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Intervention saves two sick, injured dogs

Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015 - NEW PORT RICHEY — Hands and Paws for Pasco appeals to its rescue angels to give sick and injured dogs a second chance at life.

‘Mayor’ founded casual weight-loss club

Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015 -

All Tammy Carr wanted to do was shed a lot of pounds after her weight had mushroomed.

Stand Down emphasizes solidarity with veterans

Monday, Oct 5, 2015 -

The nonprofit One Community Now lived up to its name organizing the three-day Stand Down that attracted hundreds of veterans and their supporters.

Main Street Landing could convert to apartments

Friday, Oct 2, 2015 -

Started in 2004, the stalled Main Street Landing project could be completed under a tentative agreement reached this summer between the developer and city officials....

Plans develop to interconnect trails in three counties

Thursday, Oct 1, 2015 -

The wheels are turning to interconnect trails for bicyclists and pedestrians between Pasco, Pinellas and Hillsborough counties.

Republicans denounce big jump in minimum wage

Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015 - Some Republicans believe a drastically higher minimum wage could backfire.

Murphy accepts Minimum Wage Challenge

Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015 - With a minimum wage in Florida at $8.05 an hour, state Rep. Amanda Murphy and 17 other Democrats statewide accepted a challenge to live for a week themselves...

Main Street transformations coming in October

Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015 -

Greater New Port Richey Main Street has gone through several major makeovers duringits 25 years, with another transformation coming in October.

No benefactor yet for imperiled NPR art gallery

Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015 -

Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery supporters could walk off into the sunset shortly after the second, and possibly last, Autumn Art Walk Festival on Oct. 17.

NPR to repair 36 flood-damaged streets

Friday, Sep 25, 2015 - Sections of city streets crumbled after being submerged during some 11 days from the monsoon that dumped record rainfall of about 22 inches in late July and ...

Doberman rescued from South Florida breeders

Thursday, Sep 24, 2015 -

Dallas, a 3-year-old Doberman, had been pregnant practically her entire life in a cage too small for her to stand up and turn around until she was rescued from breed...

Hudson park adds mural saluting veterans

Thursday, Sep 24, 2015 -

A vast expanse of white wall used to greet visitors to the Veterans Memorial Park recreation complex as they entered the front door.

Sims Park project in NPR on schedule

Tuesday, Sep 22, 2015 - NEW PORT RICHEY — Although construction at Sims Park is expected to continue through the end of the year, the contractor told city officials that sections could open temporarily next month during the Cotee River Bike...

Pasco Coastal Cleanup attracts hundreds

Tuesday, Sep 22, 2015 - HOLIDAY — Hundreds of volunteers fanned out across the area for Pasco County’s 2015 Coastal Cleanup and New Port Richey’s Cotee River Cleanup on Saturday.

Spelling bee raises funds for good causes

Friday, Sep 18, 2015 - NEW PORT RICHEY — The Ambassadors of the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce raised funds for educational charities and the chamber at the 2015 Catch the Buzz spelling bee.

Paving crews to smooth out Plathe Road thrill ride

Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 -

The 80-acre James E. Grey Preserve does not offer a roller coaster, except the thrill ride bouncing along the unpaved section of Plathe Road to reach the park entran...

County, city crews chase down potholes for patching

Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015 -

Road crews are striving to catch up on patching potholes after record rainfall in July and early August, Pasco County and city officials say.

Entrepreneurial spirit filling downtown NPR storefronts

Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015 -

Business incentive grants appear to be seeding development and filling storefronts in the heart of New Port Richey as city officials had hoped.

Friends of Hacienda to help turn back the clock

Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015 -

All things old often become new again, the Biblical proverb advises. Supporters of the vacant Hacienda hotel are helping to restore the landmark to its 1927 roots.

Group to focus on U.S. 19 maintenance

Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015 - NEW PORT RICHEY — The wheels have started turning to form a U.S. 19 Road Maintenance Organization to spearhead upgrades to the state highway, which handles some 86,000 cars each day.

Taste of Trinity benefits middle school

Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015 -

About 1,000 people flocked to Taste of Trinity and Business Expo, which offered a little something for everyone.

State surgeon general makes West Pasco health tour stop

Monday, Sep 14, 2015 - NEW PORT RICHEY — Florida Surgeon General and Secretary of Health John Armstrong made a stop here last week as part of the statewide Health in All Places tour.

Open wide and say ‘woof’ or ‘meow’

Thursday, Sep 10, 2015 -

People can tell doctors where it hurts, but pets might be suffering in silence until pain manifests itself in odd behavior, veterinarians say.

EPA proposal energizes opinions of electric utilities

Thursday, Sep 10, 2015 -

In 2009, Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative executives led the charge here against a federal environmental plan that company officials reviled as a carbon tax that coul...

Duke Energy proposes $4.18 drop in monthly bills

Thursday, Sep 10, 2015 -

Duke Energy’s Florida customers could see lower electric rates under a proposal the company sent to state regulators.

Hacienda renovations to start in fall

Tuesday, Sep 8, 2015 -

A project planned to begin this fall act like a time machine transporting the historic Hacienda hotel back to its 1927 roots.

Events to reignite passions about historic Hacienda

Tuesday, Sep 8, 2015 -

In January 2013, more than 400 volunteers converged at Hacienda hotel to help spruce up the rundown historic landmark at Main and Bank streets.

Veteran and family move into Habitat home

Wednesday, Sep 2, 2015 -

A rebuilt house officially became home, sweet, home Thursday for the Buchs family, with a little help from dozens of friends.

United Way leverages Pasco contribution

Wednesday, Sep 2, 2015 -

A civil engineer lost his job and then lost his driver’s license because of seizures. Suncoast Epilepsy Association stepped in to connect the engineer with a ...

Three firms apply for NPR business grants

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015 -

Business incentive grants already have attracted three applicants shortly after the city of New Port Richey relaunched the program.

NPR restaurateur from Nigeria offers recipe for success

Monday, Aug 31, 2015 -

When the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce was looking for a location to help launch its Recipe for Success membership drive, Dulcet Restaurant & Lounge provided th...

Line dancing group steps up every Thursday

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 -

The joy of line dancing lives on for Joy Garofalo.

Pasco Fine Arts Council moving to new site

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 -

Vacant for some six years, the halls of Grove Park Community Center are becoming the home for Pasco Fine Arts Council.

NPR holds inaugural Community Art Show

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 - NEW PORT RICHEY — A large crowd gathered last week to see winner of the Mayor’s Choice medal in New Port Richey’s inaugural Community Art Show last week.

Premier readies Hudson area clinic for opening

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 -

After several false starts during the past five years, Premier Community HealthCare Group is preparing its Hudson clinic to see its first patients on Aug. 31.

Some mighty ‘Big’ shoes to fill

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 -

Dan Wright was a burly guy, so his oldest grandchild nicknamed him Big Daddy. Many people simply started calling the founder of Dan Wright Corp. “Big.”...

Cities to zoom ahead on spiffing up image of U.S. 19

Thursday, Aug 20, 2015 -

Despite some bumps in the road, the U.S. 19 median landscaping project is moving forward with grants to both Port Richey and New Port Richey.

Tampabay Cat Alliance pleads for donations

Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015 -

Calamities have challenged Tampabay Cat Alliance, but founder Alison Buckley is determined to make the most of the shelter’s new location.

School supplies delivered to Richey Elementary School

Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015 -

Some Richey Elementary School students will get a head start when they return to classrooms next week, thanks to a school supplies drive.

Kitty Kabana open again at shelter WITH VIDEO

Thursday, Aug 13, 2015 -

SPCA Suncoast rescues animals, but the nonprofit pet shelter needed rescuing last year during a financial crisis, officials say.

Activists would prefer NPR to leave trees alone

Thursday, Aug 13, 2015 -

During early stages of construction at Sims Park, local environmental activists raised an alarm about what appeared to them to be clear-cutting trees from the site t...

Rain doesn’t dampen spirits at Stuff the Bus campaign

Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015 - NEW PORT RICHEY — Despite soggy skies, United Way of Pasco County volunteers gathered a lot of items during the 2016 Stuff the Bus for Teachers campaign, held at 15 Publix and Wal-Mart stores.

Two condo projects take shape in West Pasco

Monday, Aug 10, 2015 - NEW PORT RICHEY — A developer is building two condominium projects in the New Port Richey area.
Construction is proceeding rapidly on the addition to Regency Palms near Main and Oelsner streets within the city.

United Way starts relief fund, community aid stations open in hardest-hit areas

Monday, Aug 10, 2015 - NEW PORT RICHEY — Not since Tropical Storm Debby raced through the area in June 2012 has Pasco County experienced such wide-scale flooding and evacuations like the past few weeks, according to emergency management of...