Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Pasco County Commissioners want to explore the idea.
Pasco County Commissioners want to look into a proposal to allow backyard chicken coops in residential areas. Commissioner Kathryn Starkey brought the issue up to the commission Tuesday morning, and commissioners directed staff to return to them later with more information, according to the Tampa Bay Times. An online petition expressing desire for an amendment to code that would allow chicken coops in residential areas has been circulating since last year. It was started by Holiday resident Michelle Howard and has received 645 signatures so far. Should Pasco allow backyard chicken coops? Share your ideas in the comments.
Who’s NOT planning a BBQ this weekend? If the weather holds and you’ve got propane or charcoal, chances are, you’re grilling something with your friends and family. Here, new ideas for keeping your costs down. Sponsored by Home Depot.
Here at New Port Richey Patch, we like to be thrifty, so we talked to two barbeque experts and uncovered some really good ideas to help you save money on your next outdoor party. 1. Start with a marinade. This means planning ahead -- say, Friday. But it’s worth it, says Rick Browne, host of Barbeque America on PBS, because you can pass up that well-marbled ribeye steak and buy a less tender and less expensive choice to grill like a flank steak or chuck steak. Just marinate it or brine for one or two days and then cook long and slow on the barbeque grill to break down tissues but maintain moisture. “You need to include an acid in the marinade, perhaps juice, vinegar or soy sauce, but avoid cola which is so acidic it can turn meat into a …
You can use this gas price search engine to find the lowest price of the moment. Pro tip: Gas up early this week to save money.
Heading out to visit friends and family this long holiday weekend? Gas up early. Prices at the pump may rise, as the weekend draws near. (Click here for a full-screen view of the gas price map.) Look for local gas prices on Patch's quick search engine. If you do not see your neighborhood gas stations here – or if you want to check another location – take these easy steps: Here are some cheap options we found for New Port Richey: 1.) HESS, 6245 US HIGHWAY 19, $3.40 per gallon. 2.) SUNOCO, 5736 US HIGHWAY 19, $3.36 per gallon. Remember: Prices change daily. "If you can gas up today to prepare for your Memorial Day driving, do so," said Chuck Bonner, the lead analyst for GasPredictor.com. "Motorists this year are facing rising gas prices …
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Find out when your special senior will be graduating.
It's almost time for caps, gowns, tears and speeches for high school seniors in New Port Richey. Here are the details for graduation ceremonies at area high schools: Do you know a special graduate? Tell us all about them and post pictures and video of them walking across the stage in our announcements section or leave a message in the comments below.
Locals want to make their feelings known. What are yours?
Pasco County’s “gun show loophole” is still open, and there are still people unhappy about that. A small group of folks bearing signs with messages like “Close the Gun Show Loophole” and “Country Commissioners—We want Background Checks” showed up outside the County Commission chambers in New Port Richey Tuesday, May 21. Florida law requires licensed gun dealers to conduct background checks, but counties are allowed to craft gun show regulations. Currently folks can purchase firearm at a gun show in Pasco without a background check. Commissioners were going to have a public hearing at which residents could weigh in on a proposal to tighten the regulation of gun show sales. But they chose in March not to do so after hearing the counsel of a…
The idea would have given the Pasco County Sheriff's Office responsibility for the service now provided by the state.
Gov. Rick Scott on Monday vetoed a bill that would have financed a closer look at a proposal for the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office to take over felony probation services in Pasco from the state Department of Corrections. The bill would have allocated $120,000 toward evaluating Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco’s takeover idea. In his budget announcement, he gave the following reason for the veto: “The following is vetoed because felony probation supervision is the statutory responsibility of the Department of Corrections. Consideration of alternative methods and structures should take place at a statewide level, as there are more than 115,000 felony offenders under supervision statewide." Nocco announced in February his proposal to take over …
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
A series of town hall meetings kicks off Wednesday, May 22.
Pasco County School Board members want to hear from New Port Richey residents as the clock ticks down for them to set a budget for the 2013-14 school year. To get input from parents, students and others in the community, the board is playing host to a series of town hall meetings. The meetings are designed to give residents a chance to ask questions and share their suggestions. The district is once again facing a multimillion dollar budget shortfall as it heads into next year. Estimates put that shortfall at about $23 million. The number has caused the district to implement a hiring freeze and it’s also discussed a number of cuts, including eliminating media specialist positions. The first town hall meeting is set for Wednesday, May 22 at …