Suspension Dates for Chief Frazzano and Chief Byrne

The suspensions for Police Chief Tracy Frazzano and Fire Rescue Chief Chris Byrne will begin on Monday, February 8, 2021 and be in effect for 30 days.    

Letter from Chief of Police Tracy Frazzano

COVID-19 vaccination from Chief Tracy Frazzano

  I would like to offer my heartfelt apology to the citizens of Marco Island, City Council, and the city staff for a decision I made that has negatively impacted our community. I provided a registration link to my husband with the belief that it would go live at the same time for everyone. That was not the case. We […]

Letter to the Marco Island Community

Dear Citizens of the Marco Island Community,  I wish to extend my sincere apology for my serious lack of judgement regarding a local COVID–19 vaccination appointment. I let you all down and I am forever remorseful for the harm I have caused. I have failed in my ethical responsibility to this community. I make no excuses as I know many […]


It was a very somber Michael McNees, City Manager for Marco Island who made the relatively short walk from  his corner office at City Hall to the downstairs lobby of the Marco Police Headquarters.  He would be there  to answer a number of questions from various media outlets regarding the swirling rumors concerning recent suspensions of both Fire Chief Chris […]

In Memory of Jack Stringer


The Coastal Breeze News mourns the loss of Jack Stringer (1931-2020).


Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

In Letter to the Editor, Rick Woodworth has some things to say about the water quality of Marco Island.


Letter to The Editor

Letter to the Editor

In Letter to the Editor, Regina L. Dayton dicusses the growing issues for the Marco City Council.


Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

In Letter to the Editor, Jean Hall brings up some issues involving Jory Westberry’s article on Red Tide.

Are Marco Waterways REALLY Impaired?

Guest Commentary

In Guest Commentary, Eugene Wordehoff returns to discuss the water quality standards of Marco Island once again.

Uplifting Changes

Coastal Comments

Donna Fiala writes about local happenings in her column, Coastal Comments.