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Guest Commentary: Eden Oak: Conservation 20/20 nomination update

June 24, 2020 In the midst of the request by the owner to change the zoning to build 55 units in the mangroves near the Shell Point Retirement Community, the Eden Oak property was also nominated earlier this year... more »»

Stop the dune/lagoon walkover

June 24, 2020 To the editor: Please join me in opposing the building of walkover in the south end of the island by the Texas Hold'Em and Squeeze me Inn LLC's. more »»

Unknowing killers?

June 24, 2020 To the editor: Ordinarily, people would never think of hurting, no less potentially killing other people. more »»

Guest Commentary: Social isolation, loneliness and COVID-19

June 3, 2020 As a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic, Americans are required to be less social in order to avoid infecting themselves and others with the virus. more »»

Guest Commentary: Safer together

June 3, 2020 As leaders of Lee and Collier County, we want to express our since thanks for all you have done to help slow the spread and flatten the curve of COVID-19. We know this has not been easy. more »»

Guest Commentary: Every month should be mental health month

May 27, 2020 Since 1949, the month of May has been observed as Mental Health Month in the United States. more »»

Guest Commentary: Back down the hill

May 27, 2020 At long last, we think we have passed the peak of COVID-19 cases in the United States; and are on the backside of the curve. more »»

Lesson learned

May 27, 2020 To the editor: In this and in future eras, students in our public schools need to pursue a course of study under Citizenship in which they are taught how to recognize and to how resist Political... more »»

Town government is anything but ‘lite’

April 29, 2020 To the editor: Seldom has the misdirection of anything-but-lite Fort Myers Beach town government been more obvious than in the two stories on page 6 of your April 22 edition. more »»

Those who pick up our trash deserve a thank you

April 29, 2020 To the editor: Everyone is doing such wonderful things during the COVID-19 crisis. But there is one group we are forgetting and that’s our trash collectors. more »»

Guest Commentary: Earth Day at 50: Science informing public policy is best hope

April 22, 2020 The current COVID-19 challenges facing the world bring home some crucial lessons and learnings for all of us here in Southwest Florida. more »»

Guest Commentary: Make every day (Digital) Earth Day: Protect manatees, their habitat

April 22, 2020 This April 22 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, a worldwide movement to support environmental protection, as well as the first Digital Earth Day, promoted by global organizer Earth Day Network. more »»

Guest Commentary: Marine viruses: Small size, large impact

April 22, 2020 Viruses have been top of mind lately — what they are, how they function, and the damage they cause. Because we're ocean people, we started to wonder about viruses in the ocean. more »»

When the pandemic passes, remember those who protect us

April 22, 2020 To the editor: To all “first responders,” I apologize. When fire departments here ask for more money to buy equipment, we turned them down. more »»

We need to prepare for what’s coming next

April 22, 2020 To the editor: Hi, my name is Hayden McBride I go to Gulf Middle School. The reason I am sending this letter is that I feel like we are in trouble and we need to fight back to survive as a communit. more »»

Guest Commentary: How do we combat a virus?

April 15, 2020 (Editor’s note: This is the third segment in a three-part series on viruses planned for publication.) Let me start with a small moment of reflective joy in a trying time. Life is miraculous. more »»

Guest Commentary: Cells, the fundamental unit of life

April 7, 2020 (Editor’s note: This is the second segment in a three-part series on viruses planned for publication. more »»

Guest Commentary: We’re all in this together

April 1, 2020 Hello everyone. I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you who are doing everything you can to keep our community safe and to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. more »»

More wipes are needed

April 1, 2020 To the editor: So I go to Publix on the Beach for some necessities. I find a cart outside and look for the wipes to decontaminate the handle. more »»

Guest Commentary: A viral primer

April 1, 2020 In the very broadest of terms, there are three major categories of living things on our planet: true bacteria, ancient bacteria, and everything else. more »»



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