• 08/31/2017 Letters to the Editor

    Same old song, dance and party

    If you have been following the exploits of your local City Council and administration, you have probably heard recently of the invitation-only party held for the promotion of your City Clerk to City Administrator. You’ve possibly seen the mayor’s letter soliciting city vendors to pay for the party.

    As mayor of the city during arguably the most challenging years of its history, it was more than curious why I wasn’t invited to said party. I find this very telling.

  • 08/10/2017 Letters to the Editor

    Paper plays vital role in community

    Last week’s Riverland News had a very informative front page report about the possible sale of the city’s utilities. Where would the general public in the Dunnellon area get factual reporting on current events concerning Dunnellon without the Riverland News?

  • 08/03/2017 Letters to the Editor

    Stories are attacks on officials

    The small town of Dunnellon is very rich in history, heritage and culture. Many of the founding father’s families still reside here. The Riverland News, a weekly newspaper owned by Landmark Community Newspapers, states at the top: “A Newspaper Built on Community Pride.”

  • 04/28/2016 Letters to the Editor

    Facts might have helped

    This is the text of an unsigned note left on the door handle of my Toyota when I was parked at the Dunnellon Library.
    “Profits from what you are driving go overseas. Buy American names. You should be ashamed of yourself. Traitor.”
    Apparently, this person does not know that Toyota is a publicly traded company, which means people from around the world, pension funds, foundations and others invest and share the profits.

  • 01/28/2016 Letters to the Editor

    City should repay loan to utility customers in full
    The city should repay what it owes to the water and sewer utility funds. On Nov. 13, 2013, then-Mayor Fred Ward signed a resolution authorizing an interfund loan of $1,478,430 from the water and sewer funds to the Greenlight fund. According to the resolution, the loan was to be repaid in its entirety by 2017. There was even an interest rate of .01 percent applied to this loan.

  • 01/14/2016 Letters to the Editor

    Residents shouldn’t foot the bill
    I had the misfortune of attending a meeting Jan. 8 at St. John’s Catholic Church held by and rented by a Mr. Eddie Ray.
    After listening to more than an hour of complete jibber jabber, the floor was finally opened for questions. Since most of the community was at that meeting, I will not bore you with the details on how it all went. However, there are some things that are of deep concern to me.

  • 01/07/2016 Letters to the Editor

    Maybe resident will try for spot on Council
    In response to Mr. Rick Hancock’s guest column in the Dec. 31 edition, it states more real truth about the city. His column could have really been copied and pasted each year for the past three years. His bio at the bottom shows he has the credentials to validate he knows what he is talking about. Many others have tried to spread the same message, without much resolve.

  • 12/31/2015 Letters to the Editor

    Safety is essential in gun ownership
    Editor’s Note: This in response to Mr. Barry Williams’ Letter to the Editor on Dec. 24 in the Riverland News.
    I’ve always heard there are liars, damned liars, fibbers and those who like to stretch the truth. And I think, judging from the recent letters by Mr. (Steven) Schlei and (Barry) Williams discussing the pros and cons of gun control, both seem opinionated and kindly fall in the latter category.

  • 12/24/2015 Letters to the Editor

    Fire, police departments saved letter writer
    They did it again. They saved my life!
    Dunnellon Fire Rescue and Officer James Roberts of the Dunnellon Police Department went way beyond the call of duty.
    Not to mention my three angels — Mary, Andie and Bonnie. Their generosity is beyond belief.
    We are blessed in this town for giving people.
    My profound thanks.
    Carol E. Nott,

    Balancing budgets, and accusations

  • 12/17/2015 Letters to the Editor

    Leave personal agendas at front door of City Hall
    As a past councilman, I’d like the current Council to understand that Dawn Bowne is the most effective, most professional and has the most integrity of any Dunnellon city employee I’ve ever encountered. And I might add Bowne is the most loyal public employee to the city of Dunnellon that we have.
    Her knowledge, expertise, and work ethic is exemplary….and her integrity is beyond reproach.
    Surely, as a council member you can leave your personal agendas at the door of City Hall, and focus on doing the publics’ business….and not your own.