Speed limits are not suggestions
With every year, drivers show more and more lack of respect for the posted speed limits. With the elimination of many of the local police departments in recent years, no one seems capable of policing our area roads and highways.
Posting 35, 40 and 45 mph signs has become an assumption that you should stay within 10 extra miles per hour instead. What does it matter when you assume no one will be enforcing the speed limits anyhow?
All of our feeder roads and corridors they have cut through to make access easier for everyone have become speeding areas for disrespectful drivers. A cellphone in hand and a lead foot have become acceptable. Hurried drivers intimidate others to arrive somewhere five or 10 minutes earlier.
I am sorry I try to drive the posted speeds and I feel less safe due to a total lack of driving rule enforcement.
Good luck to the snowbirds who are not prepared for the aggressive driver onslaught they will soon experience!
Alan Smith, Dunedin
Dedication of Scientology's Flag Building
Shouldn't we all have same rules?
I am writing to express my outrage that the center of Clearwater will be off limits to the folks who live here during November because of the celebration of a so-called "church." I will be paying my taxes this month, but doubt I could request and receive such special exemptions and lifting of city rules and ordinances.
Mrs. Elsa N. Schultz, Belleair
New dog park in Tarpon Springs
Dog owners: Help keep the park nice
I feel an article should be put in the paper about the wonderful grand opening of the doggie park on Live Oak Street — all the work done on the park to make it great.
But, we have many, many dog owners not taking responsibility for cleaning up after their dogs. I went to the small dog park this morning; I asked the maintenance worker if he had a shovel. He asked me if I had been to the big dog park; he said it is really bad. I was shocked and saddened about this.
Joann Hattey, Tarpon Springs
Outdoor sales reignite debate | story, Nov. 10
Don't take away festive feeling
I have enjoyed shopping and browsing at the Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks for over 50 years. Take away the colorful merchandise in front of the shops and (you will) take away the festivity and atmosphere of a Greek village.
Kathryn Halter, Clearwater