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Sunday, July 6, 2014


Published Sunday, July 6, 2014

In another light week for scheduled local government board meetings, the Manatee School Board will be given a presentation on Health Care Reform and the status of the District's health plan during its workshop Tuesday. On Wednesday, the Bradenton City Council will meet for its second consecutive workshop in two weeks; and the Manatee Planning Commission will convene Thursday.

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Thursday, July 3, 2014


Published Thursday, July 3, 2014
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District 4 Manatee County Commissioner Robin DiSabatino has called for a BOCC "special meeting" to discuss the plethora of emails and voicemails calling for intervention in the county's failed "No Kill" policy. 

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014


Published Wednesday, July 2, 2014
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Manatee County Government offices will be closed Friday, July 4 to observe Independence Day. Trash and recycling collections will be postponed one day from Friday to Saturday for residents in unincorporated Manatee. Manatee County parks and beaches will be open to the public. Manatee County golf course will be open. G.T. Bray Recreation Center. G.T. Bray Skate Park and Blackstone Skate Park will be open normal hours, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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Sunday, June 29, 2014


Published Sunday, June 29, 2014

A slight schedule of local government boards is set for this week. The Bradenton City Council will workshop on Wednesday. Manatee County government offices will be closed on Friday for the Independence Day holiday.

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Saturday, June 28, 2014


Published Saturday, June 28, 2014
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Thursday afternoon, industry reps, residents and county commissioners came to see FDOT's "diverging diamond interchange" showcased at the Holiday Inn in Lakewood Ranch. But the controversial fix-all design to curb the overwhelming traffic jams that paralyze I-75 and University Parkway every afternoon and are only expected to get much worse with the upcoming opening of a major mall, is still looking for funding.

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Thursday, June 26, 2014


Published Thursday, June 26, 2014
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At Wednesday's meeting, the Bradenton City Council voted to allow a Special Use approval to build a child daycare facility on 4th Circle Avenue East.. Councilman Gene Brown was absent from the meeting.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014


Published Wednesday, June 25, 2014
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At Tuesday's meeting, the Manatee School Board was given a preliminary budget update (story to follow), and approved the sale of two parcels - a property of more than 2.75 acres located near Braden River High, and a 1.7 acre property in Ellenton, for a total of $750,000. In other business, the board approved Superintendent Rick Mills's "Foundations for Excellence" Strategic Plan.

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Published Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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Karen Carpenter was elected to the school board in 2010 and this is her first bid for re-election. Carpenter, who was something as an outsider at the beginning of her term, would go on to serve as chair through the most turbulent period in the district's history.

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Published Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Mary Cantrell is the outgoing director at Manatee Technical Institute where she oversaw the school's transition to its new SR70 campus. After her position was consolidated and her contract non-renewed for the 2014/15 school year, she filed to seek the district 5 school board seat currently held by board chair Julie Aranibar. 

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Published Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Frank Brunner served on the Manatee County School Board for 10 years before giving up the seat for an unsuccessful run at the Manatee County Commission in 2006. Brunner is challenging incumbent district 4 board member Karen Carpenter in the August election.

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Obituaries

Name Date
Barbara Pernat July 27, 2014
Homer Cablish July 24, 2014
Barbara Anderson July 23, 2014
Mary Taylor July 17, 2014
Rick Ramhofer July 21, 2014
Leslie Lovestead July 21, 2014
James McCobb July 22, 2014
Edith Norbury July 20, 2014
Richard McLaren July 17, 2014
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