Tuesday, May 22, 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


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: 23 minutes 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