• Lack of training is concerning

    Today (Sunday, Feb. 26), I stopped by (a local store). After doing my shopping and putting it in the car, when I put the grocery cart in the area designated for them, I looked down and saw money on the pavement.

    I immediately picked the money up, checked the amount and headed back to the store. I went to the service desk and went directly to the employee closest to the office enclosure. I handed her the folded money and told her I found it in the parking lot.

  • Speed limits need to be evaluated

    I think it’s time to revamp some of the speed limits on the roads of Citrus County. Some of them were not designed to allow for growth in population and should be scaled back to a safer speed.

  • Finding ties between Putin, Trump

    MSNBC did a two-hour story on Trump’s involvement with Putin’s Russia and how we need to obtain Trump’s taxes. One of the more shocking stories is from the Tampa Bay Times in which it tells us that the FBI once planned to pay a former British spy who claims there are ties between Putin and Trump. The M16 agent, Christopher Steele, came to the conclusion along with U.S. intelligence that the Russians had interfered or “hacked” the Democratic Party’s email accounts — later hacking all of America.

  • Give the president a chance to govern

    I have lived under 14 presidents. Never have I experienced such vile hatred against our president as we are seeing at this time. It seems that a small group, egged on by the media, is dominating the headlines.

  • If in Jerusalem, check out the Y

    I was very interested in Gerry Mulligan’s reference to the YMCA in Jerusalem (Feb. 26) and that he was not aware of its existence.

    I stayed there back in the early 1990s when I went to visit my daughter, who was doing a year in Israel volunteering on a kibbutz in the Jordan Valley.

  • What kind of people did we elect?

    What in the world is going on in Citrus County? Folks, it looks like we scraped the bottom of the barrel electing Jimmie T. Smith and Jeffery Kinnard to the county commission. After watching the last few board meetings, I felt the urge to write my opinion on these two board members. Remember, folks, nobody ran against Smith and their was no real challenger against Kinnard in the primary for the Republican ticket.

  • Resistance to impact fees is short-sighted

    Seems as if Chronicle publisher Gerry Mulligan fired a warning shot across the bow of the County Commissioners collective desks (on Feb. 19). “Next wave of growth overwhelms us” he warns, as Jimmie T. digs his heels in at the suggestion of impact fees. Commissioner Carnahan wants another traffic study. Kinnard is concerned about serving more than one isolated purpose. Really?

    The Citrus County taxpayers want better roads and want impact fees.

  • Ban on signs is certainly mysterious

    Announcements of Daniel Webster’s “Meet and Greet” had been posted for weeks, yet there was no mention of a ban on political signs.

    Isn’t it interesting that in today’s paper, there was a sign, “Repeal Obamacare,” in the center of a crowd picture of the meeting?

  • Poker run was a tremendous success

    On Jan. 28, American Legion Riders Chapter No. 237 held its seventh annual poker run to benefit Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast.

    This event raised $6,600, and our seven-year total is now $47,114. One hundred thirty motorcycles blessed our run, along with more than 180 people.

  • Time is ripe for tax reform

    There is no doubt in my mind that momentum is building for 2017 to be a major year of tax reform both for individuals and corporations.