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Public opinion doesn’t count in Sanibel

June 10, 2015 To the editor: Larry Schopp, a former corporate lawyer and COTI board member, described (in June 3/Island Reporter) the April 28 Planning Commission hearing on the Doc Ford’s case as a... more »»

Of cars and coyotes

June 3, 2015 To the editor: On May 22, a motorist struck and severely injured a 73-year-old man on a bicycle on Periwinkle at a crosswalk. According to the authorities, the bicyclist was at fault. more »»

Manatee refresher course

June 3, 2015 To the editor: In a recent newspaper article attributed to Mr. more »»

Guest Commentary: Should public opinion have carried the day in the Doc Ford’s case?

June 3, 2015 On April 28, the Sanibel Planning Commission approved a conditional use permit for a new Doc Ford’s restaurant on Tarpon Bay Road, across from Bailey’s plaza. more »»

The other challenges from rising seas

May 27, 2015 To the editor: Launch into a discussion about sea level rise, and the first thing that comes into focus is flooding. more »»

Where was SCCF during Doc Ford’s controversy?

May 20, 2015 To the editor: By this time next year, we will have another new restaurant on Sanibel as Doc Ford’s will re-locate to the Island Inn-Tarpon Bay Road complex (and there will most likely be another... more »»

Some clarification

May 13, 2015 To the editor: In a letter to the editor in the May 6 issue of the Island Reporter, Harold E. Johnstone. M.D. more »»

Doc Fords and proposed location

May 13, 2015 To the editor: Increased congestion, noise and restaurant back-end odors will not be limited to restaurant’s meal times based on my observation at Doc Fords adjacent to the Rabbit Road multi-use path. more »»

Traffic study remains at issue

May 13, 2015 To the editor: I share the disappointment and frustration of many Islanders with the decision made by the Planning Commission to allow Doc Ford’s relocation to  Periwinkle/Tarpon Bay Roads to move... more »»

Causeway Island disappearing?

May 13, 2015 To the editor: Has anyone noticed what is happening to Lee County’s Causeway Islands? Answer — They are disappearing! Why should Sanibel be concerned? Do we want the substantial number of vehicles... more »»

Scout salute

May 13, 2015 To the editor: On behalf of our eight Tiger Cub Scouts, their families, and Pack 140, I would like to express our sincere gratitude to the community of Sanibel and the many businesses and... more »»

Who is to blame for not dredging the ‘Miserable Mile’?

May 13, 2015 To the editor: Who is to blame for not operating and maintaining the miserable mile portion of the intracoastal waterway in Lee County? Is it the federal government for not granting the funding or i... more »»

Future may be bright for Cuba

May 13, 2015 To the editor: Cuba will be free of the U.S. embargo soon, and able to self govern without outside interference. I hope sooner, rather than later. more »»

Here we go again

May 6, 2015 To the editor: Shades of the drawbridge-causeway replacement flap of a few years pas. more »»

Sanctus, Sanctuarium

April 30, 2015 To the editor: The sign reads “Welcome to our Sanctuary Island,” and “Sanctuary” is written on the wall of our city council chamber. The word appears three times in the Sanibel Plan goal statem. more »»

Please, no ‘roundabouts’

April 30, 2015 To the editor: Having come to Sanibel for over 35 years, including owning a home here for 31 years, we have some experience with traffic on Sanibel. more »»

Guest Commentary: How to look past the market volatility to find out what is happening

April 22, 2015 By Dan Perkins I have been an independent money manager for over 40 years, and clients have told me, “ I can’t follow the markets, I don’t understand the volatility, do you have some simple keys tha... more »»

Happy islander says thank you

April 22, 2015 To the editor: I am writing to commend the letters to the editor written by John Raffensperger on March 25 (Traffic Tops Islander’s Concerns) and April 1 (Sanibel’s Sacred Cows). more »»

‘Tis the season for mosquitoes

April 22, 2015 To the editor: Yep, it’s that time once again to fire up the foggers, the bombs and the misting systems. more »»

Time to ask why leadership isn't performing

April 15, 2015 To the editor: Water quality is a major industry in southwest Florida. more »»



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