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Florida needs open primaries

August 31, 2018 To the editor: Florida needs Open Primaries. An effort was made to add a referendum to the 2018 election ballot to establish “Open Primaries” in Florida. more »»

The evidence is clear

August 31, 2018 To the editor: The evidence is clear, the Republican leadership in Tallahassee for the past eight years has done everything right to bring us the worst algae blooms in history coming out of the big... more »»

Senator McCain’s legacy

August 31, 2018 To the editor: The late U.S. Senator John McCain was by no means an ordinary man. Born into a long line of U.S. more »»

Taxpayers should not fund campaign junkets

August 31, 2018 To the editor: I understand the President is planning to spend at least 40 days on the road campaigning for Republicans before the midterm elections in Novembe. more »»

Handkerchiefs please

August 31, 2018 To the editor: The constant attention the media is providing to President Donald Trump leaves very little left over for the other major events in the world. more »»

Guest opinion: Conservation 20/20 continues to thrive

August 24, 2018 This week, the Lee Board of County Commission had the opportunity to discuss our successful Conservation 20/20 program. more »»


August 24, 2018 To the editor: I am responsible for our current water crisis. Over the years, I have developed a personal psychology built around blame and denial. more »»

Residential neighborhood concern

August 24, 2018 To the editor: I am concerned with the number of halfway houses popping up in the Cape. White vans driving all over town day and night. more »»

Delay Cape’s $60 million bond vote

August 24, 2018 To the editor: Before voting this November, carefully consider the potential long-term effects of the algae bloom and red tide on property values and loss of local businesses and tourism. more »»

Re-elect Mary Fischer, District 1

August 24, 2018 To the editor: I strongly support to re-elect Mary Fischer, District 1, to the Lee County School Board. Ms. more »»

Vote Lori Fayhee, at-large, District 6

August 24, 2018 To the editor: I enthusiastically endorse Lori Fayhee for Lee County School Board, running at large in District 6. Lori has worked tirelessly to improve the Lee County School District since 2013. more »»

Vote Charles Dailey, District 1

August 24, 2018 To the editor: “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” —Nelson Mandela I want to thank you publicly now. more »»

Illegal immigration

August 24, 2018 To the editor: It’s clear and it’s absolute — anyone who advocates the entry into the United States without the proper documents is committing a treasonous act! The particulars surrounding the law... more »»

‘Stand Your Ground’ applies in shooting

August 24, 2018 To the editor: The reversal of the Police Department’s initial decision to address this case under The Stand Your Ground Law was upended by the now prosecution of Michael Drejka for a possible... more »»

Guest opinion: Don't 'streamline' Conservation 2020

August 17, 2018 Lee County taxpayers have been clear; we value our wild side and recognize our economy is dependent on the natural diversity and wild creatures with whom we share this area. more »»

The buck starts here

August 17, 2018 To the editor: Stop passing the buck. The algae problem starts with local planning. Lake O did not put fecal matter in the water at the Bimini Basin or the Yacht Clu. more »»

Become part of the solution

August 17, 2018 To the editor: Blue/green algae is pumped on a strict schedule to prevent the Lake Okeechobee dike from breaking. Approximately 40,000 people live below that dike. more »»

Treat the cause, cure the ill

August 17, 2018 To the editor: If a doctor only treated the symptoms of a patient’s illness and not the causes, the patient would never return to full health and the delay in proper treatment most likely would... more »»

Water hyacinth removal: Why?

August 17, 2018 To the editor: I’m gonna make this short and sweet. We pay every month, if you’re a resident, for water hyacinth removal from the canals in Cape Coral. more »»

Follow the money

August 17, 2018 To the editor: Some of the toxic waters being sent our way is arriving courtesy of the sugar industry that is allowed to operate in a monopolistic fashion. more »»



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