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Opinion

  • Since winning a four-person Republican primary in 2012 with 40 percent of the vote landing Scott Adams the District 5 Commission seat, he has positioned himself squarely in the spotlight.

    During Adam’s campaign, he said the economy and providing jobs was his 

    No. 1 issue. Since then he has worked tirelessly to uncover what he believes to be corruption in county government. So far, despite numerous investigations, he hasn’t found any.

  • *  I’m calling in reference to the (April 20 letter to the editor) that was written by Joyce Simek in Inverness. I thought it was a great article and I know that there’s a lot of people in Citrus County that agree with her. Only seeing-eye dogs and dogs that are supposed to be help dogs belong in any store. If they’re working dogs, a lot of people have no problem with that. But someday somebody is going to get bitten by one…Anyway, I just want to let her know that it’s a great article.

  • First, let me say that I do not like taxes any more than anyone else. However, taxes are the premiums we pay for the services we enjoy: police protection, fire protection, road repair and more. 

    I believe we are  responsible for higher taxes since we oppose them so much: if we took heed of tax proposals when presented we just might not have to pay so much later. Our country has record debt and it is not going away until we come up with a plan to pay it off.

  • Citrus County native Scott Machowski was a miracle. I know it may not seem like that but it’s true.

    Dying at the age of 40 doesn’t seem like a miracle in the minds of most people. But for those of us who knew Scott, who knew about the battle he’d been fighting his whole life, 40 years was a miracle. 

  • For those of you who may not know me or my story, I am the on-campus rape survivor from Florida State University who supports the campus carry bill.

  • THE ISSUE: Medicare encourages seniors to stay at home instead of in a nursing home.

  • There is a lot of excitement in Crystal River these days, partly because the city was recently designated a Florida Main Street community by the secretary of state. This 35-year-old national program is a proven method of economic development specifically designed for historic downtowns. Crystal River is now one of the 45 active Main Street communities in Florida, more than 1,200 nationally.

    What Main Street does

  • THE ISSUE: Crystal River’s Riverwalk

    OUR OPINION: Council leadership makes things happen

     

    It has taken more than 25 years to get things moving, but the Crystal River City Council and the Community Redevelopment Agency are moving forward with plans to build the Riverwalk along King’s Bay. 

  • By Eliot Kleinberg, The Palm Beach Post

  • By Steve Bousquet, Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau

    In an era when text messaging is a universal form of instant communication — especially during hectic legislative sessions — Gov. Rick Scott and his top aide refuse to do it and don’t want their employees doing it either, his office says.

  • *  In answer to the Sound Off in Friday’s Chronicle (March 11) about a traffic signal at (State Road) 200 and (County Road) 491: Yes, we most definitely need one. You need a copilot at that corner to check for the cars coming from the south and (S.R.) 200. If not, you need to pray while you enter (S.R.) 200 off of (C.R.) 491. Good luck with making that turn because it is very, very dangerous.

  • THE ISSUE:

    The expansion of Hunters Spring.

    OUR OPINION:

    City made the right decision.

    The city of Crystal River made a courageous decision last week to move ahead with the expansion of Hunters Spring Park.

  • Love him or hate him, we have Donald Trump to thank for loudly exposing the people we pay to lead our country have been bought and paid for by big business and special interest groups. Their $175,000 - $200,000 salaries we pay them are peanuts compared to the donations these powerful entities bestow to their campaign funds.

  • I am very much impressed with Phil Royal, candidate for Citrus County Sheriff because he displays those leadership qualities that I value and that are necessary to succeed and be effective. I encourage everyone to attend one of his venues.
    He answers all questions directly without pretenses and exaggerations. Phil Royal has personal standards and expectations that will begin inside the agency and extend into the community. This requires not only excellent analytical abilities, but also above-average people skills.

  • * I’m calling in regards to the person who wrote in about the can tabs. I know a person that saves them and they donate them for the kids. So if you can give me a call, I’ll make sure he gets them: 860-0013. I save them as well and he’s going to get them. So thanks and have a great day.
    * I’m responding to the Sound Off article in the Feb. 25 article, “Where can I take can tabs?” The Citrus Shrine Club here in Inverness takes these tabs and we, in turn, take them to the Children’s Hospital in Tampa. We would gladly take all that we can get. Please call at 860-0534.

  • Freedom of Speech is a wonderful thing. Declarative sentences that have a subject coupled to an object look, at first glance, like a logical true statement. For example two plus two equals four is both true and a typical declaration. The square root of negative one is “i” is also true and a declaration but many people might, at first, say “What?”

  • I had a retired friend of mine tell me they were visiting Crystal River with friends from out of town, only to be charged $15/each to walk into Three Sister Springs. 

    I wish there was a way to stop this. This is not the way I like to welcome visitors to our town. Is there anyone who knows of additional ways to generate revenue for the city so they can welcome our guests appropriately? I just know there has to be another way.

    Rocco Foley

  • THE ISSUE:

    An aquarium for Citrus County.

    OUR OPINION:

    Consultant’s report lays out the path.

    The proposal to build an aquarium in Crystal River took another step forward last week when a consultant issued an analysis of the idea.