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Daily Editorials

  • Contentious issue tricky to balance

    THE ISSUE: Outdoor retail sales events.

    OUR OPINION: Limitations are appropriate.

    The county Planning and Development Commission is recommending to county commissioners a tweak in the rules regulating outdoor retail sales events. While “outdoor retail sales events” encompasses a gamut of products, automobile “tent sales” seem the primary concern drawing debate.

  • No benefit, but much risk, in council’s haste

    THE ISSUE: Crystal River finds new city manager.

    OUR OPINION: Take time to consider your options.

    By the Chronicle Editorial Board

  • Hospital’s volunteers give array of benefits

    THE ISSUE: Volunteering at Citrus Memorial.

    OUR OPINION: Volunteers should be praised for their efforts.

    The world can sometimes be a harsh place. Too many people in need, not nearly enough people who have the time, resources or inclination to lend a helping hand. And for the most part, those who are in need are often at their weakest and most vulnerable — where aid and comfort are need the most.

  • Chicanery in District 2 race disenfranchises 54,000 voters

    Voters don’t appreciate it when they get scammed.

    That is just what’s happening in the District 2 Citrus County Commission race.

    An un-electable Republican resident has announced that he will qualify to run as a “No Party” candidate, so that the intent of Florida’s open-primary rules can be violated.

  • Duke settlement creates budget stability

    By the Chroncile Editorial Board

    THE ISSUE: Duke rate settlement.

    OUR OPINION: Settlement creates budget stability for county.

    Property Appraiser Les Cook’s decision to settle the Duke property tax case ends costly litigation and creates budget stability for the county going forward. 

  • Parade a long-deserved welcome home

    By the Chronicle Editorial Board

    THE ISSUE: Parade honoring Vietnam veterans.

    OUR OPINION: A long awaited thank-you.

  • Student care pact makes logical sense

    By the Chronicle Editorial Board

    THE ISSUE: YMCA partners with school district to provide student care.

    OUR OPINION: Partnership could mark the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

  • Gas plant could go in Citrus enterprise zone

    THE ISSUE: Duke may locate new gas plant in Citrus County Enterprise Zone.

    OUR OPINION: Could be a win/win situation for the company and county.

    The new Duke Energy natural gas-fueled plant could be the first development in Citrus County’s Enterprise Zone that runs a little over 9 square miles around the Cross Florida Barge Canal.

  • New ethics reform bills miss target

    THE ISSUE: Friends groups caught in ethics reform movement.

    OUR OPINION: Legislative mistep.

    Two bills moving through the state Legislature this year regarding “friends of” groups are prime examples of out-of-control government interference.

  • Berger left an artist’s mark on our community

    THE ISSUE: Betty Berger.

    OUR VIEW: One person does make a difference.

    At 95 years old, Betty Berger was still painting and traveling to art shows all over the north central Florida area.

    She would unpack her own car, set up her paintings and spend the day interacting with art lovers.

    Berger was 96 when she passed away last weekend.