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Damages from fire estimated at $100,000

Safety Harbor

Damages from fire estimated at $100,000

A fire destroyed about one-third of a home at 24 Ridgecroft Lane on Friday, but officials had not yet determined what caused the blaze. Tracy Jagiello, 35, was at home around 3:30 p.m. when a neighbor knocked on the door to tell her he saw smoke coming out of the attic vent. Her husband, Alan Jagiello, 31, and their 8-month-old son Luke were taking a bike ride in downtown Safety Harbor at the time, but got a phone call to return home. "I just hope that most of our personal things that we care about are still there," Alan Jagiello said Friday as he sketched a map of his home for firefighters. Ray Duke, acting deputy chief for the Safety Harbor Fire Department, estimated the structural damage at $50,000 and damage to the contents of the house at another $50,000. Units from Safety Harbor, Dunedin, Oldsmar and Clearwater responded to the fire.

North Pinellas

Three forums on schools scheduled

Want to learn more and offer feedback about Pinellas County Schools' proposal to become the county's Head Start and Early Head Start programs operator? Three 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. community forums will be held in North Pinellas. The first will be Tuesday at the Citizens Alliance for Progress, 401 E Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Tarpon Springs. Another will be July 16 at the Hispanic Outreach Center, 612 Franklin St., in Clearwater. The third will be held July 24 at High Point Elementary School, 5921 150th Ave. N, in Clearwater. Refreshments will be served. Call (727) 588-6405 for information.

Countywide

Welch, Latvala receive awards

The Florida Association of Counties has presented Pinellas County Commission Vice Chairman Kenneth T. Welch and Pinellas County Commissioner Susan Latvala with the organization's Presidential Advocacy Award. The awards ceremony took place during the 2012 FAC Annual Conference & Exposition in Orange County. The Presidential Advocacy Award is presented to county commissioners who show a commitment to protecting local control and advocating on behalf of home rule in Tallahassee. "Public servants like Commissioner Ken Welch and Commissioner Susan Latvala can ensure that our local communities have the authority to respond to the demands of their citizens," said FAC Executive Director Chris Holley. "These commissioners fought for home rule – the idea that government closest to the people governs best – in Pinellas County and many other Florida communities."

PSTA's new role focus of meeting

The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) will host a public informational meeting about PSTA becoming the new Pinellas County Community Transportation Coordinator at 9 a.m. July 18 in the PSTA Board Room, 3201 Scherer Dr., St. Petersburg. Officials will answer questions and address the responsibilities PSTA will assume in the new role, including oversight of the Transportation Disadvantaged Program. The public can get to the meeting via PSTA routes 11, 52, 59, 97 and 98.

Damages from fire estimated at $100,000 07/06/12 [Last modified: Friday, July 6, 2012 9:04pm]
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