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August 14, 2019 To the editor: I would like to graciously thank the Nauti Parrot Dock Bar for benefitting the Fort Myers Beach Art Association and Gallery through their Drag Queen Bingo nights in July. more »»

Ban assault weapons!

August 14, 2019 To the editor: This phrase is bandied about through our most distrusted media. It says nothing. The wording is meaningless and unreasonabl. more »»

Guest Commentary: Polarization and judgement needs to stop, everywhere

August 7, 2019 Friends, It is with deep and humble gratitude that I thank you for your encouragement & support for the appointment to the Lee County Board of County Commission. more »»

Who are the real racists?

August 7, 2019 To the editor: Recently, Trump has called out the “Squad” and Congressman Cummings of Maryland. Trump called the Squad out for their (anti-Jewish) comments and socialis. more »»

Guest Commentary: Comprehensive cancer coverage for firefighters a key first step

July 31, 2019 Discovering the fire profession and becoming a certified State of Florida firefighter in 2014 made the fight for cancer coverage very personal. more »»

Not happy with party-line politics

July 31, 2019 To the editor: I am a constituent of Re. more »»

Guest Commentary: World War II Veterans Day event needs help to continue

July 24, 2019 This is my ninth year as Lee County Chairman for the nationwide initiative called Spirit of ‘45, honoring our World War II veterans and ensuring their legacy is kept alive. more »»

Is change good or isn’t it?

July 24, 2019 To the editor: When things seem boring around the Beach, things change.  But is change good or isn’t it? I am old and set in my ways but I accept change for the better. more »»

Free our Beach

July 24, 2019 To the editor: I got quite angry when I read your article last week about the uncertain futures of street performers and artists in Times Square on Fort Myers Beach. more »»

Collateral damage

July 24, 2019 To the editor: Rat poison is killing our wildlife in alarming numbers all over Southwest Florida. Everyone, please do not use rat poison to kill your rodents. more »»

Don’t curtail street art and performances

July 17, 2019 To the editor: I was disappointed to read the article about Town Council possibly curtailing the street performers and artists who bring so much enjoyment to the visitors to Times Square during and... more »»

Migrant situation is overwhelming available resources

July 17, 2019 To the editor: The conditions at the immigration camps are not unexpected, at least not to me. I was a crew member of a Coast Guard cutter during the Haitian migrant crisis. more »»

Republicans should do the right thing

July 17, 2019 To the editor: On July 4th, Americans celebrated declaring their independence from a despotic monarch. more »»

Cape Coral Illegal opiates becoming lethally strong

July 17, 2019 To the editor: Overdoses are happening everywhere, all over the country. more »»

The voice of the Democratic Party

July 17, 2019 To the editor: What in the world has happened to the knowledgeable, respected, and admired Democratic Party? The party of John F. Kennedy, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison... more »»

Guest Commentary: Two key tools in fight for water quality — TMDLs and BMAPs

July 16, 2019 No doubt, if you drill down into Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) and Basin Management Action Plan (BMAPs), it gets wonky quickly. However, at a high level the concepts are straight forward. more »»

Guest Commentary: Natural resource policy: 2019 Florida Legislative session recap

July 10, 2019 The Florida Legislature gets high marks for passing a budget that provides significant funding for Everglades and water resources, delivering a stated priority of Gov. Ron DeSantis. more »»

Thanks to Tom Torgerson for olive branch

July 10, 2019 To the editor: Tom Torgerson wrote a very magnanimous letter extending the proverbial olive branch to Bob Conidaris. more »»

Calusa Waterkeeper to be commended for efforts

July 10, 2019 To the editor: As a member of the Climate Action Team of All Faiths Unitarian Congregation I wish to thank the Calusa Waterkeeper and their associates for presenting Public Health Alert-Florida Wate... more »»

Decision to drop challenge good news for the Beach

July 3, 2019 To the editor: It is with great relief that I can announce that Mrs. more »»



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