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Approve South Cape bar hour extension

March 16, 2018 On Monday, Cape Coral City Council will consider a revamped proposal to extend bar hours in the South Cape. more »»

Let the sunshine in

March 8, 2018 "A popular government without popular information, or means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy, or perhaps bot. more »»

CRC hearings provide opportunity for voter involvement

March 2, 2018 From among the 782 public proposals, from among the 103 winnowed down by committee, 37 proposed changes to Florida’s constitution remain on the table — and we, the people, have an opportunity to... more »»

Compassion before politics

February 23, 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 »»

Reconsider seawall vote

February 16, 2018 Presented with two alternatives to traditional concrete slab installation, Cape Coral City Council on Monday nixed one method for seawall repair and replacement, with those opposed saying they didn’... more »»

Pedestrians, bike riders urged to obey the rules of the road

February 8, 2018 In an effort to keep walkers and riders who share city streets with vehicular traffic safer, the Cape Coral Police Department will soon begin the enforcement stage of its Bike-Ped Operations... more »»

Plan in hand key to city purchase of old golf course

January 26, 2018 On Monday, Cape Coral City Council is expected to discuss staff-presented options related to a privately held 175-acre parcel in the South Cape that once was home to a golf course and country club... more »»

Keep it in the classroom

January 19, 2018 Saying they are faced with $478 million in critical capital needs, Lee County School District administrators and school board members are delving into ways to raise enough money to build new schools... more »»

Let the Cape’s festivals begin!

January 11, 2018 We must confess, January is one of our favorite months. more »»

No flu shot? Get one now

January 4, 2018 Florida is not yet among the 21 states the U.S. more »»

New Year’s revelations

December 29, 2017 The city of Cape Coral swept into 2017 with a plethora of projects pending. more »»

It’s never too late to act in the spirit of the season ...

December 22, 2017 Christmas is just a few days away. Except for a few odds and ends, most people have their holiday preparations in place. more »»

Attempt to stop bullying only makes situation much worse

December 22, 2017 You may have seen the video posted recently on social media by the mother of Keaton Jones, 11, who attends a middle school near Knoxville, Tenn. more »»

Yes, here in paradise

December 15, 2017 As the Lee County Homeless Coalition acknowledges in its “about us” mission statement, homelessness is a complex issue with roots in a myriad of social challenges. more »»

Ring in the holidays

December 1, 2017 The holiday season officially kicks off in Cape Coral Saturday night with the annual Festival of Lights — touted by organizers as the “largest holiday celebration between Tampa and Miami. more »»

We are Santa’s elves

November 21, 2017 Thanksgiving brings more than the aroma of stuffed turkey and hot pumpkin pie — it’s the official kickoff of the holiday shopping season. more »»

Have a happy Thanksgiving

November 16, 2017 Thanksgiving, like Independence Day, is a true American holiday. more »»

Welcome - and thank you

November 9, 2017 On Nov. 20, Cape Coral residents will see five council members sworn in to serve on the city’s elected board. One, Rick Williams, is a returning member who will begin his second four-year ter. more »»

Election day is Tuesday

November 2, 2017 Early voting continues today and Saturday in advance of Tuesday’s Cape Coral City Council General Electio. more »»

Buying the Dream

October 27, 2017 In July, 1957, two brothers paid $678,000 for a game preserve at the mouth of the Caloosahatche. more »»

Our endorsements for the General Election

October 19, 2017 Although the General Election is still more than two weeks away, Cape Coral voters are in the process of deciding who will fill five of eight Cape Coral City Council seats up for grabs Nov. 7. more »»



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Editorials Poll

  1. Yes, hospitality or entertainment zones are neither unproven nor unique.
  2. If it can be demonstrated that the benefits will exceed any costs for the extra two hours per week, sure.
  3. Maybe, on a “pilot program” basis.
  4. No.
  5. Other.