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Higher interest rates and Hurricane Ian impacting sales

As we have pointed out in recent columns, the number of closed home sales in Cape Coral during the month of September and in the third quarter of this year had already declined sharply prior to Hurricane Ian due to the Federal Reserve’s war on inflation. When the Fed launched its heavy ...

A welcome to our new City Council

Cape Coral residents will see four of our neighbors sworn in to serve on the city’s elected board today at 4 p.m. Two, Mayor John Gunter and District 6 Councilmember Keith Long, are returning to their respective seats. Two, Bill Steinke and Patty Cummings, are newcomers but have business ...

What happened to the Red Wave?

To the editor: When did voters start to care more about abortion and “threat to democracy” than inflation, energy prices, cost of debt borrowing-mortgages and credit cards, grocery prices, crime, cost of living etc? Democrats are so proud of the fact more young people turned out to vote ...

Answers not forthcoming

To the editor: At the BoCC meeting on Oct.18, 2022, approval was given to Crowder Gulf for a five-year contract signed by the County Manager, Roger Desjarlais. The County Attorney, Richard Wesch, cited all sorts of resolutions which made it possible for the county manager to single handedly ...

Why include native plants in your landscape?

There are a number of reasons to include Florida native plants in your landscape, with two very important ones being the sustenance and shelter they provide to our native birds, butterflies, insects and other wildlife, and money savings for you. To be considered native, plants and other ...