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Tarpon commissioners vote 3-2 to support Greenlight

TARPON SPRINGS — Tarpon Springs became the latest municipality to back Greenlight Pinellas, voting 3-2 in favor of the regional transit plan last Tuesday.
Published: 07/23/14

Open house slated to discuss Gandy Boulevard improvements

Residents will get the opportunity to hear the Florida Department of Transportation’s plans for major road improvements along Gandy Boulevard to ease east-west traffic flow in Pinellas County during an open house on Thursday.
Published: 07/23/14
Tarpon water plant on budget, but slightly off schedule

Tarpon water plant on budget, but slightly off schedule

TARPON SPRINGS — Work on the city’s reverse-osmosis water treatment plant continues to flow toward its 2015 completion date, according to project managers.
Published: 07/23/14
‘Dolphin Tale 2’ has a new tale to tell

‘Dolphin Tale 2’ has a new tale to tell

CLEARWATER — In December 2010, cast and crew of the film “A Dolphin Tale” were in the middle of their wrap party at a nearby restaurant when rescuers pulled up to Clearwater Marine Aquarium in a wildlife ambulance with a dolphin ...
Published: 07/23/14

Federal grant could help add programs at five schools

LARGO — Battling long waiting lists for their most successful programs and little diversity in struggling schools, Pinellas County officials on Tuesday discussed a long-term plan to add new magnet programs in schools that could use the help. ...
Published: 07/23/14

GCS Energy sues over Pinellas recycling pact

CLEARWATER — The company that runs Pinellas County’s waste-to-energy plant is seeking more than $200 million in damages after being denied a chance to bid on a long-term contract with revenues around $35 million a year....
Published: 07/23/14
Massive rush-hour backups again on U.S. 19

Massive rush-hour backups again on U.S. 19

Accident shuts down all southbound 19 lanes at Tampa Road intersection
Published: 07/22/14
Updated: 07/23/14

Police: Man falls off street sweeper, run over in St. Pete

A Tarpon Springs man was critically injured this morning after St. Petersburg police say a street sweeper that he was operating rolled on top of him.
Published: 07/22/14
House panel demands VBA records on fired whistleblower

House panel demands VBA records on fired whistleblower

The chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs is demanding that the Veterans Benefits Administration’s St. Petersburg Regional Office turn over personnel records for a former employee and union official fired days after deliv...
Published: 07/22/14

St. Pete police investigating man’s body found in water

St. Petersburg police are investigating the discovery of a man found floating in the water off Municipal Marina this afternoon.
Published: 07/21/14

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