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Some things to remember as summer begins

To the editor: Roses are red; there is love for the manatees and the turtles swimmin’ in the seas; alligators too are frisky with mating season. Please enjoy the waterways safely, if you are boating, slow down so you can avoid injury. If you are a year-round resident you want to stop ...

Guest Commentary: Much has been accomplished this school year

As we near the conclusion of the 2020-2021 school year, there are many things to be thankful for. Senior celebrations have already taken place, including proms and award ceremonies. Now we look forward to congratulating our seniors in person during our high school graduations. All events have ...

The time is now

To the editor: Any parent who has known the stabbing heartache of seeing their child picked last for the team, or worse, not picked at all; should be ashamed of the state legislature in Florida. In yet another GOP assault on women and girls, the party has legislated that, since the ...

Ready to snap on your running shoes?

To the editor: Women: Are you looking for a job? There will be two seats up for election on the Lee Board of County Commissioners in November 2022 Women For a Better Lee would like to hear from women who may want to consider running. QUALIFICATIONS: Must NOT serve the whims of ...

Who fears whom?

To the editor: Do rich white people fear the loss of power to the ever-increasing minority population of America? Does this explain the anti-voter bills flying through state legislations like a hot knife through butter? Are these people afraid of sharing the wealth they’ve stolen over more ...

I read the news today, no joy

To the editor: Sure hard to read the paper today. Story of crime in the cities describes a store owner who has been robbed five times in the last 6 months thanks to the catch-and-release now prevalent in cities. The same robbers come back over and over. Police officers are leaving with early ...

Protect our wetlands

To the editor: Our wetlands in Southwest Florida are being decimated by builders of housing and commercial projects that have taken the advantage of the state taking over wetlands permitting from the Federal DEP, which handed over its longstanding authority. More than 1,000 permits to develop ...

Safe foster homes needed more than ever

To the editor: Our world has been turned upside down for the past year by the pandemic. As our community continues to adjust to our “new normal” what remains the same? Child abuse and child neglect continue to turn children’s lives upside down every day. National Youth Advocate ...

Don’t put more reporting roadblocks in the way of good cops

To the editor: Sen. Cory Booker, N.J.-D, proposed police reform that was rejected by the GOP. Now it is the Democrats who are the obstacle to bipartisan accomplishment. The party blocked a police reform bill from Sen. Tim Scott that would have outlawed lynching/chocking suspects ...