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Pasco Ecofest Returns this November

submitted 14 hours ago by in Ecology Events Local

PASCO ECOFEST Dig in and grow wild! November 7, 8 & 9, 2014 Green Key Beach, Sims and Starkey Parks, New Port Richey, Florida New Port Richey, FL (September 30, 2014) – A seed of adventure, knowledge, and discovery has been planted in Pasco County. “Dig in and grow wild” is more than simply a […]

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Rob Marlowe: Competitive Sports

submitted 2 days ago by in Blogs Local

New Port Richey Mayor Rob Marlowe in his weekly blog on issues in the city. This week: “Competitive Sports.”

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Column: Sustainability part of a smart growth plan for New Port Richey

submitted 2 days ago by in Ecology Local Opinion/Editorial

The city of New Port Richey’s Environmental Committee wants to substantially improve the local ecology, sustinability and, perhaps more notably, improve the city’s curb appeal.

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Create Wearable Art – Jewelry Making Workshop

submitted 2 days ago by in Events Local

The Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery will be hosting a jewelry making workshop on called “Create Wearable Art” on Thursday, October 9th from 6-8:30 PM. Lapidary art is very popular. Transforming a rough stone to a desired shape with a brilliant polish for use in rings, pendants and other wearable art is a great […]

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Department of Health Issues West Nile Advisory – Asks Residents to Prevent Bites

submitted 4 days ago by in Health Local

The Florida Department of Health in Pasco County has confirmed a human case of West Nile in Pasco County. One confirmed case has also been reported in Polk County. The West Nile virus is spread through bites from infected mosquitoes. Residents are urged to take precautions, including: Emptying standing water containers to prevent mosquitoes from breeding […]

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Sheriff and New Port Richey Prostitution Sting Nets 14 Arrests

submitted 4 days ago by in Crime Local

A joint operation between the New Port Richey Police Department and the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office has led to the arrest of 14 women, according to the organization’s Facebook page. The ages of those arrested ranges between 20-47. No Johns were arrested in the sting operation. The charges are mostly “offer to engage in or […]

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Art Exhibition – October 3rd

submitted 4 days ago by in Events Local

The Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery will host a new art exhibition entitled “Water: The Essence of Life” on Friday, October 3rd. Join us for an open house reception to debut the Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery’s October exhibition entitled “Water: The Essence of Life,” on Friday, October 3 from 6 to 9 […]

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Rob Marlowe: Greater New Port Richey Main Street

submitted 1 week ago by in Blogs Local

New Port Richey Mayor Rob Marlowe in his weekly blog on happening in New Port Richey. This week, the Greater New Port Richey Main Street program, it’s direction and it’s funding.

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New Port Richey to host “Trunk or Treat” around Orange Lake

submitted 1 week ago by in Events Local

The City of New Port Richey Parks & Recreation department is hosting a “Trunk or Treat” Halloween event on Saturday, October 18th, 2014 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm around Orange Lake at Sims Park. Following that event, movies will be shown in Sims Park at 7 pm. The movies to be shown are “Hotel Transylvania” […]

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Precautionary Boil Water Notice in Effect for FGUA Customers

submitted 1 week ago by in Local News

A precautionary boil water notice has been issued to residents in the Seven Springs Water System for former customers of Aloha Utilities. An eight-inch water main break occurred earlier today on Heritage Lake Boulevard according to FGUA (Florida Governmental Utility Authority–previously run by Aloha Utilities)  and has since been repaired, but officials are urging residents […]

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New Port Richey to add four-way stop at Illinois & Lafayette

submitted 1 week ago by in Local News

New Port Richey’s City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday night to approve installation of a four-way stop sign intersection signal at the intersection of Illinois Ave and Lafayette St. The move comes amid 55 households of the West Madison neighborhood uniting and hiring an attorney who represented them at the meeting. The city cited its engineering […]

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Editorial: New Port Richey approves BikeFest, breaks its own law

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Events Local Opinion/Editorial

New Port Richey City Council members voted to approve the application for a special event alcohol permit for the Cotee River BikeFest 2014 at the meeting on Tuesday. The event was discontinued in 2013 due to a loss of sponsor revenue. The event is hosted by the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce. At the time, […]

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Weather Report – September 22nd, 2014

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Agriculture Local

Weekly Weather Report Week of September 22, 2014 From Friendship Farms & Fare A Community Service To the Local Farming Community Historical Average (for 9/18): 89 HIGH, 74 LOW–Weather Underground: http://www.wunderground.com/ The historical average high temperature is now 89 degrees (nineteen degrees higher than the lowest average high [70]).   Our average low is now 74 […]

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Farm Report – September 22, 2014

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Local

Week of September 22, 2014 Abbreviated Weekly Farm Report From Friendship Farms & Fare http://www.fffsite.org/ A Community Service To the Local Farming Community Garden Overview Summer is coming to a close. As just noted, fall begins on September 23.  The summer crops seem to know what is coming, although many perhaps most people do not. […]

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Fall Fundraiser Planned for Sertoma Children’s Hearing Help Fund

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Events Local

New Port Richey, FL (Sept. 19, 2014) – Las Vegas Casino Night, a fundraiser hosted by Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation, is being presented by the nonprofit to benefit its Children’s Hearing Help Fund on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. Sponsorships for this gala affair are now available with George’s Wholesale Tires as top sponsor for […]

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ROCKtemberfest this weekend

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Events Local

New Port Richey Main Street is hosting ROCKtemberfest this weekend in Sims Park. The event features live music, beer, crafts, vendors and a petting zoo. The music schedule is as follows: MUSIC SCHEDULE: Friday, September 19: Lawless Intent  7:00  pm to 8:30 pm ALMOST STYX (Styx tribute band) 9:00 – 10:30pm Saturday, September 20: Wingate Entertainment  Noon to […]

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Women’s Expo Coming to New Port Richey

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Events Local

New Port Richey’s women will have a chance to learn next week while helping victims of domestic violence and human trafficking.  The Women’s 360 Expo will be held on September 27th from 10 am – 1 pm at the Verizon Event Center at 8718 Trouble Creek. The event is in its third year. WFLA anchor […]

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New Port Richey educator publishes chapter on food and ecology (Dell deChant)

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Local

Dell deChant’s “Where’s the Beef? Looking for Food in Religion and Ecology” published in The Global Food System New Port Richey, FL (September 18, 2014) – Dell deChant’s recent research on the relationship of food production to religion and ecology has been published in an important new text focusing on a wide array of challenges […]

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New Port Richey’s Environmental Committee Suggests Nine Proposals for 2015

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Local

Things are looking greener in New Port Richey, according to Council members and volunteers. The City of New Port Richey Environmental Committee made its annual report to the City Council last night and highlighted the City’s recent achievements as well as recommending nine additional projects for the City. Among the proposals were: Requiring planting of milkweed […]

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New Port Richey approves lease of Cavalier Square to Dulcet Restaurant

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Local News

New Port Richey City Council voted last night to approve the lease of Cavalier Square to the soon-to-open Dulcet restaurant for outdoor seating space. Some concerned business owners had previously asked for clarification about whether the parking lot adjacent to the square would be leased as well. City staff and Council members cleared that up […]

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Pasco Drivers Will Pay Additional $0.05 Per Gallon

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Local News

Pasco County Commissioners passed a $0.05 increase in gas taxes in the County last week. The new increase will go into effect on January 1st, 2015. Commisioner Chairman Jack Mariano was the only dissenting vote in a 4-1 decision. Pasco’s fuel taxes are currently at the same rate as Pinellas and Hillsborough and will, in […]

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Rob Marlowe: Alcohol Sales in the Park

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Blogs Local

New Port Richey Mayor Rob Marlowe discusses alcohol sales during special events at Sims Park in his weekly blog.

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Weather Report – September 15

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Local

Weekly Weather Report Week of September 15, 2014 From Friendship Farms & Fare A Community Service To the Local Farming Community Historical Average (for 9/12): 89 HIGH, 75 LOW–Weather Underground: http://www.wunderground.com/ The historical average high temperature is now 89 degrees (nineteen degrees higher than the lowest average high [70]).   Our average low is now 75 […]

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Farm Report – September 15, 2014

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Agriculture Local

Week of September 15, 2014 Abbreviated Weekly Farm Report From Friendship Farms & Fare http://www.fffsite.org/ A Community Service To the Local Farming Community   Garden Overview Although temperatures are still in the 90s, Summer is almost over. Fall begins on September 23.  The summer crops seem to know what is coming, although many perhaps most […]

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Marc Yacht: Pasco County should be helping 16 refugee children, not hindering them

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Local Opinion/Editorial

Refugees escaping dangerous countries are traditionally welcomed to U.S. shores. Jewish refugees came through Ellis Island circa 1910 to escape Russia. Cuban refugees poured into Florida in 1959. They left family and possessions to escape Castro’s communism. The U.S. welcomed the “Lost Boys of Somalia” and other victims of rape and torture in the 90s. […]

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New Port Richey looks to start sewer repairs on Main Street

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Local News

The Tampa Tribune reports that detours should be expected on downtown sections of Main Street as as 150 foot section of sewer pipe undergoes repairs.

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River Ridge High Football Team Salutes Helmet Sponsors

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Local Sports

New Port Richey, FL (Sept. 14, 2014) – “This year we were able to purchase all new helmets for the entire River Ridge High School football team,” said head coach Ryan Benjamin.  Based on the prevalent news in the media, Mr. Benjamin noted that providing the best head protection for players is one of the […]

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Ecology Florida: Water Bottles — One Use Commodities We Do Not Need

submitted 3 weeks ago by in Ecology Local

In an editorial released by Ecology Florida this week, the organization discusses water bottles and why society should switch away from them for Cultural, Health, and Environmental reasons.

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Sertoma Foundation to Donate Hearing Aid Batteries this Friday

submitted 3 weeks ago by in Events Local

SERTOMA FOUNDATION TO GIVE AWAY BATTERIES IN SEPTEMBER New Port Richey, FL (Aug. 25, 2014) – Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation of Florida has scheduled a battery give away for Friday, Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to  12 noon at their offices in New Port Richey. The Foundation will offer free hearing aid batteries in […]

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Local Weather – September 8th

submitted 3 weeks ago by in Local

Weekly Weather Report Week of September 8, 2014 From Friendship Farms & Fare A Community Service To the Local Farming Community   Historical Average (for 9/5): 90 HIGH, 76 LOW–Weather Underground: http://www.wunderground.com/ The historical average high temperature is now 90 degrees (twenty degrees higher than the lowest average high [70]).   Our average low is now […]

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Pasco Ecofest Returns this November

submitted 14 hours ago by in Ecology Events Local

PASCO ECOFEST Dig in and grow wild! November 7, 8 & 9, 2014 Green Key Beach, Sims and Starkey Parks, New Port Richey, Florida New Port Richey, FL (September 30, 2014) – A seed of adventure, knowledge, and discovery has been planted in Pasco County. “Dig in and grow wild” is more than simply a […]

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Rob Marlowe: Competitive Sports

submitted 2 days ago by in Blogs Local

New Port Richey Mayor Rob Marlowe in his weekly blog on issues in the city. This week: “Competitive Sports.”

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Column: Sustainability part of a smart growth plan for New Port Richey

submitted 2 days ago by in Ecology Local Opinion/Editorial

The city of New Port Richey’s Environmental Committee wants to substantially improve the local ecology, sustinability and, perhaps more notably, improve the city’s curb appeal.

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Create Wearable Art – Jewelry Making Workshop

submitted 2 days ago by in Events Local

The Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery will be hosting a jewelry making workshop on called “Create Wearable Art” on Thursday, October 9th from 6-8:30 PM. Lapidary art is very popular. Transforming a rough stone to a desired shape with a brilliant polish for use in rings, pendants and other wearable art is a great […]

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Farm Report – September 29, 2014

submitted 3 days ago by in Agriculture Local

Week of September 29, 2014 Abbreviated Weekly Farm Report From Friendship Farms & Fare http://www.fffsite.org/ A Community Service To the Local Farming Community   Garden Overview Fall began on September 23.  The summer crops are largely spent. Okra is declining quickly now, and the harvest is shrinking dramatically. Seed pods are gigantic, and we harvested […]

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Weather Report – September 29, 2014

submitted 3 days ago by in Agriculture Local Weather

Weekly Weather Report Week of September 29, 2014 From Friendship Farms & Fare A Community Service To the Local Farming Community Historical Average (for 9/26): 88 HIGH, 73 LOW–Weather Underground: http://www.wunderground.com/ The historical average high temperature is now 88 degrees (eighteen degrees higher than the lowest average high [70]).   Our average low is now 73 […]

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Department of Health Issues West Nile Advisory – Asks Residents to Prevent Bites

submitted 4 days ago by in Health Local

The Florida Department of Health in Pasco County has confirmed a human case of West Nile in Pasco County. One confirmed case has also been reported in Polk County. The West Nile virus is spread through bites from infected mosquitoes. Residents are urged to take precautions, including: Emptying standing water containers to prevent mosquitoes from breeding […]

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Sheriff and New Port Richey Prostitution Sting Nets 14 Arrests

submitted 4 days ago by in Crime Local

A joint operation between the New Port Richey Police Department and the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office has led to the arrest of 14 women, according to the organization’s Facebook page. The ages of those arrested ranges between 20-47. No Johns were arrested in the sting operation. The charges are mostly “offer to engage in or […]

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Art Exhibition – October 3rd

submitted 4 days ago by in Events Local

The Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery will host a new art exhibition entitled “Water: The Essence of Life” on Friday, October 3rd. Join us for an open house reception to debut the Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery’s October exhibition entitled “Water: The Essence of Life,” on Friday, October 3 from 6 to 9 […]

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CORRECTION: KMart to Close, Not Sears

submitted 7 days ago by in Local News

UPDATE: A Sears representative has countered the claim that the mall location of Sears is closing, instead saying that the KMart on US19 south of Main Street in New Port Richey will close. Official: “There may be confusion as the Kmart store in New Port Richey will close to the public in early December. Until […]

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Rob Marlowe: Greater New Port Richey Main Street

submitted 1 week ago by in Blogs Local

New Port Richey Mayor Rob Marlowe in his weekly blog on happening in New Port Richey. This week, the Greater New Port Richey Main Street program, it’s direction and it’s funding.

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New Port Richey to host “Trunk or Treat” around Orange Lake

submitted 1 week ago by in Events Local

The City of New Port Richey Parks & Recreation department is hosting a “Trunk or Treat” Halloween event on Saturday, October 18th, 2014 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm around Orange Lake at Sims Park. Following that event, movies will be shown in Sims Park at 7 pm. The movies to be shown are “Hotel Transylvania” […]

no comments.
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Precautionary Boil Water Notice in Effect for FGUA Customers

submitted 1 week ago by in Local News

A precautionary boil water notice has been issued to residents in the Seven Springs Water System for former customers of Aloha Utilities. An eight-inch water main break occurred earlier today on Heritage Lake Boulevard according to FGUA (Florida Governmental Utility Authority–previously run by Aloha Utilities)  and has since been repaired, but officials are urging residents […]

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New Port Richey to add four-way stop at Illinois & Lafayette

submitted 1 week ago by in Local News

New Port Richey’s City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday night to approve installation of a four-way stop sign intersection signal at the intersection of Illinois Ave and Lafayette St. The move comes amid 55 households of the West Madison neighborhood uniting and hiring an attorney who represented them at the meeting. The city cited its engineering […]

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Editorial: New Port Richey approves BikeFest, breaks its own law

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Events Local Opinion/Editorial

New Port Richey City Council members voted to approve the application for a special event alcohol permit for the Cotee River BikeFest 2014 at the meeting on Tuesday. The event was discontinued in 2013 due to a loss of sponsor revenue. The event is hosted by the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce. At the time, […]

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Weather Report – September 22nd, 2014

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Agriculture Local

Weekly Weather Report Week of September 22, 2014 From Friendship Farms & Fare A Community Service To the Local Farming Community Historical Average (for 9/18): 89 HIGH, 74 LOW–Weather Underground: http://www.wunderground.com/ The historical average high temperature is now 89 degrees (nineteen degrees higher than the lowest average high [70]).   Our average low is now 74 […]

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Farm Report – September 22, 2014

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Local

Week of September 22, 2014 Abbreviated Weekly Farm Report From Friendship Farms & Fare http://www.fffsite.org/ A Community Service To the Local Farming Community Garden Overview Summer is coming to a close. As just noted, fall begins on September 23.  The summer crops seem to know what is coming, although many perhaps most people do not. […]

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Fall Fundraiser Planned for Sertoma Children’s Hearing Help Fund

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Events Local

New Port Richey, FL (Sept. 19, 2014) – Las Vegas Casino Night, a fundraiser hosted by Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation, is being presented by the nonprofit to benefit its Children’s Hearing Help Fund on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. Sponsorships for this gala affair are now available with George’s Wholesale Tires as top sponsor for […]

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ROCKtemberfest this weekend

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Events Local

New Port Richey Main Street is hosting ROCKtemberfest this weekend in Sims Park. The event features live music, beer, crafts, vendors and a petting zoo. The music schedule is as follows: MUSIC SCHEDULE: Friday, September 19: Lawless Intent  7:00  pm to 8:30 pm ALMOST STYX (Styx tribute band) 9:00 – 10:30pm Saturday, September 20: Wingate Entertainment  Noon to […]

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Women’s Expo Coming to New Port Richey

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Events Local

New Port Richey’s women will have a chance to learn next week while helping victims of domestic violence and human trafficking.  The Women’s 360 Expo will be held on September 27th from 10 am – 1 pm at the Verizon Event Center at 8718 Trouble Creek. The event is in its third year. WFLA anchor […]

no comments.
    1

New Port Richey educator publishes chapter on food and ecology (Dell deChant)

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Local

Dell deChant’s “Where’s the Beef? Looking for Food in Religion and Ecology” published in The Global Food System New Port Richey, FL (September 18, 2014) – Dell deChant’s recent research on the relationship of food production to religion and ecology has been published in an important new text focusing on a wide array of challenges […]

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New Port Richey’s Environmental Committee Suggests Nine Proposals for 2015

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Local

Things are looking greener in New Port Richey, according to Council members and volunteers. The City of New Port Richey Environmental Committee made its annual report to the City Council last night and highlighted the City’s recent achievements as well as recommending nine additional projects for the City. Among the proposals were: Requiring planting of milkweed […]

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New Port Richey approves lease of Cavalier Square to Dulcet Restaurant

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Local News

New Port Richey City Council voted last night to approve the lease of Cavalier Square to the soon-to-open Dulcet restaurant for outdoor seating space. Some concerned business owners had previously asked for clarification about whether the parking lot adjacent to the square would be leased as well. City staff and Council members cleared that up […]

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Pasco Drivers Will Pay Additional $0.05 Per Gallon

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Local News

Pasco County Commissioners passed a $0.05 increase in gas taxes in the County last week. The new increase will go into effect on January 1st, 2015. Commisioner Chairman Jack Mariano was the only dissenting vote in a 4-1 decision. Pasco’s fuel taxes are currently at the same rate as Pinellas and Hillsborough and will, in […]

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Rob Marlowe: Alcohol Sales in the Park

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Blogs Local

New Port Richey Mayor Rob Marlowe discusses alcohol sales during special events at Sims Park in his weekly blog.

no comments.
    1

Weather Report – September 15

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Local

Weekly Weather Report Week of September 15, 2014 From Friendship Farms & Fare A Community Service To the Local Farming Community Historical Average (for 9/12): 89 HIGH, 75 LOW–Weather Underground: http://www.wunderground.com/ The historical average high temperature is now 89 degrees (nineteen degrees higher than the lowest average high [70]).   Our average low is now 75 […]

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Farm Report – September 15, 2014

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Agriculture Local

Week of September 15, 2014 Abbreviated Weekly Farm Report From Friendship Farms & Fare http://www.fffsite.org/ A Community Service To the Local Farming Community   Garden Overview Although temperatures are still in the 90s, Summer is almost over. Fall begins on September 23.  The summer crops seem to know what is coming, although many perhaps most […]

no comments.
    1

Marc Yacht: Pasco County should be helping 16 refugee children, not hindering them

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Local Opinion/Editorial

Refugees escaping dangerous countries are traditionally welcomed to U.S. shores. Jewish refugees came through Ellis Island circa 1910 to escape Russia. Cuban refugees poured into Florida in 1959. They left family and possessions to escape Castro’s communism. The U.S. welcomed the “Lost Boys of Somalia” and other victims of rape and torture in the 90s. […]

no comments.
    1

New Port Richey looks to start sewer repairs on Main Street

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Local News

The Tampa Tribune reports that detours should be expected on downtown sections of Main Street as as 150 foot section of sewer pipe undergoes repairs.

no comments.
    1

River Ridge High Football Team Salutes Helmet Sponsors

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Local Sports

New Port Richey, FL (Sept. 14, 2014) – “This year we were able to purchase all new helmets for the entire River Ridge High School football team,” said head coach Ryan Benjamin.  Based on the prevalent news in the media, Mr. Benjamin noted that providing the best head protection for players is one of the […]

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