In My Opinion

Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness

From malicious lies to slanderous false accusations, Marco Island seems a magnet for dirty politics. This election has seen thousands of unsolicited spam emails even after repeated requests to be deleted, to venomous websites, and frivolous elections complaints. All timed to do the most damage possible. Dirty politics is the ONLY thing a particular “band of bullies” is good at! […]

MIYC Welcomes Back Members


The Marco Island Yacht Club (MIYC) recently hosted its annual Welcome Back to Marco Island event. The evening’s theme was “Shake, Rattle and Stroll,” and featured the music and dancing of the mid-1950s to mid-‘60s when American Bandstand was all the rage. A vintage red Cadillac convertible was parked at the entrance of the club with a bevy of “50s girls” […]

Thank you, MIPD!


Planning Board Deals With Packed Agenda


The Marco Island Planning Board saw almost every seat occupied at its recent meeting on Friday, November 2. The room was packed with attorneys, architects and other support staff. A court reporter was present to create a verbatim transcript of the second matter on the agenda; a proposed assisted living facility. The first item, however, dealt with resolving a long-standing […]

UPDATED Attempted Kidnapping and Assault


A report of an alleged attempted kidnapping and assault involving minors on Marco Island has been received. Captain David S. Baer of the Marco Island Police Department has issued the following statement: On 11/2/18 at approximately 9:46pm, two Marco Island juveniles, ages 16 & 14 were arrested for kidnapping and assault. The victims of the crime were also juveniles, between the ages […]