Posted: 3:44 am Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
By Ann Kelly
The Lightning take game three from Boston 4-2 and now it’s on to game four Friday night. Another watch party will be part of Riverfest in Curtis Hixon Park at 4 pm. The Lightning do have home ice advantage for the series and we have the full playoff schedule here The series returns to Amalie Arena on Sunday, May 6th. Keep in mind that jJust trying to get anywhere near the Arena is a lot more difficult with the new traffic patterns due to the Water Street Tampa construction project. Brorein is permanently closed between Channelside and South Nebraska and that’s just the start. To plan your ride downtown to work or to play check here.
The Tampa Bay Express plan to put toll lanes along 275 through Tampa is not happening. The Florida Department Department of Transportation said it was the community members who spoke up helped change their minds. But now FDOT will begin to study if those lanes could go along 75 instead.
When it come to spending money on our public schools in Florida the state is ranked close to last in the country. Utah is at the bottom of the list, Florida 42nd. At the top of the list? New York City. That list comes from TheStacker.com. And now that it’s the law in Florida that schools must have armed security but a shortage in available law enforcement personnel is creating a very competitive environment. Schools are also scrambling to find the funds to pay them. Full time teachers are not allowed to take the jobs, but some others can. Check for the full story here.
The Fourth will be with us and on sale tomorrow. All sorts of Star Wars goodies will be available for “May the Fourth Be With You” That Star Wars fans celebrate annually. We have a list of some of the things you might want to add to your collection. And as Offers.com will tell you, it’s while supplies last.