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Official: Pasco charter issue to stir ‘passionate’ debate

Friday, Apr 24, 2015 - Many familiar questions arose among Holiday-area residents during a Monday night presentation about the proposal for a charter form of government for Pasco County.

Bowling teammates honor woman on 100th birthday

Friday, Apr 24, 2015 - NEW PORT RICHEY — Amelia McFarland took a break from bowling to be honored by her teammates — on her 100th birthday.

Main Street Landing apartment plan offered

Friday, Apr 24, 2015 - NEW PORT RICHEY — A new proposal would convert the vacant Main Street Landing buildings, on the Pithlachascotee River, into mostly rental apartments, with the possibilities of a limited amount of commercial space and...

New NPR police K-9 named for slain Tarpon officer

Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 - NEW PORT RICHEY — One of two new New Port Richey Police Department K-9 dogs was named to honor the memory of slain Tarpon Springs police officer Charles Kondek.

Renaming U.S. 19 in West Pasco urged

Monday, Apr 20, 2015 -

U.S. 19 carries such a bad reputation that business and real estate leaders here want to rename a section of it as part of a revitalization project.

Free medical care clinic reaches quarter-century milestone

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 -

From very humble origins in 1990, Good Samaritan Health Clinic of Pasco staff and supporters recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of free medical care for needy ...

Florida natives celebrate fifth generation born here

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 -

In a state where 20-year residents gain semi-native status, one family recently celebrated a rarity when the fifth consecutive generation was born in Florida.

Conceptual drawings outline overhauled Sims Park

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 -

Consultants insisted the first phase of rebuilding Sims Park will conclude by the end of the year as New Port Richey City Council members saw conceptual drawings bef...

Surge in donations could give reprieve to senior clinic

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 -

Nearly 400 patients who can’t afford health insurance could still have the option to go to the CARES Senior Health Clinic if a reprieve materializes.

Medical Center of Trinity begins $7 million expansion

Thursday, Apr 9, 2015 - TRINITY — Built just three years ago, Medical Center of Trinity has begun a $7 million expansion project to fill what its adminstrators say is a need in the community for care of newborns.

PACE gets its first government internship

Friday, Apr 10, 2015 -

Carrie, a PACE School for Girls student, could be among the very few teens here that can explain the charter form of government that Pasco officials are now studying...

PACE School for Girls moves into larger facility

Friday, Apr 10, 2015 -

A large banner reads “PACE, Where Girls Can Rock,” near the entrance of the new location of PACE School for Girls.

NPR might remove four of nine red-light cameras

Thursday, Apr 9, 2015 -

City council members and staff signaled growing displeasure with the cost and diminishing effectiveness of some of the cameras that capture video of drivers violatin...

Colonial Hills makes appeal for help with problems

Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015 -

Dozens of county officials and sheriff’s deputies walked a mile in the other person’s shoes Thursday during a tour of Colonial Hills.

Good Samaritan Health Clinic marking first 25 years

Friday, Apr 3, 2015 - NEW PORT RICHEY — As next week’s 25th anniversary event attests, even with the Affordable Care Act, the Good Samaritan Clinic still fills the needs of many low-income residents who can’t afford health ...

Fees on unpaid traffic tickets to be waived April 18

Friday, Apr 3, 2015 -

Operation Green Light will waive a 25 percent surcharge on unpaid traffic tickets or overdue court fines and fees for one day only on April 18.

Pasco public health chief sees slow, steady progress

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015 -

After the 2015 County Health Rankings were released last week, “You couldn’t have made this up,” was Pasco Health Department Administrator Mike...

Shelter manager: SPCA Suncoast exits ‘pause mode’

Monday, Mar 30, 2015 - NEW PORT RICHEY — Perry Bean, who has taken the job of shelter manager at the SPCA Suncoast, says the animal welfare organization has emerged from a “pause mode” that allowed needed repairs to its facil...

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 ...