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Letters to the Editor

Thursday 10/04/2018
Op-Ed - Let’s Protect our South Dade Growers from Unfair Trade Practices

Last Sunday, the Administration submitted to Congress final text for its renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), or as President Trump prefers to call it USMCA (US-Mexico-Canada Agreement). The three countries are expected to sign the agreement by November 30th. Congress will then initiate its own process for considering the Administration’s signed agreement with Mexico and Canada sometime during the first half of 2019. Some provisions like digital commerce and environmental enforcements in the current agreement should be applauded, but some of the most contentious provisions like the sunset clause and auto rules of origin were certainly not what we were hoping for. In the initial phases of the renegotiation process, it seemed the Administration wanted to include a seasonality/perishable provision that would have provided our specialty crop growers in South Dade with the tools and protections they need to compete in a fair way. Unfortunately, they fell through on their promise to put Americans like specialty crop growers first.

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Sunday 09/30/2018
Letter to the Editor - Important Zoning Meeting

This Wednesday, October 3rd, the county commission will hold a meeting downtown in chambers beginning at 9:30. The name and I.D. number of the Application is Estates of Biscayne, LLC Z2017000169.

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Friday 08/24/2018
Op-Ed - Leave it to the STATES

For decades, the United States has debated cannabis. Whether it’s the medical benefits of the plant, the economic benefits it could have for legal, state-regulated small businesses, or the role legalization could have in product safety and combatting drug trafficking, this hot-button issue has attracted a great deal of discussion among the American people and their representatives at all levels of government.

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Support Local Leadership for State Post

Listen up friends. This is only a once in a lifetime that we have the opportunity to elect a person from this area to represent us in Tallahassee as the Commissioner of Agriculture, Mayor Jeff Porter. We need Mayor Jeff Porter, who is one of us who was born in Homestead and raised in the South Dade area, who knows our needs and will do what is best for us down here instead of someone else up the road who does not even know where Homestead and Florida City are. Mayor Jeff Porter cannot do it alone. He needs all of our help. He has kept his word on everything he has said and done.

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Thursday 08/23/2018
South Dade Needs Rail, Not Buses, To Ensure Future Economic Growth

I would suggest to run rail any farther southward past 152 Street would be a

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Friday 08/17/2018
OP-ED - Dolphin Protest Brings Division

When anyone living in and enjoying the freedoms given within the borders of the United States of America defiles,

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Monday 08/13/2018
Op-Ed: Rail Was Promised. Rail Should Be Delivered

Last month’s Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) meeting was, at best, disappointing. The TPO, made-up of Miami-Dade County Commissioners plus local elected officials, convened on July 19 to review and vote on a locally preferred mode of transit for the South Dade Corridor.

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Friday 08/10/2018
Rail was promised. Rail should be delivered.

Last month’s Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) meeting was, at best, disappointing. The TPO, made-up of Miami-Dade County Commissioners plus local elected officials, convened on July 19 to review and vote on a locally preferred mode of transit for the South Dade Corridor.

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Friday 07/13/2018
OP-ED: South Dade Needs Rail, Not More Buses, To Ensure Future Economic Growth

South Dade’s economic future is at stake next week when the County’s Transportation Planning Organization votes on a mode of transit for our community. Will it be the long- promised extension of rail or a quick fix that will operate more buses along the U.S. 1  corridor?

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Friday 06/15/2018
Letter to the Editor - Former Mayor Sincore weighs in on stadium

I want to compliment and congratulate the City Manager, the Mayor and Council members of Homestead for their decision to send out for bid consideration of removing the falling apart baseball stadium. As I understand, it would cost over $1,500,000 just to repair the roof, and an unknown amount in repairing and fixing up the old building plus about $500,000 just to maintain it every year.

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Letter to the Editor - This letter is in response to the front page article, "City Accepting Bids for Demolition of Homestead Sports Complex", June 1, 2018.

First, my questions. Why does it cost half a million dollars annually, $500,000, to maintain the existing building? Has the city actually been maintaining the

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Thursday 05/24/2018
Florida Farm Leader Reacts to Farm Bill Vote in the U.S. House

Florida Farm Bureau President John L. Hoblick issued this statement following last week’s action by the U.S. House of Representatives:

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MATT BECHERER - President, Homestead-Miami Speedway