Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Never evacuating again

Why are property owners, tax paying property owners, being barred from their property Are we supposed to let everything rot and mold while those whom know what's best for us restore power, water, pave the roads and restore the Florida Keys to a condition before the hurricane?

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Let us see our homes

Most of us evacuees have no desire to live without electricity for a week or more. We do want to assess the damage to our homes, bring limited supplies for our neighbors, salvage what we can, and then return to our mainland sanctuary until we can begin any necessary repairs or rebuilding of our homes, hopefully in the near future.

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Confederate history is shameful

In a letter to the editor, Frank Resillez makes a claim that the left is debasing and wants to “erase” our history. I suppose in the alternate universe many on the right live, this is true. The reality is that these same people choose to ignore our history and work to re-write it to suit their own agenda.

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The left’s real end game

This is a process. The Left has a process: It first begins with bringing down Confederate heroes like Gen. Robert E. Lee because he and others like him fought for the Confederacy. The argument is not that they committed treason against the Union of the United States of America; but that they fought for the South that wanted to keep slavery.

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Revisiting Lincoln

Make America Great Again is a political slogan. A political slogan is a few words designed to convey a complex ideology that represents a specific, but usually quite broad in detail, view of the political and functional direction for people to move to create their future society.

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School bus driving etiquette

Yes, it is that time of year again. Children going back to school, many boarding buses. Thanks for the reminder that we a) need to drive the reduced speed limit in school zones, and b) stop for school buses loading and unloading.

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Dance show supports worthy cause

Seeking medical services for wounds they incurred in combat has brought many veterans to the desk of Xenia Leonteva, a staff assistant for our county's extraordinary Veterans Service Officer Gary Johnson. Ms. Leonteva's brilliant handling of their concerns, is representative of her commitment and dedication to serve Monroe County's veterans and their families.

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Celtic Fest was a success

On behalf of the Florida Keys Celtic Festival committee and St. Columba Episcopal Church, I would like to thank those who came out, including many locals wearing kilts, to Herbie’s Bar and Chowder House in Marathon on Aug. 6 to help us celebrate our third annual Kilts in the Keys event.

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Protect locals, Key West doesn’t need Uber and Lyft

Uber and Lyft have to go. To watch these companies come to Key West and be given free reign over those of us that have to pay permit fees, airport fees and licensing fees is inexcusable. Not to mention being asked to move down the designated courtesy vehicle line at the airport to accommodate those who don't pay.

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A toll is the least they could pay

Being scolded and threatened by individuals visiting the Florida Keys with their large vehicles and trailers, as they create traffic jams and dangerous driving conditions for the citizens that live here; because we've asked our county commissioners to decrease their destructive impact, via the creation of a toll road for entry onto our islands, identifies a certain type of contempt and indifference for the safety and basic needs of Monroe County residents.

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Continue to support Nick Sheahan tournament

On May 30, I was part of a group of people who gave away 17 $2,000 scholarships to graduating seniors at Coral Shores. Quite an accomplishment for a small group of people who formed a foundation called the Nick Sheahan Scholarship fund 13 years ago. Thirteen years ago is when our community lost a kid named Nick to a diving accident in the Bahamas. Little did we all know he died of “shallow water blackout,” which has now become quite familiar to our Keys kids since his passing. It was a very sad time for Coral Shores and the students and Nick’s closest friends, one of which was my youngest son Mike.

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Throw the book at poachers

I am once more angered and saddened by the continued poaching of our natural resources by the ignorant and selfish. Recall the recent snatching of Key Deer by two Miami-Dade residents that resulted in the death of one

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