Events Calendar

Current Weather

Manatee Road Watch

Eat Here - Gulf Coast Cookery Sean Tampa Bay yacht Management Bills Discount Center - New & used Furnature, Appliances and More!

The Bradenton Times Polls

Poll Question: Do you think the labrador mix Padi, who bit and injured a child while the dog was allegedly protecting himself, should be euthanized?

 Yes  No More polls »

The Robyn Report with Robyn Davis Right column ad


Bradenton Times News Articles


Thursday, July 9, 2015

Published Thursday, July 9, 2015

There doesn’t seem to be an endeavor more conducive to someone reversing their thinking on capital punishment than spending two decades on the United States Supreme Court. In a recent ruling regarding the use of a controversial sedative during lethal injections, two justices called into question whether it is at all possible to employ the death penalty in a constitutional manner.


Sunday, July 5, 2015

Published Sunday, July 5, 2015

As a columnist, I try to avoid shouting into the wind tunnel. As is my habit, I've tried to wait until the noise died down regarding the recent mass murder in Charleston, South Carolina, even though the event occurred while I was absorbing the recent spat of troubling altercations between white police officers and black citizens in order to explore the issue in a column. In the time since the shootings, a spate of fires set to black churches have kept tensions high. The fact that it has now been several months since there has been air in the conversation on race matters seems to suggest something more than isolated incidents.


Saturday, July 4, 2015

Published Saturday, July 4, 2015

A disturbing new report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) warns that America's growing debt could choke economic growth and lead to a death spiral from which there is no recovery. The CBO's report should give new energy and urgency to the call for a Constitutional Balanced Budget Amendment. The national debt is a ticking time bomb that threatens every American, young and old. It currently exceeds $18 trillion and is projected to top $27 trillion within the next decade.


Friday, July 3, 2015

Published Friday, July 3, 2015

Monday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that an independent state commission can draw federal Congressional districts opens the door for Florida to cure its long history of gerrymandering election maps in order to prevent elections from occurring as intended.

Published Friday, July 3, 2015

I just reviewed the video of the March 24, 2015 Florida Cabinet Meeting in which Manatee County and Robinson Farms requested that the Governor and his Cabinet override DOAH Judge Bram D. E. Canter’s decision that has prevented Neal Communities from developing land which is in the Coastal Evacuation Area and the Coastal High Hazard Area adjacent to the Palma Sola Botanical Park.


Thursday, July 2, 2015

Published Thursday, July 2, 2015

There was a time when New Jersey Governor Chris Christie looked like the best chance Republicans had to secure the White House. Then Christie's star seemed to fall as quickly as it had risen. But as the 2016 GOP field continues to flounder, all of a sudden Christie—who entered the race this week—is again looking like the Republican candidate with the best chance of winning a general election.

Published Thursday, July 2, 2015

This week, the Sarasota Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to approve Benderson Development’s request for a 37 percent increase in the amount of development permitted at the University Town Center campus at the intersection of I-75 and University Parkway.


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Published Tuesday, June 30, 2015

When it comes to the unique permit Pat Neal requested from SWFMD to allow the developer to destroy high-quality mangroves and replace them with four homes, the message could not be more clear: don't do it. Neal requested a permit similar to the days of the 1960’s and 70’s when there was no environmental regulation. A litany of regulatory agencies have ruled against the proposed project, but it’s not over yet. Here's what you can do to have your voice heard. 


Sunday, June 28, 2015

Published Sunday, June 28, 2015

On the surface, not much. One considers himself a socialist, the other a libertarian. Few political ideologies have such a large gap separating their core beliefs. That being said, they are both unlikely heroes of a sort, in that they each have managed to capture the imagination of sizable chunks of a disenfranchised electorate who seem increasingly desperate for something outside of the two-party, Coke and Pepsi system.


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Published Thursday, June 25, 2015

On Tuesday, the Manatee County School Board voted to move forward with a plan to promote a change in board organization that would add two members to the board and alter the way members are elected. The public should be very concerned and demand from their elected officials a much more thoughtful and complete process.

Manatee Rural Health Certificate


Name Date
Irene Brothers July 24, 2015
Allene O'Brien June 23, 2015
Dorothy Hill July 28 2015
David Maberry July 24, 2015
Juanita Floyd June 26, 2015
Elizabeth Bennett July 22, 2015
John Lawler July 21, 2015
Marilyn Doxey July 22, 2015
Donald Mills July 23, 2015
All Obituaries

Copyright © 2009 - 2015 | The Bradenton Times | More than just an Online Newspaper |
405 26 Avenue Bradenton, FL 34205
Phone: 941-896-7857 - Privacy Policy - RSS Feed
Template provided by Free CSS Templates