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Pasco trail extension proposal generates opposition

Friday, Mar 27, 2015 -

Some residents express fears about crime, environmental destruction and other drawbacks if Pasco County adds a trail in the Holiday area that would connect to a Pinellas Cou...

Pasco moves up in key health yardstick

Friday, Mar 27, 2015 -

Pasco County showed steady progress in health rankings released Wednesday by moving up one notch in a key yardstick, officials report.

Youngsters have fun in Gills Y pool

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 -

The pool is cool, area youngsters learned as they developed their swimming skills at Gills Family Branch YMCA in Trinity.

Without donations, CARES health clinic could close, CEO says

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 -

New projector to beam movies onto larger screen at Sims Park

Friday, Mar 20, 2015 -

The city Parks and Recreation Department will light up the night at Sims Park with a much brighter projector to fill a bigger screen at the popular, monthly Movies ...

Tax collector office scheduled for March 16 reopening

Monday, Mar 16, 2015 -

Tax Collector Mike Fasano thanked his staff Friday for their hard work during the overhaul of the office’s West Pasco Government Center location, scheduled t...

Class-action lawsuit challenges red-light cameras

Monday, Mar 9, 2015 -

A class-action lawsuit about red-light cameras has both Port Richey and New Port Richey among its co-defendants, leaving local officials wondering how best to proceed....

Leaders help youngsters celebrate Seuss birthday

Friday, Mar 6, 2015 -

Many youngsters at Kids at the Point painted whiskers on their cheeks and wore tall, red-striped paper hats to honor the birthday of Theodore Seuss Geisel, better known as ch...

PR officials confer with Wal-Mart about security concerns

Friday, Mar 6, 2015 -

A preliminary conference Tuesday between city officials and Wal-Mart executives focused on security concerns in the area of the chain’s store near U.S. 19 and Ri...

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.