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Letters to the Editor

Moved to reverse climate change

To the editor:We've all seen and heard things about climate change, and I wasn't paying much attention. After viewing two National Geographic films - "Before the Flood" and "Chasing Ice" - I was concerned. It startled me to learn we only have 10 years to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 ...

Coyote management or human behavior management?

To the editor:Sanibel is moving in the right direction in recommending the study for a future Coyote Management Plan; however, more paramount is the management of our own behavior.We are privileged to live on this sanctuary island, which is remarkably different than most of Florida's barrier ...

Show support by donating

To the editor:One of the special pleasures of Sanibel is the winter-spring Sunday, open-air jazz concerts at BIG ARTS by the Island Jazz Band. The musicians are not paid, but put out kitty boxes for contributions from those who enjoy the hour-and-half of music.At the last Sunday concert, we ...

Sanibel’s elephant in the room

Most people are familiar with the story of the "elephant in the room." Let's assume that there is a group of intelligent people gathered in a meeting. They include scientists, politicians and ordinary citizens. An enormous elephant is also sitting in the room, but no one is willing to stand up ...

Romney’s decision commendable

To the editor:Much has been written about Sen. Mitt Romney's decision to act on moral principle (and, admittedly, a mountain of evidence) to find the president guilty of an "appalling abuse of the public trust" by "attempting to corrupt an election to maintain power."Perhaps more commendable ...

Thank you to Sanibel, surrounding communities

To the editor:With cooperation from the Bay Pines VA Healthcare system, Songs and Stories for Soldiers - a local foundation - conducted its third annual campaign to obtain shoes and socks for homeless veterans in Southwest Florida.Many organizations on Sanibel helped this year, with 567 pair of ...

Animal shack needs addressing

To the editor:Would someone at the city please take action on the shack being used to house stray animals on Wooster Lane? Surely a better facility, with a window and some comforts, could be located. It really is a bad situation that should be addressed.Thank you for your concern.Wendy TaibbiSanibel

Thank you for the support

To the editor:The Shell Islands Garden Club would like to thank our island community and garden club members for making the biennial auction, "Going, Going, Gone," on Jan. 14 such a successful event.Because of the generosity of those who participated, the club raised over $5,000 to help island ...

Focus on local activities, news

To the editor:I feel that the Jan. 15, 2020, "Word on the Island" was very inappropriate, unnecessary and out of place. The question was "What do you think of the president's recent actions related to Iran?" Most of us islanders read your weekly newspaper to learn about local activities and ...

Rethinking Everglades restoration

To the editor:It is not a secret that in Florida, our environment is our economy and is for this reason that after the red tide and algae blooms ecological disaster in 2018, Floridians and elected officials, including Gov. Ron DeSantis have done all in their power to tackle this crisis. The ...