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Retired fire chief urges yes vote on rate increase

August 20, 2014 To the editor: I started 35 years ago with the Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Control District as a volunteer and retired as chief in 2013. more »»

Now it's threats ...

August 20, 2014 To the editor: Now it has boiled down to threat's ... we either accept their offer or they are going to curtail services. As Mrs. more »»

Fire Department needs our support

August 20, 2014 To the editor: There have been 22 commissioners of the Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Control District since the last millage cap was voted in 2000. more »»

I beg to differ

August 13, 2014 To the editor: In an ad placed by Ken Cox, Commission-er Seat 2 of the Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Control District, the ad states that there hasn’t been a millage rate increase in 14 years. more »»

Animal waste fouls Toledo’s drinking water

August 13, 2014 To the editor: Last weekend, the drinking water of 400,000 Toledo residents was fouled by animal waste. more »»

MPIFCD financial situation dire

August 13, 2014 To the editor: The current state of financial crisis facing the Matlacha Pine Island Fire Control District is dire and now to the point that, even if the millage rate was increased as requested, the... more »»

Summer season ends at Pine Island Pool

August 13, 2014 To the editor: Hello, from the Pine Island Pool staff in Bokeelia. While the weather is still very hot outside, the 2014 summer swim season has come to an end with great results. more »»

We live among heroes

August 13, 2014 To the editor: We had a great turn out for the Matlacha Hookers summer blood drive that produced 21 donations, which means that up to 63 individuals may benefit from the lifesaving efforts of those... more »»

Resident thanks all who have helped her

August 13, 2014 To the editor: I moved to Matlacha some 18 years ago and I am so glad I did. Recently I went for my fourth hip operation. What was a simple redo turned out to be a complicated one. more »»

To all Pine Islanders

August 13, 2014 To the editor: Burn the name King Ranch into your brain. That's the name of the latest threat to Pine Island. more »»

Pine Island family helps grateful residents find missing beagle

August 13, 2014 To the editor: We would like to thank all of our Pine Island family for your thoughts, prayers and help in finding our beagle Princess; she was missing 10 days. more »»

When will ‘we the people’ wake up?

August 13, 2014 To the editor: With elections coming up soon “we the people” must take back our government from both parties. more »»

Guest Commentary: We all will benefit from cleaning up our own backyard — and making polluters pay

August 13, 2014 As Lee County works to comply with the Clean Water Act, it is important to understand the value of improving water quality in our rivers and coastal estuaries for drinking, fishing, swimming and our... more »»

Thank you American Legion #136

August 6, 2014 To the editor: Wow! I never expected such love and appreciation from everyone at the Legion. It is my pleasure with great delight to say “Thank You.” Frank, Barry, Linda M, staff and board. more »»

Voting no to fire tax increase

August 6, 2014 To the editor: I am voting no to the proposed increase and these are my personal reasons: 1. The news release by Mr. Marzella was very misleading; stating we have not had a tax increase since 2000. more »»

Voting 'no' on the Fire Department millage increase

August 6, 2014 To the editor: The proposed millage increase for the Fire Department is a significant on. more »»

Support Smith in commission race

August 6, 2014 To the editor: We (Phil Buchanan and Noel Andress) are active in representing Pine Island on various Lee County boards and committee. more »»

Board needs to get its house in order

August 6, 2014 To the editor: The Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Control District Board has now admitted failure in fiscally managing our fire district by asking for additional funding. more »»

Why I reluctantly intend to vote for the Matlacha Pine Island Fire Department millage increase

July 30, 2014 To the editor: On Aug. 26, Greater Pine Island voters will be asked to vote on whether our fire department should be given a millage increase to 3. more »»

Looking for donations for ARC

July 30, 2014 To the editor: I will be making a run to ARC — Animal Refuge Center, a no-kill shelter in North Fort Myers, to drop supplies off next Thursday, July 31. They are in desperate need of: • Towels ... more »»

 
 

 

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