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Stop modern day slavery: Be part of the solution

As frontline workers in the fight against human trafficking, the Cape Coral Police Department answered a global call to action Thursday.July 30 was World Day Against Trafficking in Persons and the 2020 theme urged first responders -- "the people who work in different sectors -- identifying, ...

On the Water: Changing things up a little during August

Fishing or boating in Southwest Florida in August means dealing with the hot days of summer. Here are a couple options to cool down and possibly change things up a little. If you just want to have fun and maybe do a little fishing while relaxing, then the beaches are a good choice, especially ...

Dolphin Tales: Diver saves dolphin

Professional scuba instructor Keller Laros has logged in over 10,000 dives off the coast of Hawaii. While conducting a night dive, Keller encountered a solo dolphin who swam up to the diver "asking" for assistance to remove fishing line and a hook that was tangled around the dolphin's pectoral ...

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 ...

On the Water: Fishing is good despite unsettled weather

Wind, storms and rain over the past week helped to drop our water temperature that, in turn, improved fishing. Anglers found fish more active with the cooler water than previous weeks and it was much easier to keep baits alive and frisky. Strong tides brought reports of good snook fishing from ...

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 ...