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Vote Batos

To the editor: Nick Batos is running for a county commissioner in District 3 against incumbent Ray Sandelli. Nick wants cleaner water in Lee County and he will help get it. Nick said septic tanks need to be monitored and inspected so they are operating as they should for cleaner ...

Political leadership is clueless

To the editor: I take COVID and the mask situation seriously and wear a mask where it is required. I believe this virus can be more dangerous to some people with underlining conditions. But the people who are disseminating the information to us have a long track record of lying to and ...

Lawlessness, indeed

To the editor: I certainly agree with Ellen Starbird’s final paragraph last week that “laws are the expression of an ethics of a people and that contempt for lawfulness is particularly unattractive in a public official.” But her application of that principle is misplaced and shows a ...

Trump has persevered despite detractors

To the editor: Paul Kiefner does an excellent job of explaining the ISO Certification Process. Then he attempts to apply it where it was not designed to be used. A major corporation is significantly different than the federal government. When I was employed at Ford Motor Company, if Henry ...

Serious deep trouble

To the editor: As long as we have significant numbers of people walking freely about -- presumably and apparently otherwise functioning adults -- who can express the sentiments in the letter “Letter was dead-on,” (notwithstanding the original letter which is therein proclaimed to ...

Stormwater and rain gardens: How to ‘Slow the Flow!’

Rain is a valuable commodity to Floridians, as it is the main water source to the Florida aquifer system, aka the source of our drinking water. Surprisingly, one inch of rain produces 5,984 gallons of water on a standard sized Cape Coral lot. That’s equivalent to the amount of water that can ...

There are ways to protect your deed

Hello Mr. Feichthaler, I listen to a lot of talk radio, and I hear commercials over and over for services that make sure someone doesn’t transfer your house with a fake deed. Do you think these services are worth it? — Charles A. Dear Charles, Several companies are offering ...

Second quarter Cape condo sales weak, but recovering

The main takeaways from the Cape Coral condominium market are that the COVID-19 shutdown lows for the number of closed sales occurred in May, which led to very weak second quarter numbers. However, at the same time, the rebound took hold underneath the surface of the market in the form of ...

A passing of the baton

As voters look to fill four of eight Cape Coral Council seats this fall, another changing of the guard is under way at City Hall. John Szerlag, the city’s top administrator, will wrap up his last day Tuesday as per his announced retirement and a Council-approved end date. We wish Mr. ...

Guest opinion: County committed to LeeCares aid effort

I want to thank Lee County’s residents for your perseverance during these difficult times. I also want to thank our Lee County employees who have stepped up to the challenge of what all public servants are tasked to do in times of great need -– serve the community. You know many of ...