Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander to the Editoren-usTue, 19 Jun 2018 00:18:12 EDTTue, 19 Jun 2018 00:18:12 EDT yes on half-penny sales tax the editor: If these were ordinary times, I would be opposed to an increase in the sales tax as regressive tax policy. These times, however, as Eleanor Roosevelt once said, "are not ordinary times.Wed, 6 Jun 2018 00:00:00 EDTSanibel's new Heritage Trail the editor: If you looked through the materials that came with the city's utility bill last week, you may have noticed a flyer on Sanibel's new Heritage Trail. It's worth considering the significance of this project for our community.Wed, 30 May 2018 00:00:00 EDTBailey Tract facts the editor: Although I have not followed the issues closely, and I have had no input into refuge planning for over 28 years, I did catch the letters to the editor in the May 9, 2018, edition of the Island Reporter.Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 EDTSales tax increase bad alternative the editor: The proposed half-cent sales tax increase, to aid Lee County schools, discussed in the May 8 edition, is a bad alternative. A sales tax is a retrogressive tax.Wed, 16 May 2018 00:00:00 EDTSustainability the editor: For the past few weeks, I've been reading articles and letters concerning the work in progress at the Bailey tract, and it got me to thinking about sustainability in genera.Wed, 16 May 2018 00:00:00 EDT