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Today's Opinions

  • Mass murder exposes dysfunction in DCF regional office

    By Andrew Skerritt

    ContexTFlorida

    The state’s Department of Children and Families Northeast Region, which was responsible for the safety of the six children massacred by their grandfather in the rural town of Bell, drastically needs new leadership.

  • Voters aren’t apathetic; They’re sick of political lies

    By Stephen L. Goldstein

    ContexTFlorida

    Post-primary punditry about low voter turnout in Florida (especially in Democrat-rich Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties) is as predictable and prolific as it is paltry.

    Adding up the numbers, analysts–I use the term loosely–have come to the unremarkable conclusion that Charlie Crist’s chances of defeating Rick Scott are in doubt.

    Henny Penny’s sky is alleged to be falling down.

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  • Thanks yous from a family, Chamber

    Thanks, from the family

    The family of John Rutledge thanks each person who participated in the planning and presentation of the dedication of the Bronson High School football field to John Rutledge.

    Anyone who knew him knows that he was a sportsaholic and would have been so proud of this honor.

    A special thanks to Supt. Bob Hastings, School Board, especially Cameron Asbell, Mr. John Lott, the staff at BHS and many others. Bronson High will always be in our hearts.

    Thanks, from the Chamber

  • Thank you from the candidates

    From Chad Johnson:

  • Buying the baby

    I am guessing it was almost a year ago when the city was in the throes of its strapped financial situation and two new commission members were warming their seats that Fire Chief James Harris gave a speech on the history of Chiefland Fire Rescue, a story of small town volunteerism.

    Then he wrapped it up with a few selected bits of data and said moving forward the city would have to decide whether it wanted a volunteer organization or a paid, professional city department.

  • A tangled web of issues

    I was going through copies of all my old editorials, (and there were quite a few) and to my surprise, most of the topics could have been written concerning the same problems Florida faces today!

    Environmental issues, conservation of water supplies, population growth, tourism, jobs, education and the big mirage (should I even mention it) the hospital!

    Oh, there were others, too many to mention.

  • We ruin public schools by holding back money, imposing demands

    By Marc Yacht

    ContexTFlorida

    Lee County must be commended for the courage to “just say no” to high-stakes testing.  Last week, the Lee County School Board voted to end all state-required testing in the county’s public schools.

    They have had enough with the Common Core agenda pushed by computer corporations and the Gates Foundation.