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Blind Pass matter could have serious impact

May 4, 2016 To the editor: I’ve written the following to our Lee County commissioners: I’d like to point out the County has a 25 year agreement with Ding Darling over Wulfert Flats that will be nullified if... more »»

Repercussions of Ceitus Barrier removal will continue to plague water conditions and Cape Coral development

May 4, 2016 To the editor: Cape Coral continues to plunge ahead with very ambitious plans for possible high-rise condos, big commercial projects, marinas, gated communities, etc., etc. more »»

President needs our help

May 4, 2016 To the editor: It is nice to have a president who thinks, feels, adds human qualities to the job and get things done. more »»

Guest Commentary: Activists shut down fracking with fear

April 27, 2016 Fear just secured another victor. more »»

Does Civic Core really fit in the Sanibel Plan?

April 20, 2016 To the editor: I am wondering if anyone else caught the irony in two of the front page articles last week? The headliner... more »»

F.I.S.H. appreciative of residents and visitors on Sanibel

April 20, 2016 To the editor: Thank you Sanibel and Captiva residents and visitors. Thank you Sanibel and Captiva businesses and foundations. more »»

Where kindness is needed

April 20, 2016 To the editor: I was riding my bike home from the theater. The bike light pierced the dark with authority. more »»

Guest Commentary: Sales tax referendum?

April 13, 2016 The School District of Lee County is, indeed, a large organization. We are, depending on when you look, either the first or second largest employer in Lee County along with Lee Memorial Health System. more »»

PAWS gives its gratitude to community

April 13, 2016 To the editor:? PAWS of the Islands would like to thank all of the individuals, artists and businesses that donated funds, items, services and gift certificates, that made our first ever Fundraiser,... more »»

Make the water flow south…again

April 13, 2016 To the editor:? U. S. Sugar’s full-page ads explain how water from north of Lake O has been diverted to the Caloosahatchee and St. more »»

Area boaters urged to use ‘turtle spotters,’ obey no-wake zones

April 13, 2016 To the editor: A knock at my front door last Thursday afternoon by my Cape Coral neighbor and Minnesota resident Laura Bruestle changed the way I think about the Caloosahatchee River, Cape Coral’s... more »»

Guest Commentary: Threats to manatees and habitat on the rise: Help protect their future

April 6, 2016 Throughout my 40 years as a professional aquatic biologist and most of my years as a student to become one, I have appreciated just how important manatees are to the health and welfare of our aquati... more »»

Legal action for polluted water?

March 30, 2016 To the editor: Sanibel City Council, Rather than reciting the statements of US Sugar and SWFWMD, will you please answer our following question: “What legal action will our City take to prohibit the... more »»

Guest Commentary: Setting the record straight on Caloosahatchee flows

March 23, 2016 In the March 16, 2016 News-Press, U.S. Sugar paid for an ad titled “It’s Time to Set the Record Straight on the Lake Okeechobee Discharges”. In that ad, they quoted my Feb. more »»

Guest Commentary: SFWMD responds to 'back pumping' tactics

March 23, 2016 Pumping water into the lake from the south, known as “back pumping,” is used only in extreme emergency flooding situations by the South Florida Water Management District. more »»

Sugar industry's ties to Florida politicians

March 23, 2016 To the editor: Rae Ann Wessel, Natural Resource Policy Director, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, has stated that 25 years of scientific studies repeatedly cite the one solution that would... more »»

Jazz on the Island

March 16, 2016 To the editor: How much would you be willing to pay for a concert ticket to see and hear a jazz band of experienced mostly white-haired professional musicians play New Orleans and Chicago jazz, Big... more »»

Card of thanks

March 9, 2016 To the editor: We were blown away! This year’s  Sanibel Captiva Heart Walk was our best ever!  Together,  we raised more than twice as much as in 2015—almost $37,000— thanks to you. more »»

Rubio and Big Sugar get along well

March 9, 2016 To the editor: In April, 2015 the Cuban Fanjul brothers, principal owners of the sugar industry in SW Florida, launched Marco Rubio’s Presidential campaign with a $2700 a plate fundraiser. more »»

A big helping hand from SPD and SFD

March 9, 2016 To the editor: Our 22-month old granddaughter Michele Schubert was visiting her grandparents, Bruce & Nancy Mann, when she locked herself into her bedroom at 8:30 pm that evenin. more »»



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