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Black-on-black crime needs to be addressed

September 30, 2015 The leading cause of death for young, black males in our country is murder and in 95 percent of those instances, the killer is blac. more »»

Postal News: USPS ready for October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month

September 30, 2015 Post offices nationwide will be supporting Breast Cancer Awareness month in October through the sales of Breast Cancer Research First-Class semipostal stamps. more »»

Come together to keep Southwest Florida’s babies safe

September 23, 2015 Approximately 6,350 babies were born in Lee County last year. more »»

Moratorium needed on experimental oil extraction methods

September 23, 2015 In 2014, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida and several other environmental organizations, including the Florida Coastal and Ocean Coalition and Stone Crab Alliance, raised concerns with the... more »»

Public officials bound by their oath of office — by statute, God

September 23, 2015 I have watched with interest the soap opera playing out in Kentucky with County Clerk Kim Davis refusing to issue marriage licenses for same sex marriages. more »»

Postal News: USPS to release Charlie Brown stamps for the holidays

September 16, 2015 The U.S. Postal Service begins celebrating the holiday season by dedicating the Charlie Brown Christmas Forever stamps Oct. 1. more »»

Mental health system in America is failing to save lives

September 9, 2015 James Holmes, who suffers from schizophrenia, was found guilty of first-degree murder in the 2012 mass shooting that left 12 dead and 70 injured at the movie theatre in Aurora, Colo. more »»

A case for a living wage

September 2, 2015 Jesus of Nazareth lived about 2,000 years ago. Some of you may know him. He told a story that people didn’t like too much, so you don’t hear about it much these day. more »»

Postal News: Bergman stamp released

August 26, 2015 The U.S. Postal Service and Posten AB of Sweden jointly honor Swedish-born actress Ingrid Bergman (1915-82), who lit up American and European films for decades. The U.S. more »»

Thank you for allowing me to serve

August 19, 2015 As many of you may have heard, I have resigned my position of chief executive officer of Lehigh Regional Medical Center and will be leaving the area at the end of Augus. more »»

‘Muck fires’ due to mismanagement

July 29, 2015 Recently, residents in Lee and Collier Counties were advised that the smokey smell in the air was a result of a muck fire in the Everglades, which is experiencing historically low water levels. more »»

Student success should drive educational goals

July 8, 2015 For the past five years, I have had the opportunity to serve as the District 1 representative for the Lee County School Board. It has been a time of rapid change. more »»

Legislative session concludes with balanced budget

July 1, 2015 On June 19, the Legislature finished the business of the 2015 special session by passing a fiscally responsible balanced budget. more »»

LRMC equipped with top-notch physicians

June 24, 2015 I am proud to say that Lehigh Regional Medical Center has the largest multi-specialty physician group in Lehigh Acres, the Lehigh Medical Group.  The group consists of primary care physicians Dr. more »»

Postal News: USPS to issue Elvis Presley stamp

June 17, 2015 Postmaster General Megan Brennan recently announced that Elvis Presley will be commemorated on a Forever stamp as the sixth inductee into the Postal Service’s Music Icon Series. more »»

Water storage is heart of Everglades restoration

June 10, 2015 Last month, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) voted to forgo purchasing U.. more »»

Postal News: USPS official to speak at meeting

June 3, 2015 Manager Pricing Innovations Bruce Allen, of the United States Postal Service headquartered in Washington, D.C. more »»

Postal News: Post offices in Lee and Charlotte to offer passport fairs

May 27, 2015 The following passport fairs are planned for the public in Lee County and Charlotte County: - May 28: Placida Post Office, 8601 Placida Road, Placida, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Appointments not required. more »»

Honoring our EMS professionals

May 20, 2015 There’s nothing quite as alarming as the blaring siren of an ambulance or fire truck fast approaching. more »»

Postal News: Postal Service releases top dog attack rankings by city

May 20, 2015 To kick-off next week as National Dog Bite Prevention Week, the U.S. Postal Service released its top 30 dog attack city rankings and offered tips to reduce dog attacks to letter carrier. more »»



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