Monday, May 21, 2018
Letters To The Editor

Mosquitoes are no treat on Halloween

Bloodsuckers out on Halloween

As I strolled through the neighborhood on Halloween with my wife and newborn son, we found ourselves swatting and smacking at various body parts. Mosquitoes the size of hummingbirds were out in force, assaulting the buffet of children and parents.

Why were there so many mosquitoes out that night? The answer might be found by asking a different question: Why did Pasco County Mosquito Control not spray in the week leading up to Halloween? Surely, someone at the Mosquito Control office thought, "Boy, we ought to think about spraying the neighborhoods before 250,000 kids go walk around outside at dusk."

I would like to continue this letter, but it's hard to write and scratch 63 welts at the same time.

Adam Hazell, Land O'Lakes

Public safety or political attack?

Kim Bogart's recent news conference had absolutely nothing to do with putting public safety first as he touts. His accusations amount to exactly the type of politics he rallies against: slinging mud.

It was interesting to note that Mr. Bogart waited until the 11th hour to bring to the public's attention an incident that occurred nine months earlier. As a former Sheriff's Office employee, he is well aware of how easy it is to Monday morning quarterback.

Bogart's political attack was below him, and below the office he seeks.

Craig A. Laporte, Port Richey

Shelter dog full of life and love

A year ago, my husband and I adopted a dog from the Pasco Animal Services shelter. She had been picked up running the streets of Dade City. The police took her to the shelter.

I am so glad they did. She is a high-energy dog and the love of our life. The shelter and the people working were very nice.

Judy Lozaw, Holiday


Tuesday’s letters: If you don’t like the Electoral College, then amend the Constitution

The popular vote | May 20, letterIf you don’t like it, amend ConstitutionA recent letter supports the idea that a state should be able to change its Electoral College vote to match that of the national popular vote winner as opposed to the result...
Updated: 7 hours ago

Pasco Letters to the Editor for May 25

Re: Proposed TECO Solar Plant As a 21-year resident and property owner, I am writing in opposition to the proposed Tampa Electric Company solar plant tin rural northeast Pasco County.The solar plant will be .2 miles from my home. It will run 1.4 mile...
Updated: 7 hours ago

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
Updated: 05/21/18

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