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Letters

  • Church thanks you for support

    The members of St. James A.M.E. Church, 204 North Apopka Ave., Inverness would like to express our appreciation to the citizens of Citrus County for your continued support over the past 30 years of our barbecue. 

    Effective March 14, 2015, we will no longer be cooking barbecue on the second Saturday of each month.

    Catering is still available.

  • Florida should approve medical marijuana

    I’ve submitted two letters regarding the positive side of medical marijuana. Neither were printed. I can only surmise it’s because the Chronicle is in opposition to legalizing the drug.

    Prescription drugs are addictive, overused and most carry numerous side effects requiring warnings by the drug maker. Side effects may result in permanent health problems in addition to the ailment being medicated, including death.

  • Destroying Citrus County is a choice

    The weathervanes of wisdom are engaged in another round of angst* as the Halls River developer comes back to town with an even bigger project to be placed in the Coastal High Hazard Area at the junction of the Halls and Homosassa rivers. The site is fragile, low and located in flood zone AE, requiring a base elevation of 10 feet. Existing elevations range from 1 to 4 feet. The site is across the river from the St. Martin’s Marsh Aquatic Preserve.

  • Some WMD evidence exists

    Regarding the March 9 letter from John Hogan: The military did in fact find weapons of mass destruction scattered throughout Iraq during the Iraq war, but the press chose not to publish any of these finds because they would be giving credence to our pre-war intel. 

  • Business thriving in Crystal River

    The poorly timed “Eastward Expansion” article that hit the front page of the Chronicle on Wednesday, March 4, was disparaging. 

    I own a growing business in Heritage Village. Although we have only been here for two years, our business is healthy and advancing fine art and culture in our community. I believe I speak for many of the merchants here in Heritage Village when I say that our businesses are doing well, even thriving.

  • Heed warnings in Crystal River

    While I like and approve of most of what our city council has done, lately I have had some issues. At the last meeting, the council acted surprised about the problems they are encountering because of the many tourists at the Three Sisters Springs.

  • Same-sex unions aren’t ‘marriage’

    Call it what you want, it won’t change what it is.

    The Associated Press article in today’s (March 7) Chronicle regarding same-sex marriage tells me nothing other than it was a targeted survey. If one goes into a crowd of same-sex union advocates and asks, “Do you support same-sex marriage?”, what do you expect for an answer? 

  • Advocating for the deaf

    Today, March 10, is Deaf Awareness Day in Tallahassee — a time when advocates for the deaf and hard of hearing appeal to our Florida legislators to be more aware and understanding of this burden, often referred to as “the unappreciated disability.” Most hearing people are unaware of the huge number of hearing impaired folks among us.

  • Don't forget the biggest liar in government

    I see Harry Cooper has come up with his own list of perceived government liars (coincidentally all Democrats).

    He conveniently omitted the liar and the lie that has cost this country over 5,000 dead and countless wounded and disabled service men and women — George “mission accomplished” Bush and the “Iraq has weapons of mass destruction” lie?

    John Hogan

  • Petraeus deserves more than slap on the hand

    Let me see if I got this right.

    David Petraeus, ex-general, ex-CIA chief, et. al., swaps his top-secret CIA notebook to his mistress for few nights of bedroom rumble. Edward Snowden, ex-NSA contractor, gives away secrets on what he considers a moral principle.

    For Snowden, our government wants life in prison (or at least a lot of years). For Petraeus, he gets a suspended jail sentence of a year.