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John Scott challenges Big Sugar supporter Rep. Matt Caldwell in November election

May 18, 2016 To the editor: Great news for all frustrated by the many Florida politicians who are routinely corrupted by Big Sugar. more »»

We need to go back to the drawing board for the bike paths

May 18, 2016 To the editor: Sanibel prides itself on being a “bike friendly” community, but perhaps it is time to make it “bike smart. more »»

Sanibel firefighter thanks all who have offered their support

May 18, 2016 To the editor: Hello, my name is Carl Johanson. I am a firefighter who is employed with Sanibel Fire and Rescue District. On Jan. more »»

Paving Paradise

May 18, 2016 To the editor: Mayor Ruane and all of the City Council members are anxious to go looking “under every rock and stone” for $22 million for the Civic and Cultural Core Project. more »»


May 18, 2016 To the editor: The Mayor and Council have spoken! They will support the ($42 million) Tourist Entertainment Center because they believe in it. more »»

BBQ fundraiser to benefit local veterans organization

May 18, 2016 To the editor: Mantanzas by the Bay will host the third annual Memorial Day BBQ and Blues Festival for Operation Open Arms on May 28. This is an all day event until 10 p.m. more »»

Guest Commentary: Civic Core: COTI’s initial thoughts

May 18, 2016 After several years of preliminary planning, a proposal has been made to the Sanibel City Council for a Civic and Cultural Core Projec. more »»

Guest Commentary: State, federal governments working together on C-43 West Basin Storage Reservoir

May 18, 2016 As a South Florida Water Management District Governing Board member, I heard loud and clear when residents of the Southwest Florida said completing a reservoir to store and deliver water to the... more »»

Guest Commentary: Obama’s proposed oil tax would cripple the economy

May 18, 2016 President Obama recently sent a budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year to Congres. more »»

Reject roundabouts

May 11, 2016 To the editor: I am horrified that the City of Sanibel Commissioners would even consider greeting our visitors and inconveniencing the residents with an unsightly confusing roundabout. more »»

Roundabouts won’t work with Sanibel traffic

May 11, 2016 To the editor: An April 7 article in the regional daily states “the belief that by replacing signal lights with continuous traffic flow, accidents and time spent staring at red lights will be reduce... more »»

Better to be part of the solution

May 11, 2016 To the editor: John Ratffensperger, the resident nattering nabob of negativism, is at it again with his letter criticizing the Sanibel Civic and Cultural Core Projec. more »»

Guest Commentary: U.S. Sugar farmers tout commitment to sustainable farming practices, conservation for Earth Day

May 4, 2016 As people all over the world joined together in celebrating Earth Day, U.S. more »»

Tourist entertainment center?

May 4, 2016 To the editor: Mark Antony, in his oration over the body of Julius Caesar recited the perfidy of Brutus who was one of the conspirators who murdered Caesar. more »»

Blind Pass matter could have serious impact

May 4, 2016 To the editor: I’ve written the following to our Lee County commissioners: I’d like to point out the County has a 25 year agreement with Ding Darling over Wulfert Flats that will be nullified if... more »»

Repercussions of Ceitus Barrier removal will continue to plague water conditions and Cape Coral development

May 4, 2016 To the editor: Cape Coral continues to plunge ahead with very ambitious plans for possible high-rise condos, big commercial projects, marinas, gated communities, etc., etc. more »»

President needs our help

May 4, 2016 To the editor: It is nice to have a president who thinks, feels, adds human qualities to the job and get things done. more »»

Guest Commentary: Activists shut down fracking with fear

April 27, 2016 Fear just secured another victor. more »»

Does Civic Core really fit in the Sanibel Plan?

April 20, 2016 To the editor: I am wondering if anyone else caught the irony in two of the front page articles last week? The headliner... more »»

F.I.S.H. appreciative of residents and visitors on Sanibel

April 20, 2016 To the editor: Thank you Sanibel and Captiva residents and visitors. Thank you Sanibel and Captiva businesses and foundations. more »»



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