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Effort to recall BB mayor reaches milestone

The Bradenton Beach Committee to Recall William Shearon has collected 119 signatures, more than the 100 needed to proceed to the next step to recall the mayor. Former Commissioner Pete Barreda, chair of the committee, said Jan. 15 that he …

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Interim AM city attorney to tackle urgent Bert Harris claims

Ricinda Perry waits in the gallery Jan. 13 for approval by commissioners of Mayor Dan Murphy’s appointment of her as interim city attorney. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Anna Maria commissioners unanimously voted Jan. 13 to approve Mayor Dan Murphy’s selection of Bradenton Beach city attorney Ricinda Perry as interim attorney to deal with the pre-lawsuit Bert Harris claims facing the municipality. While the decision was unanimous, Commissioner …

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Anna Maria takes hard stance, forced to settle Bert Harris claims

Anna Maria commissioners may feel they are in a difficult place on the Bert Harris claims against the city that have a deadline to settle this month, but they plan to take a tougher stance on future claims. And the …

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Bradenton Beach pier reopening set for Jan. 23

Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale, left, Mayor Bill Shearon and Shearon’s service dog, Reese, lead a tour Jan. 14 of the rebuilt Historic Bridge Street Pier. Islander Photo: Ed Scott

It’s going to have that new-pier smell. Duncan Seawall completed demolition and re-construction of the Historic Bridge Street Pier in mid-January, the original timeframe, Mark Parsons, the company’s director of operations, said in an email. The city scheduled a soft …

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HB catches moratorium fever

A sign indicating a vacation rental is posted at a property on 67th Street in Holmes Beach. Islander Photos: Jennifer Glenfield

Commissioners approved through applause an immediate building moratorium at the Jan. 15 meeting. Commissioner Marvin Grossman, who underwent surgery days before, said it was too important for him to miss the meeting. “I would like to call for an administrative …

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Field-tripping in Durante

  AME second-grader Tristan Starkey plays with bugs that he’s caught on the nature walk Jan. 16 at Joan M. Durante Community Park as classmate Chloe Espinosa looks on.   Second-grader Kendall Johnston examines foliage and a spider web using …

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Prosecutor declines to file charges in Sea-Doo death

The12th Judicial Circuit state attorney turned down the prosecution of manslaughter charges against Michael Doster with a Jan. 5 memo that closes the case that began six months ago at Passage Key.     Doster, 50, of Land O’ Lakes, was …

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Judge denies Holmes Beach contractor request to contact victim

Twelfth Judicial Circuit Judge Diana L. Moreland ruled against a Holmes Beach general contractor who requested contact with a victim he’s been accused of choking and restraining. Richard Scott Eason, 29, was arrested in November after his girlfriend, who’d been …

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Construction underway at Bradenton Beach Moose Lodge

  Workers mix cement as construction moves forward at the Anna Maria Island Moose Lodge, 110 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach, Jan. 13. Islander Photo: Kristin Swain

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Passed-out motorist arrested for DUI

A Bradenton man found unconscious in his car at Manatee Avenue and Gulf Drive was charged with driving under the influence. Justin Doyle Chittenden, 32, was arrested Jan. 8 after Holmes Beach Police Sgt. Kevin Powers saw Chittenden’s vehicle fail …

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