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United we must stand

To say the Army Corps of Engineers’ plan of choice to manage Lake Okeechobee over the next decade or so was greeted with mixed reviews this week might be the PC understatement of the year. The Corps’ selection of Alternative CC — aka Balanced Alternative CC — over five other options ...

The job market: Signs of the times

Some signs of the times: Press release: The Lee Clerk of the Courts is holding a career fair. Press release: The School District of Lee County has a critical need for bus driver applicants. Press release: Suncoast Credit Union is holding two job fairs. It’s looking to fill 100 ...

‘Good news’ for Cape taxpayers?

Cape Coral’s growth train is a triple engine express running on parallel tracks. In terms of population, people are moving here in droves with a released-this-week study by Porch.com placing Cape Coral in the No. 5 spot for midsized cities showing increases. Cape Coral, coming in behind ...

Post storm precautions

Tropical Storm Elsa breezed by Southwest Florida late Tuesday night before making landfall in Taylor County at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Lee County saw some wind, with gusts of 46 mph recorded at Tarpon Point in the Cape, and rain — a deluge of rain — Tuesday through Wednesday. Lee Countians ...

Step in the right direction

While Florida’s politicized Parent’s Bill of Rights bill grabbed headlines and split mostly along party lines, another parental rights bill long in the works finally — finally and unanimously — was signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Ron DeSantis. SB 590, aka the School Safety bill, went ...

Summer giving

Summer in Southwest Florida has lots going for it for those of us who embrace the sunshine or love nothing better than the sound of a late-afternoon thunder-boomer. Less crowded beaches. Shorter lines, if any, at our favorite spots to grab a bite or sit and linger. More time for, well, most ...

Baiting the hook?

If you plan to continue fishing from beneath one of Cape Coral’s bridges, get ready to buck up — the city has made casting a line there illegal and subject to a $50 fine. Saying the city has been receiving complaints of left-behind litter and trespass onto abutting private properties, ...

Milking the cash cow

Kudos to the members of Cape Coral City Council who understand that those who do not receive a service should not have to pay for it. The elected board on Wednesday rejected a redux on an ordinance just approved last month that changes the way property owners pay for backend solid waste ...

Sometimes, cash is king

Count us among those who believe that good, and affordable, insurance is the path to better health. Count us, too, among those who sometimes find sorting though the benefits provided confusing. Case in point: One of our team members, whose insurance package includes Medicare, supplemental ...

Kudos to the Class of 2021

Approximately 5,000 students across Lee County will mark the culmination of their high school careers starting tonight. Graduation ceremonies are a milestone occasion and, as we do every year, we add our congratulations to the abundance of felicitations that rightfully should come their ...