Today's Letters: Hickory Hill loss sad for residents

Published May 4, 2007

How sad. Our Hernando County commissioners had a chance to show how to regulate responsible growth, which could benefit both developers and residents. Instead, they approved a megadevelopment well outside the scope of our comprehensive plan.

Why couldn't Sierra Properties have accepted the number of homes that fit into our current plan? They didn't have to. They asked for the sun, moon and the stars, and the county commissioners handed them over.

The commissioners said over and over how development was going to come anyway. Didn't they realize they held the power to regulate that growth?

There seems to be no chance left for the "little man" trying to preserve our "old Florida" way of life. Hickory Hill's team of high-paid attorneys and lobbyists won. Future generations of Hernando County residents lost.

Nancy Jergins, Brooksville


Watch campaign contributions

I have a few words for the county commissioners in regard to their votes on Hickory Hill:

"Money talks."

To the residents of our community, watch the campaign contributions next election.

Gerald Todoroff, Brooksville


Dining out can be frustrating 

Actions after racial insult give us hope April 27, Andrew Skerritt column

Apparently, we are worlds apart on this, and I am not sure exactly what Skerritt's definition of "kids will be kids" is, but in my day (as a child) when my siblings and I were lucky enough to dine out with my parents and grandparents, we were all quiet and well-mannered.

I do frequent enough dining establishments today to know this is no longer the case. Parents have the idea that it is perfectly acceptable to bring their little darlings out to dinner, unleash them on other diners and the wait staff, and then proceed to ignore them for the rest of their dining experience. Most other diners, me included, are not amused by this all-too-common occurrence.

Although I am not giving this guy a pass on the "porch monkey" comment, I certainly can understand his frustration with his dining experience. I don't care what color the "porch monkeys" are.

Charles A. Poppelreiter, Hudson


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