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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 ...

Little feet hit the street: Drivers, put safety first

More than 89,000 students were back in the classroom this week as Lee County schools opened its doors to a new school year. The district’s 11th-hour mask mandate generated most of the back-to-school safety discussion as kids donned their “work clothes” and shouldered spanking-new ...

Missing a pet? Do not delay

Twenty-nine dogs. Thirty-two cats. And one black bunny. All listed Thursday among the missing pets who are waiting for their families to track them down and bring them home. Before the clock runs out. Lee County Domestic Animal Services has a number of responsibilities. It handles ...

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 ...