Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Letters To The Editor

Letters: Commissioner wrong to dispute sinkhole data

Dukes' sinkhole stance disturbing

I saw Commissioner Wayne Dukes on a television news report and then read his stand on sinkholes again in a local newspaper. I am aghast that someone who is not a scientist would dispute a well-respected professional in the field.

There are a number of substantiated sinkholes in my community. You can literally walk under my neighbor's house. I am from the Midwest. But if I had know about the sinkhole problem in Hernando County I would have taken steps to stabilize my house before building it. To say that it not necessary is beyond belief.

Hernando County allows building on questionable land. I think one has to ask who owns the land that is developed. Many investors in the county picked up parcels at great prices and now they use their considerable clout to get the permits necessary to develop. There is no concern for those who buy these homes.

I happen to be one of those with a sinkhole. I can't get relief from Citizens Insurance even though they gladly accept my premium. So, I live with a crack that runs from the front to the back of my home and gets bigger every month. And that is only the tip of the iceberg.

Since Commissioner Dukes thinks our ground is safe maybe he can take a stand with insurers to make sure repairs are done when he is wrong.

Paula Trehey, Weeki Wachee

Does WREC have no decency? | Feb. 9 letter

Co-op customers deserve better

I agree that the Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative increases are unfair. And I wish my Social Security was $1,200. I get way less.

It's really ironic that we can't allow another company into Hernando as maybe then electric prices will drop.

Last year my air conditioner was broken, so I went through the summer with fans. The winter was way harder, but I did get through it. This year I have used my heat, but only at night. It looks as though I'll have to give up using my central heat and air once again.

Once someone told me that we the people were co-owners of WREC. If this is true, I say, "You're all fired." No decency, no compassion. It's all about money.

Dorothy R. Rockwell, Spring Hill

The right place for fluoride

I feel putting fluoride in the water is a bad idea.

I think putting it on the ballot would be a good idea.

David Philipsen, Weeki Wachee

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Hernando Letters to the Editor for May 25

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

Pasco Letters to the Editor for May 25

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

Tuesday’s letters: If you don’t like the Electoral College, then amend the Constitution

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

Monday’s letters: Focusing on the mental state of shooters misses the point

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

Friday’s letters: Putnam and Publix, two P’s lose my nod

Publix pours cash to Putnam | May 17A pleasure to shop elsewhereMy family and I moved to Tampa in 1974, and have made Publix our favorite grocery store ever since. Forty-four years! That is why it makes me a little sad to have to say goodbye.Firs...
Published: 05/18/18

Saturday’s letters: For Florida to move forward, focus on a healthy and sustainable environment

Tampa’s future is bright | May 12Protect Florida, boost economyThis past year, Florida set another record-breaking year for tourism, welcoming more than 116 million visitors. While Florida boasts a unique quality of life and more than 1,300 miles...
Published: 05/16/18
Updated: 05/18/18

Sunday’s letters: What conservatives stand for

How can conservatism survive after Trump | May 13, Nickens columnhed#6324 I think it obvious that traditional conservatism was squeezed out of the 2016 campaign narrative and has become a niche thesis owned by a small group of intellectuals. A gr...
Published: 05/16/18
Updated: 05/18/18

Friday's letters: Putnam and Publix, two P's lose my nod

Publix pours cash to Putnam | May 17 A pleasure to shop elsewhere My family and I moved to Tampa in 1974, and have made Publix our favorite grocery store ever since. Forty-four years! That is why it makes me a little sad to have to say goodbye. F...
Published: 05/16/18
Updated: 05/18/18

Pasco Letters to the Editor for May 18

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Published: 05/14/18