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D-Day

To the editor:It was a dark and slightly overcast night on the Channel, slightly chilly for June. Ike couldn't sleep so was already on the bridge of the USS Commander, a heavy cruiser chosen to be a smaller target than the battle ships trailing behind. Slightly before 0400 Ike was gazing ashore ...

Expect a landside for Trump

To the editor:I would like to take this opportunity to respond to the outrageous letter written by Peter Pfluger of North Fort Myers published in the July 15 edition of the "Neighbor."Of course Mr. Pfluger lives in the USA and despite the many "lefty" attacks on free speech, he is still lucky ...

A Biden win would be America’s loss

To the editor:It's not likely, but if Biden were to win the election, he would still be in the basement, so to speak, because he has agreed to the far left agenda of Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (AOC), and they are in charge.AOC is the young Marxist with the big brown eyes, whose ...

Communism-Democracy-Socialism

To the editor:If you are my age (80), or a history buff, you remember the "Red Scare" which started in World War II and finally lost its flavor when we withdrew from Vietnam. That Red menace never got to Hawaii, then onto Australia and finally California. What we should never forget are those ...

Please don’t forget to vote

To the editor:I currently serve as a your elected Lee County Republican State Committeeman.In 2016, I strongly supported President Trump in the primary, walking door to door in Lee County, and proudly voted for him in the 2016 election. I fought for tougher immigration controls and for Florida ...

A Necessary Step: FWC to close Apalachicola Bay

To the editor:Apalachicola Bay in the Panhandle was once a thriving oyster producer, providing 90 percent of the wild oysters produced in Florida. Sadly, this Bay has drastically declined in productivity in the last ten years. Water withdrawals by Georgia from tributaries of the Apalachicola ...

Guest opinion: Yes, it’s safe to vote-by-mail in Lee County

As the Lee County Supervisor of Elections, I want to reassure voters that voting by mail is a safe and secure method of voting. Florida has strict laws that provide checks and balances we must adhere to when processing Vote-by-Mail (VBM) ballots.Voting by mail, or absentee voting as it was ...

Guest opinion: Governor’s $9B budget includes wins, losses for environment

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis delivered a $92.2 billion budget and a $1 billion veto list two weeks ago, one day before the beginning of the fiscal year which started on July 1. The veto list was a reaction, in part, due to the financial uncertainty the state will navigate as COVID-19 impacts state ...

Council can’t resolve mask issue?

To the editor:We just had a 15,000-case rise in coronavirus cases in Florida and our so-called leaders in City Hall can't figure out that people should be wearing a mask in public?This weekend had big a rise in cases. Before the hospitals are full, you would think someone in City Hall would ...