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Article Headline: Sunday Favorites: Cooling Off in Lithia Springs


Comment:
Correction? I am a lifeguard at Lithia Springs and none of us at smoke cigarettes sooooo...
Posted by kathryn on September 1, 2014 at 8:45 pm
 


Article Headline: Smith Holds on With Four Vote Win in Recount


Comment:
I wish Mr. Smith well AND repeat, "He has big shoes to fill." Others have risen to fulfill the duties of elected office fairly and without serving themselves first. Let us hope that Mr. Smith is up to the challenge.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on August 31, 2014 at 4:58 pm
 


Article Headline: An Angry Joe Kinnan Retires from Manatee School District


Comment:
Sadly, two great football coaches, Joe Paterno at Penn State and Joe Kinnan here in Bradenton, are more likely to be remembered for the harm done to some students perhaps so that others could gain local fame and in a few cases national fortunes. I knew Marge Kinnan, who must be disappointed indeed at the actions of sons Harry and Joe.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on August 31, 2014 at 4:53 pm
 


Article Headline: Pat Neal Gets SWFMD Permit to Destroy Wetlands on Perico


Comment:
When we retired to Bradenton nearly 29 years ago, Mr. Neal had just lost re-election to the state senate, reportedly because he was able to build a Perico Bayou development on wetlands, an illegal privilege granted by his political cronies. His history of environmental destruction is simply not remembered long enough. Oh for another lawsuit by Manasota 88, then led by Glenda Raines!!!
Posted by Nancy R Dean on August 31, 2014 at 4:47 pm
 


Article Headline: School District's Armed Security Debate Smells Like Political Hay


Comment:
Thanks for including your comment re Mr. Miner. I for one regret the vote I made for him as a school board candidate. Apparently, he in not the reformer he purported to be. Instead, he appears to be part of the old guard clique that serves very few at the expense of many. I agree, that the smaller risk justifies use of certified security guards rather than law enforcement officers at elementary schools.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on August 31, 2014 at 4:37 pm
 


Article Headline: Pat Neal Gets SWFMD Permit to Destroy Wetlands on Perico


Comment:
"If Neal gets away with destroying the wetlands on Perico, is Long Bar Pointe next, or maybe Terra Ceia? Did they not get the message last year by way of the historic local opposition to destroying our environment, that these actions are not acceptable to our community?" ? Maybe it is similar to how Sarasota Republican primary voters were convinced to assure continuation of the corruption by voting down its opposition, Joe, you need not be reminded of the methods used to enable the complete rape of our region while the majority of its electorate watches in horror and often is rendered unable to fight it.
Posted by Charles Ivarch on August 31, 2014 at 12:56 pm
 


Article Headline: Pat Neal Gets SWFMD Permit to Destroy Wetlands on Perico


Comment:
Here we go again. I would like tosay Neal is ignorant of Climate change. BUT, the old saying "Going for the Roses" might apply here. Ya git in, make ya money, and ya get out and let the future generations grapple with increasing water levels without natural protections ....that is, if nature can adjust and be allowed to grow inland when waters rise. There is enough hard evidence here and around the world that climate change is a reality. So, the masses have to stand around while well endowed developers plough up our County and waters, and our politicians keep their heads in the sand to our detriment as and that of the nature of Manatee County.
Posted by suzanna young on August 31, 2014 at 11:02 am
 


Article Headline: Pat Neal Gets SWFMD Permit to Destroy Wetlands on Perico


Comment:
If you are angry at the way developers are trying to destroy our environment with the blessings of their paid for politicians then there is a simple solution, "vote them out of office". Nothing gets a politicians attention than their cronies losing their cushy jobs.
Posted by William E.Moore on August 31, 2014 at 9:55 am
 


Article Headline: Smith Holds on With Four Vote Win in Recount


Comment:
I'm confused, when did the infractions take place? Let's pull up your history from the time you were 18 until present.
Keep in mind I don't condone wrong doing, but however hope we live in a society that gives second chances. Thank goodness for His grace and mercy, which are new everyday. Now that he's in office let's unite as one county to make Our Community to live in.
Posted by Tarnisha Clia on August 31, 2014 at 7:55 am
 


Article Headline: DiSabatino Stands Tall Among Local Republicans


Comment:
I'm so glad James Ferguson remembered Comm. Whitmore's picture with former Comm. Gwen Brown. I too had seen them together at various political functions.

Former Comm. Pat Glass, a staunch republican, heavily endorsed Comm. Brown through newspaper articles and fund raising. Big Time !
Posted by Katie Pierola on August 28, 2014 at 8:16 pm
 


Article Headline: Manatee Rare Fruit Council Offered A Taste of the Exotic to Curious Shoppers at Annual Sale


Comment:
I am looking for recipies foe exotic fruit to make jam, etc. any available? Jambolan, mango, papaya? Please help. Pat Crow
Posted by Pat Crow on August 28, 2014 at 9:50 am
 


Article Headline: DiSabatino Stands Tall Among Local Republicans


Comment:
Excellent article about issues that never see the light of day in
local newspapers and on TV stations. This attack on Commissioner
DiSabatino who is the most highly respected one on the dais
and candidate Wonder appears to me to be an act of desperation.

This has set the stage for a needed change on the Board, not just this year but future elections.
Posted by Barbara Angelucci on August 28, 2014 at 9:02 am
 


Article Headline: DiSabatino Stands Tall Among Local Republicans


Comment:
I agree with most of what you have to say, but, you make it sound as if only republicans squabble and do nothing how would your article read if the majority was democrat?
Posted by Tom OBrien on August 28, 2014 at 7:40 am
 


Article Headline: DiSabatino Stands Tall Among Local Republicans


Comment:
Now these so-called GOP commissioners clearly tell what's wrong in Bradenton and Washington DC. Robin wants to get stuff done not just act like third-graders squabbling politicians. They betrayed themselves. Interested in petty nonsense rather than necessary matters. Excellent story that needed to be told, Dennis.
Posted by joe kane on August 28, 2014 at 6:42 am
 


Article Headline: Maulucci Wins 12th Circuit District Court Judicial Race by 20 Points


Comment:
GREAT!
Posted by Nancy R Dean on August 27, 2014 at 11:00 am
 


Article Headline: Aranibar and Cantrell Headed to November Runoff


Comment:
I regret that a run-off election is required. That Aranibar has served well and that Cantrell has used the political system for self gain rather than public service should be clear to any responsible voter.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on August 27, 2014 at 10:58 am
 


Article Headline: Smith Beats Gallen by 5 Votes for Manatee County Commission District 2 Seat


Comment:
Mr. Smith has BIG Shoes to fill, as Michael Gallen served our county well. I, for one, expect Mr. Smith to demonstrate the independence from the local clique controlling Manatee County. His voting record will be watched closely.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on August 27, 2014 at 10:53 am
 


Article Headline: Kennedy Wins Big in Manatee County School Board District 2 Race


Comment:
I intended to vote for Jones UNTIL I read his web page that included endorsements that included former school board members, who allowed the mess we now find ourselves in to occur. Both candidates conducted themselves well in their debate. This one factor swayed my vote. Word to the Wise, be careful about the endorsements you seek. Those of us, who follow decisions of elected officials, will vote according to this information.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on August 27, 2014 at 10:49 am
 


Article Headline: Candidate Profile: Gubernatorial Candidate Yinka Abosede Adeshina


Comment:
she is the inverse of Charlie Crist who from Republican became a Democrat. While she is a Democrat turned Republican.. Wonder if you can trust these politicians.
Posted by ANON on August 26, 2014 at 9:34 pm
 


Article Headline: Candidate Profile: Gubernatorial Candidate Yinka Abosede Adeshina


Comment:
she is the inverse of Charlie Crist who from Republican became a Democrat. While she is a Democrat turned Republican.. Wonder if you can trust these politicians.
Posted by ANON on August 26, 2014 at 9:33 pm
 


Article Headline: Candidate Profile: Gubernatorial Candidate Elizabeth Cuevas-Neunder


Comment:
For Lord's sake lets elect her. We need what she stands for.
Posted by Phillip Joseph Kennedy on August 26, 2014 at 10:42 am
 


Article Headline: Do Members of Congress Really Get a Full Pay Pension After Just One Term?


Comment:
Can any federal employee recieve a pension from more than one job?
Posted by Gordon Thompson on August 25, 2014 at 11:26 am
 


Article Headline: Race Profile: State Attorney General Democratic Primary


Comment:
This is the primary election; not the general. Capiche?
Posted by Richard Thomas on August 25, 2014 at 8:25 am
 


Article Headline: Chair's Call for Port Director Raise Has a Familiar Smell


Comment:
Dennis you expose the fraternal order of the good old boys, by showing how they scratch each other's back in deal-making. No surprise that Carol Whitmore is asking for more money for the port as her term of office is threatened by Terri Wonder who demands transparency. Vote for Terri Wonder for commissioner. Carol's other members of the Developer's Darlings - led by Benack are testy over Robin's support for Terri, even while Chappie escorts Whitmore out east. Are the Darlings getting nervous?
Posted by joe kane on August 25, 2014 at 6:36 am
 


Article Headline: Letter: An Open Letter to Manatee BOCC on Impact Fees


Comment:
Frankly, I prefer slow steady and environmental preserving growth than growth at any cost. Many of us in the county paid the full cost of having the county roads by our homes paved. Why should others not pay their fair share????
Posted by Nancy R Dean on August 24, 2014 at 8:30 pm
 


Article Headline: Letter to the Editor: Easy and Obvious Choices for School Board


Comment:
I agree with the writer regarding the importance of re-electing Aranibar & Carpenter. both demonstrated great courage in forcing a recalcitrant school board to examine finances and to act on fact rather than friendship. Sadly, I agree that Brunner & Cantrell have failed to serve our community well.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on August 24, 2014 at 8:24 pm
 


Article Headline: Florida's Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down


Comment:
Clearly it is immoral, as well as, unconstitutional to treat citizens differently. Marriage has become a legal institution of the state rather than a religious vow. As long as government benefits are associated with marriage, it should not be denied to anyone.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on August 24, 2014 at 8:10 pm
 


Article Headline: Chair's Call for Port Director Raise Has a Familiar Smell


Comment:
I wish we had statesman serving as elected officials and appointees in our local governments. Instead, we appear stuck with self-serving folk. So sad. It is time for Terri Wonder and others like her.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on August 24, 2014 at 8:05 pm
 


Article Headline: Letter: An Open Letter to Manatee BOCC on Impact Fees


Comment:
At this time, our infrastructure is being taxed to capacity, if we do not bring impact fees in line with the rate of growth, we citizens will be taxed to provide the needed infrastructure. Higher taxes will do more to slow growth than impact fees.
Posted by Paul D. Smith on August 24, 2014 at 12:22 pm
 


Article Headline: Sunday Favorites: Revisiting Juniper Run


Comment:
Great story! I wish everyone could experience the beauty and importance of saving wild places like Juniper Springs. There are so many places in jeopardy today of being destroyed. Thank goodness Juniper Springs is not one on them. Overall though, the water quality in all of Florida's springs needs better protection.
Posted by lea etchells on August 24, 2014 at 11:24 am
 


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Obituaries

Name Date
Gina Rosborough August 29, 2014
Nancy Saracino August 30, 2014
Dorothy Hepner August 30, 2014
William Bradford August 30, 2014
Louise Jackson August 30, 2014
Duwayne Mead August 30, 2014
Sue Styers Aug 29, 2014
Thelma Bowlby August 17, 2014
Joseph Dabek August 20, 2014
All Obituaries






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