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Vote-by-mail ballots best way to go this year

July 11, 2018 With the Primary and General Election ballot races firmed up as of the end of qualifying last Friday, the 2018 election season is now sliding toward home. And very quickly. The Primary is Aug. more »»

Fiscally tone deaf

June 13, 2018 The Lee County School Board boosted the district’s top administrator’s pay by 13 percent this week, adding a number of other goodies in his new three-year contract as well. more »»

What we learned from Hurricane Irma

May 23, 2018 Due to the possibility of pre-season tropical storm formation in the Gulf this year, our annual be-prepared editorial is a little ahead of the official start of hurricane season. more »»

Congratulations to the Class of 2018

May 17, 2018 The majority of Lee County’s approximate 5,000 seniors will mark the culmination of their high school careers this weekend. more »»

Scout us in

May 9, 2018 Boy Scouts of America announced last week a revamp of not only its program, but its service philosophy. more »»

Talkin’ ‘bout this generation

May 2, 2018 We’ve seen the mean memes. We’ve read some of the online pundits, have scrolled past the comments tagged to opinions and news stories. more »»

Public safety: The tip of the spear

March 28, 2018 Student safety is the School District of Lee County’s No. 1 goal, Superintendent D. more »»

Compassion before politics

February 28, 2018 In the wake of adversity, in the wake of tragedy, in the wake of the very worst that fate or man can throw our way, Americans have always paused and come together, if only briefly, to mourn those... more »»

No flu shot? Get one now

January 10, 2018 In the wake of what it calls “a sharp increase in flu cases,” Lee Health has restricted children 12 and younger from visiting patients in its intensive care units, pediatric intensive care units and... more »»

Las Vega shooting an ‘act of pure evil’

October 11, 2017 An “act of pure evil” gripped the American consciousness with blood-stained fingers last Sunday night. more »»

Edison Farms buy: Kudos to Lee County

October 4, 2017 County commissioners and conservationists alike are applauding the elected board’s unanimous vote to add nearly 4,000 acres of wetlands to Lee County’s voter-endorsed Conservation 20/20 program. more »»

Post-Irma: Neighbor helping neighbor

September 20, 2017 Irma’s impact on our community was less than expected — thank God — but North Fort Myers did not escape unscathed. more »»

Helping Houston weather the storm

September 6, 2017 The most recent updates from the Associated Press are grim: The death toll is climbing as public safety officials continue to find the bodies of those lost in the flooding wrought by Hurricane Harvey. more »»

Take care as schools open Thursday

August 9, 2017 An estimated 95,000 students across Lee County will head back to school Thursday as the new academic year begins. more »»

Rainy season brings mosquitos

June 21, 2017 Rainy season has begun — thank goodness. We welcome the rain, much needed in the wake of the winter drough. more »»

2017 legislative session: A lesson to be learned

June 7, 2017 Florida’s $82.4 billion budget finally landed on Gov. Rick Scott's desk last Wednesday where it was promptly subject to partial veto. Gov. more »»

Best wishes to the Class of 2017

May 24, 2017 Lee County School District students marked the culmination of their high school careers this past weekend with graduation ceremonies. more »»

Another voter mandate goes up in smoke

May 17, 2017 For the second time in as many years, the people we send to Tallahassee to represent us have not only ignored, but rode roughshod, over a voter mandate. more »»

Compromised health care

April 26, 2017 Legislation to enact a voter mandate to legalize medical marijuana moved forward this week. more »»

Shadow government does not benefit the public’s right to know

March 22, 2017 Ah, politics — and politicians. more »»

 
 

 

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