Bradenton Times News Articles
Tucked into last weekend's $1.1 trillion federal spending bill were rollbacks of key regulations passed in the aftermath of the 2008 bank meltdown. Senator Elizabeth Warren, who was a member of the FDIC Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion at the time, was one of the most vocal opponents of the wild west environment that saw Wall Street turn mom and pop banks into Vegas casinos. This time, and from a larger soap box, Warren is again blowing the warning whistle. Americans would be wise to listen.more»
The City of Bradenton's land development regulation system had its usefulness called into question at Wednesday's city council meeting. The form-based code system, which was adopted by the city just three years ago, was criticized by some council members after they discussed what was alleged as a failure of the system in regards to a new structure being built just blocks from City Hall.more»
A Georgia man recently set a new shoal bass record while visiting Florida. His bass weighed a whopping 4 pounds and 2 ounces! FWC officials have updated their lionfish app to include an interactive map where users can access important data including liionsightings, catches and photographs. A mild cold front is predicted to stall over the area during the weekend, creating cool weather and a light chop across the bay area.
The CFO Forum is a new exclusive group of active, professional CFOs, financial executives and other accepted senior-level financial professionals formed to promote relationship building, problem solving, financial education, and business leadership.more»
At Wednesday's meeting, the Bradenton City Council approved a request of a resident to extend a dock into the Manatee River and a request to establish a Flower Foods distribution warehouse, both on 9th Street East. In other business, the council approved a resolution that added duties to the City Clerk position and changed its title to Chief Administrative Officer.more»
The United States will restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba and open an embassy in Havana for the first time in more than a half century, officials announced on Wednesday. The decision, which will have profound economic and trade impact on Florida's economy, followed the release of an American contractor who had been held in prison for five years.more»
Bradenton Police Department Deputy Chief Warren Merriman has been placed on unpaid leave, after an internal affairs investigation by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office resulted in 25 sustained conduct violations. After reviewing the findings of the investigation, Bradenton Chief of Police Michael Radzilowski recommended that Mayor Wayne Poston terminate the 17-year veteran.
The Matrix Consulting Group produced a 99-page evaluation that suggested what many have been saying for a year now, but it seems Manatee County Commissioners hear better when they are paying 50 grand to do so.more»
Where the sea meets the sand, life flourishes. Are you ready to Explore the Shore? Join Manatee County's Natural Resource Department for a fun free program at Robinson Preserve this Saturday.more»
Halfacre Construction Company, the area's oldest, most established, locally owned and operated private commercial construction company, has begun renovations on Marina Jack, with a projected February 2015 completion date.more»