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Food for thought

To the editor: I think it an outdated, puritanical notion that work alone should be rewarded. I am not opposed to giving away food to the hungry and having the government create debt to subsidize the underemployed. But COVID-19 relief should not be about give-aways to business. That is not ...

‘Some clarification on heroism’s demise’ redux

To the editor: In 1987 Rick Scott started Columbia; in 1994 his company merged with HCA Tennessee. Together they purchased hundreds of hospitals, home health locations and surgery centers in Texas. He was the CEO of the company until 1997. After he learned earlier that year that the federal ...

Tactics, actions, should be a wakeup call

To the editor: I find it interesting that gas prices have risen more than 50 cents a gallon since the Democrats have taken the White House. Joe Biden and the Democrats ran on the most radical platform and want to fundamentally change America with MASSIVE tax increases on working Americans ...

‘A’ for effort…

Lee County School Board members got an update last week on the District’s plans to improve the way it processes public records requests. District staff has soft-launched new software, GovQA, and plans to have it up and running next month. The software system, estimated to cost $18,500 for ...

Bedrock of democracy

To the editor: Democracy needs a ground to stand on. Like the well-known Biblical parable of the foolish and wise builders, one choosing to build his home on shifting sand and the other on solid rock, Americans need to choose the ground on which to build their democracy. The choice is as ...

Guest Commentary: An invitation to get involved

There are many exciting things continuing to happen at the Lee County School District.  As the Lee County School Board representative for District 5/East Zone, I am asking you to join me in becoming an informed and involved parent/community member. Here are a few ways you can ...

The gift of life

Lee Health issued an urgent call to our community this week: The need for blood donations is critical. To supply the needs of the health care system’s four acute care hospitals—Cape Coral Hospital, Gulf Coast Medical Center, HealthPark Medical Center and Lee Memorial Hospital and its ...

Guest Commentary: New year opens with hope

The new year is off to a great start as we welcomed back our students and staff after the holiday break. We continue to develop new plans and improve existing ones so all students are successful. As we navigate through the pandemic in 2021 it will be another challenging year for education and ...

VA vaccination policy is shameful

To the editor: I am a 74-year-old veteran trying to get a COVID vaccination. You would think that the Veterans Administration would be extremely proactive in providing the vaccine to its veterans, but that’s not the case. First, you have to be 75 or older to receive the COVID vaccine and ...

Caution was the proper call

To the editor: This is a response to the letter written by former U.S. Army National Guard member, citizen Thomas Gunderman. I have researched and can find no place where President Biden said that he was fearful of the U.S. military members assigned there to protect and safeguard him. The ...