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A tale of two subsidies

The city of Cape Coral on Wednesday entered into a public-private partnership for the operation of Sun Splash Family Waterpark, the city’s decades-old venture into the attractions industry City Council’s decision to lease the park to an outside vendor rather than continue as ...

Time for flu shots

As COVID-19 case numbers again show improvement after a summer spike, Lee Health officials have issued a companion health alert for residents: “Avoid a ‘twindemic’: Get your flu vaccination.” Citing the Florida Department of Health in its healthy news blog posted at leehealth.org, Lee ...

Risk Rating 2.0: Waves, ripples or premium tsunami?

After years of postponement, FEMA has revamped the risk factors on which flood insurance rates are determined. “FEMA is updating the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) risk rating methodology through the implementation of a new pricing methodology called Risk Rating 2.0.,” an ...

Roll up a sleeve

For at least the second time is six months, Lee Health has issued an urgent call to our community: The need for blood donations is urgent. “Lee Health is seeking blood donations to help replenish supply levels,” system officials said in a plea made earlier this week. “Current blood ...

Plan to pay more, ‘diversification’ or not

With the city of Cape Coral’s second and final budget hearing continued to next Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 5:05 p.m., Cape residents have one more opportunity to make their views known on a near $1 billion fiscal plan that, as tendered, includes an approximate 17 percent boost — almost $43 ...

Incentivize voluntary vaccination

With hospital systems, including Lee Health, pleading for help due to the surge in COVID cases, President Joe Biden has released his six-pronged Path Out of the Pandemic Plan. Among the highlights are components to vaccinate the unvaccinated, protect those who are vaccinated, safely keep ...

In memory

This Saturday, on the 20th year after what we have come to call 9/11, let us remember. Not the actions of the those who woke the world to their terrorist agenda with a cowardly act of mass murder. But the deaths of the innocents who died in New York, in Washington D.C., and in a field in ...

Labor Day 2021: Front-line workers continue to sacrifice

Monday is Labor Day, a holiday spun, literally, from the blood, sweat and tears of common workers who had the most American of thoughts: That their efforts had value and that their collective effort, as the U.S. Department of Labor now recognizes, contributes to “the strength, prosperity, and ...

It’s our fight

Cape Coral Councilmember Jessica Cosden reached out to the community this week with a message from the heart: As the pandemic continues, please stay vigilant when it comes to protecting yourself and others. The District 7 council member tested positive for COVID-19 late last week after her ...

Freedom’s Sentinel

President Joe Biden told us on Monday he faced two choices: ... either follow through on an agreement wrought between President Donald Trump and the Taliban to withdraw the remaining 2,500 or so U.S. troops in Afghanistan “or be prepared to go back to fighting the Taliban in the middle of the ...