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Adding fuel to hatred, separation

July 14, 2020 To the editor: I was troubled by a letter to the editor I read from Mr. Mike DiCorpo published in the June 8, 2020, issue of the Island Reporter. more »»

Thank you for voting to require face masks

July 7, 2020 To the editor: The Sanibel City Council recently voted 3-1 to require face masks in public spaces on Sanibe. more »»

To mask or not to mask, that is the question

July 7, 2020 To the editor: I go for a morning exercise walk and at least 97 percent of the people I see do not wear a mask. I wear a mask to protect you and wonder why you can’t extend the same courtesy. more »»

A community stronger than COVID

July 7, 2020 To the editor: On June 13, I had the honor to present former Congressman Carlos Curbelo, founder of the first bipartisan climate solutions caucus in the U.S. more »»

Appreciate the Islander

July 7, 2020 To the editor: As a 20-plus year resident, full time on Sanibel, I have looked through many Islander papers. The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva and J.. more »»

Consider mandating the wearing of masks

June 30, 2020 To the editor: As year-round Sanibel residents and seniors, we have been pleased with the Sanibel City Council's attempts to protect us from the COVID-19 pandemic. more »»

More than surprised by letter printed

June 30, 2020 To the editor: I was more than a little surprised that the Island Reporter chose to print a letter in the June 24, 2020, issue from a writer who stated that “anyone not wearing a mask outside their... more »»

It is time to listen to the scientists

June 30, 2020 To the editor: Gov. Ron DeSantis' failure to “re-open” the state of Florida in a safe manner is taking a severe toll on the health and economic well being of our citizens. more »»

Masks for a different use

June 30, 2020 To the editor: While we wrangle over wearing masks, Chinese citizens have been wearing them for years. Pre-COVID, masks provided protection from poor air quality. more »»

Policy change not only in Florida

June 23, 2020 To the editor: Perhaps the most distressing statement in William Harvey’s letter to the editor published in the June 17 issue of the Island Reporter, which comments on my June 10 guest column (“The... more »»

Unknowing killers?

June 23, 2020 To the editor: Ordinarily, people would never think of hurting, no less potentially killing other people. more »»

COVID-19: Is this a time to reassess?

June 16, 2020 To the editor: COVID-19 has had an extreme negative affect on many aspects of our lives and the economy. Tourist reliant business have virtually shut down. more »»

Simply a matter of good public health

June 16, 2020 To the editor: The decision whether or not to wear a facial mask in public should never have become a political issue, or a symbol of a culture war. more »»

Good in one case, good in another

June 16, 2020 To the editor: I read with interest Howard Simon's guest commentary on “The governor, federal courts and right to vote” in the June 10 issue of the Island Reporter. more »»

Pandemic ponderings

June 9, 2020 To the editor: Like many other Sanibel-ians, I have used the last eleven weeks of social distancing and isolation to get reacquainted with my beautiful island hom. more »»

Setting a healthy example

June 2, 2020 To the editor: Costco has become a guiding light in this world of fake news. You can’t enter its warehouse locations without a face covering. more »»

Freedom must overcome fear

May 26, 2020 To the editor: Freedom is the ability to do things in the present. Fear is the worry that present actions may result in a future bad event. Science is the antidote to fear. Science provides knowledge. more »»

Masks needed at island eateries

May 19, 2020 To the editor: Restaurants on Sanibel and Captiva, please protect your employees and our community … wear masks! I was shocked to see the lack of masks being worn at our restaurants. more »»

Council can still take action

May 19, 2020 To the editor: On May 12, the Sanibel City Council voted to reopen hotels and short-term rentals to visitor. more »»

Some freedoms are not absolute

May 12, 2020 To the editor: As Constitutional conservatives we consider the freedoms in our First, Fourth and Fourteenth amendments as cornerstones of our democracy. more »»

Yesterday, today and tomorrow

May 12, 2020 To the editor: What a difference four months made. A cultural tsunami crashed on everything we believed permanent, The Before Times. more »»



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