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Thursday, July 31, 2014


Published Thursday, July 31, 2014
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It appears that after former Manatee Technical Institute Director Mary Cantrell filed to run for the Manatee County School Board, she and MCSD Superintendent Rick Mills had discussions about the possibility of Cantrell returning to her old post. The idea that the administration would broach that subject in the time between the expiration of Cantrell's contract and the August 26 race could raise red flags if such conversations can be seen as having a strategic purpose.

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Published Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Governor Rick Scott has agreed to three debates with likely Democratic opponent Charlie Crist, but has turned down at least four other proposed debates, including all of those proposed by Florida news outlets. Crist says three debates are not enough opportunity for people to see them square off, though the number is in line with past races.

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Published Thursday, July 31, 2014

At Wednesday's budget meeting, County Administrator Ed Hunzeker and Financial Management Director Jim Seuffert reviewed selected programs slated to be funded in the FY-2015 budget. The goal: to keep the AdValorem millage rate unchanged from 2014 at 6.4326.

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Published Thursday, July 31, 2014

Spiny lobster season began with a two day recreational event July 30-31, followed by the commercial/recreation season which runs Aug. 6 through March 31. A recreational fishing workshop on Gulf red snapper will be held in St. Petersburg on August 11. Find out how you can chime in! A cold front will bring scattered thunderstorms and inland chop to the area over the weekend. 

 

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Published Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Marauders (58-49, 23-15) rallied from a 7-4 deficit in the eighth inning, plating five runs to defeat the Daytona Cubs (51-55,25-13) 9-7 on Wednesday night at Jackie Robinson Ballpark. The win ended a three game losing streak for the Marauders, snapped a seven game winning streak for the Cubs, and moved Bradenton to within 1.5 games of first place.

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Published Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Insula Companies – a Sarasota-based firm specializing in apartment community acquisition and revitalization on behalf of private investors – is pleased to announce its third Florida acquisition in 2014 and 13th since 2009.

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Published Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens has appointed Carol Ann Malinowski as its new chief financial officer. Malinowski, a senior finance and administration executive, brings key financial management skills to the position. She joined the senior staff of the non-profit botanical research organization after a two-year stint in New York City with Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. as Vice President and Interim CFO.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Published Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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It could have been a scene from the movie ... And Justice for All, only Manatee County Commission Chairman Larry Bustle didn't take home any Academy Awards; just a reprimand from some fellow commissioners as well as some legal advice from the county attorney and an earful from Manatee County citizens. The sentiment from all: You went too far.

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Published Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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The start date for the controversial "diverging diamond interchange" at Interstate 75 and University Parkway has been pushed back from early next year to August of 2015. Meanwhile, projected construction costs have risen by more than $12 million according to updates given to the Sarasota/Manatee MPO at Monday's meeting.

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Published Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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At Tuesday's meeting, Manatee County Commissioners voted in favor of canceling two upcoming meetings so as not to conflict with the primary and general elections. The board also voted to suspend MCAT fares for the two days in an effort to best accommodate voter participation.

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Obituaries

Name Date
Azalee Green July 27, 2014
Annie Miller July 27, 2014
Mary Cadogan July 30, 2014
David Bray July 21, 2014
Robert Timony June 28, 2014
Barbara Pernat July 27, 2014
Homer Cablish July 24, 2014
Barbara Anderson July 23, 2014
Mary Taylor July 17, 2014
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