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'In your face' protests needed

July 6, 2011 To the editor, Today's SCCF newsletter is about the most discouraging thing I have read in a long time. more »»

No problem with 'tabloid journalism'

July 6, 2011 To the editor, Recently, the Island Reporter ran a front page story and picture about the arrest of a son of a good friend of mine, Rookie, a solid, reliable... more »»

Rally around the flag

June 29, 2011 To the editor, Once again, I am compelled to address the desecration of our flag by those who do not comprehend the meaning of the U.S. flag. more »»

Thanks for our freedoms

June 29, 2011 To the editor, As Independence Day approaches, I urge all to consider what freedom is and why it’s so important to fight for it. more »»

Mangroves: Holding the island together

June 29, 2011 Just recently, nine homeowners on Clam Bayou came before City Council seeking permission to trim 1,725 mangrove trees and 175 buttonwoods to a height of six feet to improve the view of... more »»

Do you know what storm surge means to you?

June 29, 2011 Another hurricane season is upon us and, for coastal residents, that means the usual: 1) The annual predictions of how many storms forecasters prognosticate wil... more »»

On pledging my allegiance

June 29, 2011 The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and Yours Truly just finished supper and we were resting in the living room watching the TV news. more »»

Re: 'Islander arrested... "

June 29, 2011 To the editor, I am writing in response to Jeff Lysiak’s June 22nd article entitled “Islander arrested, charged in lewd behavior act with minor. more »»

The Caloosahatchee Condition: A preventable crime

June 15, 2011 Nearly one half of the 75-mile-long Caloosahatchee is currently suffering from algal blooms. more »»

Build one-way bicycle lanes

June 15, 2011 To the editor, I just received my copy of the May 19th Island Reporter and offer the following comments to your editorial entitled, "Can the causeway be shared... more »»

Beaches benefit from new Corps work plan

June 15, 2011 Faced with a new way to decide how to fund the myriad projects it oversees, the U.S. more »»

A father's work is never done, either

June 15, 2011 There is an old saying that to my knowledge nobody has ever taken credit. "A man works from sun up to sun down. A mother’s work is never done. more »»

Causeway safe to ride

June 8, 2011 To the editor, The case of the cyclist run down by a pickup truck on the Sanibel Causeway a few weeks ago was a tragedy and an appropriate motivator to review... more »»

LCSO budget still bloated

June 8, 2011 To the editor, Recently, the News-Press published an article entitled "Sheriff slashes 2011-12 budget." Mr. Scott did not “slash” the budget. more »»

Reminder to share the road

June 2, 2011 To the editor, As a cyclist and bike shop owner, I experience the conflicts and close calls of coexisting with motorists on the road, I also hear the stories of... more »»

Slow down on Donax, please

June 2, 2011 To the editor, I am always surprised that the Island Reporter "Police Beat" column has virtually no reports of tickets issued for speeding on Donax Street, a... more »»

Another successful food drive

June 2, 2011 To the editor, The results are in from the annual Letter Carrier’s Food Drive and once again Lee county residents met the challenge in record level donations. more »»

Help two boys help manatees

May 25, 2011 To the editor, On behalf of two of our students, and a bunch of sweet manatees, I would like to ask you for some help. more »»

Prison privatization a big mistake

May 25, 2011 To the editor, Politicians in Tallahassee just chose to cut jobs, gut our community's economy and put our security at risk. more »»

Keeping our freedoms protected

May 25, 2011 To the editor, As Memorial Day approaches, let us all remember that freedom is not free. Our men and women in uniform have given so much recentl. more »»



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