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Editorial | Best wishes to the Class of ’24

The Class of ’24 does not need to hear the classic gird- up-for-the-next-step-on-your-journey trope — these graduating seniors know very well that life not only is not “fair,” but it can dump literal piles of debris in one’s everyday path. In an interview with The Breeze regarding ...

Editorial | Thank you to city staff

It took a whirlwind of effort but the city of Cape Coral reached its original deadline Thursday, submitting to FEMA the answers the federal agency sought concerning floodplain compliance with rebuilding efforts following Hurricane Ian. Documentation for the remaining 54 properties Federal ...

Editorial | Cape Coral roulette

The city of Cape Coral loaded a round in the chamber and gave the cylinder a spin last week, imposing a moratorium on car washes and self-storage facilities despite warnings from the business community that the bans might be, well, illegal. Citing state statutes, including legislation which ...

Don’t blame animal services

We have come to dread the spring. Yes, we love the perfect temperatures — not too hot, not too cold. We enjoy the breeze on the lanai. But every year, just when the weather in Southwest Florida turns perfect — warm sunny days, cool breezy nights, we get the perennial notification: ...

Editorial | In Memory of the Cape Coral Yacht Club 1962-2024

The closed Ballroom may have been tarnished with signs of its impending fate nailed to its walls, the fountain may have been gutted to its bowels of pipes, but for the dozen or so Cape kids, Cape pioneers and others who attended the “In Memory of the Cape Coral Yacht Club” service Friday, ...

Editorial | Clarification, please

Cape Coral City Council discussed a pair of possible charter amendments during its workshop this week. The first would amend the section of the city’s governing document that sets base salaries for Council members with increases tied to inflation. The proposal would, instead, allow Council ...

Editorial | FEMA muddies recovery waters

Media Toolkit - FEMA Insurance Rating The aftermath of Hurricane Ian keeps coming in waves throughout Lee County. FEMA has now opened the floodgates to much higher insurance premiums for property owners hoping to protect their homes and businesses through what is predicted to be another ...

Editorial | Meeting ban policy must be rescinded

The city of Cape Coral is facing its first lawsuit pertaining to punitive policies that give City Council the authority to ban speakers ousted from meetings from attending subsequent sessions. We’re not surprised. We, in fact, questioned Council’s ability to impose prior restraint on free ...

Editorial | Catch the Vision

Trends, tips & forecasting — this year’s Cape Coral Catch the Vision fulfilled its promised look forward and more. Cape Coral is set to see projects that will provide the type of business and economic growth that would have seemed to be more dream than vision as little as a decade or ...

Editorial | Free Bird

Call us old or call us old school but the ZZ Top/Lynyrd Skynyrd show at Hertz Arena rocked the house Saturday night. The bill opened with Black Stone Cherry and closed with an encore performance of “Free Bird” to rousing applause and a guest appearance by Lee County’s own rock-star ...