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Stop the flow from Lake O

June 22, 2016 To the editor: Recently Lee County Blueway put on a paddling race on Fort Myers Beach. This year it attracted international competitors. more »»

Is the solution to max out the town's credit cards?

June 15, 2016 To the editor: We’ve just returned from three weeks in Europe and I began reading The Observer. I thought the Stormwater Fee fiasco was a problem and expressed my opinion before I left. more »»


June 15, 2016 To the editor: What a monumental screw-up! Actually, what a pair of monumental screw-ups! The first is the unbelievable news that, for six months, the Town has failed to pay more than $ 3 million... more »»

Guest Commentary: Medicare Part B reimbursement cuts are backdoor rationing

June 15, 2016 Imagine being denied treatment for cancer because Washington bureaucrats decided that a cutting-edge new therapy that could cure you just wasn't “cost effective. more »»

Solutions to traffic problem

June 8, 2016 To the editor: The Fort Myers Beach traffic is brutal. Every year it becomes worse. more »»

Time to clean house at Town Hall

June 8, 2016 To the editor: How is it possible to have $3. more »»

Sugar business lines government pockets

June 8, 2016 To the editor: I find Mr. “Bubba” Wade Jr.’s comments last week in your paper quite interesting. He points fingers at the environmental critics for the misinformatio. more »»

My French brothers, my beloved world

November 18, 2015 To the editor: We are not immune to the ideologies of man. yet it still comes like a raging storm from calm seas when it happens in places where everything can be wonderful everyda. more »»

Signs needed

November 18, 2015 To the editor: I understand that the construction on Estero Boulevard is a much-needed improvement,   however, yesterday I had two appointments and had to leave the island … it was a nightmare. more »»

Transparency needed about water quality!

November 18, 2015 Transparency needed about water quality! To the editor: In the midst of the 60 day protest on top of the Matanzas Bridge, community members against the Lake O discharges stood side by side with clea... more »»

Good support for solar energy

November 18, 2015 Good support for solar energy To the editor: What a pleasure to see the large turnout for the San-Cap Solar Connect informational meeting sponsored by the Ding Darling Wildlife Society last week. more »»

Crony capitalism

November 18, 2015 Crony capitalism To the editor: Don’t tell me that the Lee County Commission wants to create new middle class employment here. more »»

Local OOA story may aid in highest medal

November 5, 2015 To the editor: From 19 April 2005 to this day, it was a pleasure to communicate stories of our troop returning from combat and foreign duty stations from around the world. more »»

Discover Bay Oaks

November 5, 2015 To the editor: Studies, statistics, research and clinical trials tell us the importance of exercise and social interaction for children, adults and seniors. more »»

Do not take live shells

November 5, 2015 To the editor: Each year as the tourist season starts, I see people throwing live shells into water, and collecting live sand dollars or shells with sea animals in them on my daily beach walks! When... more »»

Fracking bills should not go through

November 5, 2015 To the editor: We, in the State of Florida, sit on a thin patch of earth covering massive accumulations of porous limestone. more »»

Off-leash dogs need leashing

October 28, 2015 There seems to be lots of dogs off leash on the beach these days. more »»

Membership fee needed back at Bay Oaks

October 28, 2015 To the editor: I am a full time resident of Fort Myers Beach. When I read that the “powers that be” are considering closing Bay Oaks Recreation Center, I was appalle. more »»

Mayor sends best wishes

October 28, 2015 To the editor: The town of Fort Myers Beach is losing a tremendous asset as reporter Bob Petcher of the Observer moves on to the next chapter in his life. more »»

Water quality awareness event planned for Nov. 8

October 28, 2015 To the editor: People have been standing on top of the FMB bridge everyday for 50 days straight now as a stand for clean water as a basic human right and to raise awareness about the harmful Lake... more »»



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