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Vote-by-mail ballots best way to go this year

July 11, 2018 With the Primary and General Election ballot races firmed up as of the end of qualifying on June 22, the 2018 election season is now sliding toward home. And very quickly. The Primary is Au. more »»

Fiscally tone deaf

June 20, 2018 The Lee County School Board boosted the district’s top administrator’s pay by 13 percent recently, adding a number of other goodies in his new three-year contract as well. more »»

What we learned from Hurricane Irma

May 23, 2018 Due to the possibility of pre-season tropical storm formation in the Gulf this year, our annual be-prepared editorial is a little ahead of the official start of hurricane season. more »»

Congratulations to the Class of 2018

May 17, 2018 The majority of Lee County’s approximate 5,000 seniors will mark the culmination of their high school careers this weekend. more »»

Scout us in

May 9, 2018 Boy Scouts of America announced last week a revamp of not only its program, but its service philosophy. more »»

Mrs. Bush left words to live by — and much more

April 25, 2018 The amphitheatre of politics has never been a good place for the thin-skinned or those whose egos bruise easily. more »»

Public safety: The tip of the spear

March 28, 2018 Student safety is the School District of Lee County’s No. 1 goal, Superintendent D. more »»

Compassion before politics

February 28, 2018 In the wake of adversity, in the wake of tragedy, in the wake of the very worst that fate or man can throw our way, Americans have always paused and come together, if only briefly, to mourn those... more »»

No flu shot? Get one now

January 10, 2018 In the wake of what it calls “a sharp increase in flu cases,” Lee Health has restricted children 12 and younger from visiting patients in its intensive care units, pediatric intensive care units and... more »»

We will grieve, we will pray following recent ‘act of pure evil’

October 11, 2017 An “act of pure evil” gripped the American consciousness with blood-stained fingers on Oct. 1. more »»

Kudos to county on adding Edison Farms to 20/20 program

October 4, 2017 County commissioners and conservationists alike are applauding the elected board’s unanimous vote last week to add nearly 4,000 acres of wetlands to Lee County’s voter-endorsed Conservation 20/20... more »»

How on local level to help Texas weather the storm

September 6, 2017 The most recent updates from the Associated Press are grim: The death toll is climbing as public safety officials continue to find the bodies of those lost in the flooding wrought by Hurricane Harvey. more »»

Rethinking mission: More U.S. troops likely to be sent to Afghanistan

August 30, 2017 At various times during our history, American troops abroad have been targeted with special ferocity by enemies aware that the more U.. more »»

Buy supplies, review safety plan — school is back in session

August 9, 2017 An estimated 95,000 students across Lee County will head back to school on Thursday as the new academic year begins. more »»

Rainy season brings mosquitos from May through October

June 21, 2017 Rainy season has begun — thank goodness. We welcome the rain, much needed in the wake of the winter drough. more »»

Parents statewide want an alternative to public school system

June 7, 2017 Florida’s $82.4 billion budget finally landed on Gov. Rick Scott’s desk last Wednesday where it was promptly subject to partial veto. Gov. more »»

Best wishes to the Class of 2017 ... a few things to remember

May 24, 2017 Lee County School District students marked the culmination of their high school careers this past weekend with graduation ceremonies. more »»

Another voter mandate goes up in smoke in Florida Legislature

May 17, 2017 For the second time in as many years, the people we send to Tallahassee to represent us have not only ignored, but rode roughshod, over a voter mandate. more »»

Compromised health care bills moving through House, Senate

April 26, 2017 Legislation to enact a voter mandate to legalize medical marijuana moved forward this week. more »»

Proposed legislation for Florida fosters shadow governance

March 22, 2017 Ah, politics — and politicians. more »»

 
 

 

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