Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander Columnsen-usFri, 24 May 2019 19:17:13 EDTFri, 24 May 2019 19:17:13 EDT decries signing of 'Toll Roads to Nowhere' bill May 17, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law SB 7068 - Mid State Toll Expressways.Thu, 23 May 2019 00:00:00 EDTThe Rooney roundtable - a view from the outside roundtable convened by Rep. Francis Rooney with federal, state and local officials about the public health consequences of harmful algae blooms (HABs) left many scratching their heads.Thu, 23 May 2019 00:00:00 EDTSeason's end: Status update on water quality initiatives the tourist and Florida legislative seasons end, there are reasons for optimism relative to some of the recent initiatives to improve the quality of the water that surrounds the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge.Tue, 21 May 2019 00:00:00 EDTSafe at Sea: Top 10 reasons to schedule a vessel safety check's Boating Club of Sanibel-Captiva offers vessel safety checks - for free - to boat owners. The program provides boaters the opportunity to have their vessel examined, documenting its safety.Tue, 21 May 2019 00:00:00 EDTFaces on Faith: Rickets, airstrikes and ceramic tiles this month I co-led an interfaith trip to Israel with Rabbi Stephen Fuchs of Bat Yam - Temple of the Islands.Tue, 21 May 2019 00:00:00 EDT