4-home development, standing water stir concern

Seven Harbour Isle coach homes are perched overlooking another development that broke ground a year ago on the mangrove-lined shore of Perico Island. Living within a bird’s eye view of the site, Debbie Wilcox has raised concerns to state and … Continue reading →

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Manatee County has 4 travel-related Zika cases

Debbie Wilcox, a resident of Harbour Isles on Perico Island, has concerns about the drainage system that holds stormwater runoff — and possibly breeds mosquitoes. Four travel-related Zika cases were reported Sept. 22 in Manatee County. According to the Florida … Continue reading →

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Red tide storms ashore

A bloom of the red tide organism, Karenia brevis, has been observed in Southwest Florida along Manatee and Sarasota counties. Karenia brevis was observed in background to high concentrations in 41 samples collected from Manatee and Sarasota counties, background to … Continue reading →

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Sea turtle nesting slows to none, hatchlings emerge by nestful

For the past three weeks — in the wake of Hurricane Hermine — no new loggerhead sea turtle nests have been observed on the beaches of Anna Maria Island. But even the wind, rain and rough surf Hermine dealt when … Continue reading →

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Bert Harris claims against Anna Maria escalate to $23 million

The onslaught continues. The city of Anna Maria has received 68 Bert Harris claims to date, amounting to $23,194,000 in value losses. Just as commissioners were poised to approve four settlement offers to claimants, another one hit city hall. The … Continue reading →

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Anna Maria sets spending plan for next fiscal year

The Anna Maria City Commission voted unanimously to accept the mayorʼs proposed budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year Sept. 21in a brief, six-minute meeting. No public comment was offered as commissioners worked briskly through the approval process. The millage rate … Continue reading →

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