Bradenton Times News Articles
At Tuesday's school board meeting, a sizable group of Manatee County citizens showed that no matter how obstinate a government board may seem, the power always ultimately lies with the people—provided they are willing to do the legwork. Nonetheless, their work is far from over ...more»
In March I drove to Miami to meet Jeb Bush, Jr., 34, who was hosting a Right To Rise Young Professionals reception at the Gale Hotel Rooftop in South Beach. I wanted to ask him about his dad’s strategy to get the youth vote in 2016.more»
At Wednesday's meeting, Bradenton City Council members unanimously approved a first reading of a resolution and an ordinance that declare the city to be its own community redevelopment agency, effectively consolidating all local CRA boards. A second reading and public hearing slated for next month will follow.more»
Before thanking the public and board members, as well as "the gentlemen who have come before" her, Dr. Diana Greene was sworn in as Manatee Schools Superintendent Wednesday afternoon by Judge Thomas Gallen.more»
Red snapper season opened last weekend. The bag limit for recreational red grouper has decreased from four to two. The annual Fire Charity Fishing Tournament will take place June 12-14. High pressure off the mid Atlantic coast will extend over Florida and into the Gulf through the week allowing for east to southeast winds to remain over coastal waters.
At Wednesday's meeting the Bradenton City Council approved first readings of a resolution and an ordinance that would give the council authority over the city's community redevelopment agencies.more»
Tomorrow's weather will be mostly sunny with a high of 90 and a 10 percent chance of rain. FIFA officials are arrested on corruption charges; The Guardian has released an analysis of how much U.S. Senators were paid to 'fast-track' the Trans-Pacific Trade bill; the information of 100,000 taxpayers have been stolen after the IRS was hacked; the EPA has increased protections for small streams; recent studies find that as many as 60 percent of Americans who got a second opinion had their diagnosis or treatment change.
Two weeks after Rick Mills' retirement from the district was accepted by the school board, the plan for the board going into Tuesday's meeting was to discuss the search process for a new superintendent. That plan ended up not happening, as – just after proposed terms for Don Hall serving as an interim superintendent were accepted – the board instead chose to hire Dr. Diana Greene to a one-year contract in a unanimous vote.more»
The fight over whether high school students should begin classes 15 minutes earlier than their current starting time ended Tuesday with a school board vote to give schools the option to do so.more»
When Urbanite Theatre opened its doors with the wildly successful Chicken Shop last month, an eager I wonder what they'll do next was echoed by local theater fans. While the edgy and provocative opener certainly set the bar high, Urbanite seems to have answered the call with Zayd Dohrn's dark comedy, Reborning, which opens June 12.more»