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Busy Sunday in Holmes Beach ends in arrest

All in one dispatch to the Island Gourmet Grill parking lot, Holmes Beach police officers assisted a lost bicyclist, people needing directions and parking, a victim of an accident and an impaired driver. The call began with Sgt. Mike Pilato …

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Eyes on the road

AAA predicts 37.2 million travelers over the Memorial Day weekend, a 4.7 percent increase from last year. About 88.6 percent of those travelers — 33 million nationwide — will be in automobiles. There’s a good chance many in this area …

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Pitching for history

  Sam Samuels, the coordinator for the Anna Maria Island Horseshoe group, accepts a certificate of appreciation from Maureen McCormick, president of the Anna Maria Island Historical Society. The horseshoe group made a recent donation to the historical society. Pictured …

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Bradenton Beach wins pier restaurant eviction case

The Cast-n-Cage has been cast away. A 12th Judicial Circuit Court judge ruled May 7 that the city of Bradenton Beach may evict the Cast-n-Cage Restaurant from the Historic Bridge Street Pier. Judge Doug Henderson heard the case May 4 …

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Bradenton Beach mayoral recall: How we got here

Bradenton Beach voters will be asked Tuesday, May 19, to determine whether Mayor Bill Shearon should retain his seat or be recalled. Voters will have an opportunity on the same ballot to choose whether Shearon or Vice Mayor Jack Clarke …

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Bradenton Beach mayoral candidates spar at voter forum

The meeting room was semi-filled May 6 to hear Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon, right, and Vice Mayor Jack Clarke, left, debate questions posed May 6 by League of Women Voters of Manatee County. LWV of Manatee County board member Ashley Brown, center left, and president Rosalie Shaffer conducted the forum. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

Elected on the same day but adversaries for more than a year, Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon and Vice Mayor Jack Clarke faced off May 6 in a candidate forum at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Clarke …

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Judge denies injunction for recall ballot

A 12th Judicial Circuit Court judge denied May 5 a temporary injunction requested by a Bradenton Beach resident seeking to keep Jack Clarke’s name off the city ballot before the May 19 election. John Metz, a retired attorney, had asked …

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With recall looming, Bradenton Beach mayor speaks out

Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon spoke to the The Islander from his home, saying he hopes for a favorable result in the May 19 recall election so “this will all be over with and we can start out fresh.” Islander Photo: Ed Scott

Facing a May 19 recall election, Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon sat down in his Gulf Drive home to discuss the mayor’s situation with The Islander. Islander: With the recall approaching, what’s important for readers to know? Shearon: I have …

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Mayor’s supporter calls Clarke out for election sign error

Bradenton Beach Vice Mayor Jack Clarke’s “Do you know Jack” campaign sign is displayed May 8 on Bridge Street. Supporters of his opponent on the recall ballot pointed out the sign does not meet the requirements set forth by the state. See “sign” news, next page. Islander Photo Ed Scott

Remember 1998 and 2002 when Florida voters elected as its governor a man known by many as “Jeb”? Bradenton Beach Vice Mayor Jack Clarke’s campaign against Mayor Bill Shearon in the May 19 recall election includes yard signs that ask: …

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Bradenton Beach mayor: Improvement continues

Acting clerk Terri Sanclemente reads Mayor Bill Shearon’s state of the city address as Vice Mayor Jack Clarke, left, and Shearon, center, listen. Islander Photo: Ed Scott

Less than two weeks before the May 19 balloting to recall him as mayor, Bill Shearon delineated his administration’s successes through his “State of the City” address. Elected as Bradenton Beach mayor in November 2013, Shearon has been the subject …

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