Letters & Guest Commentaries

Justice For All




As Americans, “justice for all” is a concept we embrace. Yet every year, an estimated five million Americans experience elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. That number equates to one in every ten older adults. This Saturday, June 15, is World Elder Abuse Awareness day, an opportunity for people and organizations to take action to protect older adults. Working together, we […]

Medical Marijuana Dispensary on Marco Island?


Monday, June 3, 2019, City Council voted to approve by a super majority (5-2) to allow a Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Marco Island. One of the rationales used to do so, was we have 236 liquor license on the Island. I guess two wrongs make a right. A review of the November 8, 2016 election results for Marco Island are […]

Who Is Your Collier Soil and Water Conservation District?

Guest Commentary

The Collier Soil and Water Conservation District (Collier SWCD) strives to support and coordinate with state and local partners in the education of residents about water conservation and quality issues. Education is a key piece for the solution that protects water quality and ensures environmental conservation and protection for southwest Florida. There are 58 Soil and Water Conservation Districts in […]

Help or Hindrance?

Letter to the Editor


In his Letter to the Editor, Russ Colombo offers his opinion on Marco Island Interim City Manager David Harden.

LTE: Reconsideration

Amadeo Petricca gives his opinion of the recent decisions made by the Marco Island City Council.

LTE: Do The Right Thing Marco City Council

Letter to the Editor


Joe Batte offers his opinion on Chief Al Schettino’s retiremement and asks the City Council to do the right thing.

LTE: ALF Returns?

Letter to the Editor


Eric DaSilva offers his opinion on the ALF discussion by Marco Island City Council.

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 […]


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