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LCEC has a number of important issues ahead

March 21, 2018 To the editor: My name is John D’Esposito, and I am a candidate for the Board of Trustees of Lee County Electric Cooperative. more »»

Let voters decide whether Lee taxpayers should fund Children’s Services Council

March 14, 2018 To the editor: Red counties have them — like Martin, Okeechobee, and Lake. Blue counties have them — like Palm Beach, Broward and Dade. more »»

Plea to Sen. Rubio: Make America safe again

March 14, 2018 To the editor: Marco Rubio’s school safety program is woefully short of anything that will be helpful. The real threat to our nation is not just in our school. more »»

Congressman Rooney deserves our respect

March 14, 2018 To the editor: All I could do reading Susan McGuire’s letter was smack my head! First of all, the disrespect shown Representative Rooney is blatant. Please note, his title is Representative, not Mr. more »»

School safety first, please

March 14, 2018 To the editor: There are some terrible ideas about education coming to Gov. Scott’s desk. They are all mashed up in bills that also have some good ideas in the. more »»

Greed and need are the weeds in America’s garden

March 14, 2018 To the editor: The politicians that we elect are a mathematical sampling — a cross section — of ourselves, of our less-than-admirable selves, our Electorate. more »»

Guest Opinion: ‘An ounce of prevention …’

March 7, 2018 Today, 19 children will die or receive emergency treatment for a gunshot wound in the U.S. And tomorrow, another 19 will. And then another 19 the next da. more »»

Guest Opinion: Senate’s Part D budget deal is no victory for seniors

March 7, 2018 The Senate recently announced its two-year budget deal. It contains a healthcare provision that many are touting as a victory for American senior. more »»

Spend the money to protect students and educators

March 7, 2018 To the editor I am sick and tired of all these people talking about gun control. Gun control is not the immediate answer. If you are so concerned about protecting our schools, then take action. more »»

Rooney’s town hall not indicative of ‘representative government’

March 7, 2018 To the editor: Francis Rooney’s recent presentation at his Fort Myers Town Hall meeting spoke of his meeting as “representative government. more »»

Lip service

March 7, 2018 To the editor: It’s not fake news: The Republican Party has consistently worked to stop any change to the Second Amendment. more »»

Scott is the one who should resign

February 28, 2018 To the editor: Gov. Scott should resign now. Our governor doesn’t mind showing his face at the scene of a tragedy and talking a big game but nothing is ever done. Scott and Rep. more »»

Time for Americans to step forward

February 28, 2018 To the editor: As a grandfather, a veteran and a life long Republican supporter I can no longer stand by while innocent children and adults are being slaughtered in our country by individuals... more »»

Action, not sentiment, needed

February 28, 2018 To the editor: Congressman Rooney’s early response to the Parkland school massacre in which 17 students and staff lost their lives, was a sentiment-free meme on Facebook that parroted the overworked... more »»

Common sense measures must be taken now

February 28, 2018 To the editor: The horrifying shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Feb. 14 has brought home to us all the vulnerability of our children to gun violence. more »»

Guest Opinion: Downlisting: Don’t leave manatees out in the cold

February 21, 2018 Last year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service downgraded the West Indian manatee’s status from endangered to threatened under the Endangered Species Act. more »»

When will they ever learn?

February 21, 2018 To the editor: The NRA has just scored 14 (or so) new school-age notches in Broward County, Fla. Allen N. more »»

Blame the perpetrator

February 21, 2018 To the editor: It should truly sadden every American that tragedy strikes again, this time in a Broward County School taking 17 innocent lives because of the system failing to identify and take a... more »»

Voters need to take action to protect our children

February 21, 2018 To the editor: Here's my truth about our children being killed en mass. We can not stop it entirely. We will never get all the guns already distributed to people who should not have them. more »»

Guest Opinion: District rebuts legislative delegation’s ‘inaccurate information’

February 14, 2018 The Lee County School Board is committed to giving our community factually accurate information so that voters and taxpayers can make informed decisions in regards to their school district, and the... more »»



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