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Wednesday, June 25, 2014


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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Published Wednesday, June 25, 2014
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At Monday's workshop, the Manatee School Board was presented with an update on the district's debt situation, currently at $340 million, and its credit rating, currently a triple B minus rating. The board was advised that both are on a path to improve in coming years.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014


Published Tuesday, June 24, 2014
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At Monday's MPO Meeting, members voted to approve the 2014 MPO Project Priorities, approve the Regional Priorities from the Transportation Regional Incentive Program and Regional Trails, and voted to renew the MPO's employment agreement with Director Michael Howe. 

 

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Monday, June 23, 2014


Published Monday, June 23, 2014

Manatee High School teacher Charlie Kennedy is running for the Manatee County District 2 School Board seat that will be vacated by longtime veteran Barbara Harvey. Kennedy says that his experience as an educator has put him in touch with what is happening in the schools in a way that will add valuable perspective to the board. 

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Published Monday, June 23, 2014

Rodney Jones is running for the Manatee County District 2 School Board seat that will be vacated by longtime veteran Barbara Harvey. Jones, who has experience as a mentor and counselor, says he is currently substitute teaching in the district in order to get a better handle on what is happening in the schools.

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Sunday, June 22, 2014


Published Sunday, June 22, 2014

At Monday's Sarasota-Manatee MPO meeting, FDOT will give a presentation on Sarasota roundabout projects from US 41 10th Street to 14th Street. The Manatee School Board will convene for a workshop on Monday (with a discussion on the district's debt) and a meeting on Tuesday (during which the sale of parcels on the Braden River High property will come up for approval). The Bradenton City Council will meet on Wednesday.

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Friday, June 20, 2014


Published Friday, June 20, 2014
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At Thursday's Port Authority Meeting, members voted to permit an Evaluation Committee that consists of Port executives to negotiate professional service contracts. Members voted to continue into Phase Two of the Mass Notification Project connecting the port's administrative office and the security operations center. In other business, Frank Holden, Port Manatee's Senior Director of Operations and Special Projects, retires.  

 

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Thursday, June 19, 2014


Published Thursday, June 19, 2014

At a special meeting on Wednesday, the Bradenton City Council approved a resolution requesting that FDOT close part of the 8th Avenue West Bridge during the 2015 Power Boat Regatta.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014


Published Wednesday, June 18, 2014

At Tuesday's workshop, the Manatee School Board went through budget overviews for the district's Instructional Services and Operations departments, as well as the board's own budget. Major discussion points were a stated prioritization of funding for Instruction over Operations, the gutting of new projects that had been planned, and possible raises for board members.

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Obituaries

Name Date
Sue Styers Aug 29, 2014
Thelma Bowlby August 17, 2014
Joseph Dabek August 20, 2014
Edna Mills August 21, 2014
Gary Payne August 16, 2014
Mabel Berry April 20, 2014
Gary Payne August 16, 2014
Thelma Bowlby August 17, 2014
Mildred Haas August 15, 2014
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