Thursday, April 26, 2018

Clearwater / North Pinellas News

Clearwater police identify motorcyclist killed in Memorial Causeway crash

CLEARWATER — Police identified the motorcyclist killed Sunday in a crash on the Clearwater Memorial Causeway as Bradley Russell of Seminole.Russell, 30, collided with a car about 2:45 a.m., police said. He died at Morton Plant Hospital. No one in the...
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Three residents escape Clearwater fire, but two dogs don’t make it out

Three residents escape Clearwater fire, but two dogs don’t make it out

CLEARWATERThree residents escaped a house fire that killed two dogs Thursday night, according to Clearwater Fire and Rescue.The residents won’t be able to return to their home at 2749 Kumquat Drive, which fire officials said suffered extensive damage...
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Three escape injury from fire that engulfs Clearwater home

Three escape injury from fire that engulfs Clearwater home

CLEARWATER — Three people were able to escape a Thursday night fire that heavily damaged a home at 2749 Kumquat Drive, according to Clearwater Fire and Rescue.None of the three was injured, officials said.Firefighting crews were dispatched to the hom...
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No injuries in fire that blazed in Belleair condominium

No injuries in fire that blazed in Belleair condominium

BELLEAIR — About 50 people were evacuated from a condominium near Belleair Country Club on Thursday when a fire blazed in an eighth floor unit.Largo Fire Rescue public educator Summer Mahr said investigators are still determining the cause of the fir...
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New hope for Dunedin’s long vacant East Gateway with $50 million proposal

New hope for Dunedin’s long vacant East Gateway with $50 million proposal

DUNEDIN — Residents have heard this time and again over the past decade.But there is new hope for developing the four acres of vacant land at the eastern gateway to downtown that has been stalled for 14 years.The city is now in talks with developer J...
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Tarpon Springs looks at ways to beautify downtown

Tarpon Springs looks at ways to beautify downtown

TARPON SPRINGS — Lighting, landscaping and signs are all up for discussion as the city begins to focus on the beautification of downtown and the surrounding area.A recent meeting led by Economic Development Manager Karen Lemmons and Public Works Dire...
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Lennar’s new waterfront community in Ruskin is now the ‘Southshore Yacht Club’

Buoyed by the success of its WCI luxury brand and the Westshore Yacht Club in Tampa, Lennar is rebranding its new waterfront community in Ruskin as "Southshore Yacht Club."Two years ago, Lennar, the nation’s biggest home builder, paid $17 million fo...
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Historic Fenway in Dunedin set to reopen as boutique hotel in September

Historic Fenway in Dunedin set to reopen as boutique hotel in September

DUNEDIN — Perhaps the city’s most recognizable landmark building is scheduled to reopen as a boutique hotel in September. Mainsail Lodging & Development is planning to reopen the Fenway Hotel, which has has been undergoing renovation...
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Partners make $5 million bet on Seminole Heights as ‘the coolest part’ of Tampa

Partners make $5 million bet on Seminole Heights as ‘the coolest part’ of Tampa

TAMPA — In the past few years, Seminole Heights has morphed into one of Tampa Bay’s trendiest neighborhoods. You can still buy a used Toyota on Florida Avenue but you can also dine at several top-rated restaurants that have made the area a foodie’s m...
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Clearwater razes 300 trees for stormwater project, but promises 1,465 new trees

Clearwater razes 300 trees for stormwater project, but promises 1,465 new trees

CLEARWATER — Mary Rogero could hear the cracking of the live oaks in Coachman Ridge Park from her living room Monday morning, so she drove over to investigate for herself. What used to be lush woods behind the playground, tennis and basketball courts...
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