firearms in Anna Maria felon’s home

Firearms and ammunition were seized by Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputies from the Anna Maria substation on Nov. 20 at an apartment in the 100 block of Pine Avenue.

Acting on a CrimeStoppers tip, Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputies at the Anna Maria substation discovered five firearms and a large quantity of ammunition in an apartment in the 100 block of Pine Avenue in Anna Maria. One occupant was …

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HBPD seek suspects in armed home invasion

Holmes Beach Police Department investigators are seeking three suspects in a Nov. 21 armed home invasion in the 3600 block of Sixth Avenue. According to the police report, an HBPD officer was on routine patrol when he was flagged down …

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Holmes Beach man arrested on felony battery

A 69-year-old Holmes Beach man faces a felony domestic battery by strangulation charge after being arrested Nov. 27 at his residence in the 6800 block of Marina Drive. According to court records, Ronald Scharff has a history of domestic violence …

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The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012

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Island real estate transactions – 12-05-2012

108 Willow Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,504 sfla / 1,831 sfur 3bed/2bath/1car pool home built in 1947 on a 50×110 lot was sold 11/09/12, Horvat to Levine for $700,000; list $749,000. 705 North Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a 2,421 sfla …

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