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WMFR prepares for upcoming fiscal budget

West Manatee Fire Rescue commissioners issued a recommendation April 20 on how to move forward with preliminary planning for their 2017-18 fiscal year budget. By June 1, the board of commissioners must agree on a maximum preliminary assessment rate for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. The planned assessment rate can be lowered but […]

BBPD arrests Bradenton man for restaurant theft

A Bradenton Beach restaurant employee is accused of “thousands of dollars” in credit card thefts. John McKee, 48, of Bradenton, was arrested April 13 for grand theft after Island Time Bar and Grill owner Bill Herlihy and another employee filed a complaint against the waiter with the Bradenton Beach Police Department. According to a BBPD […]

Holmes Beach discusses beach concession funding, projects

It’s time to start looking for projects to benefit Anna Maria Island. There’s more than a $1 million in available funding, but there’s no project list for the surplus of concession revenues from Manatee Public Beach in Holmes Beach and Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. “Any projects that we propose should be focused on improving […]

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$552k Bert Harris suit slapped on Holmes Beach

Bert Harris suits are beginning to stack up against the city of Holmes Beach. Mayor Bob Johnson was served April 20 with the newest one. The plaintiff is a trustee of the Patricia H. Hutchinson trust, Frederick C. Hutchinson II. On behalf of the owners of 104 75th St., the plaintiff’s allege $552,000 in damages […]

Alcohol citations continue in Holmes Beach

Holmes Beach Police Department continues to ticket visitors for consuming alcohol in public — on the beaches and streets. A first-time alcohol violation will mean a $75 ticket, but violators can face up to a $250 fine, if contested. Holmes Beach police report 30 alcohol violations in March, down from 55 in March 2016. The […]