Collier County

The Trail That Transformed Southwest Florida


Where would we be without the Tamiami Trail? It transformed the face of Southwest Florida all those years ago when locals could only travel by boat to Naples or Miami.         On Saturday, April 28, we are marking the 90th Anniversary of the Trail’s completion across the swamp & sawgrass with a grand celebration in Everglades City […]

Conflicting Opinions at Town Hall Meeting


Collier County District 4 Commissioner Penny Taylor held an informational town hall meeting to discuss the contentious issue of the development of affordable housing in East Naples. Hundreds gathered at the South Regional Library to hear from the commissioner and to voice their own concerns regarding the topic. The evening began with a presentation by Taylor in which she clarified […]

OCOA Town Hall Meeting Discuses the ‘Ambulance Issue on Marco’


The future of city-owned emergency medical services will rest in hands of island voters. The ongoing debate regarding local EMS/ambulance control will end on August 28, 2018 with a special referendum vote. As it currently stands, the Board of County Commissioners control the level of emergency medical services allotted to the island at any given time. On Thursday, Our City […]

Letter to the Editor: The Life You Save


The other day I went to a town hall meeting regarding the ambulance service on Marco Island. I learned several important things. The Governor recently signed a bill allowing Marco Island residents to decide whether we want Marco Island to have control of our ambulance service. At the present time, Collier Country has total control of our ambulance and Emergency […]

Letter to the Editor: Is Your Life Worth $100?


For those who missed it this past week, the newly formed group to encourage our citizens to vote in favor of the ambulance referendum, OCOA (Our City Our Ambulance), put on a highly informational meeting featuring our fabulous Fire Rescue Chief Michael Murphy. The Chief’s presentation was excellent, and featured all the reasons why every registered voter on Marco should […]


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