CLEARWATER — St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman wants Pinellas County to contribute $149,182 to pay for another season of ferry service between St. Petersburg and Tampa. He made a formal request for funding during an Aug. 6 meeting.
ST. PETERSBURG — Pinellas County Commissioners unveiled the Purple Heart Memorial Aug. 7 on the Sundial Plaza at War Veterans’ Memorial Park in St. Petersburg as part of an observance of Purple Heart Day.
Saving more feral cats while better controlling their population is the aim of a proposed county program, which will be the subject of a series of public input meetings scheduled in August and September.
AAA urges motorists to slow down and stay alert; they will soon be sharing the road with millions of Florida students who are returning to school. Not doing so can have life-changing consequences.
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…
Forecasters with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration now say conditions are more favorable for above-normal hurricane activity during the 2019 Atlantic season, which began in June and continues through Nov. 30.
ST. PETERSBURG — Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority’s Board of Directors said yes to a tentative millage rate of 0.7500 mills for fiscal year 2019-2020 during a July 31 meeting.
CLEARWATER — It’s official. Pinellas County commissioners unanimously approved maximum millage rates for fiscal year 2019-2020 as proposed by staff during an Aug. 1 budget information session.
ST. PETERSBURG — Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority hosted a Feeding Tampa Bay mobile food pantry in its staff parking lot July 30, distributing food to more than 300 people in just two hours.
After years of planning, it seems Pinellas County is on track to begin work on a new state-of-the-art business incubator in St. Petersburg’s Innovation District.
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 — The average airfare at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport was the eighth lowest among 416 U.S. airports for the first quarter of 2019, according to information at https://www.transtats.bts.gov/AverageFare/.
Pinellas County, its municipal partners and other stakeholders are gearing up to review and update this year’s local hazard mitigation strategy.
When thunder roars, go indoors — the National Weather Service has long used that phrase to remind people to go inside when thunder is heard as a safety measure against being hurt or killed by lightning.
CLEARWATER — Pinellas County’s proposed fiscal year 2020 budget is just over $2.4 billion, about $13.2 million more than the current year.
CLEARWATER — It’s been 19 years since Pinellas County changed its ordinance governing towing fees. And it will be at least 60 days more before anything happens in that regard.
CLEARWATER — A ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for the nation’s first-of-its-kind underwater memorial honoring veterans is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 5.
CLEARWATER — Enterprise Florida Inc. held its first EFI Snapshot event July 25 in Pinellas County at the St. Petersburg College EpiCenter.
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.
The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board voted to decrease property taxes by adopting a proposed rolled-back millage rate of 0.2801 mills for the proposed fiscal year 2020 budget.
Pinellas County’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June was 3.2%, according to the report released July 19 by the state Department of Economic Opportunity.
The first 12 statues, forming the nation’s first underwater dive memorial honoring veterans, have been lowered into place in the Gulf of Mexico. The memorial, called Circle of Heroes, will be located roughly 10 miles off the Pinellas County shore.
ST. PETERSBURG — As part of the new St. Pete Pier development, Second Avenue North between Beach Drive and Bayshore Drive in St. Petersburg will be closed to thru traffic for roadway construction for an anticipated six-month period.
LARGO — More than 50 individuals with special needs gathered at the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Administration Building in Largo June 29 for an adapted version of the Citizens Academy.
LARGO — The APSA National Accreditation Commission presented the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Flight Unit with a certificate of accreditation during the Airborne Public Safety Foundation Awards Reception July 19 in Omaha, Nebraska.
CLEARWATER — Forward Pinellas Board of Directors unanimously approved a resolution July 10 in support of amendments to countywide plan strategies and rules, and agreed to send them on to the Countywide Planning Authority with a recommendation of support.
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.
The second tropical storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season formed Thursday morning about 95 miles south southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River.
The second potential tropical cyclone of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season formed Wednesday morning about 170 miles east southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River.
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 — Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority Board of Directors gave unanimous approval June 26 to a contract to purchase barriers for its buses to protect drivers.
LARGO — Pinellas County School Board members unanimously approved amendments to the district’s policies on tobacco and nicotine use during a June 25 public hearing, including adding vaping devices to the list of banned products.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressmen Charlie Crist and Gus Bilirakis have joined the American Flood Coalition, a nonpartisan alliance to address the growing threat of flooding and sea level rise.
CLEARWATER — Pinellas County commissioners told staff to continue work toward finishing the Pinellas Trail North Loop June 20, using previously approved plans with one exception.
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…
CLEARWATER — Pinellas County Administrator Barry Burton announced the appointment of two county staff members June 26 to serve as liaisons in unincorporated communities.
With little discussion, Pinellas County commissioners gave unanimous approval June 18 to the sale of property at 11323 74th Ave. N. in Seminole to Chouinard Builders LLC. The 1.25-acre site was once home to the Seminole water tower, which stood on the land for more than 60 years.