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American Legion Post 136 welcoming new members

To the editor: Calling all veterans, sons, grandparents, grandchildren, wives, sisters and daughters of veterans. On July 30, 2019, President Trump signed The Legion Act into law. This act changed the required eligibility for veterans wanting to join the American Legion. Some veterans were ...

Volunteers recognized at VFW Post # 4353

To the editor: On Oct. 16, the Greater Pine Island VFW Post 4353 held a special event to honor employees, vendors and especially volunteers that have helped the Post get through these most trying times. We all know that the last 6 months have been like none other and without good people like ...

PILOT update

To the editor: We apologize for missing last week!  • Last week the teens held elections for officer positions in Builder's Club. Congratulations to President - Christian Flores, Vice President - Erik Daniels, Secretary - Tracy Daniels and Treasurer- Bella Player! • We will be ...

Call it what it is — pollution

To the editor: The Army Corp of Engineers has been sending polluted waters down the Caloosahatchee River from the polluted Lake Okeechobee. For the last month, algae blooms have begun in Cape Coral canals. Cheerful chirping from James Evans of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation that ...

Clean water, dirty wetlands

To the editor: Although Southwest Florida has managed to escape the worst of our recent water woes thus far in 2020, there is not a local resident who cannot forget the past few years when a combination of red tide and blue-green algae wrecked havoc on our beaches and estuaries. Indeed, the ...

We should be concerned we are being sternly tested

To the editor: The great experiment that is called America has been and always will be a work in progress. We have held together through worse times than now. The Civil War, the market crash of 1929 and subsequent depression are two examples. Suffice it to say, there are dozens more. The ...

What have we become?

To the editor: I’m grieved… I’m grieved as I witness people whom I love… bicker, de-friend and spew unlovely words at each other. I’m grieved by the lack of trust people have toward each other and by how little nuance there is in our discourse. Left-Right, Red-Blue, ...

Guest Comment: Inclusion: The bullying preventative

In March 2020, the world and education as we knew it, was turned upside down! A mandate from the Governor should still be our guide, and that is to act with “Grace and Compassion.” Grace means kindness, and compassion means sympathy or, at best, empathy and understanding. Difficult ...

Special district law does away with public oversight

To the editor: Florida State Sen. Baxley, who originated the bill, and the whole Florida legislative body along with the governor have set Florida back into the dark and secret ages of the past by passing a bill gutting 189.069 f.s. requiring special districts to post certain documents ...

Clear and present danger

To the editor: We are at war for the soul of our country. The Democratic Party has chosen this election cycle to attempt a socialist takeover of the U.S.A. that has been in the making for decades. The only thing that slowed them and their Communist allies was Hilary Clinton’s loss in 2016 ...