SALUTE TO VETERANS Ray Ladurini: Serving Marco Island and beyond

By Natalie Strom In 2010, Marco Island firefighter Ray Ladurini returned home from Operation Iraqi Freedom. A Senior Master Sergeant in the US Air Force, Ladurini recognized the support of Fire Rescue Chief Murphy and Division Chief Byrne, by presenting to them the Tradition of the Coin, an Air Force practice carried down since World War I. “We give […]


In a campaign with no surprises Collier County Commissioner Donna Fiala easily won re-nomination for District Seat Number 1. With over two-thirds of the vote Commissioner Fiala swamped Steve Cosgrove. Commissioner Fiala’s campaigning is not quite over. She will face Russell Kish, a candidate with no party affiliation in the November general election. Commissioner Fiala is expected to win that […]


Some of the television commercials will disappear, along with a number of campaign signs. Not so fast! The primary election is over, but November looms in most races. For Marco Islanders the most significant results are these: For United States Senate: Connie Mack ( R ) will face Bill Nelson (D) For United States Congress: Trey Radel ( R) will […]