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Guest Commentary: Fire District assessments continue to evolve for the better

A referendum that addresses fairly sharing the costs of emergency fire, rescue, and other services among property owners in the Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District (District) will be on the primary election voting ballot on Aug. 18, 2020. This proposed change in the way that our ...

Face coverings mask lack of a real solution

To the editor:I cooperate with the idea of wearing face masks.However, considering how they are constructed and used, I intuitively strongly suspect that their utility is much more a wish and a hope than an actual fact!!!I have found no verifiable experimental evidence illustrating an actually ...

Honoring our combat wounded and fallen heroes

Letter to editor:As our nation continues to experience the horrors of a pandemic coupled with the large city civil unrest and violence, we as a nation must remember that on this Friday, Aug. 7, National Purple Heart Day we will honor the true heroes of our nation -- our combat wounded and those ...

COVID-19 testing

To the editor:As we search for solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic in Florida, common sense tells me that as long as a significant segment of our local population refuse to wear a mask in public, all the daily tabulating of COVID-19 cases and deaths won't help except to dramatize how serious ...

D-Day

To the editor:It was a dark and slightly overcast night on the Channel, slightly chilly for June. Ike couldn't sleep so was already on the bridge of the USS Commander, a heavy cruiser chosen to be a smaller target than the battle ships trailing behind. Slightly before 0400 Ike was gazing ashore ...

A Biden win would be America’s loss

To the editor:It's not likely, but if Biden were to win the election, he would still be in the basement, so to speak, because he has agreed to the far left agenda of Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (AOC), and they are in charge.AOC is the young Marxist with the big brown eyes, whose ...

Communism-Democracy-Socialism

To the editor:If you are my age (80), or a history buff, you remember the "Red Scare" which started in World War II and finally lost its flavor when we withdrew from Vietnam. That Red menace never got to Hawaii, then onto Australia and finally California. What we should never forget are those ...

Please don’t forget to vote

To the editor:I currently serve as a your elected Lee County Republican State Committeeman.In 2016, I strongly supported President Trump in the primary, walking door to door in Lee County, and proudly voted for him in the 2016 election. I fought for tougher immigration controls and for Florida ...

A Necessary Step: FWC to close Apalachicola Bay

To the editor:Apalachicola Bay in the Panhandle was once a thriving oyster producer, providing 90 percent of the wild oysters produced in Florida. Sadly, this Bay has drastically declined in productivity in the last ten years. Water withdrawals by Georgia from tributaries of the Apalachicola ...

Guest Commentary: School district rolling out plan for reopening

I have been so grateful for the outpouring of communication from all stakeholders since the School District of Lee County announced its plan for reopening schools.Families have four options:- Full time, face-to-face instruction- Lee Home Connect - live, synchronous virtual instruction- Lee ...