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Daily Editorials

  • TDC woos overseas tourist

    THE ISSUE: Tourism budget again includes funding for international travel.

    OUR OPINION: Good investment that has already shown results.

    If you were wandering around the refurbished Hunter Springs Park in Crystal River on a sunny afternoon during the Christmas holiday, you probably heard several languages being spoken. If you were at the recent Manatee Festival in Crystal River, you almost certainly did.

  • Projects promise long-term benefit

    THE ISSUE: RESTORE Act monies.

    OUR OPINION: BOCC’s funding priorities are on target.

    Although Florida escaped the worst of the British Petroleum (BP) Deepwater Horizon disaster, Citrus County stands to reap an estimated $17 million from environmental fines levied against BP thanks to The Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities and Revived Economies (RESTORE) Act of 2012.  

  • Farmers, keep eye on M&B

    THE ISSUE:

    Water district working with local dairy to reduce water use and nutrient runoff.

    OUR OPINION:

    A winning strategy.

    M&B Dairy in Homosassa has been a leader in using best management practices to reduce water use at the 1,172-acre facility, and recently the Southwest Florida Water Management District 

  • Do not confuse issues in call for downlisting

    On behalf of the grassroots group Save Crystal River Inc., the Pacific Legal Foundation is saying it’s time for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to act on its own proposal to downlist the manatee from endangered to threatened. 

  • Legislators given local priorities

    THE ISSUE: Legislative delegation meeting.

    OUR OPINION: Local priorities need attention.

    Citrus County legislators have their focus on making things happen in the upcoming meeting of the state Legislature.

  • Take time to reflect, celebrate a great legacy

    THE ISSUE: Martin Luther King Day.

    OUR OPINION: We have come a long way, but still have miles to go.

    Every third Monday of January we celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, whose voice and actions led the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.

  • On roads, leaders getting run over

    THE ISSUE: Commissioners, FDOT, MPO at loggerheads over U.S. 41 funding, other projects.

    OUR OPINION: State road officials, planners owe local leaders straight answers.

    Here’s a $20 million question: What does the future hold for U.S. 41?

  • New challenges and opportunities at C.R. mall

    THE ISSUE:

    Kmart Store in CR Mall closing.

    OUR OPINION:

    A blow to the mall, but also an opportunity.

    With the announced closing of the Kmart in the Crystal River Mall, the last of the anchor stores in the mall is now gone, following in the steps of JCPenney, Sears and Belks, which all closed earlier.

  • Park’s purpose is in its utility

    THE ISSUE:

    Changes at park draw complaints from citizens.

    OUR OPINION:

    Kayak launch a black eye; removal of volleyball courts misguided.

    There’s a problem with the kayak launch at Hunter Springs Park: It doesn’t.

    There’s a problem with the beach volleyball courts at the park, too: They aren’t there, and soon they won’t be anywhere near a beach.

  • Rev. Alexander earns praise, top recognition

    THE ISSUE:

    Chronicle’s Citizen of the Year.

    OUR OPINION:

    Rev. Doug Alexander.

    For the past 30 years, the Chronicle has given an annual recognition to a citizen who has done extraordinary things.

    This year, as reported on New Year’s Day in the Chronicle, The Rev. Doug Alexander of Hernando was the recipient of that honor.