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Vote No on school board ‘expansion’ proposal

October 29, 2014 Lee County voters are being asked whether substantive changes should be made to the makeup of the School Board of Lee County. more »»

Vote yes on Amendment 2

October 22, 2014 In November, Florida voters will decide whether the state will join nearly two dozen others in legalizing the use of marijuana for medical purposes Amendment 2, a grassroots initiative — no pun... more »»

Editorial: A key primary

April 14, 2014 Registered Republicans in much of Lee and Collier counties have a decision ahea. more »»

A time to mourn, a time for thanks

August 15, 2013 The Southwest Florida law enforcement community mourned the loss of one of their own earlier this month. Sgt. Michael Wilson, of the Charlotte County’s Sheriff’s Office, was shot to death on Aug. more »»

Vote Mitt Romney

November 2, 2012 Before casting your vote in the election for president, ask yourself two questions: First, is the United States better off today than four years ago? Even more important, will you be better off four... more »»

They all count

June 15, 2012 One week after Americans marked our country’s most somber of holidays, Memorial Day, the Associated Press reports disheartening war news. more »»

Why less balance on the planning commission?

April 27, 2012 The seven-member Sanibel Planning Commission is the city's land use watchdog. more »»

School, Family and Community Connections

April 27, 2012 "It takes a village to raise a child. more »»

Editorial: Pursue Town Square idea, but for right reasons

October 12, 2011 Last week, members of Sanibel's City Council brought forward the notion of reinvestigating the idea of creating a Town Square on the island. more »»

Editorial: Incentive goals lacking specific measures for student achievement

October 5, 2011 The Lee County School Board has given its new superintendent five performance incentive goals for the upcoming year, all but one keyed to school or teacher achievement. more »»

Editorial: City displays financial fitness with budget

September 29, 2011 Last week, when the City Council unanimously approved its final budget for Fiscal Year 2011-12 at $47,674,147, while at the same time lowering the millage rate to 2. more »»

Editorial: Much work to be done with council's goals

September 14, 2011 When the Sanibel City Council convenes next Tuesday afternoon, when they are expected to formally adopt their Fiscal Year 2011-12 budget, they will also approve a set of goals aimed at strengthening... more »»

Editorial: Hoping for healing, and praying for peace

September 8, 2011 When it comes right down to it, there is only one question which remains unanswered from the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. more »»

EDITORIAL: Invest in community by volunteering at triathlon

August 31, 2011 When South Seas Island Resort signed on to host the first-ever Captiva Triathlon, scheduled to take place on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. more »»

Editorial: Majority rules, but not on Nerita Street

August 17, 2011 In the United States, amendments to the Constitution may be proposed by a two-thirds (66 percent) supermajority of votes in each house of Congress, or by a Constitutional Convention called by... more »»

Editorial: Hiring a veteran is good for business

August 10, 2011 On Friday, President Obama announced his plan to provide incentives to businesses as part of an effort to put returning service men and women back to work in the private sector. more »»

Editorial: Pushing the 'Be Safe At School' agenda

August 5, 2011 In a blink, it seems, the summer is just about ove. more »»

Editorial: Volunteerism integral part of island community

July 27, 2011 When longtime residents of Sanibel and Captiva recount tales of the disaster and devastation witnessed after Hurricane Charley back on Friday the 13th of 2004, you are certain to hear... more »»

Editorial: City's donation is money well spent

July 21, 2011 During economic times such as these, when many people are living paycheck to paycheck and residents are keeping a close eye on every penny being spent by their local government leaders, any request... more »»

Editorial: Be a part of city's budget process

July 13, 2011 When the City Council meets on Tuesday, they are expected to discuss preliminary plans for the Fiscal Year 2012 budget. more »»



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