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Who protects the police?

September 8, 2011 To the editor, Recently, I have been asked many times how I feel about members of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office voting to form a collective bargaining union. Simply said, I am proud of the. more »»

Where have all the heroes gone?

September 8, 2011 In celebrating the 10th anniversary of one of the most horrific events in the history of the United States one cannot help but reflect back on the past decade. more »»

Oil spill fines should go to the Gulf

August 31, 2011 To the editor, You couldn't fine these criminals enough for what they've done to United States currently and for years to come. more »»

Consider going vegan

August 31, 2011 To the editor, The news reports about the nationwide recall of more than 600,000 pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with a potentially deadly strain of . more »»

Finding a cure for textaholics

August 31, 2011 Recently, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and Yours Truly upgraded our lives with cell phones. Up to this time, I just assumed the cell phone was what a prisoner used.. more »»

Triathlon something to look forward to

August 25, 2011 To the editor, In response to a recent letter to the editor, we want to clarify some misinformation that was promulgated regarding the Galloway Captiva Tri. more »»

A very good idea

August 25, 2011 To the editor, Phil Urion’s Aug. 19th opinion in our Captiva Current proclaimed Sep. more »»

Extinguish Rec Center debt

August 25, 2011 To the editor, Including reserves, Sanibel's 2012 proposed budget is $50.2 million, an extraordinary sum which on a per capita basis is higher than New York City's budget. Sanibel's debt is $44. more »»

Unionization: Respect the process and the outcome

August 25, 2011 Recently, two divisions of law enforcement personnel at your Sheriff’s Office voted to unionize for collective bargaining under the organization of the International Union of Police Associations, o... more »»

A bad idea

August 17, 2011 To the editor, I thought I lived where you could worship — or not — at a place and time of your choice. Not on Captiva on Sept. 18. The island will be closed down from 6:45 to 8:45 a.m. more »»

What to expect when your beach is nourished

August 10, 2011 Reaction to a new beach nourishment project can be mixed, as residents and visitors welcome the new wide beach but are concerned about rapid changes of the newly placed san. more »»

Awaiting the results

August 10, 2011 To the editor, The guest commentary by Rae Ann Wessel, SCCF Natural Resource Policy Director, (July 27 edition of the Island Reporter) covered "Facts & Fiction: Numeric nutrient criteria and water... more »»

Facts & Fiction: Numeric nutrient criteria and water quality

July 27, 2011 Residents and businesses in Southwest Florida know the truth about nutrient pollution first hand. We live with the truth in our backyard. more »»

Why a beach's economic power matters to you

July 27, 2011 Last time, we asked: What's the economic value to your community of having a beach? The answer, while not as easy as it may appear, is still worth pursuit — because many things flow fro... more »»

Eat vegetarian for animal's sake

July 27, 2011 To the editor, Last Sunday, I was walking along the beach in Naples, and lobsters ? about 15 of them over a mile-long stretch ? were coming into the shallow... more »»

Acknowledging the problem

July 21, 2011 To the editor, Kudos to the City of Sanibel and to Judie Zimomra and her staff for acknowledging and dealing realistically with the transformation of the Sanibe... more »»

'Proof is in the pudding'

July 21, 2011 To the editor, The July 6, 2011 guest commentary, written by Larry Schopp of COTI, states the citizens of Sanibel have made “a movement to the center. more »»

Water management impacts on the Caloosahatchee Condition

July 13, 2011 The toxic bluegreen algae and phytoplankton blooms that have turned the river and estuary toxic, killed fish, shellfish and decimated critical habitat for manatee, fish, crabs and... more »»

Not guilty or innocent, that is the question

July 13, 2011 A murder trial in our area that gained international attention involved a young woman accused of murdering her two-year-old daughter. more »»

Thanks to San-Cap Zontians

July 13, 2011 To the editor, Four Mayan women and I met for three days in mid-June in Panajachel, Guatemala to create a pictorial rendition of Lucía’s Letter, about the... more »»



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