Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Kids win at fishing event

The Grace Jones Daycare cannot thank the Key Colony Beach Fishing and Boating Club for its very, very generous donation of $5,000 to our center. Not only did we receive this enormous donation but our children got to participate for free in their annual Kid's Fishing Derby on the Marathon Lady.

Letters to the Editor

Beware of scammers

As technology advances and cultural norms shift, financial fraud scammers may try new tactics to target victims. As we go about our lives, many of us do not stop to consider how our everyday actions are creating risk.

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Uber isn’t welcome in the Southernmost City

People calling to vilify the Key West City Commission's Uber decision [continue not allowing it for now] don't understand the issue. Commissioners had to consider potential legal ramifications of Uber's business model of wanting all of the gravy with none of the buy-in, liability or responsibility. In federal court, Uber has faced more lawsuits than any other U.S. start-up valued at $10 billion or more.

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Stay informed and make sure to vote

Really? What candidate would be stupid enough to jeopardize his or her hard work by taking down their opponents’ signage? The only people taking down political signs are the sign police and private property owners finding signs on their property that they did not authorize.

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End subsidies for Big Sugar

I’m sure by now everyone in Florida, unless they don’t have acces to the news, is aware of the ecological disaster takin gplace in the St. Lucie River and Caloosahatchie estuary. This entire scenario was preventable.

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Upstate problems threatening Florida Bay

Whether it’s fishing, sightseeing or beach going, South Florida’s economy is fueled by water. Without clean water, or the right balance of salt and fresh water in our estuaries, our waterways would be less desirable and Florida would not be the global tourist destination that it is today.

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Biscayne park plan is very flawed

Biscayne National Park and its managers failed to earn the public’s trust in the development of a highly manipulated General Management Plan worthy of an investigation by the Inspector General’s office. The plan so misleading, Rep. Carlos Curbelo was granted a House Natural Resources Committee Field Hearing in August of 2015 in Homestead to address it.

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Thanks in our family’s time of need

Thanks you so much for the outpouring of condolences and support the community has given us over the loss of our mother. A relative from out of town remarked to us that this is a wonderful, caring community that comes together when one of its own is in need, and we could not agree more.

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Names shouldn’t be redacted in murder-for-hire case

In regard to your recent coverage of the Bruce Schmitt attempted-murder-for-hire investigation, I am troubled that the U.S. Attorney’s Office continues to redact the names of two conspirators in the crime from the transcript of the recording of Dennis Zecca, [convicted in the case and serving 10 years in prison]. The focus should be on protecting the victim, not the perpetrators of the crime. Mr. Schmitt deserves to know the names of all those who participated in this crime.

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Demand equality by voting

I nearly choked when I heard Florida Gov. Rick Scott say, “We don’t want anybody in our state to be discriminated against,” (CNN, 6/12/16), in response to the mass shooting in The Pulse, an Orlando LGBT nightclub. Given the horror of the massacre, he had to look like he meant that. But that’s the opposite of what he actually believes; and his actions reveal the lie in his words.

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Remembering Cassius Clay

Cassius Clay worked for me, a rehabilitation officer at Dade County Corrections and Rehabilitation Bureau of the Metro/Dade Public Safety Department (Miami) while serving a short sentence in December 1968 for a traffic violation (AKA: Driving while Black). I was in charge of all sentenced inmates work assignment -- if they volunteered to work.

Videos

Biscayne Bay terrorism training

Biscayne Bay terrorism training, Miami Dade SWAT and federal agents on the Biscayne Lady vessel. This is a drill. Reporter, Keynoter and Flkeysnews.com are the only media on the boat. Video by David Goodhue, July 6, 2016.
David Goodhue dgoodhue@keysreporter.com
Biscayne Bay terrorism training 0:46

Biscayne Bay terrorism training

Key Largo July 4th Parade 1:56

Key Largo July 4th Parade

Rehabbed turtle released 1:48

Rehabbed turtle released

Miami grad overcomes life of hardships 1:34

Miami grad overcomes life of hardships