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RAISE-ing the bar

For the partisan-politics weary cynics among us who question whether those we elect can ever work across the aisle for the common good, the answer here in Florida is yes, in at least two instances this legislative session. And the common good is very good indeed. On Tuesday, Gov. Ron ...

Solution is in our hands

Spring in Southwest Florida is glorious but the pre-summer lull brings more than great weather and less crowded beaches. May heralds in what local animal shelters call “kitten season,” and no, all love for the fuzzy, furry little hairballs packed with cuteness aside, it’s not a welcome ...

Plan needs action

If numbers tell the story, the city of Cape Coral’s trash collection narrative can be counted among the horror genre. According to statistics provided by City Manager Rob Hernandez Wednesday night, the city has historically received an average of little more than three complaints per day ...

Roach clips medical marijuana

Saying Florida’s relatively new medical marijuana program “is a recreational drug program masquerading as a medical marijuana program,” House District 79 Rep. Spencer Roach has introduced legislation to address “the long-term societal carnage attendant with unfettered access to ...

Development plans for the South Cape

The South Cape Community Redevelopment Agency Board has taken a first step to bring two major projects to Cape Coral’s old downtown. The board approved non-binding letters of intent this week for a pair of unrelated developments, each calling for hundreds of apartments built over ...

Carioscia kept Cape Coral moving forward

When you’re running for the first time in a field of 19 candidates spread among four races, it’s hard to stand out. Former Cape Coral council member John Carioscia — then District 2 candidate John Carioscia — had little difficulty doing just that back in 2011. The election, as Cape ...

Roadway improvements: Beautification, safety — and ‘limited funds’

Median_Landscape_Design_Adopt_a_Median__-_COW_March_26_2021_-_Final Cape Coral City Council is scheduled to hear a staff presentation Friday morning outlining plans to help beautify city roadways. The median landscaping presentation on the agenda has been a while coming. Councilmember Dan ...

Keep public notices accessible to all

Are there any words more terrifying to us taxpayers than Ronald Reagan’s famously shared “I’m from the government and I’m here to help”? It always amuses us — and not in a good way — when self-proclaimed fiscally conservative, small government, pro-business politicians trot out ...

Meeting access should be easy for everyone

With the celebration of its 50th anniversary now behind it, the city of Cape Coral is looking ahead. Ahead to the development coming to the northern quadrants of the Cape where thousands upon thousands of yet-to-be-built-upon residential lots still remain. Ahead to the infrastructure ...

Somber milestone

About a year ago, on Feb. 28, The Breeze published our first editorial on a new coronavirus dubbed COVID-19. The editorial shared the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s emphasis on the then new-to-the-U.S. disease: Share the Facts, Stop Fear. The facts then, from the CDC, ...