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Letters

  • Missing the boat?

    I write to express my deep disappointment with Rep. Jimmie T. Smith’s comments as reported in the Chronicle upon addressing students and faculty from Citrus County regarding the support of the arts in the schools of our state.

    According to the Chronicle, he said he didn’t graduate from high school and saw no need for the arts in any curriculum. Unfortunately, his comments fell flat on most of his constituents here in Citrus County.

  • Vote against Hall’s River project

    The proposed 110-room, four-story hotel with a separate restaurant, both of which will be located on the right across the bridge, halfway down Halls River Road in Homosassa, is totally incompatible with the area. 

    This is a coastal flood zone, zoned for one dwelling per 20 acres, and should not be changed. 

  • Socialism not reason education system fails
  • Divided by spending priorities

    Republicans want to cut Social Security, Medicare and education because they say they are concerned about the deficit.

    I think they want to destroy them primarily because Democrats introduced the bills for the Social Security and Medicare, and they also support education.

  • Eye-opening letter

    This is in reference to Mr. Alfred Mason’s article in the Chronicle on March 16 referring to “What’s there when you need it.”

    Wow! What an eye opener! After reading this thought- provoking article, I feel more blessed than ever!

    I would like to thank Mr. Mason for taking the time to write this very informative article.

  • Frustrated in Green Acres

    I have written many letters regarding road conditions in the “Green Acres area.” Of those 20 letters, maybe three were brought to light. Most, like with our wonderful leadership of county bosses, were never acted upon except to refer me to some obscure agency that kept reminding me that we were on a private road, when we all know that the majority of funds for road repairs comes from the gas tax. 

  • Wildlife park ranks at top of list

    I was born in St. Petersburg, Florida ... 342 days before the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. Both of my parents graduated from St. Petersburg High School. I am a proud Cracker!

    My travels over the past 74 years have taken me to all 50 states and over 25 foreign countries. Some of these places were very hostile and I am lucky to be approaching the three-quarter-century mark.

  • Simple yet instructive

    As we are now in the Lenten season, a friend and I were reminiscing about our confirmation held on Palm Sunday so many years ago. We were only 13 years old and it was a scary, dramatic event for us.

  • Thanks for donations

    On March 14, the Citrus County YMCA held its annual Community Giving Event. This event is conducted each year to help support YMCA programs. Funds raised also help provide financial assistance to families so that no one is turned away because of an inability to pay. Over $320,000 was raised at this hallmark event to help strengthen our community.

  • Say no to developer

    An open letter to our county commissioners regarding Halls River Development LLC.