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Top Stories - This Week: Wednesday, March. 24, 2004

Fire closes historic Waterfront restaurant in Anna Maria
By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter

Through the kitchen window A fire investigater checks the area of the burned-out kitchen of the Waterfront Restaurant following the early morning fire Friday.

A firefighter applies water under the eaves near the kitchen of the Waterfront restaurant where smoke and flames were still showing shortly after 6 a.m. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
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Police, parents keep tabs on Island sex offenders
By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter

Concerned about the recent abduction and murder of 11-year-old Sarasota schoolgirl Carlie Bruscia, Island police and parents are keeping a watchful eye on any sex offenders who live on the Island.

Full Story...


Curbside recycling to start - finally - in Bradenton Beach
By Paul Roat. Islander Reporter

Curbside recycling is finally coming to Bradenton Beach.

Public Works Director Dottie Poindexter said blue bins and white buckets would be distributed to sanitation customers the first week in April, with collection expected to begin later in the month.

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At long last, a parking space in Anna Maria - maybe
By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter

Hard to believe, but the Anna Maria City Commission appears on the verge of approving a parking plan for the city after more than 80 years of parking problems and endless committees and recommendations.

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Turtle lighting becomes request for all-inclusive study
By Paul Roat. Islander Reporter

A discussion by the Bradenton Beach Corridor Management Entity at its March 16 meeting of turtle-friendly street lights along State Road 789 (Gulf Drive) turned into a request to ask the city commission to fund an all-encompassing engineering study of a host of issues.

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Fire district to try again
By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter

Members of the West Manatee Fire & Rescue District board and WMFR Chief Andy Price conducted a post-mortem March 18 on the 128-vote failure of the proposed ad valorem tax initiative for the district.

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IMS won't appeal school board decision, hires shutdown coordinator
By Diana Bogan. Islander Reporter

The Island Middle School Board of Directors agreed that it may not be wise to appeal the Manatee County School Board's decision to end its charter.

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