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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 »»

Islanders need to continue Phil Buchanan's work

June 1, 2016 To the editor, I was shocked and saddened, as were many, by the passing of our great Pine Island guardian, Phil Buchanan. It is with a heavy heart I write this letter. more »»

Pendergrass should run for seat being vacated by Clawson

June 1, 2016 To the editor: Before I begin, I just want to take a moment to thank Congressman Curt Clawson (R-FL) for his service to Southwest Florida. more »»

Seek out the facts on water quality

June 1, 2016 To the editor: The Captains for Clean Water (CCW) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization whose only mission is to educate the people on the crisis and solution of our water in SW Florid. more »»

A fresh prospective for Lee County Commissioner

June 1, 2016 To the editor: The 2016 Election holds a promise of a new fresh prospective when it comes to electing a Lee County Commissioner for District 5. Lehigh's own Diane Zigrossi is that fresh prospective. more »»

Passing of a champion

May 25, 2016 To the editor: Phil Buchanan, champion of environmental and quality of life issues for Pine Island, Matlacha and our entire region, has passed away. more »»

Pine Island Food Pantry benefits from postal carriers food drive

May 25, 2016 To the editor: Again, the Pine Island mail carriers delivered. Over 5,000 pounds has been collected and still counting. more »»

We sadly bid Phil Buchanan a final farewell

May 25, 2016 To the editor: We sadly bid Phil Buchanan a final farewell. more »»

A tribute To Phil Buchanan

May 25, 2016 To the editor: Phil was a visionary toward maintaining and preserving what nature gave us on the island. more »»



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