• Don’t subsidize pet ownership

    Irresponsible pet owners have caused an overpopulation of unwanted animals in Citrus County. The way to solve this problem is to dispose of these abandoned pets, or raise the money for a pet shelter solely through pet license fees. It is not the responsibility of the general public to subsidize pet ownership.

  • Run county like a business

    It was great to see recommendations being made at yesterday’s Board of County Commissioners meeting that I had made to all of the commissioners over the past two years.

  • Reach out to next generation

    First, let me congratulate you on the marvelous job you and your people do in presenting the news. I love reading the news, and I envision how carefully you have to pick and choose your words.

    It’s like catching a fish for the frying pan and making the fish like it. Sometimes I wonder if the people in this area are smart enough to know good from bad. 

  • Disrespect of veterans

    On Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the Veterans Day Parade, an individual with an army vehicle that had a gun mounted on the top of the cab was observed and heard operating this gun in the parking lot before the parade. The gun sounded like an automatic weapon — not sure if it was using blanks or some other method. 

  • Stronger measures needed

    I was once again saddened by the recent Chronicle article about the more than 123 cats held captive and abandoned in Floral City. The perpetrators left the cats with little food, no water or human contact in disgraceful conditions for an extended period of time. Actions such these are called misdemeanors, but should be classified as a more severe crime.

  • Let them handle their own wars
  • Representation in faith

    I see Mr. Kitchen thanked the voters of Citrus County for selecting him to represent them as county commissioner.

    As a reminder, Mr. Kitchen, you have a duty, as a public servant, to represent all the public, not just those who voted for you.

    For years, while you were the mayor of Crystal River you monopolized (for 6 years) all the invocations, which were suited to your personal religious beliefs.

  • Local homeless law ridiculous

    Police arrested 90-year-old WWII Veteran — Arnold Abbot for violating a Fort Lauderdale ordinance prohibiting the feeding of the homeless. He faces 60 days in jail and a $500 fine.

  • Thank you IPS students
  • Should have shown respect

    I would like to thank all who participated, Chris Gregoriou, Crystal River Mayor Bob Plaisted and the city of Inverness for once again hosting the Veterans Day Parade and the 11th-Hour service. As always, they did a fantastic job and the turnout was impressive. As the flags waved, the bands played and veterans young and old who have served at some point over the last 70 years marched by, there was definitely a sense of patriotism and pride.