Election night will be more like election week
Votes will be counted very slowly starting Nov. 3. And that's the optimistic view assuming no foreign hacking, partisan delays or machine failures.
by Evans Witt and Sheldon Gawiser | 3 days ago
Letters to the Editor, July 31
Marco Islanders: Wow! I’ve just read the ballot text requesting our vote on whether to prohibit selling recreational marijuana on Marco Island.
by Marco Eagle | 4 days ago
Our View: Voters trump Trump on election integrity
Our View: But amid coronavirus, Donald Trump can stir up fears on mail-in balloting and in-person voting. There's time to build confidence for Nov. 3.
by The Editorial Board | 4 days ago
Bookworm: ‘Why We Swim’ makes a nice splash
One step, another, and a hop outward. Somersault once, kick back, arms up, and knife cleanly through the surface of the waterEntertainment
| 6 days ago
After the COVID economy, what will be left?
As America's second quarter GDP takes a record plunge, here are clues to the economy that awaits us on the other side of this COVID-19 nightmare.
by Steven Strauss | 5 days ago
Need a doctor’s order to wear a mask? Here it is.
In a time of lockdowns and social distancing, who and what do you miss? What if I told you how to get it back? The catch: We all need to opt in.
by Dr. Daniel Horn | 6 days ago
Pandemic: I survived a weekend with mask deniers
I have a tempered view on most things — the coronavirus pandemic is not one of them. I never expected people to refuse to wear a mask when asked to.
Letters to the Editor, July 24
I watched the majority of yesterday's special County Commissioner's meeting to discuss whether or not to impose a mask mandate.
7 ways to reduce political polarization
Partisanship becomes equated with patriotism, and destroying the other side becomes the ultimate goal. This is how democracies fall apart.
Lifesaving COVID-19 lesson: Wear a face mask
There is no question that the Czech Republic's remarkable progress on COVID-19 was the result of requiring an entire society to wear face masks.
Letters to the Editor, July 17
As we all know, the number of coronavirus cases is skyrocketing in Florida. The best we have right now is to stay 6 ft. apart
Opinion: Voting by mail is safe, secure
As Supervisor of Elections, my two top priorities are to ensure the integrity of elections and to create a pleasant voting experience for voters in Collier County.
Guest Commentary: Military record falsely attacked
Recently on social media my military record was falsely attacked …
Letters to the Editor, July 3
I am writing a letter to you regarding the story you did on the message in a bottle (June 26)
Guest Column: It’s about the people, not politics
Recently an opponent responded in this paper to his military record being attacked, by a financial contributor to our campaign, Ray Netherwood.
No, Trump isn’t finished
Commentators have dismissed President Donald Trump's chances over and over again, only to be chastened by his triumphs.
Coronavirus: Wash your hands. A lot. Seriously.
We can’t build a wall around a germ. But we can wash our hands, and our government can help countries trying to improve their health facilities.
Bookworm: ‘Too Much’ contains a lot of sadness
You hadn't seen that container in ages. You really can't remember when you put it on the shelf. This year, six years ago, when you moved last?Entertainment
Ask the Pharmacist: Interesting new facts about leprosy and COVID-19
I’m reading a book called “The Island” (Victoria Hislop) which is about a leper colony and the book is set in the 1900s.Life
Gardening: Take-all patch taking over
Last year, Doug Caldwell of the University of Florida Extension Office, had a column about yellowing St. Augustine lawns.Outdoors
Pharmacist: The best natural antihistamines
This time of year causes a lot of grief for people who have allergies. Of course, we have terrific antihistamines now, and you can buy nationwide.Life
Gardening: Watching the grass grow
The last several weeks of rain has caused a flush of growth in the garden that will continue through September and possibly into October.Outdoors
Bookworm: ‘Gatecrasher’ offers dishy tales
You learned it from your best friend's husband's boss's wife at a neighborhood get-together last month and it was confirmed last weekend.Entertainment
Pharmacist: Chamomile helps arthritis, more
About a million cups of chamomile tea are served every single day!Life
Bookworm: ‘Last Flight’ – let the turbulence begin
The best seat in the house. Just one day there is all you'd need to see how the other half lives.Entertainment
Pharmacist: Shellfish allergies, Iodine deficiency
Iodine is a purplish-grey mineral is needed for our survival.Life
Letters to the Editor, June 26
My fellow Island residents my name is Joe Rola and I’ve recently submitted my candidate papers ...
Gardening: Dealing with Ganoderma butt rot
Ganoderma butt rot is a widespread palm disease affecting trees all over Marco Island and the southeastern United States.Outdoors
Pharmacist: Fig fruit, almonds and diabetes
Most people with diabetes must avoid fruits entirely, at least the starchy sort. But I think figs are okay.Life
Letters to the Editor, June 19
For the past three-and-half years I have been reminded almost daily of my visit to the Marco Island McDonald’s the morning after the 2016 election.
Bookworm: For trippers, former hippies, history buffs
Your thumb is out. You're heading that-a-way. And now you wait. Do people stop for hitchhikers these days?Entertainment
Letters to the editor, June 5
MICA wishes to thank the City Council for its continued mutual cooperation with our organization.
Letters to the Editor, June 12
Marco Island citizens, my name is Becky Irwin, and I am excited to announce that I am officially running for Marco Island City Council.
Bookworm: ‘Camp Girls’ a wistful tale
Even if you wanted to, you couldn't count all the stars in the sky. It's a perfectly clear night to try, though.Entertainment
Ask the Pharmacist: How to get rid of moths
Let me start with I’m not really a bug lover, or a tree hugger type of person.Life
Ask the Pharmacist: How to make immunity cubes
As the weather warms, I find myself craving ice cubes in my water. I make what you might call “weird” ice cubes.Life
Letters to the Editor, May 29
Marco Island is rightly proud of its small-g government, especially as compared with the nearly exactly similarly sized City of Naples.