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EDITORIAL: Alternative transportation proposal appears 'greener' than ever

January 26, 2011 This week, islanders who have been following the progress of the Alternative Transportation in Parks and Public Lands (ATPPL) study will finally receive news of what can be expected if the program's... more »»

EDITORIAL: More beneficial to have Blind Pass open

January 20, 2011 Before the dredging work to open Blind Pass was completed in the summer of 2009, the waters east of the temporary wall erected at the site — separating the Gulf of Mexico from connecting with... more »»

EDITORIAL: Be careful what you ask for

January 12, 2011 Just weeks after a majority of the parties involved in the North Spreader Ecosystem Management Agreement process agreed water quality in Matlacha Pass and Charlotte Harbor could be... more »»

EDITORIAL: No move may be the right move

January 5, 2011 When the City Council gathered on Tuesday to discuss the future of the Dunlop Road shared use path project, it was considered a forgone conclusion that the island's leaders would be... more »»

EDITORIAL: Alligator policy needs to be adjusted

December 29, 2010 It has been more than five years since the City of Sanibel last made changes to its nuisance alligator policy, which was adjusted in part due to a fatal attack in the summer of 2004. more »»

EDITORIAL: Fighting for fair treatment from water managers

December 16, 2010 From a very young age, we are taught how to share. The concept of fairness, equity and balance in our lives is one of the fundamental elements passed down from generation to generation. more »»

EDITORIAL: Appropriate alternative may be available for cell tower

December 9, 2010 Almost everybody is familiar with the Verizon Wireless commercial campaign where an employee, speaking on his cell phone, repeatedly asks, "Can you hear me now?" In every instance, his response to... more »»

EDITORIAL: Public needs to push for hybrid buses

November 23, 2010 Since the launch of the Alternative Transportation in Parks and Public Lands (ATPPL) Program, a partnership study between the J.N. more »»

Gas leak serves as a reminder to demand better service from utilities

November 18, 2010 It was nearly one year ago that a massive power failure, caused by a defective insulator, dramatically impacted residents and crippled businesses on both Sanibel and Captiva on the... more »»

EDITORIAL: Investigation into invocations warranted

November 10, 2010 During last week's City Council meeting, councilman Jim Jennings delivered a heartfelt invocation to start the session, thanking God for sparing Sanibel during the current hurricane... more »»

EDITORIAL: Opportunity has its price

November 3, 2010 Last week, leaders from the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) officially announced the launch of a fundraising campaign to acquire the Bailey Family Homestead, a 28. more »»

Recommendations: Constitutional amendments

October 25, 2010 In addition to federal, state and local races, the Nov. 2 General Election ballot includes six proposed amendments to the state constitution. more »»

EDITORIAL: Election Endorsements

October 20, 2010 Voters heading to the polls for the Nov. 2 General Election will decide a ballot plump with federal, state and local races. Floridians will elect a new U.S. more »»

EDITORIAL: Mark the milestone

October 13, 2010 A milestone passed with nary a whisper last week as the war in Afghanistan entered its 10th year on Oct. 7. more »»

EDITORIAL: Safety should be considered first

October 8, 2010 Last week, the Planning Commission was introduced to a conditional use permit application submitted by the Sanibel Sea School, which is seeking permission to move its educational... more »»

EDITORIAL: Boat dock ban latest 'hot potato' on island

September 16, 2010 For the past four months, the Planning Commission has engaged in some lengthy discussions regarding whether they should adjust an ordinance that would essentially end the 17-year-old ba... more »»

EDITORIAL: Call for lifeguards to patrol island beaches

September 8, 2010 The loss of any life is truly a tragedy, but to lose a life under accidental circumstances can be even more devastating. more »»

EDITORIAL: Budget process needs public input

September 1, 2010 It's that time of year again. more »»

EDITORIAL: Healing for CROW supporters should begin now

August 26, 2010 During the past few weeks, following the resignation of CROW's longtime Clinic Director Dr. more »»

Endorsement: Vote John Manning County Commission, District 1, Republican Primary

August 18, 2010  Republican voters face some fine choices in the District 1 County Commission race which includes three candidates who have served voters well in the past. more »»



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