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St. Pete says Clam Bayou is clean; Gulfport council member disagrees

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St. Pete is discontinuing water sampling in areas where wastewater overflow was released in early August as a result of a heavy rain event. According to the city, all of the affected areas have been tested within Safe Beach criteria for at least one week. In some areas the levels of contaminants, particularly fecal coliform, have been within safe levels for three to five weeks. “All of the sample sites have demonstrated a long term consistency of results within the…

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Sewage dump? What sewage dump?

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Gulfport residents and city officials weren’t happy with the City of St. Petersburg in early August when the city dumped 15 million gallons of untreated sewage into Clam Bayou resulting in Gulfport’s beach being shutdown due to unsafe contamination levels in Boca Ciega Bay. City Council was bombarded by residents lamenting there wasn’t enough communication between the cities regarding the dump. But now Gulfport is praising St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman for his collaboration with neighbors to clean up the…

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Gulfport leaders raise $ for Jamie Bennett

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Read the atrocious newsletter from the Jamie Bennett Campaign and noticed that, not only was Gulfport Mayor Mike Yakes supporting Bennett, but it looks like Gulfport City Commission members Michelle King and Sam Henderson are raising money for Bennett’s campaign: Oh, and if you don’t think there’s a difference between what I do and what others try to do, look no further than the difference between these two newsletters; one is sharp, professional, well-written: The second newsletter is, well, it’s…

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