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Hometown Pasco for April 27

Hometown Pasco for April 27

We want your news!Hometown Pasco is devoted to everyday life in our county, whether it’s snapshots from your family reunion, recreational sporting event, news from your last club meeting or just a few lines thanking someone for a job well done. You c...
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‘Dining decks’ the latest attempt by New Port Richey to encourage downtown foot traffic

‘Dining decks’ the latest attempt by New Port Richey to encourage downtown foot traffic

NEW PORT RICHEY — Embracing a national trend to build small "parklets" over public parking spaces in urban areas has led the city to consider revamping its alcohol ordinances to allow for sidewalk drinking and dining.During a meeting Tuesday, the New...
Published: 04/18/18
New Port Richey police charge man in 2001 beating death

New Port Richey police charge man in 2001 beating death

NEW PORT RICHEY — A man was charged with first-degree murder in January in connection with a death in New Port Richey in 2001.Randy Petersilge, 50, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Simon Clarke, 41. Coworkers of Clarke found him b...
Published: 04/18/18
High-schoolers lead Hudson elementary students on fun, educational trek

High-schoolers lead Hudson elementary students on fun, educational trek

Chris Coulstring announced it, his second-grade arms surrounding his favorite paperbacks."I own these books now," he said.Jamming the books into a donated, blue backpack, Coulstring and 42 other Hudson Elementary School students stayed close to their...
Published: 04/17/18

Enrollment growth anticipated for Pasco County charter schools, with two more to open in the fall

Most of Pasco County’s more established charter schools expect to see their student population remain stable in 2018-19.Even so, enrollment in the county’s charter schools is expected to grow by about 1,100 children — or nearly 25 percent — in the fa...
Published: 04/17/18

Pasco Briefs for April 20

COUNTYWIDEHomestead estimator link is now onlinePasco County Property Appraiser Gary Joiner has announced the launch of the "Third Homestead Estimator" on the office website at pascopa.com/. A link to the estimator tool appears at the top of each par...
Published: 04/17/18
Big dig’s big cost: Pasco tunnel idea carries $550 million price tag

Big dig’s big cost: Pasco tunnel idea carries $550 million price tag

NEW PORT RICHEY — Construction costs to tunnel under U.S. 41 in central Pasco could top a half-billion dollars, four times the projected price of building elevated lanes above the highway’s intersection with State Road 54.The cost estimate, said Comm...
Published: 04/17/18

Pasco Business Digest for April 20

Business DigestBrieflyRESTAURANT TO COLLECT DONATIONS FOR MAKE-A-WISH: Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar locations, including 8537 Little Road, New Port Richey, and 28422 State Road 54, Wesley Chapel, are participating in a fundraiser to support Ma...
Published: 04/16/18
Updated: 04/18/18
Sunlake High sophomore wins summer scholarship to Ringling College of Art and Design

Sunlake High sophomore wins summer scholarship to Ringling College of Art and Design

LAND O’ LAKES — As a child, Taylor Young started doodling with crayons as a hobby. Now at age 16, this Sunlake High School sophomore has received a full scholarship, valued at $6,000, to attend the Ringling College of Art and Design Summer Pre-Colleg...
Published: 04/16/18
Pasco County, union remain far apart on contract talks

Pasco County, union remain far apart on contract talks

NEW PORT RICHEY — Pasco County and the union representing 1,130 workers remain far apart in contract negotiations to replace an agreement that expired more than six months ago.There was little progress at an April 10 bargaining session — the first si...
Published: 04/16/18