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  • Letter to the Editor: San Marco not the answer Published 3/28/2014 at 6:00 a.m. 3 comments

    This letter is in response to Bill Thomas’s letter to the rditor on Tuesday, March 25, entitled “Marriott’s proposed expansion.” Mr. Thomas states, “To help Marco residents, the city could require all “convention” trucks to use San Marco Road/SR 92 ...

  • Letter to the Editor: Marriott proposed renovation Published 3/24/2014 at 1:28 p.m. 7 comments

    The recent March 21 meeting of the Marco Island Planning Board was filled with lively discussion about the crucial “issues” proposed in the Marriott renovation. Most of the topics were thoroughly debated, but too diverse to vote on at the ...

  • Letter to the Editor: Let’s set priorities Published 3/24/2014 at 1:26 p.m. 0 comments

    Many issues face the citizens and government of Marco Island. We lack the money and resources to tackle them all at once, so let’s set priorities. The most critical issue is Goodland’s Route 92A. This has been an issue for ...

  • Letter to the Editor: To City Council, Planning Board members Published 3/21/2014 at 6:00 a.m. 11 comments

    My name is Thom Fisher and I live on Fieldstone Drive on Marco Island. I have been a property owner on Marco for over 30 years and now a full time resident. I have always followed events on Marco since ...

  • Letter to the Editor: It is time to stop the craziness Published 3/21/2014 at 6:00 a.m. 3 comments

    Our last Congressional District 19 Congressman self-destructed in just nine months. Actually it appears he had a long term problem. Are we angry and frustrated of course, but the critical question is – can we learn from our mistakes or ...

  • Letter to the Editor: Proposed marina expansion Published 3/18/2014 at 6:00 a.m. 3 comments

    Anglers Cove faces double whammy from proposed enhancements to marina Anglers Cove is a diverse group of 320 unit owners consisting predominantly of middle and lower income retirees and many younger single blue collar workers who are servers at the ...

  • Letter to the Editor: Agree, disagree Published 3/18/2014 at 6:00 a.m. 8 comments

    I read Michael Coleman’s letter interpreting the minds of the Mackel brothers. While I agree with his facts as to their vision I am in total disagreement with his conclusions. Those of us opposed to the expansion do not oppose ...

  • Letter to the Editor: Trees in Old Marco Published 3/13/2014 at 2:36 p.m. 9 comments

    This article is a rebuttal of some of the information written in the article “Trees at root of dispute in Old Marco will be removed,” in the Marco Eagle, March 7. It quotes Tim Pinter as stating that the trees ...

  • Letter to the Editor: Parade feedback Published 3/13/2014 at 2:35 p.m. 0 comments

    Dear friends: Thank you for participating in the Sons and Daughters of Erin Marco Ireland St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Individuals and organizations like yours are what make our Parade bigger and better every year. If we are to get better ...

  • Letter to the Editor: Who will be our Yul Brynner Published 3/11/2014 at 6:00 a.m. 3 comments

    First, the Marriott proposal: this is a very bad idea for all the resident of Marco Island. It has tremendous downsides for the island – traffic congestion, and greatly decreasing the neighbors home value and ability to enjoy their property ...

  • Letter to the Editor: Marriott expansion goes with Mackle Brother’s vision Published 3/7/2014 at 3:00 a.m. 14 comments

    I have been following the Marriott expansion plans intently for months now but a recent spike in letters to the editor opposing the plans based solely on Marco being a “residential retirement community’’ or “tranquil resort island’’ could not be ...

  • Letter to the Editor: A grand disaster Published 2/28/2014 at 3:00 a.m. 6 comments

    To Marco Island City Council members: The Marriott’s plan for expansion would be a grand disaster for our wonderful island. I have yet to speak to anyone who approves. Please know that my friends and I am opposed to the ...

  • Letter to the Editor: Against Marriott expansion Published 2/28/2014 at 3:00 a.m. 0 comments

    I’m pretty sure God did not create the Gulf of Mexico so the Marriott could improve its bottom line and be a leader in the “incentive travel” industry. What’s wrong with building the convention center in Hammock Bay? It is, ...

  • Letter to the Editor: Marriott and Marco Published 2/28/2014 at 3:00 a.m. 42 comments

    Marco was developed as a tranquil resort island. It was never intended to be a convention center. Marriott wanting to expand to accommodate conventions does not trump residents’ desires for a tranquil island. The increased truck traffic, if Marriott is ...

  • Letter to the Editor: Community support gaining momentum for Mackle Park Community Center expansion Published 2/28/2014 at 3:00 a.m. 3 comments

    In December of last year, the City of Marco Island Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee developed a strategic informational plan to take the proposed Mackle Park Community Center expansion plan out to the public. To date, committee members have been ...

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