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AM election results certified

Mayor Murphy.

The Manatee Count Supervisor of Elections has certified Anna Maria’s Nov. 4 voting. New Mayor Dan Murphy and incumbent Commissioners Chuck Webb and Nancy Yetter were certified the winners. In the final tally of votes, Murphy had 483 votes to …

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Bradenton Beach election results certified

The Manatee Board of County Canvassers has certified election results for the Nov. 4 contest in Bradenton Beach. The winner from Ward 4, incumbent Commissioner Jan Vosburgh, faced resident Tjet Martin in the election. Martin received 29.18 percent of the …

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Bouchard led Anna Maria election spending

Anna Maria commission candidate David Bouchard raised and spent the most money of the three commission candidates, although his campaign to win a seat Nov. 4 was unsuccessful. According to the Oct. 31 campaign finance report submitted by Bouchard to …

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Center hires board member as director

Strike the word “interim” from Cindy Thompson’s title at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Thompson, hired as interim director Nov. 15 on the departure of Dawn Stiles, was named to the executive director position Nov. 26 by the board …

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Jewelry burglar pleads to diamond theft, pawn

The sentencing of a former maintenance man for burglary and theft of a diamond ring from a Longboat Key woman is set for Dec. 19. Michael M. Artman, 52, of Bradenton, was arrested in March following a Longboat Key Police …

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Soustek appointed HB commissioner

Holmes Beach city clerk Stacey Johnston leads Carol Soustek in the oath of office Nov. 25 at city hall, 5801 Marina Drive. Soustek was appointed to fill a vacancy on the commission created by Commissioner David Zaccagnino’s resignation. Islander Photo: Jennifer Glenfield

Carol Soustek can be found in any number of committee meetings at Holmes Beach City Hall. And now she can be found seated on the dais. Holmes Beach commissioners appointed Soustek to the commission at their Nov. 25 meeting. “I’m …

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Holmes Beach swears-in officers, elects chairs

Holmes Beach Mayor Bob Johnson Nov. 25 signs the oath of office in chambers at city hall, 5801 Marina Drive.

The newly elected Holmes Beach mayor and commissioners were sworn in Nov. 25. The new commission then elected chairs during the organization meeting that followed. Commissioner Pat Morton nominated re-elected Commissioner Judy Titsworth to serve as chair of the commission. …

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Holmes Beach Nov. 4 election results certified

The Manatee County Supervisor of Elections Office released certified election results Nov. 20. The results show 2,003 votes cast for mayor in Holmes Beach. Bob Johnson garnered 1,197 votes and David Zaccagnino earned 806. At the end of the campaign, …

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Beach parking, late rent lead Bradenton Beach discussion

Bradenton Beach Commissioner Janie Robertson discusses complications associated with amending the city’s comprehensive plan Nov. 20. Islander Photo: Kristin Swain

Parking west of Gulf Drive became a hot topic in Bradenton Beach. And late rent payments from the city pier restaurant operator also raised concerns. Roland and Tammy Pena, owners of the Historic Bridge Street Pier concessions, appeared before the …

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Going, going … Thanksgiving vacations selling fast

Steve Simpson, left, a volunteer at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, discusses accommodation choices, places to visit and restaurants with Ron and Pat Beck of Indiana on their visit to the chamber. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce president Mary Ann Brockman was a bit startled when the Nov. 10 workday began. “We usually get calls about an accommodation for Thanksgiving week right about now,” she said. “Instead, we were flooded that …

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