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No to the radar tower

To the editor: Stop, stop, stop! Thank you Mr. Hislop for your expertise and insight concerning the radar tower proposal. (“Microwave…”, Eagle; 3 Feb. 21). I am not an engineer, however, I have been doing research on this topic and see that you are right on the money. The Lee County ...

Matlacha residents need dialogue with Cape City Council

To the editor: I have sent the following letter to members of the Cape Coral City Council. Good Morning, We in Matlacha are hopeful that the newly appointed Waterway Advisory Board will create an opportunity for dialogue on water issues instead of litigation. We also hope that in other ...

Numbers are misconstrued

To the editor: The United States remains the nation hit the worst by the pandemic, with the world's highest caseload and death toll accounting for more than 18 percent of the global deaths. An updated model forecast by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of ...

Bedrock of democracy

To the editor: Democracy needs a ground to stand on. Like the well-known Biblical parable of the foolish and wise builders, one choosing to build his home on shifting sand and the other on solid rock, Americans need to choose the ground on which to build their democracy. The choice is as ...

Norm’s Tasting Notes; 2018 King Estates Pinot Gris

The North Georgia Wine Advisor normwine@bellsouth.net normwine@charter.net 2018 King Estates Pinot Gris #07-2021 We had some old friends over for dinner recently, and we decided to serve our famous "Ma and Paw Seafood Chowder", invented by Chef El Biggerero some years ago. It is actually ...

Thank you — to all teachers

The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools has announced its 34th Annual Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program finalists. There are 30 of them, scattered among public schools throughout the county with a dozen here in the West Zone. Our congratulations -- and thanks -- to ...

On the Water: Local fishing is good between fronts

Fishing was on and off this week due to vastly changing weather conditions. Several days were just unfishable due to high winds and unsafe conditions. Offshore anglers only had a couple days to head out over the week between fronts and strong winds. Conditions were still bumpy, but fish ...

How to fix unemployment fraud

To the editor: As unemployment fraud surges in the U.S. to the estimates of tens of billions of dollars, we need to find a way to put a stop to this. I believe the best answer would be to take the people currently in charge of unemployment payouts out of their positions and replace them ...

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 ...