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When the county revamps its curbside recycling system, cardboard and paper will likely be in, but glass and the blue-bag collection system are probably out.Getty Images

Pasco eyes big changes to curbside recycling

NEW PORT RICHEY — Pasco County is moving toward an overhaul of its curbside recycling effort that could end the 22-year-old blue bag program and replace it with a system that will accept paper and cardboard, but discontinue glass. It is a significant alteration. Private haulers in Pasco currently offer twice-a-mont …

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  1. District softball roundup: Hernando upsets Nature Coast

    Softballpreps

    BROOKSVILLE — Nature Coast was the heavy favorite to win the first district title in school history Friday, but Hernando had other plans.

  2. District softball: Seventh-inning rally lifts Osceola

    Softballpreps

    SEMINOLE — As Lindsey Hall stepped up to the plate in the bottom of the seventh with two outs and two on, the final between Osceola and Mitchell was assured of being a thriller regardless of who won. Hall made sure the celebration was on Osceola's side.

    Mitchell starting pitcher Ashley Autuori winds up during the second inning.
  3. Editorial: Pasco schools need work

    Editorials

    The Pasco County School District should take seriously the results of a three-month study that found the district is failing in several key areas, including the implementation of the state's new academic standards and effectively evaluating and retaining teachers. It is encouraging that Pasco superintendent Kurt …

    It is encouraging that Pasco superintendent Kurt Browning, shown above visiting Moon Lake Elementary, allowed researchers to conduct a study to check his district’s performance against the new Florida Standards. Now the district should work to fix its well-documented problems.
  4. Generous donors support owner of slaughtered goats

    Human Interest

    DADE CITY — Community members have rallied behind a man who had 12 of his goats massacred last week.

    Ruel Green found 12 of his goats shot dead in his pasture in Dade City last week.
  5. Pasco eyes big changes to curbside recycling

    Local Government

    NEW PORT RICHEY — Pasco County is moving toward an overhaul of its curbside recycling effort that could end the 22-year-old blue bag program and replace it with a system that will accept paper and cardboard, but discontinue glass.

    When the county revamps its curbside recycling system, cardboard and paper will likely be in, but glass and the blue-bag collection system are probably out.
  6. Benedictine nun uses aquaponics to raise fish, grow food and teach others

    Human Interest

    ST. LEO

    Sister Miriam Cosgrove peeled back the black plastic tarp that covered a 250-gallon fish tank. The tilapia inside swam to the surface. "A feeding frenzy," Cosgrove, 73, said as the fish fought for each pellet of food that the Catholic sister dropped into the water.

    Sister Miriam Cosgrove, left, and employee Elizabeth Reasons work at Holy Name Monastery’s aquaponics farm in St. Leo.
  7. Bowen: With sign code, commissioners decide — stylish or tacky?

    Local Government

    Pasco County commissioners need to decide if premier is synonymous with stylish. Or if gaudy, cluttered and tacky are acceptable alternatives.