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Commissioners keeping eye on projects, taxes

This year has been unlike any before it. Each of us has had to deal with unbelievable challenges, and as a nation, we have faced uncertainty about the future. One thing Lee County residents can be certain about is that their local government will provide them with a balanced budget and will ...

Gardening for butterflies

news@breezenewspapers.com Fall is a great time for butterflies in Cape Coral! Their number and variety are at their highest. As I walk by my garden on this sunny day, late in the morning, I see a number flying about. A couple of deep orange and black monarchs are twirling upward around each ...

When paying your tax bill, earlier is better

Dear Mr. Feichthaler: With property tax bills on the horizon, I was wondering if you advise your clients to pay in November, or wait until the last moment. And, when is the last moment? — Jerry A. Dear Jerry: Now that the county, city and other taxing agencies have set their tax rates ...

August home sales and prices stay strong in the Cape

The number of closed single-family home sales in Cape Coral during the month of August were down a bit from this July, except in sailboat access canal homes, which came in higher. At the same time, in our overall market the number of closed home sales this August easily set a new record as the ...

Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce got its start in 1961

The first days of what is now the Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce had a “Quirk,” but shed “light” on what would become an organization that now serves approximately 860 members. As the city celebrates 50 years of incorporation in 2020, the chamber helped create the groundwork for ...

She lived righteously

Today, in her death, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will mark another first for her gender — she will be the first woman to lie in state in the Capitol and only the second Supreme Court justice to be so honored. And somewhere today, she is, perhaps, smiling as she closed her ...

Data, technology and sustainable growth

To the editor: The future of any city nowadays, in my opinion, relies a great deal upon what attention is given to these three things. America as a whole was and continues to be built by local leadership and local initiatives. Our city’s elected leadership, therefore, ought to be best ...

What I like about Joe Biden and why I will vote for him

To the editor: I have repeatedly seen Joe Biden exhibit humility, modesty and a sincere pride in his humble beginnings. I can relate to that and the fact that neither of us have had an Ivy League education. As a lifelong public servant, he has demonstrated the integrity to be trusted to do ...

Who would Washington choose?

Who would Washington pick as president? By Washington I mean the father of our country. I would like you to think about it. You’re in Philadelphia in 1787 with a group of men and you just won a war for independence and are now in a debate to set the laws that will make the foundation of a new ...

Stay tuned…

To the editor: Political advertising is exaggeration at its extreme. Everyone does it and it must work with enough for people to throw $1.4 billion just at the Senatorial races to date. For all political offices it could be in the range of $5-10 billion. Exaggeration is one thing but some ...