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Guest Commentary: Paddling upstream

Today, we are at the intersection of state power and citizen determination. Our state legislators have restricted our ability to petition the government at the very moment we are watching our waters — the lifeblood of our community — be degraded and abused to the point of making us sick. ...

Help immigrants, not smugglers

To the editor: Checks to anyone who claims children residing as dependents in the U.S. went out July 15. Adding an additional $1 trillion to the national debt annually, the child credit checks were mailed by the IRS last week to all families. Thanks to Marco Rubio these checks come regardless ...

VFW Post 4174: The VFW – 8 days a week!

Chances Are you’ve been reading all about the many good things the VFW, Post 4174 in Lehigh Acres does for veterans. But, I want to tell you, it’s not all work and no play here. We have many Wonderful Wonderful times and the camaraderie we share can leave one feeling so very Warm and ...

Governments which regulate assume responsibility

To the editor: Ordinarily, Condominium Associations function, among other ways, to ensure that adequate funds for reasonable and predictable repairs against normal wear and tear are always “saved up” and available. Then, in the aftermath of the Surfside Champlain Condo collapse, the ...

Get your COVID shot

To the editor: Only those who haven’t had a shot or two to prevent COVID-19 infection seem to be at risk with the Delta variant of COVID-19. The new variant of COVID-19, the Delta variant, is more communicable. The un-jabbed people of the nation were coming down with COVID at a rate of ...

Pre-school benefits children

To the editor: We will be approaching a new school year with new opportunities and possibly new obstacles. The importance of getting our children in a routine is vital to their mental health, in my opinion. Daycare and preschool are so important to our children. Not only for their ...

VFW Post 4174: VFW Auxiliary outreach

Since the advent of the 2020 pandemic, many organizations have had to change how they handle their outreach programs, and the Lehigh Acres VFW has been working to keep in step with the constant growing and changing. The VFW Auxiliary Community Outreach is in its second year and the program ...

Guest Commentary: Help kids in foster care

Across Florida, thousands of children enter the state’s child welfare system each year. The hope is it’s just a temporary placement and children will eventually be reunited at home with their biological parents. Unfortunately, a permanent solution is often needed. In either case, these ...

Step in the right direction

While Florida’s politicized Parent’s Bill of Rights bill grabbed headlines and split mostly along party lines, another parental rights bill long in the works finally — finally and unanimously — was signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Ron DeSantis. SB 590, aka the School Safety bill, went ...