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There are issues to consider when renting your home

Mr. Feichthaler: I plan on renting my house for a few months this winter to make some extra cash. I will put the listing out on VRBO. While renting, I plan to stay with my son who also lives in Cape Coral. Are there any concerns I should have? — Andrew B. Dear Andrew: With a booming ...

Cape’s October home sales dip, median sales prices up

Despite an October dip in sales, the yearly total number of closed single-family home sales in Cape Coral through the end of October were only 207 sales shy of matching last year’s record of 6,080 home sales with two months to go in this year. This record-setting sales total in 2021 ...

Our tax dollars at work

To the editor: The city of Cape Coral is currently installing a world class Children’s Continuous Linear Swimming and Wading Pool on the west side of Skyline Boulevard southward from Pine Island Road. It is obviously designed to be climate conscious in that it requires no city water ...

Media found guilty in court of public opinion

To the editor: It started out with Kyle Rittenhouse being on trial. But, it ended up with only the mainstream media being found guilty. Right from the very beginning the media was at fault. They were joined in this beginning of injustice with the president of this country, Joe Biden. ...

Thank a journalist

To the editor: Of the many things to be grateful for this Thanksgiving, I would like to give a shout to courageous journalists, bloggers and those few independent newspapers still left in operation in this country. During the 20 years of the Vietnam War less than 20 journalists were ...

What’s in it for Florida?

To the editor: After Gov. DeSantis derided the infrastructure bill, calling it “pork barrel spending;” now he is complaining that there’s apparently not enough pork in it to suit him now that the bill has passed. Both Florida senators and all Florida Republican representatives ...

Elections were a wake-up call

To the editor: In this last election Democrats are seeking some unfathomable excuse for their steep loses in this off-off year elections. They lost big Minnesota, very big in Virginia and there was almost an upset in New Jersey. If you oppose defunding the police you’re racist. ...

The greatest threat to our democracy

To the editor: When I was little, my father, Edward Hughes, told me that when he was a boy, he caught whooping cough. He said it was the scariest moment of his life. Despite my Grandmother, a nurse’s best efforts, he and his brother both caught the virus. His mother and his father didn't ...

Legal immigration, not wide-open borders

To the editor: Isn’t about time that somebody told our Congressmen enough with the excuses, stop the flood gates through the border from Mexico; stop rewarding those who come here illegally with free welfare benefits and, least but not less, taking our Social Security monies and giving ...

Guest commentary: We have much for which to be thankful

To our community, With the winter holidays now vividly on the horizon, I would like to take a moment to send a special message about my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving. By definition, this holiday asks us to focus on “setting aside time to give thanks for one’s blessings.” During this ...