Sunday, May 27, 2018
Letters To The Editor

Donations for Sheriff Nocco's campaign were legitimate

Nocco receiving outside support | Sept. 26 letter

Donations for sheriff legitimate

I am writing in response to the Pasco Democratic chairman complaining that Sheriff Chris Nocco received campaign donations from Tallahassee.

I checked those donations and found that the Tallahassee contributions came from the Florida Police Benevolent Association, support of a group that I am sure his opponent envies.

The majority of the remaining contributions derived from Pasco residents and people in law enforcement exempt from listing their addresses for their protection. It seems to me that Sheriff Nocco is supported enormously by not only those that reside in Pasco County, but by those who courageously stand beside him daily to protect and serve.

Sandy Graves, Land O' Lakes

Smoker behaved irresponsibly

I was out for a nice walk without rain when I saw half a cigarette still burning in the street surrounded by pine needles and tree bark.

I had on my favorite thick-soled flip flops and did not want to ruin them, but I did not want a fire on my hands. I decided for safety over style and stomped on the burning cigarette. I smelled the nasty burnt rubber of my right flop.

After squashing the cigarette I put into a plastic bag. Maybe I am watching too many crime stories on TV. One thing I did detect it was a female smoker as there was lipstick on the butt.

It was reprehensible behavior.

Holly Haley, New Port Richey

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Published: 05/24/18
Updated: 05/25/18

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Updated: 05/25/18

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Published: 05/23/18
Updated: 05/25/18

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Published: 05/23/18
Updated: 05/25/18

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Published: 05/22/18
Updated: 05/24/18

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Published: 05/21/18
Updated: 05/23/18

Hernando Letters to the Editor for May 25

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Published: 05/21/18
Updated: 05/22/18

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Published: 05/21/18
Updated: 05/22/18

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Published: 05/21/18
Updated: 05/22/18

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Published: 05/19/18
Updated: 05/21/18