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Guest opinion: Don't 'streamline' Conservation 2020

August 17, 2018 Lee County taxpayers have been clear; we value our wild side and recognize our economy is dependent on the natural diversity and wild creatures with whom we share this area. more »»

Guest Commentary: Demand action on the water crisis

August 8, 2018 The waters of Southwest Florida and our Gulf coast are in crisis from harmful blooms causing an unprecedented mass mortality of aquatic life not seen before at these levels in our are. more »»

Guest Commentary: Algae problem is years in the making and will take years to fix

August 8, 2018 This toxic green algae in our water is making people sick. It’s killing the fish and wildlife that call these waterways home. more »»

Question of the week: How can the Corps send this water our way?

August 8, 2018 To the editor: On Tuesday, I was one of the 500 residents who attended the presentation with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers in Cape Coral. more »»

Action needed now

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 »»

Time for action, not words

August 8, 2018 To the editor: Blue Water Hawaii: We just returned home to Cape Coral from visiting several islands in Hawaii. The water around all of the islands was so clean, blue and beautiful. more »»

We need a united front

August 8, 2018 To the editor: There are simple solutions to the ecological disaster of red tides, and green slime flowing in our state. Before presenting them, observing the facts is essentia. more »»

Water conditions

August 8, 2018 To the editor: Watching our latest water conditions and its affect on full time/seasonal residents, visitors, businesses and our marine life, it’s apparent we’ve reached a point where now, more than... more »»

Guest Commentary: ‘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

July 18, 2018 To the editor: On the afternoon of July 5, 2018, my wife and I, along with our two dogs, were walking when we were viciously attacked by two pit bulls that had escaped from their owners house. more »»

An opening

July 4, 2018 To the editor: So now our President is commanded to nominate shortly a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Kenned. more »»

Taking care of business

June 27, 2018 To the editor: I recall, in 2014, the action taken by Collier County by their most forward thinking individuals when planning for their future growth and the resulting population increases. more »»

Guest Commentary: Better schools are a community effort

June 20, 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 »»

Guest Commentary: Making sense of celebrity suicides

June 20, 2018 Celebrity suicides take our breath away, in part because we conflate recognition and happiness. more »»

Don’t bring your high taxes here

June 20, 2018 To the editor: School Board Member Chris Patricca wrote a guest column in support of a tax increase for the school district. more »»

Guest Commentary: BoCC, municipalities step forward to partner with school district on safety

June 13, 2018 Our community has proved time and again that we will stand together to face a challenge or provide a need. more »»

Guest Commentary: Wear purple June 15 for Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 13, 2018 Living in Southwest Florida, we all know and love many older adults. For most of us, the thought of someone abusing or taking advantage of our elders is heartbreaking. more »»

Guest Commentary: A needs-based tax even conservatives can embrace

June 6, 2018 My family and I moved to Lee County from upstate New York about six years ago. We moved for several reasons. more »»

Traffic Court: Shut up and pay up?

June 6, 2018 To the editor: On May 30, I appeared before a Civil Traffic hearing officer to request dismissal of a citation I received for riding a motorcycle without a helmet. more »»

The battle for equality is far from over

June 6, 2018 To the editor: Two non-Florida residents visiting Sanibel wrote in a letter to the editor in another paper that “the Civil War is over, get over it.” They are thinking about becoming resident. more »»

 
 

 

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