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Suncoast News

Downtown NPR site to be razed for Beef O’ Brady’s

Friday, Feb 5, 2016 -

People attending the reopening of Sims Park might have been curious why a bulldozer was parked across Main Street from the entrance to the park.

Pasco buyout Summertree private utility stalls

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 -

In April Pasco County commissioners put an offer of $2 million on the table to buy out the private utility that serves the Summertree subdivision area, but nothing has happen...

Winter weather delays U.S. 19 paving north of S.R. 52

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 -

Dodging orange-striped barrels marking lane closures, motorists drving on U.S. 19 north of S.R. 52 might see a roadside sign that construction will conclude by summer ȁ...

Little Road crossroad to gain turn lanes, other upgrades

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 -

Some big changes are coming to Little Road at its intersection with Massachusetts Avenue-Decubellis Road.

Thousands attend Sims Park re-opening in NPR

Monday, Feb 1, 2016 -

ALSO SEE a 2nd video with ribbon cutting highlights at https://youtu.be/j6apQe3tfHk

County offers update on West Pasco redevelopment plan

Friday, Jan 29, 2016 -

Redevelopment of West Pasco could come off the drawing board soon with implementation of changes, particularly along the U.S. 19 corridor.

Property Appraiser Wells reflects on many changes

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016 -

Some 350 people used to attend a dinner event when new officers of the Regency Park association were sworn in, Property Appraiser Mike Wells recalled about his earl...

Hacienda renovations on course for June completion

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016 -

Stabilization and other repairs of the historic Hacienda hotel began last week on a pace to conclude by June 8, New Port Richey City Council members learned.

Another plan to develop former church site near Orange Lake

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016 -

Prayers could be answered soon to build something on the site where the former First Baptist Church once stood in downtown New Port Richey.

New CARES chief hopes to expand help for ‘orphaned’ seniors

Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016 -

If half of Pasco County residents donated $1 apiece, CARES could begin helping many of some 1,000 “orphaned” seniors here who remain on a waiting list for assis...

People can unplug, unwind at downtown NPR tea room

Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016 -

Harried people might wonder if electronic devices serve people or if people are enslaved to their gadgets for texting, cell phone calls, email replies, online hunti...

Many changes on horizon for NPR, city manager says

Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016 - NEW PORT RICHEY — Some big changes are coming in 2016, says City Manager Debbie Manns.

Mitchell students learn waltzes, polkas

Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016 -

A few styles have changed since the Victorian Age, some J.W. Mitchell High School students are learning – styles in clothes, books, dances and just about everything e...

Downtown NPR crosswalks gets safety upgrade

Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016 - NEW PORT RICHEY — Pedestrians might be able to leave their running shoes at home now while attempting to walk across the busy downtown intersection at Main and Adams streets.

NPR considers second refinancing of nearly $11 million in debt

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 -

Post-recession predictions in 2012 called for an economic “tsunami” that could empty New Port Richey city coffers because of heavy debts that still sta...

Bill Aycrigg reflects on three decades with CARES

Thursday, Jan 7, 2016 -

Bill Aycrigg has bounded out of bed each day around 5 a.m. during his nearly three decades leading CARES.

Group plans fundraiser to fix homes

Tuesday, Jan 5, 2016 -

To bolster its first mission, repairing flood-damaged homes, Pasco Rebuilds Together plans to “Raise the Roof” at a fundraiser.

Drainage work begins in areas summer floods hit the hardest

Monday, Jan 4, 2016 - TRINITY — After Pasco County commissioners approved $300,000 for storm water upgrades, crews last week began work in areas hit the hardest by flooding during a summer monsoon.

U.S. 19 construction in Hudson likely headed for overtime

Wednesday, Dec 30, 2015 -

Drivers may have to dodge orange-striped barricades and lane closures for several more months as a construction project to rebuild U.S. 19 from State Road 52 to the Hernando...

Sims Park overhaul enters final stages

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2015 - A grand reopening party scheduled for Jan. 30 will help residents celebrate the reconfigured Sims Park, which has been closed since June during an expansion ...

Hacienda repairs pared to fit $1 million grant

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015 -

Work on doors and windows has been removed from the first phase of repairs and rehabilitation of the historic Hacienda hotel in downtown New Port Richey to stay with...

Deliveries of holiday meals begin for Feeding Pasco’s Kids

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015 -

Jesus told his disciples to feed the hungry, so Salvation Army volunteers, Sheriff’s Office staff and other supporters recently rolled up their sleeves to deliver...

Elks donate 52 bicycles to give to needy children

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015 -

Children in need will be riding tall on their new bicycles come Christmas Day thanks to the Guardian ad Litem toy drive.

Lightning teach students at street hockey clinics

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015 -

To develop good skills at street hockey, you have to stick to it, local students heard at clinics the past few weeks conducted by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

More than 80 families celebrate at holiday feast

Tuesday, Dec 22, 2015 -

Pasco Kids First leaders decided to celebrate Christmas 2015 with their extended family.

SunWest Park makes a splash with new cable wakeboarding line

Friday, Dec 18, 2015 -

C’mon in, the water’s fine, SunWest Park operators and Pasco County officials said during a Thursday demonstration.

Fox Hollow Elementary students sing carols at library

Thursday, Dec 17, 2015 -

Even the heart of the Grinch would have melted by the earnestness of about 50 Fox Hollow Elementary first-grade students who sang Christmas carols on Friday.

Beacon Square Association still around after 50 years

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015 - HOLIDAY — Like a fine wine that mellows with age, Beacon Square Civic Association is uncorking the 50th anniversary of its founding in 1965, homeowner leaders at the Holiday-area subdivision say.

Farm Share’s free food boxes aid 600 families WITH VIDEO

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015 -

Pasco Tax Collector Mike Fasano said “God Bless” to nearly everyone who turned out last Friday for Farm Share.