Opinion

Letters to the Editor

A lesson on guns for the misinformed

It is counterproductive when uninformed or misinformed members of the media begin to pontificate how guns should be controlled to prevent another school shooting tragedy. An editorial in the Keynoter and Reporter was particularly upset over an idea in an outdoor sporting catalog that advertised “high-capacity clips” for .308 ammunition.

Letters to the Editor

Opposes changes

Monroe County commissioners, County Administrator Roman Gastesi and Planning Director Mayte Santamaria are on the verge of executing a plan that will end life as we know it in our beloved island homes, neighborhoods and communities.

Letters to the Editor

Please don’t end print in Florida Keys

To say that we we are disappointed that the print editions of the Reporter, Keynoter and the Herald will be ending, is putting it mildly. We, here in The Keys, have counted on these newspapers to be delivered to our homes for many, many years and will sorely miss that tangible newspaper that we can hold in our hands. The picking it up in the driveway in the early morning hours, the reading of it at the breakfast table with that first cup of coffee, taking in the first news of the day after opening up the pages of the paper.

Opinion Columns

Homelessness isn’t a lifestyle choice

Is it true that your typical homeless person is just a drunk, living off handouts and drinking to oblivion each night? When I started working with homeless people 20 years ago, we often explained that the average homeless person wasn’t that at all. It was a fourth-grader.

Letters to the Editor

Honor the sacrifice

An expression of gratitude towards those volunteering to serve in our Armed Forces is an appropriate gesture. Veterans wounded and injured in combat, must not be ignored and discarded as trash once they arrive home.

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