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1 arrested, 2 sought in officer injuries and chase

submitted 4 weeks ago by in Crime Local News

A New Port Richey officer suffered minor injuries Thursday night in a wild chase with three suspects. The suspected driver was eventually apprehended and arrested. Deputies say 19 year old Eric Jefferson Stanley of New Port Richey was arrested on charges of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer. Two suspects still remain at large. […]

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OP-ED: Gerrymandering Trial Update

submitted 4 weeks ago by in Local Opinion/Editorial Political

Gerrymandering Trial Awaits Judgment This article is a follow up to a previous OP-ED on NewsPortRichey. Courtesy of Ecology Florida Summary The Gerrymandering trial is over, and it is now up to Circuit Judge Terry Lewis to render a judgment in the case. Whatever his ruling, the impact of the actions prompting this trial have […]

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12 Year Old Boy Missing; is Found Safe

submitted 1 month ago by in Local News

The Pasco Sheriff’s Office says Jeffery Robertin, 12, left his house on Old Main Street in New Port Richey at around 4:30 this afternoon. Deputies say Jeffrey left his house after an argument with his family and ran into the wooded area east of Congress St near Rowan Road. The sheriff’s helicopter, K-9 units, and […]

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Local Garden “Permablitzes” in New Port Richey

submitted 1 month ago by in Agriculture Local News

The Nature Coast Real Food Project held a Permablitz at the home of Faye and John Kropik on Saturday, June 14. What is a Permablitz? It’s like an old fashioned barn raising where a group of neighbors get together to create or expand someone’s garden. The term comes from Permaculture which is the design system […]

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Main Street Blast June 27-28

submitted 1 month ago by in Events Local

Greater New Port Richey Main Street will be hosting the Friendly KIAfest Main Street Blast this Friday and Saturday, June 27th and 28th at Sims Park in downtown New Port Richey. The following events will be featured: There will be a “Trolley Pull” competition sponsored by Walgreens’ “Be the Match” and Friendly Kia from 1-3 […]

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    1

Blockbuster at SR54 & Rowan Razed, Credit Union on the Way

submitted 1 month ago by in Local News

The former Blockbuster at the corner of 54 and Rowan was torn down this week to make way for construction of a MidFlorida Credit Union building.

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Farm Report – New Port Richey – June 23

submitted 1 month ago by in Agriculture Local

 Brief Highlights June 23 Farm Report now available. Happy Summer!  The Solstice was June 21.  See related story in the Farm Report. Special Update (not in regular report):  We have plums and blackberries, courtesy of our Friendship Farm, Seeds of Love Organic Farm, in Lithia.  Some may remember these delicious seasonal offerings from previous years. Hart’s Hot Sauce […]

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REMINDER: Today, June 21 – Neighborhood Cleanup Day!

submitted 1 month ago by in Local News

Today, Saturday June 21st is one of two New Port Richey neighborhood cleanup days. You may drop off unwanted items or debris at either Frances Avenue Park on Louisiana Avenue, or at the former Old River Road Church at 6131 South River Road. Paper shredding is available at the River Road location and is limited […]

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    1

OP-ED: Florida public schools face grave threats

submitted 1 month ago by in Education Local Opinion/Editorial

A judge’s ruling that threatens teacher tenure in California further undermines job security for teachers.  Public school teachers continue to feel the brunt of political opportunists, unfair evaluations, the conservative push to privatized education, inadequate classroom funding, and lack of wage increases. It is ironic that the legislators responsible for undermining public schools are the […]

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Urban Agriculture: Catching Up With Camden

submitted 1 month ago by in Agriculture Local

Folks in the municipalities and unincorporated urban areas of West Pasco may find this story about urban farming in Camden, New Jersey, encouraging, and perhaps inspiring.  Published in Yes magazine, Kristin Moe’s “Meet the Tenacious Gardeners Putting Down Roots in ‘America’s Most Desperate Town’” offers a splendid account of what can be done when folks […]

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M.O.M.’s Friday Night Market

submitted 1 month ago by in Local

Every Friday Night from 5pm – 9pm. 6241 Lincoln St New Port Richey, Florida 34652 Come out and join us for shopping, music and fun. Stop over at The Market Off Main for some dinner and live music then walk next door to M.O.M.’s Friday Night Market for shopping and fun. Check out our current […]

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SMARTstart Incubator Open House June 26

submitted 1 month ago by in Events Local News

New Port Richey will host an open house for the SMARTstart Incubator in the former post office building at 6345 Grand Blvd. The open house will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on June 26th, 2014.

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Developer Offers to Buy the Hacienda

submitted 1 month ago by in Local News

The Hacienda was originally built in 1922, according to a presentation made by Mario Iezzoni at Tuesday night’s city council workshop on rehabilitating the Hacienda. It has not contributed to the tax base in 15 years, he said, and ad valorem taxes of $1,071,000 would mean the city should be receiving about $10,000 in property […]

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Pasco Parks Free Parking Saturday 6/14/14

submitted 1 month ago by in Local News

Eleven Pasco County parks will waive parking fees this Saturday, June 14th in honor of National Get Outdoors Day. Those parks are: •Anclote Gulf Park •Anclote River Park •Crews Lake Park •Eagle Point Park •Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park •Key Vista Nature Park •Moon Lake Park •Robert J. Strickland Memorial Park •Robert K. Rees Park•Suncoast Parkway Trail Head •Withlacoochee River Park Contact Pasco County […]

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GEEKNOTE: Backups – Local vs. Cloud

submitted 2 months ago by in Blogs Local

Mayor Rob Marlowe in his weekly technology blog, GEEKNOTE, discusses backup solutions.

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Rob Marlowe: Change the Behavior, View

submitted 2 months ago by in Blogs Local

Mayor Rob Marlowe on changing the culture in downtown New Port Richey.

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    1

Farm Report – June 7-9

submitted 2 months ago by in Agriculture Local

78 degrees at 4:00 AM, June 7, 2014 Historical Average (6/6): 87 HIGH, 72 LOW–Weather Underground: http://www.wunderground.com/ The historical average is now 90 degrees (twenty degrees higher than the lowest average high [70]). Our average high will remain at 90 degrees until early September. Our average low is now 75 degrees (twenty-four degrees higher than […]

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Citrus Greening Breakthrough by UF Researchers

submitted 2 months ago by in Agriculture

Two associate professors at the University of Florida Department of Microbiology and Cell Science have found that human gout medications may fight bactiera that causes citrus greening.

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Council Ranks Florida Motel, Inc. #1 for Hacienda

submitted 2 months ago by in Local News Political

Things are heating up in the discussion of the renovation of the Hacienda Hotel. On Monday, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed the 2014 budget which includes $1 million for the Hacienda’s renovation. It is not clear what strings that will attach to the Hacienda project, but that didn’t stop City Council from voting to rank […]

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Charter School Wins Approval

submitted 2 months ago by in Education Local

Learning Lodge Academy, the charter school seeking approval at a site just north of Gulf High School at 5936 School Road, was approved for a special exception of use by council members in a unanimous vote. Kerry Cuffe, the Founder and Director of Learning Lodge Academy, was present at the meeting in support of her […]

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Hacienda Receives $1 Million in State Funding

submitted 2 months ago by in Local News

According to New Port Richey Mayor Rob Marlowe’s reading of the 2014  budget veto list published by WMNF News, the Hacienda funding has survived Governor Rick Scott’s veto. This means that the historic downtown New Port Richey building will receive funds to restore its structural integrity and open up options for the City in its […]

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    1

GEEKNOTE: Manns’ Running Shoes

submitted 2 months ago by in Local Opinion/Editorial

Mayor Rob Marlowe’s observations on the eve of the new city manager starting.

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Farm Report – June 2 – New Port Richey

submitted 2 months ago by in Agriculture Local

Friendship Farms & Fare Farm Report & Newsletter June 2, 2014 –  35th   FARM & CSA Report REPORT 71 degrees at 3:30 AM, May 31, 2014 Historical Average (5/30): 89 HIGH, 73 LOW–Weather Underground: http://www.wunderground.com/ The historical average is nearing 90 degrees.  It will remain at 89 until early next week.  The current average high […]

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Interim City Manager Steps Down, Is Awarded

submitted 2 months ago by in Local News

New Port Richey’s interim manager for the last 20 months will step down effective today and Debbie Manns will begin her work as City Manager on Monday, June 2nd. Ms. Dillinger has recently been instrumental in the City’s work to open the downtown business incubator, due to open next week. She also simultaneously worked as the City’s […]

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Florida Charter Schools Slammed by Study

submitted 2 months ago by in Education Local News

The Florida League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, released a yearlong study on Tuesday that evaluated the effectiveness and policies of Florida’s charter schools. The study found that 20 percent of charter schools in the state have closed either due to financial mismanagement or poor academic performance. “Charter schools could fill a niche […]

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    1

True Oldies 106.3 Rebrands as “Hits 106″

submitted 2 months ago by in Local News

WJQB-FM will not be known as Hits 106. A local FM station playing oldies hits out of Spring Hill, FL has changed its branding and call letters for the station starting today. The station will still be available at the 106.3 frequency and the new call letters will be WGHR-FL and a new name of […]

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    1

Brazen Carjacking at West Pasco Courthouse

submitted 2 months ago by in Crime Local News

A carjacking occurred in the parking lot of the Pasco Courthouse on Little Road.

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Hacienda Investor Offers $2 Million

submitted 2 months ago by in Local News Political

Abraham “Avi” Rosner, owner of Florida Hotel Inc., has offered $2 million in investment to the City of New Port Richey for the expected contract award for redevelopment of the Hacienda Hotel. He has also specified a date of interest that extends until June 20, 2014. Mr. Rosner previously purchased and renovated a Days Inn […]

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Rob Marlowe: Downtown Redevelopment Meeting 5/27/14

submitted 2 months ago by in Blogs Local News Political

Read Mayor Rob Marlowe’s blog about the upcoming work session for Tuesday Night.  

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Help the Hacienda: Contact the Governor

submitted 2 months ago by in Local News Political

New Port Richey’s staff and City council would like your help in contacting Governor Rick Scott regarding the Hacienda Budget Line item: (850) 488-7146 or http://www.flgov.com/contact-gov-scott/email-the-governor/ Please remember that emails and email addresses become public record. If you feel comfortable doing so, please contact Governor Rick Scott’s office and let him know that the City […]

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    1

1 arrested, 2 sought in officer injuries and chase

submitted 4 weeks ago by in Crime Local News

A New Port Richey officer suffered minor injuries Thursday night in a wild chase with three suspects. The suspected driver was eventually apprehended and arrested. Deputies say 19 year old Eric Jefferson Stanley of New Port Richey was arrested on charges of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer. Two suspects still remain at large. […]

no comments.
    1

OP-ED: Gerrymandering Trial Update

submitted 4 weeks ago by in Local Opinion/Editorial Political

Gerrymandering Trial Awaits Judgment This article is a follow up to a previous OP-ED on NewsPortRichey. Courtesy of Ecology Florida Summary The Gerrymandering trial is over, and it is now up to Circuit Judge Terry Lewis to render a judgment in the case. Whatever his ruling, the impact of the actions prompting this trial have […]

no comments.
    1

12 Year Old Boy Missing; is Found Safe

submitted 1 month ago by in Local News

The Pasco Sheriff’s Office says Jeffery Robertin, 12, left his house on Old Main Street in New Port Richey at around 4:30 this afternoon. Deputies say Jeffrey left his house after an argument with his family and ran into the wooded area east of Congress St near Rowan Road. The sheriff’s helicopter, K-9 units, and […]

no comments.
    1

Main Street Blast June 27-28

submitted 1 month ago by in Events Local

Greater New Port Richey Main Street will be hosting the Friendly KIAfest Main Street Blast this Friday and Saturday, June 27th and 28th at Sims Park in downtown New Port Richey. The following events will be featured: There will be a “Trolley Pull” competition sponsored by Walgreens’ “Be the Match” and Friendly Kia from 1-3 […]

no comments.
    2

Local Garden “Permablitzes” in New Port Richey

submitted 1 month ago by in Agriculture Local News

The Nature Coast Real Food Project held a Permablitz at the home of Faye and John Kropik on Saturday, June 14. What is a Permablitz? It’s like an old fashioned barn raising where a group of neighbors get together to create or expand someone’s garden. The term comes from Permaculture which is the design system […]

one comment.
    1

Blockbuster at SR54 & Rowan Razed, Credit Union on the Way

submitted 1 month ago by in Local News

The former Blockbuster at the corner of 54 and Rowan was torn down this week to make way for construction of a MidFlorida Credit Union building.

no comments.
    1

Farm Report – New Port Richey – June 23

submitted 1 month ago by in Agriculture Local

 Brief Highlights June 23 Farm Report now available. Happy Summer!  The Solstice was June 21.  See related story in the Farm Report. Special Update (not in regular report):  We have plums and blackberries, courtesy of our Friendship Farm, Seeds of Love Organic Farm, in Lithia.  Some may remember these delicious seasonal offerings from previous years. Hart’s Hot Sauce […]

no comments.
    1

REMINDER: Today, June 21 – Neighborhood Cleanup Day!

submitted 1 month ago by in Local News

Today, Saturday June 21st is one of two New Port Richey neighborhood cleanup days. You may drop off unwanted items or debris at either Frances Avenue Park on Louisiana Avenue, or at the former Old River Road Church at 6131 South River Road. Paper shredding is available at the River Road location and is limited […]

no comments.
    1

OP-ED: Florida public schools face grave threats

submitted 1 month ago by in Education Local Opinion/Editorial

A judge’s ruling that threatens teacher tenure in California further undermines job security for teachers.  Public school teachers continue to feel the brunt of political opportunists, unfair evaluations, the conservative push to privatized education, inadequate classroom funding, and lack of wage increases. It is ironic that the legislators responsible for undermining public schools are the […]

no comments.
    1

Urban Agriculture: Catching Up With Camden

submitted 1 month ago by in Agriculture Local

Folks in the municipalities and unincorporated urban areas of West Pasco may find this story about urban farming in Camden, New Jersey, encouraging, and perhaps inspiring.  Published in Yes magazine, Kristin Moe’s “Meet the Tenacious Gardeners Putting Down Roots in ‘America’s Most Desperate Town’” offers a splendid account of what can be done when folks […]

no comments.
    1

M.O.M.’s Friday Night Market

submitted 1 month ago by in Local

Every Friday Night from 5pm – 9pm. 6241 Lincoln St New Port Richey, Florida 34652 Come out and join us for shopping, music and fun. Stop over at The Market Off Main for some dinner and live music then walk next door to M.O.M.’s Friday Night Market for shopping and fun. Check out our current […]

no comments.
    1

SMARTstart Incubator Open House June 26

submitted 1 month ago by in Events Local News

New Port Richey will host an open house for the SMARTstart Incubator in the former post office building at 6345 Grand Blvd. The open house will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on June 26th, 2014.

no comments.
    1

Developer Offers to Buy the Hacienda

submitted 1 month ago by in Local News

The Hacienda was originally built in 1922, according to a presentation made by Mario Iezzoni at Tuesday night’s city council workshop on rehabilitating the Hacienda. It has not contributed to the tax base in 15 years, he said, and ad valorem taxes of $1,071,000 would mean the city should be receiving about $10,000 in property […]

one comment.
    1

Pasco Parks Free Parking Saturday 6/14/14

submitted 1 month ago by in Local News

Eleven Pasco County parks will waive parking fees this Saturday, June 14th in honor of National Get Outdoors Day. Those parks are: •Anclote Gulf Park •Anclote River Park •Crews Lake Park •Eagle Point Park •Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park •Key Vista Nature Park •Moon Lake Park •Robert J. Strickland Memorial Park •Robert K. Rees Park•Suncoast Parkway Trail Head •Withlacoochee River Park Contact Pasco County […]

no comments.
    1

GEEKNOTE: Backups – Local vs. Cloud

submitted 2 months ago by in Blogs Local

Mayor Rob Marlowe in his weekly technology blog, GEEKNOTE, discusses backup solutions.

no comments.
    1

Rob Marlowe: Change the Behavior, View

submitted 2 months ago by in Blogs Local

Mayor Rob Marlowe on changing the culture in downtown New Port Richey.

no comments.
    1

Farm Report – June 7-9

submitted 2 months ago by in Agriculture Local

78 degrees at 4:00 AM, June 7, 2014 Historical Average (6/6): 87 HIGH, 72 LOW–Weather Underground: http://www.wunderground.com/ The historical average is now 90 degrees (twenty degrees higher than the lowest average high [70]). Our average high will remain at 90 degrees until early September. Our average low is now 75 degrees (twenty-four degrees higher than […]

no comments.
    1

Citrus Greening Breakthrough by UF Researchers

submitted 2 months ago by in Agriculture

Two associate professors at the University of Florida Department of Microbiology and Cell Science have found that human gout medications may fight bactiera that causes citrus greening.

no comments.
    1

Council Ranks Florida Motel, Inc. #1 for Hacienda

submitted 2 months ago by in Local News Political

Things are heating up in the discussion of the renovation of the Hacienda Hotel. On Monday, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed the 2014 budget which includes $1 million for the Hacienda’s renovation. It is not clear what strings that will attach to the Hacienda project, but that didn’t stop City Council from voting to rank […]

one comment.
    1

Charter School Wins Approval

submitted 2 months ago by in Education Local

Learning Lodge Academy, the charter school seeking approval at a site just north of Gulf High School at 5936 School Road, was approved for a special exception of use by council members in a unanimous vote. Kerry Cuffe, the Founder and Director of Learning Lodge Academy, was present at the meeting in support of her […]

no comments.
    1

Hacienda Receives $1 Million in State Funding

submitted 2 months ago by in Local News

According to New Port Richey Mayor Rob Marlowe’s reading of the 2014  budget veto list published by WMNF News, the Hacienda funding has survived Governor Rick Scott’s veto. This means that the historic downtown New Port Richey building will receive funds to restore its structural integrity and open up options for the City in its […]

one comment.
    1

GEEKNOTE: Manns’ Running Shoes

submitted 2 months ago by in Local Opinion/Editorial

Mayor Rob Marlowe’s observations on the eve of the new city manager starting.

no comments.
    1

Farm Report – June 2 – New Port Richey

submitted 2 months ago by in Agriculture Local

Friendship Farms & Fare Farm Report & Newsletter June 2, 2014 –  35th   FARM & CSA Report REPORT 71 degrees at 3:30 AM, May 31, 2014 Historical Average (5/30): 89 HIGH, 73 LOW–Weather Underground: http://www.wunderground.com/ The historical average is nearing 90 degrees.  It will remain at 89 until early next week.  The current average high […]

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Pasco Sheriff Seeks $5.8 Million Budget Increase

submitted 2 months ago by in Crime Local News

Sheriff Chris Nocco is asking for an additional $5.8 million in funding this year for a total of $96 million.

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    1

Interim City Manager Steps Down, Is Awarded

submitted 2 months ago by in Local News

New Port Richey’s interim manager for the last 20 months will step down effective today and Debbie Manns will begin her work as City Manager on Monday, June 2nd. Ms. Dillinger has recently been instrumental in the City’s work to open the downtown business incubator, due to open next week. She also simultaneously worked as the City’s […]

no comments.
    0

OP-ED: Florida Gerrymandering Takes the Stand

submitted 2 months ago by in Local Opinion/Editorial Political

The Biggest Trial in Florida That Few Are Following Courtesy of Ecology Florida Summary One of the most important trials in recent Florida history is currently occurring in Tallahassee.  Most Floridians are not following it very closely – if at all. The trial grows out of a suit contending that the design of Florida’s congressional […]

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Florida Charter Schools Slammed by Study

submitted 2 months ago by in Education Local News

The Florida League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, released a yearlong study on Tuesday that evaluated the effectiveness and policies of Florida’s charter schools. The study found that 20 percent of charter schools in the state have closed either due to financial mismanagement or poor academic performance. “Charter schools could fill a niche […]

no comments.
    1

True Oldies 106.3 Rebrands as “Hits 106″

submitted 2 months ago by in Local News

WJQB-FM will not be known as Hits 106. A local FM station playing oldies hits out of Spring Hill, FL has changed its branding and call letters for the station starting today. The station will still be available at the 106.3 frequency and the new call letters will be WGHR-FL and a new name of […]

no comments.
    1

Brazen Carjacking at West Pasco Courthouse

submitted 2 months ago by in Crime Local News

A carjacking occurred in the parking lot of the Pasco Courthouse on Little Road.

no comments.
    1

Hacienda Investor Offers $2 Million

submitted 2 months ago by in Local News Political

Abraham “Avi” Rosner, owner of Florida Hotel Inc., has offered $2 million in investment to the City of New Port Richey for the expected contract award for redevelopment of the Hacienda Hotel. He has also specified a date of interest that extends until June 20, 2014. Mr. Rosner previously purchased and renovated a Days Inn […]

3 comments.