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Guest opinion:Lake Okeechobee: The water war continues

After many years of work by clean water advocates and with the leadership of Gov. Ron DeSantis, Florida has finally adopted a balanced approach to water policy that gives all stakeholders input.That's as it should be. Florida's economy is diverse, and water is a critically important component ...

Raises, tax rates, and residents

To the editor:I have to respond to Council's proposed pay raise, now withdrawn. Let's examine the argument for the raise.1. Compensation determined by population-ridiculous on its face. Should I get a pay raise (70%) when my company hires more people?2. More pay will attract more interest for ...

COVID-19: Is this a time to reassess?

To the editor:COVID-19 has had an extreme negative affect on many aspects of our lives and the economy. Tourist reliant business have virtually shut down. Business relying on large gatherings, such as sporting events, theaters, plays, and concerts have had to close due to the distancing ...

Simply a matter of good public health

To the editor:The decision whether or not to wear a facial mask in public should never have become a political issue, or a symbol of a culture war. It's a matter of good public health, pure and simple, as we all try our best to maneuver through the minefield of COVID-19.The Centers for Disease ...

Trump understands America

To the editor:The Democrats' opinion of President Trump was openly demonstrated when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in her pretty white suit, rose from her chair after Trump's State of the Union Address and slowly ripped apart her copy of his speech.Furthermore, the reasons offered for their ...

A snail’s life

"For observing nature, the best pace is a snail's pace" Edwin Way TealeWith summer comes very warm, humid nights. If you happen to take a stroll in your garden with a flashlight in the evening, you will probably see an industrious nighttime mollusk called Zachrysia provisoria, also known as ...

Buyers with seller financing stop making mortgage payments

Dear Mr. Feichthaler:I sold my property four years ago and provided seller financing. Although the payments came in as expected for a while, the borrowers stopped paying the mortgage in January. I wrote them a letter threatening to foreclose if they didn't bring their payments up to date. They ...

The virus crisis sends Cape’s April condo sales lower

In the month of April, the number of closed Cape Coral condominium sales were significantly lower across the board compared to sales in both April 2019, and March of this year. The culprit of this sales decline was the social distancing shutdowns of the virus crisis, and the negative impact was ...

Tone deaf

Cape Coral City Council received a revenue and expenditures update Monday.The current "sustainability" numbers were a mixed bag.Revenue from property tax levies were good with most of the money expected already collected.Cape Coral's second property tax revenue source -- excuse us, fire ...

Time for change, indeed

To the editor:You are to be commended on the editorial regarding the (alleged) murder of George Floyd, who certainly died in police custody. According to the medical examiners, it was a homicidal murder. The four police officers who responded to the allegation that he passed a fake $20 bill ...