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Excessive student absences need attention, Pasco School Board says

The issue is more important to teachers than whether the absence is excused, vice chairwoman...

Pasco County School Board members discuss revisions to the proposed 2019-20 student code of conduct with staff during an April 2, 2019, workshop. [Jeffrey S. Solochek | Times]
 
 

Historic Hacienda Hotel set for holiday season reopening in New Port Richey

City council members say now’s the time to market the city’s revitalized downtown.

Hacienda Hotel in New Port Richey    ALICE HERDEN | Special to the Times
 

Bowen: Dissolve Port Richey? Not so fast

Disbanding the city of Port Richey would require public hearings, a local bill and legislative...

Port Richey City Hall  ALICE HERDEN | Special to the Times
 
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Pasco teen spoke up to the school superintendent, and it made a difference

Sunlake High junior Alexandra Campbell’s email prompts a rule change even her principal couldn’t...

Sunlake High junior Alexandra Campbell voiced her displeasure about a district decision about her school to Pasco County superintendent Kurt Browning and, to her surprise, won a reversal. [Jeffrey S. Solochek | Times]
 

Pasco School Board to change public commenting as prelude to televising meetings

Discussion of items not appearing on the board’s action agenda will move to the end of the meetings.

Pasco school district videographer Andy Dunn presents options for the School Board to video record and air its meetings during an April 16, 2019, workshop. [Jeffrey S. Solochek | Times]
 

First-day focus of Florida House 38 campaigns: Restaurant patrons and that one pesky mobile home park near Zephyrhills

The June 18 special election pits Republican Randy Maggard against Democrat Kelly Smith.

State House of Representative District 38 candidates Democrat Kelly Smith and Republican Randy Maggard. The special election is June 18.
 

Pasco teachers, school district reach contract deal

The agreement next heads to a ratification vote.

Negotiators for the Pasco school district and United School Employees of Pasco conduct contract talks on Dec. 19, 2018. Jeffrey S. Solochek | Times
 

Hernando Symphony wraps up season with Kaleidoscope

Gift of Music program has supplied nearly all the scores for this show.

Conductor Michele DiLuzio leads the Hernando Symphony Orchestra as they perform.    Hernando Symphony Orchestra
 

Pasco Letters to the Editor

Re: The price of trash is going up | April 5 storyThank you for your article on...

 

Cannabis, hemp and live music highlight the Emerald Nature Coast and Music Fest

The two-day Emerald Nature Coast and Music Fest gets underway April 19

Uncle John’s Band will perform at the Emerald Nature Coast Health and Music Festival April 19-20 at Florida Classic Park in Brooksville.  Courtesy of Mojo Productions
 

Hometown Pasco

News and notes about your neighbors

The Youth Leadership Pasco Class of 2019 graduates include: Naomi Armstrong, Bayli Baker, Jenna Boudreau, Yazmene Canty, James Capogrosso, Emmersyn Chefero, Elizabeth Collier, Madilyn Corbin, Bella Cortier, Alexis Dusel, Joseph Falcone, Sydney Field, Pedro Fonseca, Ryan Hamilton, Savannah Horseman, Evan Huff, Joelynn Jung, Ronak Kanodia, Renee Lisbon, Noel Martinez-Pla, Katelyn McCullough, Raynee Meek, Chase Mullins, Ryan Nixon, Amber Northrup, Tanner Politi, Katalina Romero, Brody Sweigart, Kodie Taylor, Jordan Utterback, Joseph Vreeland, Mackenzie Whalen, Zharia Wilson and Alanna Yeo. Participants included students from high schools throughout Pasco County. The Youth Leadership Pasco program, under the leadership of Rob Aguis, Barbara DeSimone and Tom Celotto, is designed to inform, motivate and increase participants’ awareness of Pasco County through issue-oriented seminars and interaction with community leaders. Courtesy of Don Anderson
 
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