Developer Carlos Beruff may not be able to buy his way into the U.S. Senate, but that’s not the only seat he’s after. Through 10 separate companies, he’s funneled $10,000 to Ron Reagan, Manatee County Commission candidate in District 1.
Recently, I went to the Manatee County Property Appraiser’s office to discuss a commercial parcel of property I own. While I expected to wait a reasonable period of time, I did not expect to wait 45 minutes.
After shopping at a local Publix Wednesday, I felt it necessary to make a plea to the citizens of Manatee County. I was told that the food banks are picking up collections being taken at the registers and not waiting for the Stuff the Bus event that will be coming Sunday. There is such a need at our food bank, they cannot wait!
When I read the article in the Aug. 1 Bradenton Herald entitled “Forward Manatee political committee formed to advocate for sales tax passage,” the hair on the back of my neck stood up. Does “Forward” in the name ring any bells to you? President Obama used that for his slogan in 2012.
I am putting in my “two cents worth” concerning the red light cameras that are already installed in Bradenton. I have never had an accident caused by a red-light runner; however, I do know that the cameras undoubtedly result in far fewer drivers trying to get across our intersections after the light turns red.
I live near the WaWa convenience store-gas stationon the corner of 53rd Avenue and 14th Street West, and I would like to comment on the deplorable condition of the wooded lot on the corner nearby — deplorable!
I stopped at Subway (a sandwich shop) one recent morning and was in line with a police officer and two other people. As we got closer to the cash register, we realized that the police officer had picked up the tab for all of us.
Having been the spouse of a police officer for 25 years in Michigan, it broke my heart to see them hunted and shot down like animals. Some of them were young, possibly just starting their careers where others were older, maybe war retirees.
With school in session again, it occurred to us that there is no slow season in Bradenton. We have activities on the Riverwalk, the Farmers’ Market, Snooty’s Birthday Bash, South Florida Museum programs, festivals and anything else you can think of most days of the year.
I am writing to thank the Bradenton Herald for providing a proper forum for Dr. Linda Christmann to illuminate for we the public the meaning of recently released scores by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for hospitals in our area.
I read Carol Gazell’s lengthy musings on the school board election in a recent Herald with a great deal of interest. Being a daily reader of the Herald and a subscriber for a half century, I reflected back on Ms. Gazell’s previous opinion submissions. I realized right away that my opinions on nearly everything are diametrically opposite hers.
For 36 years I have practiced in Bradenton as a periodontist treating various levels of periodontal disease. I pride myself on educating my patients on the importance of excellent daily oral hygiene as a preventive measure against this silent epidemic.