• Inflate-gate not the real scandal

    Go check your tires on your car on a warm afternoon, then check them the next morning when it’s cool. You will lose pressure, as much as 5 pounds. Then there’s a fact that the officials handle the ball between each play. The Patriots would have beaten this team with no problems. Grow up. 

  • Society has changed pit bulls

    From the 1950s to around 1997, the fatal pit/mix attacks were about 1.8 fatal attacks per year. From 1998 to 2013, the fatal attacks have risen to about 27 fatal attacks per year. 

  • Why glorify villainous pirates?

    Every year I am sickened by the display of people glorifying Gasparilla, and now you include children to respect and think that pirates are good and fun people? Are you kidding?

    Pirates were and still are the most vile and treacherous villains around. Not to mention they commit robberies, murders, rapes, torture, etc. I’ll never understand your thinking and love of these most villainous fiends.

    Elaine Raynor

    Pine Ridge

  • Netanyahu's behavior a disgrace

    The following message was sent to Consul General Chaim Shacham, Sen. Bill Nelson, Sen. Marco Rubio and US. Rep. Richard Nugent:

    I do not welcome Prime Minister Netanyahu’s proposed speech to the U.S. Congress.

    His behavior has shown no respect for my president nor for the people of the United States or the people of Israel.

  • Their stories showed bravery

    A few days ago, we read of a brave mother’s letter defending her son who is gay. A few days later, another mother writes defending her daughter who is homosexual. Those letters showed courage. Really. I am not gay, still I applaud. 

  • Time to stop name-calling

    L. M. Eastman’s letter was nothing more than a typical caricature of Republicans as viewed by Democrats. It would be entertaining to write a mirror letter of how Republicans feel about Democrats, but it would also be pointless and intentionally inflammatory. (I am a registered Independent, by the way.)

  • Think long-term about Port Citrus

    Dear commissioners: I am asking you not to kill the Port of Citrus. It is probably one of the best economic engines for growth of jobs in the County. Is it going to cost money? Sure! But the per capita cost is miniscule. The $300,000 already spent is equal to $.20 per capita over at least 2 years is 10 cents per year per person. Instead of killing, try getting behind it and help it to grow. We need all the jobs that we can produce that pay above minimum wage.

  • Great goal setting session for Crystal River

    The main reason for this letter is to commend David Burnell, our Crystal River City Manager and his staff for putting together an excellent Goals Setting Session for 2015 on Friday, Jan. 16. The public was invited, it was well planned and written in outline form so everyone had a copy and was able to follow along.

  • Medical marijuana’s benefits

    Dr. Gandhi,

    I enjoyed your Chronicle column on the established info now showing that alcohol does cause/contribute to various cancers.

    A neighbor of mine, Dr. Bann Kang Ryo, explained to me one day that she had spent her whole career establishing the fact that the first drink of alcohol can reduce your immune system by 50 percent.

  • Why the sudden change on impact fees?