Letters & Guest Commentaries

Letter to the Editor: Correct a Misconception

Because I’m a member of the PAC Ban Recreational Marijuana, I’m submitting this LTE first to correct a misconception and second to issue a plea for decency and honesty in our discourse. I hope I’m not barking at the moon in doing so. Florida law allows Medical Treatment Centers to dispense medical cannabis. I like many want to afford Marco […]

All Time Record


David Rasmussen discusses nitrogen being at a record high in Marco Island waterways in his Letter to the Editor.

You Know You Are My Friend! An Appeal for Mutual Respect

Robert William Green, Jr. gives his opinion on mutual respect in his guest commentary.

Sidewalk Citations


Nora Joel responds to rumors about the sidewalk citations in her letter to the editor.

Letter to the Editor: Are Marco’s Beaches Receiving Their Fair Share?

Recently, you published my letter regarding water quality issues at the Tigertail lagoon. Since writing, I have done some follow-up work on County budgets and expenditures, and I believe these figures will be of interest to Marco residents. First, Collier County collects Tourist Development Tax (TDT) dollars from both Naples and Marco Island. In the last three fiscal years (FY […]

Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Susan Leslie offers her support of the decision to allow medical marijuana dispensaries on Marco Island in her letter to the editor.

Tigertail Lagoon at Risk

Dear Sir; During a recent conversation with a resident of Hideaway Beach it came to my attention that there is a major issue regarding water flow in the Tigertail lagoon.  Briefly, the lagoon has become very shallow, particularly in an area approximately three-quarters of the way down from the mouth of the lagoon. In other words, the shallow region is […]

Medical Cannabis Treatment Center

I wanted to applaud the Marco Island City Council on being the first forward thinking government leaders in Collier County to allow a Medical Cannabis Treatment facility in their city. I hope this compassionate and forward thinking decision inspires the County Commissioners and the City of Naples City Council to rethink their backwards and discriminatory policies that are an outright […]

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 […]

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