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Friday, December 19, 2014


Published Friday, December 19, 2014

An inquiry by Manatee School District Attorney Mitchell Teitelbaum into whether the district’s Director of the Office of Professional Standards Troy Pumphrey falsified his initial application to the district, provided to the Times on Thursday via a public records request, concluded that Pumphrey “did not make false statements or omissions” in his application or resume when applying for his current position.

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Published Friday, December 19, 2014

The largest crop grown in America is turf grass. We can't eat, we can't use it for fuel for our homes or autos. In fact, we have to burn fossil fuels just to maintain it, creating an unsustainable paradigm that's choking off many other forms of life in our ecosystem. 

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Published Friday, December 19, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court's recent rejection of BP's challenge to its multibillion-dollar settlement agreement over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico has extended the claim deadline for businesses impacted by the spill. Businesses, many of whom are unaware that claims for losses caused by the environmental catastrophe could still be filed, now have until June 8, 2015 to do so.

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Published Friday, December 19, 2014

No longer will shippers and importers have to master net navigation before they can have cargo shipped across the globe. Port Manatee has made it as easy as easy gets with their new user friendly website that displays why, when it comes to ports, bigger-isn't-better anymore.

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Published Friday, December 19, 2014

The newly-remodeled West Bradenton Winn-Dixie recently hosted an open house event to showcase its new features. At the open house event, the Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation and Winn-Dixie representatives gave Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee a $15,000 grant.

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Published Friday, December 19, 2014

At Thursday's Port Authority meeting, members viewed the Port's new website, got an update to the dredging of Berth 11 and start date on Berth 9. In other business, board members agreed to a final settlement with Liberty Terminals for the amount of $370,000. Members hosted their annual Christmas lunch at the terminal following the meeting.

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Published Friday, December 19, 2014

Following a record-breaking weekend of animal adoptions, Manatee County Animal Services has extended for another week the deeply reduced prices at the shelter. Last weekend, 66 dogs and cats were adopted. That effort helped relieve severe overcrowding at the shelter located at 305 25th Street W., Palmetto. As a result, MCAS has extended special pricing for adoptable pets.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014


Published Thursday, December 18, 2014
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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.

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Published Thursday, December 18, 2014
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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.

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Published Thursday, December 18, 2014

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. 

 

 

 

 

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Obituaries

Name Date
Thelma Mathis December 14, 2014
Robert Cooper December 9, 2014
Sarah Robinson December 12, 2014
Harry Wujcik December 13, 2014
Annie McNally December 12, 2014
Pritamdas Chatani December 11, 2014
Alice Taft December 7, 2014
Arlene Stromberg December 8, 2014
Donald Ross December 10, 2014
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