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Still fighting to protect the island

To the editor, There were a lot of unhappy Pine Islanders at the Town Hall meeting at the Methodist Church on June 29, concerned with the proposed development order from Jefferson Lakes for 94 “townhouses/condos” and 17 buildings to be constructed nearby environmental, sensitive wetlands, ...

American flag is a symbol of our freedom

To the editor: Recently a “journalist” was upset at all the American flags she saw driving around on Long Island, N.Y. When I read this I was not only offended by her outrage at the symbol of our country but wondered what her outrage was founded upon. Apparently there are those that ...

Trying ease an islander’s pain

To the editor WB Williamson Brothers is owned and operated by three; Jimmy and Joe Williamson, and our cousin Steve King. All three of us have deep roots within the Pine Island community. We know and try to live by a simple standard -- “you get what you give.” We saw a mother who was ...

Guest Commentary: As the 2020-21 school year comes to a close

Celebrate! The School District of Lee County community is closing the door on an incredibly challenging year. As we celebrate this year’s graduates with in-person commencement ceremonies, we are already preparing our classrooms for the teaching and learning of those returning in ...

Hookers thank volunteers for help with Adopt A Road effort

To the editor: Wow! Thanks to all who showed up with smiles and energy to complete our Hooker Adopt A Road clean up on Saturday, June 5. We had 10 folks show up ready to participate -- mother and daughter (Sandra Lolly and Rubie Costa), husband and wife (Joel and Chris Buntin), travel buddies ...

Many thanks

To the editor: I would like to first of all thank Mr. Tom Ashford for his June 4, 2021 Breeze article “Remembering the Fallen” in honoring his father 2nd Lt, George Ashford who was killed on a bombing mission over Germany in September 1944 during World War II. God bless you, Sir. May we ...

Guest Commentary: Protecting the natural beauty of Cayo Costa

Cayo Costa State Park is considered to be one of the best shelling beaches in the world. With nine miles of beach, acres of pine forests and more than six miles of trails, visitors can enjoy shelling, fishing, birdwatching and snorkeling on this beautiful barrier island. For many, Cayo Costa ...