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Time to rename Lee County

To the editor:Robert E. Lee fought to preserve human trafficking. It is time to rename Robert E. Lee County. There is a difference between remembering the past and learning from mistakes vs. honoring those who have done wrong.My family on my mother's side survived World War II and even helped ...

Speak out

To the editor:I've noticed a glint of decency in Rep. Rooney in the past. So not running and voting for Biden seems like a confession of sorts. It's too bad Rep. Rooney waited until after his House term to speak his mind. Sooner is always better but we're grateful for some support of the ...

COVID-19: Is this a time to reassess?

To the editor:COVID-19 has had an extreme negative affect on many aspects of our lives and the economy. Tourist reliant business have virtually shut down. Business relying on large gatherings, such as sporting events, theaters, plays, and concerts have had to close due to the distancing ...

The mail-in ballot

To the editor:There seems to be a big push for the increased use of the "mail in ballot" for upcoming elections. The question is not will the practice cause massive fraud - the question is how much fraud should be allowed? And should the chance of fraud be increased for simple "convenience"?The ...

Old socialism, new deal

To the editor:Dear Americans!I am writing about "The New Green Deal." It is "socialism" and it's not about being a Democrat or a Republican, it's about our blessed United States and the freedoms our forefathers fought and gave their lives for -- to get away from the corruption that kings ruled ...

Guest Commentary: Proposed simplified fire assessment fee – get the facts

You have likely read in the news that the Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District approved a resolution to move forward on a ballot question that addresses fairly sharing the costs of emergency fire, rescue, and other services among property owners in the District. This simplified fire ...

Guest Commentary: Safer together

As leaders of Lee and Collier County, we want to express our since thanks for all you have done to help slow the spread and flatten the curve of COVID-19. We know this has not been easy. The effort has taken a significant toll on every family and individual economically and emotionally. There ...

Guest Commentary: Every month should be mental health month

Since 1949, the month of May has been observed as Mental Health Month in the United States. I am grateful for a month, any month, day, week or even hour that provides more opportunities to discuss mental health and its many capillaries. When considering the attention our community's mental ...

Say ‘no’ to new toll road

To the editor:Please do not build a new road from I-4 to Immokalee. The Sierra Club has built a long list of prestigious companies and organizations which have opposed this road. Listen to the people. A majority of the people are against this road. I challenge the state to put it on this year's ...