Letters & Guest Commentaries

The Wall

A wall is made of brick and concrete. A human being is made of flesh and blood. Thou shall help thy brother in need. Every religion’s Holy Book has a similar message. Then why are 400 people being turned away? “The Law” is being used to escape reality. They are not criminals – most are women and children. How many […]

To the Graduating Class of 2018

This spring over four million students will be graduating from various schools, colleges, and universities across our land. As you listen to your commencement speakers’ addresses, I’m sure some of you will be focused more on receiving your diploma and the summer freedom that awaits, than on the advice that will be given. I’m sure many of you are curious […]

City Councilor Responds to Constituent

———- Forwarded message ———- From: Larry Honig <LHonig@marcocitycouncil.com> Date: Tue, May 22, 2018 at 9:50 PM Subject: Re: Poor assumptions & insulting response To: James Lane <XXXX@gmail.com> Hello Jim, Wow. Well, I guess that’s it for us, Jim. Sad to know that you (and presumably Litha — whom I supported for City Council) have succumbed to the toxic sewer-rat faction on Marco that wants […]

Letter to the Editor: August 28, 2018 – Remember This Date!

August 28 is the day when Marco Island registered voters will go to the polls and determine their desired level of emergency medical care. Specifically, the question is: Do you want to take control of your destiny by having your own Marco Island Fire Rescue Ambulance? Or, do you want to continue writing checks to Collier County and hope they […]

Please Watch For Manatees On Memorial Day And Every Day: Free Boater Resources

Although Save the Manatee Club works in almost all areas of manatee protection, we focus on the prevention of manatee injuries and deaths from human activity. This includes manatee deaths from boat collisions, which have been record-setting in recent years. Even though no boater would want to intentionally harm a manatee, collisions with boats continue to be the single greatest […]

Kudos to Marco Island City Council

Kudos to Marco Island City Council.  On Monday, May 7, 2018, the Marco Island City Council finalized the wording on the ballot regarding the August 28, 2018 referendum for the COPCN (ambulance service) initiative. It passed by a 6-1 vote.  The language is clear and concise and outlines the cost for enhancing our emergency medical service. The ballot will ask […]


In my opinion, the administration of our City of Marco Island has now become something of a joke among other communities.  Beginning with the search and selection of a new City Manager last fall, right on down to last week’s City Council meeting, I think enough inappropriate actions have taken place to explain Marco’s standing as the laughing stock of […]

Letter to the Editor: Dark Days on Marco Island

The Dark Clouds of collusion, deception and corrupt politics promises to make the current council the most ineffective in Marco Island history. The hiring of Marco Administrator Niblock by Former Council President Honig and current President Grifoni without properly vetting him is not the first sign of amateur management. Their documented efforts to intimidate a sexual assault from pursuing charges […]

Spirit of Marco Island

On April 15th the Noontime Rotary Club hosted its 10th Annual Spirit of Marco Island Awards event, recognizing seven great citizens and corporate partners. Recognized for their incredible dedication to community service were Rene & Tish Champagne, Dianna Dohm, Gary Landis Philip Penzo, and Carl Titgemeier. In addition, Lee County Electric Cooperative was recognized for the great job that their […]

Help Support Marco’s July 4th Fireworks Tradition

Greetings! As a community, Marco Island is moving forward with plans for the 2018 Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks. The purpose of this letter is to ask for your help in sustaining the level and quality of this year’s fireworks display, which is such an important part of our American cultural tradition. During last year’s budget discussions, the City Council […]

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