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DeSantis, Lee County extend short-term vacation rental ban

April 10, 2020 In moves announced about two hours apart, Gov. more »»

Fort Myers Beach Council bars new boaters at mooring field

April 9, 2020 The newly-installed Town of Fort Myers Beach Council acted to stop any new boat hookups to the Matanzas Pass Mooring Field near Matanzas Inn while instructing Town Manager Roger Hernstadt to allow... more »»

Lee Health CEO sees progress in COVID-19 battle

April 9, 2020 Lee Health CEO Larry Antonucci said he is seeing positive results amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are continuing to see a flattening of the curve locally. more »»

Beach Baptist Church getting the food out

April 8, 2020 While the coronavirus pandemic and the related government actions have led to a near shutdown of the hospitality industry on Fort Myers Beach, the work and mission of the Beach Baptist Church has no... more »»

New council elects Murphy as mayor

April 8, 2020 In its first act, the new Fort Myers Beach Council elevated Vice Mayor Ray Murphy to mayor of Fort Myers Beach. more »»

School District’s distance learning going well

April 8, 2020 The School District of Lee County reports that teachers were able to reach nearly 90 percent of their students overall during the first week of distance learning, a number officials say is a big... more »»

Prom and Grad Bash cancelled

April 8, 2020 Senior Prom and Grad Bash have been cancelled this year due to COVID-19, decisions that school officials say they made with a heavy hear. more »»

Food, mask donations helping Lee Health

April 8, 2020 Amidst the unsettling situation the country and community currently faces, there are people making a difference for those on the front lines. more »»

Message for students: Grades still do count

April 8, 2020 With distance learning under way, and the end of the school year in sight, seniors are asked to continue turning in their assignments, making the grade and staying in touch with their teachers to... more »»

Deadline extended to participate in Census

April 8, 2020 While the country is in the midst of a global pandemic, county officials recently reminded residents to participate in the 2020 Census that determines funding for many crucial state and county... more »»

Eagles, eaglets enter uncharted territory

April 8, 2020 Harriet and M15 welcomed two new eaglets into the world last week, with E15 hatching Tuesday morning at 5:30 and E16 coming out of its shell at 6:48 p.m. on Thursday. more »»

Lee officials ask residents to take the pledge Stay home, stay safe

April 8, 2020 Lee County leaders are teaming up to combat the spread of COVID-19 by launching an area-wide social media campaign to raise awareness. more »»

State fire marshal's office: rental car lot blaze not suspicious

April 7, 2020 A mammoth fire that broke out Friday in a rental car overflow lot in a grassy area off Terminal Road at the Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers burning or damaging thousands of... more »»

Lee County sees 14th death from coronavirus

April 6, 2020 A 62-year-old female was the latest Lee County person whose death was attributed to the coronavirus on Monday, the 14th person in Lee County to have died from COVID-19. more »»

Fire engulfs rental car lot at Southwest Florida International Airport

April 4, 2020 A mammoth fire that broke out Friday in a rental car overflow lot in a grassy area off Terminal Road at the Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers burning or damaging thousands of... more »»

Fort Myers Beach Council approves exceptions to lodging ban

April 3, 2020 The Fort Myers Beach Council approved 13 exceptions to its 90-day ban on public commercial lodging at its last special meeting under the previous council on Frida. more »»

Lee County records 10th COVID-19 death

April 2, 2020 The Florida Department of Health confirmed a 10th death in Lee County on April 1. The individual was a 78-year-old male and Florida resident who had no recent history of travel. more »»

Matching ad grants aim to aid businesses

April 1, 2020 Southwest Florida businesses can now apply for an advertising grant to help them survive the coronavirus pandemic and thrive beyond it. Ogden Newspapers In. more »»



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