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Weak leadership putting the U.S. at risk

To the editor: The most egregious situation of the 20-year involvement with Afghanistan is happening now. Some very large number of people who supported the Allies in Afghanistan are now left high and dry to suffer and many to be killed, no doubt. That has already started. The U.S. is ...

Preserve freedoms, stop the spread of COVID

To the editor: The events in Afghanistan on Aug. 26 highlight the true costs of freedom. God bless all those servicemen and servicewomen who lost their lives so that so many can be free. And God bless and protect all those who continue to make sacrifices so that we have the right to make ...

DeSantis following a failed formula

To the editor: With Donald Trump being the only exception, I don’t think there’s anyone who really believes that his MAGA base is growing. More and more people are distancing themselves from him as he continues to spout his delusional conspiracy theories and the idea that somehow he will ...

Unite for the fight: Stop playing politics with our water

As an elected official, one of my top priorities has always been to improve our water quality. Over the course of years that I have been in office, I have spent countless hours in Tallahassee and Washington working with state and federal officials to secure the funding for projects essential to ...

An island gem, VFW Post #4353

To the editor: My wife and I just celebrated our first year on Pine Island! I want to talk about how we have been made welcome. My first visit to a VFW, after my 22-year career in the Navy, resulted in meeting a great group of people. The first person I met was the commander, who immediately ...

Honor and Respecting Old Glory’ an American flag exchange program

To the editor: Our deepest thanks and appreciation go out to those who serve and have fought in defense of our freedom. During these difficult times it is more important than ever to demonstrate our spirt of unity and determination to prevail. The American Flag represents that American ...

Follow the science, listen to the experts when it comes to masks

To the editor: An open letter to the School Board of Lee County: The League of Women Voters of Lee County Florida requests that the Lee County School Board take mitigation measures to protect all students and staff from the spread of COVID and to strengthen its mask policy by requiring a ...

VFW holds Spirit of 45 Ceremony

To the editor: The Spirit of 45 Ceremony honoring the “Greatest Generation” was held Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, at the Marriott Resort in Fort Myers. Over 300 people attended to show respect to the World War II veterans. Thirty-eight World War II veterans were present. The ceremony was very ...

Student mask mandate

To the editor: I am a retired educator, supervisor and coordinator originally from Maryland, and my wife and I are appalled at the lack of concern Governor DeSantis has demonstrated for the health and safety of our citizens—especially our youth. I have the following questions for the ...