Divya Kumar, Pinellas County Community Reporter

Divya Kumar

Pinellas County Community Reporter

I'm an editorial assistant/community reporter eager to hear your story. I was born in Indiana, but have called Florida home for a little over a decade and am fascinated by the stories big and small that make up our state. I got my start in journalism at King High School's student newspaper, and joined the Times in 2016 after earning a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. If you have a story you'd like us to know of, please reach out.

Trolley to offer free shuttle service during Mainsail Art Festival

The shuttle will make three stops

Tarpon Springs plans photo contest

Winners will be featured in a public exhibit in July

Food pantry, urban farm swap scraps for produce

Erick Smith, 37, of St. Petersburg, pushes a load of compost at the Foundation for Sustainable Families farm in Pinellas Park. The compost is derived from a combination of soil, yard waste and food scraps from the St. Petersburg Free Clinic food pantry, which receives produce in return. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   Times]
The nonprofit Foundation for Sustainable Families uses the scraps for compost, and in return gives fresh produce to the St. Petersburg Free Clinic’s food pantry.

Walls go up, I-275 noise to go down

Sound barrier walls are being constructed at the northbound Gandy Boulevard  exit on 275 in St. Petersburg. The construction is part of the Gateway Expressway expansion project. [MONICA HERNDON   |   Times]
The sound barrier walls at the Gandy and Roosevelt exits are an attempt to shield neighbors from noise ahead of the Gateway Expressway expansion.

23 new companies make the Tampa Bay Times’ Top Workplaces list

From left to Right, John Tsangarinos, Sarrah Dushaj, Michele Ferris and Austin Rapp in the Precision Overhead Garage game room. [DIVYA KUMAR | Times]
Showing concern for employees is a common theme among them.