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Goss: Our best and brightest hope

August 17, 2016 Goss: Our best and brightest hope To the editor: I’ve lived in Southwest Florida for 44-years — first as a fishing guide, now the author of many Florida-based novels, and I urge you to consider a... more »»

Cat calling

August 10, 2016 To the Editor: South Fort Myers and Beach Area: I am outraged by a situation that occurred this past week. I am part of a group of volunteers that feed a colony of feral cats on San Carlos Boulevard. more »»

Fort Myers Beach Fire Department CPR training a business asset

August 10, 2016 To the Editor: Fish Tale Marina employees recently completed AED and CPR training at the Fort Myers Beach Fire Department. more »»

Bruce Paid it Forward

August 9, 2016 To the Editor: Last week there was a Celebration of Life for a very special beach business man and our friend, Bruce Cermak. more »»

We need Larry Kiker

August 9, 2016 The community that needs to know, is all of Lee County. We need Larry Kiker as our County Commissioner I have known and worked with him for more than 10 years. more »»

It is all about the water folks...

June 29, 2016 To the editor: We just need to throw all of our elected officials out and not listen to them at all. They will only lie to save their jobs. more »»

A sure bet

June 29, 2016 To the editor: We can certainly agree there aren’t too many sure bets these days. For example, view our local political scene. more »»

Guest Commentary: Beware of the cry for more state land buying

June 22, 2016 “Buy the land, send the water south” has become a common rallying cry for Florida activists looking to return the flow of water from Lake Okeechobee to the Everglades. more »»

An Open Letter to the  Mayor and Council Members of Fort Myers Beach...

June 22, 2016 To the editor: There was a time I believed a perfect vacation at the beach could only be found on an island in the middle of the ocean. more »»

A Fresh Prospective for Lee County Commissioner

June 22, 2016 To the editor: The 2016 Election holds a promise of a new fresh prospective when it comes to electing a Lee County Commissioner for District 5. more »»

Stop the flow from Lake O

June 22, 2016 To the editor: Recently Lee County Blueway put on a paddling race on Fort Myers Beach. This year it attracted international competitors. more »»

Is the solution to max out the town's credit cards?

June 15, 2016 To the editor: We’ve just returned from three weeks in Europe and I began reading The Observer. I thought the Stormwater Fee fiasco was a problem and expressed my opinion before I left. more »»


June 15, 2016 To the editor: What a monumental screw-up! Actually, what a pair of monumental screw-ups! The first is the unbelievable news that, for six months, the Town has failed to pay more than $ 3 million... more »»

Guest Commentary: Medicare Part B reimbursement cuts are backdoor rationing

June 15, 2016 Imagine being denied treatment for cancer because Washington bureaucrats decided that a cutting-edge new therapy that could cure you just wasn't “cost effective. more »»

Solutions to traffic problem

June 8, 2016 To the editor: The Fort Myers Beach traffic is brutal. Every year it becomes worse. more »»

Time to clean house at Town Hall

June 8, 2016 To the editor: How is it possible to have $3. more »»

Sugar business lines government pockets

June 8, 2016 To the editor: I find Mr. “Bubba” Wade Jr.’s comments last week in your paper quite interesting. He points fingers at the environmental critics for the misinformatio. more »»

My French brothers, my beloved world

November 18, 2015 To the editor: We are not immune to the ideologies of man. yet it still comes like a raging storm from calm seas when it happens in places where everything can be wonderful everyda. more »»

Signs needed

November 18, 2015 To the editor: I understand that the construction on Estero Boulevard is a much-needed improvement,   however, yesterday I had two appointments and had to leave the island … it was a nightmare. more »»

Transparency needed about water quality!

November 18, 2015 Transparency needed about water quality! To the editor: In the midst of the 60 day protest on top of the Matanzas Bridge, community members against the Lake O discharges stood side by side with clea... more »»



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