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Guest Commentary: A major step forward for environmental protection

September 18, 2019 On Wednesday, the House of Representatives took a big step forward in protecting Florida’s coastal environment and its econom. more »»

Guest Commentary: Why we choose to Walk Like MADD

September 18, 2019 For two years, the firm of Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz has been a presenting sponsor for Mothers Against Drunk Driving’s Walk Like MADD 5k walk and run that raises money to ensure no... more »»

County offer would not Restore the Fort Myers Beach Arches

September 18, 2019 To the editor: What do you do when you are being fought by local Government on replacing a historic structure that should have never been destroyed? Our non-profit group Restore Fort Myers Beach... more »»

Guest Commentary: Upping the ante to protect Southwest Florida

September 11, 2019 Last year’s toxic algae crisis has been rightly crowned a historic turning point for our region. more »»

Guest Commentary: Honored to help those who help us at the Law and Order Ball

September 11, 2019 Strengthening the relationship between police and the public is necessary to ensure safe communities. It’s also important for the strength of our country. more »»

Another view on minimum wage

September 11, 2019 To the editor: In its Aug. 28, 2019 edition, the Observer noted in a front page article that an increase in minimum wage by 2027 to $15 per hour is being contemplated. more »»

Guest Commentary: Bedz for Kidz helps area children feel at home

September 4, 2019 When children are abused, abandoned or neglected, someone needs to step forward and provide compassionate, unwavering care in loco parentis. more »»

Many thanks to those who continue to support Conservation 20/20

September 4, 2019 To the editor: Our county’s land conservation program, known as 20/20, received a referendum vote of support of 84% of all county voters last year, clearly demonstrating the citizens’ concern for... more »»

Wake up, America Socialism has never worked

September 4, 2019 To the editor: America’s prosperity was not built on government control but on billions of individual decisions made freely, without government direction. more »»

Every child is entitled to that one caring adult

September 4, 2019 To the editor: As the back-to-school season wraps up in our community, it is an important time to remember the children for which a new school is old news. more »»

No correlation between mental illness, gun violence

September 4, 2019 To the editor: Once again, really, mental illness is not causing gun violence. There isn’t even any by-chance correlation. more »»

Appointment process cost Lee County a statesman in the making

August 21, 2019 To the editor: This letter is for Christin Collins, who wrote a guest opinion that appeared in your paper. Thank you for sharing! It is important for all to understand how the political process works. more »»

That’s how politics works

August 21, 2019 To the editor: I am writing in regards to an article published in The Observer week of August 14. Basically Ms. more »»

Are we becoming a country of hate?

August 21, 2019 To the editor: Another two murderous rampages! The more it happens, the more it happens. Usually the murderer is mentally unstable emotionally or psychotically. The action is triggered by hate. more »»

Want to stop hateful rhetoric? Start with yourself

August 21, 2019 To the editor: Here we go again with the contributor to the opinion column, I won’t mention his name, talking about the other party promoting hateful rhetoric. more »»

Support legislation of compassion

August 21, 2019 To the editor: State Senator, Lauren Book(District 32), has filed a bill calling for a Constitutional Amendment that would prohibit the Florida House of Representatives and Senate from voting on any... more »»

Thank you

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 »»



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