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Bill of goods

July 1, 2015 And so it begins. more »»

Finish the job

June 10, 2015 How can you tell a politician is lying? His lips are moving. It’s a wry joke, usually guaranteed to bring a chuckle. But this time, few among the 4. more »»

Demand water quality

April 30, 2015 Voters have spoken. Amendment 1 —allowing funds to be added to the Land Acquisition Trust Fund to acquire lands, restore them and manage improvements— received 75 percent approval last November. more »»

‘Kitten season’ brings a deluge of felines to Lee County Animal Services

April 22, 2015 Lee County Animal Services is already gearing up for a time of the year that stresses staffers and animal lovers alike — “kitten season. more »»

Rest in peace

December 31, 2014 For the wife and children of NYPD?Police Officer Rafael Ramos, Christmas held no joy this year. Nor has the holiday season been joyous for the widowed bride of Officer Wen Jian Liu. more »»

School Board action appropriate

December 17, 2014 Last Monday, the School District of Lee County received notice from the Florida Department of Education, Office of Inspector General, notifying the district that it had received a complaint alleging... more »»

Vote No on term limits

October 29, 2014 Lee County voters are being asked whether they would like to limit the number of consecutive terms a Lee County commissioner may serve. more »»

Vote Teuber in District 4

October 29, 2014 The School District of Lee County easily holds a position at the pinnacle of regional enterprise. With a budget of $1.3 billion and a daily cost-of-operation obligation standing at $. more »»

Vote No on school board ‘expansion’ proposal

October 29, 2014 Lee County voters are being asked whether substantive changes should be made to the makeup of the School Board of Lee County. more »»

Vote yes on Amendment 2

October 22, 2014 In November, Florida voters will decide whether the state will join nearly two dozen others in legalizing the use of marijuana for medical purposes Amendment 2, a grassroots initiative — no pun... more »»

Editorial: A key primary

April 14, 2014 Registered Republicans in much of Lee and Collier counties have a decision ahea. more »»

A time to mourn, a time for thanks

August 15, 2013 The Southwest Florida law enforcement community mourned the loss of one of their own earlier this month. Sgt. Michael Wilson, of the Charlotte County’s Sheriff’s Office, was shot to death on Aug. more »»

Vote Mitt Romney

November 2, 2012 Before casting your vote in the election for president, ask yourself two questions: First, is the United States better off today than four years ago? Even more important, will you be better off four... more »»

They all count

June 15, 2012 One week after Americans marked our country’s most somber of holidays, Memorial Day, the Associated Press reports disheartening war news. more »»

Why less balance on the planning commission?

April 27, 2012 The seven-member Sanibel Planning Commission is the city's land use watchdog. more »»

School, Family and Community Connections

April 27, 2012 "It takes a village to raise a child. more »»

Editorial: Pursue Town Square idea, but for right reasons

October 12, 2011 Last week, members of Sanibel's City Council brought forward the notion of reinvestigating the idea of creating a Town Square on the island. more »»

Editorial: Incentive goals lacking specific measures for student achievement

October 5, 2011 The Lee County School Board has given its new superintendent five performance incentive goals for the upcoming year, all but one keyed to school or teacher achievement. more »»

Editorial: City displays financial fitness with budget

September 29, 2011 Last week, when the City Council unanimously approved its final budget for Fiscal Year 2011-12 at $47,674,147, while at the same time lowering the millage rate to 2. more »»

Editorial: Much work to be done with council's goals

September 14, 2011 When the Sanibel City Council convenes next Tuesday afternoon, when they are expected to formally adopt their Fiscal Year 2011-12 budget, they will also approve a set of goals aimed at strengthening... more »»



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