Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Letters To The Editor

No more charity giving if campaigns benefit

Donations for sheriff legitimate | Sept. 30, letter

Police group not getting my money

I read the letter concerning the donations for Sheriff Chris Nocco from Tallahassee came from the Florida Police Benevolent Association.

So, does that mean any donations I gave to the Florida PBA went to campaigns of sheriffs? I think there will be no more donations from me.

Sandra Hedlund, New Port Richey

Tax is 'welfare for millionaires'

If the truth were to be told, wouldn't it be that "Penny for Pasco" is actually "welfare for millionaires?"

This is funding used to buy worthless or used up land from those who gave money to political campaigns and now are eligible to get back their investments on land that no longer suit their needs.

Roger Smith, Port Richey

Driver needs to be responsible

This is an open letter to the man who rear-ended my husband's truck and then took off at 11 a.m. Friday at the light at Ridge Road and U.S. 19.

You got out and said to move to the side of the road and then you took off in the opposite direction. Sure, you didn't want to report it to your insurance company. It was fine for us to report it on ours though and pay a $500 deductible even though it was your fault.

What did your mother teach you? She should have taught you to take responsibility for your actions no matter what the consequences are.

A police report was filed with the Port Richey Police Department. The truck was a white dual-wheeled Chevy or Ford truck and it headed south off Ridge Road to U.S. 19. The driver was a white, middle-aged man.

Let the police department know if you witnessed this or think you know who this driver is.

D. Tew, Port Richey


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: 2 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...
Published: 05/21/18

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