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EDITORIAL: This dead parrot is a lawsuit waiting to happen … please, Lee County, let us take down the Bakery Building

July 27, 2023
It took 15 days to complete the Sanibel Causeway after Hurricane Ian crunched it. It took two-and-a-half months for the severely damaged Gasparilla Inn & Club to open up again. But we still do…

EDITORIAL: Will the people still come when the service workers can’t stay?

June 29, 2023
Retirees and investors may still be flocking to Florida to find that “perfect life” or great investment opportunity, but unless more insurance regulation bills are written and passed, or more insu…

EDITORIAL: A wondrous little school, a rare opportunity for our children

June 1, 2023
This week is one I have been dreading and looking forward to all at the same time. The youngest of my five children will be graduating from The Island School and moving on to bigger things. This w…


May 11, 2023
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ECOWATCH: The North Atlantic Right Whale extinction bound

February 23, 2023
“Most whales and dolphins will be subjected to 3.5 million instances of temporary and/or permanent hearing loss. For species that depend on hearing for survival, to find food, migrate an…

GUEST EDITORIAL: FWC makes several announcements after meetings

February 23, 2023
SUBMITTED BY THE FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION Commissioners with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) directed staff to take bold steps to protect Fl…

GUEST EDITORIAL: It’s been … a year

January 20, 2023
BY SHERIFF BILL PRUMMELL, CHARLOTTE COUNTY It’s been a year. A year of highs and lows, leaving us with a broader appreciation for this journey we are on and those with whom we choose to surroun…

Reflecting on the recovery from Hurricane Ian

December 22, 2022
By Hector Flores, Charlotte County The Christmas and New Year’s holidays are a time of celebration and reflection. I wish you and your loved ones health, happiness and a deserving respite from …

T’was the Night Before Christmas on Don Pedro Island

December 22, 2022
T’was the night before Christmas and all around No noses were frozen, no snow fluttered down. No children in flannels were tucked into bed, They all wore their shorty pajamas instead! …


December 22, 2022