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Best practices, by all means

April 28, 2017 Amidst the hubbub at the joint workshop between City Council and the Cape Coral Charter School Authority, the point of Monday’s sitdown got lost. more »»

 
 
 
Compromised health care

April 21, 2017 Legislation to enact a voter mandate to legalize medical marijuana moved forward this week. more »»

Donating blood a win-win good deed

April 14, 2017 The Easter holiday traditionally marks the end of “season” in Southwest Florida. more »»

The looking glass

April 7, 2017 Cape Coral City Council continued to wrangle this week with issues related its municipal charter school system. more »»

Now is the time

March 30, 2017 For the first time in more than two decades, the Cape Coral municipal ballot will not include an incumbent in the mayor’s race. more »»

Impact fee deferral incentive a win-win

March 24, 2017 Cape Coral City Council agreed this week to give a developer a concession. A pretty big one. more »»

Shadow government II

March 17, 2017 Ah, politics — and politicians. more »»

Shadow government

March 10, 2017 When a Friends of Wildlife T-shirt-wearing resident made another plea to City Council for “green space” preservation Monday, City Manager John Szerlag announced that he has ordered an appraisal for ... more »»

It’s time again to toss Lifeline a lifeline

March 3, 2017 Last year around this time we called attention to a Cape Coral charity with a unique mission. more »»

New role for Cape teens

February 24, 2017 Fourteen students representing six high schools attended by teens from Cape Coral are going to get a unique hands-on lesson in civics beginning today. more »»

Look for the license

February 17, 2017 To better protect homeowners, the city of Cape Coral has made it a lot easier to report possible unlicensed contracting. more »»

Take advantage of public input efforts

February 10, 2017 Cape Coral City Council boosted the amount time earmarked for input from the public this week. more »»

A better starting point

February 3, 2017 Just weeks after the Cape Coral Charter School Authority was criticized for not investing $. more »»

Here's hoping

January 27, 2017 Residents who think elected officials don’t always listen to voter mandates have good reason to cheer this week. more »»

‘A’ for effort

January 20, 2017 Sometimes proposals made with the best intent fail to make sense when emotions are pulled from the equation. more »»

Yes, ‘our’ president

January 20, 2017 Many of us cast our ballot for Donald Trump. Many of us did not. As of today, it does not matter. At noon, Mr. Trump will be sworn into office, becoming our 45th President. The key word here is “our. more »»

Time to weigh in

January 13, 2017 More than 1,800 property owners in northwest Cape Coral have received ballots from the city asking whether they would like the area’s overhead power lines buried in conjunction with the extension o... more »»

New Year’s revelations

December 30, 2016 After nearly a decade of fiscal fasting and sustenance budgeting, the city began adding a little meat to go with the potatoes in 2015 and 2016. more »»

Holiday miracles

December 23, 2016 For the first time since 1978, the holidays of Christmas and Hanukkah will coincide this year. more »»

The season of celebration?

December 16, 2016 Ah, the holidays. Christmas. Hanukkah. And Festivus, the apparent choice of some this year, so inappropriately celebrated Monday night at City Council. more »»

Audit re-highlights who-pays issue

December 9, 2016 As the Cape Coral Charter School Authority and the Cape Coral City Council decide how — or even whether — to handle the accusations exchanged between Mayor Marni Sawicki and School Superintendent... more »»

 
 
 

 

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Editorials Poll

  1. It’s fine; it’s an intermitant weather related problem and not a big deal.
  2. It’s OK, but the city needs a permanent solution to irrigation water shortages.
  3. It’s the wrong solution.
  4. The issue isn’t a water shortage, it’s too much use due to non-native landscaping or overwatering.
  5. Other.