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Port Richey residents urged to boil water


Pipe breaks, boil water notice issued

City residents are being urged to boil their water after a main broke Wednesday afternoon. A large rock near the U.S. 19 entrance of Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park settled into the ground about 1:30 p.m., drilling a 6-inch crack into the northbound water pipe, utilities director Pat Stewart said. Officials posted a notice to residents between Ridge Road and State Road 52 that they could see low or no pressure for up to 72 hours. Stewart estimated between 800 and 1,000 homes and businesses could be affected. Crews began working to cut the cracked pipe and resection it, Stewart said. He estimated the work would likely finish by Wednesday evening.

Drop off phone books, play games

Got phone books? Stop N Play is hosting its fifth annual phone book recycling drive to keep the yellow tomes out of the waste stream. Residents may drop off the books at the game room at 10933 U.S. 19 throughout July and get two game tokens per book. Just bring the phone books to the front counter from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, or from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Residents across the county can also place their phone books in the GreenFiber recycling containers outside many Pasco County schools. For a full list of participating school locations, visit and click on the "Community Paper Recycling Program" link on the right.


Grieving for a pet? Group can help

Gulfside Regional Hospice will host the next pet loss support group at 10 a.m. July 7 at Trinity Memorial Gardens, 12609 Memorial Drive. The group, which meets every other Wednesday, is open to anyone who has lost a beloved pet. Group members learn grief and coping skills as they work through the process of letting go. Attending the meetings will also offer an opportunity for group members to share their own stories with others who have also lost a pet. For information or to confirm your attendance, call facilitator Peggy Hess at (727) 845-5707.


Democrats' brunch reset to July 24

The West Pasco Democratic Club has rescheduled its annual Red, White and Blue Brunch to 11 a.m. July 24 at the Jasmine Lakes Civic Center, 7137 Jasmine Blvd. Democratic candidates will be there for a meet-and-greet. Tickets are $20 for adults, $13 for children. For reservations, contact June Keener at (727) 372 9321 or For information, call Mike at (727) 459-2076.

Pasco deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

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