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Seven Islands: Think big

August 19, 2016 To appreciate the potential of the city-owned parcels dubbed the “Seven Islands,” one needs to view the man-made “hammerheads” by boat. more »»

 
 
 
Primary election recommendations

August 12, 2016 Mail ballots have gone out and early voting for the Aug. 30 Primary Election begins Aug. 20. more »»

Gear up for back to school

August 5, 2016 Students across Lee County will head back to school on Wednesday as the new academic year commences. That means at least two things for parents: Get your wallets out and get your safety plans ready. more »»

One community

July 29, 2016 Editorials are supposed to offer answers. This one has none. Despite security — including armed security — a teen party at a club in Fort Myers turned deadly early Monday mornin. more »»

Political science

July 22, 2016 Four days after closing the riverfront at the Yacht Club to swimmers, City Manager John Szerlag reopened Cape Coral’s lone bathing beach Thursday. more »»

Time for a strong disclosure ordinance

July 15, 2016 Cape Coral officials are quick — and correct — to tout two key facts about our city: The Cape is the largest and most populous municipality between Tampa and Miami, and it is again one of the... more »»

Spirit of ’45

July 8, 2016 They’re a dying breed. Unfortunately, and literall. more »»

Enjoy a hometown 4th at Red White & BOOM!

July 1, 2016 Cape Coral’s annual Independence Day bash, Red, White & BOOM!, is ready to light up the sky this holiday weekend. more »»

Public records tap dance

June 24, 2016 The city of Cape Coral has no ability to readily access basic records pertaining to council travel. more »»

A time to give pause

June 17, 2016 We label them “victims.” We reduce them to statistics. And far too many of us are quick to use them as fodder to foster a political agenda of choice. more »»

Cape Coral tragedy

June 10, 2016 Although there has been much speculation and numerous theories bandied about, actual information related to a shooting rampage that left three people dead and three wounded, including an infant, has... more »»

Be prepared

June 3, 2016 Forecasters are predicting an "average" hurricane season this year but we offer one salient reminder: It only takes one storm — and not a particularly bad one — to wreak havoc and impact our lives. more »»

Remember the fallen

May 27, 2016 In Flanders Fields the poppies blow Between the crosses row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. more »»

Recognizing Lee’s ‘hands-on’ heroes

May 20, 2016 More than 100 local heroes were honored this week by the Lee County Department of Public Safety. Many were first responders — paramedics, EMTs and polic. more »»

Revisit council ‘office meeting’

May 13, 2016 A 3 percent retroactive “pay parity” raise and a 1.7 percent performance increase for the city auditor. Retroactive 3 percent raises for two council staffers. more »»

Be aware, take care

May 6, 2016 Drivers, walkers, joggers and bicyclists take note: The Cape Coral Police Department has moved from the “education phase” of its current Bike-Ped Operations campaign to active enforcement of the... more »»

Campus of dreams

April 29, 2016 The plan was grand, the don’t-do-it criticism profuse, and the initial implementation a tad touch-and-go. more »»

Book lovers, bring boxes...

April 21, 2016 One of our favorite fundraisers is taking place at the Cape Coral Library today and Saturday, The Friends of the Cape Coral Library used book sale. more »»

Proactive policing

April 15, 2016 Police interactions in the Cape will get another boost in transparency, something that should benefit both officers and those in the community they serve. more »»

Civility first

April 8, 2016 As a business, we are Cape Coral taxpayers by choice. When we built our new printing plant several years ago, Coral Coral was a first-choice location. more »»

Pioneer footprints endure

April 1, 2016 Communities hitting “middle age” suffer the same bittersweet reality as do its residents hitting the same milestone: We come into our own but, to our sadness, often find ourselves saying goodbye to... more »»

 
 
 

 

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Editorials Poll

  1. The one with the least development allowed.
  2. The one with the most development allowed.
  3. Some development with public amenities but no high-rises.
  4. I don’t like anything that’s been proposed.
  5. Just throw it out there and see what the market proposes.
  6. It doesn’t matter, the location is wrong and it’s likely to get little interest from developers.
  7. I’m not following the issue; it doesn’t really matter to me.
  8. Other.