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Guest Commentary: #StrongerTogether: All hands on deck

The year 2020 began like other years for many of us as we got back into the swing of things after our holiday break. In February, we began to see the headlines: “Confirmed coronavirus cases in all China regions,” “Coronavirus: Venice Carnival closes as Italy imposes lockdown,” and ...

Business success lies in prosperity for all

To the editor: Economic blindness amongst “conservatives” is presently yet another vicious pandemic. Look, the economic interests of business lie in the highest possible prosperity for everyone: Poor people can not purchase their production. Business should be doing everything possible ...

Building a bridge to early learning success

Parents of children set to start kindergarten this fall have a new option for their little ones — Young Five. It’s a VPK-to-kindergarten “bridge program” for children whose birthdays make them eligible to start kindergarten — but just barely. Known as transitional kindergarten, ...

Welcome to Florida

To the editor: Florida’s beautiful weather, no state income tax and all-around wonderful quality of life is bringing many people from across the country to relocate here. I have noticed a trend that is alarming and for those of you who moved from Northeastern states and other states where ...

Food for thought

To the editor: I think it an outdated, puritanical notion that work alone should be rewarded. I am not opposed to giving away food to the hungry and having the government create debt to subsidize the underemployed. But COVID-19 relief should not be about give-aways to business. That is not ...

‘Some clarification on heroism’s demise’ redux

To the editor: In 1987 Rick Scott started Columbia; in 1994 his company merged with HCA Tennessee. Together they purchased hundreds of hospitals, home health locations and surgery centers in Texas. He was the CEO of the company until 1997. After he learned earlier that year that the federal ...

Tactics, actions, should be a wakeup call

To the editor: I find it interesting that gas prices have risen more than 50 cents a gallon since the Democrats have taken the White House. Joe Biden and the Democrats ran on the most radical platform and want to fundamentally change America with MASSIVE tax increases on working Americans ...

‘A’ for effort…

Lee County School Board members got an update last week on the District’s plans to improve the way it processes public records requests. District staff has soft-launched new software, GovQA, and plans to have it up and running next month. The software system, estimated to cost $18,500 for ...

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 ...