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DOT: Proposed LeeWay changes won’t impact most

July 16, 2009 Fourteen percent of LeeWay customers would pay more to use the Cape Coral and Midpoint bridges, according to changes proposed for the way Lee County collects toll. more »»

Fla. Realtors boost awareness of credit for new homebuyer

July 16, 2009 The Florida Association of Realtors embarked on a program this week designed to raise awareness of the state’s efforts to help first-time homebuyers get federal tax credits faster. more »»

Optometrists suggest exams for children as young as 6 months

July 16, 2009 Eye doctors recommend that children as young as 6 months old begin receiving exams to prevent eye problems later in life. more »»

Fund-raiser to help nonprofit offer education scholarships to members

July 16, 2009 The Women’s Council of Realtors, a national nonprofit organization, is hosting a fund-raiser tonight at the Cape Harbour pavilion. more »»

3 students capture top spots at national conference

July 16, 2009 Three students attending High Tech North competed in the National Leadership Conference for the Health Occupations Students of America this summer. more »»

Public meeting on UEP draws hundreds

July 15, 2009 The church setting was appropriate Tuesday evenin. more »»

DOT staffers to discuss proposed toll changes

July 15, 2009 Cape Coral residents will have the chance to voice their concerns over proposed changes in the LeeWay toll structure today at La Venezia. more »»

Islands question plan to alter toll discounts

July 15, 2009 More than 350 islanders packed the Sanibel Community House on Tuesday afternoon, gathered together to hear the Lee County Department of Transportation’s proposed revisions to the LeeWay toll discoun... more »»

New state ban keeps honey ‘pure’ in Florida

July 15, 2009 Florida residents can now feel secure that the honey used in tea or baked goods is pure after Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Charles Bronson announced a ban on adding... more »»

Protesters express opposition to city’s utilities expansion project

July 14, 2009 Chants of “Now is not the time” and “I can’t afford it” could be heard Monday afternoon outside Cape Coral City Hall as about 75 people gathered to protest the imminent progression of the city’s... more »»

Jury: Washington guilty in torture and slayings

July 14, 2009 Thirty years in prison the first time. A lifetime the second. more »»

Fire assessment lacks backing of council members

July 14, 2009 A plan to introduce an assessment for fire services, thereby reducing the burden on property taxes to pay for the services, was stopped in its tracks Monday when it failed to garner sufficient... more »»

Some students may receive permission to transfer schools

July 14, 2009 Students at 12 of Lee County’s Title I schools will receive letters this week notifying them of the potential to switch schools next year if their school did not meet federal standards. more »»

Lee school district awarded funds from DOE

July 14, 2009 Lee County was one of 108 school districts nationwide awarded $26 million Monday from the U.S. Department of Education to improve emergency management plans. more »»

Closing statements in Washington trial focus on witness reliability

July 13, 2009 Following closing arguments and the judge?s instructions in the double-murder retrial of 19-year-old Roderick Washington, one alternate juror will be dismissed and the remaining 12 jurors will begin... more »»

Jury finds Washington guilty

July 13, 2009 A jury has found Roderick Washington, 19, guilty of first-degree murder and kidnapping in the 2006 slayings of Alexis, 18, and Jeffrey Sosa, 14. more »»

Special UEP meeting Tuesday

July 11, 2009 The next chapter in the long-running utilities expansion project saga will be written in the next two weeks. more »»

Lots of opportunity: High vacancy rates spur lease incentives

July 11, 2009 Dozens of vacant and near-vacant commercial properties line the streets and boulevards of Cape Coral. more »»

911 emergency operations moves into new Cape police headquarters

July 10, 2009 Cape Coral’s 911 public safety communications department was the first to make the move to the police’s new $21. more »»

Washington’s retrial begins with witness testimony

July 10, 2009 One by one, familiar faces took the stand Thursday to testify about the night Jeffrey and Alexis Sosa were terrorized and murdered. more »»



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