Letters: State Road 7 extension is NIMBY for West Palm mayor


SR 7 extension is

NIMBY for mayor

Regarding The Post article, “West Palm cost to fight State Road 7 extension tops $2M” (Sunday): I chuckle each time I hear that Mayor Jeri Muoio’s worry is the protection of Grassy Waters Preserve. Everyone knows that she lives in Ibis and just doesn’t want the road in her backyard.

Everyone should go to Google Earth and look at how Ibis is built out of the Water Catchment Area. Note places like Sparrow Hawk Drive and all of the waterways that are directly connected to Grassy Waters.

You may not see a water connection, but Darcy’s Law, which describes how waters travel through porous media, shows that those waters flow out of Ibis and into Grassy Waters through the porous sands and limestones of this area.

Ibis and Mayor Muoio could begin to protect Grassy Waters if Ibis stopped all fertilization, pesticide applications and the like on their lawns and landscaping.

State Road 7 is needed for all of the central western communities, and it is needed yesterday.

Editor’s note: A spokeswoman for West Palm Beach said that Mayor Muoio no longer lives in the Ibis community.

WILLIAM LOUDA, LOXAHATCHEE GROVES

Drawbacks will keep

solar from mainstream

If “Solar power at last gets its time in the sun” (Monday), is any indication, it will be a long time before it’s a sizable source of power. According to the article, just 1 percent of FPL’s megawatt output is from solar.

Furthermore, it may never be a practical, economically feasible, major source of energy.

Unlike natural gas and nuclear power, which are concentrated generators of energy, solar, which requires thousands of glass panels, can be described as diluted. Half the state of Florida might have to be covered with them — at great cost — to generate all the power we need.

Moreover, solar power plants depend on natural gas to provide the steady, uninterrupted power customers require. They are not the pollution-free energy sources we thought would be the answer to our energy woes.

In short, solar power isn’t the panacea for our energy challenges environmentalists have been pushing for decades.

LAURA HENNING, PALM BEACH GARDENS

Teacher flap shows

America’s flaws

Congratulations to Superintendent Robert Avossa. He did just what every good school administrator is paid to do: he covered his and the school’s butts. (“Avossa strikes deal with Boca High teacher he tried to fire,” Tuesday)

Congratulations, too, to the girl’s mother: She threw someone who truly cared about her daughter under the bus.

When Samantha Major was lauded as the “New Teacher of the Year,” I am sure that Avossa relished in the glory that it shone upon “his” school. When she overextended herself in trying to help a troubled child, she was fired because she exposed the school to a possible lawsuit.

No wonder America is going down the tubes.

DAVID CARMODY, GREENACRES

Cut Trump some

slack when he’s here

Remember when Mr. Jack Kennedy was president? He wasn’t down here quite so often but I thought he was a fantastic president and we built a shelter for him on Peanut Island that you can still visit.

No one complained back then. We were proud to protect our president.

Bill Clinton used to come down, too, to play golf.

I am proud to say we need to protect President Donald Trump.

I thought the world of President Kennedy. People who went to St. Edward’s left them alone for the service, which I thought was so sincere. President Trump is trying to do the same, but times have changed with terrorist threats. Hopefully, when they get the helicopter pad built, people will settle down.

SHIRLEY NEWTON, PALM BEACH GARDENS



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