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One down, one to go

With the Primary Election now behind us, candidates are gearing up for the General Election in November. Voters should be, too. For Cape Coral residents, it’s an important election. Four Cape Coral City Council seats are on the Nov. 8 ballot which will feature runoffs in Districts 1 and 4 ...

Anniversary of a tragedy — and a travesty

As members of the Taliban celebrated the return of their heavy-handed and violence-fraught regime, many of the families of those who served during America’s longest war turned inward this week. We recalled the sacrifices made by our sons, our daughters, our spouses, our parents and many ...

School safety begins with us

School district and local law enforcement had a joint message this week: School safety is their top priority. Officials here say campus safety has been ramped up with additional training provided and more preventative measures implemented. “Our staff has worked diligently to secure ...

First day of school — and what’s coming next

Close to 100,000 students will enter the doors of a Lee County public school on Wednesday as the 2022-23 school year begins. With 96 traditional schools and 23 charters under its umbrella, the School District of Lee County is the ninth largest school district in the state and the 32nd largest ...

Housekeeping referendums

Cape Coral voters perusing their mail or sample ballot have more than candidates to consider as the Aug. 23 Primary Election approaches. In addition to various partisan primaries and School Board races, Cape Coral voters will decide a pair of proposed changes to the city of Cape Coral’s ...

Tax rate for taxing times?

Cape Coral City Council got a look at five budget scenarios Wednesday, each based on a tax rate that ranged from the current 6.25 mills to the rollback rate of 5.3694. Leaving the tax rate the same — which would bring in more money because taxable property valuations have increased again, ...

An honor long overdue

The statue of a woman born to parents who were former slaves took its place this week in the National Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol. The statue of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune — a heart-felt believer in education for all who became a driving force for civil rights and an advisor to five ...

Meet the candidates for Cape City Council

The Breeze is committed to providing abundant election coverage, particularly for the Cape Coral City Council races. To that end, we began last week with an introduction of the candidates and move this week into our issue-related “Questions of the Week.” We present these graph style by ...

Red White & BOOM! Cape’s hometown bash

Cape Coral’s annual Independence Day street party, Red, White & BOOM! — the largest Fourth of July bash in Southwest Florida — is set for Monday. Featuring continuous live entertainment, numerous food and drink vendors and the biggest, the best, fireworks display in Southwest ...

Big boots to fill

Lee County is among Florida’s more diverse. We have cities, both historic and new. We have beachfront communities and some of the best beaches in the world. We have environmentally sensitive areas, both waterfront and inland. Add in rural communities, farming acreage and rock mines — and ...