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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 ...

COVID-19 puts new twist on school safety tips

Those of us with school-age children probably believe we have back-to-school safety precautions down pat. But 2020 has thrown a whole new set of need-to-know tips into the mix. The Florida Department of Health Lee County released last week its school’s-in safety tips, saying students — ...

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 ...

Political leadership is clueless

To the editor: I take COVID and the mask situation seriously and wear a mask where it is required. I believe this virus can be more dangerous to some people with underlining conditions. But the people who are disseminating the information to us have a long track record of lying to and showing ...

Lawlessness, indeed

To the editor: I certainly agree with Ellen Starbird’s final paragraph last week that “laws are the expression of an ethics of a people and that contempt for lawfulness is particularly unattractive in a public official.” But her application of that principle is misplaced and shows a ...

Trump has persevered despite detractors

To the editor: Paul Kiefner does an excellent job of explaining the ISO Certification Process. Then he attempts to apply it where it was not designed to be used. A major corporation is significantly different than the federal government. When I was employed at Ford Motor Company, if Henry Ford ...

Serious deep trouble

To the editor: As long as we have significant numbers of people walking freely about -- presumably and apparently otherwise functioning adults -- who can express the sentiments in the letter “Letter was dead-on,” (notwithstanding the original letter which is therein proclaimed to ...

Guest Opinion: County committed to LeeCares aid effort

I want to thank Lee County’s residents for your perseverance during these difficult times. I also want to thank our Lee County employees who have stepped up to the challenge of what all public servants are tasked to do in times of great need -– serve the community. You know many of ...