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Hudson subdivision considers flood control assessment

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015 -

When Tropical Storm Debby unleashed torrents of rain in June 2012, a veritable river of water flowed behind Vicki Chellberg’s home in Timber Oaks.

Manager: PR to improve Nicks Park within restrictions

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015 -

Debate continues whether deed restrictions would block changes Port Richey officials are contemplating for Nicks Park and the waterfront district.

Pasco provides plenty of priorities for state lawmakers

Friday, Feb 27, 2015 -

Pasco County officials gave plenty of priorities that state lawmakers can pursue when the Florida Legislature opens its 2015 session Tuesday.

School, health officials seek vaccination boost

Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 -

Pasco schools this week sent letters home to parents about safeguarding children against measles and where vaccinations are available.

Officials still pursuing VA clinic consolidation

Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 -

The controversy surrounding veterans health care delays and other problems may have faded, but federal officials continue to follow the progress of a proposal for a ...

Main Street program asks NPR to double its contribution

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015 -

With an economic rebound taking shape, Greater New Port Richey Main Street officials appealed for more funds to expand the nonprofit organization’s role in pr...

Colonial Hills leaders refocus mission on revitalization

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015 -

In an age of social media and instant communications by smartphones, some civic association leaders wonder how many community clubhouses can remain relevant.

NPR fire chief says emotional farewell

Friday, Feb 20, 2015 - NEW PORT RICHEY — Fire Chief Alex Onishenko kept a tissue handy Tuesday night during a tearful farewell.

PR looks to revive long-stalled dredging project

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 -

BP oil spill settlement money could go a long way for Port Richey to get additional state grants to help with dredging, relocation of a boat ramp, fishing piers and othe...

NPR to expand rec center fitness area

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015 -

City officials are working out a plan to expand the fitness center at New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center.

County planning to move forward with trails project

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015 - HOLIDAY — Construction projects often come with twists and turns, but after several years Pasco County officials believe they are on the straight and narrow path and poised to begin construction of Anclote Coastal Tra...

SunWest Park beach taking shape

Friday, Feb 13, 2015 -

Birds are flocking to the new SunWest Park beach under construction. Ducks have gotten their ducks in a row swimming in one of the lakes. Pretty soon people will get their tu...

Hacienda party has 1920s theme

Thursday, Feb 12, 2015 -

Party like it’s 1929, New Port Richey officials urged residents who helped clean up historic Hacienda hotel.

Demolition of section of Grand Boulevard in NPR starts

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015 -

Crews this week ripped out pavement on a section of Grand Boulevard so that New Port Richey can proceed to enlarge Sims Park.

NPR sets ribbon cutting for LED streetlights

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015 -

A ribbon-cutting event Friday will celebrate the city’s switch to LED fixtures for streetlights.

Heart Month lecture draws big crowd to Regional Medical Center

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015 -

Cardiologist Rao Musunuru got to the heart of the matter with his recent presentation on cardiovascular disease to launch a series of Heart Month lectures at Regional Medical...

Café concept is percolating in NPR

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015 -

Many projects are brewing at the same time in the resurgent downtown area, New Port Richey City Council members marveled last week.

NPR to remove Grand Boulevard section for park makeover

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015 -

Grand Boulevard no longer will be a through-street downtown after a contractor removes the section between Sims Lane and Bank Street.

First United Methodist to celebrate 100 years

Friday, Feb 6, 2015 - NEW PORT RICHEY — The First United Methodist Church of New Port Richey is marking the 100th anniversary of its founding, which pre-dates the city’s incorporation.

Dance troupe spreads good cheer to seniors

Friday, Feb 6, 2015 - NEW PORT RICHEY — After 11 years, the Hudson Stompers dancers continue to kick up their heels.

NPR officials hail ‘historic’ Hacienda deal

Thursday, Feb 5, 2015 -

With a deal on the table Tuesday night for restoration of historic Hacienda hotel, Councilman Chopper Davis as a joke gave a cash deposit to developers to rent the f...

First phase of Sims Park overhaul taking shape

Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015 -

The master plan to overhaul Sims Park could come off the drawing board soon.

Genetically modified organisms causing controversy

Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015 -

Genetically modified organisms are creating a buzz, but not over grains with their DNA altered to increase their yield or make them resistant to weed-killing chemica...

North Bay Hospital holds 50th birthday party

Friday, Jan 30, 2015 - NEW PORT RICHEY — Up to 1,500 people gathered last weekend for the 50th anniversary of Morton Plant North Bay Hospital.

State lawmakers seek repeal of fee for nuclear power projects

Friday, Jan 30, 2015 -

For the past eight years, a monthly fee has appeared on electric bills to help pay for nuclear power projects that Duke Energy recently decided not to build.

Construction to start on Holiday transitional housing complex

Friday, Jan 30, 2015 -

Miracles do happen, community leaders agreed at the groundbreaking Monday for transitional housing to help homeless people get back on their feet.

Downtown NPR art gallery could be cultural mecca hub, leaders say

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 -

An art mecca could spring up in the area around the Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery if the institution builds upon its successes and an upswing in development i...

Presidential race for 2016 starts heating up

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 -

Cheerleaders among Pasco political observers already are beating the drum for Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton to square off in the presidential race in 2016.

Downtown NPR on verge of renaissance, city leaders hope

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 - NEW PORT RICHEY — A countdown has begun for the downtown district to take off like a rocket, city leaders hope.

NPR prepares to ink Hacienda redevelopment deal

Friday, Jan 23, 2015 -

Developers and city officials are preparing to sign a contract for renovations of the historic Hacienda hotel, a downtown landmark.

Free tax return preparation to start soon

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 -

Preparing tax returns can be a challenge for some people who might overlook deductions and credits, United Way officials fear. Prosperity Campaign volunteers are tr...

Kinship Urban Farm keeps on growing and growing

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 -

People with green thumbs can find an outlet at the ever-growing Kinship Urban Farm project at West Pasco Habitat for Humanity headquarters in New Port Richey.

Holiday transitional housing complex will break ground Monday

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 -

After several years of delay, the concept for transitional housing will come off the drawing board during a groundbreaking event Monday for the first phase of the Metropolit...

Event in PR pays homage to MLK

Monday, Jan 19, 2015 - PORT RICHEY — Singing “We Shall Overcome,” scores of people of all faiths joined the symbolic march Monday in celebration of the memory of ►the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and to pledge to conti...

Recycling fans plead to keep three Pasco drop-off stations

Friday, Jan 16, 2015 -

Ardent devotees of recycling are pleading for a reprieve to keep three unmanned drop-off sites in West Pasco open.

PR considers letting golf carts on streets

Friday, Jan 16, 2015 -

Motorists who now share the road with bicyclists and motorcyclists may soon have to make room for golf carts on some Port Richey streets.

PR to spend restitution dollars on waterfront

Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 -

An overhaul of the city’s waterfront district could include shifting the boat ramp to Waterfront Park now that the city has confirmed it will get a grant of about...

Trinity Growth and Development Day is coming Jan. 24

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 -

A new, free event Jan. 24 will highlight how the Trinity area keeps spurring more development that pumps up the Pasco economy, organizers said.

NPR to raise East Main Street speed to 30 mph

Friday, Jan 9, 2015 -

The 25 mph speed limit on Main Street between Congress Street and Rowan Road drove a lot of discussion Tuesday night.

Some riders resort to makeshift bus-stop benches

Friday, Jan 9, 2015 -

Some bus riders say they are resorting to tipping over supermarket shopping carts or other makeshift bus-stop benches until Pasco County Public Transportation can bu...

County to close three recycling dropoff stations

Friday, Jan 9, 2015 -

Illegal dumping has prompted Pasco County officials to close three unmanned recycling dropoff sites.

Flu season peaking early, health officials observe

Thursday, Jan 8, 2015 -

Pasco County health officials confirm a spike in flu cases earlier than usual.

Study: 45 percent of Pasco households struggling

Thursday, Jan 8, 2015 -

Nearly two-thirds of residents in some West Pasco neighborhoods are subsisting at poverty level or just barely scraping by, a United Way of Pasco study shows.

Wal-Mart about to open first Pasco Neighborhood Market

Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015 -

About 20 months after the project was first announced, the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Store will open its doors to the public on Jan. 7.

Pasco animal shelter offering half-price adoptions

Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015 -

Pat Mulieri may have retired last year as a county commissioner, but she did not retire from her pet cause – adoption of animals.