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On the water front

September 24, 2019 Not all of the news was new but all of the news was good last week when Gov. more »»

Hurricane relief: Give, but give wisely

September 11, 2019 As a weakened but still powerful Hurricane Dorian made its sixth landfall, in Nova Scotia this weekend, those on the Abaco and Grand Bahama islands are dealing with a rising death toll and property... more »»

Fake threat ... real consequences: Yes, they mean it

February 13, 2019 Fed up with the continued waste of money and manpower, lost classroom time and the emotional impact on students, teachers and school personnel, Lee County law enforcement agencies and the school... more »»

Sea change on the water-quality front?

February 5, 2019 Those who predicted post-election politics-as-usual on the water quality front have been largely silent since Gov. Ron DeSantis was sworn into office last month. more »»

Battle won, fight goes on

November 7, 2018 Southwest Floridians horrified by this summer's unprecedented environmental disaster received some good news on the water quality front recentl. more »»

Water pact is win-win for all of Lee County, including islands

October 3, 2018 Lee County residents who have demanded action on water quality issues got some action on the local front on Sept. 17. more »»

Environmental hurricane

August 15, 2018 It’s a storm that blew no winds. No torrential rains poured down. more »»

Vote-by-mail ballots best way to go this year

July 11, 2018 With the Primary and General Election ballot races firmed up as of the end of qualifying on June 22, the 2018 election season is now sliding toward home. And very quickly. The Primary is Au. more »»

What we learned from Hurricane Irma

May 30, 2018 Due to the possibility of pre-season tropical storm formation in the Gulf this year, our annual be-prepared editorial is a little ahead of the official start of hurricane season. more »»

Congratulations to the Class of 2018

May 16, 2018 The majority of Lee County’s approximate 5,000 seniors will mark the culmination of their high school careers this weeken. more »»

Mrs. Bush left words to live by — and much more

April 25, 2018 The amphitheatre of politics has never been a good place for the thin-skinned or those whose egos bruise easily. more »»

Public safety: The tip of the spear

April 4, 2018 Student safety is the School District of Lee County’s No. 1 goal, Superintendent Dr. more »»

Compassion before politics

March 2, 2018 In the wake of adversity, in the wake of tragedy, in the wake of the very worst that fate or man can throw our way, Americans have always paused and come together, if only briefly, to mourn those... more »»

No flu shot? Get one now

January 10, 2018 In the wake of what it calls “a sharp increase in flu cases,” Lee Health has restricted children 12 and younger from visiting patients in its intensive care units, pediatric intensive care units and... more »»

Helping Houston weather the storm

September 6, 2017 The most recent updates from the Associated Press are grim: The death toll is climbing as public safety officials continue to find the bodies of those lost in the flooding wrought by Hurricane Harvey. more »»

Rainy season brings mosquitos

June 21, 2017 Rainy season has begun — thank goodness. We welcome the rain, much needed in the wake of the winter drough. more »»

Best wishes to the Class of 2017

May 25, 2017 Lee County School District students marked the culmination of their high school careers this past weekend with graduation ceremonies. more »»

Another voter mandate goes up in smoke

May 17, 2017 For the second time in as many years, the people we send to Tallahassee to represent us have not only ignored, but rode roughshod, over a voter mandate. more »»

Shadow government II

March 22, 2017 Ah, politics — and politicians. more »»

We are not immune from random violence

November 30, 2016 In the last couple of weeks, we on Sanibel saw that we are not exempt from random —?and seemingly targeted — violence aimed at law enforcement personnel. more »»

 
 

 

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