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“I’m blessed to be able to help her,” Danielle Calder said of buying the house and letting Angie Tyma live there again.Photos by DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times

After eviction, neighbor buys elderly woman birthday gift of a lifetime

HUDSON — Angie Tyma didn't mind that her birthday present wasn't wrapped. After all, if it had been, she'd have needed a ladder to rip off the paper. Last month she was evicted from her Hudson home, where she had lived for decades. When the owner was foreclosed on, her belongings were put on the street. Then a neig …

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  1. Florida wages still lag national average — but they are getting closer

    Personal Finance

    Tampa Bay weekly paychecks are rising faster than they are nationally. But they are still lower than the U.S. average wage in 344 large counties across the country.

    None of the largest 24 Florida counties matched the average wage in the largest counties in the nation, though the state is catching up. These workers are involved in a project in Miami. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File) NY114
  2. Bowen: Buyer's remorse replaces sticker shock in New Port Richey

    Local Government

    The sticker shock didn't stick.

    The city of New Port Richey is again considering a multimillion-dollar renovation of its now 9-year-old recreation and aquatic center. The original price to move and expand the fitness center, add child care space and meeting rooms, redesign the drop-off point and other changes came …

  3. Pasco Briefs for Dec. 9

    Briefs

    COUNTYWIDE

    Tax offices collecting for Toys for Tots

    The Pasco County Tax Collector's Office is participating in the annual Toys for Tots collection drive, with each of the county's tax offices serving as a drop-off site. Those wishing to make a donation may drop off new, unwrapped gifts for children …

  4. Class notes

    K12

    Calendar

    Dec. 22: End of the second grading quarter.

  5. State demanding leadership changes as failing schools work to improve

    K12

    The Florida Board of Education has gotten serious about its position that leadership matters when improving low-performing schools.

  6. Pasco's proposed SunWest dredge faces more scrutiny

    Environment

    ARIPEKA — Federal environmental regulators are slowing down plans to dig a deep-water channel between Pasco County-owned SunWest Park and the Gulf of Mexico.

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has suspended its review of a county application to dredge this channel to the Gulf of Mexico. The corps ordered a full environmentl impact statement , saying the application resembled a prior proposal rejected in 2014. Times files
  7. Letters to the Editor: Pollution caused by Ridge Road Extension would be devastating

    Letters

    Give up on Ridge Road Extension

    I would like to express my concern regarding the Ridge Road Extension project. The county's objective of an improved evacuation route does not warrant the desecration of a preserve, pristine habitat and recharge areas.