Friday, August 17, 2018

Clearwater / North Pinellas News

Tarpon Springs to ask voters to okay 30-year extension to Adventist hospital lease

Tarpon Springs to ask voters to okay 30-year extension to Adventist hospital lease

TARPON SPRINGS — Jason Dunkel stressed that Adventist HealthCare’s commitment to the community remains strong when he recently presented Florida Hospital North Pinellas’ request for a long-term lease extension to the City Commission.City voters will ...
Published: 08/06/18
Clearwater Council votes to put strong mayor question on November ballot

Clearwater Council votes to put strong mayor question on November ballot

CLEARWATER — In the middle of the City Council meeting Thursday, about one hour before officials would discuss whether to put a strong mayor referendum on the Nov. 6 ballot, Vice Mayor Doreen Caudell walked unexpectedly into the chambers and flipped ...
Published: 08/02/18
Updated: 08/03/18
Man, 70, rescued from Clearwater house fire

Man, 70, rescued from Clearwater house fire

CLEARWATER — A 70-year-old man was rescued from a fire at his home off S Keene Road, according to the Clearwater Fire Department.The department did not identify the man, but said he was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Th...
Published: 08/03/18
In latest ‘stand your ground’ case, a question: Who started it?

In latest ‘stand your ground’ case, a question: Who started it?

CLEARWATER — A popular question has emerged in the weeks since Markeis McGlockton was shot and killed in a convenience store parking lot.Didn’t the shooter, Michael Drejka, trigger the whole situation when he took the law into his own hands, confront...
Published: 08/03/18

Tarpon Springs’ Safford House Museum reopens

TARPON SPRINGS — The Safford House Museum, 23 Parkin Court, has resumed normal hours after a summer hiatus. The museum is open on Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $5 per person, free for Tarpon Arts members.
Updated one month ago
Dunedin’s Edgewater Park playground opens

Dunedin’s Edgewater Park playground opens

DUNEDIN — Parks & Recreation opens its newest playground at Edgewater Park, 51 Main St., just west of downtown.The playground incorporates a nautical theme. The equipment is decked out in bright blue and teal and splashed with sea life creatures swim...
Updated one month ago
Dunedin hires firm for Blue Jays work

Dunedin hires firm for Blue Jays work

DUNEDIN — City commissioners awarded a bid of $5.41 million to the Kansas City firm of Populous Inc. for architectural services to improve spring training facilities for the Toronto Blue Jays.It is one of the first major steps city officials plan to ...
Updated one month ago
Dunedin proposes no change in tax rate

Dunedin proposes no change in tax rate

DUNEDIN — City officials plan to maintain the current tax rate of $4.13 per $1,000 of assessed, taxable property value.Mostly because of increasing property values, tax revenue in the city’s operating budget are expected to increase more than $700,00...
Updated one month ago
Landmark Pelican Walk Plaza on Clearwater Beach sells for $14.4M

Landmark Pelican Walk Plaza on Clearwater Beach sells for $14.4M

A landmark building on Clearwater Beach has a new owner. Pelican Walk Plaza, home of Hogan’s Beach Shop and the Brown Boxer pub and grille, sold to a company registered to investor Anthony Caruso for $14.4 million on July 23, according to property re...
Updated one month ago
The fate of Clearwater’s strong mayor ballot initiative comes down to one vote

The fate of Clearwater’s strong mayor ballot initiative comes down to one vote

CLEARWATER — Three months ago, when all this started, it seemed certain that voters would see a question on the Nov. 6 ballot asking whether they want to change their government to a strong mayor system.Three of the five City Council members — David ...
Updated one month ago