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A life-saving partnership

Tucked among the "consent" items on this week's Lee County Board of County Commissioners agenda was an item with a whole lot of impact for the residents of Cape Coral.As part of that "housekeeping" roster, the county elected board approved an interlocal agreement with the city of Cape Coral to ...

The fiscal impact of admin bucks

For the Cape Coral Police Department, Monday likely was a very good day.First, Cape Coral City Council finally approved the much- debated noise ordinance the department had sought -- and then some.Council, with members John Cariosica and Jessica Cosden dissenting, OK'd a plethora of new ...

Be careful what you ask for

Cape Coral City Council on Monday will again consider bringing six lots the municipality owns in Matlacha into the city limits.The annexation do-over for the 5.37-acre site is coming before Council again because the city badly bungled its first attempt by failing to follow the proper procedure ...

Season of giving

Despite the popularity of online purchasing, despite the fact that -- no surprise -- nearly 40 percent of consumers no longer wait for Thanksgiving and Black Friday sales, today still remains the kickoff for the holiday shopping season for many of us.But not only does the aroma of stuffed ...

Much to be grateful for

Who doesn't love Thanksgiving?Family, friends and food -- slow-roasted turkey, heaping bowls of stuffing and oh, my, pumpkin pie! -- Thanksgiving is an American holiday and American fairy tale, all in one.We gather, we give thanks, and we mark a tradition dating back nearly 400 years, when ...

Public records solar eclipse

If you're looking to check the employment history or educational background of your child's teacher and think a public records request might shed some light, you might want to strap on some night-vision goggles while you wait -- and wait -- for the documents: What passes for Government in the ...

Veterans need more than a ‘thank you for your service

Cape Coral will mark Veterans Day this year with a parade along Cape Coral Parkway, a luncheon at the Military Museum & Library, and a nighttime run over the Midpoint Bridge.As a Purple Heart City, the Cape and its residents treat current and former military personnel with respect and ...

FEMA ‘revenue’

Cape Coral City Council and taxpayers got a look Monday at possible projects that could be paid for with funds received or expected from FEMA to reimburse the city for cleanup costs related to Hurricane Irma.The city has received $9,797,585 to date from the federal agency with another ...

Interesting times ahead

Congressman Francis Rooney surprised a lot of people this week when he announced that he will retire at the end of his second term, thus opening the District 19 House seat for a new rep to be elected in the 2020 General Election.The congressman cited two reasons for his decision not to seek ...

Ah, Oktoberfest!

There's no crispness in the air.No tinge of yellow, orange or red dappling the trees.But the signs of autumn - Southwest Florida style - will be readily apparent this weekend:Crisp potato pancakes.Schnitzel freshly fried.And beer. By the pitcher and by the stein.Cape Coral's six-day Oktoberfest ...