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Somber milestone

About a year ago, on Feb. 28, The Breeze published our first editorial on a new coronavirus dubbed COVID-19. The editorial shared the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s emphasis on the then new-to-the-U.S. disease: Share the Facts, Stop Fear. The facts then, from the CDC, ...

Guest Commentary: #StrongerTogether: All hands on deck

The year 2020 began like other years for many of us as we got back into the swing of things after our holiday break. In February, we began to see the headlines: “Confirmed coronavirus cases in all China regions,” “Coronavirus: Venice Carnival closes as Italy imposes lockdown,” and ...

Business success lies in prosperity for all

To the editor: Economic blindness amongst “conservatives” is presently yet another vicious pandemic. Look, the economic interests of business lie in the highest possible prosperity for everyone: Poor people can not purchase their production. Business should be doing everything possible ...

Welcome to Florida

To the editor: Florida’s beautiful weather, no state income tax and all-around wonderful quality of life is bringing many people from across the country to relocate here. I have noticed a trend that is alarming and for those of you who moved from Northeastern states and other states where ...

Food for thought

To the editor: I think it an outdated, puritanical notion that work alone should be rewarded. I am not opposed to giving away food to the hungry and having the government create debt to subsidize the underemployed. But COVID-19 relief should not be about give-aways to business. That is not ...

‘Some clarification on heroism’s demise’ redux

To the editor: In 1987 Rick Scott started Columbia; in 1994 his company merged with HCA Tennessee. Together they purchased hundreds of hospitals, home health locations and surgery centers in Texas. He was the CEO of the company until 1997. After he learned earlier that year that the federal ...

Be a friend to wildlife

To the editor: Because of the pandemic, the Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife has decided to have a silent auction. This auction will probably be the only major fund raiser we will have this year.We will miss our Burrowing Owl Festival. Ahh, next year. Here are just a few of the things you may ...

Building a bridge to early learning success

Parents of children set to start kindergarten this fall have a new option for their little ones — Young Five. It’s a VPK-to-kindergarten “bridge program” for children whose birthdays make them eligible to start kindergarten — but just barely. Known as transitional kindergarten, ...