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Citing uncertainty over funding, Port Richey police chief announces resignation


Sara Bombly, an educator and parent, pages through The Perks of Being a Wallflower, a book that came under review Monday by a committee of administrators, teachers and parents in Pasco County. The panel recommended that book be removed from all Pasco County public schools. [JEFFREY S. SOLOCHEK | Times] 

Romano: Banning a book is the real obscenity in this case

I just finished reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and I'm offended. Not by the language, and not by the references to sex and drugs. Not by the unseen suicide, and not by the unseen pedophile. I'm offended by those who are offended. You may have heard by now that some parents at Pasco Middle School were upse …


  1. Pasco turnaround honoree: 'No one else is going to do it for you'


    The date is etched in Leah Potkay-Cornell's mind: July 1, 2010.

    Emotion sweeps over Leah A. Potkay-Cornell, right, of Hudson High School as graduation enhancement coach Doreen Grote tells her story during Pasco County’s Turnaround Achievement Awards recently in San Antonio, Fla.
  2. River Ridge seeks future teachers through new education academy


    NEW PORT RICHEY — As Pasco County schools aim to attract and retain more top teaching talent, River Ridge High School hopes to bolster the candidate pool with its own students.

    Terry Aunchman said the district is hoping to create its own pipeline of teachers.
  3. Three retiring officers recall highs, lows of careers at Sheriff's Office

    Human Interest

    The Pasco County Sheriff's Office will be down more than 80 years of law enforcement experience once three of its veteran major crimes investigators retire in the coming weeks.

    Longtime Pasco County Sheriff’s Office veterans, from left, Sgt. James Sessa, Detective Allen Proctor and Maj. John Corbin are retiring. Between them, they have more than 80 years of law enforcement experience.
  4. 'Urinetown,' art exhibits and other Things to Do on the North Suncoast


    On stage

    'Urinetown': The musical runs weekends through Sunday at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Shows are at 8 p.m., except Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $18, reserved seating (cash or check preferred). Call (727) 842-6777.

    Art events

  5. Show Palace 'specials' to bolster entertainment offerings

    Music & Concerts

    In March, the Mara family, owners of the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, acquired Richard Nader Entertainment, a legendary producer of rock 'n' roll, classic rock and golden oldies shows. It launched in 1969 with a series of sold-out shows in Madison Square Garden — the first ever done there — and immortalized …

  6. Family tried to revive 2-year-old who drowned in pool, Pasco deputies say

    Public Safety

    SPRING HILL — George Cumbie, just 6, ran into his house Tuesday in a panic.

  7. Pasco County, residents to split golf course purchase price


    NEW PORT RICHEY — Pasco County is going halves on the cost of acquiring the closed Gulf Harbors golf course west of U.S. 19.