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Voter-approved sales tax referendum is a viable option

April 13, 2016 The School District of Lee County is, indeed, a large organization. We are, depending on when you look, either the first or second largest employer in Lee County along with Lee Memorial Health System. more »»

Postal News: USPS ready for last-minute tax filers; local branches open late

April 13, 2016 The 2016 tax filing deadline is fast approaching and post offices are ready for last minute tax filers on April 18. The IRS accepts the First-Class postmark as proof of filing by April 1. more »»

Threats to manatees, habitat on rise: Help protect future

April 6, 2016 Throughout my 40 years as a professional aquatic biologist and most of my years as a student to become one, I have appreciated just how important manatees are to the health and welfare of our aquati... more »»

Honoring Vietnam vets, their families

March 30, 2016 In 2008, the Secretary of Defense was authorized by law to conduct a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. more »»

Taxpayer cleanup tab column disputed

March 9, 2016 A recent column by Ray Judah entitled “Taxpayers continue to pick up the clean-up tab” is littered with factual inaccuracies and completely misrepresents portions of the comprehensive water bill... more »»

Update: Processing of rape kits, life insurance payouts

February 17, 2016 With next week’s conclusion, we are three weeks away from the end of the legislative session. more »»

‘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 »»



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