Park-and-ride key to island traffic solutions

There’s no sense reinventing the wheel for a traffic study. That’s why Florida Department of Transportation consultants working on the $675,000 District 1 Sarasota/Manatee Barrier Islands Traffic Study pored over more than a dozen completed traffic studies looking for answers. The consultants are tasked with improving traffic flow on the barrier islands from Anna Maria […]

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Threatened shorebirds nest at proposed development site

A proposed development on the shore of Sarasota Bay may be facing a new environmental challenge. As of July 7, a colony of least terns, shorebirds listed as a threatened species by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, is taking residence on property that is part of the proposed 529-acre development site for Aqua […]

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DOT draws conceptual plan to realign 119th Street

Step by step. That’s how Manatee County property manager Joy Leggett-Murphy views the process ahead of the proposed intersection realignment at 119th Street and Cortez Road. And the first step — a conceptual plan from the Florida Department of Transportation — is apparently not a big hit in Cortez. DOT Division 1 engineer David Wheeler […]

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Westbay condo residents push to restore views, value

A dispute over the boat canopies that are said to block the waterfront view from some units at a condominium complex in Holmes Beach is now backed by a claim that the diminished view is hitting one owner’s pocket book. Some of the residents and the property manager at Westbay Point & Moorings condominiums predicted […]

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Winterhaven woman gets 12-month DUI probation

Twelve months of probation was the sentence for a Winterhaven woman behind the wheel of a vehicle that was pulled over a year ago for driving under the influence in Bradenton Beach. Tara Erickson, now 25, pleaded no contest June 26 and Judge Robert Farrance adjudicated her guilty. Farrance ordered her probation and 15 days […]

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1 soccer team reaches perfection on way to championship

Sato Real Estate completed an unblemished season in the adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island July 6 with a dominating 8-2 victory over Moss Builders. After rolling through the regular season, Sato Real Estate won three consecutive playoff games by a combined score of 23-5 to finish with a 10-0 overall […]

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