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Protective gear policy for schools inches forward

The Emergency Requirement for Protective Gear policy came back before the school board Tuesday afternoon to continue the process of the permanent rule with some changes to the language. The new language within the policy includes “The procedures, or guidelines, shall expire as soon as the ...

Record-breaking number: 215,020 mail ballots to go out on Tuesday here in Lee

With election day right around the corner, the Lee County Elections Office is set to mail out a record-breaking 215,020 vote-by-mail ballots this coming Tuesday. With COVID-19 still present in the community, the elections office has urged those who do not feel safe enough to vote at polling ...

Updated: Military Museum announces closure date

A local portal to the military history of the United States will close next week, barring a last-minute miracle. Saying operations have been deeply impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Cape Coral’s Southwest Florida Military Museum & Library will to close to the public on the final day ...

Council reaches consensus on Yacht Club

Cape Coral City Council has reached a consensus on what it wants to see happen when the Cape Coral Yacht Club gets renovated as part of the city’s $60 million Parks Master Plan. And while the proposed three-story parking garage was among the main sticking points, the location of the boat ...

Trash pickup begins to bulk up in Cape Coral

Cape Coral residents now have a designated bulk item pickup day in a move by the city to help reduce waste left along residential streets. As the city embarks into a new contact with Waste Pro beginning Oct. 1, soft-runs of the new bulk pick up program have been talking place throughout the ...

Locals offer praise, respect for Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a long-time Supreme Court Justice and polarizing public figure, passed away last week after complications due to pancreatic cancer at the age of 87.  Ginsburg blazed the trail for women in her field, gender equality and women’s rights. She was warmly referred to as RBG ...

Three arrested in coupon fraud following FDLE investigation

Following an FDLE investigation, three individuals have been arrested and charged with operating a fraudulent coupon scam resulting in the theft of more than $30,000 at drug stores throughout central and south Florida. FDLE’s Sebring Field Office began investigating after being contacted by ...

City Council candidate forum set for Oct. 2

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted public gatherings of all kinds, including in-person candidate forums during an election year. On Monday, the Cape Coral City Council looked to change that, at least on the local level. Based on preliminary opt-in on the part of two local news organizations, ...