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Guest Comment: Commissioners keeping eye on projects, taxes

This year has been unlike any before it. Each of us has had to deal with unbelievable challenges, and as a nation, we have faced uncertainty about the future. One thing Lee County residents can be certain about is that their local government will provide them with a balanced budget and will ...

Opposed to Doppler tower

To the editor: We moved to Pine Island full-time to enjoy the rural setting, old Florida culture, abundant wildlife and natural beauty of the island. We also sought to escape the rapidly growing exposure to microwave transmissions in more urban settings. We see those benefits deteriorating ...

Climate change hypocrisy

To the editor: As of 9/9/20, more than 2.2 million acres of forest have burned uncontrollably in California as reported by CBS News. Previously, 2018 was the worst season for California fires consuming 1,893,913 acres, according to Wikipedia, and producing 68 million tons of heat trapping ...

We don’t want or need a 110-foot Doppler radar tower on our special island

To the editor: In response to your article, Weather or Not? Sept. 9 No disrespect to Mr. Jim Farrell, chief meteorologist, but we don’t want or need such a monstrosity, as the 110-foot WINK Doppler radar tower on Pine Island. You are quoted, “they’re harmless, they’re not going to ...

Raising the minimum wage benefits the local economy

To the editor: Amendment 2 would increase minimum wage over the next six years until it rises up to $15 per hour. Currently the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the median hourly wage in Cape Coral is $16.87. Should the voters increase the minimum wage in six years rise to $1.87 below ...

Guest Commentary: Jury trials have resumed this week

In March, the Florida Supreme Court suspended jury trials throughout the state due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Over the past several months, new CDC-recommended safety guidelines were implemented to protect you while at the courthouse. With your health and well-being in mind, temperature checks ...

Defund the Police? Who’s in charge of their replacement?

To the editor: On the morning of Dec. 20, 1989 at 1 a.m. the invasion of Panama, by the United States, began. Bombs began going off, tanks rolled toward Noriega’s “Comandancia” and an intense but short battle ensued. The most striking thing to me was watching each neighborhood and even ...

We’re better than this

To the editor: We live in a very friendly neighborhood in south St. James City. We have always gotten along with all our neighbors. It saddens us to discover that someone, under the cover of darkness, was guilty of trespassing, stealing, and denying the right of free speech to two of our ...

Boat parade puts pressure on already-polluted waters

To the editor: This letter is a further elaboration on the poor water quality recently described in recent media accounts. Jim Frock, the owner of Seven Seas Bait and Tackle in Matlacha, explained that the poor water quality is ruining the fishing and his business. I live in northwest Cape ...