Monday, May 21, 2018
Letters To The Editor

Trash collector should respect recycling

Collector should respect recycling

Our garbage hauler has the nerve to call itselfs Choice Environmental. On March 16, April 6, and April 20, we observed our efforts to recycle destroyed as our blue bags were thrown in with the regular garbage.

A call to Pasco County recycling was an eye opener. We were told that nothing could be done. Choice Environmental can and does ignore its obligation to pick up and deliver blue recycling bags to their proper destination.

Have we as citizens been led to believe that our contract with Choice Environmental included recycling in name only? It is hard to accept that we are powerless in our efforts to enforce recycling in Pasco County.

Christine J. Cole, Dade City

Jobs program remains a success

I returned to New Port Richey after two years to support the Connections Job Development Program annual fundraiser held April 21 at Quality Inn. I am grateful for the support of so many in the community that helped to make the event successful.

I founded Connections over 20 years ago to help unemployed citizens in their search for meaningful employment. The program offers one-on-one job counseling to clients plus other job related services, at no charge, and is a popular nonprofit organization in the community.

Sheila Krautner, the current director of Connections, has guided the job program through some turbulent economic times that resulted from losing a major source of state funding several months ago. Through Sheila's management, counseling skills and her deep faith and belief in the program, those who need and use Connections services will not be let down. My sincere thanks to Sheila, the board members and staff for their ongoing commitment to the mission of the Connections program.

Joan Foley, Philadelphia


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: 6 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: 6 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