Monday, April 23, 2018
Letters To The Editor

Letters: Don't buy home near Interstate 75 if you don't like noise

Interstate noise was there first

I also live near Interstate 75. It was there long before I bought my home. Yes, there is traffic noise, again, long before I bought my home.

I have an issue with anyone buying a home near any distractions (highway, airport, manufacturing, etc) and then immediately starts complaining about the problem. Simple solution: Don't buy it in the first place (you heard the noise while you were looking at buying) or sell the house and move.

It is not the Department of Transportation's responsibility to fix your mistake in making your purchase.

Arnie Glauser, Wesley Chapel

West Pasco again gets short shrift

As a resident, business owner and taxpayer of Pasco County I am personally offended by the article about the SunWest Park. It stated Commissioner Jack Mariano "found dozens of allies in the audience. They wore white T-shirts that said I (heart) SunWest. Many later said the chairman urged them to attend.''

That is very misleading. We complained to Commissioner Mariano about funds we think we deserve for this park. Lets talk facts. I ask every taxpayer in Pasco County, especially in west Pasco, to see where most of the tourism money has gone. You will be amazed. So, commissioners, stop acting like you're doing west Pasco/SunWest Park a favor.

Is the commission building projects in east Pasco in phases like SunWest? Did Commissioner Ted Schrader really walk out of a public hearing? Wow! Who is really spreading propaganda, who is really misrepresenting the board?

More than $11 million has gone towards projects in Wesley Chapel, but we have to fight for money for a second restroom. I'm from west Pasco and I'll keep fighting for what I think is right.

John Tountas, Hudson

Candidate plays the name game

Do you really know who you are voting for? The Mike Wells signs you see are not for Mike Wells, the property appraiser, who you have known and elected for years. The signs are for his son.

There are all kinds of disclosure laws for candidates and there should be one that requires a candidate, with the same name as an elected official (or past official), to clarify who he or she really is. Whether a person is qualified or not is up to you to decide. Vote informed when you go to the polls.

Wil Nickerson, Holiday


Monday’s letters: Term limits don’t work

U.S. Senate campaignTerm limitsdon’t workGov. Rick Scott has begun his run for the U.S. Senate with TV ads promoting term limits for representatives and senators. Aside from the probability that this would require a constitutional amendment, I think ...
Updated: 1 hour ago

Sunday’s letters: Problems with high-speed rail

Thanks, Gov. Scott, for ghastly I-4 drives | April 18, Sue Carlton columnProblems with high-speed railIn her Wednesday column, the writer bemoaned the traffic on I-4 and blasted Gov. Rick Scott for turning down free government money for a high-sp...
Published: 04/21/18

Saturday’s letters: Don’t weaken rules on fisheries

Florida fisheriesDon’t weaken rules on fish stocksMembers of Congress are proposing changes to an important ocean law, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, that would adversely affect coastal states including Florida.Since it...
Published: 04/19/18
Updated: 04/20/18

Friday’s letters: We owe it to our children to teach them history

If we don’t understand past, future looks grim | April 19, Daniel Ruth columnThe history we owe our childrenIt’s not often I agree with Daniel Ruth, but this article was spot-on. I’m not sure when the schools started ignoring Germany’s World War ...
Published: 04/19/18

Thursday’s letters: Gun research can save lives

Gun ownershipCommon ground: Find the factsThere are many areas in the current debate about guns and gun ownership where both sides must agree to disagree. But there is one area where common ground ought to exist. That concerns the need for continuing...
Published: 04/18/18

Wednesday’s letters:

Poverty and plenty in bay area | April 7, editorialStruggling poor are not a priorityI commend your newspaper for continuing to produce real and relevant news, particularly the recent editorial pointing out that a prospering Tampa Bay should not ...
Published: 04/16/18
Updated: 04/17/18

Hernando Letters to the Editor for April 20

Bar Association celebrates Law WeekPresident Dwight D. Eisenhower proclaimed May 1, 1958, as the first Law Day to mark the nation’s commitment to the rule of law. Every year on this day, we reflect on the significance of the rule of law and rededicat...
Published: 04/16/18
Updated: 04/17/18

Tuesday’s letters: Stop cooperating with ICE

Sheriff’s ICE policy blasted | April 10Pinellas should end partnership with ICEPinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri recently participated in a community conversation on his controversial agreement with ICE to voluntarily detain immigrants in the...
Published: 04/16/18

Sunday’s letters: The future of oyster production

Shell game | April 15Future of oyster productionThanks to Laura Reiley for an excellent synopsis of the current state of oyster production in Florida. The collapse of the Apalachicola oyster fishery is merely the latest example of the demise of a...
Published: 04/14/18

Monday’s letters: Public education is foundation of the nation

Voters beware of ballot deceptionApril 13, commentarySchools’ role underminedIt was with great pain that I read (not for the first time) that we must be aware of "ballot deception." Public schools were founded to make sure that future generations of ...
Published: 04/13/18