Monday, September 24, 2018

Clearwater / North Pinellas News

Five new details on Clearwater parking space shooting

Five new details on Clearwater parking space shooting

More than two months have passed since Michael Drejka shot Markeis McGlockton in the parking lot of a convenience store.While developments in the headline-grabbing case have slowed to a trickle as it crawls through the court system, the Tampa Bay Tim...
Updated: 6 hours ago

Oldsmar backs readiness initiative for sea level rise

OLDSMAR — The City Council supports the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council’ s initiative to create a coalition to address sea level rise and climate resiliency.The purpose is to bind regional governments into a unified approach to appl...
Published: 09/20/18
Police: Tarpon Springs man killed crossing road in wheelchair

Police: Tarpon Springs man killed crossing road in wheelchair

TARPON SPRINGS — A 58-year-old man was killed Monday after a car struck him as he was crossing the road in a wheelchair.According to Tarpon Springs police, Jon Pendleton, operating a manual wheelchair, started to cross U.S. 19 near Martin Luther King...
Published: 09/18/18
Clearwater voter forums will discuss referendum on strong mayor charter change

Clearwater voter forums will discuss referendum on strong mayor charter change

CLEARWATER — Residents can hear varying perspectives on the Nov. 6 referendum on whether to change Clearwater’s form of government into a strong mayor system at two upcoming forums.The Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a forum Monday ...
Published: 09/13/18
Clearwater’s strong mayor question draws dollars from Belleair neighbors

Clearwater’s strong mayor question draws dollars from Belleair neighbors

CLEARWATER — Wealthy business executives, a financial company, and political action committees.Those are some of the top donors to the PAC advocating for the Nov. 6 referendum that would eliminate the city manager form of government in place for near...
Published: 09/12/18
As spending increases in Clearwater, so will taxes

As spending increases in Clearwater, so will taxes

CLEARWATER — The City Council is poised to approve the first property tax rate increase in a decade next week, and residents can look to an expensive trend for much of the hike: an uptick in spending on capital improvements.While personnel and operat...
Published: 09/13/18

Tarpon Springs, PSTA join in new service for seniors

TARPON SPRINGS — Mayor Chris Alahouzos has always considered himself to be an advocate for seniors. In addition to delivering Meals on Wheels to area seniors for several years, Alahouzos last fall helped establish a Senior Information Center at the T...
Updated one month ago

Clearwater Library offers free online access to the New York Times

CLEARWATER — The Clearwater Public Library System now offers free online access to the New York Times via its website, myclearwaterlibrary.com. First-time users will need to create a New York Times online account through the library’s website. A rede...
Updated one month ago
Clearwater beach chamber president announces retirement

Clearwater beach chamber president announces retirement

CLEARWATER — Darlene Kole has announced she’s retiring as CEO and president of the Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce no later than Oct. 31."Darlene’s list of accomplishments is almost too long to count," said Mary Reischmann, chairwoman of the cha...
Updated one month ago
Bilirakis, Hunter: Where’s the money coming from?

Bilirakis, Hunter: Where’s the money coming from?

The elementary school teacher from Denver who gave Chris Hunter $250 for his bid to unseat U.S. Rep Gus Bilirakis cannot vote for him in November. Neither can donors like the lawyer from Georgia or the investor from California, who live far from his ...
Updated one month ago