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Decision to rescind vote, move in a different direction applauded

September 9, 2014 Less than a week after voting to “opt out” of statewide testing requirements, the School Board of Lee County rescinded that vote with an eye toward a more measured approach. more »»

School Supply Drive a good cause to rally around

July 2, 2014 The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools has invited the community to join this year’s School Supply Drive, which runs through July 15. more »»

Hurricane season is here — be prepared!

June 18, 2014 Forecasters are predicting a “below average” hurricane season this year but local officials offer one salient reminder: It only takes one storm — and not a particularly bad one — to wreak havoc and... more »»

Soldiers: thank you for your service

April 2, 2014 As the U.S. military budget faces the chopping block and great reductions in troop levels to save money, American service men and women continue to pay the price for their service on our behal. more »»

Whew! FDEP decides not sell environmentally sensitive land

March 19, 2014 Area residents and officials who were opposed to the state selling environmentally sensitive land it had previously purchased on Cayo Costa and North Captiva can breathe a sigh of relie. more »»

And they’re off...

March 5, 2014 The ballot for the upcoming special general election and related primary for the congressional seat vacated by former House Rep Trey Radel was finalized Wednesday. more »»

For the good of all, Radel should resign

November 27, 2013 “I’m sorry, I have no excuse for what I’ve done, and I’m not going to try to make any excuses for what I’ve done... I’ve let down our country. I’ve let down our constituents. more »»

There’s still time for input on Cayo Costa

October 11, 2013 Area residents who have an opinion on whether the state should retain or sell environmental lands on Cayo Costa and North Captiva in the hope of buying “better” sites who knows where, still have an... more »»

Cape, Mariner bands need our support

September 25, 2013 The Mariner High School Silver Magic Marching Band and the Cape Coral High School Marching Seahawks have been nominated to take part in the 2014 National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C. more »»

County should not raid Conservation 20/20 funds

September 4, 2013 After saying no to a similar proposal in April of 2011, the Lee County Board of County Commissioners is again looking to tap tax dollars earmarked for the purchase of environmentally sensitive land. more »»

A time to mourn, a time for thanks

August 14, 2013 The Southwest Florida law enforcement community mourned the loss of one of its own this past weekend. Sgt. more »»

Be aware, take care, schools open Thursday

August 7, 2013 Public schools open across Lee County next Thursday. An estimated 86,000 students, ranging from kindergarten through high school, will return to the classroom as the new school year gets under way. more »»

Creating care packages for our troops

June 26, 2013 Although the war in Afghanistan is winding down, we still have troops deployed. And these men and women, particularly those on the front line, still need us. more »»

Unemployment findings justified; state compliance overdue

June 5, 2013 The first of a pair of legal challenges to the state of Florida’s legislature “modernized” unemployment compensation process has been deemed a violation of federal civil rights and... more »»

Residents urged to vaccinate their pets

May 22, 2013 A “spike” in the number of puppies testing positive for an often fatal, yet preventable, virus has prompted Lee County Domestic Animal Services to warn pet owners they need to vaccinate their pets. more »»

Congratulations to the Class of 2013!

May 15, 2013 More than 6,000 Lee County students will pass the single most important milestone in their young lives beginning this weekend — high school graduation. more »»

Vote Romney for president

October 31, 2012 Before casting your vote in the election for president, ask yourself two questions: First, is the United States better off today than four years ago? Even more important, will you be better off four... more »»

Animal services needs some help

May 16, 2012 Pets prowling alleys and byways looking for love or adventure may make great Disney movies but it’s tough stuff in real life. more »»

Heed the warning — get pets vaccinated for rabies

May 2, 2012 The death of a horse in North Fort Myers two weeks ago has the Lee County Health Department urging rabies vaccinations for pets and livestock. more »»

Spring Training benefits huge for county, state

April 25, 2012 Whether you agree the county commission made a wise decision when the board decided to keep Boston Red Sox Spring Training in Lee County or argue that the “bed tax” money used to fund the $77. more »»

 
 

 

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