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Guest Commentary: Stand up for community’s best interest: Vote yes on half penny sales tax

October 10, 2018 The upcoming Nov. 6 election ballot includes an item that will impact all of Lee County for years, maybe decades to com. more »»

‘Business friendly’ policies have devastated beach businesses

September 26, 2018 To the editor: I’ve had many beautiful beach walk strolls collecting gorgeous empty shells. more »»

Spread the word: Falls can be dangerous, prevention is key

September 26, 2018 To the editor: We’ve all heard the stories: Your parent, former coworker, or elderly neighbor has a nasty fall at home. They spend some time in the hospital and hopefully make a full recovery. more »»

Guest Commentary: Sea-level rise must be taken seriously

September 19, 2018 We, a United States Representative and a scientist from our regional state university, have come together to acknowledge that sea-level rise is an urgent problem for our community, but one that we... more »»

Enough is enough

September 19, 2018 To the editor: The law of the land… easy enough to follow since it’s in print in our Town’s Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Code, written when Fort Myers Beach voted to incorporate after the... more »»

Let smaller voices be heard

September 19, 2018 To the editor: I am a veteran. I took an oath to protect America and each person’s individual rights even if that meant the loss of my own life. more »»

Put the community first; please withdraw lawsuit

September 19, 2018 To the editor: I sent a personalized version of this plea directly to Ms. more »»

Beach residents thrown under the bus

September 19, 2018 To the editor: As a resident of Primo Drive, I agree with Chris Patton. I have voiced my opinion at the meetings and written letters to the newspapers. I feel we were thrown under the bus. more »»

Beach needs to move forward

September 19, 2018 To the editor: Fort Myers Beach, Margaritaville would bring new life to an area of run-down empty buildings, no night lights, chain-link fenced empty lots. more »»

Town Council needs to practice what it preaches

September 19, 2018 To the editor: At the Sept. 10 FMB council meeting, one agenda item was to consider an amendment to their policies and procedures manual, because two council members wanted to add a civility sectio. more »»

Once history is gone, it is gone forever

September 19, 2018 To the editor: I couldn’t help but notice the FMB Town Government sitting in front of the Arches on the cover of another island newspaper. We always like to remind ourselves of that era. more »»

Guest Commentary: This is our burning water moment

September 12, 2018 In 1969 a river caught on fire. The Cuyahoga River in Cleveland Ohio had finally had enough. Enough industrial pollution from decades of discharges that the river started burning. more »»

Stop the attacks and let the legal process work

September 12, 2018 To the editor: The TPI land use case has resulted in strong opinions. The good news is that it has increased interest in Fort Myers Beach issues that have not been seen since incorporatio. more »»

Less opinion, more facts needed

September 12, 2018 To the editor: As I read last week’s paper, the headline about residents who are angry over the legal delays for Margaritaville (TPI) appeared to be more appropriate on an editorial page opinion... more »»

Whose voice is government listening to?

September 12, 2018 To the editor: Recent events have made further question “Why have laws if you allow developers to break them?” I continue to be frustrated again and again by the action of the County regarding the... more »»

We stand for the flag

September 12, 2018 To the editor: On Thursday, Sept. 6, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 10097, Fort Myers Beach, held a membership meetin. more »»

Bring on Margaritaville

September 5, 2018 Bring on Margaritaville To the Editor: Because of Red Tide this past month, we've walked on desolate beaches and gone into empty restaurants and bars. more »»

Ms. Patton, let your legacy be a positive one.

September 5, 2018 Ms. Patton, let your legacy be a positive one. more »»

Who is paying for this?

August 29, 2018 Who is paying for this? To the Editor: Once again, the Town is being sued by a local resident who doesn’t like one of the Council’s decisions. more »»


August 29, 2018 Why? To the Editor: For 24 years I have felt so fortunate to have found this Town that I call my home. But, now I find myself in a quandary. WHY would M. more »»



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