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Ecology Florida: Professor Chanton’s Message to Gov. Scott on Climate Change

submitted 5 days ago by in Ecology Local Political

A recent feature in Ecology Florida News reported on an offer from ten climate-change specialists to meet with Governor Rick Scott to explain to him the basics of climate change and the impact global warming is having and will have on the state of Florida.

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Green Key Motel Manager: Lighting to blame for pedestrian deaths

submitted 1 week ago by in Local News

In articles posted by Bay News 9 and Fox 13, the manager of the Green Key Motel claims in an interview that poor lighting was to blame for the deaths last week of Taryn Baber, 37, and Mike Acosta, 42. According to friends of the couple, they had been at Wing House celebrating the news that […]

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Recruiting Businesses – Mayor Rob Marlowe

submitted 1 week ago by in Blogs Local

New Port Richey Mayor Rob Marlowe in his weekly blog on New Port Richey’s progress. This week: Recruiting Businesses.

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    1

Three pedestrians killed in New Port Richey in two separate crashes Friday night

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Local News

Three pedestrians were killed in two separate fatal pedestrian-involved crashes on Friday night, a little more than 15 minutes apart. The first incident occurred at 9:50 p.m. at US-19 and Green Key Road. According to New Port Richey Police, two pedestrians, one male and one female, were killed. Police say that they were likely crossing […]

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NPR Council Considers Closing Grand Blvd at Sims Park

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Local News

New Port Richey Council members are discussing options to close Grand Boulevard near the park and move traffic around Orange Circle and Sims Lane instead.

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    1

Ecology Florida: Professionals Offer Assistance to Gov. Scott on Climate Change

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Blogs Ecology Local Political

Ecology Florida in an editorial looking into the response of Florida’s leading scholars to Governor Scott’s comments on climate change.

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    1

Florida Southern Black Racer preys on Cuban Tree Frog (Images/Video)

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Ecology Local

A common snake in Florida, the Southern Black Racer often preys on lizards, frogs, and other small snakes and insects. This particular Floridian had lovingly named their “yard snake” Fabrice. In this series of images you can see how Fabrice is taking care of the pest problem of the invasive Cuban Tree Frog invasion of Florida. […]

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NPR Leaders Look to Improve Access to Grey Preserve

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Local News

City leaders revisited the five year capital improvement plan and focused on the condition of Plathe Road for access to Grey Preserve in New Port Richey.

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    1

Filling the Empty Storefronts – Rob Marlowe

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Blogs Local

Mayor Rob Marlowe in his weekly blog. This week, “Filling the Empty Storefronts.”

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    1

Farm Report – August 4, 2014

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Agriculture Local

3F CSA Farm Report and Share Report for August 4  (#44) now posted Brief Highlights posted by Friendship Farms & Fare Staff August 4 Farm Report now available.  Go to: http://media.wix.com/ugd/643592_7efd51c78ffe47ee813c7ceccdcee77b.pdf   See Farm Report for information on transmission schedule for the next three weeks (August 4, 11, and 18). Eight weeks until start of […]

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Farm Report July 28

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Agriculture Local

3F CSA Farm Report and Share Report for July 28  (#43) now posted  Brief Highlights posted by Friendship Farm & Fare staff July 28 Farm Report now available.  Go to: http://media.wix.com/ugd/643592_2ce6d0d189954129bf5e4443ad73f275.pdf Nine weeks until start of the next Garden Year.  We hope everyone will renew.  Please let us know your intentions as soon as possible.  […]

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1 arrested, 2 sought in officer injuries and chase

submitted 2 months 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 2 months 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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    1

12 Year Old Boy Missing; is Found Safe

submitted 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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.
    1

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

submitted 2 months 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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    1

Farm Report – New Port Richey – June 23

submitted 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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.

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.
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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.

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

Ecology Florida: Professor Chanton’s Message to Gov. Scott on Climate Change

submitted 5 days ago by in Ecology Local Political

A recent feature in Ecology Florida News reported on an offer from ten climate-change specialists to meet with Governor Rick Scott to explain to him the basics of climate change and the impact global warming is having and will have on the state of Florida.

no comments.
    1

Green Key Motel Manager: Lighting to blame for pedestrian deaths

submitted 1 week ago by in Local News

In articles posted by Bay News 9 and Fox 13, the manager of the Green Key Motel claims in an interview that poor lighting was to blame for the deaths last week of Taryn Baber, 37, and Mike Acosta, 42. According to friends of the couple, they had been at Wing House celebrating the news that […]

no comments.
    1

Recruiting Businesses – Mayor Rob Marlowe

submitted 1 week ago by in Blogs Local

New Port Richey Mayor Rob Marlowe in his weekly blog on New Port Richey’s progress. This week: Recruiting Businesses.

no comments.
    1

Three pedestrians killed in New Port Richey in two separate crashes Friday night

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Local News

Three pedestrians were killed in two separate fatal pedestrian-involved crashes on Friday night, a little more than 15 minutes apart. The first incident occurred at 9:50 p.m. at US-19 and Green Key Road. According to New Port Richey Police, two pedestrians, one male and one female, were killed. Police say that they were likely crossing […]

one comment.
    1

NPR Council Considers Closing Grand Blvd at Sims Park

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Local News

New Port Richey Council members are discussing options to close Grand Boulevard near the park and move traffic around Orange Circle and Sims Lane instead.

no comments.
    1

Ecology Florida: Professionals Offer Assistance to Gov. Scott on Climate Change

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Blogs Ecology Local Political

Ecology Florida in an editorial looking into the response of Florida’s leading scholars to Governor Scott’s comments on climate change.

no comments.
    1

Florida Southern Black Racer preys on Cuban Tree Frog (Images/Video)

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Ecology Local

A common snake in Florida, the Southern Black Racer often preys on lizards, frogs, and other small snakes and insects. This particular Floridian had lovingly named their “yard snake” Fabrice. In this series of images you can see how Fabrice is taking care of the pest problem of the invasive Cuban Tree Frog invasion of Florida. […]

no comments.
    1

NPR Leaders Look to Improve Access to Grey Preserve

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Local News

City leaders revisited the five year capital improvement plan and focused on the condition of Plathe Road for access to Grey Preserve in New Port Richey.

no comments.
    1

Filling the Empty Storefronts – Rob Marlowe

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Blogs Local

Mayor Rob Marlowe in his weekly blog. This week, “Filling the Empty Storefronts.”

no comments.
    1

Farm Report – August 4, 2014

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Agriculture Local

3F CSA Farm Report and Share Report for August 4  (#44) now posted Brief Highlights posted by Friendship Farms & Fare Staff August 4 Farm Report now available.  Go to: http://media.wix.com/ugd/643592_7efd51c78ffe47ee813c7ceccdcee77b.pdf   See Farm Report for information on transmission schedule for the next three weeks (August 4, 11, and 18). Eight weeks until start of […]

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    1

Farm Report July 28

submitted 2 weeks ago by in Agriculture Local

3F CSA Farm Report and Share Report for July 28  (#43) now posted  Brief Highlights posted by Friendship Farm & Fare staff July 28 Farm Report now available.  Go to: http://media.wix.com/ugd/643592_2ce6d0d189954129bf5e4443ad73f275.pdf Nine weeks until start of the next Garden Year.  We hope everyone will renew.  Please let us know your intentions as soon as possible.  […]

no comments.
    1

1 arrested, 2 sought in officer injuries and chase

submitted 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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.