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Who’s receiving stimulus checks?

To the editor:Hey, did you get your stimulus check? My grandmother did! Only, she's been dead for 19 years. Incompetent? Your guess!Sandy PleakeSt. James City

Safety precautions still needed

To the editor:Please fellow neighbors,1. Wear a mask if you have to go in public.2. Stay home and order groceries if you can.3. Social distance, studies show covid can spread in the air up to 25 feet.4. Wash your hands, use Everclear if you can't find hand sanitizer in a small bottle with you ...

No one has the right to endanger others

To the editor:This morning's news, showing large groups of people all over the U.S. ignoring social distancing guidelines, has inspired this letter. I can no longer remain silent while an ignorant, selfish, and vocal minority continues to endanger others. Everywhere, I see people gathering in ...

Guest Opinion: Every month should be mental health month

Since 1949, the month of May has been observed as Mental Health Month in the United States. I am grateful for a month, any month, day, week or even hour that provides more opportunities to discuss mental health and its many capillaries. When considering the attention our community's mental ...

Thank you all for helping keep Pine Island beautiful

To the editor:Thank you Paulette LeBlanc and the Pine Island Eagle for helping publicize the problem of litter on our roadways. Positive responses from Lee County Parks & Rec and Lee County Road Operations may also help. I saw the following Adopt a Road signs in Matlacha and Little Pine ...

Say ‘no’ to new toll road

To the editor:Please do not build a new road from I-4 to Immokalee. The Sierra Club has built a long list of prestigious companies and organizations which have opposed this road. Listen to the people. A majority of the people are against this road. I challenge the state to put it on this year's ...

Guest Opinion: Rising up to the challenge

As we come to the end of another school year, we find ourselves in a unique position! We are not doing business as usual. This time of year, many of us would be attending awards ceremonies and planning for traditional graduation ceremonies. Instead, we are working to celebrate everyone in this ...

Guest Opinion: Stop playing games with our water

"What can you do against the lunatic who is more intelligent than yourself; who gives your arguments a fair hearing and simply persists in his lunacy?"- George Orwell's 1984It is an open joke in Tallahassee that if Kimberly Mitchell and the Everglades Trust speak, you will hear her words echoed ...

Interested in Kiwanis? Attend a meeting to find out more

To the editor:Last year I noticed an article from the Lions Club wanting to sell the equipment from the park in St. James City. I decided I would get involved and try to save the park for the children of Pine Island. Kiwanis Club of Greater Pine Island stepped up and offered their help. During ...

Hospital nurses are unsung heroes

To the editor:I have just returned as a patient from four days at Gulf Coast Hospital in Fort Myers and I thank God not only that I am OK, but that I had the chance to experience first hand the expert care of every nurse I had -- every single one, who entered my room with kindness, patience, ...