Letters & Guest Commentaries

‘Tis The Season


In a Letter to the Editor Ernest Zuccarelli voices his opinion on laws and regulations on Marco Island.

To the Residents of Collier County:


At the last meeting of the Commission, one subject on the agenda was Median Landscaping. The FDOT – (Florida Transportation Department) – advised Collier County that we had won the grant for median landscaping along the new section of US 41 East from 951 east to Greenway Rd., and also for the remaining section of Collier Blvd/951 between US41 and […]

The Christmas Box Angel


Marco Island’s Christmas Box Angel sculpture is one of only seven in Florida, with the closest Angel located 147 miles away in Tampa.

Publix Eagles Busy with “Nestorations” by Big Publix

I just wanted to share the great progress a new pair of eagles has made on rebuilding the nest by the Publix on S. Barfield. Last December it was approved by city council for Publix to do a major demolition and reconstruction process. Last nesting season (October – May) there weren’t any residents. This season we have a beautiful new […]

NO to Sale of Recreational Marijuana on Marco Island

In a Letter to the Editor Amadeo Petricca voices his opinion on medical marijuana on Marco Island.

Veterans Memorial Repairs

Letter to the Editor


I don’t know who to thank for the help at Veterans Memorial, the M.I. Cemetery. I have asked the cemetery to repair the vandalized lights and site for nearly two and a half years. I went to a council member for help and told of the total disrespect of the site, the needed repairs to the three of four lights […]

LTE: Trump’s Betrayal of Our Allies

Patricia Molloy offers her opinion that President Trump abandoned our allies, the Kurds, in her Letter to the Editor.

Bringing Voices Together

BRINGING VOICES TOGETHER, an Education Summit for SW Florida Public Schools will take place on Monday, November 4th, from 6-8 PM at Lorenzo Walker Technical College’s cafeteria.

Recognizing Merchant Mariners 


Allow me first to express my gratitude to American Legion Post 404 of Marco Island for the decision to honor the U.S. Merchant Marine at the 2019 Veterans Day Ceremony to be held on 11/11/19 at 11 AM at Veterans Community Park. As a 1976 graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, I can attest that the entire maritime community […]

Marco Island Condominium Continues to Consider Breach of Environmental Regulations as Expedient


Dear Editor, The Madeira condominium on Marco island beach and its contractors have previously run roughshod over city and state regulations regarding coastal vegetation, as widely reported in the press including this paper. Despite these egregious breaches, the condominium is pursuing its application to use the beach as a staging area and site location for a crane to facilitate roofing […]


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