Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Don’t scapegoat the NRA

Seventeen innocent high school students were murdered in Florida. Their rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness were summarily terminated. These constitutional liberties, along with their lives were murderously eradicated, through no fault of their own. Government protections, of any type, were not afforded to these defenseless children.

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.

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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.

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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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Respect Sombrero Beach as the city continues restoring it

First, I want to thank and congratulate the city of Marathon and the contractors who have worked on reclaiming Sombrero Beach since the hurricane. We returned home two weeks after the storm to a damaged beach and park. Although the east end of the “park” is still cordoned off due to not-yet-repaired damage, the city’s contractors have done a wonderful job moving and leveling the excess sand. They were able to open the west end early on, and then the rest of the beach by the water for all to enjoy. Thank you.

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Old train car should have remained on Pigeon Key

Rather than graciously allowing our historic railroad car to stay on Knights Key, establishing good will with Monroe County residents and tourists, Scrooge developer Pritam Singh has forced the moving of the Pigeon Key Foundation car far away from little Pigeon Key, devastated by Hurricane Irma, then given another blow by Scrooge Singh.

Crews work through night to douse Big Pine Key brush fire

Fire crews work to extinguish a brush fire on Big Pine Key, Florida on Monday, April 23, 2018, the local sheriff’s office said. No evacuations had been ordered.
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