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Joel Boulevard redesign ill-conceived

To the editor:The Lee county Department Of Transportation recently revealed plans to redesign Joel Boulevard from "Country Club" to "East 17th" street, ostensibly in an effort to improve safety. The plan specifies a reduction of lanes from 4 to 2 (with a center turn lane), and to dedicate the ...

What would Reagan do?

To the editor:The Wall is doing a job of dividing the country. What would Ronald Reagan think about the U.S. wanting to build a concrete wall when he went to Germany and told them to "Tear down this wall"? They did and have a united country today.Did the Berlin wall work? Does the Korean wall ...

Me, teacher… me!

To the editor:And so, once again we have another loser trying to tell a winner how to win. Mitt Romney is like the poster child for second-place finishers. Instead of being an asset to both the Republican Party and to this country, he seeks to find a crack in President Trump's armor so that he ...

Have a happy Thanksgiving

For some of us, the whole "pumpkin spice" thing is as old as childhood.A can or two of Libby's pumpkin, evaporated milk, a couple of eggs, sugar and the magic combination of cinnamon, ginger and ground cloves and oh, my, the mouthwatering scent of Thanksgiving eve!Whether we still make those ...

Pollution not a priority for SFWMD

To the editor:South Florida Water Management District should be called the Agricultural Co-op.As the paper reported, they extended the lease to the sugar industry the day after the election in a surprise hastily called meeting. The lease was extended through 2027. Could it be that they wanted ...

SWFL water quality issues are not going away

To the editor:Southwest Florida water quality issues were front and center during the midterm election campaigns and, while election day has passed, those issues are still with us. Since Nov. 6, SWFL news outlets have released 14 reports on the threatening return of red tide and blue green ...