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Say ‘no’ to new toll road

To the editor:Please do not build a new road from I-4 to Immokalee. The Sierra Club has built a long list of prestigious companies and organizations which have opposed this road. Listen to the people. A majority of the people are against this road. I challenge the state to put it on this year's ...

Guest Opinion: Rising up to the challenge

As we come to the end of another school year, we find ourselves in a unique position! We are not doing business as usual. This time of year, many of us would be attending awards ceremonies and planning for traditional graduation ceremonies. Instead, we are working to celebrate everyone in this ...

Guest Opinion: Stop playing games with our water

"What can you do against the lunatic who is more intelligent than yourself; who gives your arguments a fair hearing and simply persists in his lunacy?"- George Orwell's 1984It is an open joke in Tallahassee that if Kimberly Mitchell and the Everglades Trust speak, you will hear her words echoed ...

Interested in Kiwanis? Attend a meeting to find out more

To the editor:Last year I noticed an article from the Lions Club wanting to sell the equipment from the park in St. James City. I decided I would get involved and try to save the park for the children of Pine Island. Kiwanis Club of Greater Pine Island stepped up and offered their help. During ...

Hospital nurses are unsung heroes

To the editor:I have just returned as a patient from four days at Gulf Coast Hospital in Fort Myers and I thank God not only that I am OK, but that I had the chance to experience first hand the expert care of every nurse I had -- every single one, who entered my room with kindness, patience, ...

Guest Opinion: Are we done with China now?

It's time to call out the abuses that China has perpetrated on the Western world.We have known about the People's Republic of China's exploitation of American enterprise for years. The problem is that we have not wanted to confront it. Ever since China joined the World Trade Organization in ...

A new bureaucracy cometh

To the editor:As a retired business executive I have become more aware and chagrined about the unrestricted growth of the federal bureaucracy -people, who have not stood for election by the people, but wield a tremendous amount of power to affect the lives of the electorate. More and more of ...

Join the Kiwanis Club

To the editor:Last year I noticed an article from the Lions Club wanting to sell the equipment from the park in St. James City. I decided I would get involved and try to save the park for the children of Pine Island. Kiwanis Club of Greater Pine Island stepped up and offered their help. During ...

Islander asks County Commission to reject incorporation proposal

To the editor:Subject: please refuse a request from the Greater Pine Island Civic Association for a referendum on incorporating Matlacha and Pine Island.The Greater Pine Island Civic Association wants to incorporate Matlacha and Pine Island.GPICA hired Mr. (Joe) Mazurkiewicz to do a study of ...

Island seems split

To the editor:I agree with the Eagle Editorial that we are on the right track with Gov. DeSantis' plan towards normalcy. Just like the entire country, the island seems to be split on more government or less government. When I bought my place here 20 years ago that was not the case. Pine Island ...