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One step forward, two steps back?

In November, Gov. Ron DeSantis made stops in Naples and Miami to announce a billion dollar-plus proposal to continue efforts for the restoration of the Everglades and water quality improvements. His proposal called for more than “$960 million for Everglades restoration and the protection of ...

Hope against hunger

An organization that has tackled the issue of world hunger by providing tools and training so small farmers can produce crops to feed themselves and their families will mark a big anniversary this weekend. North Fort Myers based ECHO will celebrate its 40th on Saturday at New Hope ...

‘Two cities working together’

In September 2018, after six years of back-and-forth, on-again-off-again negotiations that also involved the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the cities of Cape Coral and Fort Myers reached a 30-year water pact hailed by both sides. Randy Henderson, then mayor of Fort Myers, ...

Addiction is a community issue

Junkie. Druggie. Tweaker. Freak. Say “addict” and the labels often follow. Let us add a few more. Brother. Sister. Son. Daughter. Someone you love. If you don’t know that, God bless, you’re one of the lucky ones. Call it a choice, call it an illness, debate ...

… ‘we’re not there yet, but we will get there …’

If you want a free COVID rapid test that you can take at home to see if that slight cough and scratchy throat might be the new Omicron variant, you can get one. In theory. As part of a program announced by the Biden Administration, free rapid tests may be ordered at covidtests.gov with the ...

Public input in the search for a new superintendent

Most races for elective office draw lots of attention — as well they should. The candidates we elect to everything from federal and state office down to the smallest panel or board on the local level set policies, enact laws and decide how our money — and how much of it — will be ...

Roll up a sleeve

When Lee Health sends out a release telling the community it is in critical need of blood donations, we take the plea seriously. We run the release. We sometimes do a story. And we often issue a call to action here on the opinion page. Oftentimes the pleas come as seasonal residents, many of ...

Issue No. 1 for 2022? Housing

For health care and education professionals, and for those otherwise personally affected by the COVID-19 virus, the pandemic continued to have a grave impact on Lee Countians in 2021. The School District of Lee County continues to deal with the challenge of “learning loss” in our children ...

Merry Christmas to All

Christmas time at Cape Coral is an exciting and wonderful time of the year. Looking around our bustling community with hundreds of beautifully decorated homes, twinkling lights and landscaped parkways, it is difficult to realize this was a wilderness five years ago, and that Christmas of 1958 ...

60 and counting: Thank you!

The Breeze hit a major milestone this week — we marked our 60th anniversary as Cape Coral’s community newspaper on Tuesday. On Dec. 14, 1961, a Cape Coral couple, Dick and Sally Crawford, published Volume 1, No. 1 of the Cape Coral Breeze, the four-year-old community’s first “real ...