Saturday, November 18, 2017
Letters To The Editor

Hernando Letters to the Editor for July 14

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Fracking doesn't contaminate wells | July 7, letter

Fracking does contaminate wells

In the letter from Dennis Freytes, he neglected to say that, according to the Palm Beach New Times, Floridavets4energy is a PR and lobbying front for the American Petroleum Institute, the oil industry's largest trade association. I am disappointed that the Times didn't research the organization before publishing a pro-fracking slanted letter.

His letter was also flawed because, on Dec. 8, the EPA said that, for the first time, it had found chemicals used in fracking in a drinking water aquifer in west-central Wyoming. So fracking is not as safe as the petroleum industry would have us believe.

James Weixler, Spring Hill

Your car has a turn signal; use it

Hello, Florida friends.

Today we are here to tell you about a nifty new feature in cars and trucks. It's called a turn signal.

They are very simple to use, need no extraordinary amount of manual dexterity, aren't very confusing, and are very helpful in alerting other drivers of your intentions. Just lift it up when making a right turn, and down for a left turn, and leave it in the middle when not turning.

If you find that you are having difficulty understanding the operation or your turn signal, most car dealerships will be happy to give you an in-depth explanation and help you understand its complexities.

We hope you find this enlightening.

Don't forget to tune in next time when we explain parking lot directional arrows and cart drop-off points.

Wayne McVay, Spring Hill

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Monday’s letters: Doctors should speak up on harassment

Sexual harassmentDoctors need to speak upThe recent widespread recognition, followed by disapproval, of sexual harassment across many workplaces signals a paradigm shift in social attitudes toward abuse of power that is long overdue.The male-dominate...
Published: 11/17/17

Saturday’s letters: Reservoir project off to a good start

Lake OkeechobeeReservoir project off to good startThis year, more than 70,000 Floridians contacted their legislators to support expediting a reservoir project south of Lake Okeechobee. Another 150 business people, anglers, health care professionals a...
Published: 11/15/17
Updated: 11/17/17

Sunday’s letters: Roundabout way to help the rich

Senate GOP’s tax plan to kill ACA mandate | Nov. 15Devious way to hurt middle classSo, let’s see if we have this straight. The proposed amendment to the Senate tax plan, to kill the individual mandate, will cause young people to not buy health in...
Published: 11/15/17
Updated: 11/17/17

Friday’s letters: Stop laying blame on teachers

Hillsborough teachers are set to protest | Nov. 14Stop laying blame on teachersI am a veteran teacher, coming up on 30 years of service to public education. My mother was also an educator, clocking over 40 years of service in public education. Sh...
Published: 11/15/17
Updated: 11/16/17

Pasco Letters to the Editor for Nov. 17

Questioning fees draws snarky responseYou are probably aware of the new Pasco utility fees that became effective last month.Under the dubious title of "convenience fee" for making utility payments by credit card or e-check, Pasco Utilities adds $2.75...
Published: 11/15/17

Wednesday’s letters: Generosity makes all the difference

National Adoption MonthThe difference generosity makesAs a football coach, I always had to be ready to overcome unexpected challenges. With injuries, crowd noise and especially weather, the game plan is always adjusting to overcome adversity.Our stat...
Published: 11/13/17
Updated: 11/14/17

Monday’s letters: Moore is not fit for public office

Woman: Candidate pursued her as a teen | Nov. 10Moore is not fit for public officeIt is sad that Roy Moore, a self-professed religious man, is running for a Senate seat when he is clearly unfit for any job involving the public for so many reasons...
Published: 11/10/17
Updated: 11/13/17

Monday’s letters: Don’t fall for the tax cut ruse

Tax billDon’t take your eye off the ballThe rush is on. The Republican Congress is rushing to pass a modest tax cut for the middle class while giving corporations a massive tax cut. While taking away some of the tax deductions from ordinary taxpayers...
Published: 11/10/17

Sunday’s letters: End greyhound racing in Florida

Tom Lee wants to phase out greyhound racing | Nov. 8Put a stop to this cruel industryKudos to Sen. Tom Lee for shepherding a constitutional amendment to end greyhound racing in Florida. Greyhounds forced to race live in misery and frequently die ...
Published: 11/09/17
Updated: 11/10/17

Friday’s letters: Hillsborough school making strong progress

Hillsborough school district in financial, leadership crisis | Nov. 5, editorialSchool district’s achievementsWhile I respect the Times’ editors and acknowledge our district is facing financial challenges (facing them head-on, in fact), I feel it...
Published: 11/08/17
Updated: 11/09/17