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Welcome to Florida

To the editor: Florida’s beautiful weather, no state income tax and all-around wonderful quality of life is bringing many people from across the country to relocate here. I have noticed a trend that is alarming and for those of you who moved from Northeastern states and other states where ...

Food for thought

To the editor: I think it an outdated, puritanical notion that work alone should be rewarded. I am not opposed to giving away food to the hungry and having the government create debt to subsidize the underemployed. But COVID-19 relief should not be about give-aways to business. That is not ...

‘Some clarification on heroism’s demise’ redux

To the editor: In 1987 Rick Scott started Columbia; in 1994 his company merged with HCA Tennessee. Together they purchased hundreds of hospitals, home health locations and surgery centers in Texas. He was the CEO of the company until 1997. After he learned earlier that year that the federal ...

Be a friend to wildlife

To the editor: Because of the pandemic, the Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife has decided to have a silent auction. This auction will probably be the only major fund raiser we will have this year.We will miss our Burrowing Owl Festival. Ahh, next year. Here are just a few of the things you may ...

Building a bridge to early learning success

Parents of children set to start kindergarten this fall have a new option for their little ones — Young Five. It’s a VPK-to-kindergarten “bridge program” for children whose birthdays make them eligible to start kindergarten — but just barely. Known as transitional kindergarten, ...

Bedrock of democracy

To the editor: Democracy needs a ground to stand on. Like the well-known Biblical parable of the foolish and wise builders, one choosing to build his home on shifting sand and the other on solid rock, Americans need to choose the ground on which to build their democracy. The choice is as ...

‘A’ for effort…

Lee County School Board members got an update this week on the District’s plans to improve the way it processes public records requests. District staff has soft-launched new software, GovQA, and plans to have it up and running next month. The software system, estimated to cost $18,500 for ...

Service went well above and beyond

To the editor: At a time when there is so much negativity about government, elected officials and government employees, it’s important to give recognition when there is good news to report. This letter is about problem my wife and I experienced getting scheduled for our second dose of the ...

Evangelicals’ faith In Trump

To the editor: The political and social relationship between the Evangelical community and President Donald Trump has to be one of the strangest and ironic as well as strong and committed relationships in presidential history. The bonds between President Trump and the Evangelicals started in ...