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Guest Comment: Fall migrations: You can save a manatee’s life

As fall brings chilly weather and cooler water temperatures, Save the Manatee Club reminds boaters and residents in coastal areas outside of Florida to watch for migrating manatees who may not be safe in colder waters. Manatees have little body fat despite their large size, and they cannot ...

Matlacha should consider a similar noise ordinance

To the editor: I heard on the news that Sanibel passed a noise ordinance regarding lawn cutting. No gas weed whackers or blowers are allowed! This is a huge noise issue in Matlacha due all homes close together and so many different lawn care companies there are several cutting every day. I ...

American Legion Post 136 welcoming new members

To the editor: Calling all veterans, sons, grandparents, grandchildren, wives, sisters and daughters of veterans. On July 30, 2019, President Trump signed The Legion Act into law. This act changed the required eligibility for veterans wanting to join the American Legion. Some veterans were ...

Volunteers recognized at VFW Post # 4353

To the editor: On Oct. 16, the Greater Pine Island VFW Post 4353 held a special event to honor employees, vendors and especially volunteers that have helped the Post get through these most trying times. We all know that the last 6 months have been like none other and without good people like ...

PILOT update

To the editor: We apologize for missing last week!  • Last week the teens held elections for officer positions in Builder's Club. Congratulations to President - Christian Flores, Vice President - Erik Daniels, Secretary - Tracy Daniels and Treasurer- Bella Player! • We will be ...

Call it what it is — pollution

To the editor: The Army Corp of Engineers has been sending polluted waters down the Caloosahatchee River from the polluted Lake Okeechobee. For the last month, algae blooms have begun in Cape Coral canals. Cheerful chirping from James Evans of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation that ...

Clean water, dirty wetlands

To the editor: Although Southwest Florida has managed to escape the worst of our recent water woes thus far in 2020, there is not a local resident who cannot forget the past few years when a combination of red tide and blue-green algae wrecked havoc on our beaches and estuaries. Indeed, the ...

We should be concerned we are being sternly tested

To the editor: The great experiment that is called America has been and always will be a work in progress. We have held together through worse times than now. The Civil War, the market crash of 1929 and subsequent depression are two examples. Suffice it to say, there are dozens more. The ...

What have we become?

To the editor: I’m grieved… I’m grieved as I witness people whom I love… bicker, de-friend and spew unlovely words at each other. I’m grieved by the lack of trust people have toward each other and by how little nuance there is in our discourse. Left-Right, Red-Blue, ...