Letters to the Editor

Vanishing property rights in Orange Beach

Editor: Power corrupts, goes the old saw. Taking away residents’ property rights is the new infatuation, firstly with short-term rentals in residential areas, lastly with property condemnations, acquiring land for the proposed...

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Something about Troy

Editor: In the July 17, 2018, Republican runoff for the office of Attorney General of Alabama, I believe it is important for the citizens of Alabama to be reminded of the history of one of the two candidates whose names will...

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Shortchanged again

Editor: Do we in Southwest Alabama matter? With the latest slap in the face from Goat Hill regarding no new rail service, all the way to the flat-out, high-noon robbery of the BP funds, what in the hell is going on? Regarding...

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Cast specious squabbling aside

Rob: Thank you for your clear-headed commentary about distinguishing [the important issues that ought to influence our governance decisions] from [shiny objects that serve to distract us from these issues]. Yes. Let’s grow up a...

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Rational perspective

Editor: How absolutely refreshing and inspiring to see a rational, realistic perspective on the differences between the Waffle House and Starbucks incidents (Going Postal, “Just do what you’re told,” June 6-12). Mr. Mitchell...

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See what’s coming

Editor: The citizens of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Destin, Florida, were bushwhacked. They never saw it coming. Or did they? Ongoing costs of residential growth outpacing adequate infrastructure development are real to...

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Just do what you’re told

Editor: The matter of the Saraland Waffle House is similar to the Starbucks incident in only one way — the police were called. Surrounding the call to police at Starbucks were circumstances different from those at the Saraland...

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Feeling swampy

Dear Rob and Ashley: It only took Mayor Simpson one term to join the “Mobile Swamp.” Our district attorney, along with the mayor, was able to convince the higher courts that she needed extra funds to run an obviously inept...

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No solutions

Editor: I read with interest the letter from mayors Tony Kennon (Orange Beach) and Robert Craft (Gulf Shores) about another bridge onto Pleasure Island. As a full-time resident of Orange Beach, I hear conversations about this...

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