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Builders ruining Tropical Point neighborhood

To the editor: I live in Tropical Point neighborhood. I understand everybody has a career path and needs to earn a living but please come to Papaya Street in Tropical Point and see the three brand new builds. The older home is now being flooded because of the new construction and elevation ...

Help turn tragedy into triumph

To the editor: The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) was founded in April 1986 when residents of Bloomington, Indiana, rallied around a toddler who needed a life-saving liver transplant. In less than eight weeks, the community raised $100,000 to place the boy on the organ ...

On the Water: Another week of up and down weather

It would be great to have one solid week that we could talk about fishing without weather concerns. Once again over the past week, conditions were good early to mid-week, then winds ramped up for the weekend with much needed rain and thunderstorms Sunday. April generally brings us relatively ...

Dolphin Tales: Dolphins and dockmasters

The month of March in Pine Island Sound is the busiest month of the year. Dolphins are plentiful and so are the boats vying for the coveted 60 parking spots at Cabbage Key. The parade of boats entering the harbor can be very busy and confusing. It’s important to remember that your ...

Politicians should not be making medical decisions

To the editor: I don’t wear my wedding ring to work. I’m a nurse working in women’s health, assisting with procedures and sedation. Many of my patients need a hand to squeeze, sometimes squeezing so hard I think my hand might break. No rings. Some women see us for abortions. Some are ...

A living wage will pay for itself

To the editor: We simply can not tolerate people dying in the streets. Therefore, the employers in any given community must pay wages commensurate with the local ( Repeat: local) Cost of Living -- or -- be taxed to provide Social Services sufficient to forestall such dying. It is likely ...

Take the challenge

To the editor: Media are reporting that Lee County will be receiving “nearly $150 million” from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan and that the county is conferring with Senator Rubio’s office about how it can spend the windfall. Better idea: Why doesn’t the county consult ...