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Irishmen sue ‘trusted friend’ over real estate short-sale ruse

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A group of Irishmen are suing a friend and local real estate agent for fraud after they learned the truth about a 2008 home purchase. Ronald Fair, Robert Galbraith and Paul Donnelly are residents of Ireland; they purchased a 3,868-square-foot, waterfront Belleair Beach home in 2008 using licensed real estate agent (and “trusted friend”) Paul Kelly. Kelly initially said the property was listed for nearly $2.3 million, but because it was in foreclosure, it could be purchased for $1 million less.…

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Darden Rice: Express bus route to beaches worth a compromise

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Everyone knows Pinellas County is home to incredible beaches, world-class entertainment, and unmatched quality of life. Because of this, Pinellas has emerged one of the nation’s top vacation destinations. This tourism boom is driving new business to local shops, restaurants and museums, and providing crucial revenue to city and regional government. But as more people discover everything Pinellas has to offer, traffic congestion — and the pollution that comes with it — will only continue to grow. That’s especially true…

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Incumbents rule the day in eight Pinellas municipal races

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It was all about the incumbents Tuesday during a quiet municipal election in eight Pinellas cities. Voters hit the ballot boxes in beach communities, a couple of North County towns and Kenneth City. The most hotly contested races came out of Kenneth City, where a bunch of flamingos made some waves. The flock of flamingos popped up with signs dangling from their necks supporting a candidate. According to the Tampa Bay Times, the flamingos were removed by police because they didn’t…

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Voters in eight Pinellas cities head to the ballot box Tuesday

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Municipal elections are being held in eight Pinellas County cities this Tuesday. Belleair, Belleair Beach, Indian Rocks Beach, Kenneth City, Oldsmar, Safety Harbor, St. Pete Beach and Treasure Island will all have polls open for voters from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. The elections are a sprinkling of races for City Council and commissions with a smathering of ballot questions amending city charters. Indian Rocks Beach will choose a city commissioner. Voters will choose from three candidates, Bill Dotson, Terry Hamilton-Wollin and Phillip…

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