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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 ...

Candidate forum Feb. 26

To the editor:An open forum will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 26, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at St. Raphael's Episcopal Church located at 5601 Williams Drive, Fort Myers Beach.We have seven candidates seeking three council seats.Come with your questions in hand and that will enable you and other ...

In support of Veach

To the editor:I know someone who cares deeply about Fort Myers Beach. Since he has lived on the beach, he has volunteered his time and energies to enhance life on the beach for us all. That is one of the reasons the town awarded him Citizen of the Year in 2018.He has volunteered his time and ...

Guest Commentary: It’s long past time to get water right

For decades, the Sugar Industry has convinced state and federal regulatory agencies to retain high water levels in Lake Okeechobee prior to the summer wet season to ensure sufficient water supply to irrigate sugar cane fields as insurance against possible drought conditions. Coastal communities ...

Speed-limit change creating safety worries on Estero Bay

To the editor:I live in a condo on the south end of Fort Myers Beach and have great concerns about the new boat speeds in Estero Bay.Since the speed limits have been increased to 25 mph the boat traffic appears chaotic with some going slow and many going very fast. It's a wonder there have not ...