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Florida Commission on Ethics dismisses complaints against school board member

The Florida Commission on Ethics on Friday dismissed two complaints against a Lee County School Board member. The Commission found there was no probable cause to believe Board Member Christine Patricca misused her public position to prevent another board member from obtaining copies of public ...

Cape Council puts city manager on notice

Cape Coral City Council voted today to put City Manager Rob Hernandez on notice that his contract will not be renewed past its expiration date. In a special meeting called by Mayor John Gunter, the elected board voted 5-3 against extending Hernandez's three-year contract past its Aug. 11, 2023 ...

Update: Everest Parkway scheduled water main shutdown moved to Feb. 13

Update: The city of Cape Coral announced today the potable water main shutdown originally scheduled for Jan. 30, in the area of Everest Parkway from Del Prado to Southeast 26th Place, will now take place Monday, Feb. 13, at 9 a.m. The potable water main is expected to be turned back on by ...

Cape Coral Parkway East daytime lane closure Monday

On Monday, Jan. 30 at 8 a.m. the westbound right turn lane of Cape Coral Parkway East will be closed from Southeast 9th Place to Southeast 8th Court, and all of Southeast 8th Court will be closed, while utility crews investigate a possible leak at the intersection. This closure is expected ...

District eyes replacing Hector A. Cafferata elementary with a new K-8 school

Presented with four options for the future of hurricane-damaged Hector A. Cafferata Jr. Elementary, Lee County School board members favored building a new K-8 school at a location about three miles away from the current campus. The four options provided by district staff this week were Option ...

Department of Health issues precautionary swim advisory for county beaches

The Florida Department of Health in Lee County reissued its county wide precautionary swim advisory for all public beaches on Monday. As a result of Hurricane Ian, debris remains in area beaches, including debris buried under shallow sand and not immediately visible, the department stated. ...

‘Bloodstained Men’ to bring anti-circumcision protest to Cape Coral

An organization that travels to about 60 cities a year to protest against the circumcision of infants will come to Cape Coral Tuesday. The Bloodstained Men will share their message that "Everyone has a right to their own body" with a peaceful protest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Veterans Parkway ...

Paesano’s Italian Market says goodbye to the community with special sale

Paesano's Italian Market, a Cape Coral go-to for all things Italian, is closing its doors with a thank you to the community it has served for nearly four decades. Closed due to damage from Hurricane Ian, the market at 862 Lafayette St. opened Friday with a 50 percent sale on all shelf items ...

Remains found with sunken sailboat identified as missing Fort Myers Beach man

FORT MYERS (AP) — The Lee County Sheriff's Office has confirmed remains recovered from a sunken sailboat on Friday are those of a Fort Myers Beach man who was reported missing after Hurricane Ian. The Lee County Sheriff's Office said Sunday that the remains have been identified as James ...