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Changing habits to comply with water restrictions

March 30, 2011 Earlier this week, a thunderstorm rolled across the skies of Sanibel, dousing the island with 1.93 inches of much-needed precipitation. more »»

Editorial: Fingers crossed for 'honor system' ordinance

March 16, 2011 Last month, a request by a property owner on Sanibel who wanted to acquire a parking permit for a vehicle registered to an owner at an off-island address came before the City Council. more »»

Let individual communities control their own fertilizer regulations

March 10, 2011 Earlier this week, the Senate Agriculture Committee postponed action on a bill introduced by a Northwest Florida lawmaker that would prohibit local governments from restricting the use... more »»

EDITORIAL: A little flashing just what the island needs

March 3, 2011 Flashers coming to Sanibel? We certainly hope so, although the city's Department of Public Works seems to be against the. more »»

EDITORIAL: Fight against 'green' dumping on refuge property

February 25, 2011 Last week, when it was revealed that not only are some local landscaping companies being accused of illegally dumping vegetative waste within the confines of the J.N. more »»

EDITORIAL: Fly it high, fly it proud above Sanibel

February 18, 2011 Like the American flag itself, flagpoles have undergone several changes in style and structure through the years. more »»

EDITORIAL: Credible journalism

February 11, 2011 We have to confess, we've never been invited to join that amalgamated society dubbed "the media." We don't know the secret handshak. more »»

EDITORIAL: Lack of municipal election 'a gigantic disappointment'

February 2, 2011 When the City Council moved swiftly through its consent agenda docket on Tuesday morning, a resolution to officially cancel this year's municipal election drew only modest attention from the audience. more »»

EDITORIAL: Alternative transportation proposal appears 'greener' than ever

January 26, 2011 This week, islanders who have been following the progress of the Alternative Transportation in Parks and Public Lands (ATPPL) study will finally receive news of what can be expected if the program's... more »»

EDITORIAL: More beneficial to have Blind Pass open

January 20, 2011 Before the dredging work to open Blind Pass was completed in the summer of 2009, the waters east of the temporary wall erected at the site — separating the Gulf of Mexico from connecting with... more »»

EDITORIAL: Be careful what you ask for

January 12, 2011 Just weeks after a majority of the parties involved in the North Spreader Ecosystem Management Agreement process agreed water quality in Matlacha Pass and Charlotte Harbor could be... more »»

EDITORIAL: No move may be the right move

January 5, 2011 When the City Council gathered on Tuesday to discuss the future of the Dunlop Road shared use path project, it was considered a forgone conclusion that the island's leaders would be... more »»

EDITORIAL: Alligator policy needs to be adjusted

December 29, 2010 It has been more than five years since the City of Sanibel last made changes to its nuisance alligator policy, which was adjusted in part due to a fatal attack in the summer of 2004. more »»

EDITORIAL: Fighting for fair treatment from water managers

December 16, 2010 From a very young age, we are taught how to share. The concept of fairness, equity and balance in our lives is one of the fundamental elements passed down from generation to generation. more »»

EDITORIAL: Appropriate alternative may be available for cell tower

December 9, 2010 Almost everybody is familiar with the Verizon Wireless commercial campaign where an employee, speaking on his cell phone, repeatedly asks, "Can you hear me now?" In every instance, his response to... more »»

EDITORIAL: Public needs to push for hybrid buses

November 23, 2010 Since the launch of the Alternative Transportation in Parks and Public Lands (ATPPL) Program, a partnership study between the J.N. more »»

Gas leak serves as a reminder to demand better service from utilities

November 18, 2010 It was nearly one year ago that a massive power failure, caused by a defective insulator, dramatically impacted residents and crippled businesses on both Sanibel and Captiva on the... more »»

EDITORIAL: Investigation into invocations warranted

November 10, 2010 During last week's City Council meeting, councilman Jim Jennings delivered a heartfelt invocation to start the session, thanking God for sparing Sanibel during the current hurricane... more »»

EDITORIAL: Opportunity has its price

November 3, 2010 Last week, leaders from the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) officially announced the launch of a fundraising campaign to acquire the Bailey Family Homestead, a 28. more »»

Recommendations: Constitutional amendments

October 25, 2010 In addition to federal, state and local races, the Nov. 2 General Election ballot includes six proposed amendments to the state constitution. more »»



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