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Letters

  • Get involved in net neutrality

    Net neutrality is a major issue. I thought that the White House’s own website for aggregating citizen comments might be a place to go to add my name to those who would like to have the president’s views on the issue. Surprised was I to find that there was no pending petition. Well, there is now.

    Will you add your name to mine? If this petition gets 100,000 signatures by Sept. 20, 2014, the White House will review it and respond! The FCC is supposed to discuss net neutrality on that same date.

  • $1.6M spent with one person on two ideas

    We have two enterprises recommended to the county by Tampa lawyer Fred Busack which have gained his law practice over $1.6 million. What else is he going to propose and how much is it going to cost us?

    On Page A10 of the Aug. 28 Chronicle, it was reported that the county had already spent over $200,000 on Port Citrus since 2011. In addition, the county has spent a reported $1.6 million to Busack regarding the so-called medical corridor. 

    Let’s review the history:

  • Looking for missing dollars
  • Vets share experience with local students
  • Supporters make a difference

    Local businesses do a lot to support nonprofit organizations throughout Citrus County, and many have asked me what they can do to help. Here at Mid Florida Homeless Coalition, our efforts to prevent and end homelessness constantly stretch our needs, time and resources to their limits. Without the support and kindness of these businesses, we would never see the kinds of growth and progress we have experienced in the past few years.

  • Leadership lacking locally

    I can’t believe there are any living in this county who would not see the inappropriate level of leadership in this county. No one should want taxes or a MSBU (also a tax) to be imposed on citizens in a non-growth period. In growth periods such as year 2006/2007, Citrus county collected $29,333,487 in impact fees, so I wonder why a fire truck wasn’t purchased/or roads repaired? There should have been funds for maintaining parks, pools, and enough to satisfy future expenditures, as well.

  • Thanks for help with event

    The Citrus County Gator Club conducted its annual scholarship kickoff party fundraiser, “A Day At The Swamp,” on Aug. 9, 2014. All the proceeds from the event went directly toward our scholarship fund. We would like to sincerely thank the Citrus County Chronicle, WYKE 104.3 Sports Radio and Peddler’s Post for their gracious advertising support for the event.

  • Snippet Citrus Pet ‘Paw’ty a success

    The Fat Cat Grill staff, Krystal Rosenbaum and Sherri Day and owners Mark Secker and Laura Siekert provided the guests with hors d’oeuvres, beverages and excellent service. Jewel Lamb and Maggie Hypes were the celebrity bartenders who came up with some very unusual tasty drinks. The celebrity bartenders and Fat Cat staff donated all their tips to the event. Very generous! 

  • Thank you from the YMCA

    The Citrus County YMCA would like to thank all of our community partners who made this summer camp one of the best yet. This year, over 400 boys and girls from kindergarten to eighth grade spent their days discovering new interests, making friends and learning valuable social skills with caring counselors who helped to guide them in positive choices. Y Camp provided children with plenty of outdoor activities, fun field trips, healthy snacks and lunches and quality supervision. 

  • Calm seas and fair winds to thee

    Your editorial on Ted Archambault was an outstanding tribute to a fine man. We, the Fleet Reserve Association, would like to add a few words to it, as Ted was not only a member of the Fleet Reserve Association, but one of our very first honorees at our annual “Pearl Harbor Remembrance” luncheon.