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For shame

To the editor: The White House celebrated Pride Month in June but ignored Purple Heart Day. The clock struck midnight on Aug. 8 Eastern time without an official recognition of Purple Heart Day. Purple Heart Day. The White House official channel was silent on the matter of honoring our ...

Dr. Joseph Mercola and ‘Disinformation Dozen’

To the editor: Dr. Joseph Mercola, a board-certified physician in Cape Coral earned a spot in the “Disinformation Dozen,” a list of people allegedly responsible for sharing 65 percent of all anti-vaccine and Covid messaging on social media, according to the nonprofit Center For ...

Cape taxpayers should not subsidize proposed parking garage

To the editor: I am writing in opposition to $10 million to private enterprise for “downtown parking.” That is 100,000 per parking spot? Why not build a low-income house for 100 residents and ask them to let somebody park in their driveway? And at the risk of pointing out the ...

Purple Heart Day: Honor those who served

To the editor: This Saturday, Aug. 7, we as a nation honor and recognize the sacrifices of our combat wounded and killed in action military veterans. Although this observance may not come with fireworks and large parades, it does afford every American citizen the time to reflect on the ...

Support clean water and its advocates

To the editor: Thank you, Charlotte Newton, for an excellent guest editorial! I can’t think of a more important yet more complex issue facing Pine Island, Sanibel, Captiva, Cape Coral and Fort Myers than restoring our water quality here in Southwest Florida. Kevin Ruane was a clean ...

It is not extreme to tell the truth

To the editor: Ron DeSantis is gambling with the health and safety of Florida’s schoolchildren. And he is doing so in violation of the Florida Constitution, which says school boards shall operate, control, and supervise all free public schools. His executive order to withhold funding ...

On the mask issue: Who is telling the truth?

To the editor: I am wondering who is telling the truth on wearing masks? We hear from our government to wear masks and we hear it in the news and we hear it from some medical experts and the CDC then we hear if you are vaccinated you don’t need one then you hear you need one. I think ...

I call this regression

To the editor: How did we get to this point of regression? Growing up, my parents took me to the doctor and I was vaccinated and I never contracted any lifethreatening diseases. No one we knew died from life-threatening diseases. There were no anti-vaxxers. Now, there are too many ...

Be a friend to wildlife; nix Piney Point project

To the editor: As President of Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife, the proposed development of the Piney Point wetlands that is located in Cape Coral directly south of Rotary Park is to me problematic on many levels. The plans call for 800 residential units, 300 hotel rooms, 38,000 square feet of ...