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Guest Commentary: Eden Oak: Conservation 20/20 nomination update

In the midst of the request by the owner to change the zoning to build 55 units in the mangroves near the Shell Point Retirement Community, the Eden Oak property was also nominated earlier this year to Lee County's Conservation 20/20 land acquisition program.It's the second time this property ...

Stop the dune/lagoon walkover

To the editor:Please join me in opposing the building of walkover in the south end of the island by the Texas Hold'Em and Squeeze me Inn LLC's. Their desire to change their properties from "water view" to "waterfront" by building a structure through a fragile wildlife habitat will do ...

Unknowing killers?

To the editor:Ordinarily, people would never think of hurting, no less potentially killing other people. Then why do they not wear masks? The COVID-19 virus - already having infected millions and killed over 100,000 in the United States alone - is an airborne infection, sometimes from up to 20 ...

Guest Commentary: Social isolation, loneliness and COVID-19

As a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic, Americans are required to be less social in order to avoid infecting themselves and others with the virus. With county and state mandates on social distancing and self-quarantining, it will be harder for people to maintain their social connections. ...

Guest Commentary: Safer together

As leaders of Lee and Collier County, we want to express our since thanks for all you have done to help slow the spread and flatten the curve of COVID-19. We know this has not been easy. The effort has taken a significant toll on every family and individual economically and emotionally. There ...

Guest Commentary: Every month should be mental health month

Since 1949, the month of May has been observed as Mental Health Month in the United States. I am grateful for a month, any month, day, week or even hour that provides more opportunities to discuss mental health and its many capillaries. When considering the attention our community's mental ...

Guest Commentary: Back down the hill

At long last, we think we have passed the peak of COVID-19 cases in the United States; and are on the backside of the curve. The peak we have anxiously and relentlessly awaited - inside, isolated, and for many of us, with waning patience.Let us all take a moment to reflect that the peak we have ...

Lesson learned

To the editor:In this and in future eras, students in our public schools need to pursue a course of study under Citizenship in which they are taught how to recognize and to how resist Political Fantasy -- Political Propaganda.One of the popular ploys of the Propagandist is to make some ...

Town government is anything but ‘lite’

To the editor:Seldom has the misdirection of anything-but-lite Fort Myers Beach town government been more obvious than in the two stories on page 6 of your April 22 edition."Running out of patience" details how Pink Shell Resort owner Robert Boykin faces unprecedented challenges trying to keep ...

Those who pick up our trash deserve a thank you

To the editor:Everyone is doing such wonderful things during the COVID-19 crisis. But there is one group we are forgetting and that's our trash collectors.They haul away everything from rotten food to used masks. I saw a collector pick up some trash today and some fell out of the truck. As he ...