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March 21, 2018 To the editor: The 81st Annual Sanibel Shell Festival co-hosted by the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club and the Sanibel Community Association was a great success, and the two organizations wish to express... more »»

Vote in LCEC elections

March 21, 2018 To the editor: My name is John D'Esposito, and I am a candidate for the Board of Trustees of Lee County Electric Cooperativ. more »»

A promise to Lee County’s children

March 7, 2018 To the editor: I have lived in Lee County for 30 years and know the multiple ways our children here are underserved. more »»

Change is in the hands of voters

March 2, 2018 To the editor: Americans reacted to the latest school massacre with stunned sadness and outrage. more »»

Education goes beyond test scores

March 2, 2018 To the editor: I read with despair the Feb. 14 letter to the editor from Adina Lukas of Fort Myers about what’s wrong with American education. Clearly she’s never been a teache. more »»

Action, not sentiment, needed

February 21, 2018 To the editor: Congressman Rooney’s early response to the Parkland school massacre in which 17 students and staff lost their lives, was a sentiment-free meme on Facebook that parroted the overworked... more »»

Thank you for the support

February 16, 2018 To the editor: A big thank you to all who attended the 2018 Sanibel/Captiva Heart Walk! Together, we raised over $30,000 to support the lifesaving work and research of the American Heart... more »»

America schools are failing our children

February 16, 2018 To the editor: In a December issue of the Reporter-Islander, I saw a negative comment about Betsy DeVos, our education secretary. Teachers and their unions are very opposed to charter schools. more »»

Thank you, Community House

January 31, 2018 To the editor: Folks do things well on Sanibel. Ranking high on the list is the rehab of our historic Community Hous. more »»

Enough asphalt in paradise

January 31, 2018 To the editor: Anybody else remember Joni Mitchell’s song, “Pave Paradise, put up a Parking Lot”? When does it end … now we have a preponderance of asphalt, both on bike trails and parking lots. more »»

Lee County roller coaster ride

January 31, 2018 To the editor: Lee County School Board and County Commissioners shows us how the roller coaster ride goes up and down with their proposal to add a sales tax that will do away with that pesky problem... more »»

Sanibel traffic problems, delays

January 17, 2018 To the editor: Let’s all get serious about an important issue for all Sanibelians, full time, part time, day trippers and tourists. more »»

Guest Commentary: Great news: Heart healthy meals have arrived

January 17, 2018 The few times I’ve been in a local hospital, I have been dismayed to find that many of the meals on hospital menus read like a list of “what not to eat. more »»


January 17, 2018 To the editor: As the season is here, let’s celebrate it by what we can do to spread more kindness on our Island. I see two places where kindness is needed. more »»

America is better today

January 10, 2018 To the editor: After a year in office, President Trump has succeeded in making America great again. more »»

Guest Commentary: Much accomplished in 2017; much work ahead in the new year

January 10, 2018 As we begin the new year, it is a time to reflect upon past accomplishments and look ahead to 2018 goal. more »»

Guest Commentary: Affordable housing unattainable in Florida

January 10, 2018 Florida is in the midst of an affordable housing crisis. Unfortunately, our governor and state lawmakers are only making matters worse. more »»

Talking points

January 10, 2018 To the editor: Letters to you from Gloria Garber and David Fetzer in the Jan. 3, Reporter caught my attention. more »»

Marine litter kills

January 10, 2018 To the editor: Marine litter, or marine debris, is a huge environmental issue. Marine litter is waste materials, like plastic and such, that end up in our oceans, lakes, or waterways. more »»

Snowflake tizzy

January 10, 2018 To the editor: Republican Representative Francis Rooney caused quite a stir this last week when he made the bold statement that he wanted leaders at the Department of Justice and FBI to “purge”... more »»



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