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A 6,100-square-foot house built just 12 years ago on this barrier island was torn down last September, to make way for what neighbors say will be a three-story home for Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik. The half-acre property at 112 N. Washington Drive was bought last year for $4.25 million. [Sarasota Herald-Tribune]

Jeff Vinik razes another waterfront home to build Sarasota mansion

SARASOTA — If you're rich, you can afford to buy a multimillion-dollar home just to tear it down for your new mansion. If you're Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik? You can afford two. Vinik, the hedge fund megamillionaire and hockey baron who just bought Tampa's Channelside Bay Plaza, started demolition last wee …


    Judge throws out challenge to blind trust law used by Gov. Scott

    From the Associated Press:

     A Florida judge is upholding a law that allows elected officials to place their assets in a blind trust instead of reporting each investment publicly....


    Oldsmar tech company gives $25,000 to Friends of Greenlight

    An Oldsmar technology company has helped nudge the Friends of Greenlight closer to its $1 million fundraising goal....


    Another candidate forum in Hillsborough

    Rounding out our list of upcoming public forums featuring candidates for the Hillsborough County School Board:...