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Why not put the Doppler tower on Sanibel or Captiva?

To the editor: Kudos to the Wallers for their Doppler tower editorial. I agree 100%. Geographically speaking, I am sure Sanibel/ Captiva is the optimum spot for the tower, but WINK knows they would not stand for it, so they try and shove it down our throats. Very similar to the 5G tower ...

Little League thanks Sons of the Legion for donation

To the editor: On behalf of Greater Pine Island Little League I would like to extend our most sincere thanks to the Sons of the Legion for their generous donation to cover the cost of us outfitting all of our players with their own bat, helmet and glove. This is just one of the many measures ...

On the Water: Enjoying warm weather and good fishing

Warm weather continued over the week making for summer like fishing conditions. Anglers fishing the inshore waters enjoyed a good week for a variety of fish. Redfish numbers were good over the week with fish averaging in size from 20-31 inches. Fishing the morning high water through the ...

Dolphin Tales: Killer whales harvest shark livers

Did you know that the killer whale is an oceanic dolphin? Our Atlantic bottlenose dolphin (which are in our local waters) can be up to 12 feet in length while the killer whale, or orca, can reach up to 25 feet in length. The orca have a voracious appetite for shark’s liver, particularly that ...

On the Water: Fish will be on the move in October

October is a refreshing month for anglers in Southwest Florida. After a long, hot summer, we finally get relief with cooler days and lower humidity. That combination can get your blood pumping and energy up for some good fishing. And good fishing we come to expect this month as fish are active, ...

Incorporate now to protect our island

To the editor: A recent letter to the editor entitled “Opposed to Doppler Tower” was well written and highlights the controversy over environmental and health risks of transmitting 1mm watts. However, there is another familiar issue involved; incorporation. What, not enough radar out ...

The new normal is abnormal

To the editor: Gov. DeSantis has now opened the state of Florida, despite acknowledging the COVID pandemic is far from over. This so pleased president Trump, who professes he loves “normal” and wants to see Florida return to “normal.” Politico stated on 9/25/2020: “The ...

Vote no on Amendment 3

To the editor: On the general election ballot will be Amendment 3 to end party primary candidate selection. Tacitly opposed by both the RNC and the Democratic Party, the initiative seeks to do away with pesky policy considerations in voting selection by minimizing party affiliation in the ...