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 A consultant recommended that Pasco County consider a dozen canal dredging projects in west Pasco's coastal communities at a cost that could reach nearly $13.5 million. Commissioners, however, said the project list should be broadened. [WILL VRAGOVIC, Times 2011]

Pasco commissioners seek broader dredging of west Pasco canals

NEW PORT RICHEY — A plan to dredge a dozen west Pasco canals at an estimated cost of up to $13.5 million drew a near unanimous response Tuesday from three west-side county commissioners: Why isn't the plan bigger? Commissioner Kathryn Starkey wondered why the project list, devised by Dewberry Consultants LLC, exclu …


  1. Hometown Pasco for Nov. 24

    Human Interest

    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 can contact Hometown Pasco news coordinator Jean …

    Show allows students to shine: The stars of Hollywood and Broadway couldn t hold a candle to the stars assembled at Wesley Chapel High School s Center for the Arts theater, Oct. 20. Zephyrhills High School and Wesley Chapel High School, as well as Thomas E. Weightman Middle School and Ridgewood High School came together to showcase exceptional students in the ninth annual Showcase for Exceptional Talent show. The show, which included 25 different talent segments, including singing, dancing, drawing, lip synching and comedy, allows all of the special needs students to come together as a community to share their talents. Heather Farnsworth, a behavioral specialist at Wesley Chapel High, has been the show coordinator for the past six years. Shown are students in Penny Ward s class who performed to the song  Heigh Ho  from Snow White. In back, from left, are: Shelby Gembutis, Jonathan Roman, Patrick Black, Mark Rent, Trever Savoy and Paul Kimball. In front, from left, are: Clarita Lee and teacher Ward.
  2. Pasco Business Digest for Nov. 24


    Business digest


    HOSPITAL EARNS PATIENT SAFETY SCORE OF A: Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 State Road 54, has been recognized with an A safety score by the Leapfrog Group, an independent nonprofit organization run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. …

  3. Tasty Tuesdays organic market serves up fresh, locally-grown produce


    NEW PORT RICHEY — The cooler temps are kicking in and that means things are heating up at the Tasty Tuesdays organic market.

     Gail Casalini, left, of New Port Richey, gets a brief lesson in the techniques of aquaponic gardening from Julie McCullough, at the Tasty Tuesdays community market held weekly at the New Port Richey Public Library.
  4. It's a Doo Wop holiday at the Show Palace


    HUDSON — Music brings the Rudolph family together in A Doo Wop Christmas, which opens Saturday and runs through Dec. 25 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre.

    A Doo Wop Christmas runs Nov. 25 through Dec. 25 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre in Hudson. Pictured left to right are Brianna Trier, Ellie Pattison, Jay Goldberg and Victoria Stinnett.
  5. Class notes


    School Calendar

    Nov. 27: School resumes after Thanksgiving break

  6. Pasco Events for Nov. 24


    24 Friday

    Spotlight on Pasco: Gulfside Hospice and Pasco Palliative Care is hosting this community event that focuses on families and the community. There will be vendors, door prizes, live entertainment and educational speakers. There will also be a "Pop Up Shoppe" with the Gulfside Hospice Thrift …

  7. Pasco's 2018 Outstanding Senior hails from River Ridge High


    River Ridge High School senior Connor Beckman has been named Pasco County's 2018 Outstanding Senior.

    River Ridge High School senior Connor Beckman has been named Pasco County’s 2018 Outstanding Senior.