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Nelson gets things done

To the editor: If Cape Coral residents want to continue to have honest, compassionate, positive, dedicated, and transparent representation they should reelect Jennifer Nelson. I have seen Jennifer’s dogged work ethic, contagious enthusiasm, and ability to collaborate well with others ...

Thanks a lot

To the editor: The Inflation Reduction Act 2022 will increase taxes on everyone. Medicare won't be able to negotiate drug prices until 2026. You will get a rebate on an electric vehicle... if you could afford one. This bill also will have very little effect on the inflation we are struggling ...

Raid on Trump’s home unprecedented

To the editor: The raid on former President’s Trump home when the National Archives and Records Administration referred the case to the Justice Department because of alleged security threat posed by having classified materials taken from the White House when he left office is ...

Misplaced optimism

To the editor: It appears that a majority of voters expect the elections of 2022 and 2024 to bail out the country from the cataclysmic mess that Biden and the Democrats have created in their determined effort to promote their socialist green agenda. However, we have seen this scenario before ...

Becoming a Master Gardener: A work in progress

I have been told my flower pots are merely coffins awaiting my plants. Yes, I typically have a black thumb. Yet, I am determined to overcome my gardening challenges. This comment motivated me to find a gardening class to improve my knowledge and skills. I began by completing several free ...

Something’s happening here, it’s just not exactly clear

There is a line from the classic rock song, “For What It’s Worth,” released in 1966 by the band Buffalo Springfield that says, “There’s something happening here, but what it is ain’t exactly clear,” that seems to best sum up the current state of world affairs. For our part, we ...

First day of school — and what’s coming next

Close to 100,000 students will enter the doors of a Lee County public school on Wednesday as the 2022-23 school year begins. With 96 traditional schools and 23 charters under its umbrella, the School District of Lee County is the ninth largest school district in the state and the 32nd largest ...

Guest Commentary: Info for the new school year

We are looking forward to welcoming you back for the 2022-23 school year. It seems like just yesterday we were making our plans for summer break, and now we are planning for the first day of school. We hope you have had a restful summer with your loved ones. As we prepare for a return to class, ...

‘No greater love’

To the editor: Celebrated on each Aug. 7, National Purple Heart Day offers all Americans a special opportunity to say “thank you” to the nearly 2 million brave men and women who fought for our nation’s freedom, and bear the physical scars of war. Being a day set aside by our ...

Think green, vote green

To the editor: Six canals in Cape Coral are now being overrun with algae. The runoff from the phosphorus fertilizers are part of the problem. This fertilizer is outlawed from use during the summer because the runoff into our canals creates a toxic green bio-hazard that can cause air born ...