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Coast Guard warns of gale force winds

The U.S. Coast Guard has has set port condition Whiskey for the ports of Fort Myers, Tampa, St. Petersburg and Manatee due to the expectation of gale force winds of 25 mph and up to 40 mph from Tropical Storm Eta. The Coast Guard issued the announcement Thursday, with the strong winds ...

Calusa Waterkeeper to hold online benefit Nov. 14

It's been 30 years since the Estero Bay tributaries were designated as Oustanding Florida Waters. That hasn't made the work any easier for protecting the quality of the water in the region. The Calusa Waterkeeper, in its 25th year fighting for the protection of the Estero Bay tributaries, will ...

Marceno takes Sheriff’s race

Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno will continue to serve, after coming out victorious in Tuesday’s General Election. Marceno, a Republican, earned 67.02 percent of the vote (248,495 votes) in the four-way race with Democratic opponent Robert Neeld. Neald earned 27.73 percent of the vote ...

Rodrigues wins State Senate seat

State Rep. Ray Rodrigues (R-Estero) has won the Florida Senate District 27 seat which covers most of Lee County, including Fort Myers Beach. Rodrigues garnered 174,260 votes — 60.55 percent of the total ballots cast in Lee County. Rachel Brown (D-San Carlos Park) earned 113,533 votes or ...

Botana elected to State House

Adam Botana (R-Bonita Springs) swept to victory in the race for Florida House District 76. Botana won 67,884 votes — 65.51 percent of the total ballots cast in Lee County. He defeated Anselm Weber (D-Fort Myers), who received 35,740 votes for 34.49 percent of the ballots cast. "I thank ...

Knickle wins election to fire commission

Jim Knickle, who was appointed this summer by the Fort Myers Beach Board of Fire Commissioners to fill the seat left vacant by the late Bob Raymond, won a special election over Raymond's son Bryan Raymond on Tuesday to fill the remaining two years of the term. Knickle received 66% of the vote, ...

Lee County Board of County Commissioners stays red

In an election where more than 80% of eligible voters turned out, all three vacant seats on the Lee County Board of County Commissioners were returned to Republicans, keeping all five seats on the board in the hands of the GOP. One of the open seats had been effectively decided months earlier ...

Time running out on Times Square clock

Will Fort Myers Beach need to go back in time to save its version of the Hill Valley clock tower? Plans being considered by the Town of Fort Myers Beach would ditch the iconic Times Square clock. The clock, built and maintained by the Ohio-based Verdin Company, may fool some into looking ...

Mayor wants mask enforcement

With voluntary compliance of the town's mask mandate not working everywhere on Fort Myers Beach, Mayor Ray Murphy called upon Town Manager Roger Hernstadt and the town's staff on Monday to begin citing businesses where masks were not being worn. The town instituted the mask mandate for all ...

Polling centers report trouble with ballots

The Lee County Supervisor of Elections has reported trouble with electronic scanners at several precincts in reading the second page of ballots that contain constitutional amendments. Vicki Collins, communications director for the Lee County Supervisor of Elections, said there was an issue on ...