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Open house for St. Pete’s San Martin Boulevard Bridge study

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An open house for anyone interested in contributing to the San Martin Boulevard Bridge’s Project Development & Environment (PD&E) study will be held Tuesday, July 14, in Diffley Hall, at the Holy Family Church, 200 78th Ave. NE, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The San Martin Bridge, which runs over Riviera Bay, near Weedon Island, was constructed in 1962 and is nearing the end of its service life. As it stand now, the bridge fails to meet current design standards and Americans with…

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Pinellas County to break up the department that cares for environmental preserves and beaches, and monitors water and air quality

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David DeCamp reports: County Administrator Bob LaSala has ordered officials to plan to break up the department that cares for environmental preserves and beaches, and monitors water and air quality. If all the reductions are made, the education centers at Brooker Creek and Weedon Island preserves would be “moth balled,” according to a budget proposal released this week. The same memo by environmental management director Will Davis says it is unclear “what portions, if any” of the preserves would remain…

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