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Guest Commentary | Untreated mental illness – An ignored health crisis

On June 29, 2023, the police arrested Tyler Boone, age 35, for the death of his roommate at an apartment they shared in Fort Myers. Tyler was charged with second-degree murder. A psychiatric evaluation found Tyler to be “mentally incompetent at the time” of the fatal beating, and he was ...

A modest proposal: How to balance Florida’s state budget

To the editor: Revenue, as always, is a continuing concern for our state budget-makers. It seems that there is never enough money to take care of all those projects that come to the attention of the legislature. Some of the projects are even worthwhile. As a concerned citizen, I have some ...

Pedestrians, cyclists: Please make sure you are visible in the dark

To the editor: As a local school bus driver in the Cape, I am constantly amazed at the number of walkers, joggers, and cyclists in the dark morning hours with little or no means of being seen. Many are wearing black clothing and earbuds and are oblivious to traffic coming at them. Please ...

Six-week abortion ban bad for women

To the editor: I have dreamed of being a Mom since I was 15 years old. When I was 31, my husband and I were thrilled to learn that we were going to have a baby. We were excited to be new parents; we’d waited so long, and it finally happened. I was anxious that it might be a false positive, ...

Biden’s accomplishments

To the editor: President Biden has had a lot of accomplishments and the list is getting longer than expected. Veterans benefits and services for veterans for toxic exposures; Violence against Women Act for resources for assault; Safer Communities Act to help reduce violence in our USA. ...

Jaycee Park design needs to find a middle ground

To the editor: After attending the Jaycee Park plan review open house and listening to the many views of the public I will distill what I heard and add my viewpoint. On the surface there are two sides. The first is what the city proposes, and the other is the leave the park alone side. We ...

Senate candidate Mucarsel-Powell is the correct choice for Florida

To the editor: Debbie Mucarsel-Powell’s background will connect with many Floridians, since they have been in her shoes in struggling with home affordability, working minimum-wage jobs or coming from another country at a young age. Mucarsel-Powell immigrated from Ecuador at 14 years old. At ...

Freedom being spat upon

To the editor: As we read and see the illegal immigrant crisis that is happening to the United states one has to wonder what is the solution. History tells us that this country welcomed people from all over the world. We welcomed them with open arms, took care of them, fed them and welcomed ...