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Letters

  • Perry a victim of retribution

    We the people are outraged what the Democrats have done to Rick Perry because he was right in securing the borders. Our government will not secure the borders. So he did. The political smears are so bad. Even Chris Christie got smeared. 

  • Please report abuse if you see it

    There were nine surgeries to repair cheekbones and the broken nose; fresh scars evidenced horrific abuse as did bruises. Corrective surgeries on more private places of the body made hospital visits commonplace. No matter the danger and fear, returning to the “punishment place” seemed certain. Attempts to leave were futile and repeated promises gave a glimmer of hope that things would change and there would be no more abuse.

  • Thank you, voters

    I would like to thank the voters of Citrus County for re-electing me to the school board for another term.

    The support and confidence you extended throughout the campaign and in the past years are humbling and appreciated.

    I’ll strive each day to deserve your faith and trust. My primary focus will always be “excellence” in education, and I pledge to keep the children’s well-being foremost in my mind and actions.

  • Veganism cleaner

    Recently the drinking water of 400,000 Toledo residents was fouled by animal waste. With unfettered growth of animal agriculture and ineffective discharge regulations, it will happen again in our own state. The problem has become pervasive. Waste from chicken farms has rendered ocean off the East Coast unfit for fishing. Waste from Midwest cattle ranches carried by the Mississippi River has created a permanent “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico larger than that of the infamous 2010 BP oil spill.

  • 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.