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Spencer Roach announces he will not seek reelection

Spencer Roach announced today that he will not seek reelection to the Florida House of Representatives. Roach, a North Fort Myers resident, represents District 76, which encompasses parts of Lee, Charlotte and DeSoto counties. He was first elected in 2018 and subsequently reelected ...

Teen accused of making threat to ‘shoot up’ two Cape schools

A 16-year-old youth was arrested Wednesday after Cape Coral Police received multiple calls that "an unknown child" had used Snapchat to send out a threat to shoot up Cape Coral High School and Mariner High School today. Officers met with one of the callers, a concerned father and son, at Kurt ...

Cape Coral eyes affordable housing program funding

The city of Cape Coral is looking to take part in a single-family housing development program that has funding available in Lee County. Cape Coral City Council members agreed Wednesday they would like to pursue the application process for single-lot housing units in the Cape. The discussion ...

Council to continue discussion on compensation referendum

Cape Coral City Council will continue its discussion on whether to place a charter amendment dealing with council compensation on the November ballot. The proposed change, which would allow Council to set its salaries via an ordinance, received mixed results from board members Wednesday, with ...

On a mission | Cape Coral Caring Center aids families in need

Over the past year-plus filled with hardships, economic downturn, and a major hurricane, a Cape Coral non-profit has committed to helping those in need while going above and beyond in their service to community. The Cape Coral Caring Center has stood firm in its commitment to support and ...

Debate on boat canopy regulations continues

Cape Coral City Council deadlocked on Wednesday on how to move forward with allowing for permanent boat canopy structures. The board decided to bring back its current regulations for a future discussion to address height requirements on metal supports and frames, as well as fabric canopies. ...

Out with the old: Demolition begins

Structures at Cape Coral’s Yacht Club Community Park began to come down Wednesday, a first step city leaders say will lead to a new focal-point destination. The Tony Rotino Center, named for the city’s longest-tenured council member, was the first major structure to be demolished. It was ...

Cape Council weighs funding options for city’s charter school system

With 1,000 children on the waiting list for its academically successful charter school system, the city of Cape Coral is looking at alternative funding sources to keep the municipal system on sound financial ground while mitigating taxpayer subsidies. Mayor John Gunter said at Wednesday’s ...

Cape Council supports moving meetings to mornings

With the support from all but two of its members, Cape Coral City Council plans to move its voting meetings to a morning start time. The consensus was that city business should take place during business hours. “Meetings during the day is more appropriate,” said Councilmember Jessica ...

Single-member district referendum request fails to garner support

Cape Coral City Council said thank you — but no thank you — to a resident-proposed single-member district petition Wednesday. Council members questioned whether there would be any benefit to residents as currently, voters cast a ballot for every member of the elected board where, under the ...