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The planned site where the Ridge Road extension project would link with the Suncoast Parkway. Times (2011)

Pasco commission okays money for continued pursuit of permit for Ridge Road Extension

NEW PORT RICHEY — Pasco County will pay another $261,000 to try to obtain federal permission to build the Ridge Road Extension. On Tuesday, county commissioners agreed to extend their contract with Dawson & Associates of Washington, D.C., for up to nine additional months to try to persuade the Army Corps of Enginee …


  1. Authorities offer reward for Plant City suspect who carjacked minivan with kids inside


    Authorities continued searching Tuesday for a suspect in Plant City who carjacked a minivan carrying two small children asleep in their car seats. The van was found about a half hour later abandoned, the children still inside and unharmed.

  2. Wesley Chapel company distributes digital music around the world



    Ten people who work in a small business park 20 miles north of Tampa are part of the future of the music industry.

    Former DJ Jorge Brea, 30, started Symphonic Distribution in ’06 after he had trouble getting his music out. The company has more than 4,000 clients.
  3. A year later, unsolved killing troubles family of Bill Shuler


    Dan Shuler last spoke with his father a year ago this past Monday.

    Anthony Maresca, left, and Billy Shuler. The two were scheduled to meet about coin collections last year. Shuler was found dead two days later; Maresca hasn't been seen since.
  4. Joining Hands Mission Church seeks larger site to serve those in need

    Human Interest

    HOLIDAY — The west Pasco mission that serves meals to the homeless and disadvantaged is itself in need of a new home.

    Joining Hands’ food program for the needy has outgrown its meeting hall at Metropolitan Ministries-Pasco in Holiday.
  5. Bowen: Trash debate colored by indifference to residents

    Local Government

    The county attorney called it the F word.

    He was joking. Sort of.

  6. Top twins: Jake and John Wahl finish No. 1 and No. 2 among Bishop McLaughlin grads



    Neck and neck is a road most traveled for Jake and John Wahl, 17, a somewhat reserved yet affable set of identical twins who are gracious about fielding the typical questions that people ask them.

    Jake, right, is valedictorian and John is salutatorian for the class of 2015 at Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School. The competitive brothers are headed to Florida State University in the fall, but will not room together.
  7. Things to do in Pasco and Hernando: 'Seussical,' a magic show and more


    Musically inclined

    Rock this: Rock the Park V, a music fest, will feature live music by nine bands including Daybreak Embrace, Area 52 and Dropshot starting at 6 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Saturday at Sims Park, 6341 Bank St., New Port Richey. Food and drinks will be available for sale and 98Rock will …