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Nearly 24K early ballots cast ahead of St. Pete Al Lang Referendum

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Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark posted vote-by-mail numbers for the St. Petersburg Special Referendum election May 2. On Monday, one day before in-person ballots are cast, of the 68,744 mail ballots sent, nearly 35 percent – 23,903 – have returned. By party, 10,999 Democrats, 8,515 Republicans and 4,389 NPR/other have cast ballots. Turnout now stands at 14 percent of the 168,145 registered voters eligible to vote in this election: 46,658 Republicans, 77,825 Democrats and 43,662 No Party Affiliation/other.…

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Nearly 22K ballots now returned in St. Pete Al Lang Referendum

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Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark released updated vote by mail numbers for the St. Petersburg Special Referendum election Tuesday, May 2. On Monday, of the 68,694 mail ballots sent, just over 31 percent – 21,756 – have returned. By party, 9,904 Democrats, 7,804 Republicans and 4,048 NPR/other have cast ballots. Turnout now stands at just under 13 percent of the 168,145 registered voters eligible to vote in this election: 46,658 Republicans, 77,825 Democrats and 43,662 No Party Affiliation/other.…

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Deadline to register for St. Pete referendum on Rowdies, Al Lang lease approaches

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St. Petersburg voters wanting a say on extending the Tampa Bay Rowdies lease on Al Lang field should be aware that time is running short to register for the citywide referendum May 2. Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark is reminding St. Petersburg residents of a deadline Monday, April 3, to register to vote in the St. Petersburg Special Election Referendum set for May 2. New voters will need to register by the deadline to take part in Referendum.…

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Mitch Perry Report for 9.25.15 — At least one MLB team wants to play in St. Pete (in the spring)

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The saga of where the Tampa Bay Rays search for a new home is going on eight years now. It was in November of 2007 when the Major League Baseball franchise held a news conference at the site of Al Lang Field to talk about building a 34,000-seat facility on the waterfront. As we all know, that didn’t happen, and for all the words, press conferences, committees, and votes that have been conducted in the eight years since, nothing else of substance…

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St. Pete Preservation’s Walking Tours return

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It’s October so it must be fall which means the 2009-2010 walking tour season is ready to get under way! Come join St. Petersburg Preservation this Saturday, October 17 for our “Original” Downtown St. Petersburg Historic Walking Tour. Afterwards, think about lunch at the Saturday Morning Market, located in the parking lot area adjacent to Al Lang Field. Market hours are 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. Then, you might want to take a quick nap before grabbing your bicycle to…

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Victory — For Now

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I guess POWW’s decision to hire me wasn’t so bad after all…from the SHROCK: There will not be a ballpark on the downtown waterfront. The Tampa Bay Rays say they have altogether abandoned thoughts of an open-air stadium at the site of Al Lang Field. “It’s pretty clear people did not want a ballpark down there,” Rays senior vice president Michael Kalt said Friday. “From what we’re seeing, we’re probably in that camp, too. “For us, Al Lang’s not an…

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