• Smith is simply wrong on impact fees

    Well, today the Chronicle had another Jimmie T. Smith tirade about impact fees and his delusional viewpoint. His writers must be getting desperate. He now claims that the impact fees keep low-

    income people from buying homes — really. We have many low-income people in this county, and a good number work in the building industry. He claims the fee could affect their ability to make the monthly payment, get a mortgage or pay more in interest. That is the reality of purchasing a home that we all deal with.

  • Don’t try to fool us with mailers

    First, I would like to thank the Chronicle for the informative and entertaining newspaper you send out daily.

    I have received today, in the mail, a nice, glossy ,expensive card showing the fearful results of impact fees. Obviously there is some substantial money behind the “Citrus Blue Collar Conservatives,” which is a nice name for a group of corporate welfare recipients.

  • Impact fee is a left-wing scam

    The impact fee is just another left-wing government scam to punish people. Why else would you only charge your impact tax on newly constructed dwellings, but to punish people for wanting to live in our county?

  • Injustice of Irish immigration policy

    Another St. Patrick’s Day is upon us. Lost in the debate by the advocates of an “open border” policy are the tens of thousands of Irish “illegals” living in the United States.

    The bogus anti-Allied antics of Eamon de Valera, the Irish leader for most of the 20th century, was directly responsible for the Irish being unjustly labeled as Nazi sympathizers during World War II.

  • Thank you for helping us

    I would like the community to know how kind it was of two businesses to help raise money for our non-profit group, Precious Paws Rescue.

    Apopka Marine in Inverness and Homosassa Marine held boat shows on seperate dates and allowed our group to have a donation table at their events. Through their generosity and the kind hearts of their customers, we were able to raise money to help abandoned animals find forever homes.

  • Mopar club thanks all who helped out

    The Citrus Mopar Car Club would like to thank all those who made our eighth annual All-Mopar show a great success.

  • A tsunami of chaos and instability

    On March 4, President Donald Trump, offering no evidence, said Obama tapped his phones. On March 5, FBI Director James Comey asked the Justice Department to reject Trump’s wiretapping claim. On March 7, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer claimed Trump retains confidence in Comey, the man he implicitly accused of betrayal.

  • A neighbor's unusual garden

    We were reminiscing recently about our first home. This occurred about 35 years ago, when attitudes were vastly different.

    When we were house-hunting, we were also hoping to find one with a sizeable piece of ground. It was a Cape Cod cottage, with a fireplace and attic and looked like a Christmas card.

    We started a vegetable garden, planted several fruit trees and a grape arbor. Many of our neighbors also had vegetable gardens. There is nothing like the flavor of a vine-ripened tomato.

  • Florida losing its heritage

    I was watching the news this morning, March 18, and there was a clip about some people in the city of Seminole in Pinellas County who are fighting to keep their water tower. It hit a very sensitive spot in my nature — history!

    I think any town that has a water tower, even if it has been decommissioned, should do everything that can be done to save it.

  • End this meaningless war

    It was recently announced (firstly by an unidentified federal government source) that the United States will now send yet more troops to the Middle East, this time to the war-ravaged mess in Syria, where one is challenged to identify which of the several sides is actually best for the Syrian people, if such indeed has anything to do with it.