Sunday, May 20, 2018
Letters To The Editor

Letters: Make boaters follow parking rules at ramps

Make boaters park by the rules

On Aug. 30, I went to go boating before the Labor Day mad house. I tried to put in my boat at Nick's Park in Port Richey at 10 a.m. To our dismay two pickup trucks with trailers had taken two parking spots for their vehicles. There were no spots to park.

Port Richey, want to make some revenue? How about patrolling the park during the weekends and giving these people a nice ticket for their arrogance. There isn't enough docking/parking spaces as it is without selfish people hogging up two spaces.

Lois E. Robinson, New Port Richey

Now not time to increase gas tax

There is a hard drive to raise the gasoline tax five cents per gallon. Considering the economic situation, I think this is a horrid action.

Ralph H. Malick, Zephyrhills

Get details on election process

With the appointment of Mike Fasano as tax collector for Pasco County, House District 36 in western Pasco County is without representation in Tallahassee and early voting began Saturday for the Sept. 17 Republican primary. The special general election is Oct. 15.

To verifying your voting eligibility and to order a vote-by-mail ballot visit or call us toll-free at 1-800-851-8754. In order to be counted, all vote-by-mail ballots are due back at the Supervisor of Elections' Office by 7 p.m. Sept. 17th for the primary and 7 p.m. Oct. 15 for the general.

Early voting , ending Saturday for the primary and running Oct. 5-12 for the general, is available at the West Pasco Government Center. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. On Election Day, the only voting option is at the polls at your assigned polling location.

Bring your photo and your signature ID when voting early or at the polls. For further questions or clarification, about this special election visit

Brian Corley, Pasco supervisor of elections, New Port Richey


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

Texas high school shooting | May 18Criminals, angry people kill peopleSchool shootings are a distinctly American phenomenon. But shootings by people with serious mental illness represent less than 1 percent of all yearly gun-related homicides in ...
Published: 05/19/18

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

Re: Pasco panel okays Tampa Electric solar farm after five-hour meeting | April 9 storySolar farm offers many positivesThere has been much publicity regarding the proposed TECO Mountain View solar project slated for 350 acres in East Pasco that was r...
Published: 05/14/18

Thursday’s letters: Florida has arguably become the autonomous vehicle capital of North America

Autonomous vehicles in FloridaThe state for self-driving carsAlmost overnight, Florida has arguably become the autonomous vehicle capital of North America. In the last three months, Voyage, a self-driving taxi service, has begun service in the Villag...
Published: 05/12/18
Updated: 05/17/18

Wednesday’s letters: Florida’s Community Health Centers save $1.78 for every dollar spent

Florida’s Community Health CentersHealth centers are a great dealIf you gave someone a dollar and they gave you back $1.78, wouldn’t you consider that a fantastic deal? That’s the deal Florida’s Community Health Centers provide for the state’s citize...
Published: 05/12/18
Updated: 05/16/18

Monday’s letters: Good ideas to fix schools still require enough money

Another plan for faltering schools | May 9The right ideas, cash still neededThe administration of the Hillsborough County School District should be applauded for persistent efforts to find the right formula to improve educational results of stude...
Published: 05/09/18
Updated: 05/14/18

Saturday’s letters: Short-sighted prison cuts hurt society

Call to rethink prison cuts | May 10Short-sighted prison cuts hurt societyThe Florida Department of Corrections is dismantling successful substance abuse and re-entry treatment programs to fix a $28 million shortfall. The short-sighted action wi...
Published: 05/09/18
Updated: 05/11/18