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Article Headline: Guest Editorial: Security of Elementary Students and Staff Essential


Comment:
I think Nancy Beal's comments are on target. Most of the Principal's understand the SRO concept and as the BPD Chief said this week "the job is much more than security". I don't always agree with David Miner but he saw through this right away. SRO have a long tradition (30+ yrs) in this County and the Board need to have the courage to ask for the taxes to support it. The revelations about the leadership of the contractor is troubling.
Posted by Jake Jacoby on September 21, 2014 at 1:56 pm
 


Article Headline: Guest Editorial: Security of Elementary Students and Staff Essential


Comment:
Mr. Superintendent.
The question is: if you did not rush this company in to our schools then you knew the background legal troubles with this companies leadership because you fully checked them out. That would mean you withheld this information from the School Board and the public. The SB supporters of this - Aranibar, Carpenter and Harvey have gone on record saying they knew nothing of the background of any of the troubled leadership.
If you did take your time researching this company then that means you knew of the leaderships troubles with the law and you withheld that information from your employer.
Which is it?
Posted by Mike Hartsaw on September 21, 2014 at 9:49 am
 


Article Headline: Guest Editorial: Security of Elementary Students and Staff Essential


Comment:
I am interested to know what Principal's think about this plan. As a former Prinipal in Manatee, I would rather have had SRO's from the Sheriff's Dept. or the Police Departments. These officers offer so much more in that they can arrest, counsel parents and students, Baker Act, etc. If there wasn't a rush, why weren't Principals brought into this discussion early? I was told they were quickly polled by telephone tthe first day the security contract was on the Board agenda. And, all of the Principals I know have stated their concerns about this plan and voted for SRO's. It seems their input was gathered last minute and then their response was not valued! This seems to be the normal process utilized by the current administration!
Posted by Nancy Beal on September 21, 2014 at 8:41 am
 


Article Headline: Sunday Favorites: The Healing Properties of the Manatee Mineral Spring


Comment:
Nice summation of our own historic Mineral Spring, yet space certainly did not allow for the recording of every moment that made this Spring site so special. A very important piece of Manatee history without a doubt. Unfortunately not too many photographs have survived that depict the merry times spent at the spring site,and one of those are a part of this article, that of the Summer House or Spring House as it was called. We refer to it as the pavillion. The first photo though is not of our Manatee Mineral Spring but one from Volusia County. It was taken in the later half of the 1800s of a more popular Spring in Enterprise Florida, that of Green Spring. It likewise drew crowds for the medicinal qualities that the sulpher water gave to those suffering ailments even prompting sanitoriums to be established near the spring. Of course this article was not about Green Spring, but it is important to note that the photo of the wide rimmed spring in the first photo was not our humble spring of just about twelve foot in diameter, yet used here as a representation. Overall a very well done article, thanks for bringing them.
Posted by Jeff Moore on September 20, 2014 at 8:37 pm
 


Article Headline: Two Lawyers, a Developer and Some Angry Cortezians


Comment:
The reference to long bar point is all a matter of semantics. Long Bar Pointe is the name of the development chosen by the developers. Long Bar Point is what the geographical area has been called for at least a century. Good for you Molto. I agree that Larry Bustle needs to go, he runs the commission meetings with very little regard to the folks that pay his salary.
Posted by James Zacharias on September 19, 2014 at 10:21 pm
 


Article Headline: Two Lawyers, a Developer and Some Angry Cortezians


Comment:
If the commissioners were all as smart as Gallen and DiSabatino, do you REALLY think we would be in this mess?!? Terri Wonder is nobody's fool. Time that we have educated commissioners, not members of the club...
Posted by Holly Clouse on September 19, 2014 at 2:23 pm
 


Article Headline: Candidate Profile: FL Attorney General: Bill Wohlsifer


Comment:
Bill Wohlsifer has my vote for sure. Also Adrian Wyllie for Governor.
Posted by OrlandoChris on September 19, 2014 at 1:53 pm
 


Article Headline: Two Lawyers, a Developer and Some Angry Cortezians


Comment:
Clearly the constitutional rights of Manatee County citizens are consistently violated by most of those presently filling the seats of the Commission, especially the three "B's," all of whom act in total disregard for federal and state constitutions, laws, regulations and their own ordinances, as well as, ordinary fair play. If these were not elected officials, at least several might be facing indictment.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on September 19, 2014 at 1:11 pm
 


Article Headline: Two Lawyers, a Developer and Some Angry Cortezians


Comment:
I am astounded that the county attorney would misguide the commissioners. The lawyers said there is a pending lawsuit which prevent citizens from asking and receiving commissioners' comments. There is no lawsuit. Period Why did the lawyer misinformed citizens and the commission. Remember, there is NO law suit.
Posted by Linda Molto on September 19, 2014 at 12:04 pm
 


Article Headline: Two Lawyers, a Developer and Some Angry Cortezians


Comment:
Molto needs to return to deliver the request again, but minus the landmark reference, using any other geographical identification for the location of the the sea grass and mangroves (gps seems good, but others that would work are, x feet to the southwest of the village, near channel marker x, and such). If necessary, have another speaker deliver the request.
Posted by Charles Ivarch on September 19, 2014 at 11:32 am
 


Article Headline: Two Lawyers, a Developer and Some Angry Cortezians


Comment:
We were told we were protected from the marina. Now we find there was no deal to do so. Then we were told there was a lawsuit and citizens could not speak with their commissioners because of it. Now we find out there is no lawsuit.

I do not see any connection between what Linda Molto requested of the Commission to any lawsuit. What I do see is you cannot believe anything they say.
Posted by Barbara A.Angelucci on September 19, 2014 at 9:07 am
 


Article Headline: Two Lawyers, a Developer and Some Angry Cortezians


Comment:
Thank you John Rehill for your usual up to date information on the critical issue of coastal preservation of Manatee County's
Historical District, Cortez Village. All Manatee County citizens
should "work together" to protect all coastal wetlands, waterways
and the vegetation that is essential to fish, birds and animals livelihood. Let's let nature run it's course and not add to the distruction of our sensitive coastlines.
Posted by Paul P. Valenz on September 19, 2014 at 7:41 am
 


Article Headline: Two Lawyers, a Developer and Some Angry Cortezians


Comment:
Bravo John. You tell it as it is. Now we must get enraged voters to demand back our right to petition our public officials. Russian's Putin could get some lessons on anti-democracy from this crew of commissioners.
Posted by joe kane on September 19, 2014 at 6:14 am
 


Article Headline: Two Lawyers, a Developer and Some Angry Cortezians


Comment:
Bravo John. You tell it as it is. Now we must get enraged voters to demand back our right to petition our public officials. Russian's Putin could get some lessons on anti-democracy from this crew of commissioners.
Posted by joe kane on September 19, 2014 at 6:14 am
 


Article Headline: Bradenton Rezones 40 Acres for Neal in Backroom of City Hall


Comment:
It's politics as usual where the wealthy elite who give big campaign donations(legal bribes) to the local politicos always get what they want.
Posted by William Moore on September 18, 2014 at 2:49 pm
 


Article Headline: Governor's Race is Looking Like a Real Stinker


Comment:
Vote Adrian Wyllie for Governor! Also, Bill Wohlsifer for Attorney General and yes on 2.

Why vote between 2 known liars? Florida, we are fortunate enough not to

be stuck picking one liar or the other this time. We actually have an

alternative. Take advantage of the opportunity. Adrian Wyllie deserves

my vote. He is a honest average Floridian just as you and I , that is

willing to stand up and do something for the interest of all of us here

in Florida. The other candidates both Republican and Democrat are owned

and controlled by special interest, like puppets and will lie to your

face to gain your vote, then continue the same old agenda that we

complain about year after year. Time to get off this merry-go-round,

election after election, thinking it will be any different. Take a

stand, vote for the candidate that loves this state and is willing to

take time out of his life, effort and money to SERVE the people of

Florida and stop voting for these ?paid for? career politicians that are

only out for money and fame and have zero interest in us Floridians.

Even if it?s just for honesty alone, vote for Adrian Wyllie instead of

the other two (Scott/Crist) which are proven liars. The choice is yours

and yours alone, if you want the same old corruption and slap in the

face, go ahead and vote for one of the two puppets (Scott/Crist) OR do

what is right for our (yours and your children?s) future and vote for

Adrian Wyllie. Support him by donating to his campaign, spreading the

word and contribute to the super brochure program which I think is very

powerful. Visit his website today
Posted by OrlandoChris on September 18, 2014 at 12:41 pm
 


Article Headline: Governor's Race is Looking Like a Real Stinker


Comment:
One way to eliminate this continuous distribution of mis-information is to have a debate dedicated to each candidate defending the validity of each of their political attack ads, with the "attackee" having sufficient time for a rebuttal.
Posted by Paul Ficarro on September 18, 2014 at 12:27 pm
 


Article Headline: Bradenton Rezones 40 Acres for Neal in Backroom of City Hall


Comment:
You tell'em, Joe. That skunk Neal still stinks as fetid deals are made by willing public officials not too proud to stoop to corruption to advance the wishes of Neal. Oh, I love to recall when Neal was President of Florida's Christian Coalition AND ethics chairman of state senate What laughter. What pity. What's your legacy, Pat? Amassing piles of misbegotten cash? The same as Betsy, Carol, Larry, John and Vanessa?
Posted by joe kane on September 18, 2014 at 11:56 am
 


Article Headline: Bradenton Rezones 40 Acres for Neal in Backroom of City Hall


Comment:
Mr. Gallo, I am one property owner in NW Bradenton that sincerely hopes that a lawsuit is brought against the city for this terrible act. Too bad that the Mayor and Council members are immune for the damage wrought by actions that disregard the best interest of city and county residents.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on September 18, 2014 at 9:31 am
 


Article Headline: Governor's Race is Looking Like a Real Stinker


Comment:
This sad state of affairs, so beautifully detailed by Mr. Maley demonstrates the importance of primary elections. Too bad that voters care so little about their own futures that they fail to consistently educate themselves about candidates or to vote in every election.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on September 18, 2014 at 9:24 am
 


Article Headline: Write-in Loophole Continues to Disenfranchise Voters


Comment:
This is just a gimmick where the wealthy special interests (developers,corporations,etc.) can make sure their "yes people" (flunkies) can get in office. Can't use "yes men" anymore with all the ladies in politics.
Posted by William E.Moore on September 14, 2014 at 2:40 pm
 


Article Headline: Write-in Loophole Continues to Disenfranchise Voters


Comment:
Good work, Dennis. It's a complicated issue for voters--even those who are somewhat familiar with our FL dysfunctional political system.
Posted by Bill McGrath on September 14, 2014 at 11:44 am
 


Article Headline: Write-in Loophole Continues to Disenfranchise Voters


Comment:
Good work, Dennis. It's a complicated issue for voters--even those who are somewhat familiar with our FL dysfunctional political system.
Posted by Bill McGrath on September 14, 2014 at 11:44 am
 


Article Headline: SBEP Releases State of the Bay 2014 Report and Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan


Comment:
Sarasota Bay is a VITAL local resource, partly because hundreds of thousands of tax dollars has been spent on its restoration. Too bad local elected officials and developers seek to despoil the results obtained at great taxpayer expense. See other articles in this issue for a partial understanding of the destructive efforts now underway.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on September 11, 2014 at 5:19 pm
 


Article Headline: Bird Nerd Nature Tours Debuts with Free Nature Walk September 27 at Leffis Key


Comment:
Leffis Key recently won the local Audubon contest against Lido Key for number of summer birds seen. It has been used every year for 12 years as part of the field instruction for the Basic Birding Course offered by Manatee Audubon. Bob and I are proud of our work in the restoration of this parcel. A great place to initiate a new business.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on September 11, 2014 at 5:15 pm
 


Article Headline: Guest Editorial: Are CDDs a Hidden Way to Tax Homebuyers and Pad Profits?


Comment:
What a rip-off both for those who buy into these developments and the rest of us, who must pay to add infrastructure for the many new comers. Clearly, the cozy relationship between developers and those who take developer money to get elected, harms everyone but these two groups. It is past time for voters to WAKE UP!
Posted by Nancy R Dean on September 11, 2014 at 5:10 pm
 


Article Headline: Citizens Urge Bradenton City Council to Rescind Approval of Planned Perico Island Development


Comment:
So sad that we have elected officials, who apparently dislike Mangroves, despite the many benefits provided by these native shrubs. I agree that the Neals, Beruff, and elected officials in both the city and county SHOULD be personally responsible for future flood damage. In addition, they should be responsible for lost business as water quality is reduced. The loss of tourism due to poor water quality, as well as, reductions in fish, birds and other wildlife will harm many local businesses.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on September 11, 2014 at 5:05 pm
 


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


Comment:
The republicans have been using the write in candidate loophole for years to disinfranchise and cheat dems and independants of their vote for many years, over many local elections. No one charged them with voter fraud, even though they did to change the outcome of an election and, they did not campaign. Time to CLOSE THE LOOPHOLE.
Posted by Barbara Elliott on September 8, 2014 at 9:37 am
 


Article Headline: Villages Of Amazon South Sees Sidewalk Fiasco


Comment:
I could trade off side walks if Neal and company would provide the needed schools and roads.
Posted by Paul D. Smith on September 7, 2014 at 9:10 pm
 


Article Headline: BOCC Needs to Look North to Solve Indigent Care Funding


Comment:
Why vote between 2 known liars? Florida, we are fortunate enough not to
be stuck picking one liar or the other this time. We actually have an
alternative. Take advantage of the opportunity. Adrian Wyllie deserves
my vote. He is a honest average Floridian just as you and I , that is
willing to stand up and do something for the interest of all of us here
in Florida. The other candidates both Republican and Democrat are owned
and controlled by special interest, like puppets and will lie to your
face to gain your vote, then continue the same old agenda that we
complain about year after year. Time to get off this merry-go-round,
election after election, thinking it will be any different. Take a
stand, vote for the candidate that loves this state and is willing to
take time out of his life, effort and money to SERVE the people of
Florida and stop voting for these ?paid for? career politicians that are
only out for money and fame and have zero interest in us Floridians.
Even if it?s just for honesty alone, vote for Adrian Wyllie instead of
the other two (Scott/Crist) which are proven liars. The choice is yours
and yours alone, if you want the same old corruption and slap in the
face, go ahead and vote for one of the two puppets (Scott/Crist) OR do
what is right for our (yours and your children?s) future and vote for
Adrian Wyllie. Support him by donating to his campaign, spreading the
word and contribute to the super brochure program which I think is very
powerful. Visit his website today
Posted by orlandochris on September 7, 2014 at 3:11 pm
 


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Obituaries

Name Date
Marion Forbes September 15, 2014
Emma LaSota September 6, 2014
Elizabeth Pagliarulo September 11, 2014
Joseph Bische August 31, 2014
Jeanette Zerwin September 12, 2014
Janie Thielen September 12, 2014
Richard Schluederberg, Sr. September 10, 2014
Anne Teyssier August 28, 2014
Paul Saracino September 4, 2014
All Obituaries






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