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State looks to shut down mulch site

news@breezenewspapers.com The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is asking a judge to shut down a North Fort Myers recycling facility officials say has been the site of a series of fires often visible from I-75 near the Bayshore Road exit. Bayshore Fire & Rescue has responded to more than two dozen since the beginning of the year and fire officials say MW Horticulture, at 17160 East St., meanwhile, has been operating without a permit since the state denied them one last December. Bayshore Fire Chief Larry Nisbet said fires have been pretty much continuous since the ...

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Kathleen Louise Perkins

Kathleen Louise Perkins, 77, of North Fort Myers, FL passed away April 11, 2021. Arrangements entrusted to Fuller Metz Cremation and Funeral Services. www.fullermetz.com

Letters to the Editor

Guest Commentary: The fight to save Florida’s Medical Marijuana Program

In 2016, Florida voters overwhelmingly expressed their desire for a safe and accessible medical marijuana program, and I am fighting to preserve the medical nature of the program that voters demanded. What we have now is a recreational drug program masquerading as a medical marijuana program, ...


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Guest Column: A Christmas Message to North Fort Myers

As we approach the end of a very unstable 2020, we all look forward to better things in 2021. However, during this past year, we as a community have managed to come together to help our fellow neighbor with sympathy and compassion in helping to ease the strain that 2020 has been placed upon ...