Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

‘Slightly’ wrong term to describe radioactive waste

While I thank Ms. Claire Aronson and Ms. Janelle O’Dea for their article “Mosaic asks county to postpone mine hearing,” I ask that they please be very careful, as Herald newspaper reporters, with the use of adjectives. Specifically stating the adjective “slightly” when referring to Mosaic’s dumping of radioactive water is downplaying the issue.

Letters to the Editor

Protect people: ban gun-free zones

The terrorists read the sign on the wall at the Crossroads Mall: “Gun Free Zone, No Firearms or Illegal Weapons Allowed." Well, I guess they did not obey the sign and went on a rampage believing nobody would have a gun, giving them the advantage.

Letters to the Editor

Mining hearing delay predictable

It’s with no surprise that Mosaic postponed the hearing with the Manatee County commission to request mining in East Manatee especially after that disastrous leak of 200 million gallons of “slightly radioactive” water at its Mulberry facility, which may contaminate the drinking water of a large part of Florida.

Letters to the Editor

Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key can do better on stormwater drainage

Many years ago, I went before the Manatee Planning Department (MPD) to suggest a separate light be placed below the present traffic lights at 75th Street North and Manatee Avenue West and Cortez Road to alert drivers if a bridge to the island is closed to then use the other bridge. These lights can also be used if for some reason extra — traffic on the island is in peril, such as flooding, etc.

Letters to the Editor

No tolerance for disrespect for flag

I am a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving back in the early 1960s. Back then, before each day started in high school and grade school, we all stood with right hands on our hearts and recited the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag.

Letters to the Editor

Mosaic gypsum stack sink hole exposes a wrong

The recent massive Mosaic gypsum stack sinkhole that sent at least 215 million gallons of contaminated water into the Florida aquifer should have been front page news in Sunday’s Bradenton Herald. Instead, the information, such as it was, was found on the second page of the B section of the paper.

Letters to the Editor

Clean up messes in shopping carts

A letter in the Sept. 15th Bradenton Herald seemed to express concern about letting dogs ride in grocery carts. Perhaps other people don’t like the dogs in carts either but I see nothing wrong with it as long as the dog’s owner doesn’t leave the cart messed up.

Videos

Tony Segreto inducts Ray Bellamy into FHSAA hall of fame

Tony Segreto, who covered Ray Bellamy at WTVJ in Miami, gave a speech Sunday in Gainesville to induct the Bradenton native into the Florida High School Athletic Association hall of fame.
Bradenton Herald David Wilson
Tony Segreto inducts Ray Bellamy into FHSAA hall of fame 4:25

Tony Segreto inducts Ray Bellamy into FHSAA hall of fame

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Evolution of a Game: Arnold Palmer

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Bradenton man's 'Glock fishing' video goes viral on YouTube

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Red tide in Manatee and Sarasota counties has tourists 'irritated'