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‘Send the Water South’ is not a solution — it is a weapon

Last week, the Everglades Coalition met at a fancy waterfront resort in Fort Myers, where they all took their parts in an elaborate play orchestrated with a few millionaires and billionaires, as they continued to ignore the threats of the lives of the residents living in the communities south ...

Postal News: Postal Service extends retail hours at many post offices

The U.S. Postal Service is prepared for the holiday season and will offer extended retail hours at many locations.Whether customers need to ship it quickly or have plenty of time, the Postal Service has an option that will make shipping convenient and affordable.Extended hoursPostal facilities ...

Postal News: USPS set to deliver approximately 16 billion pieces of mail

The U.S. Postal Service announced it is ready to deliver a lot of cheer - in the form of roughly 16 billion cards, letters and packages - this holiday season.The Postal Service, the largest e-commerce deliverer, is projecting about 750 million packages will be delivered this holiday season, a ...

Critical Wildlife Areas important for county wildlife conservation

Florida is renowned for its spectacular bird life. People travel from around the world to observe birds in Florida, and Lee County is a prime destination for seeing pelicans, reddish egrets and tricolored herons. Lee County has a special place in Florida's history of bird conservation. Three ...

Postal News: U.S. Postal Service lists holiday mailing, shipping deadlines

The U.S. Postal Service announced the holiday mailing and shipping deadlines for domestic and international destinations as customers begin to prepare for the busy shopping and shipping season.Customers are encouraged to ship early.To ensure timely delivery of cards, letters and packages within ...

Postal News: Mailing dates for delivery to diplomatic, military service members

Ensuring those serving in the nation's armed forces and diplomatic service receive their presents, care packages and cards in time for the holidays is a priority for the U.S. Postal Service and for friends and family members of military and diplomatic personnel serving their country around the ...

Those claiming malfeasance are uninformed or being misleading

I subscribe to the mantra that if one cannot say something nice, it is best to say nothing at all. It saddens me that this is not the way that political speech is conducted today. Unfortunately, this paper has become a platform for scurrilous lies in the letters to the editor that must be ...

Postal News: Star Trek stamps boldly launched from over 31,000 post offices

Nearly 50 years to the day of the original airing of "Star Trek," the U.S. Postal Service recently dedicated the Star Trek Forever stamps at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.The first-day-of-issue ceremony launched Star Trek: Mission New York, a three-day celebration that is ...

One veteran suicide is too many

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs released results of the largest and most comprehensive analysis of veteran suicide ever conducted. More than 55 million veterans' records were reviewed from 1979 to 2014 from every state in the nation. This major undertaking has ...