Saturday, January 20, 2018
Letters To The Editor

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Michele Baker for administrator

Why is our Pasco County Commission contracting with an outside agency to search for viable prospective candidates to fill John Gallagher's soon-to-be-empty administrator's chair?

While this might be common practice in such endeavors, and the $18,000 to $24,000 might be spare change to most of the commissioners, it is a significant amount of money, and is certainly not being spent responsibly.

With her wide range of job responsibilities and otherwise vast experience with Pasco County government, Michele Baker has been perfectly groomed for the position.

She definitely has the competence, passion, and vision to effectively serve the residents of Pasco.

Steve Davis, Port Richey

Kudos for idea on dual enrollment

I applaud Dr. Rao Masunuru common sense approach to addressing the issues related to dual enrollment. I also applaud Superintendent Kurt Browning for realizing that parents do need to take some participation in the solution by paying a potential fee.

However, attorney Dennis Alfonso does not seem to realize the difference between K-12 education and college courses.

In this economy we need to realize that the old way of doing things doesn't work anymore. I am glad to see that the lines of communication are open between the K-12 system and the college system. I have faith that a solution can be found with shared responsibility.

Regina Mirabella, Hudson

Best wishes to Jan Glidewell

Since first coming to Hernando County to visit my mother in 1978, I have enjoyed Jan Glidewell's columns and comments. I really was saddened to hear of his cancer diagnosis. I have missed his insights on this goofy county and its residents.

Here's wishing him the best in the future and his desire to keep on fighting.

Fran Hutchinson, Spring Hill


Sunday’s letters: Bay area shortchanged on foster care funds

Opioid crisis herds kids to foster care | Jan. 9Bay area foster care shortchangedAs mentioned in this article, the growing opioid epidemic is unfortunately bringing more children into the Florida foster care system. While substance abuse has hist...
Published: 01/20/18

Saturday’s letters: It’s not the word, it’s the racism

Presidential precedent | Jan. 14It’s not the word; it’s the racismThe Times went in the wrong direction and printed information that is rather useless. And that is strange. You usually get it right.I am talking about President Donald Trump’s prof...
Published: 01/19/18

Friday’s letters: Help for boaters against modern-day ‘pirates’

Marine towing and salvageHelp against modern-day piracyAs an avid recreational boat owner and sixth-generation Floridian, I know there’s no better way to enjoy our state’s spectacular waters than taking your boat out. Unfortunately, the fun of boatin...
Published: 01/17/18
Updated: 01/18/18

Thursday’s letters: All Americans need health care

Doctor: Trump got perfect score on cognitive test | Jan. 17All Americans need health carePresident Donald Trump’s extensive health exam has apparently declared him physically fit for office. As I was reading about the battery of tests he received...
Published: 01/17/18

Wednesday’s letters: St. Petersburg’s culture, vibrancy impresses

St. PetersburgImpressive culture and vibrancyI recently visited Tampa Bay and celebrated New Year’s weekend in downtown St. Petersburg. I was awestruck by what I encountered and experienced. It has been several years since I last visited, and the tra...
Published: 01/16/18

Pasco Letters to the Editor for Jan. 19

Re: Walking leads to shocking catalogue of trash | Jan. 12 column Bring back anti-littering campaignJust came back from the beautiful, clean city of Singapore, where there is a $1,000 fine, plus community service for littering. I think a presiden...
Published: 01/16/18
Tuesday’s letters: Trump’s accomplishments unheralded

Tuesday’s letters: Trump’s accomplishments unheralded

President Donald TrumpAchievements go unrecognizedAre Americans even aware that our economy is healthier and growing much faster, that ISIS has been defeated and lost their territory, that China and other countries are buying more American goods and ...
Published: 01/16/18

Monday’s letters: Don’t be fooled by drilling turnaround

Deal blocks drilling off Fla. | Jan. 10Don’t be fooled by turnaroundWhile I am very grateful that Florida has been taken off the table regarding offshore oil drilling, it is clear this is a political move to champion Gov. Rick Scott as he conside...
Published: 01/14/18

Sunday’s letters: Left wing late to the #MeToo cause

#MeTooDemocrats come late to the causeThe Times devoted an entire page to the #MeToo issues on Sunday. The ironies here for longtime observers are nearly boundless. Twenty years ago, folks like myself were called "prudes" and worse because we found P...
Published: 01/13/18

Saturday’s letters: A wall of towers isn’t progress

Skyline takes shape | Jan. 7A wall of towers isn’t progressFirst of all, once the 17 projects currently under way are completed, there will be no "skyline." There will be a wall of buildings blotting out the sun and sky. St. Petersburg has become...
Published: 01/12/18