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.

A Busy Summer


Donna Fiala tells readers what’s new in East Naples and Collier County in her column Coastal Comments.

Laying the Groundwork for Us Today

More Straight Talk

Steve Stefanides talks about our Founding Fathers and Independence Day in his column, More Straight Talk.

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 […]

Congratulations to the Class of 2019

More Straight Talk

For the past thirty days, families have been celebrating the graduation of their children from various levels of our educational system in this country.  I’ve enjoyed watching the evidence of pride on the faces of the many parents and students who are participating in this annual right of passage for the most valuable asset our nation has, our children. We […]

Improvements to Washboard Row on SR 951 Have Begun


A nice gentleman stopped by our table at Ciao Bella on Marco Island to say something so nice, and I just wanted to thank him for being so kind.  My girlfriend Shirlee and I were having dinner and catching up on each other’s lives.  I couldn’t wait for their famous Pork Chop, and it never disappoints. They are just wonderful! […]

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