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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 ...

In remembrance

For generations of American families, Memorial Day is the most personal of holidays. First called Decoration Day and marked by the “decoration” of military graves following the Civil War, the remembrance has evolved into a national holiday to remember those who have died in the line of ...

Investing in the future

One year after the COVID-19 pandemic put a kibosh on most end-of-the-school year celebrations, ceremonies and events, things are back to near-normal for recognition programs hosted by Cape Coral organizations. The Chamber of Commerce of Cape Coral Education Committee held its 29th Annual ...

Panic fueling lines at the pumps

There is no gas shortage in Florida. There is no gas shortage in Cape Coral. Well, yes, there was a lack of fuel as of Wednesday evening and Thursday morning, but it was not due to a shortage of gasoline. The lack of gas at some stations has been caused by what The AAA Auto Club calls ...

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 ...