Turtle watch shocked by EPA halt to nesting
Mar28

Turtle watch shocked by EPA halt to nesting

Sea turtles that have nested on Anna Maria Island beaches for millennia are being targeted as undocumented immigrants. According to new environmental regulations enacted by new officials with the EPA, sea turtles will no longer be allowed on U.S. shores, and a wall will be built to prevent future nesting activity. An Aquatic Defense Boundary […]

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DOT funds $7M Holmes Beach-SR 789 project
Mar28

DOT funds $7M Holmes Beach-SR 789 project

The cost: more than $1 million a mile. The length: 5.72 miles. A road improvement project for portions of State Road 789 with construction in 2021-25 is expected to cost $7.09 million. The improvements cover the SR 789 corridor from 27th Street North to the intersection of Palm and Gulf drives, with funding by the […]

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Manatee County to consider rezoning Aqua By The Bay
Mar28

Manatee County to consider rezoning Aqua By The Bay

Manatee County commissioners soon will be asked to rezone and consider a general development plan for the Aqua By The Bay, a development formerly proposed as Long Bar Pointe. About one-third of the property, which lies east and south of Cortez, is submerged lands. Long Bar Pointe LLLP and Cargor Partners VIII, guided by developers […]

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WMFR dedicates Station 3 to retired chief … and celebrates!
Mar28
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Holmes Beach wins 1 Key Royale-Bert Harris case …
Mar28

Holmes Beach wins 1 Key Royale-Bert Harris case …

The owners of 626 Key Royale failed to prove Holmes Beach burdened the use of their property. So there was no valid claim in this Anna Maria Island test of the Bert Harris Act. Twelfth Circuit Judge Gilbert A. Smith Jr. entered a final judgment March 23 for the city and against the plaintiffs Leah […]

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The Islander Newspaper E-Edition: Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Mar28
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