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Thanks to everyone for supporting the 2017 FISH Christmas Basket Brigade

December 20, 2017 To the editor: I want to take this opportunity to thank our fellow islanders, organizations, businesses and churches that supported the annual FISH Christmas Basket Brigade. more »»

Beacon of HOPE’s 8th Annual Holiday House a success

December 20, 2017 To the editor: Once again the Beacon of HOPE light is shining brightly! The 8th Annual Holiday House had record attendance and our profits were the best yet. more »»

Invest in the future; invest in solar

December 20, 2017 To the editor: Legislation will be introduced in the upcoming legislative session in the state of Florida to ban fracking. This includes acid matrix stimulation. more »»

Thanks to all who made library book sale a success

December 13, 2017 To the editor: The Friends of the Pine Island Library would like to thank all of the volunteers who helped with the Book Sale. Once again, our book trailer and a special garage in St. more »»

Donations to Beacon of Hope appreciated

December 13, 2017 To the editor: As the holidays approach and another year draws to a close, we reflect on both our accomplishments and things left undone. more »»

Fire Department Tree Lighting

December 13, 2017 To the editor: We would like to invite the community to our annual Christmas Tree Lighting. The event will be held Friday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m., at Station 1, which is at The Center. more »»

Re: The Greg Stuart Pine Island Incorporation Study Committee letter of resignation

December 13, 2017 To the editor: Though I have been actively following the incorporation study and various public communications, I have not at all been active in attending the Study Committee meetings. more »»

A great Veterans Day on the island

December 6, 2017 To the editor: What a great Veterans Day we had on Pine Island. There was the birthday party at the American Legion for the U.S. Marine Corps with a cake-cutting and songs ending the party. more »»

Not a new concept

December 6, 2017 To the editor: “America first” is not new. Certainly it is not a Trump original. In fact, nothing much is original from Trump. Do some research; you will probably find the source as Nazi sympathizers. more »»

How to know if tax reform helps you

December 6, 2017 To the editor: The Big Slash — Corporations drop from a rate of 35 percent to 20 percent. more »»

Guest Commentary: Where is the legislative accountability for their votes?

November 29, 2017 What many believe to be the most egregious legislation ever passed by the Florida Legislature disguised as an “education bill,” House Bill 7069 is set to begin wreaking havoc on Florida’s Public... more »»

Kneeling in protest is about civil rights, not disrespecting the military

November 29, 2017 To the editor: That’s it! I can no longer sit quietly by and let these diatribes against our First Amendment continue unchallenged. more »»

A matter of priority

November 29, 2017 To the editor: All of Lee County: “Tourism gets a boost,” Lee County Commissioners “will make the call,” Tourism council endorses $700,000 in additional spending to increase awareness of beaches, .. more »»

All volunteer military fosters problems

November 29, 2017 To the editor: The nation is recovering from a violent episode initiated by an ex-airman. The 26-year-old man was discharged in 2014 with bad conduct discharge. more »»

Guest Commentary: Offshore drilling is not a fit for Florida

November 22, 2017 Offshore drilling and related activities, including seismic testing, have no place in the Eastern Gulf. more »»

Our incorporated "Village" will need more than anticipated

November 22, 2017 To the editor: As soon as the “Village” is incorporated, all Lee County contracted services will be null and void. more »»

An opinion on incorporation

November 22, 2017 To the editor: Today's (11-15) Pine Island Eagle delivered to my door contains a front page quotation in which I am quoted as supporting incorporation. I never gave that quotation to the paper. more »»

Greater Pine Island Civic Association meeting

November 15, 2017 To the editor: An over capacity number of citizens attended last night's meeting at the Elks lodge in Bokeelia. President Woods opened the meeting. more »»

Setting the record straight on incorporation

November 15, 2017 To the editor: There have been a few letters over the summer and this fall that have given the wrong impression on our need to incorporate. Hopefully this letter will set the record straigh. more »»

Some thoughts on incorporation

November 15, 2017 To the editor, Some thoughts to share on the potential incorporation of Matlacha and Pine Island: 1. more »»



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