Monday, April 23, 2018
Letters To The Editor

Letters: Enforce sign rules to beautify county

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Every day, I see signs along U.S. 19.

They are the same old signs advertising for junk cars, sod installations, reroofing, jazzercise, etc.

So, I called code enforcement and they told me that it is illegal to place signs on county property and that they pull them out. That doesn't happen too often.

Wouldn't it be cost effective and create less labor on our workers if someone from code enforcement called these people on the phone and told them they are breaking the law. It's mostly the same people and I'm sure word would get out to other lawbreakers to stop messing up our roads.

It's bad enough that U.S. 19 is not the sweetest road in the county, but these signs do not help at all.

Rich Vena, Spring Hill


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A recent article explained how a person or persons broke into a fenced enclosure at Tom Varn Park in Brooksville and made off with a utility vehicle.

The article stated the crook or crooks simply removed the electric meter from an adjacent building to disable the alarm. What are you going to do next? Print next a list of proper burglar tools and where to purchase them?

Thomas Karcher, New Port Richey


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Every farm bill that comes before the U.S. House of Representatives, Republicans try to get rid of the food stamp program.

I wrote to U.S. Rep. Richard Nugent and he said many difficult decisions have to be made and he has told me he will remember my comments. Yet, he would vote to get rid of the food stamp program as House Republicans always do. It shows his tea party way of thinking and his view on the disabled.

I say this to my fellow disabled, tell U.S. Rep. Richard Nugent to not cut the programs that help disabled and elderly.

David Philipsen, Weeki Wachee


Pasco Letters to the Editor for April 27

Stop Ridge Road extension, reader saysWhen I spoke at the Dade City meeting of the Pasco County Commissioners on my opposition to the Ridge Road Extension, three of them responded, but only when my three minutes of free speech expired, and I could sa...
Updated: 12 hours ago

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 ...
Published: 04/22/18
Updated: 04/23/18

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

Tuesday’s letters: Student journalists push to save their newsrooms and independence

Save student newsroomsAs professional newsrooms shrink, student newsrooms have become an increasingly important source of local coverage, holding not only our universities accountable but also local government. We write these articles, attending meet...
Updated: 8 hours ago

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