• Sanders could revive America

    Bernie Sanders wants to take us back to the future, to reprise the time when unions were strong and we had a robust middle class.

  • Thank you for supporting us

    St. Scholastic Community of Catholic Women just had their successful Tricky Tray on Jan. 30. We would very much like to thank all the merchants, members and parishioners for their kind donations — without you, we would be nothing.

    Ginny Hollis, Jeannette Kollar, Connie Taylor, Nancy Doherty  

    St. Scholastic Community of Catholic Women chairs

  • CUB grateful for community's help

    Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”

    Citrus County is certainly full of life. On behalf of everyone at Citrus United Basket, we give our gratitude and a much deserved thank you to all the churches, organizations, businesses and individuals who gave so much of their time, toys, food and generous monetary donations to help us once again make our Christmas toy and food giveaway a success.

  • Some laws need to be changed

    Re: Code Defiance, Jan. 31.

    Citrus County keeps itself poor by imposing fines for violations on property that no one pays and for impact fees on folks that wish to invest here and charging for each permit, when improving your home.

    While the cities get richer, antiquated laws and fines/fees/permits, keep home properties depressed and anyone in the vicinity of poor property management loses home value, due to the surrounding area blight.

  • Keep Florida fracking free

    Re: “What is fracking,”  Jan. 31 Chronicle.

    I appreciated the “What is fracking?” column by the League of Women Voters. Surprisingly, many people do not know what fracking is, despite the fevered pace by Texas speculators and pipelayers in anticipation of new free trade agreements that are still being debated in Congress, the Trans-

  • Support sex-ed bills in state legislature

    Sad, but not surprising, the debate over sex education rages on. That article in the Education section of the Chronicle illustrates, at least in Omaha, Nebraska, students in the public schools are being deprived of information they have a right to know.  

    Ryleigh Welsh, a high school sophomore, said it best when she was quoted, “Sexual health is more than just sex. It’s about understanding and taking care of your body and being prepared for a healthy future.”  

  • 'Iron fist' needed for code enforcement

    In Sunday’s Chronicle there was a depressed, penetrating article. Its distressing headline read, “Code Defiance.”

    It indicated a lack of enforcement by the county, who did little to enforce an action against residents who refused to abate complaints. The article mentioned a “hardliner” who amassed more than $78,000 in cumulative fines for code violations. His excuses were complete fabrications.

  • Presidential powers over immigration

    How many of us are aware of the law and the authority of the president when the question of immigration arises? 

    U.S. citizens are expected to allow immigrants from the Middle East to assimilate into communities and be rewarded with more care than our own citizens. Donald Trump says he wants a temporary moratorium on this practice until the problem can be worked out.

  • Name omitted in column

    The Out the Window column of Jan. 31 mentioned the 2012 race for the Citrus County Commission, District 1 seat, with the other candidates names mentioned (both men) — my name was left out. Not only that, it totally leaves out the very close race for District 1 in 2008 in which I obtained 46.09 percent of the votes. Then again, my name was excluded when the other candidates’ names were printed (both men) as candidates in the 2014 Citrus County Commission, District 2 seat.

  • Missing my big brother

    It seems I knew him forever and thought we were very close. Though extremely different as far as personalities, preferences, and scholastic achievements, we had a connection and the ability to be friends, often sharing time and activities.

    When he married, there was a silent wedge apparent in our relationship — mostly because I knew him to be active in his Christian beliefs and his new wife was atheist; which I openly questioned and criticized. Nevertheless, both prospered; he as a math teacher; she as an attorney.