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Speak up for Florida’s wild places

April 28, 2011 To the editor, The last few months in Florida have been marked by unprecedented attempts by development interests to unravel our state’s environmental... more »»

Make our path system safer

April 20, 2011 To the editor, Kudos from the Sanibel Bicycle Club to the Sanibel Police Department for ticketing two bicyclists who, according to last week’s Police Beat... more »»

Restore America’s Everglades

April 20, 2011 To the editor, Extreme funding cuts to environmental initiatives will devastate more than just our state’s native wildlife – Florida’s residents, water supply... more »»

No knee-jerk over reaction

April 14, 2011 To the editor, Building codes are about community standards. more »»

Re: 'State legislature takes aim... '

April 14, 2011 To the editor, In a "Special to the Reporter" (April 7, 2011), we learn that "More than 40 Florida municipalities have already adopted more stringent than the... more »»

Another successful Book Fair

April 14, 2011 To the editor, Seventeen local authors participated in the Island Seniors, Inc. third annual Used Book and Local Author Fair. more »»

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 »»



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