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Guest Commentary: Lee County is doing more with less

October 16, 2019 The headlines out of Washington DC are hard to miss. Congress is talking about impeachment, investigations, continuing resolutions and perpetually campaigning. more »»

Guest Commentary: Time to face the facts on energy and climate

October 16, 2019 Energy impacts all of us – all day, every day. more »»

Guest Commentary: The synergy between cattle ranches, conservation

October 16, 2019 In our recent guest commentary, we discussed the fact Florida Forever is Florida’s premier conservation and recreation lands acquisition program. more »»

Input, please

October 16, 2019 To the editor: My name is Jim Atterholt and I am considering running for Fort Myers Beach (FMB) Town Council this Spring. more »»

Storm drains not needed along Lagoon Road

October 16, 2019 To the editor: Recently a group from Lagoon Road signed a petition not to destroy our neighborhood in order to install storm drains.  We also attended a meeting at Town Hall on Monday, Oct. 7. more »»

Digital info employee a great idea, but we can’t afford more employees

October 9, 2019 To the editor: The story last week on raising the town millage rate included an interesting disagreement at the end of the article (Town sets millage rate at .9500, FMB Observer 9/25). more »»

Compromise may be in the works for restore the arches project

October 2, 2019 To the editor: Compromise may have just been reached between Restore Fort Myers Beach Arches, Inc. and Lee County Manage. more »»

Guest Commentary: Impact of Florida Forever on refuge

October 2, 2019 Putting land into conservation helps in the battle to improve the quality of Florida’s waterbodies in multiple way. more »»

Got lizards?

September 25, 2019 To the editor: Your Marine Resource Task Force is trying to get a grip on our island's lizards. There are a few types of invasive lizards on our island, along with some natives. more »»

Guest Commentary: A major step forward for environmental protection

September 18, 2019 On Wednesday, the House of Representatives took a big step forward in protecting Florida’s coastal environment and its econom. more »»

Guest Commentary: Why we choose to Walk Like MADD

September 18, 2019 For two years, the firm of Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz has been a presenting sponsor for Mothers Against Drunk Driving’s Walk Like MADD 5k walk and run that raises money to ensure no... more »»

County offer would not Restore the Fort Myers Beach Arches

September 18, 2019 To the editor: What do you do when you are being fought by local Government on replacing a historic structure that should have never been destroyed? Our non-profit group Restore Fort Myers Beach... more »»

Guest Commentary: Upping the ante to protect Southwest Florida

September 11, 2019 Last year’s toxic algae crisis has been rightly crowned a historic turning point for our region. more »»

Guest Commentary: Honored to help those who help us at the Law and Order Ball

September 11, 2019 Strengthening the relationship between police and the public is necessary to ensure safe communities. It’s also important for the strength of our country. more »»

Another view on minimum wage

September 11, 2019 To the editor: In its Aug. 28, 2019 edition, the Observer noted in a front page article that an increase in minimum wage by 2027 to $15 per hour is being contemplated. more »»

Guest Commentary: Bedz for Kidz helps area children feel at home

September 4, 2019 When children are abused, abandoned or neglected, someone needs to step forward and provide compassionate, unwavering care in loco parentis. more »»

Many thanks to those who continue to support Conservation 20/20

September 4, 2019 To the editor: Our county’s land conservation program, known as 20/20, received a referendum vote of support of 84% of all county voters last year, clearly demonstrating the citizens’ concern for... more »»

Wake up, America Socialism has never worked

September 4, 2019 To the editor: America’s prosperity was not built on government control but on billions of individual decisions made freely, without government direction. more »»

Every child is entitled to that one caring adult

September 4, 2019 To the editor: As the back-to-school season wraps up in our community, it is an important time to remember the children for which a new school is old news. more »»

No correlation between mental illness, gun violence

September 4, 2019 To the editor: Once again, really, mental illness is not causing gun violence. There isn’t even any by-chance correlation. more »»



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