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Sprawl Hurts Us All

December 27, 2023

By: Susan Allen Why should anyone lose sleep over what happens in little Alva, Florida, or any other rural area? ...

Senators Greet Constituents And County Leaders At Annual Pre-Session Luncheon

December 27, 2023

By: Katrina Salokar Senator Kathleen Passidomo and Senator Johnathan Martin greeted constituents and county leaders at the annual pre-session luncheon...

Your Lee County Legislative Delegation Is Meeting Soon To Discuss Placing Two Referendums Before The Voters In 2024

December 5, 2023

By: Matt Caldwell, Lee County Property Appraiser The issue of single-member districts (SMD) has a long history in Florida.  Most...

Lee County Mosquito Control District Review

November 28, 2023

Submitted By: Jenifer McBride An in-depth, independent review of the Lee County Mosquito Control District, (LCMCD), praised the district’s fiscal...

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Lee County Solid Waste Asks Residents And Visitors To “Take Charge” Of Proper Battery Disposal County Launches Proactive Educational Campaign

November 9, 2023

By: Betsy Clayton Lee County Solid Waste has launched its “Take Charge” campaign to educate residents and visitors on proper battery disposal. Residents are reminded not to place any batteries in their recycling carts. Household alkaline batteries, AA, AAA, C, D, 9-volt and button batteries can be disposed of in...

East Lee County Chamber Of Commerce Pushes For Local Hazardous Disposal Sites In East Lee/Lehigh Acres From Lee County Solid Waste

November 9, 2023

By: Mike Welch This month I offer for your review a press release sent out by Lee County Solid Waste regarding the proper disposal of hazardous items that businesses and residents need to consider.  While I applaud Solid Waste the Chamber has been communicating with this department and with our...

IRS: Those Impacted By Idalia Qualify For Tax Relief; Oct. 16 Deadline, Other Dates Postponed To Feb. 15

September 7, 2023

Provided By: IR-2023-159 The Internal Revenue Service today announced tax relief for individuals and businesses affected by Idalia in parts of Florida. These taxpayers now have until Feb. 15, 2024, to file various federal individual and business tax returns and make tax payments. The IRS is offering relief to any...

Florida Senate Charge Ahead On 6-week Abortion Ban

April 10, 2023

Here in Florida Ron DeSantis and GOP lawmakers are still pushing as early as next week to approve a far-reaching ban on most abortions after about four weeks or six weeks of pregnancy on Monday. The current bill would impose restrictions on telehealth abortions and medication. It would include exemptions...

Ongoing Construction-Site Theft

June 8, 2022

By Sheriff Carmine Marceno Last August, I reached out to a number of areas in our county regarding the theft of materials, tools and appliances from new construction sites. In response to this growing nationwide issue, I formed the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Construction Theft Unit and dedicated significant resources...

Lehigh Acres Update From District 2

June 8, 2022

By Commissioner Cecil Pendergrass Another busy season has come and gone, but it’s clear that Lee County is a year round destination. Our SWFL International Airport had a record breaking month this past March with more than 1.5 million passengers in its 39 year history The tourism industry continues to...

The Lee County Government Never Stops Working For You

February 1, 2022

By: Commissioner Cecil Pendergrass Happy New Year! Although this past year brought some challenges, we have had many more successes and I have no doubt 2022 will be a great year for Lee County! I was recently selected by my fellow County Commissioners to serve as Chair for the upcoming...

Free Federal Tax Return Preparation Service Offered By United Way Vita Program Volunteers

February 1, 2022

Submitted By: Patrice Cunningham Tax Season has officially opened, and United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades’ free tax filing assistance program is ready to assist Lehigh Acres residents keep more of their hard-earned money. The United Way VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program provides free federal tax filing services,...

Editors Choice

Lehigh Acres Deserves A Local School

By: Denise Eberle Lee County School District is doing a disservice to the children and families of Lehigh Acres. Unfortunately, the school district has not

Authority And Responsibility

By: Butch Swank – butch@goodladandswank.com My nickname is Butch. I much prefer that to my real name, Ralph, but like most things in life, there’s

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