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Letter to the Editor: Marco Island or Marriott Island?
Published 2/13/2014 at 12:40 p.m. 5 comments
“Marco Island or Marriott Island?” That is the only question demanding an immediate answer by every citizen and our City Council today including all of its appointed boards, representative lobbies and active interest groups. In brief, what does our community’s ...
Letter to the Editor: Scale matters in a small tropical town
Published 2/7/2014 at 6:00 a.m. 34 comments
The Marriott Hotel Resort & Spa is embarking on a public campaign to inform the folks as to the benefits and need to expand its facilities to meet the market of the 21st century. The expansion will add more conference/meeting ...
Letter to the Editor: Where are our remaining councilors?
Published 2/7/2014 at 6:00 a.m. 2 comments
I’m very glad to see that Larry Sacher has already conducted his first “Coffee with the Councilor” with great success. More people attended that coffee than normally attend the City Council meetings, which shows that people really are interested and ...
Letter to the Editor: Good samaritians pay grocery bill
Published 2/3/2014 at 2:58 p.m. 1 comment
Once again, Marco Island has proven to me why we call it paradise. This island is filled with angels. I meet two of them the other evening as I stood at one local market’s registers, only to discover my purse ...
Letter to the Editor: On the ‘branding’ of Marco Island
Published 1/31/2014 at 6:00 a.m. 3 comments
Congratulations and best wishes for success to newly elected 2014 President Jacquie Koon of the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce. All Marco Islanders should proudly endorse and advertise her inaugural mantra delivered to her Chamber members – “Brand yourself or ...
Letter to the Editor: No investigation a mistake
Published 1/31/2014 at 6:00 a.m. 1 comment
In my opinion, Marco’s city council committed a serious mistake. When temporary city manager Polanco, having no previous city managerial experience and barely some 90 days “on the job” fired a veteran city employee for alleged misconduct, I believe the ...
Letter to the Editor: Councilor starts website
Published 1/24/2014 at 6:00 a.m. 6 comments
Please visit my new website, HonigForMarco.com, for my views on pressing matters facing Marco Island and for access to all the slides and materials I’ve presented in City Council sessions. I established this site because otherwise I’m speaking in a ...
Letter to the Editor: Marriott – on the proposal and the trucks
Published 1/24/2014 at 6:00 a.m. 43 comments
Trucks, trucks, trucks will become a serious short and long term problem for Marco Island if Marriott renovates its beach resort as proposed. The initial, short term, truck problem would commence with the construction phase and continue until its final ...
Letter to the Editor: Courage and leadership?
Published 1/20/2014 at 5:00 a.m. 3 comments
I wrote an opinion on the events leading up to the city manager hiring; then received Calvin Peck’s letter, indicating his voluntarily withdrawal; then I was asked by Marco council to submit a revision.
Letter to the Editor: Marco Island utility outages
Published 1/7/2014 at 6:00 a.m. 4 comments
I see where LCEC CEO, Dennie Hamilton, is scheduled to provide a presentation regarding the recent power outages. I have a big problem with LCEC, as well as Comcast and all the other utility providers that service Marco. My company ...
Letter to the Editor: Thank you first responders
Published 1/2/2014 at 1:57 p.m. 1 comment
We were on Marco this past week visiting some good friends and took a boat trip to Key West. On the return trip we hit some incredibly bad weather, and as a result of the jostling, my wife fell in ...
Letter to the Editor: Thank you MIPD for response
Published 1/2/2014 at 1:56 p.m. 1 comment
To: Marco Island Police Department, Chief Hunter and David S. Baer Thank you for your response [“MIPD responds,” Dec. 24, Marco Eagle] to my letter, “Why is Marco wasting money” [Dec. 20, Marco Eagle]. I now have a better understanding ...
Letter to the Editor: Refrain from fireworks, for bald eagles’ sake
Published 12/30/2013 at 10:14 a.m. 14 comments
The Marco Eagle Sanctuary Bald Eagles, Paleo and Calusa, are taking turns nesting and keeping the eggs warm. Calusa is hunkered down into the nest the majority of the time as Paleo brings her food for nourishment. We are estimating ...
Letter to the Editor: MIPD responds
Published 12/23/2013 at 12:50 p.m. 11 comments
Chief Hunter and I thought it was important to take a moment or so and rectify any misconceptions created by a recent letter to the editor in the Marco Eagle entitled “Why is Marco Island Wasting Money.” At Chief Hunter’s ...
Letter to the Editor: We are making progress
Published 12/23/2013 at 12:48 p.m. 9 comments
Contrary to what many of the naysayers have been saying, I would like to compliment the current City Council and give them an A. The excessive spending of the past has ended. Most of the capital improvement projects have been ...