Saturday, September 22, 2018

St. Pete Times News

Largo names new fire chief

Largo names new fire chief

LARGO — After two nationwide searches that produced 119 applicants, City Manager Henry Schubert didn’t have to look far to find his new fire chief.Schubert announced recently that Chad Pittman, deputy chief of Palm Harbor Fire Rescue, w...
Published: 09/19/18

Dr. Delay: Pinellas Trail bridge to reopen in late fall

When will (the Pinellas Trail Bridge across Alt 19 North of Curlew road) be repaired and reopened? -AJ NicholsThe bridge, which was closed last fall, should be reopened by late fall. The $2 million contract was awarded to GLF Construction earlier thi...
Published: 09/17/18
St. Petersburg gets more financial flexibility for Tropicana Field redevelopment from county

St. Petersburg gets more financial flexibility for Tropicana Field redevelopment from county

The County Commission agreed last week to let St. Petersburg direct about $115 million in tax dollars to help redevelop 86 acres around Tropicana Field, whether the Rays move to Tampa or not.With a 5-1 vote, the commission approved Mayor Rick Krisema...
Published: 09/19/18
Pinellas education news: college fairs, lectures and more

Pinellas education news: college fairs, lectures and more

Students, parents invited to three upcoming college and career fairsThree events are scheduled over the next two weeks that are designed to help students plan their next steps after leaving the Pinellas County school system. The University of South F...
Published: 09/21/18
As Innisbrook remodels, challenges remain

As Innisbrook remodels, challenges remain

BY JEFF ROSENFIELDTampa Bay NewspapersPALM HARBOR — Innisbrook Golf and Spa Resort is known worldwide, particularly for its famed Copperhead Course, site of the PGA’s annual Valspar Championship.But the 950-acre resort, at 36750 U.S. 19...
Published: 09/17/18
Publix fan adds another first

Publix fan adds another first

ST. PETERSBURG — When Publix employees pulled up to the new Disston Plaza store about 4 a.m. Saturday, their first customer, George Mitcheson, was waiting. The ribbon cutting wouldn’t happen for three hours. Mitcheson had been there sin...
Published: 09/13/18

Indian Rocks Beach will lower tax rate as property values increase

INDIAN ROCKS BEACH — City commissioners recently agreed to lower the tax rate slightly.The rate, adopted after one of two public hearings, will be set at $1.80 for every $1,000 of assessed, taxable property value. The current rate is $1.90. Many tax ...
Published: 09/13/18

Treasure Island beefs up fines to discourage repeat parking violators

TREASURE ISLAND — People who park on sidewalks, block driveways or violate parking regulations in the city will soon face more hefty fines.During a recent work session, Police Chief Armand Boudreau told commissioners that staff’s proposed doubling of...
Published: 09/13/18
Pinellas Technical School welcomes students

Pinellas Technical School welcomes students

SEMINOLE — The county’s first full-time technical high school recently opened its doors to students.Pinellas Technical High School, 12611 86th Ave. N., welcomed nearly 200 incoming freshmen, as well as 150 returning upperclassmen. These older student...
Published: 09/13/18
Townhomes are planned in St. Petersburg for the site of 1905 Victorian house

Townhomes are planned in St. Petersburg for the site of 1905 Victorian house

ST. PETERSBURG — Eight townhomes are planned for the site of a 1905 house thought to have been connected to early African-American leader Elder Jordan.A project of J2 Developers, the St. James Townhomes at 758 Third Ave. S each will have three bedroo...
Published: 09/13/18