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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.

Three-lane Main Street could get bump in speed limit to 30 mph

Friday, Jan 2, 2015 -

Most motorists travel 35 mph to 40 mph along Main Street between Congress Street and Rowan Road, a recent traffic study shows.

ALDI store coming soon to Holiday shopping center

Friday, Dec 26, 2014 -

An ALDI Food Market is taking shape in Holiday, with a hiring event Jan. 6 to find some 20 workers to staff several area stores.

NPR alcohol amendments to come up for final vote Jan. 6

Friday, Dec 26, 2014 -

After clarifying its clarifications of its clarifications at a work session, City Council members are scheduled to cast a final vote Jan. 6 on changes to the alcoho...

NPR hopes to empower police to make more prostitution arrests

Friday, Dec 26, 2014 -

City officials hope to clamp down on problems from prostitution along the U.S. 19 corridor that have vexed them and residents alike.

Hoofbeats attract young riders to holiday horse show

Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 -

For some young riders, the rhythm of hoof beats can sound like music to their ears every bit as much as classic Christmas carols.

Flooding has vexed Timber Oaks residents for decades

Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 -

For some two decades, flooding has exasperated homeowners in the Timber Oaks subdivision. Now Pasco County officials are working on a remedy the...

Youngsters romp at Santa’s Fun Day in Holiday

Friday, Dec 19, 2014 -

Sophia Hayes, 2, could barely contain her excitement as she waited in line to see Santa at the Santa’s Fun Day event at the J. Ben Harrill Recreation Complex.

NPR awarded U.S. 19 landscaping grant

Friday, Dec 19, 2014 -

A landscaping grant could help New Port Richey distinguish its section of U.S. 19, city council members hope.

Healthy Families treats nearly 100 children to Brunch with Santa

Friday, Dec 19, 2014 -

Smiles were in abundance among nearly 100 children at the recent Brunch with Santa put on by the Healthy Families Pasco-Hernando program.

Bell ringers make last-minute appeals for red kettle drive

Friday, Dec 19, 2014 -

The Salvation Army Pasco Corps’ 2014 red kettle campaign is entering its final lap to raise enough money to support numerous charitable programs for the commu...

Travel Inn motel to be subject of code violation hearing

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 -

Dissatisfied with progress by the owner of the Travel Inn motel to make changes, city officials have sought another code violation hearing before a special magistrat...

NPR switching to LED streetlights

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 -

LED streetlights soon will shine down upon all city streets.

NPR police to renew U.S. 19 pedestrian, bicycle safety efforts

Friday, Dec 12, 2014 -

Since 2010, New Port Richey police have been emphasizing that pedestrians must walk the line in obeying traffic laws to cut down on injuries and fatalities.

NPR puts up fence under U.S. 19 bridge to deter vagrants

Friday, Dec 12, 2014 -

Vagrants congregating under the south side of the U.S. 19 bridge over the Pithlachascotee River convinced New Port Richey officials to put up a fence to block the co...

Wilderness Wonderland to light up the night

Tuesday, Dec 9, 2014 -

It’s time for Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park to shine as organizers hope to dazzle spectators with Wilderness Wonderland: Celebration of Lights.

Preservation firm could tackle Hacienda assessment

Tuesday, Dec 9, 2014 -

The buzz continues to grow over restoration of the historic Hacienda hotel landmark, New Port Richey city officials believe.

Culver’s Restaurant eyes Port Richey

Tuesday, Dec 9, 2014 -

Culver’s Restaurant appears to be proceeding with plans for a Port Richey location that would feature trademark ButterBurgers, grilled chicken sandwiches and froz...

NPR officials consider higher property maintenance rules

Friday, Dec 5, 2014 -

To help clean up the city’s image, City Council members put some finishing touches on higher maintenance standards for homes.

Volunteer Way revels in its new food bank warehouse

Friday, Dec 5, 2014 -

Lester Cypher hates moving. But the Volunteer Way CEO will make an exception for the transfer of the food bank operations to its new warehouse.

Mustache movement at Trinity hospital promotes men’s health

Tuesday, Dec 2, 2014 -

It was a “Mo-vember” to remember for many doctors and their supporters at Medical Center of Trinity.

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