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Governments which regulate assume responsibility

To the editor: Ordinarily, Condominium Associations function, among other ways, to ensure that adequate funds for reasonable and predictable repairs against normal wear and tear are always “saved up” and available. Then, in the aftermath of the Surfside Champlain Condo collapse, the ...

Get your COVID shot

To the editor: Only those who haven’t had a shot or two to prevent COVID-19 infection seem to be at risk with the Delta variant of COVID-19. The new variant of COVID-19, the Delta variant, is more communicable. The un-jabbed people of the nation were coming down with COVID at a rate of ...

It’s mango season!

If you are a fan of mangos, then July in Southwest Florida must be a favorite time of year. If you are lucky and have a healthy mango tree in your yard, then you may feel like you are in mango heaven! A mature mango tree can produce four to six bushels of mangos per season. At 50 to 60 mangos a ...

Cape’s May condo sales, prices up in seller’s market

As expected, there were big year-over-year changes in the Cape Coral condo numbers this May compared to the COVID-19 shutdown numbers recorded in May 2020. The number of closed condo sales and median sales prices were up by enormous amounts, while the monthly supply of unsold homes plummeted ...

Post storm precautions

Tropical Storm Elsa breezed by Southwest Florida late Tuesday night before making landfall in Taylor County at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Lee County saw some wind, with gusts of 46 mph recorded at Tarpon Point in the Cape, and rain — a deluge of rain — Tuesday through Wednesday. Lee Countians ...

Help kids in foster care

Across Florida, thousands of children enter the state’s child welfare system each year. The hope is it’s just a temporary placement and children will eventually be reunited at home with their biological parents. Unfortunately, a permanent solution is often needed. In either case, these ...

No Disney ending in Afghanistan

To the editor: Afghanistan’s failed government; more interested in divvying up the crumbs of U.S. taxpayers’ graft than the tedium of governance, will crumble upon the departure of U.S.-led troops. Having squandered over 7,000 American lives, close to 200,000 Afghanis, adding $2 trillion ...

Politics and propaganda

To the editor: This morning, a couple of the electric transformers in my neighborhood suffered two “well-aimed” lightning bolts, bringing darkness to us and also cleaning our ears, not to mention frightening my puppy dog, Elliot, nearly out of his mind! Later, a very fine, well-spoken ...