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It’s our fight

In neighboring Cape Coral, Councilmember Jessica Cosden reached out to the community this week with a message from the heart: As the pandemic continues, please stay vigilant when it comes to protecting yourself and others. The elected official tested positive for COVID-19 late last week after ...

Freedom’s Sentinel

President Joe Biden told us on Monday he faced two choices: ... either follow through on an agreement wrought between President Donald Trump and the Taliban to withdraw the remaining 2,500 or so U.S. troops in Afghanistan “or be prepared to go back to fighting the Taliban in the middle of the ...

Little feet hit the street: Drivers, put safety first

More than 89,000 students were back in the classroom this week as Lee County schools opened its doors to a new school year. The district’s 11th-hour mask mandate generated most of the back-to-school safety discussion as kids donned their “work clothes” and shouldered spanking-new ...

Missing a pet? Do not delay

Twenty-nine dogs. Thirty-two cats. And one black bunny. All listed Thursday among the missing pets who are waiting for their families to track them down and bring them home. Before the clock runs out. Lee County Domestic Animal Services has a number of responsibilities. It handles nuisance ...

United we must stand

To say the Army Corps of Engineers’ plan of choice to manage Lake Okeechobee over the next decade or so was greeted with mixed reviews this week might be the PC understatement of the year. The Corps’ selection of Alternative CC —aka Balanced Alternative CC— over five other options for ...

Summer giving

Summer in Southwest Florida has lots going for it for those of us who embrace the sunshine or love nothing better than the sound of a late-afternoon thunder-boomer. Less crowded beaches. Shorter lines, if any, at our favorite spots to grab a bite or sit and linger. More time for, well, most ...

Step in the right direction

While Florida’s politicized Parent’s Bill of Rights bill grabbed headlines and split mostly along party lines, another parental rights bill long in the works finally — finally and unanimously — was signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Ron DeSantis. SB 590, aka the School Safety bill, went ...

Kudos to the Class of 2021

Approximately 5,000 students across Lee County will mark the culmination of their high school careers starting tonight. Graduation ceremonies are a milestone occasion and, as we do every year, we add our congratulations to the abundance of felicitations that rightfully should come their ...

In remembrance

For generations of American families, Memorial Day is the most personal of holidays. First called Decoration Day and marked by the “decoration” of military graves following the Civil War, the remembrance has evolved into a national holiday to remember those who have died in the line of ...

Local organizations invest in the future

One year after the COVID-19 pandemic put a kibosh on most end-of-the-school year celebrations, ceremonies and events, things are back to near-normal for recognition programs hosted by area organizations. The Chamber of Commerce of Cape Coral Education Committee held its 29th Annual ...