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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: User experience shows roundabouts are a problem

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: User experience shows roundabouts are a problem

September 2, 2010

I come from Greater Boston metropolitan area, and I want to tell you from firsthand experience that these roundabouts are going to be a major problem for Sarasota.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: French language option in schools should be retained

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: French language option in schools should be retained

September 2, 2010

Riverview High School is phasing out its French language program, and this curriculum change should not be ignored.

OUR VIEW: The attack plan failed

OUR VIEW: The attack plan failed

August 26, 2010

The saying goes, "All is fair in love, war and politics." But as we have witnessed in this year’s Republican gubernatorial election, "fair" does not equate with right and proper, and it certainly doesn't equate with integrity.

OUR VIEW: Move the city's election date

OUR VIEW: Move the city's election date

August 19, 2010

Voter turnout has come to the forefront of Sarasota city politics, not because of next Tuesday's primary election, but because a group of engaged citizens frustrated with the city's lack of elected officials' leadership are convinced one of the cures is making it easier for voters to participate in the process.

MY VIEW: Why school accountability fails

MY VIEW: Why school accountability fails

August 19, 2010

The cuts in the Sarasota County School District's funding from the state and predictable tax hike by the School Board and school administration are the symptoms of a broad systemic breakdown in Florida education funding.

OUR VIEW: Elections 2010: We recommend …

OUR VIEW: Elections 2010: We recommend …

August 12, 2010

This is the year. These are the elections to sweep out the status quo and start anew. Stop doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

OUR VIEW: A change of view on exemptions

OUR VIEW: A change of view on exemptions

August 5, 2010

Our friends in the Sarasota business community are not going to like what you're about to read: Our inclination is to vote "no" on the Economic Development Ad Valorem (Property) Tax Exemptions on the Aug. 24 primary ballot in Sarasota County and the city of Sarasota.

OUR VIEW: Welcome to school board politics

OUR VIEW: Welcome to school board politics

July 29, 2010

Kathy James, a first-time candidate for public office, in this case for the Sarasota County School Board, has obtained quite a real-world education these past 14 years as the mother of four children. But not much of that experience prepared her for the sleaze she has trudged through while campaigning for office.

MY VIEW: Amendment 4 will stymie our economy

MY VIEW: Amendment 4 will stymie our economy

July 29, 2010

It's completely unrealistic to expect voters to understand the often-arcane issues in comp-plan amendments. That's why we elect representatives.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

July 29, 2010

The Sarasota Observer gives priority to letters of local interest and about local issues. The Observer will print all letters to the editor if it feels they are of general interest, but only if the letter is signed and the author's street address and phone number are given.



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