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Facts, not Fear IV

Gov. Ron DeSantis and Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees have a uniquely 2020 Fourth of July holiday weekend message for Floridians: Avoid the "Three Cs" -- Closed Spaces, Crowded Places and Close-Contact Settings.And wear a mask in public.In a joint statement released Thursday morning that also ...

Wistful thinking

The COVID-19 pandemic has snaked its tentacles into all we take -- or took -- for granted.We, as a community and as a state, have endured major disruptions to public education and our economy, including front-line workers and the many, many deemed "non-essential."We all have watched the numbers ...

Meet the candidates

The Breeze is committed to providing abundant election coverage, particularly for the Cape Coral City Council races.To that end, we begin today with an introduction of the candidates and will move next week into issue-related Q&As. We present these graph style by City Council seat so ...

Tone deaf

Cape Coral City Council received a revenue and expenditures update Monday.The current "sustainability" numbers were a mixed bag.Revenue from property tax levies were good with most of the money expected already collected.Cape Coral's second property tax revenue source -- excuse us, fire ...

George Floyd

..."We lost a life in our community on Tuesday his name was George Floyd. George did not deserve to die! Never in the world should a non violent 911 call equate to the death of patron! Never should our black people feel that they are in danger of their life if the police are present! Never ...

Follow the money

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 ...