Drones present a safety issue and Job creation not worth the risk | April 14 letters
Drones are to keep troops safe
In response to the two letters, I say, they do sound like Chicken Little when it comes to the potential drone testing could bring to Brooksville's economy.
Do you really think that drone testing eventually will lead to drones firing missiles at wanted fugitives that live in Brooksville or Spring Hill? Really? Planes are used by the military, so should we shut down the airport, too?
Drones are used so we don't have to risk the lives of our sons and daughters serving overseas. So, yes, that multimillion-dollar contract is worth fighting for because it's good for Brooksville's economy.
Steven Lee, Brooksville
Testing has iffy safety history
County Commission Chairman David Russell is correct that unmanned drone testing in a populated area is dangerous.
The safety record of military testing is not reassuring.
Let's be very careful about this idea.
John Cannon, Spring Hill
Funding choices make no sense
I don't understand how we can give subsidies of billions of dollars to Big Oil, how we can allow big business to get away with paying little or no taxes, how our defense spending can be more than the next 12 countries combined, but we don't fully fund Head Start.
Wayne McVay, Spring Hill
Drop in coverage is disappointing
Perhaps you have missed something. Both world and national news are so readily available and more up to date on the Internet than in the newspaper that your coverage is at best explanatory, giving a more complete story.
As a longtime subscriber, I selected your paper because of local coverage. I go first to Hernando Times and then to Local. These are stories I don't find elsewhere. I am terribly disappointed in your decision to decrease the Hernando section. Based on the days it did not exist before, the local Hernando coverage was minimal, and that seems to be the case now. Some time ago you discontinued your Citrus County section. What did that do for your circulation there? I like the newspaper and don't want to cancel – yet – but your decisions are frustrating and not adequately explained.
Sandra Baldwin, Spring Hill