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Thank you

The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools has announced its 34th Annual Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program finalists. There are 30 of them, scattered among public schools throughout the county with a dozen here in the West Zone. Our congratulations -- and thanks -- to ...

The gift of life

Lee Health issued an urgent call to our community this week: The need for blood donations is critical. To supply the needs of the health care system’s four acute care hospitals—Cape Coral Hospital, Gulf Coast Medical Center, HealthPark Medical Center and Lee Memorial Hospital and its ...

Yes, ‘our’ president

Many of us cast our ballot for Joe Biden. Many of us did not. As of today, it does not matter. At noon on Wednesday, Mr. Biden was sworn into office, becoming our 46th President. The key word here is “our.” Whether Mr. Biden was a particular voter’s candidate of choice is no longer ...

Welcome, Mayor Gunter

Cape Coral City Council on Wednesday filled the vacancy left in the wake of Mayor Joe Coviello’s death. The elected board reached into its existing panel to tap one of its own, Councilmember John Gunter, mayor pro tem and one of Council’s more experienced members. The city’s charter, ...

Dedicated

Some time after his election in 2017, Mayor Joe Coviello invited a member of our newsroom team to his office at City Hall. As it had in under past administrations, the office bore all the traditional trappings of position. The gatekeeper outside the door. The substantial span of the ...

Step up

… “At this hour, our democracy is under unprecedented assault — unlike anything we've seen in modern times. An assault on the citadel of liberty. The Capitol itself. An assault on the people's representatives and the Capitol Hill police sworn to protect them. And the public servants ...

Time again

Seventy years ago, a then-freshman senator from Maine addressed what she saw as unbridled political opportunism rearing within her own party. Margaret Chase Smith, in the budding days of what has come to be known as McCarthyism, took a stand against her party’s shooting star, delivering a ...

Message of hope

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out ...

No home for the holidays

Led by Councilmember Jennifer Nelson, the new Cape Coral City Council has opened a discussion on homelessness in our community. Taking off her council member cap at a workshop session last week, Ms. Nelson stepped down from the dais to educate her fellow board members on a range of ways the ...

Remember the victims

In July of 2016, this space offered an editorial that hit hard at the heart of our editorial board members, parents and grandparents that we were. Our community — yes, our community although the incident that prompted its writing occurred “over the bridge” in Fort Myers” — was ...