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Keep the boat ramps open

To the editor:We are tired of being cramped up in our houses. Boating is such a good way to social distance. It is important to have some fun things to do so we don't go crazy. Let's keep our boat ramps open during the COVID-19. Please let the county and city officials know that you are opposed ...

A virus that’s easy to cure

To the editor:This letter is in reference to the article in last week's Eagle about the Great American Cleanup during April. We on Pine Island are fortunate to have a recreational trail that gives walkers and bikers a traffic-free path for the length of the island. Since our days of social ...

The idea of contact-tracing teams is frightening

To the editor:The ambition of the newly formed Pine Island COVID-19 Task Force should be very alarming to Pine Island residents. To be considered dangerous for taking to the water, the docks or cooking outside is outrageous. Equally outrageous is contact tracing. Sure we expect it in Communist ...

Howl at 8

To the editor:Howl at 8 is a nationwide phenomenon that we hope will speed faster than coronavirus. We have started speeding it throughout St. James City, and hope it will help spread it over the entire island. It consists of walking outside your house at 8 p.m. and howling as loud as you can. ...

Guest Opinion: Housing instability an ongoing crisis

Rent is due, and millions of American families struggling to afford their payments face housing instability.As the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic continues to run its course, communities in Southwest Florida and throughout the United States are grappling with seldomly discussed, yet longstanding ...

The Pineland Road ‘drag strip’

To the editor:Fellow Pine Islanders, in this time when we are all looking for entertainment, I have a suggestion.When I was younger, we paid to go to a drag strip to watch cars, motorcycles and dragsters see how fast they could cover a quarter of a mile. We thought this was a lot of fun, all ...

Clean Waterways Act should be vetoed

To the editor:Before COVID-19, perhaps no concern was as great for Floridians as clean water. Now the Clean Waterways Act is sitting on Gov. DeSantis' desk. Understandably, because of the current health crisis, he has not yet signed this piece of legislation. Floridians, therefore, have time ...

Time to pull together

To the editor:In a recent Letter to the Editor it was stated that Republicans should tear up their government handout check for coronavirus economic recovery or donate it to someone else. If they do not they are hypocrites.The writer forgets that the government obtains this money by collecting ...

Guest Opinion: Being helpful when you are feeling helpless

With anxiety and uncertainty, the signs of these modern times, the loss of control over the future may leave people feeling helpless or hopeless and wondering what they can do.Studies have found that helping others is beneficial for you. It can help reduce stress, improve your emotional ...

Update from the GPIWA

To the editor:In the interest of keeping our customers up to date I have the following:- For customers with access to the internet, we will post any changes in GPIWA procedures on the home page. www.pineislandwater.com- Water employees are classified as Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers ...