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Letters to the Editor


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: An announcement from the Charlotte County Property Appraiser

January 5, 2023
To the Editor: The Charlotte County Property Appraiser reminds businesses and rental property owners the deadline for filing 3034 tangible personal property tax returns is April 3, 2023.  …

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Habitat’s 3rd Annual Build Campaign ‘Dollar for Dollar’ match in progress

January 5, 2023
To the Editor, All monies raised during the current Habitat for Humanity “Dollar for Dollar” match will go directly into building homes for families like Jennifer Morales and her children. J…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Play it safe when celebrating with fireworks

December 29, 2022
To the Editor: As preparations are made to ring in the new year, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office wishes to remind Florida residents that the private use of fireworks is legal on three hol…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Disaster assistance application deadline approaches

December 29, 2022
To the Editor: More than $4.4 billion in federal grants, disaster loans and flood insurance payments have been provided to the state of Florida and to households affected by Hurricane Ian. But …

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Maritime Museum thanks all for support and post-hurricane help

December 22, 2022
To the Editor: The Gasparilla Island Maritime Museum and Whidden’s Marina would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and happy holiday season. A special thank you to Sandy Melvin and…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Banyan Street cover brings back memories for one reader

December 9, 2022
To the Editor: I just picked up a copy of Gasparilla Island magazine with the cover photo of Banyan Street. I very often proudly profess that Mark and I were the first couple to be married o…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: FWC seeks input on the effects of long-term stored vessels

December 8, 2022
To the Editor:   The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has retained Atkins Global to conduct a study in Florida to better understand the impacts of long-term stored v…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘I’m fine’ letter resonated with many

December 1, 2022
To the Editor:   I just wanted to say thank you for publishing the letter to the editor entitled “I’m Fine.” I just had a chance to read it this week, and the author hit the nail on the he…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: FWC extends the deadline for waivers for unsalvageable vessels following Hurricane Ian

November 23, 2022
To the Editor: Following Hurricane Ian’s landfall, vessel owners were given a 45-day grace period to bring derelict vessels into compliance or remove them from state waters. The grace period en…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A letter of thanks for so many things

November 23, 2022
To the Editor:   This Thanksgiving we are thankful for PCI Construction for taking our store from destroyed to dazzling in 45 days. We are thankful for the United Methodist Church and t…