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  • Bill Green: Tract K, a high school and Lely Published 1/29/2009 at 5:42 p.m. 31 comments

    I’ve received quite a few comments concerning the proposal for Tract K — a solar farm for Collier Schools and a community athletic field. A few individuals, who’d really like to see a high school there, are sad the dream ...

  • Bill Green: The i’s and ears of our Island Published 1/8/2009 at 5:24 p.m. 3 comments

    Someone who is eagle-eyed is said to have keen vision. Hence, the term eagle-eyed reporter — a journalist who rarely lets anything escape his or her watchful eye.

  • Editor's Notes: Let’s not be too quick to judge Published 10/23/2008 at 4:18 p.m. 1 comment

    I won’t point fingers, but some city councilors and a hand full of residents have already tried and convicted City Manager Steven Thompson, without even bothering to look at the evidence. Heck, we haven’t even made it through discovery yet.

  • Editor's Notes: Nastiness is a small price to pay Published 10/9/2008 at 12:18 p.m. 6 comments

    Occasionally, when an article appears in the Eagle like Wednesday’s “Politics get personal at council meeting,” I will get a couple of complaints from readers.

  • Editorial: Setting the mood for our next season on Marco Published 9/18/2008 at 4:52 p.m. 0 comments

    When it changes, some people don’t even think about it. You might give it a second thought as you suck in a breath of hot air as beads of sweat form on your forehead. It’s just another humid day on ...

  • Editorial: Will you go out with me? Published 9/11/2008 at 2:43 p.m. 0 comments

    I’m not much to look at, but for those of you who’d like to have a gander anyway, you’ll find me at Orion Bank Monday night, along with some of my compatriots.

  • Editorial: A powerful precedent Published 9/8/2008 at 6:45 p.m. 2 comments

    As an ambitious study gets under way on whether the city of Marco Island should take over its electricity utility, there is one school of thought that the whole idea is moot. That is because a Marco Island Civic Association ...

  • Editorial: Marco Island is literally the picture of health Published 7/24/2008 at 4:29 p.m. 0 comments

    Most of us desire to live a long time, especially if we’re able to retain our health and quality of life. If you chose Marco Island/Naples to live out the second half of your life, then AARP says great choice!

  • Editorial: Rain on Marco Published 7/17/2008 at 4:46 p.m. 0 comments

    Rain, rain, go away. And it finally did! The sun peeked out of the clouds Wednesday evening after several days of what seemed like non-stop rain. Local weather forecasters estimate that 12 inches of rain fell on Marco, and six ...

  • Editorial: For whom the bridge tolls Published 7/11/2008 at 12:00 a.m. 4 comments

    On a recent weekend, a friend and I decided to take a nice Sunday drive to Sanibel and Captiva Island. I hear their names quite frequently on the news, but having moved here just over a year ago, this was ...

  • Guest commentary: Islanders input needed on fast-moving Marco issues Published 6/11/2008 at 6:54 p.m. 1 comment

    Events are moving fast. The new Marco Island City Council is currently considering issues that will have significant long-term impacts on its residents. I need your input and guidance.

  • Editorial: Don’t hit and run; owe your outrage Published 5/20/2008 at 12:01 a.m. 1 comment

    If someone cuts you off with a grocery cart between the milk and the bread, chances are you don’t flip ’em off as you speed around them. However, if someone cuts you off in traffic, there’s a good chance you ...

  • Editorial: Time after time Published 5/1/2008 at 10:59 a.m. 2 comments

    I’m no good at goodbyes. While it’s partly because my well-disguised social awkwardness tends to creep out at times like these, it is also for another reason. I believe that, no matter what, in some capacity, and somewhere down the ...

  • Editorial: Human rights are (not) worth the fight Published 4/17/2008 at 1:57 p.m. 0 comments

    Watching a video of Buddhist monks –– who are most often associated with peaceful ways of living – involved in a violent riot is to me a great irony as well as an obvious record of the tragedy of current ...

  • Editorial: Yourmarco.com is yours, so use it Published 3/27/2008 at 1:14 p.m. 1 comment

    A photograph that was submitted to yourmarco.com a couple of weeks ago made me smile and laugh. A mother had submitted a photo of her young son getting ready to go into the pool. He had two buck teeth, a ...

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