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You insult our intelligence

February 28, 2014 To the editor: Judy Clayton Sanchez's letter to the editor on Feb. 19 insults the intelligence of every Floridian who is not employed by "Big Sugar. more »»

Are Lee County students fit, healthy, and ready to learn?

February 28, 2014 To the editor: We need to adopt a Comprehensive Health Education Policy in Lee County! Why Is School Health Important? Research shows that when school districts and schools have effective policies... more »»

Stop the Deception, U.S. Sugar

February 28, 2014 To the editor: Judy Sanchez of U.. more »»

Guest Commentary: Let Congress know it's time to vote on flood insurance

February 28, 2014 This past week was busy for many elected Florida officials from coast to coast. more »»

OP-ED: Protecting yourself from identity theft and tax fraud

February 28, 2014 With the 2014 tax filing season underway, millions of Floridians have begun sorting through bank statements, receipts and W-2 forms to prepare this year’s filings for the Internal Revenue Service... more »»

Time for Judah to move on

February 19, 2014 To the editor: Former commissioner Judah’s latest letter is more of the same, tired extremist rhetoric — always whining and complaining. more »»

Guest Commentary: Raising college tuition reduces access to higher education

February 19, 2014 In 2010, USA Today reported that roughly 30 percent of freshmen entering college in our country are first-generation college students — or the first in their family to attend college. more »»

Guest Commentary: What's in store for manatees in 2014?

February 19, 2014 Last year went down in the manatee record books as the species’ worst-ever year in Florida. more »»

Isn’t Benacquisto refreshing?

February 11, 2014 To the editor: Aren't we just pregnant with information about this candidate? Not! She uses a couple of focus group tested buzz words in those ads over and over and she is fairly attractive and a Je... more »»

The Rotary Gift of Life Florida program

February 5, 2014 To the editor: The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary would like to thank club Rotarian Chet Sadler for putting together such an amazing fundraising event for the Rotary Gift of Life Florida program held... more »»

Inaugural San-Cap Heart/Stroke/Wellness Walk

February 5, 2014 To the editor: Thanks for the wonderful picture of our Heart Walk Committee and Sanibel firefighters in your Jan. 29 paper. more »»

Guest opinion: Paradise adrift

January 31, 2014 The dark discoloration of water in our estuaries and massive clumps of red drift algae along our gulf beaches is a vivid reminder of the harmful discharge of polluted water from lake Okeechobee... more »»

The passing of Bobbie Sharp

January 21, 2014 To the editor: It was with great sadness that I read in The Island Reporter the passing of Bobbie Sharp. more »»

OP-ED: Bringing my office to you

January 21, 2014 From the moment I was elected in November 2010, one of my top priorities has been to ensure that every Floridian who needs my office’s assistance is well-served to the best of our abilities. more »»

The fate of eagle nests after New Year's

January 15, 2014 To the editor:        There was a distressing report on the local news on New Year's Day about the fate of an eagles' nest on Marco Island.        First it gave some backgroun. more »»

OP-ED: Putting science back into flood insurance

January 13, 2014 The recent uproar over the Biggert-Waters Act – more commonly recognized as the bill which attempted to fix certain issues with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) – brought everyone’s... more »»

Gratitude to the traffic policemen

January 13, 2014 To the editor: I’ve heard you grumbling about the traffic. Even worrying that the Island might sink with all those cars on it. more »»

Guest editorial: Trey Radel

January 13, 2014 First and foremost, thank you. Your prayers, support and encouragement remind me just how much I love our community. While I am thankful, I am still remorseful. I let you down. more »»

Chain of fools

January 2, 2014 To the editor: In the last 12 months, Lee County has seen a totally incompetent Board of Elections supervisor who refused to resign (thanks for the six hour wait standing in line, Sharon), a crimina... more »»

The Sanibel Slough

December 24, 2013 To the editor: I offer kudos to the City of Sanibel and the Sanibel conservation community for finally accepting the fact that the Sanibel River, as we once knew it, is a part of histor. more »»



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