• Friends thankful for library friends

    The Friends of the Homosassa Library wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to our community for the unprecedented donations to replace our books lost in the fire at Carol’s Interiors and Floors in December.

  • In defense of Sugarmill Woods

    After reading a couple of Sound Off comments about Sugarmill Woods complaining all the time it might be interesting to consider some facts about this great community that lives in this sometime forgotten “corner of the county.”

    First fact: Sugarmill Woods does have wildlife in our quiet corner of the county. Turkeys, buzzards, eagles, bobcats, deer, coyotes, bears and panthers have been sighted in our community. That is not a complaint; we love our wildlife.

  • Electing a President — the American way

    I wonder why we are the only country in the world where it takes two years to elect a president. Billions of dollars are spent in the process. The media frenzy overwhelms us with endless debates, polls, controversies and opinions. 

    The candidates bash each other mercilessly. Then, when it’s all over, we spend the next four years complaining about who we elected, and the losing political party retaliates by refusing to work with the political party that won. 

    What a system!

  • Save a life by not texting

    I agree with the gentlemen in last week’s Chronicle concerning texting and talking on the cellphone while driving. Very selfish and inconsiderate of some of these people. Why can’t they wait until they get home or pull off in a parking lot? There are tons of them. I guess they don’t have the intelligence to realize they can seriously hurt themselves and others. 

  • Unnecessary treatment is fraud

    Re: Joe Warner letter in the Jan. 28 Chronicle.

    I agree with him. I have recently come to believe I am being used to commit Medicare fraud and/or insurance fraud.

  • CERT training helped me save a life

    Just would like to express appreciation for the Citizen’s Emergency Response Training Course (CERT) that I attended in which I received training to save a choking victim with the Heimlich maneuver.

  • Solutions based on science, not politics
  • Ted Cruz was not influenced

    I am writing in response to Sally Quinn’s letter headlined “Cruz can be influenced.” I had heard this story a few times, so I pulled Fox News Sunday, Jan. 17, episode up on the Internet. 

    Ted Cruz clearly explained they were voting on two issues; cloture on Export-Import Bank and the crop insurance program. Initially, they were scheduled to vote on cloture, then on crop insurance, so Cruz cast a “No” vote thinking it was for cloture.

  • Casino would bring jobs, visitors

    Since the casino issue is being discussed at the state level in Tallahasse, I suggest that Citrus County, along with other county commissioners, meet and discuss having a casino built for the citizens on the west coast of Florida besides Tampa. 

    I realize that the politicians like the casino in the Tampa area and also the racetracks, but some of the fastest growing counties in Florida are in the central area of Florida and on the west coast of Florida. Even the area of the Villages — look at the growth!

  • Editorial on boats hits the mark

    Your editorial in today’s paper, “Deficient response to sunken boat in King’s Bay,” is spot on.

    The Withlacoochee River also suffers from a total lack of government action to free our beautiful river of abandoned, sinking and sunken boats!

    Carol Barrett