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Lake O operating plan must be balanced

To the editor: The following letter was submitted to USACE Col. Booth and others involved in revisions to the Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM). Re: LOSOM Alternative CC Optimization for the Caloosahatchee Dear Colonel Booth: On behalf of the Captiva Community Panel and ...

‘Voting rights’ and the hidden agenda

To the editor: Biden is pushing legislation so Democrats can control elections from Washington. This hidden agenda will allow voter-immune bureaucrats to manage the election process similar to how education is taking control from local school boards by beefing up state and federal education ...

Biden administration insists inflation is ‘transitory’

To the editor: Jimmy Carter was president from 1977 to 1981. Inflation ran rampant and the economic destruction rained down on our economy from the Carter era is legendary. Money market rates hit 20 percent, interest rates on home mortgages were 15 percent (FreddieMax.com) on 30-year fixed ...

Voting rights must be supported

To the editor: The John Lewis Voting Rights Act has passed the House vote. The Senate has largely been on strike, refusing to do the work of passing legislation in an apparent hissy fit (still) over losing the election last year. It is time to get over yourselves, boys. The national credit ...

Thanks to ‘Keep Lee County Beautiful’ and local student clubs

To the editor: I'd like to thank “Keep Lee County Beautiful” (KLCB.org) along with the Trafalgar Builders Club and Cape High Key Club for their diligent work in cleaning up Jaycee Park a few weekends ago. I applaud all the volunteers for devoting their time and effort to preserve the ...

Legion Riders thank community for support for 9/11 Flag Ceremony

To the editor: The American Legion Riders Chapter 136 would like to express great appreciation to the Pine Island community first responders who participated in our First Annual 9/11 Flag Ceremony. It was our pleasure to hold the first of many ceremonies to honor the first responders. The ...

Don’t get caught up in political “noise”

To the editor: The battle in Florida over mandatory masks in schools, from our governor’s perspective, is all about the rights of the parents, not a government agency, to make decisions concerning the welfare of their children. Of course the Democratic Party is telling you it’s about our ...

Mask mandate challenge a big loss in the court of public opinion

To the editor: Let’s see if I got this straight: Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order banning school boards from enacting mask mandates in their districts. He further warned that if they did, he would withhold the salaries of any board member or superintendent who defied his ...