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Guest Commentary | Ending the school year strong!

As we come to the end of the school year, it is my pleasure to update you on what has been happening at The School District of Lee County since my previous article. Thank You I would like to take a moment to thank our teachers, staff, and administrators for all their hard work and ...

Guest Commentary | Travel & tourism light up Lee County’s economy

When it comes to tourism, Lee County has a lot to celebrate. The week of May 19-25 is designated National Travel and Tourism Week by the U.S. Travel Association. Established in 1983, NTTW underscores travel’s essential role in driving our economy, cultivating vibrant communities and forging ...

Purchase of old golf course offers unmatched park possibilities

To the editor: Thoughts for our next mayor and Council: 1. Put Jaycee Park improvements on hold. more than 90% of the population does not know where this park is, because it is only a neighborhood park. Take the $12 million-plus (from the mystery fund) and apply it towards purchasing the old ...

The dry side of growth

To the editor: We now hear and see the results of over building in Cape Coral. New residents in the northeast section of the city are running out of water. Who’s the blame? Is it the real estate industry? Is it the construction industry? Is it the greed of landowners with lots of property to ...

Indictments, Gaza, and obfuscation of what ails us

To the editor: Weary of Trump’s legal problems and Gaza, I shifted to drug company ads. As a senior citizen, I remember terms like “German” measles, chicken pox, mumps, polio, swine flu, etc. Today, names for diseases have been replaced with an alphabet soup of letters. Do you have ...

Don’t blame Biden for inflation

To the editor: Wake up, America. Despite the accusations that are flying in this election cycle, President Biden has not caused inflation. In fact, his management of the economy places us as a leader of the world in our economic recovery from the pandemic. Inflation is worldwide and is far ...

Record corporate profits are a primary reason inflation is still with us

To the editor: This is one of the biggest reasons the American public is not crediting Biden with a great economy. Most people still aren’t feeling it. In 2023 PepsiCo’s chief financial officer said that even though inflation was dropping, its prices would not. Pepsi hiked its prices by ...

Water quality affects every aspect of life throughout Southwest Florida

To the editor: I relocated to Southwest Florida from Ohio and immediately fell in love. I fell in love with the wonderful wildlife, the tranquil teal gulf waters and the smell of those lovely sea breezes. As an avid nature photographer, I’m always exploring what Florida has to offer. When ...

Cape residents see through parks plan charade

To the editor: On April 3, the Cape Coral City Council introduced Ordinance 22-24 which increased income and expenses for Fiscal Year 2024 by $44 million. The Ordinance identified a troubling fact — “Park improvements budgeted in the Parks and Recreation GO Bond capital project fund is ...

Guest Commentary | How to solve America’s doctor shortage

Doctors appointments will be hard to come by over the next decade, according to new data from the Association of American Medical Colleges. By 2036, the organization estimates that the United States will be short as many as 86,000 physicians. This is a shortage of not just doctors but medical ...