• Time to repeal Dodd-Frank

    It is a known fact that American small business owners — those who are attempting to start one and those that already have one up and running — must look to community banks for capital to either start or grow their companies. It is a shame that access to such capital has been hampered by policies that make it almost impossible for entrepreneurs to gain access to such capital.

  • Thank you, Citrus Memorial
  • Mall conversion idea is solid

    The article in Saturday’s newspaper about converting the mall into a combination residence/commercial unit appears to be a well thought out solution to a seemingly intractable problem. This suggestion is old hat to big cities, with their skyscrapers. But will it work in the hinterlands? Mr. Sipper has obviously given it a lot of thought. If the Chronicle would keep this idea in front of the public as much as the recent kennel problem perhaps some traction can be achieved.

  • Clean energy dollars make sense

    R.M. Sprott sent a letter to the editor titled, “Solar may not be the panacea,” Oct. 12, where he rebuts Citrus County League of Women Voters President Kate Betsko’s editorial that detailed good reasons to oppose Amendment 1 — the primary reason being that the fossil-fuel industry-sponsored proposal will undermine Florida residents’ ability to afford rooftop solar panels.

  • Trump too risky for the country

    The letters of Saturday, Oct. 1, show great uncertainty about this year’s election. And that’s a real concern. Any hope that Biden will jump in and save our bacon is distant and unrealistic, the die has been cast and we have a choice between an unpopular woman and what increasingly appears to be a deranged man. There is even less chance that Sanders and Warren will step into the breach. So I must ask myself, before I vote, which one of our two candidates shows the greatest downside and the answer is easy.

  • I support Brian Coleman

    Citrus County needs a strong leader, someone who has committed his life to our county and country. Someone who is a leader of men and women and has the respect of individuals within our county. That person is Brian Coleman, who is running for county commissioner, District 5.

  • Vote to remove high court justices

    Amendment 1 regarding solar energy was funded by the utility companies and is definitely against the consumer. The title is misleading and the wording is difficult to decipher and leads one to believe that it is pro-solar energy and would benefit you, the voter.

  • I support Godfrey and Langer

    If you follow the BOCC in the Chronicle, we have five members who are all Republicans who can’t get along or get much of anything done. Our county needs fresh new ideas by voting for the two Democratic candidates running for District 1, Duane Godfrey; and District 3, Tim Langer.

  • Re-elect Leon McClellan

    I believe it is very important to keep Leon McClellan working for us on the Mosquito Control Board. As a member of the Tourist Development Council, I am aware what a scare over the mosquito-borne Zika virus could do to our visitor numbers if an outbreak were to occur in Citrus County. Leon McClellan, as chair of our Mosquito Control Board, has worked diligently and effectively to keep that from happening. He has protected us from this threat while doing so in a very fiscally responsible manner.

  • Sandy Counts is a woman of her word

    Almost two decades ago, Sandy Counts and I teamed at Crystal River High School to give our sophomore and junior students the best curriculum we could devise so that, when they left our classrooms, they felt prepared to face life beyond our walls. During those years, with the implementation of No Child Left Behind, high-stakes testing — FCAT, ACT and SAT — began to dominate our curriculum.