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Administrative investigation sustains management fault in handling of city payroll tax problem

June 3, 2020 An administrative investigation into the city of Cape Coral's Finance Department ordered in the wake of a payroll payment snafu that led to more than $420,000 in IRS fines and penalties has sustaine... more »»

UPDATED: COVID-19 in-patient case average up in Lee County

June 3, 2020 Health officials on Wednesday told of a “new normal” in Lee County when it comes to COVID-19 cases. President and CEO of Lee Health D. more »»

DeSantis opening bars, movie theaters

June 3, 2020 Starting Friday, the reopening of bars and movie theaters will be allowed in Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday. more »»

Back to School Immunizations: DOH-Lee plans weekend immunization clinics

June 3, 2020 The Florida Department of Health in Lee County (DOH-Lee) is reminding parents of kindergartners, seventh graders, out-of-state, transfer, and college students to make sure their children’s... more »»

Speaking out: Peaceful protests crop up in Southwest Florida in wake of killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer

June 2, 2020 As cries ring out across communities nationwide for equality in the form of protests, local civil rights organizations, community members and law enforcement leaders are speaking out regarding the... more »»

Lee County encourages qualifying small businesses to act now to get PPE supplies; distribution site to close at end of week

June 2, 2020 Lee County Government will close its Personal Protective Equipment distribution site for small businesses at the end of this week and is encouraging qualifying businesses to apply now. more »»

Tropicana Park  development plans move forward

June 2, 2020 After weeks of debate and dissension, Cape Coral City Council has moved forward with development plans for Tropicana Park. more »»

Cape Coral bulk item drop off event planned for June 13

June 2, 2020 The city of Cape Coral is partnering with Waste Pro to offer Cape Coral residents another free “Bulk Item Drop Off Event” on Saturday, June 13. Collection hours will be from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. more »»

City approves new contract with Waste Pro

June 2, 2020 The Cape Coral City Council on Monday voted to approve a long-term contract with the city’s trash collector, which will increase costs to taxpayers in the short term, but provide what officials say... more »»

Lee County Commission candidate explains controversial email

June 2, 2020 Announced Lee County Commission candidate Steven “Sonny” Haas said Saturday he is not guilty of describing the district he hopes to represent in terms he admits could be construed as racially charged. more »»

Lee Health drafting plan to resume in-hosptial visitations

June 1, 2020 As COVID-19 continues to impact the country and community, local health officials are searching for a way to safely resume in-hospital visitations President and CEO of Lee Health D. more »»

'Summer BreakSpot' meal program begins June 1

May 29, 2020 The School District is transitioning from the Grab & Go meal service to the annual Summer BreakSpot program on Monday, June 1. more »»

Estimated taxable property valuations mostly up countywide

May 29, 2020 With just a few exceptions, taxable property valuations are up throughout Lee County, according to preliminary estimates released by the Property Appraiser's Office Friday morning. more »»

Hernandez named Cape's top choice for city manager post

May 29, 2020 Cape Coral City Council has selected its candidate of choice for the city's top administrative position. more »»

Mariner High teacher first APPLES Mentor of the Year honoree

May 29, 2020 A Mariner High School English language arts teacher has been named the School District of Lee County's inaugural 2020 APPLES Mentor of the Year. more »»

Florida Department of Health now reporting antibody test results

May 29, 2020 The Florida Department of Health is now releasing COVID-19 antibody test results in addition to updates on positive and negative test results and death numbers. more »»

Lee Health: Continue COVID-19 mitigation precautions

May 28, 2020 As droves of residents ventured out over the holiday weekend, Lee Health officials urged to the public to continue to social distancing practices. more »»

CareerSource Southwest Florida to open Monday

May 28, 2020 On Monday, CareerSource Southwest Florida is reopening its career centers, by appointment, to help individuals search for jobs. more »»

DeSantis announces Florida’s participation in the USDA’s Pandemic EBT Program

May 28, 2020 Gov. Ron DeSantis has announced federal approval for the implementation of Florida’s Pandemic EBT Program, P-EBT, which will provide additional benefits to families with children. more »»



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