Also in Letters to the Editor: Kudos to Palm Coast's first responders
School book banners are violating other parents' rights
Let's be clear, it isn't just about banning books, because a group with a particular viewpoint doesn't like them.
This is really about taking away parents' rights. If they get their way, individual parents won't be able to decide for themselves what their children can read. The group proposing the banning will have effectively taken that right away.
Perhaps if these individuals spent their time monitoring what their children read, they wouldn't have the time to pursue taking away someone else's rights.
Kudos to Palm Coast's first responders
Our emergency responders were on the streets of Palm Coast in the thick of storm Ian looking out for us and guarding us.
In July, our house in the W Section took a direct lightning hit. We were out to dinner, but upon our return about 7:30 p.m., we found smoke in the house and flames in the attic over our garage.
We called 911, and in four minutes Chief Berryhill’s teams began to arrive. Their response was nothing short of perfect. They cleared the affected area of our belongings, put the fire out, and cleaned up, all with minimal damage to the structure.
If it weren’t for the hole in the attic ceiling, one would never have known anything had happened, much less a fire. Everyone was the epitome of professionalism, kindness, and courtesy.
What could have been a very unpleasant evening was mitigated considerably by these wonderful people. Their dedication is most sincerely and enthusiastically appreciated. If you have a fire or an accident, have it here in Palm Coast. Your life will be the better for it.
Robert and Sarah Ulis