Saturday, June 23, 2018
Letters To The Editor

Letters: Blaming GOP for vote scandal is disingenuous

Voter drive under attack from GOP | Oct. 18, letter

Supervise voter drives at schools

I think it ridiculous and disingenuous for any Democrat to point a critical finger at the GOP for hiring and summarily firing a suspect registration firm when the Democrats for years funneled federal funds, part of the $16 trillion debt, to the poster child of voter fraud, ACORN.

Superintendent Heather Fiorentino and School Board members were prudent in disallowing additional policy breaks by allowing more partisan speech in the classroom. Multiple wrongs do not make a right.

In the future, only the supervisor of elections should be able to hold voter registrations on school grounds to avoid any further use of the classrooms and students for political agendas.

Steve Graves, Land O' Lakes

Plethora of signs is out of control

I find it reprehensible to see all the signs on the lawns of our homes in our community.

According to our bylaws, there are no signs permitted. I spoke with one of our board members, and he advised me that the federal government allows this. It seems to me that each state and county, along with the communities, have their own laws.

Sylvia Tripodi, San Antonio

Sheriff's Office isn't short on PR

Every time I open a newspaper there is a photo or story on Sheriff Chris Nocco, and now I know why. Since being appointed by Gov. Scott as Pasco sheriff, Mr. Nocco has added public relations and media personnel to the department.

There are now three public relations/media staff employed by the Sheriff's Office. We need more patrol officers but we get hype. I wonder if the sheriff will need three public relations/media consultants after the election is over?

Larry Schmitt, Hudson

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Monday’s letters: College instructors need classes in active shooter training

Active shooter perceptions disproven | June 21We need active shooter trainingThe only guns that I had seen before coming to the United States of America were in glass cases in museums. When I came to America to get a Ph.D. in English at the Unive...
Published: 06/19/18
Updated: 06/22/18

Friday’s letters: What a new Rays ballpark would mean

Rays exec hints at stadium timeline | June 15What a new ballpark would doThe Tampa Bay Rays 2020 organization is working diligently with local business leaders and civic organizations to rally support for the Rays’ new ballpark in Ybor City. The ...
Published: 06/19/18
Updated: 06/22/18

Thursday’s letters: On immigration there has to be a better way

‘Zero tolerance’ ignites outrage | June 20Find better way on immigrationOver the years I’ve voted for candidates from both parties. My observation of the Trump administration’s policy on immigration is not about politics. It has to do with having...
Published: 06/19/18
Updated: 06/21/18

Wednesday’s letters: Charters and traditional public schools each have their place

Public school as public good | Letter, June 17Both kinds of schools can workAs a mother and grandmother of children raised in both traditional public and charter schools in Pinellas County (and a 25-year supporting-services employee for public sc...
Published: 06/18/18
Updated: 06/20/18

Tuesday’s letters: Keep programs that fight AIDS

For author Biden, it’s a father’s gift | June 6Keep programs that fight AIDSAfter former Vice President Joe Biden’s recent visit to St. Petersburg, I noticed an article that he co-wrote with former Sen. Bill Frist. It reminded everyone about the ...
Published: 06/18/18
Updated: 06/19/18

Is anyone watching the money?Hernando County’s budget shortfall is ever changing going from $6 million to $11.5 million to $14 million to what is assumed a final number of $12.6 million. Who knows the budget shortfall could change again.Who’s watchi...
Published: 06/14/18
Updated: 06/18/18

Re: County OKs solar zones | June 8Plea ignored at solar plant hearingThe Pasco County Commission on June 5 voted to identify a utility-sized solar electric plant as a "special exception" use on agricultural-zoned land in Pasco County. What thi...
Published: 06/14/18
Updated: 06/18/18

Monday’s letters: Skip those plastic bags and save the environment

To save our seas, overcome congressional apathy | Column, June 16Do your part and skip plastic bagsEvery day we read about the shame of our landfills and oceans filling up with plastic bags, yet most people don’t care. My wife and I always carry ...
Published: 06/14/18
Updated: 06/18/18

White House defends splitting up families as ‘biblical’ | June 15The suffering of the childrenI am a mother and attorney with more than 20 years of practice living in Tampa. For the past three years, I worked as a magistrate in a Unified Family C...
Published: 06/14/18
Updated: 06/15/18

Saturday’s letters: Community-based care requires community involvement

Fix foster care, and do it quickly | Editorial, June 15Involve the community itselfWhile the detailed article about the scathing state review of Hillsborough County’s foster care problems touched on leadership, a critical point was not addressed....
Published: 06/14/18
Updated: 06/15/18