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Our democracy is in crisis

February 7, 2018 To the editor: Our system of checks and balances is out of balance. Democracy is in crisi. more »»

Matlacha Civic Association case against incorporation

February 7, 2018 To the editor: Regarding the recent lead article pertaining to my presentation to the Matlacha Civic Association, I offer 2 minor corrections. more »»

Fish farming an environmentally 'smart choice' for our island

February 7, 2018 To the editor: I read with great interest the letter signed by Mr. Tomlinson entitled "Aquaculture for Pine Islan. more »»

Lee County roller coaster ride

January 31, 2018 To the editor: Lee County School Board and County Commissioners shows us how the roller coaster ride goes up and down with their proposal to add a sales tax that will do away with that pesky problem... more »»

Incorporation is the path to preserving our future

January 31, 2018 To the editor: Last year when Cape Coral annexed part of Matlacha, the Greater Pine Island Civic Association (GIPCA) decided it was time to consider incorporation. Joseph M. Mazurkiewicz Jr. more »»

Can you hear me now?

January 31, 2018 To the editor: If you have been following The Beacon of HOPE’s efforts on behalf of our local veterans, we can report that it is successful, having meet with seven vets on the morning of Jan. 10. more »»

Pine Island Community Church celebrates 10 years

January 31, 2018 To the editor: “…slowly the cars began to move. Slowly they climbed the steep hill. more »»

Thanks to all for supporting 36th annual Junior Olympics

January 31, 2018 To the editor: Saturday was a beautiful day at the Pine Island Little League field. The PI Kiwanis and Lee County Parks & Recreation held their 36th annual Jr. Olympic. more »»

Aquaculture on Pine Island — an informational update

January 31, 2018 To the editor: It is a question of location, not aquaculture on Pine Island itself. more »»

‘Who’d have thunk?’

January 24, 2018 To the editor: An era comes to a soft close this month for the Matlacha Hookers. Our founder and First Madam, Nancy Goodwin, is moving north to West, By God, Virginia for her next adventure. more »»

Give President Trump a chance?

January 24, 2018 To the editor: Both the democrats and republicans are corrupted by our campaign laws. President Trump can be untruthful. more »»

‘Thumb speak’

January 24, 2018 To the editor: This era has seen a new societal method of communication. The advent of the smart phone has given rise to what could be called “Thumb speak. more »»

Folks are going to do what they're going to do ...

January 17, 2018 To the editor: I wish to commend on the article about dog droppings left behind. I do not in any way want to diminish your verbal efforts or lengthy research that is, in fact, correct. more »»

Moose Lodge organizing Annual Bicycle Poker Run

January 17, 2018 To the editor, The Pine Island Moose 1954 has been having an Annual Bicycle Poker Run for over 20 years. The Annual Pine Island Moose 1954 Bicycle Poker Run is set for Jan. 27, 2018. more »»

Food Pantry thanks all who contributed in 2017

January 10, 2018 To the editor: To our Island friends, churches, businesses, social and service clubs, thank you for your donations to the Food Pantry this past year made it possible for us to meet the needs of 2,53... more »»

Let's quit sniping ...

January 10, 2018 To the editor: Susan McGuire's letter to the editor, on behalf of ROAR was also printed in the News-Press and not met favorably. One commenter called her "another loon from Pine Island. more »»

Not cleaning up after your dog creates a health hazard

January 10, 2018 To the editor: I love my dog. I pick up after my dog. Everyone should. I used to enjoy walking my dog during calm and cool mornings. more »»

Winn-Dixie praised for donations

January 10, 2018 To the editor: First Baptist Church of Pine Island would like to thank our local Winn-Dixie for always being willing to donate food towards our TeamKid and JAM Youth Group programs. more »»

Thanks to Wenz and library supporters

January 10, 2018 To the editor: The Friends of the Pine Island Library thank musician Annie Wenz for her “knock it out of the ball park” concert on Jan. 6. Thank you also to the St. more »»

Guest Commentary: Greater Pine Island Water Association report on arsenic

January 3, 2018 A few residents of Pine Island have recently asked about the safety of the drinking water supply on the island following reports on the radio in December and in May. more »»



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