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Army Corps of Engineers starts Lake O releases

nmayberg@breezenewspapers.com Due to rising lake levels, the Army Corps of Engineers began releases from Lake Okeechobee Wednesday afternoon, sending water west into the Caloosahatchee and east into the St. Lucie estuaries. Colonel Andrew Kelly, commander of the Jacksonville district for the ...

Trump: ‘We are prevailing’ against virus

nmayberg@breezenewspapers.com President Donald Trump pledged to have a vaccine for the coronavirus — which he labeled the “China virus” — by the end of the year, at an invitation-only event at the Luminary Hotel’s Caloosa Sound Convention Center in downtown Fort Myers Friday. Trump ...

Early voting under way in Lee County

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com Early voting for the 2020 General Election is under way. Local residents have through Oct. 31 to submit their ballots at 11 different sites across Lee County prior to the Nov. 3 General Election.  In a release, Lee County Supervisor of Elections Tommy Doyle said ...

PILOT seniors focus on benefiting others, environment

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Because middle school and high school students are required to complete a number of community service hours per year, Pine Island Leaders of Tomorrow (PILOT) mentor Nichole Pinchon encourages her students to focus on the things that will benefit others and the ...

New millage rate adopted by Fire Board

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com At the final budget hearing of the Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Control District on Sept. 30, the board voted unanimously to adopt a lower operating millage rate of 3.5500 mils, which is less than the rollback rate of 3.6085 mils, a 1.62 percent decrease. The ...

Task Force urges continuation of social distancing, other safety measures

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com At its meeting Monday, Oct. 5, the Pine Island Task Force discussed the importance of local businesses practicing continued safety precautions despite the Phase 3 juncture issued by Gov. Ron DeSantis. “The concept of the requirements of a business, versus ...

Bokeelia woman opens new Century 21 Sunbelt Realty office in Cape Coral

news@breezenewspapers.com One Bokeelia woman found her niche three years ago when she stumbled upon the right real estate company that fit that sense of community in which she enjoys. Kelly Perkins became the broker associate of Century 21 Sunbelt Realty in May after a new location opened at ...

MPO seeking public input

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com The Lee County’s Metropolitan Planning Organization is looking for the public’s assistance in laying some bedrock for the next 25 years. The MPO is seeking feedback via an online survey for Lee County residents regarding the 2045 Long Range Transportation ...

Senior Expo set for Oct. 15 at Coral Ridge Event Center in Cape Coral

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com Baby boomers looking for information on heath and life insurance, as well as other benefits and services will find what they looking for in one place next week. Earp Enterprises, a national marketing organization for Medicare, life, health and retirement ...