NewsManatee is no more
On May 7, 2015 the publisher and driving force
behind NewsManatee, Michael Quinn passed away. With his passing,
NewsManatee.com will no longer be updated and in time will be gone
from the Internet.
Mike Quinn worked every day to report the disheartening
side of crime in Manatee and Sarasota counties. In addition he published
upbeat stories about local community members and civic leaders.
Following and writing local crime stories every day would probably
make most people depressed and disgusted with the human race. But
not Mike, he believed that sunshine was the best disinfectant; the
more people know about what is happening, the more they will demand
change. He didn't just moan and complain to his friends, he did
something about it.
In thirteen years, beginning in 2002, his efforts
to build NewsManatee resulted in millions of webpage views. For
Mike, NewsManatee was not about money; it was about reporting the
news and informing the public. As Carole Atkins wrote at legacy.com
No one can take your place in the dedication
you showed to the community in reporting the facts every day without
Rest in Peace Michael C. Quinn.