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Guest Commentary: Being helpful when you are feeling helpless

April 1, 2020 With anxiety and uncertainty, the signs of these modern times, the loss of control over the future may leave people feeling helpless or hopeless and wondering what they can do. more »»

Personal responsibility is paramount

April 1, 2020 To the editor: I am sharing a note I put together last week in an attempt to emphasize the need to exercise personal responsibility, follow the recognized medical experts' advice and to unite in... more »»

What are they thinking?

March 25, 2020 To the editor: I went to the store and found toilet paper is gone everywhere. I am told some people come in every morning to buy more when it is restocked. more »»

Many thanks to Operation Open Arms

March 25, 2020 To the editor: This letter is to let everyone know our appreciation for the non-profit group Operation Open Arms (OOA), which generously donated a professionally guided fishing trip last week for my... more »»

Abortion should not be taxpayer funded

March 25, 2020 To the editor: I’d like to speak to the idea that abortion is not tax funde. more »»

It’s important for residents to take part in the Census

March 18, 2020 In mid-March households across the nation will receive postcards from the US Census Bureau on how to complete the 2020 Census survey. more »»

Affordable housing: A women and children’s issue

March 18, 2020 The issue of home affordability touches everyone in our community. No group, however, is more adversely impacted by the shortage of affordable and available housing than female-headed households. more »»

Federal response to coronavirus has been magnificent

March 18, 2020 To the editor: Once again, a leading Democrat ignores propriety and uses a national emergency to babble political misrepresentations. more »»

Choice of Pence to lead coronavirus alliance wrong

March 18, 2020 To the editor: I am a constituent on Pine Island and a member of the Blue Wave Coalition and I am appalled at the choice of VP Pence as a leader of the coronavirus information alliance. more »»

State Legislature disappoints

March 18, 2020 To the editor: Two years of legislative disappointment have engaged more community advocates into action. more »»

Think of the drivers

March 11, 2020 To the editor: It is interesting that not all school buses have the exhaust pipe located in the same area of the bus. more »»

Clear and present danger

March 11, 2020 To the editor: While the coronavirus ravages China and seriously threatens other parts of the world with contagion, the U.S. has, thus far, been well insulated from deep penetration by the new bug. more »»

Biden needs to step up

March 11, 2020 To the editor: I would like Jim Clyburn and those who support Joe Biden to know that many Americans -- middle-class, poor, minority, immigrants, those religions that have been targeted by government... more »»

Destroying America

March 11, 2020 To the editor: Abraham Lincoln warned us that “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we lose our freedoms it will be because we have destroyed ourselves from within. more »»

The lure of money

February 26, 2020 To the editor: We are entertained daily by the news outlets that someone is going to jail because of illegal activities involving money. Money is a true attractor of interest for men and women alike. more »»

Hit-and-runs have to stop; time for checkpoints

February 26, 2020 To the editor: I am sick of the hit-and-run wrecks that seem to happen every day or night. more »»

Diversity & Lee County

February 12, 2020 To the editor: In a recent guest opinion article in your paper the writer express dismay the way Lee County is tilted towards retirees. more »»

Save the panthers

February 12, 2020 To the editor: Seven panthers killed on Florida roads and no Florida Highway Patrol efforts in sight. Why do they not reduce the speed limit to 25 m.p.h. more »»

Impeachment reeked

February 12, 2020 To the editor: For more than three years the Democrats exhausted the nation with a spectacle that was boring, simple minded, disruptive and expensive. more »»

Bias against Trump has deep roots

February 12, 2020 To the editor: The Democrats and fake news have manufactured animus toward our president. more »»

A modern president?

February 12, 2020 To the editor: When I think of the word, “modern” I think of “improvement” over what has previously existed, and Donald Trump is clearly not an improvement. more »»


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