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Big Carlos Pass Bridge work begins Monday

A contractor for the Lee County Department of Transportation will be performing maintenance work on the Big Carlos Pass Bridge as part of county maintenance work beginning Monday, Fort Myers Beach Manager Roger Hernstadt said. According to the town, the work is expected to begin Sept. 28 and wrap up by Nov. 20. There will be lane closures during the project. The contractor will be performing concrete repairs on the bridge deck. The job consists of removing the protective epoxy surface course and then removing and replacing the spalled/unsound concrete below it. Once the concrete has ...

ROAR powerboat races canceled

A contractor for the Lee County Department of Transportation will be performing maintenance work on the Big Carlos Pass Bridge as part of county maintenance work beginning Monday, Fort Myers ...

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Slight shift in coronavirus cases in Lee County

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Lee County climbed to 20,025 on Monday from 19,176 a week earlier, an increase of approximately 4%. That represents an increase from last week's change of 1.8% while statewide statistics maintained the same pace they have been on for the past month. On ...

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Olive A Abbott

Olive A. Abbott, 83, of Fort Myers Beach, FL passed away September 15, 2020. Arrangements are in the care and trust of Baldwin Brothers Funeral & Cremation Society

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Guest Commentary: Eden Oak: Conservation 20/20 nomination update

In the midst of the request by the owner to change the zoning to build 55 units in the mangroves near the Shell Point Retirement Community, the Eden Oak property was also nominated earlier this year to Lee County's Conservation 20/20 land acquisition program.It's the second time this property ...

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Collateral damage from county’s reopening

As officials at the state and local level look toward a soft reopening of some public places, health officials are warning of a new normal."While we work together to determine the next steps, one thing we know is that reopening will not be a return to life as we knew it before COVID-19," Lee ...