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City manager does need to go

To the editor: The City Council made the right decision in not renewing the City Manager’s contract. Rob Hernandez’s tenure as city manager has been anything but stellar. To even describe it as “average,” per the performance review of the PREVIOUS City Council (it should be note that ...

An outrageous attack

To the editor: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ ban of Advanced Placement (AP) high-school class on Black History is an outrageous attack on Black Floridians, civil rights and academic freedom. Floridians are calling on DeSantis to change course. We urge DeSantis to not diminish, dismantle, ...

The ‘Free State of Florida’

To the editor: Gov. Ron DeSantis is always talking about freedom and labels his bills and projects with “freedom.” I see it only as a distraction from the freedoms he is taking away from Floridians. No abortion, no race in history, Don’t Say Gay. NO WOKE! Watch what you say at ...

Who’s the money party?

To the editor: A common myth by the left is that the Republicans are for the rich. A recent letter accused Republicans of this 1950 marketing idea by the Dems. Also mentioned was the wasted money on the Pentagon and that this should be diverted to social issues. Biden has already sent ...

Cape’s new food truck ordinance bites the hand that feeds it

To the editor: Cape Coral City Council recently passed a ordinance that forces independent food trucks to pack up and move on down the road. And if they offer customers a place to sit or have shade while they eat it’s now forbidden. The new ordinance will go in effect in 90 days. The ...

$100 Million Yacht Club plan

To the editor: At the winter retreat held by the City on Jan. 26, the City Manager and his consultant presented plans to rebuild the entire Yacht Club area. The five plans presented will most likely cost $100 million and take 5 – 10 years to complete. All plans eliminated the tennis courts. ...

Boil my oil

To the editor: From the fire station on Everest to the park, we are under a “boil water notice” for the third time in the last three months as I write this. In my closet I found an old erector set along the an unopened package of Lincoln Logs. I would be happy to donate these to be ...

‘Police reform’ tip of the criminal justice issue iceberg

To the editor: The grace and heroism of RowVaughn Wells, interrupting her grief over the murder of her son Tyre Nichols, to urge the people of Memphis to refrain from violence is the courage of patriotism; putting the community ahead of her own pain. Memphis and other cities around the nation ...

Guest commentary: A robust training culture is an investment, not an expense

The shocking criminal acts committed by former Memphis Police Officers while they attempted to take Tyre Nichols into custody earlier this month, once again has the nation reeling. How could this happen? Again?? The nation has called for “change” and “higher standards.” A common ...

Guest Commentary: Year-end donations fuel programs and services

Nonprofits across Southwest Florida rely on the generosity of supporters and philanthropic organizations to fund vital programs and services, and ultimately their missions. At the end of each year, many organizations make a strong appeal for financial support. This funding is critical to give ...