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Letter to the Editor: Just say no
Published 6/17/2013 at 2:16 p.m. 0 comments
The residents of Marco need the new council to have the courage to “just say no!” No to any expansion of Mackle Park or wants of the fire hosue remodel. Our only priority this year should be the badly needed ...
Letter to the Editor: Parking in Paradise
Published 6/17/2013 at 2:14 p.m. 4 comments
Referring to the article “Parking in Paradise” from June 11, the solution to this problem was solved back in 1972 when Herb Savage suggested to Deltona to install five beach parking lots along Collier Boulevard and Seaview Court. Deltona agreed ...
Letter to the Editor: Thank you emergency personnel
Published 6/17/2013 at 2:02 p.m. 0 comments
Dear Chief Murphy, Earlier this month when I had an emergency at my home, EMT personnel from your department arrived on the scene promptly and solved the problems efficiently and courteously. I should like to extend my thanks to them ...
Letter to the Editor: New Smokehouse bridges needed now
Published 6/13/2013 at 9:10 a.m. 2 comments
The Smokehouse Bridges, which are part of our main hurricane evacuation route, have severe sub-surface deterioration in both the bridge deck and approach slabs according to an engineering condition assessment commissioned by the city last year while I was still ...
Letter to the Editor: Smokehouse Bridge - What is meeting design standards?
Published 6/13/2013 at 9:09 a.m. 9 comments
I find it odd that the Smokehouse Bay Bridge project dominates the City Council and the news. As has been reported, the existing bridge has never been found to be unsafe by any government agency, or engineering firm. Yes, it’s ...
Letter to the Editor: MIPD offers thanks
Published 6/13/2013 at 9:07 a.m. 0 comments
Dear Editor, On behalf of the Marco Island Police Department and its members we would like to recognize and thank Executive Auto, the Marco Island Moose Lodge, the Marco Island Police Foundation and the generous people of our community for ...
Letter to the Editor: Do utility bill-payers equal citizen taxpayers?
Published 6/13/2013 at 9:06 a.m. 1 comment
We the People of Marco Island seem satisfied with our City Council’s unanimous approval to conduct a July poll either accepting or rejecting the new $2.2 million Mackle Park Community Center. Using our July utility mailings, the City Council’s poll ...
Letter to the Editor: Shamefully silent
Published 6/13/2013 at 9:05 a.m. 1 comment
We are a democracy in a part of the world that sorely needs democratic voices and practices. We have been a strategic ally to the United States ever since the Cold War. However in recent events, our own media has ...
Letter to the Editor: My position on the Smokehouse Bay Bridge
Published 6/3/2013 at 5:16 p.m. 47 comments
In three recent City Council meetings, I’ve made presentations to my colleagues and to the public on the situation surrounding the Smokehouse Bay Bridge. This critical bridge, which serves as an important evacuation conduit in case of emergency, handles up ...
Letter to the Editor: The people have spoken
Published 5/30/2013 at 11:33 a.m. 3 comments
I may not be the brightest bulb in the circuit and my memory is not the best, but didn’t three independant organizations run public input surveys about the proposed new construction of Mackle Park? MICA, MITA, MIPO polled their membership ...
Letter to the Editor: Thank you Petricca, Honecker and Batte
Published 5/30/2013 at 11:31 a.m. 23 comments
The full time home owners on Marco Island owe a thank you to council members Petricca, Honecker and Batte. They actually did what what we elected them for; holding the line on unnecessary spending.
Letter to the Editor: Honesty and integrity
Published 5/30/2013 at 11:30 a.m. 0 comments
All too often we keep hearing the “negatives” about our Island. There are also many positives which should be addressed. There are many realtors working with people who deserve a fair shake. The days of short sales seem to be ...
Letter to the Editor: Thanks to all the Piped Piper painters
Published 5/23/2013 at 6:31 p.m. 0 comments
Dear Editor; I wish to express thanks to the members and friends of the Marco Island Center for the Arts who volunteered and participated in phase one of the Pied Piper Painting Project, held on Saturday, May 18. After presenting ...
Letter to the Editor: A very public thank you
Published 5/22/2013 at 6:13 p.m. 0 comments
Recently, my son had a seizure while at home. Rather than relive that event, I want to focus my attention on the outcome. Jacob is doing well. He’ll need to undergo a series of test, etc., and he remains in ...
Letter to the Editor: Memorial Day on Marco
Published 5/22/2013 at 6:11 p.m. 0 comments
The Marco Veterans of Foreign Wars will hold it’s annual memorial day ceremony at Veteran’s Park on May 27. The approximately one hour program will feature music by the Marco Strummers, Wes English, director. Also, the Star Spangled Banner sung ...
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