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Lee Health ends COVID-19 updates

In a message sent out Friday to local media, Lee Health announced they will no longer be issuing updates on COVID-19 hospitalizations at its hospitals in Lee County. The final update provided Friday by the health care organization documented 33 COVID-19 patients isolated at its hospitals in ...

Lynn Hall Memorial Park bathroom restoration delayed

Lee County Government's renovation of the restrooms at Lynn Hall Memorial Park in Fort Myers Beach, which was expected to be completed by the Fourth of July weekend, has been delayed. The county government had issued a statement Monday they would be on time but on Thursday said there were ...

Online survey says: more crosswalks

A public safety survey distributed online by the Town of Fort Myers Beach found that those who live in and visit the town want more crosswalks and bike lanes. The survey monkey poll of town residents, visitors, and anyone else who found it online, showed varying concerns for issues such as ...

Artificial intelligence sets up shop at Lani Kai

With Krystal disarming you with words like “sweetheart,” the resident robot at the Lani Kai Island Resort is sure to make fast friends. The robot is the newest addition to the Lani Kai Island Resort, where John Casey has set up the studio 3DPicsnStuff that sells crystals, lenticulars and ...

Lee County Sheriff’s Office: Lock up bikes

Have a bike? Lock it up. That was the message from a meeting of the Town of Fort Myers Beach Public Safety Committee this past week, where Lee County Sheriff's Office Capt. Tim Lalor said “one of the big things we are seeing is bicycle thefts.” Lalor said “we're not seeing it just ...

Beach Elementary School holds graduation

The Fort Myers Beach Elementary School celebrated the graduation of its fifth grade students with a pool party at the Fort Myers Beach Community Pool next door. Organized by the Fort Myers Beach Elementary School PTO, the event was held after a drive-by graduation due to restrictions on ...

Expanding community policing splits council

When it comes to a potentially expanded community policing program, several Town of Fort Myers Beach councilmembers are concerned that town taxpayers are already paying Lee County taxes for services and are now being asked for more if they want a community policing program. While the town is ...

DeSantis sending police to Mexican border

Governor Ron DeSantis has committed state and local law enforcement officers to be sent to Texas and Arizona to respond to requests from governors in Arizona and Texas to deal with illegal immigration. The Lee County Sheriff's Office is one of nine sheriff's departments in the state ...

Town in federal lawsuit with street preacher

The Town of Fort Myers Beach has won the first round of a federal lawsuit by Adam Lacroix, a so-called “street preacher” who sued the town in federal court over violations he was issued in December by town code enforcement for carrying portable signs. The case is currently being appealed ...

County commissioners approve all-electronic tolling

The Lee County Board of County Commissioners voted Tuesday to make all-electronic tolling permanent on its Cape Coral, Midpoint and Sanibel Causeway bridges. The plan will re-instate a $3 administrative fee for motorists who do not have transponders. The fee was suspended last year during the ...