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Guest Commentary: It is a busy time for water issues

June 19, 2019 Because the Florida Legislative session has ended and the rainy season hasn’t yet begun, it would be easy to think that we are in the doldrums relative to water issues. more »»

Listen to the people, vote ‘no’ on mining amendment

June 19, 2019 To the editor: This is an open letter to our Lee County commissioners: Again I make a plea to ask you to reconsider your movement to push forward with lime-rock mining in Lee Count. more »»

The face of addiction has changed

June 19, 2019 To the editor: Should there be an apology for the 1994 crime bill? Perhaps the question should be “Should there be an apology for introducing a crime bill in a country with such a racist white... more »»

A family reunion

June 19, 2019 To the editor: There has always been a difference to one degree or another between the two major Parties in this country. more »»

Estero Boulevard is a failure in progress

June 12, 2019 To the editor: We’ve come to a point once again when I just have to speak out and express the absurdities of this $30 or $51 million fiasco called reFRESH Estero Boulevar. more »»

Protect our wetlands, protect our groundwater

June 12, 2019 To the editor: I attended the April 17 Lee County Board of County Commissioners meeting, when they voted 3-1 to move the lime-rock mining amendments forward. M. more »»

Global warming from another point of view

June 12, 2019 To the editor: Having recently read an article on regarding global climate change vs world population. I was somewhat taken aback by their declaration. more »»

Guest Commentary: This is my home, too: setting the record straight

June 5, 2019 You may have recently seen media headlines, “Lee may allow wetlands buildings” or “Lee board advances plan to allow commercial in wetlands. more »»

Guest Commentary: Legislators fail to protect Floridians from risks of fracking

June 5, 2019 As we assess the results of the 2019 legislative session, we must confront the fact that legislators have once again failed to pass a comprehensive bill that would effectively ban risky fracking and... more »»

Thank you

June 5, 2019 To the editor: I have many people to thank for getting “What’s In the Water?” project off to a great start. more »»

School officials get failing grades

June 5, 2019 To the editor: Two precious children have been killed. It’s obvious that our school bus system is inadequate and placing youngsters in harms way. more »»

Much ado, little accomplishment

June 5, 2019 To the editor: Our Florida state government is like the child who is sent out to buy milk and returns with junk food. more »»

Guest Commentary: Florida Legislature delivers on promise to address local water challenges

May 29, 2019 Being born and raised in Southwest Florida, fighting for clean water is personal to me. more »»

Guest Commentary: Lee County urges - and practices - a culture of preparedness

May 29, 2019 The official start to the 2019 hurricane season is Saturday. Lee County is ready, thanks to the longstanding and constant support of the Lee Board of County Commissioner. more »»

On A Beach Winter

May 29, 2019 To the editor: For the first time since we bit the bullet and bought a condo on Fort Myers Beach, we felt comfortable spending nearly four months there. more »»

Are we willing to pay the price for open borders?

May 29, 2019 To the editor: The letter this week with the statement we need “to guarantee constitutional and international human rights to those who need those rights the most” confounds me. more »»

Parental involvement is important

May 29, 2019 To the editor: As a mother of four children, ages 21, 16, 14, and 7 months, I am able to see how fast time really goes and how precious time with your children is. more »»

Guest Commentary: SCCF salutes HB 711 veto, calls for action on one more bill

May 22, 2019 The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation commends the decision taken by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to veto House Bill 771 on May 10. more »»

Guest Commentary: Season’s end: Status update on water quality initiatives

May 22, 2019 As the tourist and Florida legislative seasons end, there are reasons for optimism relative to some of the recent initiatives to improve the quality of the water that surrounds the J.N. more »»

Many thanks

May 22, 2019 To the editor: I want to thank our Beach community for the FMB Community Foundation Scholarship Award. Thank you for the scholarship. more »»



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