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Charter commission vote made good sense

March 23, 2016 A bid to add two members to the Lee County Board of County Commissioners while also changing how those representatives would be elected narrowly failed a Lee County Charter Review Commission vote... more »»

Flu shots make sense as 2016 season peaks

March 9, 2016 It’s a little late in the season but the number of reported cases has health officials again urging flu shots. more »»

Time to toss Family Lifeline a lifeline

February 24, 2016 One of Lee County’s unique, mission-driven charities will hold the first of its two primary annual fundraisers next month. more »»

Presidential preference? Florida’s turn approaching

February 10, 2016 Florida is not among the dozen-plus states that caucus. Thank goodness. more »»

Shop local — and don’t forget the reason for the season

December 9, 2015 Few people really enjoy the Christmas shopping routine of trudging from store to store, often battling crowds of others seeking the perfect gifts at good prices. more »»

Facing the Syrian refugee crisis

December 2, 2015 With Thanksgiving Day behind us and the holiday season just ahead, we have much to be thankful for here in Cape Cora. more »»

Fly high, Ozzie

October 7, 2015 We were among those shocked to hear this week that Ozzie, the patriarch of a popular eagle pair whose nesting habits have been followed worldwide, had succumbed to injuries suffered just weeks after... more »»

Nuclear pact no beacon of peace

July 22, 2015 President Barack Obama is hailing the accord reached this week between Iran and six key countries, saying the long-negotiated pact paves the way toward peace. more »»

Amendment 1 allocations a bill of goods

July 1, 2015 And so it begins. more »»

Finish the job

June 10, 2015 How can you tell a politician is lying? His lips are moving. It’s a wry joke, usually guaranteed to bring a chuckle. But this time, few among the 4. more »»

Best wishes to the Class of 2015

June 3, 2015 Seniors within the Lee County public school system marked the culmination of their high school careers this past weekend with graduation ceremonies. more »»

Demand water quality: Earmark money for U.S. Sugar lands

April 29, 2015 Voters have spoken. Amendment 1 —allowing funds to be added to the Land Acquisition Trust Fund to acquire lands, restore them and manage improvements— received 75 percent approval last November. more »»

Habitat volunteer extraordinaire

April 22, 2015 One of the area’s quiet heroes received some well-deserved national recognition Thursday morning. more »»

‘Kitten season’: Be part of the solution

April 15, 2015 Lee County Animal Services is already gearing up for a time of the year that stresses staffers and animal lovers alike — “kitten season. more »»

Lee County is on the mend

April 1, 2015 The U.S. Census Bureau issued a release Thursday announcing the fastest-growing “metros” in the country. Cape Coral-Fort Myers — bascially Lee County — came in at No. more »»

Let the Sunshine in

March 18, 2015 “A popular government without popular information, or means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy, or perhaps bot. more »»

In memory of those who served at Iwo Jima

February 24, 2015 We shall defend this island with all our strength to the end. We shall take bombs and throw ourselves under the tanks to destroy them. We shall infiltrate the enemy’s lines and exterminate them. more »»

‘War powers’ request: No other option

February 17, 2015 Count us among those weary of war, tired of conflict, torn by an American military death count that has hit 6,839 in the War on Terror, mostly young service personnel 18 to 24. more »»

Rest in peace

December 30, 2014 For the wife and children of NYPD?Police Officer Rafael Ramos, Christmas held no joy this year. Nor has the holiday season been joyous for the widowed bride of Officer Wen Jian Liu. more »»

School Board action appropriate

December 16, 2014 Last Monday, the School District of Lee County received notice from the Florida Department of Education, Office of Inspector General, notifying the district that it had received a complaint allegin... more »»

 
 

 

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