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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 »»

Incentive goals lacking specific measures for student achievement

October 4, 2011 The Lee County School Board has given its new superintendent five performance incentive goals for the upcoming year, all but one keyed to school or teacher achievement. more »»

Hiring a veteran is good for business

August 9, 2011 On Friday, President Obama announced his plan to provide incentives to businesses as part of an effort to put returning service men and women back to work in the private sector. more »»

Spreader challenge an environmental mistake

May 31, 2011 The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has rejected the City of Cape Coral’s forced application to replace the Ceitus barrier and boat lift, bringing full circle the debate on how to bes... more »»

Credible journalism

February 8, 2011 We have to confess, we’ve never been invited to join that amalgamated society dubbed “the media.” We don’t know the secret handshake. more »»

Be careful what you ask for

January 18, 2011 Just weeks after a majority of the parties involved in the North Spreader Ecosystem Management Agreement process agreed water quality in Matlacha Pass and Charlotte Harbor could be better protected... more »»


October 26, 2010 In addition to federal, state and local races, the Nov. 2 General Election ballot includes six proposed amendments to the state constitution. more »»

Local endorsements

October 19, 2010 Voters heading to the polls for the Nov. 2 General Election will decide a ballot plump with federal, state and local races. Floridians will elect a new U.S. more »»

Vote John Manning, County Commission, District 1, Republican Primary

August 17, 2010 Republican voters face some fine choices in the District 1 County Commission race which includes three candidates who have served voters well in the past. more »»

Vote Cecil L. Pendergrass, County Commission, District 2, Republican Primary

August 17, 2010 It’s time for a change in District 2. more »»



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