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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 »»

Vote Arnold A. Gibbs, School Board, District 1, Non-partisan race

August 17, 2010 Like many government entities across the state of Florida, the Lee County School Board is caught in the cross hairs of declining revenues and the need to maintain or even improve core... more »»

Vote Steven K. Teuber, School board, District 4, Non-partisan race

August 17, 2010 When Steven Teuber first ran for the Lee County School Board eight years ago he promised to bring a business-like approach to a system fraught with problem. more »»

Vote Elinor Scricca, School board, District 5, Non-partisan race

August 17, 2010 In the District 5 race for Lee County School Board, it is apparent that challenger Tom Scott has done his homework. We thank him for his preparedness and his desire to serve. more »»

Everyone can vote

August 10, 2010 Early voting for the Aug. 24 primary election opened Monday. more »»

Open government, open records

February 9, 2010 A group of parents at The Sanibel School is taking its allegations of bullying and intimidation by the public school’s administration to the state’s Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student... more »»

Support quake relief efforts

January 19, 2010 As Haitians begin burying their dead, an on-going relief effort is working to support the living. more »»

Dollars and sense

December 29, 2009 Santa’s visit has now been reduced to piles of pillage, bags of crumpled wrapping paper, refrigerators full of left-overs and the after-affects of sticker shock. more »»

County survey asks for input

December 1, 2009 One month into its new strategic planning process for the 2011 budget, Lee County officials are reaching out for public input. more »»

Have a Happy Thanksgiving

November 24, 2009 Thanksgiving, like Independence Day, is a true American holiday. more »»

Pray for the dead, and honor the living

November 10, 2009 Today we are a country in mourning. And Veteran’s Day this year will dawn in the haze of tragedy that surrounds senseless death. more »»



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