Councilman Batte Cleared

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides For over a year now Councilman Joseph Batte has sat quietly awaiting a review of three ethics complaints brought against him by the former owner’s wife of a home that was the subject of numerous complaints by Batte and other neighbors due to excessive noise. Ms. Tracy Calvert, the wife of Brian Spina, the former owner […]

Letter to the Editor: Vote Grifoni

Most would agree that our country is facing serious challenges that has left our nation polarized and divided. While it is easy to get overwhelmed and discouraged, I encourage my fellow Marco Islanders to look to our own local community and ensure that we are electing the right people in leadership here at home that will help put us on […]

Letter to the Editor: A Fresh Start

We have eight candidates running for four seats and after living here for 2 1/2 yrs I feel a change is needed in the way city council is run. As a retired Air Force Master Sergeant; I still live by the core values instilled in me by the Air Force. Integrity, service before self, and excellence in all we do. […]

Letter to the Editor: Letter from City Council Candidate Grifoni

When I announced my campaign 5 months ago, I set out to be a positive voice, focusing on the issues that matter to our citizens. I pledged to fight for every vote, and not ignore anyone in the process. I said I was going to run the most active and involved campaign for City Council because the people of Marco […]

Letter to the Editor: Fact Check

I read a letter to the editor written by Adam Urban concerning my being “disingenuous to the taxpayers of Marco Island”. I did not vote for the Roll Back Rate because it would have defeated the purpose of the current implemented BucketBudget System. To avoid Bonding for Capital Improvements Projects (CIP) in the in the future, additional revenue must be […]

Letter to the Editor: Vote for Change

I know a certain amount of puffery exists in many resume’s and CV’s, but the longer Councilor Honecker is in politics, the more his past accomplishments grow. Reading ‘Getting to know Marco Island City Council Candidates, Part 2’, I find it curious, since I was on most all submarines on their Alpha, Bravo and Charlie trials as well as during […]