LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Pain at the pump could be assuaged by crude oil dip

To the Editor: Florida drivers could soon receive deep discounts at the gas pump. Crude oil prices were slashed on “Black Friday” and unable to recover on Monday. The crude price cut was sparked by concerns about the emergence of a new strain of COVID-19 and the implications it could have on future fuel demand. […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Lee County operations adjust schedules for Thanksgiving

To the Editor: Most Lee County administrative operations will be closed Thursday, Nov. 25 and Friday, Nov. 26 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Other schedules will be adjusted.  The adjustments include: Solid Waste • Thursday, Nov. 25: All county facilities are closed and no garbage, yard waste or recycling will be collected. Collections will […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Fences don’t always make good neighbors

To the Editor: The article entitled, “… and now there’s a fence …” in the Boca Beacon dated October 22 caught my interest, if not my ire.  Fences do not make good neighbors. Fences, without permits in this case, are an issue. Fences that extend into the water, regardless of the arbitrary high water line, […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Let’s Talk About Florida’ series at History Center begins with Groff book

To the Editor: Join us for the first book discussion of the season in the “Let’s Talk About Florida” series on Monday, Oct. 18 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. You can attend live in the Boca Grande Community Center Woman’s Club Room or via Zoom. Thanks to the Fergeson Skipper Law Firm of Sarasota for […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Island resident feels burying deceased sea turtle shouldn’t be an act that is left undone

To the Editor: On Friday, September 24 about 8 a.m. while running along the beach I found a dead sea turtle some 50 yards north of the 1st Street beach access lying on its back with fishing wire about its neck and a hook in its mouth missing a portion of its right flipper. Sad […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Former island doctor responds to the letter ‘refuting’ clinic doctor’s Ivermectin information

To the Editor: On Sept. 17, 2021 the Boca Beacon published a letter said to “refute” Dr. James’s recent article regarding Ivermectin. It did not. Ivermectin’s manufacturer Merck, and mainstream medicine – Cleveland Clinic for example – report Ivermectin as not being helpful in preventing or treating covid-19 infection and should not be used for […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Boca Grande Health Clinic patients so grateful for the personalized care received during a time of COVID

To the Editor: We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the Boca Grande Clinic, its doctors, nurses and staff. What a comfort to be able to turn to them for solid advice and care in these strange and scary times. We recently experienced “breakthrough” Covid cases after contact with an unvaccinated […]


September 11, 2021, marked the 20th anniversary of four coordinated terrorist attacks by al-Qaeda, an Islamist extremist group, against the United States. The attacks began at 8:46 a.m. on September 11, 2001, when terrorists crashed a hijacked commercial jet into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. A second hijacked […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Lee County plans County Commission redistricting process

To the Editor: The Lee Board of County Commissioners today announced the schedule for public meetings at which the community can provide input on the redistricting process and launched a website landing page to provide data, maps, information and transparency throughout the process. Florida law requires each county to examine the need to redistrict every […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A lucky gopher tortoise, a lucky person who tried to run the turtle over and didn’t get caught

To the Editor: This morning I saw a vehicle driving over a tortoise nest. I went down to check on the nest and scared the tortoise right back into it. He was gorgeous, with a yellow and green mottled shell. I was glad he seemed to be all right. I have since discovered that the […]