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Sanibel-Captiva News

County commission to send letter of opposition on LOSOM

The Lee County Board of County Commissioners made it official today, unanimously voting to oppose the proposed Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual and to send a letter expressing its disapproval to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. A lawsuit could be the next step. Commission Chairman Kevin Ruane called last week's meeting with Col. Andrew Kelly, the commander of the Jacksonville District of the Army Corps, to be “rather frustrating.” In the letter from Ruane approved by the commissioners, the chairman stated that “the overall burden of flood control releases to the ...

Local Sports & Recreation

News from around the region

Virtual Southwest Florida Reading Festival to kick off

The 22nd annual Southwest Florida Reading Festival in March will be a month-long, fully virtual celebration of the power of reading brought to the community by the Lee County Library System. Nearly 30 acclaimed authors will provide nightly programming on March 1-12. Other highlights include ...

Island Lifestyles


George E Stripp

George E. Stripp, 74, of Sanibel, FL passed away August 2, 2021. Arrangements entrusted to Full Metz Cremation and Funeral Services. www.fullermetz.com

Letters to the Editor

Leaders should encourage vaccinations

To the editor: To read our local papers and listen to our city leaders, one would think Covid 19 was a problem of the past. Few businesses post signs to ask customers to wear a face mask and only a handful actually require face masks for entrance. Yet, Florida has fully 20 percent of all ...