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Backyard chickens

To the editor: Commissioner Chairman Hamman’s (District 4) motion for a Land Development Code allowing backyard chickens and Commissioner Mann’s (District 5) motion to pass it is not in the best interest of Lee County. I moved to Lehigh Acres because it was a residential area, not an ...

Political leadership is clueless

To the editor: I take COVID and the mask situation seriously and wear a mask where it is required. I believe this virus can be more dangerous to some people with underlining conditions. But the people who are disseminating the information to us have a long track record of lying to and showing ...

American Legion Unit 323: Gearing up again!

Submitted by Pat Whitehall Even though our current hours of 2 to 10 p.m. haven’t increased, we’re getting together as often and safely as possible to continue our missions of aid to the veterans and our community. Because of the pandemic, in accordance with our District’s suggestion, ...

Guest Commentary: County committed to LeeCARES aid effort

I want to thank Lee County’s residents for your perseverance during these difficult times. I also want to thank our Lee County employees who have stepped up to the challenge of what all public servants are tasked to do in times of great need — serve the community. You know many of these ...

American Legion: Now we are six

Back in 1962, our then President, John F. Kennedy wanted America to have a position of pre-eminence insuring freedom of action in outer space. He felt there was a hostile misuse of it by our adversaries. President Reagan, during his term of office, declared the U.S. would oppose prohibitions ...

American Legion: Let’s be proper

I always thought being proper meant wearing the right outfits for various activities, the right shoes with those outfits, remembering to say please and thank you, calling people sir or ma'am, and cleaning up after one's self no matter where you are. However, I soon learned when one is a ...

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 ...