Sunday, April 22, 2018
Letters To The Editor

Letters: Where is commission's courage in housing project debate?

Commission lacks courage

Hours after rejecting money for a housing project in Zephyrhills, county commissioners reversed their decision after the developer threatened to sue the county.

What's up with this?

Does the commission roll over whenever a lawsuit is threatened?

Do we not have a county attorney competent to handle such matters?

Speaking of the county attorney, according to the article, Jeff Steinsnyder appears to be giving legal advice contrary to recorded history.

This whole issue was a dead deal as of 2011 and was killed again Tuesday morning.

Then, all of a sudden, the county attorney recommends commissioners have to approve something or (shudder) they'll sue us!

Is the problem here a lack of courage? Was someone suddenly stunned with a juicy offer?

Or is this just Pasco politics as usual and we should forget about it?

Les Griffith, New Port Richey

Keep paragliders away from homes

To those launching and flying noisy paragliders above our homes in Meadow Pointe, Wesley Chapel, please consider how you are imposing upon our peace and quiet.

What is fun for you is very annoying to us due to the noise the motor creates.

We want to enjoy our neighborhood and homes when we are there, and your toys are loud and disruptive.

Please have some consideration.

Go out into the country somewhere and fly over pasture land, not over our homes.

Sharon Cardona, Wesley Chapel

Postal Service toy drive needs help

I saw the story regarding not many toys in the Postal Service drive for the Toys for Tots. I wanted to let someone know that this year our letter carrier did not put a notice or plastic bag in our mailbox.

Every year I hit the Black Friday sales so I can afford to get extra toys then I hold them, waiting for the mail carrier to tell me when the toy drive is. But this year, nothing. I kept telling my father it usually is the first weekend of December, but no notice came.

My father found the article about the need for toys thanks to Megan Hussey. Now I can take them to a drop in west Pasco where I live.

But here is my question: If I didn't get a notice from the letter carriers, who else didn't? Not everyone gets the newspaper, and for some people leaving a toy in the mailbox is easier than getting to a drop-off box.

Ann McClurg, New Port Richey


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

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