Marco Island

Vote on COPCN Delayed


For several years now, the debate of whether to move forward to seek a COPCN (Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity) has been front and center on the minds of first responders within the Marco Island community. That debate centers around who should be responsible for providing pre-hospital emergency care and transport to the hospital. Three major factors have contributed […]

Gina Sisbarro-Penzo Named 2018 Artist of the Year


The Marco Island Foundation for the Arts is proud to announce Gina Sisbarro-Penzo as their 2018 Artist of the Year. Gina has directed and produced numbers of plays over the past 20 years through the Greater Marco YMCA, the Marco Players Theater, and her own Sisbarro Acting School/Studio which provides acting classes for elementary, middle school, high school students and […]

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 […]

No Search Firm and No Confidence


Once again Marco Island City Council stumbled in their attempts to move forward on filling the position of city manager. They also voted their displeasure with one of their own in a heated exchange later in the evening. Fear of sliding down the slippery slope of failure once again, some Marco Island City Councilors questioned the suggestion by Council Chairman […]

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 […]

Over 60? Enjoy a Free Lunch!


Calling all friends over 60! Come enjoy a free lunch and friendship at the Family Church on the third Thursday of each month. This is a collaboration between the Marco Island YMCA and Our Daily Bread Food Pantry. With the support of local restaurants, businesses and certain individuals, a luncheon (free of charge) is open to all area residents “60 or better.” Each monthly event includes a […]

Victim’s Attorney Confirms No Request for Resolution Agreement

Read the correspondence between victim's attorney and city attorney re. the Niblock draft resolution agreement

                                               

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 […]

A RESIDENT’S THREE-PRONG PROPOSAL


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 […]


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