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North Pinellas digest

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published December 7, 2000

Post office hours expanded

TARPON SPRINGS -- The Tarpon Springs post office is opening a half-hour early from now until Dec. 23 to accommodate patrons sending packages and buying stamps during the holidays. The office at 850 E Lime St. will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, Postmaster Michael Porta said. Additional lockers also have been added in the lobby so people with post office boxes can pick up packages more easily, he said.

Roof damaged by chimney fire

TARPON SPRINGS -- A fire spread from the fireplace to the chimney and caused more than $5,000 in damage to a Tarpon Springs home Tuesday night, fire officials said. Resident Mary Liu was inside the house at 522 Live Oak St., but she did not see that the fire had spread until a neighbor alerted her about 8 p.m., said Capt. Don Sayre of the Tarpon Springs Fire Department. No one was hurt, but the fire damaged the roof of the home.

Little League registration starts

PALM HARBOR -- The Palm Harbor Little League will have registration for its 2001 spring season from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today and Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Registration will be at the Sunderman complex, 1631 Ninth St. Spring programs are open to children age 5 to 16. Those registering early will receive a $10 discount. Call the league at (727) 785-3785 or emailmelanshap@aol.com with questions.

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