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Supporting Dreikorn for commission

To the editor:Pine Island has not had an Islander on the Lee County Commission since Henry Stringfellow. Pine Islander Mike Dreikorn is running for that spot against Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane. The contrast between the two is just like the contrast between Pine Island and Sanibel City.Mike is an ...

A public health issue

To the editor:I am writing to share my deep concerns regarding the candidacy of Michael Dreikorn, a Pine Island resident running for the open seat as County Commissioner on a dangerous gun platform. In an interview with local Fox News he said, "Someone should not lose guns based on ...

Issues must be addressed

To the editor:The following is an open letter to senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott:On behalf of the 448 members of Pine Island ROAR (Rise Up, Organize, Advocate, Reform), a local grassroots advocacy organization in Pine Island and Cape Coral, we would like to make a statement regarding many ...

Cape Coral needs to address the Chiquita Lock

To the editor:As it appears the Chiquita Boat Lock will not be removed any time soon, the city of Cape Coral should establish a citizens ad hoc committee to address the following issues:1. The lack of information on how to safely navigate the lock;2. Immediate necessary repairs;3. Upcoming ...

Wearing a mask is the patriotic thing to do

To the editor:Florida is having a rough time. The number of people infected with the COVID-19 virus keeps going up, while the number of intensive care unit beds available keeps going down. On the news today, I heard that two out of four Lee County hospitals had no ICU beds available, and that a ...

Runyan leaving island, will serve clients via telehealth

To the editor:I want everyone to know that I am closing my psychotherapy practice at 13960 Stringfellow Road in Bokeelia and returning to my home in Durango, Colorado. I will continue to serve new and former clients via telehealth for the two years that I am away.Thank you to all who supported ...

COVID-19 testing

To the editor:As we search for solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic in Florida, common sense tells me that as long as a significant segment of our local population refuse to wear a mask in public, all the daily tabulating of COVID-19 cases and deaths won't help except to dramatize how serious ...

A Necessary Step: FWC to close Apalachicola Bay

To the editor:Apalachicola Bay in the Panhandle was once a thriving oyster producer, providing 90 percent of the wild oysters produced in Florida. Sadly, this Bay has drastically declined in productivity in the last ten years. Water withdrawals by Georgia from tributaries of the Apalachicola ...

Guest Opinion: Yes, it’s safe to vote-by-mail in Lee County

As the Lee County Supervisor of Elections, I want to reassure voters that voting by mail is a safe and secure method of voting. Florida has strict laws that provide checks and balances we must adhere to when processing Vote-by-Mail (VBM) ballots.Voting by mail, or absentee voting as it was ...