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‘Water Policy Bill’ undermines water resource protection

February 10, 2016 During the 2016 State legislative session, Representative Matt Caldwell (R) sponsored a new ‘Water Policy Bill’, recently signed by Governor Rick Scott, that undermines water resource protection fro... more »»

Fla. Legislative update

February 3, 2016 With Friday over, the third week of the 2016 Legislative session is in the books. more »»

Postal News: Lehigh carrier honored for safe driving

February 3, 2016 Lehigh Acres letter carrier Tami McCormack received the Million Mile Safe Driver Award. The Million Mile Club is part of the Safe Driver Award program created by the National Safety Counci. more »»

Tips to enjoy your Sanibel experience during peak season

January 27, 2016 As the mayor of Sanibel Island, I can attest that the number one complaint we receive from our visitors is the negative impact of traffic congestion during peak season. more »»

Manatees’ future is far from certain despite new downlist

January 20, 2016 On Jan. 7, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced plans to downlist all West Indian manatees from endangered to threatened under the Endangered Species Act. more »»

Where big hearts turn little things into miracles

December 31, 2015 Welcome to Lehigh Acres, where big hearts have proven how to turn the little things into miracles. more »»

Postal News: Largest U.S. Post Office goes above, beyond

December 24, 2015 Customers are always at the front of the line at this post office that never closes. more »»

Challenge status quo when it comes to the Caloosahatchee

December 16, 2015 Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane’s recent commentary “The Facts about Water Quality” issued a challenge to “any advocate to come to the table and propose an alternative approach that addresses both the... more »»

Postal News: U.S. Postal Service delivering packages seven-days a week

December 9, 2015 Following the success of the 2014 season, the U.S. Postal Service will again deliver packages seven days a week in many cities and high-volume areas for the four Sundays before Christmas. more »»

Health of water surrounding local beaches is paramount

December 2, 2015 It is not difficult to argue that the beaches of Lee County are one of our most valuable assets. Tourism in Lee County generates almost $3 billion annually. more »»

Lehigh Regional Medical Center honored as top performer

November 25, 2015 There is a relationship between evidence-based treatments and better health outcomes. more »»

Postal News: USPS expects to deliver billions for holidays

November 18, 2015 The United States Postal Service expects to deliver a total of approximately 15.5 billion cards, letters, flats and packages during the 2015 holiday season. more »»

Postal News: U.S. Postal Service recommended mailing dates

November 11, 2015 Ensuring those serving in the nation’s armed forces and diplomatic service receive their presents, care packages and cards in time for the holidays is a priority for the U.S. more »»

Postal News: Snowflakes add festive look

November 4, 2015 Post offices across America are experiencing a blizzard of new Forever stamps with the introduction of the Geometric Snowflakes Forever stamps. more »»

It is time for Florida to focus on teaching, not testing

October 21, 2015 Florida’s accountability system is broken. Due to its hasty construction, a third of the questions for third-grade reading are not directly aligned to the standards they are supposed to measure. more »»

Chickens coming home to roost

October 14, 2015 The Fort Myers Police Department and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office have some misgivings about going the extra mile when it comes to law enforcement in Lee County’s predominantly black and Hispanic... more »»

Scott: No more excuses

October 14, 2015 Refusing to share information regarding the rampant violence directly and indirectly tied to the Dunbar community is unacceptable. more »»



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