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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 »»

Editorial: Hoping for healing, and praying for peace

September 8, 2011 When it comes right down to it, there is only one question which remains unanswered from the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. more »»

EDITORIAL: Invest in community by volunteering at triathlon

August 31, 2011 When South Seas Island Resort signed on to host the first-ever Captiva Triathlon, scheduled to take place on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. more »»

Editorial: Majority rules, but not on Nerita Street

August 17, 2011 In the United States, amendments to the Constitution may be proposed by a two-thirds (66 percent) supermajority of votes in each house of Congress, or by a Constitutional Convention called by... more »»

Editorial: Hiring a veteran is good for business

August 10, 2011 On Friday, President Obama announced his plan to provide incentives to businesses as part of an effort to put returning service men and women back to work in the private sector. more »»

Editorial: Pushing the 'Be Safe At School' agenda

August 5, 2011 In a blink, it seems, the summer is just about ove. more »»

Editorial: Volunteerism integral part of island community

July 27, 2011 When longtime residents of Sanibel and Captiva recount tales of the disaster and devastation witnessed after Hurricane Charley back on Friday the 13th of 2004, you are certain to hear... more »»

Editorial: City's donation is money well spent

July 21, 2011 During economic times such as these, when many people are living paycheck to paycheck and residents are keeping a close eye on every penny being spent by their local government leaders, any request... more »»

Editorial: Be a part of city's budget process

July 13, 2011 When the City Council meets on Tuesday, they are expected to discuss preliminary plans for the Fiscal Year 2012 budget. more »»

Editorial: Be hospitable to our bear visitor

July 7, 2011 When news broke late last week that Sanibel had confirmed the first official Florida black bear sighting in the history of the J. more »»

District's response to mosquito complaints falling short

June 29, 2011 During this week's Planning Commission meeting, several members of the panel brought up the issue of the mosquito populations on the islands of late. more »»

EDITORIAL: Reminder to ready for hurricane season may save lives

June 1, 2011 When islanders flipped their calendars this week from May to June, many of them probably did so with a bit of trepidation. more »»

Editorial: Can the causeway be shared safely?

May 19, 2011 Throughout the course of every year, thousands of bicyclists cross the Sanibel Causeway, a scenic 2.7-mile archipelago of palm-lined beaches and bridges. more »»

Editorial: Clam Bayou inhabitants need your help

May 11, 2011 When the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation announced last fall that it needed the assistance — to the tune of $5. more »»

Editorial: Is there a better place to watch fireworks?

April 27, 2011 Last year, Sharon Michie made headlines when she helped collect more than $17,000 in donations to save the City of Sanibel's annual Independence Day fireworks display. more »»

Editorial: Preserve Conservation 20/20

April 20, 2011 The Lee County Board of County Commissioners last week said no to a proposal to tap tax dollars intended for the purchase of environmentally sensitive lands. more »»

Editorial: Keep public notices public

April 7, 2011 Like a bad penny, a proposal to "save money" at the expense of government transparency has turned up again in Tallahassee. more »»



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