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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. The weather outside is frightful. Well, wet and cold anyway.


    Prepare yourselves Tampa Bay: It's finally time for sweater weather.

  2. Delgado gets 25 years in prison for role in 2015 Moon Lake triple murder


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  3. Class Notes


    School Calendar

    • Dec. 22: End of second grading quarter.

    • Dec. 23-Jan. 7: Winter Break.

  4. Pasco sheriff's pilots land, arrest man for pointing laser at them (w/video)

    Public Safety

    PORT RICHEY — A Pasco County Sheriff's Office helicopter was helping deputies on the ground Tuesday night when the pilots said they were blinded by a red laser aimed at them from below.

  5. New Port Richey takes steps to outlaw drug paraphernalia


    NEW PORT RICHEY — The city has taken the first step to outlaw the sale of drug paraphernalia in its downtown, and leaders hope to establish stricter rules citywide for businesses selling pipes and other gear that can be used to consume illegal drugs.

  6. Holiday help in Pasco County for Dec. 8


    Collection date set for organic food drive

  7. Tampa Bay Tour de Clay offers artistic journey to local studios


    This weekend marks the 10th anniversary for the Tampa Bay Tour de Clay, which gets underway Saturday for a two-day jaunt through five clay studios in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco Counties. Whether as a first-time experience or an annual pilgrimage, the tour offers travelers the opportunity to get out and support the …