+ Olson, Luckner earn resident’s commendation
I wish to commend Walt Olson, vice president of the Siesta Key Condominium Council, and Catherine Luckner, president of the Siesta Key Association, for their tireless work to make Siesta Key safer for pedestrians.
Crosswalks on Midnight Pass Road and a reduction of the speed limit to 30 mph on Beach Road, between Siesta Village and the Midnight Pass Road intersection, are steps in the right direction.
However, Sarasota County and Florida Department of Transportation officials still don’t understand that there must be an adequate traffic signal at the Beach Road intersection with Beach Way.
I also commend the Pelican Press for its expert reporting of the news related to traffic issues on the Key.
Joseph F. Barresi
+ Fitzgerald story biased
I am disappointed, but not surprised, that the Pelican Press, aka Observer, would run a lopsided story such as the article, “Candidate Fitzgerald: Can he teach and run?” in the Feb. 23 edition. The story is based on the opinion of one New College trustee, John Saputo, a frequent contributor to Vern Buchanan, who Mr. Fitzgerald happens to be running against in this year’s congressional election. The story is clearly an opinion piece and should have been run on the editorial page rather than being disguised as news.