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Voters in line appreciate donation

November 9, 2012 To the Editor, I just wanted to say THANK YOU to Island Pizza for the donation of pizzas on Election Day to those of us who waited 4 1/2 hours (at times in pouring rain) to vote at a precinct with... more »»

Eye-catching photo

November 2, 2012 To the Editor, I wish to commend the Island Reporter and your photographer Carol Orr Hartman for the refreshing, eye catching and unusual front cover photograph of the 10K race for FISH (published... more »»

Facts, not conjecture

November 2, 2012 To the Editor, Let me open this letter by stating my objectives in the last six years as an elected member of the city council: reduce taxes, reduce overhead expenses and pay down debt as quickly a... more »»

Hospital board endorsement

October 26, 2012 To the Editor,  As a former Lee Memorial Health System board member, the former executive director of Lee Memorial Children's Hospital and a 25-year resident of Pine Island, I pay close attention to... more »»

Reduce nuclear weapons

October 26, 2012 Dear Editor, Fifty years ago this week, the world woke up to a crisis that brought the United States and the Soviet Union to the brink of a cataclysmic nuclear war. Today, the U.S. more »»

Rein in spending

October 26, 2012 To the Editor, Mayor Ruane has written to me and to the Island Reporter criticizing my view that Sanibel should reduce its $38 million budget and its $42 million debt. more »»

Whitehead committed to community

October 19, 2012 To the editor: In our small community we have two local candidates running for Lee County Commission Seat 3. I know them both. I like them both. I’ve worked with them both on different issues. more »»

Setting the record straight

October 12, 2012 To the Editor, I would like to take this opportunity to set the record straight on a recent Letter to the Editor by Mr. Elton Shepherd regarding the City of Sanibel’s budget for 2012/2013. more »»

Money may drive Presidential election

October 12, 2012 To the Editor, I can’t believe that this is another election where the Republican Party couldn’t find a leader that is capable of moving us away from the mess created by eight years of totally inept... more »»

Senior Center is a priority

October 12, 2012 Dear Editor, In regard to Elton Shepherd's letter "Replace Senior Center," I'm not sure I understand why Mr. more »»

City should tighten its belt

September 26, 2012 Dear Editor, Based on input from the Finance Department, Sanibel will spend $38 million in 2013 or about $5,700 per permanent resident. The comparable figure in Fort Myers is $1,330. more »»

To whom do we pledge allegiance?

September 21, 2012 Dear Editor, Consider this: “I pledge allegiance to Grover Norquist, not the United States of America, and to the executives for which he stands, one nation, under him, individual, with liberty and... more »»

A vote for Obama, warts and all

September 21, 2012 Dear Editor, As an island resident listening to the political comments of other island residents, it is clear that most are of the Republican persuasion. more »»

Well-deserved Thank You

September 21, 2012 Dear Editor, We want to thank the people of Captiva who shared their island and their generosity in support of the Galloway Captiva Triathlon and its charity, CCMI, this past weeken. more »»

Wildlife and sport fish restoration program turns 75

August 31, 2012 Dear Editor,    The Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program turns 75 this September. more »»

Water quality issue for all

August 24, 2012 Letter to the editor Given the fact that the Cape’s spreader canal is a regional water quality issue, and not just a Cape Coral recreational boating access issue, it is important to respond to some... more »»

Planned community or tourist destination?

August 10, 2012 Dear Editor, The Sanibel Planning Commission introduced July 24, 2012 (36 years since the City's historic adoption of the Sanibel Plan) a proposal for increasing short-form development applications,... more »»

Forum excludes Democrat candidate

August 10, 2012 To the Editor: The recent SECOND snubbing and exclusion of a Democrat at a congressional debate forum sponsored by the (supposedly) non-partisan Chamber of Commerce (this one in North Fort Myers) wa... more »»

Backing Goss for Congress

August 3, 2012 Dear Editor, Southwest Florida is a national treasure, and also a personal treasure to every voting adult who is smart enough, and lucky enough to live here. more »»

Parade spray apology

August 3, 2012 Dear Editor, The Sanibel Fire Rescue District has been informed that some spectators at this year’s Fourth of July Parade were upset with the use of water spray during the even. more »»

 
 

 

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