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Port Richey Employee Arrested, Resigns Over Drug Charges

submitted 11 hours ago by in Local News

An employee in Port Richey’s IT department has been arrested on charges of growing marijuana, authorities say. The employee has since resigned.

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EDITORIAL: New Port Richey Inches Closer to Open Season on Alcohol

submitted 23 hours ago by in Local News Opinion/Editorial

Pedestrians and bar patrons could soon be allowed to wander downtown with a mojito in hand if the ordinance that was presented to New Port Richey Council members passes in two weeks. The new ordinance was prepared at the direction of council members who had asked that the City’s alcohol ordinance be revised to allow for greater […]

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Elderly Driver Puts Hole in 7-Eleven at Rowan Road and Main Street

submitted 2 days ago by in Local News

Sheriff’s Deputies, Fire Rescue and the Highway Patrol responded to the scene of an elderly driver crashing through the East wall of a 7-Eleven this afternoon after an elderly male driver lost control of his vehicle in the parking lot. Witnesses said that the driver got stuck on top of the parking curb and then […]

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New Port Richey Appoints New Deputy Police Chief, Names Bogart as Acting City Manager

submitted 3 days ago by in Local News

New Port Richey leaders took action to create a clear chain of command in the absence of its Police Chief or City Manager Tuesday night. Lieutenant Robert Close was promoted by City Manager Debbie Manns and Police Chief Kim Bogart to the post of Deputy Chief. Close began with the department in 1995 and was […]

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NPR to Undertake Testing of Cotee River Quality

submitted 3 days ago by in Local News

Public Works Director Robert Rivera proposed a water quality testing project on Tuesday night for the Cotee River. City Council voted unanimously to approve a $50,000 bid for Shroud Engineering Consultants, Inc. to undertake the testing. The testing will last into October 2015. “We want to hit all the seasons,” Mr. Rivera said, “the rainy […]

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Column: Why You Should Digitize Your Life

submitted 4 days ago by in Blogs Local Opinion/Editorial

Anywhere I go, quite literally, I’m asked what I do. “Oh, you’re a teacher? What do you teach? Oh, technology education. My phone seems to die awfully quickly, do you know why? Do you know how I set up my voicemail?” The answer is usually yes, and I don’t usually mind helping. However, I always […]

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Weather Report – November 17th, 2014

submitted 4 days ago by in Local Weather

Weekly Weather Report For Farmers and Others Week of November 17, 2014 From Friendship Farms & Fare A Community Service To the Local Farming Community 51 degrees at 1:30 AM, November 15, 2014 Historic Average (for 11/14): 78 HIGH, 61 LOW–Weather Underground: http://www.wunderground.com/ The historical average high temperature is now 78 degrees (eight degrees higher […]

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NPR Teens Camp Out in Cardboard Boxes

submitted 4 days ago by in Local News

Teenage members of New Port Richey’s Youth Advisory Council camped out in cardboard boxes to raise awareness of the plight of the area’s homeless population.

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Farm Report – November 17th 2014

submitted 4 days ago by in Agriculture Local

Week of November 17, 2014 Abbreviated Weekly Farm Report From Friendship Farms & Fare http://www.fffsite.org/ A Community Service To the Local Farming Community  Join Us At Market Off Main For Seed Rack Dedication November 29 – 1:00 PM 3F to team with Ecology Florida and Market Off Main To bring Seed Savers Exchange Seeds to […]

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Rob Marlowe: Midterm Elections 2014

submitted 5 days ago by in Blogs Local Opinion/Editorial

New Port Richey Mayor Rob Marlowe in his weekly blog on current events. This week: the midterm elections of 2014.

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NPR to Complete New Road Assessment

submitted 1 week ago by in Local News

New Port Richey City Council members voted to hire a contractor to update the City’s road assessment.

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Farm Report – November 11, 2014

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Agriculture Local

Week of November 10, 2014 Abbreviated Weekly Farm Report From Friendship Farms & Fare http://www.fffsite.org/ A Community Service To the Local Farming Community  3F to team with Ecology Florida and Market Off Main To bring Seed Saver Exchange Seeds to New Port Richey Heirloom Seeds Coming in November to Market Off Main In New Port […]

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Weather Report – November 10

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Local Weather

Weekly Weather Report For Farmers and Others Week of November 10, 2014 From Friendship Farms & Fare A Community Service To the Local Farming Community   56 degrees at 5:00 AM, November 11, 2014 Historical Average (for 11/11): 79 HIGH, 61 LOW–Weather Underground: http://www.wunderground.com/ The historical average high temperature is now 79 degrees (nine degrees […]

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Suncoast Women in Networking Meeting Nov. 18

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Events Local

New Port Richey, FL (Nov. 11, 2014) –  On Tuesday, Nov. 18 Suncoast Women in Networking (WIN) will hold a lunch meeting at the Royal Super Buffet Buffet (9550-1 US Highway 19, 34668) in Port Richey in the Chili’s shopping center.  Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting is from 12 noon to 1:00 […]

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NPRPD Prostitution Sting Nets Eight “Johns”

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Crime Local

New Port Richey Police reported eight arrests in a sting on November 7th, according to the department’s Facebook page. The eight were arrested on charges of Solicitation of Prostitution. All eight arrests occurred on the ever more infamous US 19 corridor. On November 7, 2014, officers and detectives with the New Port Richey Police Department […]

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Rob Marlowe: Veteran’s Day

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Blogs Local

New Port Richey Mayor Rob Marlowe in his weekly blog on current events in New Port Richey. This week, he’s discussing Veteran’s Day.

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New Port Richey Poised to Purchase Additional Grey Preserve Entrance

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Local News

During a special work session on Wednesday night, New Port Richey’s City Council members discussed the purchase of a property on the very southern end of Congress Street in order to add a pedestrian access to the City’s Grey Preserve. According to Mayor Rob Marlowe, there are two parcels that are being reviewed. The first […]

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Local Election Results

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Local

Pasco voters went to the polls again yesterday, and the outcomes were very clear. Mike Moore was elected to the Pasco County Commission with a comfortable margin of 59 percent over Democrat Erika Remsberg. The seat was previously held by retiring commissioner Pat Mulieri, and continues the tradition of the commission being staffed with Republicans. […]

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Pasco EcoFest This Weekend

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Events Local

Learning about and enjoying the local environment will become the focus this weekend in New Port Richey as Pasco EcoFest gets rolling this Friday night with a kickoff party at Green Key Beach. Then on Saturday and Sunday, event festivities get underway at Sims and Starkey park. All festival activities have no admission fee, but […]

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Gulf Middle Starts Watch D.O.G.S., Asks for Volunteers

submitted 3 weeks ago by in Education Local

Gulf Middle School has a new principal this year in Jason Joens and he’s been making changes in a big way at the school. According to the School Board, enrollment at the school is down to around 700 students. Staff at the school admits that there have been some behavioral problems and safety issues, and […]

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#GivingTuesday – Sertoma Speech and Hearing Foundation

submitted 3 weeks ago by in Charity Health Local

New Port Richey, FL (Nov. 2, 2014) – Challenge your friends and family to do a creative “unselfie” and contribute to the Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation for #GivingTuesday. All photos must include the Sertoma #GivingTuesday sign and be submitted and shared on Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation’s Facebook page no later than 12 midnight […]

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Market Off Main to Feature Heirloom, Organic Seed Packets

submitted 3 weeks ago by in Agriculture Local

Friendship Farms & Fare and Ecology Florida to Team with Market Off Main to Bring Seed Savers Exchange Seeds to New Port Richey. Ecology Florida Staff Florida’s West Coast finally has a source for heirloom, organic seeds from Seed Savers Exchange. Through a cooperative arrangement with Friendship Farms & Fare and Ecology Florida, the Market […]

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Rob Marlowe: Community Spirit

submitted 3 weeks ago by in Blogs Local

New Port Richey Mayor Rob Marlowe in his weekly blog on current events in New Port Richey. This week: “Community Spirit.”

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Farm Report – November 2, 2014

submitted 3 weeks ago by in Agriculture Local

Week of November 3, 2014 Abbreviated Weekly Farm Report From Friendship Farms & Fare http://www.fffsite.org/ A Community Service To the Local Farming Community Visit Us At EcoFest/EcoMart Next Week November 8 and 9 Sims Park, New Port Richey As a sponsor and strong supporter of Pasco County EcoFest, Friendship Farms & Fare and Ecology Florida […]

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Weather Report – November 2, 2014

submitted 3 weeks ago by in Local Weather

Weekly Weather Report For Farmers and Others Week of November 3, 2014 From Friendship Farms & Fare A Community Service To the Local Farming Community 53 degrees at 2:00 AM, November 2, 2014 Historical Average (for 10/31): 81 HIGH, 64 LOW–Weather Underground: http://www.wunderground.com/ The historical average high temperature is now 81 degrees (eleven degrees higher […]

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November Neighborhood Cleanup Fills Dumpsters

submitted 3 weeks ago by in Local News

Chairs and washing machines earned their wings today as city employees loaded them into front-end loaders and tossed them into dumpsters at two locations. Crews at Frances Avenue park on Louisiana Ave and the Old Mission Church on River Road in New Port Richey filled dumpster after dumpster with items brought by residents. It was […]

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New Port Richey House Fire on Halloween; No Injuries Reported

submitted 3 weeks ago by in Crime Local News

New Port Richey Police and Fire responded to a house fire at 6216 Montana avenue on Halloween that started at approximately 9:20 pm, according to neighbors on scene. No injuries have been reported.

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NewsPortRichey New Feature – Reports Available!

submitted 3 weeks ago by in Local

There were some problems with our original form submission, so I took some time to add Google Forms to better let you submit your stories. While I was at it, I added forms for submitting reports about neighborhood crime, code enforcement issues, and broken street lights. These forms will be filtered and reported directly to […]

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Dangers for Cats and Dogs Lurk on Halloween

submitted 3 weeks ago by in Local News

The Suncoast News reports on animal experts’ suggestions for keeping pets safe on Halloween.

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    1

Dignataries Celebrate New Port Richey’s 90th Anniversary

submitted 3 weeks ago by in Local News

New Port Richey’s leadership received a boost in numbers yesterday as former Mayors and Council members converged on New Port Richey’s Railroad Square to celebrate the City’s 90th anniversary. U.S. Senator Bill Nelson was also in attendance to speak about New Port Richey’s heritage. The grandson of W. H. Critchley, one of the first New […]

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Port Richey Employee Arrested, Resigns Over Drug Charges

submitted 11 hours ago by in Local News

An employee in Port Richey’s IT department has been arrested on charges of growing marijuana, authorities say. The employee has since resigned.

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EDITORIAL: New Port Richey Inches Closer to Open Season on Alcohol

submitted 23 hours ago by in Local News Opinion/Editorial

Pedestrians and bar patrons could soon be allowed to wander downtown with a mojito in hand if the ordinance that was presented to New Port Richey Council members passes in two weeks. The new ordinance was prepared at the direction of council members who had asked that the City’s alcohol ordinance be revised to allow for greater […]

no comments.
    1

Elderly Driver Puts Hole in 7-Eleven at Rowan Road and Main Street

submitted 2 days ago by in Local News

Sheriff’s Deputies, Fire Rescue and the Highway Patrol responded to the scene of an elderly driver crashing through the East wall of a 7-Eleven this afternoon after an elderly male driver lost control of his vehicle in the parking lot. Witnesses said that the driver got stuck on top of the parking curb and then […]

no comments.
    1

New Port Richey Appoints New Deputy Police Chief, Names Bogart as Acting City Manager

submitted 3 days ago by in Local News

New Port Richey leaders took action to create a clear chain of command in the absence of its Police Chief or City Manager Tuesday night. Lieutenant Robert Close was promoted by City Manager Debbie Manns and Police Chief Kim Bogart to the post of Deputy Chief. Close began with the department in 1995 and was […]

no comments.
    1

NPR to Undertake Testing of Cotee River Quality

submitted 3 days ago by in Local News

Public Works Director Robert Rivera proposed a water quality testing project on Tuesday night for the Cotee River. City Council voted unanimously to approve a $50,000 bid for Shroud Engineering Consultants, Inc. to undertake the testing. The testing will last into October 2015. “We want to hit all the seasons,” Mr. Rivera said, “the rainy […]

no comments.
    1

Column: Why You Should Digitize Your Life

submitted 4 days ago by in Blogs Local Opinion/Editorial

Anywhere I go, quite literally, I’m asked what I do. “Oh, you’re a teacher? What do you teach? Oh, technology education. My phone seems to die awfully quickly, do you know why? Do you know how I set up my voicemail?” The answer is usually yes, and I don’t usually mind helping. However, I always […]

no comments.
    1

Weather Report – November 17th, 2014

submitted 4 days ago by in Local Weather

Weekly Weather Report For Farmers and Others Week of November 17, 2014 From Friendship Farms & Fare A Community Service To the Local Farming Community 51 degrees at 1:30 AM, November 15, 2014 Historic Average (for 11/14): 78 HIGH, 61 LOW–Weather Underground: http://www.wunderground.com/ The historical average high temperature is now 78 degrees (eight degrees higher […]

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    1

NPR Teens Camp Out in Cardboard Boxes

submitted 4 days ago by in Local News

Teenage members of New Port Richey’s Youth Advisory Council camped out in cardboard boxes to raise awareness of the plight of the area’s homeless population.

no comments.
    1

Farm Report – November 17th 2014

submitted 4 days ago by in Agriculture Local

Week of November 17, 2014 Abbreviated Weekly Farm Report From Friendship Farms & Fare http://www.fffsite.org/ A Community Service To the Local Farming Community  Join Us At Market Off Main For Seed Rack Dedication November 29 – 1:00 PM 3F to team with Ecology Florida and Market Off Main To bring Seed Savers Exchange Seeds to […]

no comments.
    1

Rob Marlowe: Midterm Elections 2014

submitted 5 days ago by in Blogs Local Opinion/Editorial

New Port Richey Mayor Rob Marlowe in his weekly blog on current events. This week: the midterm elections of 2014.

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    1

NPR to Complete New Road Assessment

submitted 1 week ago by in Local News

New Port Richey City Council members voted to hire a contractor to update the City’s road assessment.

no comments.
    1

Farm Report – November 11, 2014

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Agriculture Local

Week of November 10, 2014 Abbreviated Weekly Farm Report From Friendship Farms & Fare http://www.fffsite.org/ A Community Service To the Local Farming Community  3F to team with Ecology Florida and Market Off Main To bring Seed Saver Exchange Seeds to New Port Richey Heirloom Seeds Coming in November to Market Off Main In New Port […]

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Weather Report – November 10

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Local Weather

Weekly Weather Report For Farmers and Others Week of November 10, 2014 From Friendship Farms & Fare A Community Service To the Local Farming Community   56 degrees at 5:00 AM, November 11, 2014 Historical Average (for 11/11): 79 HIGH, 61 LOW–Weather Underground: http://www.wunderground.com/ The historical average high temperature is now 79 degrees (nine degrees […]

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    1

Suncoast Women in Networking Meeting Nov. 18

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Events Local

New Port Richey, FL (Nov. 11, 2014) –  On Tuesday, Nov. 18 Suncoast Women in Networking (WIN) will hold a lunch meeting at the Royal Super Buffet Buffet (9550-1 US Highway 19, 34668) in Port Richey in the Chili’s shopping center.  Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting is from 12 noon to 1:00 […]

no comments.
    1

NPRPD Prostitution Sting Nets Eight “Johns”

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Crime Local

New Port Richey Police reported eight arrests in a sting on November 7th, according to the department’s Facebook page. The eight were arrested on charges of Solicitation of Prostitution. All eight arrests occurred on the ever more infamous US 19 corridor. On November 7, 2014, officers and detectives with the New Port Richey Police Department […]

no comments.
    1

Rob Marlowe: Veteran’s Day

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Blogs Local

New Port Richey Mayor Rob Marlowe in his weekly blog on current events in New Port Richey. This week, he’s discussing Veteran’s Day.

no comments.
    1

New Port Richey Poised to Purchase Additional Grey Preserve Entrance

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Local News

During a special work session on Wednesday night, New Port Richey’s City Council members discussed the purchase of a property on the very southern end of Congress Street in order to add a pedestrian access to the City’s Grey Preserve. According to Mayor Rob Marlowe, there are two parcels that are being reviewed. The first […]

no comments.
    1

Local Election Results

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Local

Pasco voters went to the polls again yesterday, and the outcomes were very clear. Mike Moore was elected to the Pasco County Commission with a comfortable margin of 59 percent over Democrat Erika Remsberg. The seat was previously held by retiring commissioner Pat Mulieri, and continues the tradition of the commission being staffed with Republicans. […]

no comments.
    1

Pasco EcoFest This Weekend

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Events Local

Learning about and enjoying the local environment will become the focus this weekend in New Port Richey as Pasco EcoFest gets rolling this Friday night with a kickoff party at Green Key Beach. Then on Saturday and Sunday, event festivities get underway at Sims and Starkey park. All festival activities have no admission fee, but […]

no comments.
    1

#GivingTuesday – Sertoma Speech and Hearing Foundation

submitted 3 weeks ago by in Charity Health Local

New Port Richey, FL (Nov. 2, 2014) – Challenge your friends and family to do a creative “unselfie” and contribute to the Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation for #GivingTuesday. All photos must include the Sertoma #GivingTuesday sign and be submitted and shared on Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation’s Facebook page no later than 12 midnight […]

no comments.
    2

Gulf Middle Starts Watch D.O.G.S., Asks for Volunteers

submitted 3 weeks ago by in Education Local

Gulf Middle School has a new principal this year in Jason Joens and he’s been making changes in a big way at the school. According to the School Board, enrollment at the school is down to around 700 students. Staff at the school admits that there have been some behavioral problems and safety issues, and […]

no comments.
    1

Market Off Main to Feature Heirloom, Organic Seed Packets

submitted 3 weeks ago by in Agriculture Local

Friendship Farms & Fare and Ecology Florida to Team with Market Off Main to Bring Seed Savers Exchange Seeds to New Port Richey. Ecology Florida Staff Florida’s West Coast finally has a source for heirloom, organic seeds from Seed Savers Exchange. Through a cooperative arrangement with Friendship Farms & Fare and Ecology Florida, the Market […]

no comments.
    1

Rob Marlowe: Community Spirit

submitted 3 weeks ago by in Blogs Local

New Port Richey Mayor Rob Marlowe in his weekly blog on current events in New Port Richey. This week: “Community Spirit.”

no comments.
    1

Farm Report – November 2, 2014

submitted 3 weeks ago by in Agriculture Local

Week of November 3, 2014 Abbreviated Weekly Farm Report From Friendship Farms & Fare http://www.fffsite.org/ A Community Service To the Local Farming Community Visit Us At EcoFest/EcoMart Next Week November 8 and 9 Sims Park, New Port Richey As a sponsor and strong supporter of Pasco County EcoFest, Friendship Farms & Fare and Ecology Florida […]

no comments.
    1

Weather Report – November 2, 2014

submitted 3 weeks ago by in Local Weather

Weekly Weather Report For Farmers and Others Week of November 3, 2014 From Friendship Farms & Fare A Community Service To the Local Farming Community 53 degrees at 2:00 AM, November 2, 2014 Historical Average (for 10/31): 81 HIGH, 64 LOW–Weather Underground: http://www.wunderground.com/ The historical average high temperature is now 81 degrees (eleven degrees higher […]

no comments.
    1

November Neighborhood Cleanup Fills Dumpsters

submitted 3 weeks ago by in Local News

Chairs and washing machines earned their wings today as city employees loaded them into front-end loaders and tossed them into dumpsters at two locations. Crews at Frances Avenue park on Louisiana Ave and the Old Mission Church on River Road in New Port Richey filled dumpster after dumpster with items brought by residents. It was […]

one comment.
    1

New Port Richey House Fire on Halloween; No Injuries Reported

submitted 3 weeks ago by in Crime Local News

New Port Richey Police and Fire responded to a house fire at 6216 Montana avenue on Halloween that started at approximately 9:20 pm, according to neighbors on scene. No injuries have been reported.

no comments.
    1

NewsPortRichey New Feature – Reports Available!

submitted 3 weeks ago by in Local

There were some problems with our original form submission, so I took some time to add Google Forms to better let you submit your stories. While I was at it, I added forms for submitting reports about neighborhood crime, code enforcement issues, and broken street lights. These forms will be filtered and reported directly to […]

no comments.
    1

Dangers for Cats and Dogs Lurk on Halloween

submitted 3 weeks ago by in Local News

The Suncoast News reports on animal experts’ suggestions for keeping pets safe on Halloween.

no comments.
    1

Dignataries Celebrate New Port Richey’s 90th Anniversary

submitted 3 weeks ago by in Local News

New Port Richey’s leadership received a boost in numbers yesterday as former Mayors and Council members converged on New Port Richey’s Railroad Square to celebrate the City’s 90th anniversary. U.S. Senator Bill Nelson was also in attendance to speak about New Port Richey’s heritage. The grandson of W. H. Critchley, one of the first New […]

no comments.