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Guest Commentary: Lake Okeechobee is huge ecological, water quality issue

March 13, 2019 Florida has a problem with Lake Okeechobee. It is a huge ecological and water quality issue for our state — and we must deal with it now. more »»

No prize

March 13, 2019 To the editor: Despite the headlines of a local newspaper the day following Michael Cohen’s testimony before Congress on our President and the cartoon on the same day, not much was said about our... more »»

Diversity…what does it mean?

March 13, 2019 To the editor: Diversity. We hear this quite often in our world today and few of us give it any thought. It sounds like a good thing. more »»

Build the wall

March 13, 2019 To the editor: It has become obvious that being elected to public office is not the forerunner to having brain-power. more »»

Many thanks

March 12, 2019 I was both thrilled and humbled last Tuesday to be elected to our Fort Myers Beach Town Council and I thank you all from the bottom of my heart! The voters on the Beach sent a loud and clear messag... more »»

Efforts appreciated

March 6, 2019 To the editor: I have been a resident on Dundee Road now for 14 years. The majority of our street most definitely seems to perform well currently during flood conditions. more »»

Patience is a virtue

March 6, 2019 To the editor: Greetings from a snow bird, well, not a true snow bird. Family, work and finances limit our time coming here to 2 to 4 weeks a year. But, we consider it our second home. more »»

Bicycle etiquette could save lives

March 6, 2019 To the editor: A deadly killer stalks the streets of Fort Myers Beach and the surrounding area, one which, for the most part, goes unaddressed. more »»

A call for truth and reconciliation

March 6, 2019 To the editor: The ugly Lack-of-Civility virus that has infected our nation has, sadly, come to our island. Over time such ugliness simmers, percolates and erupts in many viral forms. more »»

Rexann Hosafros is an asset

February 28, 2019 I have only lived on this island since 2016, so some people will think I don’t know who to support in the upcoming election. They would be wrong. more »»

Why vote for Dan Allers?

February 28, 2019 To the editor: I’ve heard many neighbors trying to rationalize their vote this year saying, “I like Dan, but he has no government experience, maybe next year. more »»

Locals support Boback

February 27, 2019 To the editor: Many of us locals are disgusted by the mean-spirited, manipulative, untrue attack mailers against Dennis Boback. more »»

Civility missing — and missed

February 27, 2019 To the editor: The political trends on our little island are disturbing. After a long process, the freely elected town council voted unanimously to pass a compromise proposal for TPI. more »»

Vote Boback

February 27, 2019 To the editor: Dennis Boback is a gentleman of integrity and honesty. He has been a good and faithful servant of the Town of Fort Myers Beach as a mayor, councilman, businessman and resident. more »»

Re-elect local Dennis Boback

February 27, 2019 To the editor: When has there ever been a meeting on “civility” on Fort Myers Beach? A selected group had such a meeting last week. Interesting, ever since T.P. more »»

Vote for Hosafros

February 27, 2019 To the editor: After attending the candidates forum, I endorse Rexann Hosafros for a seat on Fort Myers Beach Town Council. more »»

Reclaim our island, get out and vote

February 27, 2019 To the editor: I am appalled by the tone of our local politics. more »»

A Special Olympics Walkathon Thank You

February 27, 2019 To the editor: The Knights of Columbus Ascension Council Fort Myers Beach and the Special Olympics of Lee County would like to thank everybody who participated in the inaugural walkathon held this... more »»

Short term rental rules no secret

February 27, 2019 To the editor: It appears those voices that have always opposed the short-term rental (STR) ordinance are now trying to gain support by equating this regulation with a governmental taking. more »»

Vote Boback and Hosafros

February 27, 2019 To the editor: When reading this, please clear your mind and think back to the time you made that final decision to move to Fort Myers Beach. more »»



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  1. It raised a lot of issues of concern that need to be pursued.
  2. Some interesting issues, some self-interest blathering.
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