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Low second quarter condo supply squeezing buyers

The main takeaway with the monthly unsold supply numbers for the Cape Coral condo market is that our inventory remains at abnormally low levels by every historical standard, leaving us deeply entrenched in a seller’s market. This lack of condo supply continues to put competitive pressure on ...

Little feet hit the street: Drivers, put safety first

More than 89,000 students were back in the classroom this week as Lee County schools opened its doors to a new school year. The district’s 11th-hour mask mandate generated most of the back-to-school safety discussion as kids donned their “work clothes” and shouldered spanking-new ...

Guest Commentary: A Hail Mary for Mattie May

To the editor: To say I love Mattie May doesn’t come close to expressing how much this beautiful, vulnerable dog means to me, and I have no doubt many of us have gotten to know Mattie May over the past several months. I remember when the call came through that a dog who uses wheels needed ...

Student mask mandate

To the editor: I am a retired educator, supervisor and coordinator originally from Maryland, and my wife and I are appalled at the lack of concern Governor DeSantis has demonstrated for the health and safety of our citizens—especially our youth. I have the following questions for the ...

Not impressed

To the editor: It has been 6 months of Biden’s leadership and it’s now fair to judge his performance. His approval ratings are on the downswing. The honeymoon is over. Inflation is spiraling. Last month it was 4.5% compared to last year’s monthly rise of .125%. That is 36 times ...

Time to brake the crazy train

To the editor: Headline: “Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s office said Monday that the state Board of Education could move to withhold the salaries of superintendents and school board members who disregard the governor’s executive order prohibiting mask mandates for school ...

For shame

To the editor: The White House celebrated Pride Month in June but ignored Purple Heart Day. The clock struck midnight on Aug. 8 Eastern time without an official recognition of Purple Heart Day. Purple Heart Day. The White House official channel was silent on the matter of honoring our ...

Weeds: The gifts(?) that keep on giving

"A weed is a plant that is not only in the wrong place but intends to stay." -- Sara Stein I have a love-hate relationship with those plants I consider to be out of place in the landscape. They are nothing if not cunning. They crop up uninvited and have staying power, seemingly content in ...

Is an open permit an issue for closing on a property?

Dear Mr. Feichthaler: I am under contract to purchase a home in Cape Coral, and a open permit is on the property for some minor electrical work. The closing is in a few days, should I ignore it and close, or request an extension so the seller can close it out? — Paul H. Dear Paul: Your ...