Monday, November 20, 2017

Clearwater / North Pinellas News

Clearwater police searching for two men accused of stealing money from apartment drop boxes

Clearwater police searching for two men accused of stealing money from apartment drop boxes

CLEARWATER — Authorities are looking for two men accused of stealing rent checks and money orders from drop boxes at several apartment complexes.From Nov. 3 to 7, the men went to half a dozen apartment complexes, affecting about 40 people, according ...
Published: 11/16/17
After a vitriolic trial year, Dunedin City Commission to decide fate of paid parking next month

After a vitriolic trial year, Dunedin City Commission to decide fate of paid parking next month

DUNEDIN — It has been, without question, the most contentious issue to consume the city in decades, bringing residents out in droves to public meetings and pitting neighbor against neighbor. At a recent town hall meeting to discuss the yearlong trial...
Published: 11/16/17
Hometown North Pinellas

Hometown North Pinellas

BayCare receives Community Benefit Achievement AwardThe Florida Hospital Association recently presented BayCare with a Community Benefit Achievement for its Medical Respite Program. The Community Benefit Achievement Award recognizes hospitals that ha...
Published: 11/09/17
Updated: 11/13/17

Clearwater sewer work will cause some inconvenience

CLEARWATER — A sewer pipe improvement project is under way across Clearwater and could cause disturbances such as noise from pumps, a resin odor, and construction equipment on streets.Work in each area will last 24 to 72 hours. Once the work begins, ...
Published: 11/09/17

Clearwater Downtown Development Board member resigns after sexual battery charge

CLEARWATER — Tony’s Pizza owner Bledar Starova resigned from the Downtown Development Board on Oct. 24, the day after he was arrested and charged with sexual battery.The 19-year-old victim told police Starova gave her wine and tequila at his Clevelan...
Published: 11/09/17
Clearwater gives raises to top officials

Clearwater gives raises to top officials

CLEARWATER — The City Council approved 3 percent raises for City Manager Bill Horne and City Attorney Pam Akin following their favorable evaluations. The raises passed 4-1 with Mayor George Cretekos voting no, saying he was opposed to giving anything...
Published: 11/09/17
Dunedin, Toronto Blue Jays finalize 25-year deal

Dunedin, Toronto Blue Jays finalize 25-year deal

DUNEDIN — After two years of discussions, the city has locked in the Toronto Blue Jays to play another 25 years in the city, signing a new licensing agreement with the team last week. The contract had to be finalized before the city could secure fund...
Published: 11/09/17
Safety Harbor rejects marijuana plan, sends it back for rewrite

Safety Harbor rejects marijuana plan, sends it back for rewrite

SAFETY HARBOR — In August, the City Commission appeared to be heading in the direction of allowing medical marijuana to be sold within city limits by directing staff to draft an ordinance for marijuana dispensaries. However, on Monday commissioners d...
Published: 11/09/17
Clearwater voters give blessing for waterfront redevelopment. Now what?

Clearwater voters give blessing for waterfront redevelopment. Now what?

CLEARWATER — City residents made one thing very clear on Tuesday. They are ready for a new and improved downtown waterfront, voting 75.8 percent in favor of allowing construction on the charter-protected area. So what happens now?Residents won’t see ...
Published: 11/09/17
Dunedin Charter: Voters approve five amendments

Dunedin Charter: Voters approve five amendments

DUNEDIN — Voters approved a series of city charter amendments in Tuesday’s election.The first, which won by about 77 percent, changed the date the vice mayor is appointed from the first regular City Commission meeting after an election to the first r...
Published: 11/06/17
Updated: 11/07/17