Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Letters To The Editor

Hernando Letters to the Editor for Feb. 2

County planner overstepping?

At the Hernando County Commission meeting on Jan. 23, Hernando County Senior Planner Michelle Miller said: "We are targeting landlords of Kass Circle."

She wants them to join a registry where code could keep an eye on them, etc. She wants to have a farmers’ market that would compete with Save A Lot, and pop-up sidewalk cafes competing with The Press Box and Nina’s.

A business owner said he pays for Kass clean up in his rent. He appeared to be angry about being asked to volunteer to clean up other areas of Kass Circle. Another business owner complained about homeless people asking to use her bathroom.

Michelle wants to create a business association for Kass Circle and to market (businesses). When is it the county’s responsibility to do the marketing for businesses in the county?

The cost of Michelle Miller’s salary and county resources being used are much more than the $500 allocated to the Kass Circle (Community Redevelopment Agency grant).

Where are the boundaries between individuals, businesses and Hernando County?

Joan Lynch, Spring Hill

Re: Changes coming to Spring Hill | Jan. 26

I would hope that one of the considerations for approval of all of these developments include provisions for rooftop solar energy collection and use.

One consideration would be how much roof space on the commercial buildings would be given to the installation and use of solar energy to defray the cost of heating, cooling and use of the buildings no matter what their use — manufacturing, office, retail space, whatever.

Another consideration would be to cover the parking lots with solar-panel roofs to provide electrical power and shade for public and employee parking, which would be especially attractive during the hot summer months.

Both of these things could be done during construction, not as more expensive add-ons later.

G.B. Leatherwood, Spring Hill


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Red Tide on march | Sept. 18How home rule can help fight Red TideAt the end of 2005, as Red Tide ravaged the beaches and intracoastal waterways of Southwest Florida, volunteers from the Suncoast Sierra Club formed a coastal task force to begin de...
Published: 09/18/18
Cartoons for Wednesday, Sept. 19

Cartoons for Wednesday, Sept. 19

Editorial cartoons from Times wires
Published: 09/18/18

Tuesday’s letters: Honor Flight restored my faith in America

Dogs are the best | Letter, Sept. 15Honor Flight restored my faith in AmericaJust as I was about to give up on our country due to divisiveness and and the divisions among its people and politicians, my pride was restored. As a member of the recen...
Published: 09/17/18
Updated: 09/18/18

Editorial cartoons for Sept. 18

From Times wires
Published: 09/17/18

Column: We’re measuring the economy all wrong

Ten years after the collapse of Lehman Bros., the official economic statistics — the ones that fill news stories, television shows and presidential tweets — say that the U.S. economy is fully recovered.The unemployment rate is lower tha...
Published: 09/17/18

Monday’s letters: Are we paying for the wrong kind of military today?

$1 trillion here and there | Letter, Sept. 16Are we buying the right defense?I am weary of politicians of all persuasions handing our military a blank check — in particular the conservatives who rail against budget deficits and want to cut discre...
Published: 09/14/18

Sunday’s letters: Many laws increase our liberty

‘General welfare’ includeshealth | Letter, Sept.15Someone will pay for itMany politicians are making Medicare for All the cornerstone of their campaign. Many think tanks even say the government will save money, but they neglect to say how.Medicar...
Published: 09/12/18
Updated: 09/14/18

Saturday’s letters: The Constitution’s promise to promote the ‘general welfare’ includes health

Medicare for All is a path to ruin | Letter, Sept. 14‘General welfare’ includes healthThe preamble of the U.S. Constitution states that in order to form a more perfect union, several things needed to be assured. One of those is to "promote the ge...
Published: 09/12/18
Updated: 09/14/18

Friday’s letters: Medicare for All might lead to Medicare for None

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Published: 09/11/18
Updated: 09/13/18

Pasco Letters to the Editor for Sept. 7

Re: Pedestrian deaths rising again | Sept. 7This is no surpriseIt is surprising that more people aren’t killed trying to cross U.S. 19 on foot.I often cross U.S. 19 at Flora to get to Home Depot or Holiday Mower. This involves first looking back...
Published: 09/10/18