Friday, November 17, 2017
Letters To The Editor

Keep the politicians who serve, no matter the office


Fasano needs to 'move up' or leave | July 26, letter

Keep politicians who serve well

In 1825, John Quincy Adams was elected president of the United States. In 1830, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

To serve the people in any capacity is not a question of up or down. The right person in any office can continue to make a difference for the good of all. There are far too many career politicians who do not. Let us at least keep the ones who do.

Catherine G. Russo, New Port Richey

Mariano cheers for private interests | July 22, letter

Private projects draw people here

Who else is going to put money up to enhance Pasco County besides private interests? Is the government going to build a marina or town homes?

The way this 30-year resident sees it, Pasco needs projects like Sunwest Harbourtowne. To grow and draw people here, that's all we have.

Robert Clark, Port Richey

Help our group save animals

Wake up Pasco County taxpayers. Something is fishy with Pasco County Animal Services.

I (and a great group of people) have been working day and night trying to save the dogs and cats that enter their high-kill facility. Our group communicated to each other with Facebook posts. My group tried to work with the shelter. Now, someone deletes all of the messages that almost 300 volunteers read. Those messages were important to saving those animals.

The Pasco County Animal Services shelter is located in Land O'Lakes, which is not so convenient for most of Pasco. This shelter takes all of the strays and most of the animals surrendered by owners. Our volunteers visited the shelter almost daily and could answer many questions for the community. In addition to finding homes for unwanted animals, we re-united many lost animals with owners. Those animals would have been put to sleep or sent to rescue, otherwise. Our group helped to change their numbers around, so many animals were saved.

Most of the local 501c3 rescues are full and overwhelmed with animals. Pasco needs help saving its animals. As taxpayers, the public has control of what goes on at the shelter. Please, be the voice for those that can not speak. Contact county commissioners by email, mail and phone and let them know you are not happy with the policies that they appear to have adopted.

Mary Levin, Port Richey


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...
Updated: 2 hours ago

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...
Updated: 4 hours ago

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...
Updated: 4 hours ago

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