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Cape Coral City's Council's search for a new city manager has moved into the interview phase.Members of the elected board spent their Thursday in a series of one-on-one interviews with candidates for the city's top administrative post.Council as a whole will conduct follow-ups with each today, ...

Lest we forget

In Flanders Fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses row on row,That mark our place; and in the skyThe larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard amid the guns below.We are the Dead. Short days agoWe lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,Loved and were loved, and now we lieIn Flanders ...

Be aware: Watering restrictions in effect

May in Southwest Florida can be a mixed blessing in even normal times.The weather couldn't be better.The lovebugs couldn't be more annoying.And just when the front yard needs those sprinklers the most, the usual watering restrictions get taken to drought level.Yes, the lovebugs are back and so ...

Forward thinking, indeed

For those interested in what the Cape Coral City Council is looking for in its next city manager, pull up a chair and grab a beverage of choice -- the attributes list is long, the roster of specific qualifications, not so much.Council is essentially looking for a decisive, personable, ...

Facts, not Fear III

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday the first phase of his plan to reopen the state as the number of COVID-19 cases appear to wan.Saying it is built around his first priority -- maintaining the health and safety of all Floridians -- the governor extended his "Safer at Home" order until May ...

Collateral damage

As officials at the state and local level look toward a soft reopening of some public places, health officials are warning of a new normal."While we work together to determine the next steps, one thing we know is that reopening will not be a return to life as we knew it before COVID-19," Lee ...

A good first step

The city of Cape Coral took a good first step last Monday.With the immediate impact of coronavirus pandemic mitigation orders painfully felt by Cape businesses and residents, and the long-term affect on our economy unknown, Cape Coral City Council bumped authorization of an $850,000 capital ...

Our message to you

The past few weeks have been tough ones for Southwest Floridians.We've seen government operations pare down to the bare bones essentials, with offices closed and meetings and services moved online.We're seen many of our favorite businesses temporarily close or wholly revamp their operations to ...

Safer At Home

A "limited movement" mandate is now in effect throughout Florida.Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday issued an executive order that states that as of 12:01 this morning, those 65 and older and those medically at risk "shall stay at home and take all measures to limit the risk of exposure to ...

SWFL Stronger Together

State, county and local officials continue to stress the need for all of us to stay home to mitigate the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19.That's common-sense advice and, if everyone who could adhere did, there would be little need for what is likely coming: emergency stay-at-home edicts ...