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Frustrated Villagers want answers about COVID-19 testing site at the polo fields

Consternation boiled over this week as exasperated Villagers sought answers about the UF Health Coronavirus drive-through testing site at the polo fields.

Letters

Your dog is your responsibility

A Village of Bonnybrook resident urges her fellow Villagers to take responsibility for the dogs.

Amenity fees and the right thing to do

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Fernandina resident offers an idea about what should be done about the collection of amenity fees.

Around Florida

DeSantis vows fixes to online system overwhelmed by unemployment claims

Gov. Ron DeSantis has announced plans to rapidly repair the online system Floridians are using to file for unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 crisis.

Obituaries

Richard B. Dodge

As the City of St. Petersburg (FL) administrator, Rick Dodge led the efforts to attract the Salvador Dali Museum, a major league baseball park, and win an expansion franchise, the Tampa Bay Rays.

Health

Singer-songwriter David Olney died onstage of heart attack

The death of singer-songwriter David Olney, who suffered a heart attack and died while performing onstage, reminds us of the value of knowing CPR. Dr. Gabe Mirkin offers his thoughts.

Business

Wal-Mart limiting number of customers inside stores amid COVID-19 outbreak

A major chain store with locations in and around The Villages has made a sweeping change that will impact customers amid the Coronavirus outbreak.

Trump is a clear and present danger to all Villagers

Miles Zaremski

There have been other Letters to the Editor on Trump, pro and con, so I hope I am not repeating what any of their authors had to say. 

Yes, we have read opinions about his incompetency or that he is the best thing since sliced bread (to which this author will NEVER subscribe), but, now, Trump has become a clear and present danger to all Villagers and The Villages as the largest retirement community of its type nationwide.

What, you say, how can that be said of Trump? 

Am I being blasphemous to his voting base here? Within the last 24 hours, Trump said he does not want “the cure to be worse than the problem,” meaning next week he will determine whether or not the social distancing rule of no more than 10 folks congregating and at a distance of six feet should continue.

This is despite ALL medical experts telling us (rightfully) to the contrary. Even Trump mouthing these words should be frightening to every American. And when Trump said what he said, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the lead infectious disease expert, was MIA at Trump’s presser Monday.  Some credible reporting indicates Trump is growing thin with Dr. Fauci. This just points to Trump’s instability, since his words apply to any Villager, regardless of political stripe. Even within Trump’s minion group is a thought about maybe grandparents should sacrifice for their grandkids. What does that mean, that we (most of us in The Villages by average age) should die so that are young relatives can live? 

And other credible reporting indicates a man has now died from taking Choroquine, the drug Trump hyped the other day.  Keep also in mind that Boris Johnson of the UK announced that he is locking down his entire country out of fear the virus will spread.  It is high time that we Americans in The Villages rise up and defy Trump and his thinking when it comes to OUR health and safety.  It comes first before the economy.

Miles Zaremski is a resident of the Village of Dunedin.

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Richard B. Dodge

As the City of St. Petersburg (FL) administrator, Rick Dodge led the efforts to attract the Salvador Dali Museum, a major league baseball park, and win an expansion franchise, the Tampa Bay Rays.

Frustrated Villagers want answers about COVID-19 testing site at the polo fields

Consternation boiled over this week as exasperated Villagers sought answers about the UF Health Coronavirus drive-through testing site at the polo fields.

Fenney food truck to re-open weeks after numerous violations

A food truck is returning to serve residents of the Village of Fenney after an inspection last month turned up several health code violations.

No tee times after 4 p.m. at any golf course in The Villages

Starting Wednesday, April 8, all Championship and Executive Golf Courses will close at 4 p.m. following the last tee time.

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Fenney food truck to re-open weeks after numerous violations

A food truck is returning to serve residents of the Village of Fenney after an inspection last month turned up several health code violations.

No tee times after 4 p.m. at any golf course in The Villages

Starting Wednesday, April 8, all Championship and Executive Golf Courses will close at 4 p.m. following the last tee time.

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Opinions

Dr. Trump hawks outlandish ideas

Villager Miles Zaremski, writing in an Op-Ed, says Dr. Trump is hawking some outlandish ideas and what hangs in the balance is only our lives.

Crime

Wildwood police seeking help in locating stolen older-model Chevy pickup

Wildwood police officers are searching for a pickup truck that was stolen in the city recently.

Belleview man popped on multiple drug charges after ramming deputy’s patrol vehicle

A Belleview man was arrested Monday night after fleeing from Marion County sheriff’s deputies and then ramming into a patrol vehicle.