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August 8, 2018 To the editor: The algal blooms have ravished Lake Okeechobee, the St. Lucie River and our Caloosahatchee River. This has been going on for about 44 years with some saying 50 years. more »»

A lesson in common sense

August 1, 2018 To the editor: If you have a rattlesnake on the property, you get rid of it. If you have a mad dog on your property, you get rid of it. If your car is defective, you have it fixe. more »»

Lake O releases and reservoir

August 1, 2018 To the editor: I was dismayed to see Sen. Bill Nelson’s picture on the front page of your paper next to the headline about “Lake O.”  What’s he done about it? I moved to Florida in 1987. more »»

Don’t we count?

August 1, 2018 To the editor: We live in a world today filled with dangerous infections, viruses, chemicals, and poisonous compounds. We have to be careful of everything we eat and come in contact with. more »»

Guest Comment: ‘Get the water right’ at the ballot box

July 25, 2018 The harmful blue green algae bloom that has plagued Lee County waters is directly attributable to irresponsible government oversight on the timing and volume of water released from Lake Okeechobee... more »»

Thank you for supporting the 4th of July activities

July 25, 2018 To the editor: Again, American Legion Post 136 sponsored the 2018 4th of July festivities starting with the parade and ending with the fireworks. more »»

Open letter to Sen. Rubio regarding Lake Okeechobee

July 25, 2018 To the editor: Thank you for your detailed response and your awareness of the history of the issue. more »»

Mitigate algae at its source

July 25, 2018 To the editor: Area newspapers, TV stations, radio broadcasts and more to date are providing excellent coverage of the algae/green slime situation in our local waterways. more »»

What are our fundamental values?

July 18, 2018 To the editor: We must stop making excuses for our government leaders twisting the fundamental values of our nation by clearly standing up and rejecting the expressions of hatred, bigotry and the... more »»

Mourning the passing of Karl Wickstrom

July 18, 2018 To the editor: We should all mourn the recent passing of marine conservationist Karl Wickstrom, founder of Florida Sportsman magazine and inspirational leader in the effort to restore our rivers,... more »»

Where has common courtesy gone?

July 18, 2018 To the editor: On Saturday morning I went for my usual “morning walk.” The neighborhood is rather isolated and usually the only vehicles one might encounter are those of the residents. more »»

'The Green River'

July 11, 2018 To the editor: We have returned from a month sailing in the Bahamas. The waters were gorgeous there. more »»

The youth of today

July 11, 2018 To the editor: On July 3rd I was shopping at the Dollar General Store on Pine Island when two young men brought their Monster drinks to the cashier. Feeling flush, I paid for them. They thanked me. more »»

Change needed

July 11, 2018 To the editor: In several months we will have the opportunity to become involved in one of the most important rights that have been bestowed on citizens, the right to vote. more »»

A second chance for Lucy

July 4, 2018 To the editor Pine Island is well known for its beauty and charm, as well as for its neighborly residents and a strong sense of community. This past Father’s Day, on a visit to my dad’s St. more »»

Restore truth to public discourse

July 4, 2018 To the editor: Iva Toguri, sometimes known as Tokyo Rose, was only the seventh person in the U.S. convicted of treason. more »»

Guest Comment: Better schools are a community effort

June 27, 2018 Dear friends of education: Education is a dynamic process, the economic driver for the community, the equalizer, the energizer! School Board members make a commitment to set policy, oversee... more »»

Herd of Moose?

June 27, 2018 To the editor: The Pine Island Moose began in Matlacha in 1984 at what is now the Blue Dog. In 1986 they bought the property where the Lodge now sits. more »»

Helping your pet deal with the lights and noise of Fourth of July fireworks

June 27, 2018 To the editor, With the Fourth of July rapidly approaching, Phantom Fireworks would like to remind our friends and customers that some pets adversely react to the lights and noise of fireworks. more »»

Guest Comment: County funding and school resource officer mandate

June 20, 2018 Our community has proved time and again that we will stand together to face a challenge or provide a need. more »»



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