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Guest Commentary: Election season underway: Be an informed voter

Preparations for the Aug. 23 Primary Election are underway, and voters should be aware of the changes in the upcoming election cycle that may affect them. In 2022, due to census redistricting and reapportionment in Florida, Lee County Elections began and completed the process of adjusting ...

Cape’s Waterway Advisory Board needs more authority, autonomy

To the editor: The life blood of Cape Coral is its water ways and they are dying a death of a thousand cuts. The issues affecting our waterways are so numerous and far reaching as to be difficult to resolve in a timely and effective manner. Charged with this task is the Waterway Advisory ...

Wealth disparity hinders our economy

To the editor: The Federal Reserve has raised the interest rate, because it can; making money tighten to discourage spending. It is an appropriate tool to cool the purchase power that “heats” the economy. Slowing down spending is the predictable result. In a nation with a ...

Do-nothings are accomplices of atrocity

To the editor: The atrocities of mankind: Where or with whom does the guilt truly, in fact, lie? It lies in those around the perpetrator(s) who knew better and could have acted but did nothing — out of fear for themselves. Example: It lies in those around Adolph Hitler who knew ...

A great loss

To the editor: The recent passing of Lee County Commissioner Frank Mann was a loss for all Southwest Florida. From Sarasota to Naples, from Everglades City to Immokalee, to Clewiston, to Moore Haven to Lehigh Acres Frank cared about all of us. He may have loved Alva best, but his heart was ...

Frank Mann left an indelible mark

To the editor: We are very saddened to hear of the passing of Lee County Commissioner Frank Mann. We send our sincere sympathy and condolences tohis family, colleagues, and friends. Commissioner Frank Mann was a lifelong resident of Lee County. He served on the Lee County Board of ...

Devil may be in the details

To the editor: On Aug. 23 there is a primary election in Florida. To participate, you must be registered to vote by July 25. There also will be three constitutional amendments for your consideration: The first one addresses property taxes. It reads like a greenwashing of a legislative ...

The joy of gardening with preschoolers

To the editor: I have been a teacher and then director at All Superstars preschool for most of my adult life and have always been interested in discovering new and joyful ways to grow the minds of my enthusiastic little clients. Since we live in the Sunshine State, our opportunities for ...

Evaluating our assertions

To the editor: As one of the world’s preeminent epistemologists, Christopher Hitchens stated with absolute logic: “What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence.” This is known as “Hitchen’s Razor.” Hitchen’s Razor demands “objective ...