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Dog park desired on Sanibel

April 14, 2011 To the editor, I live on Sanibel joyfully. But I do not use the beaches, Rec Center or school, all of which I happily pay taxes for. more »»

Corps is facing an unsustainable future

April 14, 2011 A recent study of the mission and methods of the U.. more »»

Resort Housing: No mulligans

April 6, 2011 To the editor, How resort housing is redeveloped matters to all of us. Short term rentals are very important to our econom. more »»

Cut costs to match revenues

April 6, 2011 To the editor, No one is blaming public-sector employees for having created this decline, as Mr. Freeman suggested in his News-Press "Opinion" of March 31. more »»

Buses 'preferred' on Sanibel? Preferred by whom?

April 6, 2011 The consultant for the “Alternative Transportation Study” in connection with the J.N. more »»

Call and write the Legislature - Your voice is needed to protect our resources

April 6, 2011 Florida’s 2011 legislative session opened a month ago with a projected $4. more »»

A slap in the face to our founders

March 31, 2011 To the editor, Sanibel’s enduring prosperity is due to the actions taken by its people in 1974 to incorporate. more »»

Homeless services needed

March 31, 2011 To the editor, The leadership of St. Matthews recently filed an official zoning application with the City of Bonita Springs. more »»

Resort Redevelopment: The ball is back in council’s court

March 31, 2011 After rejecting a basic overhaul of Section 86-43 of the Land Development Code which the Planning Commission had spent a year and a half developing, the City Council seemed determined t... more »»

Congress digging an enormous financial hole

March 31, 2011 The current debate in Washington over spending, the budget deficit and the national debt is long overdue. The current budget deficit is well over $1 trillion. more »»

The 'new normal' for beaches in Washington

March 31, 2011 Some recent items out of Washington bring news of how the "new normal" in DC might affect federal support for coastal managemen. more »»

Dog park redux

March 28, 2011 To the editor, I would like to respond to the letter in last week’s Island Reporter about the dog park. more »»

A card of thanks

March 28, 2011 To the editor The Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club thanks all the sponsors, donors and individuals who made the recent Winter Wine Festival a real success. more »»

Out-of-control spending

March 28, 2011 To the editor, Lately, the media has been filled with accounts of government employees becoming the brunt of attacks for earning a salary and pension from... more »»

Strength in numbers

March 16, 2011 To the editor, I recently had conversations with friends who are very frustrated members of the Sanibel dog owners group, who were formed several years ago to... more »»

Remake Florida’s transportation system

March 16, 2011 To the editor, Regarding all the recent news coverage of high-speed rail in Florida: Many business and civic leaders are disappointed the state rejected the... more »»

The calls that can kill

March 16, 2011 In December, I wrote a Sanibel newspaper commentary asking “Is it time to reevaluate our alligator policy?” Ever since, I have been amazed and surprised at the responses to that... more »»

SFWMD mismanaging water, blames Corps of Engineers

March 16, 2011 Water supply for the health of the Caloosahatchee estuary is under attack. For the past six weeks, the U.S. more »»

Kottkamp commentary blurred

March 9, 2011 To the editor, In a guest commentary in the March 3 edition of the Island Reporter, Jeff Kottkamp is sharply critical of the administration’s recent decision no... more »»

On Ray Judah's commentary

March 9, 2011 To the editor, Ray Judah's March 3rd remarks were more political than factual, as to the high-speed rail proposal which Gov Scott rejected. more »»



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