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Correction

In the July 13 edition, The Islander reported a statement from Bradenton Beach Police Detective Sgt. Lenard Diaz, who said a pedestrian would be ticketed for failing to cross in a crosswalk after a July 5 crash at Ninth Street …

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Police arrest Anna Maria developer for leaving crash

Shawn Kaleta, 38, of Holmes Beach, was arrested for leaving the scene of a chain-reaction crash with property damage on Manatee Avenue/Route 64 near Interstate 75. Kaleta was driving west on Manatee Avenue July 8 when his 2016 Tesla rear-ended …

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Eyes on the road

The Florida Department of Transportation issued the following alert for the area: Various locations along State Road 789: Crews are installing detectable warning mats at curb ramps. Use caution as intermittent sidewalk closures are expected. For the latest roadwatch information, …

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In-flight dinner

  Diane Erasmus of Bradenton wins the second week of The Islander’s Top Notch photo contest with her image of an osprey and its take-out dinner. She took the photograph July 4 in Flamingo Cay near Palma Sola Bay. For …

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Getting their kicks — Chicago to LA

  David Reid of Los Angeles and formerly Bradenton-Bradenton Beach, welcomes a group of Anna Maria Island-Bradenton Route 66 travelers: Patti Tibbetts, Julie Rothfeld, Trudi Diamant, Patty Virgilio, Jean Gurucharri and Janey Callahan Trinci, July 16 to The Shore in …

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Thieves strike yachts…

One shotgun and one handgun were stolen at about 2 a.m. July 17 from yachts dry-docked at Galati Yacht Sales.         Manager Chris Galati, who operates the marina at 900 S. Bay Blvd., reported to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office …

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Bradenton Beach mayor: Moving forward

Bradenton Beach city clerk Terri Sanclemente reads Mayor Bill Shearon’s State of the City report during the July 7 city commission meeting. Shearon is seated behind the clerk. Islander Photo: Tal Reeve

“We continue to take control of our destiny,” Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon said in his State of the City report during the July 7 city commission meeting. “The city is moving forward in a positive progressive manner with an …

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Derelict vessels continue to haunt BB pier, anchorage

The Singhaus family, visiting Anna Maria Island from Ohio, walk July 5 past one of the derelict vessels remaining alongside the Historic Bridge Street Pier in Bradenton Beach. The city has yet to remove five half-submerged boats since high winds and waves from Tropical Storm Colin hit the anchorage area June 6. Islander Photo: Tal Reeve

Five half-submerged vessels lie abandoned across the waters in the Bradenton Beach anchorage. They were deserted after high winds and rough waters from a June 6 tropical storm passing 300 miles west in the Gulf of Mexico sent them either …

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Key Royale Bridge needs minor repairs

The Key Royale Bridge may have cracks, but only a few fixes are needed to get it back up to par. A June 9 report submitted to Holmes Beach by the Florida Department of Transportation said the bridge is in …

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Interview process begins for Anna Maria’s next city clerk

After narrowing down the pool of applicants to five candidates, officials have begun the interview process for the position of city clerk, with the first in-person interview scheduled for 11 a.m. July 14. Rebecca Haynes, Jamie Anderson, Kathleen Sotero, LeAnne …

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