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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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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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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
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