Today's Opinions

  • Legislators given local priorities

    THE ISSUE: Legislative delegation meeting.

    OUR OPINION: Local priorities need attention.

    Citrus County legislators have their focus on making things happen in the upcoming meeting of the state Legislature.

  • The tax-happy Chronicle is at it again

    Has there ever been a tax hike that the Chronicle editors didn’t love?

    After a recent Chronicle hype on behalf of the school board’s $60 million half cents nonsense tax, the editors have now set their sights on a “let’s soak the tourists” tax by slowly killing the goose that is laying a $229 million annual economic golden egg so beneficial to Citrus County.

  • Learn to appreciate the virtues of getting old

    Oftentimes, I find myself complaining about not being younger and, basically, getting old. There’s no stopping the clock, though I really don’t like moving along with the hands of time. There are lots of things not to like about this aging process, but dwelling on it could be depressing. Therefore, I decided to compile a list of the good parts of leaving youth behind and facing these senior years with dignity.

  • Reagan license plate bill for a good cause

    I commend Florida Sen. Baxley, R-Ocala, who filed the bill (SB 284) for the creation of a Reagan Specialty license plate with a  portion of proceeds from sales to go to the Florida National Guard Foundation and to “fund activities, programs, and projects that educate Florida’s students and residents about the contributions of the nation’s 40th president to the state and the United States and to support ongoing research of Alzheimer’s disease for the benefit of Florida residents and their families who suffer from the disease “

  • Bewildered by article about businesses
  • Things to consider as you plant trees

    Six weeks ago, we began to hear noises that sounded like pebbles hitting the windows and siding. This was later in the evening.

    The next few days we heard the same sounds. My husband climbed on the roof and looked around. He found some clues explaining the noises — acorns. With some help from the squirrels, who were gathering them, we had weeks of being bombarded with acorns.

  • We have been played ...

    As a lifelong Democrat, until recently, I believed the hype.

    Thinking that I, the constituent, had a say in things. After all, aren’t “we” the understanding ones? The ones with compassion for the downtrodden? The caretakers of our land and its people?

  • An ode to that ragged old flag

    I think of today and the times that we live. I think of the promises that we give. We once lived in a land of freedom from strife.

    Where people were free and could live a good life. Where everyone knew who their neighbors were. Where windows were open and doors kept ajar.