Letter to the Editor: What’s up with the money? To address: What’s up with the roads?

  Mr. Grifoni mentioned that that he led the charge to REALLOCATE over one million extra dollars into this year’s roadway repair and maintenance budget while following through on his promise not to raise the millage rate. What GENERAL FUND ACCOUNTS did you reallocate funds from, to transfer to the roadway repair and maintenance budget account? Respectfully submitted, Amadeo Petricca […]


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 more than a weekly cup of coffee?

Marco Island citizens are concerned about how much it will cost them to control their own ambulance service. At the present time, Marco Island’s Fire Rescue Department costs citizens about 0.65 mils in property tax. This is about 1/3 of what the rest of the county pays on average. Ochopee pays 4.5 mils and Immokalee pays 3.75 mils. There are […]


Letter to the Editor: School Board Should do the Right Thing for MIA

Dear School Board Members: It is with a sad heart that I write this letter, for it seems to me that since the very inception of the Marco Island Academy (“MIA”) High School, you have been fighting it every step of the way and for the life of me, I cannot understand why. Maybe I am mistaken, but here is […]