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Will you be the safe place for a child?

To the editor:Our beaches, schools, and business have closed. Social gatherings have stopped and traffic has slowed down. The world has paused. But what does not stop during a pandemic? Child abuse and child neglect.Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, National Youth Advocate Program (NYAP) has not ...

Words to live by: Safer At Home

A "limited movement" mandate is now in effect throughout Florida.Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday issued an executive order that states that as of 12:01 this morning, those 65 and older and those medically at risk "shall stay at home and take all measures to limit the risk of exposure to ...

Many thanks

To the editor:I am reminded this morning of the opening lines of one of my favorite books by Charles Dickens--"A Tale of Two Cities"--""It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of ...

SWFL Stronger Together

State, county and local officials continue to stress the need for all of us to stay home to mitigate the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19.That's common-sense advice and, if everyone who could adhere did, there would be little need for what is likely coming: emergency stay-at-home edicts ...

Personal responsibility is paramount

To the editor:I am sharing a note I put together last week in an attempt to emphasize the need to exercise personal responsibility, follow the recognized medical experts' advice and to unite in following our governmental leadership in their primary role to marshal a coordinated response to the ...

What are they thinking?

To the editor:I went to the store and found toilet paper is gone everywhere. I am told some people come in every morning to buy more when it is restocked.That makes me wonder -- what people are planning to do with the toilet paper?Make paper airplanes that you can fly but the slightest bit of ...

Many thanks to Operation Open Arms

To the editor:This letter is to let everyone know our appreciation for the non-profit group Operation Open Arms (OOA), which generously donated a professionally guided fishing trip last week for my serving U.S. Army son. This group selflessly gives unconditional support to our troops and has ...

Abortion should not be taxpayer funded

To the editor:I'd like to speak to the idea that abortion is not tax funded. I am so glad there are those who want to get away from any "fake news" about abortion! Planned Parenthood is the nation's largest abortion provider and is supported by our tax dollars.Refer to the following: go to ...

It’s important for residents to take part in the Census

In mid-March households across the nation will receive postcards from the US Census Bureau on how to complete the 2020 Census survey. This head count of every individual in the United States is mandated by the Constitution and has been conducted every ten years since 1790.Decennial Census data ...