Letters to the Editor

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Letters to the Editor

Little hope for veterans at AFRH

There appears to be little hope for military veteran residents of the Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH) who are being forced out. Despite an aggressive letter-writing campaign by residents of the Home in Gulfport, and Washington, D.C., and numerous calls for help — the recent announced massive fee increase is still on track for October.

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Where is the outcry on AFRH increases?

When was the last time your landlord or mortgage lender raised your monthly rent 50 percent? How about a mortgage increase of over $500 a month ? That is what I and almost 1,000 fellow veterans and retirees face at the Armed Forces Retirement homes effective on Oct. 1.

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Biloxi, do something to stop speeders

While I am not a full-time resident of Biloxi, I own a home on east Howard Avenue and pay taxes accordingly. However, I am unable to vote. On three occasions I have expressed my concern about the excessive speed of cars traveling on Howard Avenue. There is no stop sign from Main to Oak in both directions.

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Retired veterans are being forced out at AFRH

I am one of the retired enlisted veterans living here at Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport and I am angry and disappointed over what is happening here. I feel that those of us who are having a hard time making ends meet are being forced out of our homes in order to open the facility to those more fortunate.

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How bad does speeding have to get on my street?

After numerous requests for help from the Gulfport Police Department to address the constant speeders driving ridiculously fast past my downtown residence, I was finally directed to a supervisor who informed me that they are too short staffed to assign any officers from the traffic division to this area.

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Highway walls help with noise and safety

Prior to my trip to California, there had been some questions about the proposed wall along I-10 in the vicinity of Diamondhead. While in Los Gatos, California, I saw firsthand a portion of a highway wall, at the back yard of private property. The masonry wall reduces the noise level produced by vehicular traffic and in addition protects property from potential damage that could be caused by vehicles involved in traffic accidents. These walls are massive and high, perhaps 15 feet tall. When vegetation is allowed to cover the wall, noise suppression is enhanced considerably.

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‘Most illuminating’ article

Thank you for Tim Lockley’s article on fireflies, “Bringers of light” (3D, April 15). I am an avid fan of fireflies and thought I had read a great deal on them but Mr. Lockley’s article had additional facts I found “most illuminating.”

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AFRH rent increases are not leaving good options

Regarding the AFRH-Gulfport fee (rent) increase: While I absolutely 100 percent understand and agree a fee increase is necessary (for independent residents as of Oct. 1, from 40 percent to 60 percent of net income, with a maximum of $3,054 a month from a maximum of $1,458 a month) — my personal opinion is it’s absolutely draconian. Phase it in over two, three or more years. A magnificent deal for the money is going to become, at best, a less than OK one.

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Anger and lies

There is much going on in this world to be angry about, but our anger must be rightly focused, measured and righteous, with truthful responses made. On the other side, unbridled anger, baseless and unfounded in truth produces hatred and violence. It binds up resentment and bitterness in the person and blinds them to the rational, the reasonable. We see this anger regularly on the Hard Left.