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MADEIRA BEACH — The planned Schooner Hotel development has taken the next step in the approval process for it to be built. During a quasi-judicial hearing at the July 14 city commission meeting, the city determined that the project meets the legal requirements to qualify for Planned Developm…

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TREASURE ISLAND — The local real estate market’s “rocket ship” helped Pinellas County property values shrug off the pandemic and continue their steady climb — but homeowners shouldn’t expect that to translate to much relief in their tax bills.

INDIAN SHORES — In the arsenal of non-lethal force, law enforcement has a new tool: the BolaWrap remote restraint device. The Indian Shores Police Department sponsored a demonstration of the innovative apparatus May 25 at the town’s Municipal Center.

TREASURE ISLAND — Commissioners declined to accept a proposed interlocal agreement regulating the Gulf Beaches Public Library, stating their concerns have not been addressed and they are not satisfied with why their suggested contract changes were denied.

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TIERRA VERDE — Geysers of white water exploded into the air last week as underwater explosives shattered supports of the 60-year-old Tierra Verde bridge, now replaced by a new fixed-span bridge connecting the island communities of Tierra Verde and Isla del Sol.

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INDIAN ROCKS BEACH — Weekend visitors who can’t find a parking space on Indian Rocks Beach find hope at Cavalry Episcopal Church on First Street, where parking can be had after putting a few dollars in an outdoor donation box.

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Beachgoers likely won’t have to dodge electric bikes on the sand. The flashing yellow safety beacons at crosswalks aren’t going anywhere. A vacation-rental effort that some feared would turn quiet beach neighborhoods into “Jersey Shore” episodes every spring break has evaporated.

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TREASURE ISLAND — During a commission meeting to consider selecting Assistant City Manager and Finance Director Amy Davis for the city’s top administrative post, it was revealed that friends of a controversial former beach city manager lobbied to open up the search for applicants.

ST. PETE BEACH — The Miramar Beach Resort project moved a step closer to becoming a reality April 27 when city commissioners approved a conditional-use permit that paves the way for developers to build a seven-story, 54-room luxury hotel at 4200 Gulf Blvd.

TREASURE ISLAND — While a unanimous consensus of city commissioners voiced the strong belief that Assistant City Manager and Finance Director Amy Davis is the best choice for Treasure Island’s next city manager, at least two board members felt the need to indulge a few constituents who want …

INDIAN ROCKS BEACH — Residents dissatisfied with proposed parking rules thanked city commissioners for proposing fixes at the commission’s April 13 regular meeting. The commission has struggled to write parking rules for more than a year.

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The latest proposal is for a mixed-use development in two phases. The first phase would be a seven-story beachfront building with a 56-room hotel and rooftop restaurant, with surface parking under the building and additional parking across the street.

INDIAN SHORES — The swearing-in of Mayor Patrick C. Soranno for his next three-year term by Town Attorney Regina Kardash was the first order of business at the March 23 meeting of the Indian Shores Town Council. This was followed by the election of the new vice mayor and then the designation…

ST. PETE BEACH — City Manager Alex Rey received unbridled praise, along with a 5% salary increase and $500 a month housing stipend, when commissioners voted unanimously to extended his employment contract another two years.

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TREASURE ISLAND — Sometime by spring 2022, the eastern portion of the Treasure Island Causeway should be totally redesigned, with landscaped drainage swales, palm trees and a colorfully designed median strip.

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The ghost town on the south side of John’s Pass is coming back to life. The site of the former Gator’s Café, a vacant symbol of the coronavirus pandemic, is about to become the 11th restaurant on the Beachside Hospitality Group roster, opening around mid-April under the name Crabby’s on the Pass.

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