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Lee County commission candidates talk policy, money at Tiger Bay event
Published 12/11/2013 at 7:23 p.m.
They shared their views on several topics, including economic development, county infrastructure and environmental policy.
New Fort Myers Regional Library opens, will continue to adapt to people's needs
Published 12/11/2013 at 1:01 p.m.
Sheldon Kaye, Lee County Library System director, said it was "overwhelming" to finally welcome the public into the facility, which had been in the works since 2007. "There's nothing more gratifying than opening up something new and to see people ...
Bonita Springs, Lee County closer to deal on ambulance service
Published 12/09/2013 at 8:30 p.m.
Bonita Springs Fire District and Lee County leaders said they are closer to putting out a legal fire sparked by a longtime emergency services dispute.
Lee commissioners to discuss controversial land acquisition program
Updated 12/09/2013 at 8:07 p.m.
Kiker chose Conservation 20/20 as the first "policy workshop" because there are a lot of questions hanging over the program.
Winter wonderland: Bonita Springs hosts 13th annual Holiday in the Park
Published 12/07/2013 at 4 a.m.
Belmy Aviles stood in line and watched her five-year-old grandson, Sebastian Rojas, play tag with another boy Tuesday night at Riverside Park. Every time the queue shuffled forward, Belmy came closer to having a picture of Sebastian and Santa Claus, ...
In the 239: Top 5 things to do this weekend
Published 12/05/2013 at noon 1 Comment
This weekend, check out bedazzled theme parks, swampland storytelling and a behemoth international art show.
Fort Myers library opening delayed six weeks
Updated 12/03/2013 at 7:39 p.m.
The estimated $20 million library being built in downtown Fort Myers may open to the public in mid-December, six weeks behind schedule.
Three years in, commissioners say Lee's sustainability plan needs more work
Updated 12/02/2013 at 10:45 p.m.
Despite being three years in the making, Lee's first sustainability plan needs more time for revisions, a majority of county commissioners told staff at a Monday workshop.
San Carlos fire chief worries incorporated Estero could draw away his tax base
Published 12/01/2013 at 7:10 p.m.
Chief David Cambareri is concerned that a lower tax rate in Estero could entice some residents on the border to seek a change in fire district boundaries.
Buffalo Chips hosts Allen 'Gator' Christ Jr. memorial
Published 11/30/2013 at 1 p.m.
Friends said good bye to a Bonita Springs resident who by all accounts lived life his way.
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