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29th Annual Excellence in Education Awards

To the editor: The Chamber of Commerce of Cape Coral Education Committee held the 29th Annual Excellence in Education Awards sponsored by The Breeze Newspapers on Tuesday, May 11, at the Cape Coral Yacht Club. At this feel-good event, the committee recognizes one educator and one student ...

Ready to snap on your running shoes?

To the editor: Women: Are you looking for a job? There will be two seats up for election on the Lee Board of County Commissioners in November 2022 Women For a Better Lee would like to hear from women who may want to consider running. QUALIFICATIONS: Must NOT serve the whims of ...

I read the news today, no joy

To the editor: Sure hard to read the paper today. Story of crime in the cities describes a store owner who has been robbed five times in the last 6 months thanks to the catch-and-release now prevalent in cities. The same robbers come back over and over. Police officers are leaving with ...

Safe foster homes needed more than ever

To the editor: Our world has been turned upside down for the past year by the pandemic. As our community continues to adjust to our “new normal” what remains the same? Child abuse and child neglect continue to turn children’s lives upside down every day. National Youth Advocate ...

For whom the bridge tolls

To the editor: Reading information in paper about bridge tolls and using figures posted in your sister paper, the Cape Coral Breeze, let me offer suggestions: Go back to toll collection. It appears salaries are lower than admin costs. The alley has staffed tolled booths, so let’s move on ...

Ode to Piney Point

To the editor: A letter to the editor submitted during national poetry month: I do not like DeSantis' plan Dumping toxics in Tampa bay again I do not like nitrogen Phosphorus nor radium Not in my water, gulf nor sea Not in my house nor community Should toxic dumping ...

Children need to see our faces

To the editor: I realize that the issue of wearing facial coverings is a sensitive one. And, sometimes, a volatile one. However, I would like to share my thoughts on wearing facial coverings from the viewpoint of a childcare provider. Infants see at a distance of approximately eight to 15 ...

First line of defense

To the editor: As a retired member of the U.S. Foreign Service, I was proud to represent America in seven countries over my 29 years of service. I write this in advance of Foreign Service Day on May 7, a day designated by Congress to honor our active-duty and retired members of the Foreign ...

Point of contact is the point

To the editor: We are missing the point! The major news organizations are focusing their attention and dialogue on the recent actions of several police officers. These officers, at the time of the event, were dealing with an unknown quantity as they approached, and started to investigate a ...

Extenuating circumstances create reasonable doubt

To the editor: Let me begin by saying it is a true tragedy that there had to be a loss of life for both Mr. Floyd and Mr. Wright. In both cases, one now adjudicated with findings of guilt, the other still pending, we have to ask ourselves if there are extenuating circumstances that create a ...