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Death of Ray Pavelka

August 31, 2016 To the editor: Sanibel has recently lost a community friend and leader with the death of Ray Pavelka. I am sure his faith community and many friends will commemorate his life at the service on Sept. more »»

Zika virus

August 31, 2016 To the editor: To the residents of Sanibel,  As we continue to read the news of the Zika virus spreading in Miami-Dade county, we would like to suggest an effective mosquito-eliminating measure that... more »»

Bug off!

August 31, 2016 To the editor: Recently the Florida Department of Health has identified Wynwood, a neighborhood in Miami, as an area where Zika is being spread by mosquitoes. Since Gov. more »»

Water crisis

August 31, 2016 To the editor: I am a New Jersey resident that adores Sanibel. I own a condominium there and for the past 10 years have appreciated its lovely beaches, superb fishing and pure blue green waters. more »»

Vote Carmen Salome for Supervisor of Elections

August 24, 2016 To the editor: I have known Carmen Salome for several years. As a citizen and taxpayer I feel enormously appreciative she is running for the position of Lee County Supervisor of Elections. more »»

Vote Pam Keith for U.S. Senate in the Democratic Primary

August 24, 2016 To the editor: I would like to remind your readers that there are five Democratic candidates for the U.S. Senate running in Florida. Pam Keith is often not included. more »»

Goss: Our best and brightest hope

August 17, 2016 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 man who is among the smartest, most... more »»

Speed bumps

August 17, 2016 To the editor: For years, we have all been saying that we will have to do something about the traffic problem on Periwinkle. The good news is that we will be doing somethin. more »»

Divert polluted Okeechobee water away from our rivers

August 10, 2016 To the editor: The pollution of our River and Beaches is a crisis which demands actio. more »»

Vote for candidates that will make change not just talk about it

August 10, 2016 To the editor: I have lived in SWFL for around 15 years. Before that I vacationed and visited family here for the previous 30 years. more »»

Guest Commentary: Sanibel mayor issues water quality call to action

August 1, 2016 On July 19, the Sanibel City Council adopted Resolution 16-060 calling on the State of Florida and the U.S. more »»

Disgusted in Bonita

August 1, 2016 To the editor: Our Governor Scott will ultimately be given credit in history for destroying the South Florida Tourism industry and ecosyste. more »»

"Spirit of '45"

July 27, 2016 To the editor: As a Purple Heart combat infantry veteran of World War II I appreciate your commendation and thanks to those who fought in that war, as expressed in your July 13 editorial, "Spirit o... more »»

Vote for clean water candidates

July 27, 2016 To the editor: To all true patriots! In this all important election year it so very important to vote and support "pro clean water" candidates. more »»

Chauncy Goss for Congress

July 27, 2016 To the editor: Goss, a name revered and respected in Southwest Florida, throughout the entire state and indeed across America. more »»

Protests should be directed at the government, not police

July 27, 2016 To the editor: The murder of Alton Sterling and Philand Castile by police was tragic. The murder of Dallas police was a very, very tragic event. Thousands are now involved in protest. more »»

Rewriting history

July 20, 2016 To the editor: The recent letter to the editor entitled “Vote for water quality” submitted by Jill Dillon has two significant error. more »»

Florida politicians receive $57.8 million dollars from Big Sugar

July 20, 2016 To the editor: Over two decades Big Sugar has given $57. more »»

Mental health bill passes House

July 20, 2016 To the editor: On July 6, the House of Representatives passed the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (H.R. 2646) by an overwhelming majority (422-2). more »»

Vote for water quality

July 14, 2016 To the editor: The New York Times and CNN have made Florida’s polluted water resource issue a national story equivalent to Flint, Michigan. more »»



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