Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

PKS PTA needs help

The Plantation Key School PTA is preparing to hold our biggest fundraiser of the 2016-2017 school year. The event, “Keys Gone 80’s Prom,” will be a prom themed evening with hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dancing, our raffle and silent auction, and much more to be held on Saturday, April 22, from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Elks Lodge of Tavernier. It will be a night to remember! Please save the date and plan on attending. We would also like you to consider being a sponsor or donating an item for our silent auction or raffle.

Letters to the Editor

Bill aims to destroy public education

Two distinct school testing bills have been proposed in Tallahassee this session. One, SB964, sponsored by a bipartisan group of senators, eliminates five state assessments, allows districts to choose the SAT/ACT for state testing, eliminates VAM and allows for paper/pencil testing, providing welcome relief from Florida’s current test-and-punish system.

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Joey Naples needs our help

Joey Naples from radio station Sun 103.1 in Plantation Key not only is a radio personality but an icon in our community needs our help. He has been diagnosed with bladder cancer and has had two procedures already and is now scheduled for a third one in the next few weeks.

Letters to the Editor

Fix the buoy station at Sombrero

Since Aug. 10, 2015, the Sombrero Station SMKF1 data buoy station in Marathon that reports wind and wave action at the reef and beyond has been down. I have called National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S Coast Guard repeatedly for over a year and still no action. Each time I’m told the work will be done in a couple months.

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State needs to buy land for water storage

Last Stand urges state Sen. Senator Anitere Flores, who represents the Keys, to support SB 10 and Rep. Holly Raschein (R-Key Largo) to support HB 761 to accelerate planned Everglades restoration efforts that are critical to the future of Everglades National Park, Florida Bay and economies of South Florida.

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The press can report falsely

The Keynoter’s Jan. 25 editorial chastised the Trump administration for reporting it would be using “alternative facts” to respond to what it perceived as fake news, stating that there are only “facts,” not “alternative” facts. By definition, a fact is something that actually happened, that is true. While the “why” might be subjective, the “who,” “what” and “where” are not. To be reported as fact, the report must be verifiable.

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With Trump, God help us all

I hope all those who voted for Trump are happy with the first dictator of the United States of America that we have ever experienced. The majority of Americans did not vote for him. Yet we are stuck with this egomaniac Trump.

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Stop protesting Trump already

America continues to convulse after President Trump’s election. Millions take to the streets to protest, sometimes violently, for a smorgasbord of perceived threats. It all reminds one of Marlon Brando’s line in “The Wild One.” When asked what he was rebelling against, he replied, “Whaddaya got?”

Letters to the Editor

Service at Marathon DMV was fine

In reference to a recent letter about the service at the Marathon driver’s license office, I had to renew my Florida driver’s license several weeks ago. My treatment at the Marathon facility could not have been more kind, respectful and efficient. I’ve lived here year round for 15 years and have never had an unpleasant experience in this office. Many thanks to the staff.

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Covering the Army's parachute team

David Goodhue, with the Reporter and Keynoter, tandem jumps with the United States Army's Golden Knights parachute team on Thursday, Feb. 23.
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Covering the Army's parachute team

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