Commentary: A call for civility though Internet, extremism divide us
Published 5/20/2011 at 6:00 a.m. 3 comments
The 2010 midterm elections and the events in their wake were driven by extreme partisanship, arguably more intense and more widespread than the nation had previously experienced. If this trend continues, we will pay dearly over time.
Guest Commentary: Our Island needs the proposed community center
Published 4/14/2011 at 1:44 p.m. 21 comments
Dear parents: The Optimist Club of Marco Island would like to provide you with some information on the proposed Community Center that has recently been in the news. When the Mackle Park Community Center opened in the 1980s the Island ...
Commentary: We wonder what are some Congress members thinking?
Published 3/27/2011 at 6:00 a.m. 2 comments
Sen. Claire McCaskill’s airplane embarrassment falls into the category of “what was he or she thinking?”
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Don’t attack Lely to promote new high school
Published 12/29/2010 at 3:50 p.m. 38 comments
Recently, the Marco Island Academy debate has taken on a new light. Jane Watt has deteriorated her cause to suiting the school district and attacking Lely. For this reason, I feel the need to put in my own two cents. ...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Wisdom from our Founding Fathers
Published 12/29/2010 at 3:49 p.m. 0 comments
As we enjoy this holiday season, let us contemplate the courage, dedication, persistence and faith of our Founding Fathers who, against all odds and opposing the world’s most powerful empire, ensured, among others, our freedom to celebrate our religious holy ...
Letter to the Editor: Emergency responders save a life on Marco
Published 8/24/2010 at 12:13 p.m. 2 comments
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Marco Island Emergency Response Team.
Letter to the Editor: Change is just a vote away
Published 8/24/2010 at 12:09 p.m. 7 comments
Each day I review the news in amazement at the poisonous politics and lack of leadership by both political parties. Politicians do not have the majority of Americans’ best interests at heart. Local governments and the federal government are spending ...
Guest commentary: Naples has talent to make Jackson plan work
Published 8/22/2010 at 4:59 p.m. 1 comment
The debate and many points of view concerning the Jackson Laboratory proposal has been covered in a “fair and balanced” way by the Daily News. No topic in my seven years in Naples has enjoyed more interest and communitywide scrutiny.
Editorial: Marco boating accident shows need for better safety rules
Published 8/9/2010 at 4:27 p.m. 0 comments
The absolute need for adequate boating safety equipment such as life vests was driven home over the weekend off Marco Island.
Bill Green: Of endings and new beginnings
Published 7/22/2010 at 3:03 p.m. 1 comment
If you’ll allow me a little self indulgence … October 2006: I visited Marco Island for the very first time. As I crossed the Jolley Bridge, as many people have before and since, I fell in love. I decided to ...
Bill Green: City manager firing ... I have some questions
Published 4/22/2010 at 4:42 p.m. 16 comments
Whether you’re a fan of embattled City Manager Steve Thompson or not, the actions by City Council Monday night, especially those of Chairman Frank Recker, should be of great concern to you. On that note, I have some questions.
Send your letters today
Published 1/5/2010 at 1:54 p.m. 0 comments
Due to the timing of the mail-in ballots, the cut-off date for letters or commentaries pertaining to city elections, will be Thursday at 5 p.m., for publication in print no later than Sunday.
Editorial: Marco Island City Council ... why wait to investigate closed-door suspicions?
Published 10/11/2009 at 5:03 p.m. 4 comments
By now everyone knows how Marco Island City Council members deliberated in closed-door session on the touchy matter of where boaters should be allowed to moor. We also know, thanks to Florida open records laws that require transcripts of such ...
Editorial: In public is the only way to handle public business, Marco Island City Council
Published 9/23/2009 at 5:07 a.m. 8 comments
We have written this editorial so often that we could draw up a template and simply change out the names of the ill-advised government agencies and the issues they discuss. Whatever those details — or blanks — may be, the ...
Editor's Note: You’re in control, like never before
Published 2/26/2009 at 7:23 p.m. 0 comments
First thank you! You, our readers, have made the Eagle i initiative an unquantifiable success.
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