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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 »»

Looking at a structural solution to erosion

March 9, 2011 Once, structures were the first tool coastal managers reached for when faced with an eroding shoreline. more »»

New clean air regulations needed

March 9, 2011 To the editor, The Clean Air Act saves lives. more »»

Ominous clouds forming over Tallahassee

March 2, 2011 Ominous clouds are forming over Tallahassee as Governor Scott and the State Legislature prepare for the 2011 session. more »»

Shared Use Path along Dunlop: An upgrade in safety, health and convenience

February 23, 2011 On June 1, 2010, the Department of Public Works embarked upon a five-month study of the winding road from Palm Ridge to Periwinkle, which runs past BIG ARTS, City Hall and the Sanibel... more »»

In support of 'Honoring the Baileys - Protecting our Future' campaign

February 23, 2011 The original house was built by Francis Bailey’s father, Frank, in 1896 at a total cost of $53. more »»

Thanks from the Rotary Club

February 23, 2011 To the editor, The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club wants to thank everyone who attended our amazing 28th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair this past weekend. more »»

How precious our freedoms and lives are

February 23, 2011 To the editor, It was February 23, 1945. Sixty-six years ago, Marines set out to take a strategic piece of land during World War II. more »»



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