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Please keep our islands clean

To the editor: As we often do, this past Sunday my husband Kiko and I took a walk in the beautiful Galt Preserve in St. James City. We love the serenity we feel there, and the communion with nature we always find. I usually take a bag, on the chance that we spot the odd piece of trash that ...

Legion donates funds to help homeless veterans

To the editor: The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 136 with the help of the Legionnaire Sons of the Legion, and the American Legion Riders donated $1,600 so our chairman for Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation, Kristen Petty, could buy hygiene supplies, kitchen supplies clothes for the ...

Florida governor has balanced economy with COVID recovery

To the editor: Currently, there are 25 states that have higher death rate tolls than Florida per 100,000 from “COVID-19.” (Statista) Four of the five top deadliest states are controlled by Democratic governors and have endured severe, oppressive lockdowns which clearly have not ...

Guest Commentary: Fix the flow

Approximately two years ago after Gov. DeSantis took office and replaced former Board members of the South Florida Water Management District that were closely aligned with the sugar industry, there was a great deal of hope and optimism that the new Board would provide the leadership to revive ...

Kudos to the COVID-19 vaccination team

To the editor: I have never written to a newspaper, television show, newscast or radio broadcast, but today I feel I need to express myself. Hold on to your britches...it’s all good. I am a retired physician and my wife’s a retired nurse (can be very critical at times) and today we ...

A hideous sight

To the editor, What a hideous sight to see thugs storming our Capitol Building last week. In an open society that governs itself under the rules of law and order, order was not on display that day. I used to work in that building, the U.S. Capitol. For most of the 33 years I spent on the ...

Save lives or cost them

To the editor: We have now reached the grim point where more than one in every 1,000 Americans is dead of COVID, yet, the debate on following CDC guidelines for the safety of the public rages on. “One person’s rights end where another’s begin.” This is how we have historically ...

Resiliency Compact can’t wait

To the editor: The clock is ticking, literally. In cities around the world, such as New York, Berlin and Paris, giant clocks are reminding us the number of years we have left before climate change stops being a challenge and becomes a sentence, a death sentence. Over the years I’ve kept ...