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April 10, 2019 To the editor: The Anchorage Advisory Committee for the Town of Fort Myers Beach and Matanzas on the Bay co-sponsored the 12th Annual Cruiser’s Appreciation Day Saturday April . more »»

Tail wagging the dog

April 10, 2019 To the editor: An open letter to Lee County Commissioner Larry Kiker: After the most recent meeting between “staff” and the residents of San Carlos Island, it has come to my attention that we have a... more »»

Guest Commentary: Your voice is needed to reduce future Lake Okeechobee discharges

April 3, 2019 We have an opportunity to reduce future harmful discharges from Lake Okeechobee to the coastal estuaries. Your comments are needed by April 22 to improve how the lake is managed. more »»

Follow the leader

April 3, 2019 To the editor: As I sat it traffic heading north on Estero Boulevard Friday afternoon around 4 p.m. my mind began to wande. more »»

Open Letter to Lee County Commissioners

April 3, 2019 To the editor: Changes to Map 14 and free-for-all lime rock mining does not at all serve the public interest since it will allow new mines to open regardless of real need and location. more »»

Trump’s accomplishments much preferred over ‘sweet-guy’s’ failures

April 3, 2019 To the editor: Boredom describes my reaction when a historian with “no political allegiance” tears Trump from limb to limb. more »»

Truth and political currency

April 3, 2019 To the editor: We are constantly subjected to the promises and proclamations of our politicians. We judge them upon what they say, whether it be comments or promises. more »»

What is wrong with making America great again?

April 3, 2019 To the editor: Let’s talk about Democrat and Republican presidents. Jimmy Carter, 1977-1981. The biggest accomplishment president Jimmy Carter had in his four years was winning the Nobel Peace Priz. more »»

Guest Commentary: County Commission’s actions are legal

March 27, 2019 On March 8, while reading the latest edition of the News-Press, I was surprised to see an article by Commissioner Frank Mann titled, “Eslick bridge removal is a Lee Commission’s rules violation. more »»

Guest Commentary: Think twice about calls from the IRS

March 27, 2019 Tax season is underway, and unfortunately that means that phone scam season is also in full swing. more »»

Election results!

March 27, 2019 To the editor: Congratulations and Best Wishes to our new Council members, Ray Murphy and Rexann Hosafros and our new Mayor, Anita Cereceda and Vice Mayor, Ray Murphy. more »»

Return to greatness

March 27, 2019 To the editor: It occurred to me that the St. Louis Arches and the Paris Arches may not have been built if those communities would have been led by the current Lee County BOCC. more »»

Thank you

March 27, 2019 To the editor: Thank you so very much to all of you that stopped by the FMB Woman’s Club Saturday for our innaugual St. Partrick’s Day lunch. more »»

Many thanks

March 27, 2019 To the editor: Many and great thanks to our island and off island friends for the outpouring of support for The Friends of the Mound House Artful Intersection event on March 22. more »»

Community benefits from Cookie Program

March 27, 2019 To the editor: Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida would like to sincerely thank all those who purchased Girl Scout Cookies this year, as well as our retail partners who generously hosted cookie booths... more »»

Harming America

March 27, 2019 To the editor: Playing childish politics instead of doing their jobs. Attacking the President is sick in itself. And placing obstruction over construction. more »»

Unremorseful tragedy

March 27, 2019 To the editor: Again we see hate raise its ugly head in the unremorseful tragedy of senseless murders in the mosques in New Zealand. more »»

Sowing seeds of hate

March 27, 2019 To the editor: While the President did not pull the trigger, his language and political tactics created a culture to encourage such acts. more »»

Why pack the Supreme Court?

March 27, 2019 To the editor: Always interesting to see how Democrats and their supporting networks handle things. Right, I didn’t say fake news. more »»

Guest Commentary: New day, new opportunities for managing water

March 20, 2019 It was a refreshingly optimistic day at the South Florida Water Management District last week as seven new appointees were sworn in to serve as the Governing Board. more »»



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