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Facts, not fear: Monitoring coronavirus disease

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued some advice regarding the new coronavirus disease formally dubbed COVID-19: Share the Facts, Stop Fear.The top takeaway from the CDC fact sheet that can be found on the agency's website along with a wealth of information on ...

Welcome the change of Margaritaville

To the editor:It's 2020. Show me a beachfront town or area anywhere in the U.S. or elsewhere on the planet where properties are undeveloped, parking is plentiful, costs are low, and things haven't changed since the '70s or '80s. Beachfront property is super expensive and taxes are very high, ...

Support for Allers, Atterholt and Butcher

To the editor:It is once again Town Council election season, I have endorsed Jim Atterholt, Dan Allers and Bruce Butcher. However, I have interacted with all the candidates and feel we have a good field of them to work with. There have been two candidate forums with two to go, I urge you to ...

Voting for Veach

To the editor:Bill Veach will be an excellent member of the town council of Fort Myers Beach. A born leader, Bill embodies an enthusiasm for tackling problems and a willingness to seek out solutions. He has demonstrated his commitment to public service with his hard work and leadership on town ...

Support for Atterholt

To the editor:I own a place on Fort Myers Beach and love coming to the island whenever I get a break from work. I have had the opportunity to work directly with Jim Atterholt who is running for Fort Myers Beach Town Council. At the time, I was vice president of external affairs for a large ...

Candidates, and public, invited to forum

To the editor:All Beach Locals - Read the Forwarding letter to candidates from the Moderator, Doris Grant, and come to the Town Council Candidate Forum this Wednesday at St. Raphael's Church, 5601 Williams Drive, 6:30 p.m.Fort Myers Beach - Candidate Forum - Wednesday 6:30 p.m.Dear Bill Veach, ...

Supporting Allers and Atterholt

To the editor:I attended the Feb. 18 Town Council Candidate Forum. Dan Allers and Jim Atterholt were very impressive. Their vision of FMB's future is to preserve our town's friendly cottage feel by steering future change/progress in that direction. They both hold a limited government philosophy ...

Guest Commentary: Managing Lake Okeechobee water levels

By RAE ANN WESSEL, MARK PERRY and CELESTE DE PALMAEvaluations are currently underway to update the management of Lake Okeechobee water levels to improve the delivery and timing of water out of the lake to better serve the needs of the greater Everglades. The current management schedule ...

Tallahassee fog — You can barely see the Sunshine

A bid to "save money" at the expense of government transparency is being proffered yet again in Tallahassee in the hope it will slip by a gullible or unwary public.Senate Bill 1340, a 51-page regurgitation of last year's perennial effort, would replace longstanding Public Notices advertising ...

Don’t surrender to traffic

To the editor:This letter is a response to the article stating that there is no magic bullet to solve Fort Myers Beach traffic problems. It is difficult not to agree with the above statement but it is fatalistic to simply throw in the towel and surrender.One idea that comes to mind is making ...