Letters & Guest Commentaries

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.

Letter to the Editor: Energy from Heaven?


Before moving to Marco Island ten years ago, I was a pastor in the DC area. My faith evolved over the years, from “How do I get my soul to heaven?” to “How can I participate in God’s will being done on earth as it is in heaven?” Caring for the earth is both joyful and holy work. It begins […]

Rotary Seeks Sponsors and Donors for Spirit Awards

Letter to the Editor

Dear Friends, On April 7, 2019, the Rotary Club of Marco Island will hold its Annual Spirit Awards Gala at the Bistro Soleil. This Gala is a celebration of those who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to the Community. The festivities include a lively social hour, a delicious dinner, spectacular Silent Auction and presentation of Spirit Awards. The proceeds from this […]

The Florida Bar

Letter to the Editor


After notification that the complaints referencing Attorneys Gabriel and Grifoni would be closed at this time, I forwarded all the documents with an e-mail to Council stating that fairness dictated this decision be acknowledged. Conscientiously my intent was to appear at the 2/19/19 Council Meeting to enter this outcome into the record. I was surprised to be told of the […]

Renter’s Dilemma

Letter to the Editor


The drive from Chicago to Marco was a long one.  A few days ago, my wife and I arrived in Marco to spend a few weeks in this beautiful island paradise. We both had visions of walks on the beach, an unobstructed view of the sunset and short walks to great restaurants. We looked forward to our HomeAway rental which […]


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