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Residents oppose county's additions to paving plans

Re: Neighborhood's gripes are selfish, shortsighted, July 15 letter

Editor: The writer should get all the facts straight before condemning an entire neighborhood. The majority of residents of Tanglewood Terrace I and II have never argued the paving of streets in our area, but rather the extra items that have been added on without regard to the extra cost.

What other neighborhood has speed tables? Why in an area abundant with trees are we told we will pay for more trees. When the city puts trees in the area they retain they should pay for them. Why are homeowners required to reconstruct a street, which houses a fire station? Also part of said street is in the county. Free lunch? No! Fairness from our city leaders? Yes!

By the way, is it the writer's position that paving the streets of our neighborhood, adding trees, speed tables etc. will increase the industrial base, or the cultural environment? Will paving your streets bring an abundance of traffic and sales to Main Street? No.

William R. Liska, New Port Richey

"Times' failed to highlight these Port Richey problems

Editor: I loved your very true view on Port Richey. Here are a few more wonderful facts about our city. Where else could you pitch a tent in the woods and live for free with no one to bother you. Go to the store, buy your beer, stand on the corner, drink it, then when you have to relieve yourself just go. Don't worry no one will see you or care.

You can even use city property for your own use. Fence it in and call it yours. If you think the bird sanctuary looked pretty when you saw it, then you should have seen it before it was somewhat cleaned up. The birds wouldn't even go in there.

The lovely trailer park has so many violations that it's not funny, but ask why those violations aren't taken care of and you will be told that they are grandfathered in. I'd like to know how you grandfather in a violation?

This is just the surface of the problems here. It will take more than Barney Fife to help us!

Paula Palmer, Port Richey

Respect on the road also goes for one's hearing, sanity

Editor: Today as I had to drive down U.S. 19 from Hudson to State Road 54 in New Port Richey, making about four different stops on U.S. 19 I was assaulted no less then five different times.

By assaulted I mean the loud speakers in the cars that the young drivers today think is good music.

My opinion on what they say is good music is not important. What is important to me is that while sitting at the red lights one encounters on U.S. 19 I am forced to listen to an assault on my hearing.

I drive a conversion van. It is very quiet when I am driving and I can listen to my music. But when I get next to a car that is playing loud noise, my van shakes and vibrates. When I ask some of these mostly young men to turn it down all I get is an obscene gesture, another example of some of today's youth and their upbringing.

Is there a law that can be enforced that will protect the hearing and sanity of us seniors?

This loud music can't be good for the hearing of today's youth I know it's not good for my hearing and my nerves.

John N. Pagucci, New Port Richey