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CLEARWATER — A temporary closure on the Duke Energy Trail in Clearwater will continue until the end of the month while Duke Energy replaces utility poles as part of its Service Reliability Enhancement Project.

CLEARWATER — Ensuring the region’s drinking water is clean and safe starts at the source. Tampa Bay Water is again offering mini-grants ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 for community groups, non-profits, schools and universities that are interested in preventing pollution, cleaning local water…

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Sheriffs Association announced on July 31 its leadership for the 2019-2020 year. The newly-elected President, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, will preside over the association and work with the staff and board of directors to guide the efforts and direction o…

CLEARWATER — Tampa Bay Water’s Board of Directors recently approved the agency’s fiscal year 2020 budget with no uniform rate increase. The 2020 budget maintains a wholesale drinking water rate of $2.56 per 1,000 gallons for the ninth consecutive year.

CLEARWATER — The Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County voted unanimously July 11 to appoint Beth A. Houghton as the new chief executive officer and accept the terms of a two-year employment contract.

Creative Pinellas recently announced that award-winning artist Stephen Palladino was scheduled to begin painting a new mural in Palm Harbor on July 15. Located at the Boot Ranch underpass at Tampa and McMullen Booth roads, the mural site is part of the planned extension of the Pinellas Trail.

CLEARWATER — A section of the Duke Energy Trail in Clearwater will be closed from Wednesday, July 17, to Friday, Aug. 16, while Duke Energy removes and replaces several utility structures as part of its Service Reliability Enhancement Project.

Forward Pinellas recently launched a new Advantage Pinellas survey to help prioritize transportation projects for the future. The public is encouraged to take the survey at AdvantagePinellas.metroquest.com and share the link with their friends and family.

CLEARWATER — Pinellas County Utilities will initiate the second phase of improvements to the water main at McMullen Booth Road and State Road 580 in the Countryside area beginning July 19, after 8 p.m., which will cause a partial closure of the intersection.

CLEARWATER — At a recent joint meeting of the Board of Pinellas County commissioners and the Tourist Development Council, everyone agreed on at least one thing. Bed tax doesn’t bring in enough to pay for all the county’s tourism needs.

ST. PETERSBURG — After listening to the public and engaging in a lengthy discussion, eight of 15 Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority Board members unanimously approved a contract amendment June 26 for preliminary engineering and final design contract services for the Central Avenue Bus Rapid…

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