Bradenton Times News Articles
On Thursday, Manatee County Administrator Ed Hunzeker announced his recommended 2015-16 budget of $550 million – $20 million more than the current budget – but suggested there be no tax increase.more»
The 71st season of the Grand Performers Series will once again feature an array of high caliber orchestras that will play at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall throughout 2016.more»
At a luncheon last Wednesday, former MCSD Superintendent Rick Mills felt compelled to ask the question everyone else seems to avoid: Why did Bob Gause and two other board members fail to terminate any employee who was convicted criminally of failure to report suspected child abuse?more»
May is a very important month for our community, as it is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month. Why should citizens of Manatee County care?more»
Monday, June 1 is the beginning of the summertime fertilizer blackout. During this time you cannot apply any fertilizers containing nitrogen or phosphorus to your lawn or landscape until October. The County’s strict fertilizer ordinance – aimed at improving water quality - prohibits using these products from June 1 through Sept. 30 or at any time of year the National Weather Service forecasts heavy rains to occur within 24 hours.more»
Halfacre Construction Company, the area's oldest, most established, locally owned and operated private commercial construction company, recently donated $20,000 to Community Haven, a 60-year-old nonprofit that helps meet the needs of those with disabilities.
Tomorrow's weather will be mostly sunny with a high of 89 and a 20 percent chance of rain. Russia is massing heavy firepower on the Ukraine border; Nebraska ends the death penalty; released whistleblower videos show Oregon workers being sprayed by toxic chemicals by a helicopter; the CIA stops sharing climate change info with scientists; Nike is a suspected player in an alleged $150 million FIFA bribery scandal.
At Tuesday's school board meeting, a sizable group of Manatee County citizens showed that no matter how obstinate a government board may seem, the power always ultimately lies with the people—provided they are willing to do the legwork. Nonetheless, their work is far from over ...more»
In March I drove to Miami to meet Jeb Bush, Jr., 34, who was hosting a Right To Rise Young Professionals reception at the Gale Hotel Rooftop in South Beach. I wanted to ask him about his dad’s strategy to get the youth vote in 2016.more»
At Wednesday's meeting, Bradenton City Council members unanimously approved a first reading of a resolution and an ordinance that declare the city to be its own community redevelopment agency, effectively consolidating all local CRA boards. A second reading and public hearing slated for next month will follow.more»