Bradenton Times News Articles
The recently-approved Manatee County budget includes over $33 million dollars to build the controversial bridge over the Braden River. The alignment, known as the 44 Avenue extension, will form a continuous route from Anna Maria Island to Lakewood Ranch. The road is planned for four lanes, but there are no assurances that it couldn’t become six, similar to SR 70, at some point in the future.more»
Former NYC Mayor and 2008 Republican Presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani laid into Republican-turned-Democrat gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist this week. While on the road campaigning with Rick Scott, Giuliani said "I never met a person in politics that I disrespect more than Charlie Crist."more»
The 40th Annual Gulf Coast Cyclefest will be held Sunday November 2 on Main Street in Lakewood Ranch. There will be 100, 63, 35 and 20-mile cycling routes through beautiful Manatee and Sarasota Counties.more»
Rebecca Roberts has been selected to serve as the Chief Financial Officer for the School District of Manatee County. Roberts, who has served as the Manatee County School District’s Finance Director since April of 2014, will replace former CFO Michael Boyer, who resigned in June 2014. The appointment is subject to school board approval at the October 28 public meeting.more»
Have you seen all the large, expensive signs on major roadways? They are funded by those with deep pockets, developers and others, who expect payback for funding election campaigns. In contrast, Terri Wonder who is opposing Carol Whitmore for the Commissioner at Large seat in Manatee County is running a grassroots campaign, reaching out to individual citizens and neighborhoods.more»
Division Three of the Young Marines youth organization’s Drug Demand Reduction Program, which includes the DeSoto Unit in Bradenton, is the winner of the 2014 Annual Fulcrum Shield Award for Excellence in Youth Anti-Drug Education.more»
When I first moved to West Bradenton, shortly after taking a job with this paper back in 2010, I was introduced to a man named Dutch Powers. “If you want to learn the ins and outs of Manatee County politics,” I was told, “there's no better tutor.” I had no idea at the time how often that bold statement would be proven true. Dutch passed away yesterday morning, and I can't imagine Manatee County politics ever being the same without him.more»
Cownose stingrays are migrating by the thousands! Stone crab season has finally arrived! The FWC has announced a $4.5 million venture to restore oyster beds in the Gulf. Due tropical depression will cause possibly hazardous marine conditions throughout the weekend. NOAA has issued small craft advisories in some areas due to significant wave height.
21st Century Oncology, the nation’s largest radiation therapy provider is proud to announce the re-opening of the 21st Century Oncology office in Bradenton, Florida. The newly remodeled office located at 401 Manatee Avenue East in Bradenton now offers TrueBeam, a new cancer treatment technology that provides a radically different approach to cancer care.
Who is responsible for the realization of Grassy Point Preserve? Check the dates of Holmes Beach administrations. It's pretty clear who is responsible and who is not. Shame on anyone who takes credit when credit is not due.more»