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Article Headline: Manatee Healthcare System's CEO Lobbies BOCC for Another Sales Tax Referendum


Comment:
Until last June, I voted for every tax increase (most designed to improve public education. Even though I am a registered nurse, I did not and will not vote for any tax to support local indigent care as long as Florida, rejects the federal taxes I have already paid to expand Medicaid.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on April 24, 2014 at 4:43 pm
 


Article Headline: Letter to the Editor: Vandalism at DEC Headquarters


Comment:
How sad that some people act out destructively, based on personal inability to address political differences in an instructive and convincing manner.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on April 24, 2014 at 4:37 pm
 


Article Headline: Letter to the Editor: Vandalism at DEC Headquarters


Comment:
How sad that some people act out destructively, based on personal inability to address political differences in an instructive and convincing manner.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on April 24, 2014 at 4:37 pm
 


Article Headline: Photo Gallery: Citizens Protest Sprawl's Impact on Traffic


Comment:
I agree that infrastructure must be able to support proposed development before a permit is issued. I also, agree that traffic studies, such as, those presented in support of the Proposed Long Bar Pointe Development, appear biased in favor of developers and not at all based in reality.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on April 24, 2014 at 4:31 pm
 


Article Headline: Photo Gallery: Citizens Protest Sprawl's Impact on Traffic


Comment:
I agree that infrastructure must be able to support proposed development before a permit is issued. I also, agree that traffic studies, such as, those presented in support of the Proposed Long Bar Pointe Development, appear biased in favor of developers and not at all based in reality.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on April 24, 2014 at 4:31 pm
 


Article Headline: Beer Welfare Queens?


Comment:
that's the way our political system has changed to--rule by the rich & powerful who like to brag about free market capitalism until it effects their bottom line.we can thank our so called "non partisan" supreme court for this
Posted by Wiliam E.Moore on April 24, 2014 at 8:44 am
 


Article Headline: Taxpayers Might be Better Served by Public Safety Reorganization


Comment:
Stepping stone? Is that not the point of the article. I appreciate your positive outlook on your position within your organization and I agree as a citizen of Manatee County it is fantastic that they are the "Cream of the Crop." However you contradict yourself... the best leave to move onto other agencies. I would prefer a clinician that has experience handling calls running on me and my loved ones versus a 1 year brand new forced charge paramedic. Employee retention is a very important component to ensure high level service Crystal
Posted by John on April 22, 2014 at 12:36 pm
 


Article Headline: Taxpayers Might be Better Served by Public Safety Reorganization


Comment:
As a current employee, I can say that Manatee County EMS is a great place to work despite the pay. Logistically wise, we are constantly upgrading ambulances and equipment. Would it be nice to get paid better? Absolutely. We are a very young group of employees, that is true but we are indeed the cream of the crop. I wouldn't want to work with any other paramedics than the ones I work next to everyday. Manatee County is a stepping stone for Medics who ultimately want to go onto a "bigger and better" department. However, those departments are dual cert departments, so they should be making more as a Fire fighter/Paramedic than just a single cert Paramedic. While I truly appreciate someone bringing light onto the hardships we face, I do not want anyone to think that Law Enforcement and Fire Fighters are over paid and under worked. Only about 10% of medical calls are true emergencies that require fast and rapid Advanced Care Life Support. Citizens may not feel that they require the needs of Fire Fighters and Law Enforcement as much as they need EMS, however, when the need arises for any of us in Public Safety you can guarantee that you have and will continue to have the "best of the best" responding.
Posted by Crystal Ann Tucciarone on April 22, 2014 at 8:46 am
 


Article Headline: Sunday Favorites: Sarasota's Amish and Mennonite Community


Comment:
Great article. They are truly wonderful people. I have the utmost respect for them.
Posted by Carolyn Price on April 21, 2014 at 4:47 pm
 


Article Headline: Couple Arrested on Animal Cruelty Charges for Conditions at Shelter


Comment:
If an animal is let run alone in the forest and is able to procure food for itself that is one thing but being left in a cage and ignored unable to provide for itself is another
Posted by virgil cooper on April 21, 2014 at 11:40 am
 


Article Headline: Manatee County Public Library Introduces Free Streaming Movies and TV


Comment:
Hello nancy my name is virgil. I don't have a library card, I am disabled and can't walk.the longterm care house dosen't have transpiration any more so is there any way I can get a library card online thanks virgil.
Posted by virgil cooper on April 21, 2014 at 4:33 am
 


Article Headline: Taxpayers Might be Better Served by Public Safety Reorganization


Comment:
The bright and talented members of MCEMS need a voice, thus the move to organize. Citizens need to get behind Mr. Maley's message. My father required their outstanding service this evening and they delivered. They do every day. It's time we start appreciating their service with competitive pay, outstanding work conditions and positive leadership.
Posted by Michael Storey on April 20, 2014 at 10:17 pm
 


Article Headline: Manatee County Public Library Introduces Free Streaming Movies and TV


Comment:
What a wonderful service to offer for those with either limited incomes or limited mobility.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on April 20, 2014 at 2:54 pm
 


Article Headline: Spring Means Return of Spanish Mackerel to North Florida Waters


Comment:
A second reminder in this one issue of the economic importance of clean waterways, and in the particular instance, fish nurseries, such as "The Kitchen" at Long Bar Pointe in Manatee County. All citizens must wake up to those few individuals, who seek permission for projects or developments, that detract from local ability to enjoy nature and the loss of income many face when fishing, birding and like activities collapse, while a few walk away with bundles of cash.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on April 20, 2014 at 2:52 pm
 


Article Headline: Community Spotlight: Willis Smith Construction Awarded Nature Center at Historic Celery Fields


Comment:
A BIG THANK YOU to Sarasota Audubon Society, its President Jean Dubi, its officers and the MANY bird-loving contributors, who with the help of the Patterson Foundation, made building this center a reality in just a couple of years. We are indebted to those, who show concern for our local environment and the wild creatures dependent on truly natural surroundings. Local governments and businesses should pay more attention to the wonderful economic impact of birders, fisherman and other wildlife enthusiasts.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on April 20, 2014 at 2:45 pm
 


Article Headline: Taxpayers Might be Better Served by Public Safety Reorganization


Comment:
Yet another example that our County Commissioners consistently serve themselves and a few "friends" at the expense of the community. How sad for us all and possibly tragic for a few.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on April 20, 2014 at 2:33 pm
 


Article Headline: Taxpayers Might be Better Served by Public Safety Reorganization


Comment:
I would be very interested in reading the article but for some odd reason the formatting allows the ads to lay on top of it. Anyone have suggestions?
Posted by Mark Edenfield on April 20, 2014 at 2:03 pm
 


Article Headline: Couple Arrested on Animal Cruelty Charges for Conditions at Shelter


Comment:
I'm sure others were complicit in this abuse of God's creatures.

This case needs to be further investigated.
Posted by Barbara Angelucci on April 19, 2014 at 11:52 am
 


Article Headline: Traffic Strangles Cortez Life for Locals


Comment:
This nonsense of overbuilding in Manatee County has to stop NOW.
Adding another bridge will only further the goal of creating a
massive metropolis here in Manatee and destroy precious historic
areas like Cortez Village and other areas in this County.
Posted by Barbara Angelucci on April 19, 2014 at 11:44 am
 


Article Headline: BOCC Takes Ag Workshop to the Farm


Comment:
We need to keep agriculture and not sell out to phosphate mining which draws almost 70 million gallons of free water from our acquifer every day taking it away from AG and citizens.
Posted by Barbara Angelucci on April 19, 2014 at 11:30 am
 


Article Headline: Traffic Strangles Cortez Life for Locals


Comment:
Excellent. Commioners need to respct voters not their checks from developers
Posted by Joe Kane on April 18, 2014 at 7:44 am
 


Article Headline: Traffic Strangles Cortez Life for Locals


Comment:
The traffic problem is nearly as serious on Manatee Avenue. I agree that a bridge is needed between Long Bar Point and Longboat Key. Longboat Key should not continue to subject AMI residents to the traffic created on Longboat.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on April 17, 2014 at 4:54 pm
 


Article Headline: It's Time for More Private Money at Rowing Facility


Comment:
I am saddened to see a problem beginning with this facility. We had been going to Ft. Hamer long before the rowers began. Then we continued to watch the rowers from out of state. Fabulous.
Last year our grand-daughter began rowing and her life has changed dramatically. She is interested in being "fit", she is interested in being on a "team". She is loyal. They are teaching good living health skills (exercise and diet). She has a 12 hour day 5 days a week for this "sport". I am proud.
It is time for other sports to be supported and "glorified". It is no longer a football only world (concusions). If I had enough money I would pay for all of it myself but alas I do not.
Please do not fight among yourselves. Please work it out and make it happen. If I were younger I would love to try it. I would even pay for a ride with them!!!
Posted by Norma K. Collins on April 17, 2014 at 10:00 am
 


Article Headline: BOCC Attempts to Rewrite Citizen Comment Rules


Comment:
Many times it takes more than 2 or 3 minutes to make a point depending on the subject and it's complexity, and the audience's level (including commissioners) of understanding of the subject at hand. The only law I know of that restricts speech, is inciteful speech, i.e. namecalling, profanity, threats.... There should be no imposition at all , on free speech including how long it takes, hours, days, or weeks. Officials are elected and paid for that purpose.

Let's start another conversation about elections. Could there be a another reason certain officials are not concerned with citizen comments? Could it have something to do with the election machines? Could certain candidates not be worried about taking contributions from big development because the fix is in and pro quid pro they know they will be elected? Does your vote really count?

In a recent county election an opposing candidate lost by almost the same percentile in all (119) precints including his own precint. The percentage was 40% in each. I predicted it the morning of the election. BTW in 2000 at a GOP candidate forum at the BMA I heard a number of officials and candidates talking outside the front door as I was arriving to the event. "Don't worry, it's fixed." Either something broken was repaired or the election was fixed. Do some investigation into the history of the machines and the companies that sell them. I did. Very interesting....oh and how simple they are to hack. Are our county machines under secure guard at all times once they leave the election office to go to a precint? NOT. Maybe your voice does not matter because your vote does not matter.

BTW Seems strange that the asst. super of elections for Manatee used to be the assistant super for Kathy Dent in Sarasota. WUWT?
Posted by Barbara Elliott on April 10, 2014 at 1:04 pm
 


Article Headline: Clemency Plea Raises Valid Moral Question


Comment:
Dennis, your poll this week is badly worded. I agree 100% with what you say above, but there was no clear vote in the poll to indicate that. Yes, if an inebriated person gets into a car willingly with an impaired driver, (and major stress on the willingly), I agree the drivers sentence should be much less than if that driver hit an unsuspecting victim.
Posted by Tami Vaughan on April 10, 2014 at 9:58 am
 


Article Headline: BOCC Attempts to Rewrite Citizen Comment Rules


Comment:
Larry should remember the citizens pay his salary. He works for them. Democracy allows the people an opportunity to disagree with those in office. As long as it's done respectfully, the people should be given every opportunity to speak candidly with their elected officials.
Posted by Ed Giacomin on April 9, 2014 at 9:34 am
 


Article Headline: Supreme Court Ruling is a Huge Blow to Democracy or What was Left of It


Comment:
the plutocratic rule by the wealthy is almost assured by a uncaring & politically motivated supreme court .These so called impartial judges always show their true colors by the rulings they make.To bad we can't have term limits for supreme court judges.
Posted by William E.Moore on April 8, 2014 at 12:55 pm
 


Article Headline: Theater Review: Asolo Rep's 4000 Miles


Comment:
Give the actors their correct names. Benjamin Williamson!
Posted by Liz rogoff on April 8, 2014 at 7:45 am
 


Article Headline: Four Eminent Domain Takings and Secondhand Good Statute on Tuesday's BOCC Meeting


Comment:
It is a sad day in Manatee County when the BOCC is talking about curtailing the citizen's comment even further than they are now. Two minutes a subject is hardly enough time as it is to get your thoughts over to the commissioners. I think they should change it to at least 3 minutes not try to silence us even further. All citizen comments need to be heard.
Posted by Sara Cohen on April 7, 2014 at 10:55 am
 


Article Headline: Supreme Court Ruling is a Huge Blow to Democracy or What was Left of It


Comment:
mark, you are totally on point, its all about personal resposibality and freedom. If a person wants to contribute to a political cause then why shouldn't he/she be able to do so, I.e. why should someone in DC tell him/her they can't.

I didn't hear these kind of complaints when the Dems and Obama was getting all that money when they took over the presidency, the house and the senate. Now that that replubs are doing it they appear to have a problem with it.
Posted by Allen Schofield on April 6, 2014 at 7:40 pm
 


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Obituaries

Name Date
Thomas Shimrock April 18, 2014
Mildred Pace April 19, 2014
Leland Russell April 20, 2014
Jean Ferrante April 21, 2014
James Sexton April 17, 2014
Francis O'Connor April 4, 2014
Duane Silver April, 2014
Norma Semrinec April 15, 2014
Lee Jackson April, 2014
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