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Vote Teuber in District 4 Lee School Board race

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 $3.5 million, make no mistake - it is a major business, employing an estimated 10,600 full- and part-time ...

Vote yes on Amendment 2

In November, Florida voters will decide whether the state will join nearly two dozen others in legalizing the use of marijuana for medical purposesAmendment 2, a grassroots initiative - no pun intended - came to the ballot the hard way, through petition and the collection of more than 683,971 ...

Get flu shots ‘early’ this year

Fever.Chills.Fatigue.Muscle aches and more.While the "peak months" won't start until the new year, flu season is under way and officials recommend that "everyone over 6 months old" get vaccinated now.Adults 65 and older, children younger than 2, and those with chronic health conditions are ...

Don’t let pets roam

There are lots of reasons to keep cats inside rather than letting them roam.And the latest should make even non cat-lovers wince.It seems that here in Lee County, coyotes find felines to be a tasty treat.Lee County Domestic Animal Services has confirmed that the "severed remains" of three cats ...

Decision to rescind vote, move in a different direction applauded

Less than a week after voting to "opt out" of statewide testing requirements, the School Board of Lee County rescinded that vote with an eye toward a more measured approach.We applaud that decision and thank board member Mary Fischer for bringing the issue back to the table and for doing so so ...

School Supply Drive a good cause to rally around

The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools has invited the community to join this year's School Supply Drive, which runs through July 15.It's a good program and the Foundation has made a strong argument for participation.According to a release from the non-profit dedicated to school-based ...

Hurricane season is here — be prepared!

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 impact our lives.As many as nine named storms are predicted for hurricane season this year, as ...

Soldiers: thank you for your service

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 behalf.This week, another serviceman received a hero's welcome when he came to spend some time with family ...

Whew! FDEP decides not sell environmentally sensitive land

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 relief.The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is no longer pursuing its plans to sell parcels ...

And they’re off…

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.Republicans residing in Congressional District 19, which encompasses much of Lee County and parts of Collier, will have their choice ...