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Another surprise from the Town

August 24, 2016 To the Editor: Another surprise from the Town. After recently imposing a hefty storm water fee in March, the Council has unanimously voted to increase the water rates, effective in August. more »»

Demand Clean Water Now

August 24, 2016 Demand Clean Water Now To the Editor: Did you know that our Caloosahatchee river is no longer classified as a river? It's the C-43 canal. more »»

Town and Country Liquors is closing after 27 years on Fort Myers Beach

August 24, 2016 Town and Country Liquors is closing after 27 years on Fort Myers Beach. To the Editor: As some of you may have heard, we will be closing Town and Country Liquors after 27 years on Ft. Myers Beach. more »»

The Cockroach That Became King

August 17, 2016 The Cockroach That Became King "I see the future," said the seer, as she lit a holy fire full of earth and wisdom. It spoke of a mad desire. 1,000 moments, Lost in tim. more »»

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 »»



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