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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 »»

Project is not about tourists, it’s about island residents

July 14, 2016 To the editor: I strongly support the Civic and Culture Core concept as a wonderful collaboration between three major island resources that nearly all of us benefit from; Island Seniors Center 4... more »»

Guest Commentary: A preventable crisis

July 14, 2016 Recently a state of emergency was declared for Lee, Martin and St. Lucie counties from the filthy water and toxic algae spilling from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee and St. more »»

Separate Sanibel, Captiva

July 6, 2016 To the editor, There have been so many suggestions as to how we might mitigate traffic congestion, and thus restore the quiet, small town atmosphere envisioned by those who wrote, and adopted, the... more »»

Keep the keeper’s quarters

July 6, 2016 To the editor, I don’t know Sanibel Planning Commission Chairman Phillip Marks. I have met Dr. John Raffensperger. The quoted words of Mr. more »»

Criticism based on inaccurate information it is unfair and out of place

June 29, 2016 To the editor: There were a number of inaccuracies in a letter by Gary Taibbi in the June 22 edition of the Island Reporter that I would like to address so that readers are not misled. First, Mr. more »»

A sure bet

June 29, 2016 To the editor: We can certainly agree there aren't too many sure bets these days. For example, view our local political scene. more »»

Guest Commentary: Beware of the cry for more state land buying

June 22, 2016 “Buy the land, send the water south” has become a common rallying cry for Florida activists looking to return the flow of water from Lake Okeechobee to the Everglades. more »»

Onward and upward?

June 22, 2016 To the editor: I marvel to see our very own proclaimed local resident, Chauncey Goss, Sanibel City Councilman elected March 2015 — March 2019, is now running for the anticipated upcoming vacancy in... more »»

Civic and Cultural Core project is very much needs

June 22, 2016 To the editor: We have owned a home on Sanibel for 19 years and have been on the Island for 35 years. more »»

Round and Round on Sanibel

June 22, 2016 To the editor: The City Council should visit Hilton Head Island to experience roundabouts. more »»

Bigger isn’t always better

June 15, 2016 To the editor: I was very pleased to read the recent letter from Tom DeBenedictis in the Island Reporter. In a short amount of space he has highlighted several problems (owners vs. more »»

BIG ARTS should remain a local venue

June 15, 2016 To the editor: BIG ARTS, one of Sanibel’s sacred cows, has long been a favorite place for friends and neighbors to meet and enjoy cultural event. more »»

Proposed BIG ARTS project would be a win-win

June 15, 2016 To the editor: We are writing to express our strong support for the Civic Core Project. We are long-time homeowners on Sanibel and have benefited greatly from BIG ARTS’ programs. more »»

Please keep an open mind though BIG ARTS discussions

June 15, 2016 To the editor: I am always excited to learn more about the possibility of a new cultural core center for Sanibel. more »»

No need for cultural center ‘improvements’

June 8, 2016 To the editor: I would like to add my objections to the planned cultural center to replace BIG ARTS and the installation of roundabout at the entry to the island. more »»

Time for a change

June 8, 2016 To the editor: This week Lee County’s water resources are once again overwhelmed with the destructive effects of Big Sugar pollution, aided and abetted by the many politicians who need Sugar money t... more »»



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