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A time to give pause

June 22, 2016 We label them “victims.” We reduce them to statistics. And far too many of us are quick to use them as fodder to foster a political agenda of choice. more »»

Hurricane season is here — be prepared

June 8, 2016 Forecasters are predicting an “average” hurricane season this year but we offer one salient reminder: It only takes one storm — and not a particularly bad one — to wreak havoc and impact our lives. more »»

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 »»

Getting a flu shot makes sense

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 »»

Shop locally ... and remember those in need

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 Southwest Florid. more »»

Nations must unite to battle terrorism

November 25, 2015 French President Francois Hollande is absolutely correct: Civilized nations, even those with long, sometimes bitter records of rivalry, must unite if we are to destroy Islamic terroris. more »»

Preserving Southwest Florida’s ‘paradise’

September 2, 2015 Lee County has an abundance of preservation and conservation properties. more »»

Area residents urged to vaccinate their pets

August 5, 2015 The Florida Department of Health Lee County has issued a rabies alert in the wake of a confirmed case of the disease in a cat in Lehigh Acres last week. more »»

Pact is no shining beacon of peace

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

Misappropriation of Amendment 1 funds

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

Spend Amendment 1 tax dollars where intended

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 »»

Habitat volunteer extraordinaire

April 22, 2015 One of Cape Coral’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 »»

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 came in at N. more »»

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 31, 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 »»

Vote No on school board ‘expansion’ proposal

October 29, 2014 Lee County voters are being asked whether substantive changes should be made to the makeup of the School Board of Lee County. more »»

Vote No on term limits

October 29, 2014 Lee County voters are being asked whether they would like to limit the number of consecutive terms a Lee County commissioner may serve. more »»

Vote Teuber in District 4 Lee School Board race

October 29, 2014 The School District of Lee County easily holds a position at the pinnacle of regional enterprise. With a budget of $1.3 billion and a daily cost-of-operation obligation standing at $. more »»

 
 

 

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