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Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Leesburg Fire Rescue seeks FEMA grant to pay for respirators amid COVID-19

Leesburg commissioners gave their blessings Monday night for the city’s fire department to seek a grant to pay for personal protective equipment amid the COVID-19 crisis.

The Assistance to Firefighters Grant is available through FEMA and would be used to purchase 20 powered air-purifying respirators and filter cartridges. The grant would provide $25,272, or 90 percent of the cost of the equipment.

Leesburg’s cost would be $2,808, which is available in the city’s current budget, according to a memo from Dep. Fire Chief Joe Mera.

Marsha Shearer needs to stop drinking spiked Kool-aid!

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Buttonwood resident disagrees with Opinion writer Marsha Shearer’s assessment of politics.

We deserve a gate attendant in Dabney

A Village of Dabney resident contends that he and his neighbors deserve the safety and security of a gate attendant. Read his Letter to the Editor.

Oh no! Not pickup driving fishermen!

A resident of the Ellie Villas in the Village of Chitty Chatty has some observations about the “pickup truck guys” who have reportedly been fishing in The Villages.

Hate speech is coming from the evil side

A Village of Country Club Hills resident responds to a previous Letter to the Editor and offers his own theory about the source of hate speech in our country.

Linda Hallinan and DJT haters with TDS

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Fernandina resident offers a diagnosis of Trump Derangement Syndrome suffered by fellow residents.