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Federal policies are hurting the working poor

To the editor: In 2023 the Federal minimum wage is still $7.25 per hour, as it has been since 2009 when Barack Obama was president. Twenty-seven states are raising their minimum wage this year, but Georgia is still carving out an exception for certain employers to pay $5.15 per ...

Aren’t we lucky

To the editor: We are so blessed here in Lee County to have a Board of County Commissioners that has developed such an intimate relationship with the developers. It seems that no matter how many rules, regulations and laws that are broken and sidestepped, the commissioners seem to think they ...

Where are the bugs?

I have been noticing differences before and after Ian in our bug population. Can you imagine how hard it was for all the various insects to survive our tremendous tropical storm? Some seem to have done better than others. We had an explosion of gnats for a while, that we attributed to the ...

Cape’s luxury home sales slump in second half of 2022

The once booming Cape Coral luxury home market segment, which we define as single-family homes selling for $1 million and above, slowed dramatically with the market shift that occurred in the second half of 2022. Since, by our definition, most of our luxury homes tend to be either riverfront ...

Enhanced Life Estate Deed will provide easy transfer of title

Mr. Feichthaler: My husband and I prepared a living trust many years ago. As part of the process and to avoid probate, we deeded the property to the trust. Last year, my husband passed away, which leaves me as the sole trustee of the trust. I would prefer to simplify things and remove the ...

Road to recovery: Traditional events return

At the top of many Southwest Floridians’ wish lists this year is likely one common crave: normalcy. For Lee County’s hardest-hit communities and neighborhoods, that’s still a ways off as repairs, rebuilds and reopenings continue. But there is a glimmer — and then some — as some ...

Dangerous intersection must be closed

To the editor: The intersection of Burnt Store Road and Tropicana has become a dangerous intersection and needs to be closed to cross traffic. Between Jan 1 and today, Jan 10 there have been five accidents, one involving 10 vehicles. I was a court recognized traffic expert for 20 years and ...