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Our Most Valued Asset

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The members of the Marco Island City Council face some enormous challenges as they close out the first two quarters of 2018 and head into the next half of the year. The community is seen by many as somewhat dysfunctional, having faced a number of issues since the unfortunate incident which saw the latest city manager ejected from his position […]

Defining the Meaning of the Day

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This weekend many in our nation will lose sight of the importance of a special day of remembrance regarding the sacrifices we have made as a people. It is a day that has been called many things, unfortunately some only refer to it as a three-day holiday and that is regrettable. On Monday, May 28 we will be remembering the […]

The Vision for the Future

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The debate regarding charter schools as a choice that parents have for their children’s education is one which has continued to the point of contention within educational circles for many years now. The contentious nature of the debate and the lack of vision for the next 20 years in education could be a detriment to our abilities to compete in […]

Respecting Those Who Protect Us All

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When I was growing up in Penacook, New Hampshire, we’d walk every day to school. We didn’t have a bus to pick us up for the three quarters of a mile walk or our mothers to take us each day in the back of a big SUV or fancy automobile. Most families didn’t have the luxury of having two cars, […]

EDITORIAL & OPINION: Reflecting on the Last Seven Months

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It’s kind of amazing that it was just seven months ago that we were all thanking God for minimizing the damage that Hurricane Irma might have done when she made landfall here on Marco. That’s not to say that damage wasn’t done, for she left her share of wreckage and heartache behind her, but she spared us the terrible ravages […]


The Time to Act is Now

The events of the last couple of decades regarding the senseless violence that has become part of our history here in America is hard for anyone to wrap their minds around. You can’t help but cry when you think about the losses suffered by families across this great nation. Whether it was in our schools, at a concert or even […]

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