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Some words to live by: Safer At Home

A "limited movement" mandate is now in effect throughout Florida.Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday issued an executive order that states that as of 12:01 this morning, those 65 and older and those medically at risk "shall stay at home and take all measures to limit the risk of exposure to ...

Public urged to help make ‘SWFL Stronger Together’

State, county and local officials continue to stress the need for all of us to stay home to mitigate the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19.That's common-sense advice and, if everyone who could adhere did, there would be little need for what is likely coming: emergency stay-at-home edicts ...

Share the facts and stop the fear

The impact of the new coronavirus pandemic is now affecting our day-to-day lives here in Lee County.Beaches, bars, parks, schools and most gathering places are closed. Restaurants can only provide take-out service.Grocery stores have shortened the number of hours they are open so that ...

Many thanks to Operation Open Arms

To the editor:This letter is to let everyone know our appreciation for the non-profit group Operation Open Arms (OOA), which generously donated a professionally guided fishing trip last week for my serving U.S. Army son. This group selflessly gives unconditional support to our troops and has ...

Abortion should not be taxpayer funded

To the editor:I'd like to speak to the idea that abortion is not tax funded. I am so glad there are those who want to get away from any "fake news" about abortion! Planned Parenthood is the nation's largest abortion provider and is supported by our tax dollars.Refer to the following: go to ...

Pelosi, grandstanding on funding for coronavirus spending bill

To the editor:I'd say grandstanding to push the market lower does nothing for us.This should be clear to everyone that states shutting down non-essential businesses has zero income to pay for their huge retirements as well as paying unemployment. What they do have is investments in stocks and ...

Facts, not fear: Monitoring coronavirus disease

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued some advice regarding the new coronavirus disease formally dubbed COVID-19: Share the Facts, Stop Fear.The top takeaway from the CDC fact sheet that can be found on the agency's website along with a wealth of information on ...

Lee Homeless Coalition message: You Count!

Temperatures dipping to the high 30s had longtime and thin-blooded residents digging out the sweaters and coats last week.Media outlets statewide also issued an only-in-Florida warning: Watch out for falling iguanas.Yes, when it gets cold, the invasive reptiles go into a stupor that makes it ...

Be careful what you ask for

Cape Coral City Council on Monday will again consider bringing six lots the municipality owns in Matlacha into the city limits.The annexation do-over for the 5.37-acre site is coming before Council again because the city badly bungled its first attempt by failing to follow the proper procedure ...

Have a happy Thanksgiving!

For some of us, the whole "pumpkin spice" thing is as old as childhood.A can or two of Libby's pumpkin, evaporated milk, a couple of eggs, sugar and the magic combination of cinnamon, ginger and ground cloves and oh, my, the mouthwatering scent of Thanksgiving eve!Whether we still make those ...