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The two medians on Perico Island of SR 64 West were originally landscaped with sod and shrubs by the developer of Perico Bay Club.  The developer turned them over to the Homeowners Association, …

Let the Voters Decide!

The League of Women Voters envisions a democracy where citizens have the right and ability to determine who represents them on governing bodies. On May 7, the League sent a letter to Supervisor of …

Recent research increasingly suggests a correlation between exposure to various forms of pollution and an increase in criminal behavior. This relationship is multifaceted, influenced by a complex …

Free Speech for Me, But Not for Thee?

Manatee County Commissioner Kevin Van Ostenbridge fully embraced “free speech” when he ran for office in 2020. However, when it comes to the speech of the citizens he claims to represent, …

In the first of two public hearings, Manatee County Commissioners moved forward with their plan to significantly underfund infrastructure required by rampant development by collecting far less in …

Manatee County's Island Parking Garage Myth

The district-switching County Commissioner, Kevin Van Ostenbridge, continues to pursue his ill-conceived parking garage plan by searching for funding through a public-private partnership. The county …

Global warming has already had profound impacts on Africa, which is already grappling with many environmental and socio-economic challenges. The most dramatic effects observed so far include …

An Impact Fee Reminder

This Thursday, the Board of County Commissioners will have our first of two public hearings to finalize the future of our impact fees. These fees have been a source of contention with the public as …

Banana Republicans

This week, our useful idiots on the Manatee County Commission backed up the  dump truck and deposited another impressively large pile of manure onto the proverbial lawns of the citizens they are …

In an era of climate disasters, Americans in vulnerable regions will need to rely more than ever on their home insurance. But as floods, wildfires, and severe storms become more common, a troubling …

According to Florida Department of Education data, the average teaching salary in our state is $51,166.57 annually. That ranks a lowly 48th in the United States. Despite poor pay and a highly …

In our ongoing quest for sustainable energy solutions, innovative technologies are necessary to complement renewable sources like solar and wind power. One such potential breakthrough revolves around …

Death Knell for Democracy?

When the Florida legislature passed SB 540 during last year’s session, sustainable growth advocates cried foul. The non-partisan non-profit Friends of the Everglades said it would …

Maple syrup, that staple of the American breakfast table, is not only a cherished product across North America, but also plays a significant role in the economies of Quebec and Vermont. This industry …

More BOCC Theater on Israel Proclamation

At Tuesday’s meeting, Manatee County Commissioner Kevin Van Ostenbridge presented a proclamation expressing the county’s unwavering support for the nation of Israel and its actions in the …

Indoor Radon Exposure

Radon is an odorless, colorless, radioactive, gaseous element that results from the breakdown of radium. Indoor radon air pollution is the number-one environmental pollution hazard in the state. …

Qualified Candidates for School Board Encouraged to Apply in District 5

Manatee County School Board District 5 , which roughly goes from Lockwood Ridge Rd east to the county line and from State Route 64 south to University Parkway, will shortly have a school board …

Cement is a component of concrete, mortar and other materials. It has many uses as a binding product—roads, sidewalks and patios would be very different without it. Cement production does have …

On Tuesday, the Florida Department of Transportation held a public hearing on the DeSoto Bridge Replacement Project. During the hearing, FDOT’s preferred …

When thinking of ways to live a greener lifestyle, toilet paper isn’t usually the first thing people think of, but the average American uses more than 50 pounds of tissue paper per year. Like …

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