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Guest Commentary: Thank you to the community

This has truly been a community effort. We just reopened one of the largest school districts in the country... and we did it together. The School District of Lee County appreciates the community’s efforts to get our students back to class, whether in-person or online. We are grateful for the ...

Guest Commentary: A new school year begins; welcome back!

Welcome back to all our students and district family. We are so happy to see you all, whether online or in person. These past few months have been very different for all of us. We’ve all had to make adjustments to our daily lives to continue to stay healthy and safe. The School District of ...

Guest Commentary: Jury trials resume

In March, the Florida Supreme Court suspended jury trials throughout the state due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past several months, new CDC-recommended safety guidelines were implemented to protect you while at the courthouse. With your health and well-being in mind, temperature checks ...

Boat parade puts pressure on already-polluted waters

To the editor This letter is a further elaboration on the poor water quality recently described in recent media accounts. Jim Frock, the owner of Seven Seas Bait and Tackle in Matlacha, explained that the poor water quality is ruining the fishing and his business. I live in northwest Cape ...

Elimination of payroll tax would impact Social Security benefits

To the editor: According to AARP the Social Security retirement benefit is currently solvent through 2035, assuming no changes to contributions and no increases in benefits. The FICA tax supplies most of the funds for the benefits paid to currently retired seniors and disabled workers. (89% ...

Bad-mouthing Trump doesn’t diminish his accomplishments

To the editor: I can not believe people that praise Biden and down President Trump. Biden has a press meeting and there he is, talking to a teleprompter and talking like he actually knows something, and, maybe, 10 reporters. Today he was bad mouthing Trump for saying things against the ...

Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it

To the editor: My family arrived in the United States following World War II. When they arrived they were refugees of war -- their cities bombed, their economy in ruins. They had survived the rise of Mussolini who, at first to many citizens in Italy, seemed to be someone who promoted Italian ...

Trump has given America new hope

To the editor: I am 76 years young, 100% DAV, and served my country during the Viet Nam war, 1964-1968. When I got discharged I went back to college in Boston on the VA bill. I was very naive about “politics” but took a class on political science where I learned from a teacher who started ...

Want clean water? Follow the money

To the editor: In 2018 our water pollution was so bad in Florida, we had dead dolphins, manatees, fish, birds and even a whale wash up on the shores of local beaches. People were coughing and having trouble breathing -- and it was not pollution, it was toxic algae-caused by nutrient pollutant ...

Reconsider Red Flag legislation

To the editor: Shortly after a boy shot and killed an historic number of children at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas school, police warning legislation was introduced in Florida’s senate. So-called Red Flag legislation would have required mental health and medical technicians to ...