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Bright House Networks customers: You now belong to Spectrum for cable TV, phone and internet service

Bright House Networks customers: You now belong to Spectrum for cable TV, phone and internet service

Customers around Tampa Bay who subscribed to Bright House Networks cable TV, internet or land line service are now being served by Charter Communications’ Spectrum brand.
Updated: 2 months ago
Ruskin fisherman works to preserve Cuba’s environment

Ruskin fisherman works to preserve Cuba’s environment

TAMPA — Phil Thompson has cast enough fishing line in Cuba that it has become a second home for the Ruskin native and resident.
Updated: 2 months ago
Young professionals delighted by possibilities of Cross-Bay Ferry

Young professionals delighted by possibilities of Cross-Bay Ferry

As Constanza Lanata and Andrew Machota cruised along Tampa Bay on Monday afternoon, the two daydreamed about how life might look with the Cross-Bay Ferry operating regularly between St. Petersburg and Tampa.
Updated: 2 months ago
Paul Hogan, who shepherded Tampa Tribune into modern area, dead at 83

Paul Hogan, who shepherded Tampa Tribune into modern area, dead at 83

TAMPA — Paul Hogan, according to a buddy, was a master at getting friends to buy him a beer.
Updated: 2 months ago
Ybor City could get slice of redevelopment cash that’s been going to downtown Tampa

Ybor City could get slice of redevelopment cash that’s been going to downtown Tampa

TAMPA — After a year of concern, uncertainty and study, the City Council appears ready to tweak its community redevelopment plans in a way to help Ybor City.
Updated: 2 months ago
Hillsborough authorities investigating mobile home fire and anti-Trump graffiti in Mango

Hillsborough authorities investigating mobile home fire and anti-Trump graffiti in Mango

MANGO — Authorities are investigating anti-Donald Trump graffiti at a mobile home and a fire that broke out at another mobile home next door.
Updated: 2 months ago
Backers of Hillsborough’s failed transportation referendum see missed opportunity on Election Day

Backers of Hillsborough’s failed transportation referendum see missed opportunity on Election Day

TAMPA — The turnout for Tuesday’s election was exactly what many Hillsborough County officials hoped for when they proposed a referendum to raise the sales tax by a half-cent to pay for transportation needs.
Updated: 2 months ago
State-of-the-art multiplex finally opening in Riverview

State-of-the-art multiplex finally opening in Riverview

Xscape Riverview 14, a new 14-screen multiplex cinema just off of Progress Village Boulevard, is set to open its doors as soon as it receives a safety certificate from Hillsborough County, which could come any day.
Updated: 2 months ago
Ruth: The search for cash for a new Rays ballpark

Ruth: The search for cash for a new Rays ballpark

All those sugar plum fairies were very nice while they lasted. Now it’s time to cue the bean counter ballet.
Updated: 2 months ago
Sunday Conversation with Jarrett Hill, correspondent for the Hollywood Reporter

Sunday Conversation with Jarrett Hill, correspondent for the Hollywood Reporter

On the evening of Monday, July 18, Jarrett Hill was in a Starbucks working on his laptop and halfway listening to the Republican National Convention. A job interview earlier in the day had not gone well and Hill, at the time an unemployed journalist,...
Updated: 2 months ago