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March 21, 2018 To the editor: My name is John D’Esposito, and I am a candidate for the Board of Trustees of Lee County Electric Cooperativ. more »»

Leave the ducks alone

March 21, 2018 To the editor: Lehigh Acres Post office has once again experienced thievery. more »»

Keep Proposal 22 off the ballot

March 21, 2018 To the editor: The Constitution Revision Commission held a Public Hearing in Cape Coral recently so that Southwest Florida citizens could speak about the proposals vying for a spot on this November’... more »»

Daylight savings time legislation will do more harm than good

March 21, 2018 To the editor: It’s difficult to understand the Florida legislature’s decision to enforce year-round Daylight Savings Time on its citizens. more »»

Gas cards a preventative to ‘skimming, — and save money, too

March 14, 2018 To the editor: To avoid being skimmed at the gas pumps I use prepaid card. more »»

Let voters decide whether Lee taxpayers should fund Children’s Services Council

March 14, 2018 To the editor: Red counties have them — like Martin, Okeechobee, and Lake. Blue counties have them — like Palm Beach, Broward and Dade. more »»

Plea to Sen. Rubio: Make America safe again

March 14, 2018 To the editor: Marco Rubio’s school safety program is woefully short of anything that will be helpful. The real threat to our nation is not just in our school. more »»

Congressman Rooney deserves our respect

March 14, 2018 To the editor: All I could do reading Susan McGuire’s letter was smack my head! First of all, the disrespect shown Representative Rooney is blatant. Please note, his title is Representative, not Mr. more »»

School safety first, please

March 14, 2018 To the editor: There are some terrible ideas about education coming to Gov. Scott’s desk. They are all mashed up in bills that also have some good ideas in the. more »»

Greed and need are the weeds in America’s garden

March 14, 2018 To the editor: The politicians that we elect are a mathematical sampling — a cross section — of ourselves, of our less-than-admirable selves, our Electorate. more »»

Guest Commentary: An ounce of prevention

March 7, 2018 Today, 19 children will die or receive emergency treatment for a gunshot wound in the United States and tomorrow, another 19 will. And then another 19 the next day. more »»

How about some traffic control for Lehigh residents?

March 7, 2018 To the editor: Why do the Red Sox have 50 officers for a game, but we can't get but one officer to control and direct traffic on 82 and Daniels? Commissioner Pendergrass, this is your pet project an... more »»

Guest Commentary: Senate’s Part D budget deal is no victory for seniors

March 7, 2018 The Senate recently announced its two-year budget deal. It contains a healthcare provision that many are touting as a victory for American senior. more »»

Competition best way to rein in inflated drug costs

February 28, 2018 To the editor: There is a simple way out of the pharmaceutical dilemma ! First, let the various companies develop drugs as they do now — on their own ticke. more »»

Dual action: Campus security measures and gun safety legislation

February 28, 2018 To the editor: Clearly, we need increased security at our schools. more »»

Guest Commentary: SB 1402: Putting our wetlands at risk

February 21, 2018 A few weeks ago, SB 1402 and its House companion HB 7043 appeared on the legislative horizon. more »»

Guest Commentary: Downlisting: Don’t leave manatees out in the cold

February 21, 2018 Last year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service downgraded the West Indian manatee’s status from endangered to threatened under the Endangered Species Act. more »»

Action, not sentiment, needed

February 21, 2018 To the editor: Congressman Rooney’s early response to the Parkland school massacre in which 17 students and staff lost their lives, was a sentiment-free meme on Facebook that parroted the overworked... more »»

Political circus sickening

February 21, 2018 To the editor: The events that took the lives of too many children and adults in Florida in the Parkland school system served to highlight the desperate need for politicians to stop talking and star... more »»

Thanks for, well, not much

February 14, 2018 To the editor: I am a retired federal employee and this year I finally got a whopping 2 percent raise in my Social Security and retirement benefits. more »»


Easter Cantata on Palm Sunday March 25, 2018

Easter Cantata Sunday, March 25 at 3 pm in the sanctuary. The chancel choir will be presenting “Hallelujah! What a Savior!” at Christ United Methodist Church. The church is located at 1430 Homestead Road North in Lehigh Acres. For more information call the church office at 369-1433. more »

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Letters to the Editor Poll

  1. I’m glad Gov. Scott signed it.
  2. I like raising the age of purchase, the three-day waiting period and other gun control provisions but not the “school guardian program” to allow teachers with duties outside the classroom and other staffers to be trained and armed
  3. I like the limited on-campus carry provision but not the gun control aspects.
  4. I like the additional funding for armed school resource offices and for mental health services but not gun control or allowing some staffers to carry guns.
  5. Gov. Scott should have vetoed  it.
  6. Other.