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Guest Opinion: Sea-level rise must be taken seriously

September 19, 2018 We, a United States Representative and a scientist from our regional state university, have come together to acknowledge that sea-level rise is an urgent problem for our community, but one that we... more »»

Questions about WCIND hearing

September 19, 2018 To the editor: The West Coast Inland Navigation District’s final budget hearing was another roaring success. more »»

We all need to be part of the solution

September 19, 2018 To the editor: The water quality crisis in Florida is a wakeup call to us all. Calling the current ecological disaster a result of red or brown tide is misleadin. more »»

Guest Comment: This is our burning water moment

September 12, 2018 In 1969 a river caught on fire. The Cuyahoga River in Cleveland Ohio had finally had enough. Enough industrial pollution from decades of discharges that the river started burning. more »»

Guest Comment: Building new schools or maintaining existing schools should not be an either-or proposition

September 12, 2018 In 2002, Florida voters approved what sounded like a great thing for children. more »»

Red tide is anything but natural

September 12, 2018 To the editor:  In my last letter I criticized Gov. Scott's declaration of emergency regarding red tide. more »»

Put the blame where it belongs

September 12, 2018 To the editor: The Army Corp of Engineers killed the river of grass when they built the dike at the south end of Lake O. They killed Lake O when they straightened the Kissimmee River. more »»

Who’s to blame — really?

September 12, 2018 To the editor: Some real facts: There has been a Republican federal Congress for eight years. There has been a Republican Florida Legislature for eight years and a Republican governor for eight years. more »»

Thanks for supporting clean water efforts

September 5, 2018 To the editor: Thank you to many residents of Pine Island, Matlacha, and surrounding communities who participated in the Save Our Water protest on Matlacha Bridge on Sunday, Aug. 26. more »»

Many thanks

September 5, 2018 To the editor: As I begin this message, I want to offer my sincere thanks to the community, which supported my reelection to the District 1 seat on the Lee County School Board! I am honored and... more »»

No More!

September 5, 2018 No baby ducks no jumping fish It’s as if my canal has died Blue-green algae pollutes Lake Okeechobee invades the incoming tide As it dies it gladly feeds a voracious red tide just offshore,... more »»

Tainted waters are a safety issue

September 5, 2018 To the editor: Two related articles were published on Aug. 15 regarding blue-green algae. The first question is, whether it is OK to drain Lake O. more »»

Guest Comment: Conservation 20/20 continues to thrive

August 29, 2018 This week, the Lee Board of County Commission had the opportunity to discuss our successful Conservation 20/20 program. more »»


August 29, 2018 To the editor: I am responsible for our current water crisis. Over the years, I have developed a personal psychology built around blame and denial. more »»

Become part of the solution

August 29, 2018 To the editor: Blue/green algae is pumped on a strict schedule to prevent the Lake Okeechobee dike from breaking. Approximately 40,000 people live below that dike. more »»

Guest Comment: 23 years of MangoMania ... how do they do that?

August 22, 2018 Looking out over the empty German American Social Club as I loaded up the last of the tents and tables into my SUV, I realized that while setting up and breaking down for an event is indeed labor... more »»

Special privilege?

August 22, 2018 To the editor: Concerning Commissioner Manning's plea deal, it appears that he received special privilege. more »»

Red tide is NOT the problem

August 22, 2018 To the editor: The $1.3M which Gov. Scott is sending to Lee County is largely intended to help clean up and recover from the red tide disaster. more »»

Guest opinion: Don't 'streamline' Conservation 2020

August 17, 2018 Lee County taxpayers have been clear; we value our wild side and recognize our economy is dependent on the natural diversity and wild creatures with whom we share this area. more »»

We are not getting both sides of the news

August 15, 2018 To the editor: I read with interest the letter submitted by Susan McGuire. She gave us a history lesson on “lying press.” My husband and I channel search through the various news media stations. more »»

Water conditions and their affects on us, visitors, business

August 15, 2018 To the editors: Watching our latest water conditions and its affect on full time/seasonal residents, visitors, businesses and our marine life, it’s apparent we’ve reached a point where now, more tha... more »»



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2016 McManis Viognier

September 14, 2018 #35-18-PIE The report from the "Little Cottage by the Sea" is that the fishing is decent, the seafood is great, and there are abundant quantities of good wine to pair with the occasion! The... more »

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