Fair and Accurate Reporting


The Town of Fort Myers Beach shall suffer the loss of a valuable asset upon the demise of The Island Sand Paper. We were hopeful that a purchaser would acquire and continue the publication, but unfortunately for the Layfields and for the community of readers, this did not occur.

Missy, in her editorials and coverage of the LPA and other topics of interest, demonstrated an incisive and perceptive comprehension of issues confronting the Town.

Gary Mooney, in his coverage of the Town Council, other government meetings, and newsworthy events and activities, brought us exceptional journalism – discerning, informative and ofttimes humorous. As a former Councilman and Mayor, I am acutely aware of the importance of fair and accurate reporting by the media of actions taken by our elected officials. The Island Sand Paper achieved that objective. It leaves a void and shall be missed.

To the Layfields and their staff, I wish health, happiness and success in their future endeavors.


Daniel Hughes
Fort Myers Beach