PHOTOS: Marco Island celebrates St. Patrick's Day early with parade, festival
Published 3/11/2013 at 2:57 p.m. 0 comments
Once again, Marco got a jump on the rest of the Irish-American world, holding the annual parade one week early. The Sons and Daughters of Erin's St. Patrick's Day Parade marched up Bald Eagle Drive on Sunday, and headed right ...
Election 2012: Newcomers take down incumbents in Marco Council race
Updated 11/8/2012 at 4:43 p.m. 30 comments
A political tsunami swept over Marco Island Tuesday, washing away every incumbent City Council member seeking re-election. With strong interest in the local races and voter turnout as high as 87 percent, islanders sent a strong message of dissatisfaction with ...
Hideaway Beach renourishment approved for now
Published 11/1/2012 at 3:53 p.m. 3 comments
There was really only one point up for discussion at Tuesdays meeting of the Hideaway Beach Special Tax District meeting at City Hall.
Letter to the Editor: Are you a cry-baby?
Published 10/18/2012 at 2:15 p.m. 7 comments
Recently several letters to the editor have complained about Larry Magel’s letters to various groups. Even one candidate’s wife complained openly in City Council. The objection seems to be that Mr. Magel is “unfair” or somehow “taking advantage of” his ...
Letter to the Editor: The choices for City Council are clear
Published 10/15/2012 at 4:21 p.m. 7 comments
As a resident of Marco Island for the past 12 years I was delighted to attend the City Council Candidate Forum sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Realtors. It became obvious who the best City Council ...
Letter to the Editor: Stop the real insanity
Published 10/15/2012 at 4:20 p.m. 3 comments
In this day and age where voters can rarely count on candidates to follow through on campaign promises or campaign commitments, the overwhelming majority of Marco Island voters in the last two City Council elections have received these promises from ...
Marco Island City Council candidate debates Realtors and Chamber of Commerce host round two
Published 10/10/2012 at 2:36 p.m. 5 comments
Craig Woodward made one thing clear right from the start. Im not a replacement ref, he told the crowd at the City Council candidates forum on Tuesday evening. He was, however, a last-minute, or at least same-day, stand-
Marco Island City Council campaign Candidates air views at MICA forum
Published 10/4/2012 at 1:01 p.m. 10 comments
A crucial forum allowing the candidates, who seek to lead Marco Island for the next four years, to lay out their visions was held on Wednesday evening. There was also a Presidential debate in Denver. The local gathering, which will ...
Marco Island City Council candidates, part 3 Nine vie for four seats
Published 8/23/2012 at 2:32 p.m. 3 comments
In a game of musical chairs, four of the seven seats on the Marco Island City Council are coming vacant this fall. With a Presidential selection at the top of the ballot, turnout should be high. In addition to all ...
Marco Island 24/7 clinic idea not likely to survive after voters' rejection
Published 8/19/2012 at 5:00 p.m. 4 comments
The idea of a 24-hour walk-in clinic is likely off the table but there may be other ways to improve medical coverage in Marco Island, some city officials say.
'Lots' of parking discussion Marco Island City Council and Planning Board hold joint discussion during workshop session
Published 7/19/2012 at 11:16 a.m. 5 comments
Marco Island's City Council engaged in a marathon, butt-numbing series of meetings on Monday, tackling a wide range of issues. First up was a joint workshop with the city's Planning Board, in which the councilors and board members tackled the ...
The big picture Marco Island Budget Sub-Committee prepares report, proposes millage rate
Published 7/12/2012 at 9:52 a.m. 18 comments
The Budget Sub-Committee of the Marco Island City Council deals with many numbers, but of all of the figures, two stand out. One is the total proposed budget for the city for the upcoming fiscal year, and the other, which ...
Battle lines are drawn Marco Island Planning Board hears pro- and anti-swale parking viewpoints
Published 7/10/2012 at 10:08 a.m. 4 comments
Contingents from both the homeowners and businesspeople camps sat through the discussion, although even with a significant number of citizens in the audience, the first two rows in the council chamber were empty, reminiscent of junior high school. The arguments ...
Marco business owners, residents raise $20K to keep fireworks tradition alive
Published 7/4/2012 at 5:00 a.m. 4 comments
This is the birth of our nation, Joe Oliverio said at the time. Everything else is secondary. Months later, Oliverio credits a generous business community and a pervasive patriotism in Marco with the success
Crunching the numbers Marco Island Budget Sub-Committee delves into city's operating budgets
Published 6/25/2012 at 3:37 p.m. 7 comments
All was sweetness and light at the meeting of the Budget Sub-Committee of the Marco Island City Council last week, but City Manager Jim Riviere cautioned that the love-fest cant be expected to last.
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