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Today's Opinions

  • School traffic concerns are real; action needed

    To the editor:

    As the class of WHS graduates heads off to new endeavors, let us consider the future graduates of our growing community. 

    Living in Williston since 1979, I have seen this sleepy rural town grow into a thoroughfare for traffic moving at a rapid clip through our town. 

    My current concern is the issue of CR316 from Alt27 to SR41. Our two newest schools are located on this crossroad. 

  • Category was missing

     To the editor: 

    Enjoyed reading the special section last week announcing the Readers’ Choice Awards. But there was one serious omission: No award for Best Newspaper.

    I’d like to nominate the Williston Pioneer.

    Perhaps nobody knows as well as I how hard Pioneer editor, Carolyn Ten Broeck, must work to get out the news every week. We should all appreciate what she does for the Williston community.

  • Thank goodness for Mississippi

    Ever since I wrote the column about the Mississippi Roast and The Carnivore things have been changing at Herding Cats Ranch. 

    Shortly after the roast debuted, The Carnivore told me to put together a French toast casserole, store it in the fridge, get a good night’s sleep and pull out my work boots, ‘ cause I was gonna need them.

    He meant that literally and figuratively. 

  • Pride begins at city hall

    If leadership begins at the top, then the drive to make Williston a more attractive city must begin at city hall.

    Civic groups and individuals alike have picked up the gauntlet to clean up Williston. Two of the city council's appointed committees, the Community Redevelopment Agency and Board of Adjustments and Code Enforcement have put in countless hours to make Williston better, prettier.

    And what has the council and staff done to beautify its own property?

  • Pride begins at city hall

    If leadership begins at the top, then the drive to make Williston a more attractive city must begin at city hall.

    Civic groups and individuals alike have picked up the gauntlet to clean up Williston. Two of the city council's appointed committees, the Community Redevelopment Agency and Board of Adjustments and Code Enforcement have put in countless hours to make Williston better, prettier.

    And what has the council and staff done to beautify its own property?

  • Friends of Williston Police say 'thanks'

    To the editor: 

    The Friends of Williston Police would like to thank the NRA Foundation for the generous donation of 12 Ruger target pistols and appropriate ammo for the purpose of training police and civilians, alike. The NRA Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the National Rifle Association and they contribute to efforts to advance the shooting sports.

  • Where is the justice for us?

    To the editor: 

    One question to those who want us to give up our right to bear arms...why do we, the common citizens, have to relinquish our right to protect and defend when those advocating this are surrounded by men and women armed to the hilt to protect them? 

    When President Obama, Hillary and Bill Clinton, Joe Biden and their families give up their secret service protection then they can speak for us.

  • Suggestions for I-75 relief

     To the editor:
       I have been watching the I-75 Relief hearings on The Florida Channel.

     The idea of creating a “transportation corridor” to relieve traffic congestion on I-75 primarily in that section of I-75 from the intersection with the Florida Turnpike on through Alachua County has been the focus with a further sub focus on a better route from Tampa to Jacksonville.