Today's Opinions

  • 03/13/2014 Letters to the Editor

    City’s help for Boys & Girls Club appreciated
    I am a volunteer for the Boys & Girls Club in Dunnellon. The city of Dunnellon officials have been getting a lot of criticism.
    In contrast, I would like to thank them for the help they have given the club in order that the children of Dunnellon have a beautiful new facility available for spring break and into the future.
    Susan Hay,


  • 02/20/2014 Our Voice

    This whole saga surrounding the sale of the city’s telecommunications venture to Florida Cable isn’t just bizarre; it’s like a reality television show. We never know what to expect next, because at every turn some new twist
    Perhaps, if the City Council is tossing around ideas of developing new revenue streams it could consider making a pitch to cable networks for a reality-based televison show. If folks willingly tune into “Real Housewives,” they’d tune into Dunnellon City Council meetings on a regular basis.

  • 02/20/2014 The Other Guy, Jeff Bryan

    There’s been a lot of scuttlebutt the past few weeks; folks lamenting the negative aura clouding the city. It’s tough to ignore that the City Council has a tough road to hoe.

  • 02/13/2014 Letters to the Editor

    Bob Cubbage bio ‘simply amazing’
    Augie Salzer’s biographic overview of Bob Cubbage’s life and professional career in music, sound and now in video as a composer was simply amazing. I’ve had the pleasure of hearing this accomplished pianist perform and can attest that he is fascinating.
    Thanks for giving us this cover of appreciation for one of Dunnellon’s finest. Bravo to Mr. Cubbage.
    Ron McAndrew,

  • 02/13/2014 Our Voice

    The Dunnellon City Council wants to name a new full-time city manager.
    The problem, though, among elected officials about who to name to the top post and how best to go about it is at the center of debate.
    Mayor Nathan Whitt believes it’s a waste of time and money to post advertisements statewide seeking potential applicants who could come into right the sinking ship. He and other members of the Council have praised Eddie Esch, who’s served as interim city manager since Lisa Algiere’s abrupt departure more than eight months ago.

  • 01/30/2014 The Jersey Girl, Audrey Beem

    On Feb 2, more than a half century ago, in the town of Little Falls, N.J., a tiny groundhog namedAudrey was born.
    Now this groundhog was premature, so she had no eyebrows or eyelashes, or so I’m told anyway. My mother’s doctor asked if she’d like to wait until the following day to deliver me, but my mother said having her baby daughter born on Groundhog Day would not bother her at all.

  • 01/30/2014 Letters to the Editor

    America has lost another member of greatest generation
    Robert Kramer died Jan. 15 in Ocala. He was born Oct. 27, 1912, in Brooklyn, N.Y.; he was 101 when he died. Kramer lived in rural Dunnellon with his daughter, Dorothy, and son-in-law, LeRoy Conro.
    Mr. Kramer worked in Brooklyn as an engineer at a large manufacturing company. When Pearl Harbor was bombed, he wanted to help.

  • 01/30/2014 Guest Column, Burt Eno, Ph.D.