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Recipe for island’s rabbit problem

To the editor:The island overrun by rabbits? Well, it has spread to The Islander. Rabbits on four pages before you even get to the rabbit sharing a page with the rabbi. Hasn't anyone on this island heard of lapin aux trois moutardes?Richard GollinSanibel

Put support behind governor’s programs

To the editor:Upon taking office, Gov. DeSantis laid out a plan to improve the water quality. He recognizes the impact that failure to take action on these issues has on the quality of life, the economy, the environment, and the natural resources in Florida.He cannot accomplish this on his own. ...

Spectacular accomplishments from Trump

To the editor:There continues to be much noise in Congress about the possible impeachment of President Donald Trump. This is in face of some spectacular accomplishments during his first two years in office, including an economy growth rate of over 3 percent for the first time in a decade, 4 ...

Rabbits taking over the island

To the editor:Parts of the island are currently being invaded by swarms of rabbits. They are destroying much of the vegetation. The rabbit population is out of control, perhaps because of the lack of predatory species, that usually keep the balance of the species under control.Could control ...

275 pairs of shoes, 650 pairs of socks

To the editor:We just turned over to Veterans Affairs the results of this year's Sanibel Shoes for Homeless Vets drive. We set a goal of 200 pairs of shoes and 400 pairs of socks. The goal was greatly exceeded and the VA truck was filled with 275 pairs of shoes and 650 pairs of socks.The ...

Staff make library visits a joy

To the editor:What a joy it is to walk into an establishment and have the employees take an interest in you and who help you if you need help.This has been my luck many times.However, there is a place on Sanibel where the employees are extremely pleasant, very knowledgeable and most anxious to ...

End the Shell Love Bug drama

To the editor:The fact that the Lee County Board of County Commissioners have allowed the Shell Love Bug dispute to drag on for two years at an expense of nearly $50,000, with three attorneys on payroll for this case, calls into question the priorities, judgement, and common sense of the ...

Limelight well deserved for SCCF

To the editor:Have you wondered who was literally and figuratively standing behind Gov. Ron DeSantis last week when he took several strong and swift actions to support our water quality? It was Rae Ann Wessel, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation's Natural Resources policy director armed ...

Solution needed for in-season traffic

To the editor:Well, it's that time again - the season. Brenda and I have gone crepuscular. Like our friends the raccoons and the coyotes, we venture out only in either the very early morning or after twilight. We do this in order to retain at least a scintilla of sanity. Just after dawn, the ...

Shell Love Bug case dragging on

To the editor:As many of you may have read in an article published Jan. 10 in a local newspaper, titled "Lee's Shell Love Bug: $3,500 Car with $50,000 in Legal Bills," our wonderful county commissioners and their lawyers continue in their pursuit of Pam Rambo and the Shell Love Bug that we ...