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LARGO — Tierra Verde residents say something needs to be done sooner rather than later to stop the flow of sand that is quickly closing the entrance to the Grand Canal, and they don’t like the way Pinellas County proposes to pay to get the job done.

Florida Department of Health reported 12,157 new COVID-19 cases statewide during the week of June 4-10, bringing the cumulative total since March 2020 to 2,300,786. Forty more people died, upping the death toll to 37,265.

SAFETY HARBOR — Philippe Park, 2525 Philippe Parkway in Safety Harbor, reopened at noon Thursday, June 3, after it was closed temporarily due to a black bear sighting by a park ranger.

Pinellas County’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April was 4.4%, the same as March. But compared to April 2020 with a rate of 14.7%, the May 21 report from the Department of Economic Opportunity shows the county is on a definite upswing toward getting people back to work after…

Florida Department of Health continues to report declining numbers of new COVID-19 cases and deaths in Pinellas County. For the week of May 17-23, only 474 cases were added to the tally, bringing the count to 81,077. Seven more died, upping the death toll to 1,656.

After announcing that all but one of the large COVID-19 vaccination sites managed by the Department of Health in Pinellas and county government would be closing, DOH announced May 10 that its centers would soon be offering appointments again.

For the third consecutive week, Florida Department of Health reported fewer COVID-19 cases in Pinellas County. From May 3-9, 801 new cases were reported, bringing the total to 79,947. Twenty people died due to the novel coronavirus, upping the death toll to 1,633.

LARGO — A group of neighbors in unincorporated Largo got together and objected to requests that would have allowed a single family home development on lot sizes smaller than those in the surrounding area.

For the second consecutive week, Florida Department of Health reported fewer COVID-19 cases in Pinellas County. From April 26-May 2, 1,062 cases were reported, bringing the total to 79,146. The same as last week, 17 people died due to the novel coronavirus, upping the death toll to 1,613.

After weeks of increases, Florida Department of Health reported a decline in COVID-19 cases in Pinellas last week. From April 19-25, 1,292 cases were reported, bringing the total to 78,084. Seventeen people died due to the novel coronavirus, upping the death toll to 1,596.

Pinellas County’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 4.4% in March up from 4.1% in February, according to a report released April 16 by the state Department of Economic Opportunity.

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