+ Colonel Bustle is an honorable man
As a combat veteran I appreciate the piece you wrote about Colonel Bustle, a man I have the upmost respect for. Larry Bustle is one of the most honorable men I have ever met in my life.
Thank you for standing up and doing the right thing.
John R. Barnott, director
Building and Development Services
Manatee County government
+ No new taxes just smoke and mirrors
I read with great interest the headlines in Thursday, June 7 edition of the East County Observer — County proposes no tax increases. As I continued to page 9A, all of a sudden the no increase in taxes becomes a 3% increase in the rate! Now if that is not an increase, I must be missing something. Let’s ask Ed Hunzeker and the Manatee County commissioners to take a 3% decrease in salary.
Now, mind you, because an increase of 3% is really not and increase, then the reciprocal being a 3% decrease would not really be seen as a decrease if we follow the same logic here.
Now really, Mr. Hunzeker, you should really consider going to work with David Copperfield — you know smoke and mirrors.
G. Byron Kenworthy, Bradenton
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Hat's off to Dee Pelton, volunteers
Dee Pelton held a luncheon that will be tough to top.
Youth sailors descend on City Island
Approximately 250 people hit the water Saturday, April 20 through Sunday, April 21, for Sailfest. The regatta, Sarasota Youth Sailing's biggest fundraiser of the year, included four classes of competition — Optimus, 420, Laser and Multi-hull — and a barbecue feast.
Book club sunsets for the season
The Sunset Beach Book Club, in its 10th year, ended this season with a luncheon and discussion of the book “Gone Girl,” by Gillian Flynn, April 18, at Lazy Lobster. Discussion moderator was Ricki Carroll. Together, the group read five books this season.