Editorial

Pickleball Returns, and More!

Coastal Comments

Donna Fiala tells readers what’s new in East Naples and Collier County in her column Coastal Comments.

Standing with a Man of Integrity and Class

More Straight Talk

Steve Stefanides talks about Police Chief Al Schettino and his integrity,

LTE: Proud of My Sign


The recent attack on the Marco Island Police and Chief Al Schettino has finally gone over the line. Chief Schettino does not deserve this type of treatment. He has done nothing to disgrace his position but has brought back respect and professionalism to our department. He is committed to his community and to those that serve with him. Mr. Honig […]

LTE: Quality Improvement or Sour Grapes?


Marco Island Police Chief Al Schettino is attentive, compassionate and intensely serious about the safety and wellbeing of all Marco Island Citizens and visitors. Every New Year’s Eve, Chief Schettino is NOT home celebrating with his family or friends like most of us. Instead, he is out all hours of the night patrolling for offenders setting off illegal fire works that […]

LTE: Response to Honig Op-Ed


As a full-time resident of Marco Island for more than 20 years, I have witnessed both the benefits and perils of small town politics and government.  Mr. Honig’s opinions regarding the “Keep the Chief” citizen’s movement recently published in an opinion article represent a new low. Mr. Honig needs to be reminded that he was elected by the very citizens […]

LTE: The Truth Be Heard Regarding The Keep The Chief Movement


Just recently, the unelected & unappointed leader of the dysfunctional wing of the current city council lectured us in a guest editorial, about the meaning of the”Keep The Chief” movement. Diving way down into the political gutter as the writer of this garbage is accustomed to doing, he attacks a very fine man of faith, character & integrity, our police […]

Letter to the Editor: Small Town Politics


We see what is going on politically in Washington D.C. and Chicago and say how sad that elected or appointed government officials act in a manner that is unacceptable to the will of the citizens. It was said of Chicago, “Big city with small town politics”. Well, we have an example right here in Marco Island of the “Small town […]

Taxpayer Scams: Protect Yourself

Guest Commentary



Guest commentator Sherry Young, Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida, discusses phone scams at tax time.

LTE: Builder: 1, Burrowing Owl: 0

Letter to the Editor
When a two-ounce feathered friend goes against a 4-ton grader, the winner is fairly clear.


Charles Lamb offers his opinion of the recent lot clearing that may have killed a burrowing owl on Marco Island.

Was Justice Served?

More Straight Talk

Was justice served in the Niblock case Steve Stefanides asks in his column More Straight Talk.


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