• 04/18/2019 Letters to the Editor

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    Denial is simply ‘BANANAs’

    I am writing this letter to voice my disappointment of the city council for refusing to change the land use designation back to the original land use designation it had when the owners purchased the property.

  • 06/07/2018 Letters to the Editor

    Deal could become sticky, costly

    Where in the RSPOA governing documents does it state a specific percentage required to increase the Annual Assessments above 3 percent? How was it determined that 50 percent plus one vote of a required quorum would suffice to pass such a vote? See CCRs, Article VI, Covenant for Maintenance Assessment, Sec. 5. (Ambiguous?)

  • 10/26/2017 Thank You Letter

    The Dunnellon Chamber & Business Association would like to extend a big thank you to the community for coming out to our 2017 Jazz Up Dunnellon Music Festival event this past Saturday in downtown Dunnellon. This event could not have been possible without the cooperation of many people and organizations, and we would like to take the time to thank everyone who helped make our night a huge success.

  • 10/12/2017 Letters to the Editor

    Politics support fire service change

    Now that our fire station and the wonderful service it provided over so many good years has been stolen by Walter Green and Rainbow Springs favorite darling Kathy Bryant, there may be an interesting benefit.

    In as much as the fire station represented better than 20 percent of the city budget, just plain logic tells us that Mayor Green should be pushing to reduce staff salaries by better than 20 percent; 20 percent less responsibility equals 20 percent less work.

  • 10/05/2017 Letters to the Editor

    Kiwanis Club seeks new members

    To improve the lives of children, the Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon is organizing an Open House membership campaign. This event will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Dunnellon Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. Refreshments will be served.

    Membership in our Kiwanis Club will give you the chance to meet other local business people and concerned community leaders. It will also give you the opportunity to change our community — one child at a time.

  • 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.