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President Obama, or Emperor Obama?

January 27, 2015 It had been suggested that Executive Orders define a President’s “Emperor” status, and a quick check with the American Presidency Project ( more »»

Disgraceful but expected?

January 27, 2015 To the editor: I, for one, was not surprised that neither Obama, the VP nor the Secretary of State did not show up for the massive rally in Paris attended by heads of 40 nations to denounce Islamic... more »»

Greatest threat?

January 27, 2015 To the editor: So, Obama touts climate change as the more serious threat to the U.S. as opposed to Al Qaeda or ISIL. more »»

Lies against the middle class

January 27, 2015 To the editor: The Republican mantra of “Lower taxes, less government, more freedom” is a noble goal. However, unfortunately, it has never been achieved in my lifetime. more »»

People first

January 27, 2015 To the editor: In the years prior to the revolution, Cuba’s economy was relatively well,compared to the economies in the Caribbean. We must be mindful that this is relative. more »»

Prayer box ministry

January 20, 2015 To the editor: We are excited to be expanding our prayer ministry to the community of Pine Island. more »»

Florida 'cracker' fishermen?

January 20, 2015 To the editor: Just to add a little humor to last week's article, Exploring the Island's History, Matlacha is described as a cracker fishing village turned artist-colony and the home of pioneering... more »»

More on the Island Avenue issue

January 20, 2015 To the editor: It was interesting reading the letter in the Jan. 7 Letters to Editor written by Tom Brown. more »»

State DEP to conduct survey on Zemel landfill odor

January 20, 2015 To the editor: Noxious smelling gases generated by landfills continue to be problematic for the solid waste industry. It’s becoming an increasing and persistent issue that requires attention. more »»

Lee G.R.O.W.S. ‘Shows Where Your Taxes Go’

January 20, 2015 To the editor: I recently had the opportunity to attend Lee G.R.O.W.S. (Government Resource and Orientation Workshop Series). more »»

Neighborhood Watch meeting Jan. 16

January 13, 2015 To the editor: I am very sorry that I neglected to mention the "usual address." The address where we hold our meetings is 5492 Thomas St. (behind Red's). Our meetings begin around 6 p.m. more »»

Matlacha's luminaries immense success

January 13, 2015 To the editor: The celebration of the 29th year luminary tradition was an immense succes. more »»

Last chance for smoke alarms!

January 13, 2015 To the editor: The Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Control District's smoke alarm program is coming to an end. more »»

Kiwanis plan two community projects

January 13, 2015 To the editor: The Kiwanis Club of Greater Pine Island is proud to be an integral member of the Pine Island community. more »»

St. James City Automotive rocks

January 13, 2015 To the editor: St. James City has an automotive repair business that doesn’t work on vehicles, they fix them. more »»

Freedom of the pressin France and the U.S.

January 13, 2015 To the editor: We join the rest of the world in mourning the brave staff of the magazine Charlie Hebdo, gunned down by religious fanatics for defending freedom of the pres. more »»

Officials need to look into traffic problem in Matlacha

January 6, 2015 To the editor: I will admit that I am a relative newcomer to Matlacha, three years, but as a year-round resident, I have already had my fill of setting at the stop sign on Island Avenue at Pine... more »»

Dreaming is not a governing strategy

January 6, 2015 To the editor: President Obama, without any practical experience, along with dopey advisers, and filled with a pompous and arrogant persona, believes that viewing the world as he would like it to be... more »»

Yes, change is needed

January 6, 2015 To the editor: Today I was asked if, in my opinion, the protest in Fort Myers against institutional racism and institutional violence went wel. more »»

Guest Comment: Lee County has benefitted from conservation fund

December 31, 2014 Abundant energy can lead to a pristine environment. As we take time to reflect during this holiday season, what better time to truly appreciate our beautiful state and quality of life. more »»



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