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Elimination of bus stops at daycares could have long-term impact on students

To the editor: I’ve owned a daycare in North Fort Myers since 1970. I would like to express my thoughts on the recent bus stop changes and how they could have long-term effects on our community’s children and their education. This past fall, the Lee County School District made a decision ...

Dirty money pollutes clean water promises

To the editor: The recent excessive releases of the toxic brew of chemicals and fertilizers from Lake Okeechobee smothering the Caloosahatchee, coastal estuaries and Gulf of Mexico is a stark reminder of Florida’s political system controlled by the sugar industry. Big Sugar’s strangled ...

Actions speak louder than words

To the editor: In the “City’s monthly E-newsletter” for March remarks by the Cape Coral mayor, the following is quoted: “I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to the dedicated volunteers who selflessly contribute their time and efforts towards enhancing our community.” The ...

Let voters decide fate of Jaycee Park

To the editor: I was at Jaycee Park on Sunday, March 3, and saw with joy and satisfaction that the park was full of people at 10 in the morning. AA was meeting, families were at the playgrounds with their children, many people were walking, with or without dogs, and ALL parking places were ...

Teach our children well

To the editor: An open letter to the Lee County School Board: Dear Fellow Residents of Lee County, Administration and School Board Members of Lee School District, One of the most tragic and incomprehensible things about the tragic and incomprehensible beating and subsequent death of Nex ...

More lipstick on the pig of book-challenge laws

To the editor: I urged my state senator — via a letter also containing the points below — to reconsider their support for SB 7004. This bill is not a solution; it's a bandage on a fundamentally flawed approach to education. SB 7004 is a bill that, on the surface, appears to offer a ...

Whose parental right?

To the editor: Oh, this is rich!!! Co-founder of the conservative group, Moms For Liberty, known for initiating massive numbers of book bans across the country, feels that our state legislators have gone too far in passing a bill that bans minors under 16 from using social media. In a Feb. 23, ...

Some questions concerning the planned pedestrian bridge

To the editor: Looks like another brilliant idea is going to bless Cape Coal, the new “Pedestrian Bridge.” I have a few questions for the planners of this bridge: 1) Why build a pedestrian bridge away from downtown shop and restaurants where those shops need customers? 2) Why would ...

Guest Commentary | New request required if you plan to vote by mail

The March 19 Presidential Preference Primary will be here soon. If you plan to vote by mail in this year's elections, you must submit a new request. I encourage you to act now! Voting by mail is the most convenient way to cast your vote. Visit lee.vote to request your mail ballot. To continue ...