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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. Dade City man turns himself in on warrants for Polk armed robbery


    DADE CITY — A 25-year-old man wanted in connection with the attempted robbery of a taxi driver in Lakeland turned himself in late Wednesday night after being prompted by his mother, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

  2. Pasco Events for Dec. 15


    15 Friday

    Oakview Terrace Christmas Health/Craft Fair: Featuring a Christmas shop with local vendors, health screenings, raffles to win gift baskets and gift cards, and food trucks. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oakview Terrace Adult Assisted Living, 7220 Baillie Drive, New Port Richey. (727) 842-9899.

  3. Pasco letters to the editor for Dec. 15


    Re: Helping Others Fulfills our purpose here on Earth | Nov. 17 guest column

  4. Hometown Pasco for Dec. 15

    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 …

  5. Pasco Business Digest for Dec. 15


    Business digest

    Who's news

    HOSPITAL APPOINTS ASSISTANT CHIEF NURSING OFFICER: Registered nurse Courtney Stephenson, board certified nurse executive advanced, was recently appointed assistant chief nursing officer at Medical Center of Trinity. Stephenson was promoted to the position from her …

  6. Zephyrhills council postpones hearing on water and sewer rate increase

    Local Government

    ZEPHYRHILLS – The Zephyrhills City Council has set a new date for the public to weigh in on a proposed water and sewer rate increase, two weeks after the council received an earful from residents opposing the plan.

  7. Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando for Dec. 15



    First Friday Dade City: The streets of downtown Dade City will come alive from 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 15 with numerous activities, music and carriage rides throughout the downtown area. Local merchants and restaurants will be open. Hosted by the Dade City Merchants Association, the event is held …