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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.

INDIAN SHORES — A moment of silence for the recent passing of the town’s former engineer Robert H. Brotherton and Belleair’s mayor Gary H. Katica opened the Town Council meeting on March 9. Brotherton passed away on Feb. 18 and Katica on March 7.

NORTH REDINGTON BEACH — After running unopposed, Mayor Bill Queen, Seat 1 Commissioner Richard Bennett and Seat 2 Commissioner Gary Curtis were sworn in by Town Attorney Jay Daigneault for their next two-year terms at the opening of the Mar. 11 Town Commission meeting.

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Shoreline protection has traditionally been accomplished through what Jack Cox calls “brute force.” Miles-long steel breakwaters. Concrete barriers. The dredging of tons of sand or, in a Pinellas County ritual, depositing sand from the depths back onto the beach. Cox’s company, Edgewater Resources, is among a new group of coastal engineering experts thinking differently.

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REDINGTON BEACH — One of the biggest political events in recent Redington Beach history will take place March 9: a crowded ballot for the town’s mayor and commissioners. It’s a mix of veterans and novices, with half of the six candidates making their first try at elected office.

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ST. PETE BEACH — When it comes to preventing street flooding now and in the future, this city will undertake a “comprehensive water threats protection strategy,” utilizing input from five engineering firms who will make recommendations on how to address flooding from both the Gulf and bay du…

MADEIRA BEACH — Tampa Bay Markets will team up with the city of Madeira Beach Recreation Department to revamp the Madeira Beach Wednesday Market and give it a fresh start.

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REDINGTON BEACH — Residents here will vote on a slate of candidates for the Town Commission in March, including mayor, but the result will leave one commission position empty. If you live in Redington Beach, you could possibly fill that void.

REDINGTON BEACH — Americans have avoided the risk of public events and turned to the safety of their digital devices, affecting everything from Sunday sermons to birthday parties. And for residents of Redington Beach, the coronavirus pandemic has limited their ability to hear from candidates…

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MADEIRA BEACH — Saying they are “all over town,” are “dangerous” and “need to be regulated,” Mayor John Hendricks came down hard on electric bicycles and scooters at the city commission’s Jan. 27 workshop meeting.

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ST. PETE BEACH — Experience serving as a member of the city’s planning board since 2019 gave Mark Grill, a candidate vying to fill the city commission seat vacated by District 2 Commissioner Doug Izzo, the upper hand over another candidate, Rachel Ciliberti.

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REDINGTON SHORES — The town commission has suspended one of its members. In a special meeting on Feb. 1, the commission voted 3-0 to suspend District 2 Commissioner Jeff Neal without pay for “electioneering,” which is prohibited in Town Hall, and making misleading and untrue statements of a …

A bald eagle that was found severely injured in early December was back in the sky last week as staffers and supporters of the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary set the majestic creature free. Seminole resident Richard Rushing and his wife, Alisa, found the bird in their naturally-kept yard on 74th …

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