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July 6, 2016 To the editor: Dear friends of Pine Island and Matlacha, As residents of our beautiful Islands, we are surrounded by water. more »»

Time to man — and woman — up

June 29, 2016 To the editor: Obama’s speech on the massacre in Orlando falls short on any real meaning. more »»

Mindless name calling and factual errors

June 29, 2016 To the editor: It’s kind of sad in a way how political discourse has degenerated into mindless name calling and factual error. Mr. Healy’s letter perfectly demonstrates that. more »»

It is all about the water folks...

June 29, 2016 To the editor: We just need to throw all of our elected officials out and not listen to them at all. They will only lie to save their jobs. more »»

Teachers teach …

June 29, 2016 To the editor: An answer to Ed McCoy, Bokeelia Teaching the difference between right and wrong starts at birth with parents and family. more »»

The issue is terrorism, not guns

June 29, 2016 To the editor: All of the people who are crying “take away the right to own guns” should think before they act. more »»

Guest Opinion: When we needed it most, the world came to Orlando’s aid

June 29, 2016 More than a week ago, 49 souls were stolen from Orlando, murdered in an unimaginable act of terror. Hundreds more were injured or witnessed unthinkable violenc. more »»

Do we need Fire Station #4?

June 22, 2016 To the editor: Our Fire Board has asked for and won a recent tax increase. They stated a need for equipment and other rising costs. This is a suggestion to save costs of the new building (est. more »»

Eat the invaders

June 22, 2016 To the editor: Lionfish can have negative effects on the overall reef habitat as they can eliminate species that serve important ecological roles such as fish that keep algae in check on the reefs. more »»

Re: Multi-Use Path from Veterans to Stringfellow

June 22, 2016 To the editor: On Tuesday, June 14, several community leaders attended a meeting with Commis-sioner Manning to enlist his support for a multi-use path from Veterans/Burnt Store Road, through... more »»

Hats off gentlemen... and ladies too

June 15, 2016 To the editor: I am writing today because when I attended the Memorial Day service I was stunned to see how many gentlemen (and ladies with ball caps) did not remove their hats during the Pledge of... more »»


June 15, 2016 To the editor: When Ms. more »»

A very special elected official

June 15, 2016 To the editor: Lee County Commissioner, Cecil Pendergrass, has earned our respect and our absolute appreciation. Prior to serving as a Lee County commissioner, Mr. more »»

Trump’s flame out

June 15, 2016 To the editor: One of the letters I’ve sent in on my never Trump campaign ended with a statement of “when the Trump movement flames out what a beautiful light show it will be. more »»

Guest Commentary: U.S. Sugar ad ignores missing piece of the puzzle

June 8, 2016 U.S. Sugar has placed several full-page newspaper advertisements reporting the “facts” about moving Lake Okeechobee water south. more »»

Guest Commentary: Congressman not ‘fixin’’ water woes

June 8, 2016 In his recent editorial, “Real Progress Made In Reducing Water Pollutants,” Congressman Tom Rooney suggests that this year’s wettest dry season, since 1932, has magnified a long standing grievance... more »»

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 136 wins awards

June 8, 2016 To the editor: On Saturday, May 21, a few of our members went to Punta Gorda to the Constitutional Conference for the purpose of receiving awards and vote for a new District 13 president. more »»

Sea of political deception, distortion

June 8, 2016 To the editor: It was no surprise to read U.S. Sugar VP Bubba Wade’s recent commentary in support of Congressman Tom Rooney, when I questioned the Congressman’s commitment to Everglades restoration. more »»

Time for a change

June 8, 2016 To the editor: This week Lee County’s water resources are once again overwhelmed with the destructive effects of Big Sugar pollution, aided and abetted by the many politicians who need Sugar money t... more »»



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