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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 ...

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 ...

On the Water: Usual summer weather pattern returns

Overall, the weather was great over the past week. Of course, it is summer, so it was hot as expected. However, the weather pattern returned to a light easterly wind ahead of the afternoon sea breeze. Mornings on the water were very comfortable in comparison to the past few weeks. Plus, ...