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Help immigrants, not smugglers

To the editor: Checks to anyone who claims children residing as dependents in the U.S. went out July 15. Adding an additional $1 trillion to the national debt annually, the child credit checks were mailed by the IRS last week to all families. Thanks to Marco Rubio these checks come regardless ...

Guest Commentary: District services continue through the summer

Summer break — time to review, rest, relax, renew, and refresh our bodies, minds, and spirits As we reflect on this past school year, we find ourselves in a changing environment. We have been faced with the challenge of identifying ways to continue serving students and families. Our ...

Governments which regulate assume responsibility

To the editor: Ordinarily, Condominium Associations function, among other ways, to ensure that adequate funds for reasonable and predictable repairs against normal wear and tear are always “saved up” and available. Then, in the aftermath of the Surfside Champlain Condo collapse, the ...

Get your COVID shot

To the editor: Only those who haven’t had a shot or two to prevent COVID-19 infection seem to be at risk with the Delta variant of COVID-19. The new variant of COVID-19, the Delta variant, is more communicable. The un-jabbed people of the nation were coming down with COVID at a rate of ...

Pre-school benefits children

To the editor: We will be approaching a new school year with new opportunities and possibly new obstacles. The importance of getting our children in a routine is vital to their mental health, in my opinion. Daycare and preschool are so important to our children. Not only for their ...

Guest Commentary: Help kids in foster care

Across Florida, thousands of children enter the state’s child welfare system each year. The hope is it’s just a temporary placement and children will eventually be reunited at home with their biological parents. Unfortunately, a permanent solution is often needed. In either case, these ...

County should level the playing field for accepting input

To the editor: I have sent the following letter to Mr. Kevin Ruane, chairman, Lee County Board of Commissioners: Dear Chairman Ruane: It was a pleasure to meet you at Cecil Pendergrass’ fund-raising event Tuesday evening. Thank you very much for your time. As per your suggestion, I am ...

Big Brother is watching us

To the editor: As our governments at every level seem to be clamoring at finding and implementing more ways to track our citizens’ every move it is highly disappointing that Lee County has decided to permanently keep the bridge electronic toll collection process that was implemented due to ...

It’s about time

To the editor: Women For a Better Lee is glad to see Lee Board of County Commissioners Chairman Kevin Ruane reclaiming the water policy advocate role that former County Commissioner Ray Judah held for so many years. We are curious about why it has taken so long for Lee County commissioners to ...

Turning neighbor against neighbor

To the editor: President Joe Biden’s administration announced its plans to create a way for Americans to report “radicalized” friends and family members to the government, in what they say is an effort to fight domestic terrorism. This is National Socialism plain and simple. This ...