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DeSantis announces agreement on Everglades reservoir

Progress on the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Reservoir Project was announced on Thursday, Earth Day, by Gov. Ron DeSantis. South Florida Water Management District Governing Board member Chauncey Goss said the governing board voted to authorize an agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of ...

State Senate votes to raise unemployment benefits

The Florida Senate voted Thursday unanimously to increase the maximum weekly unemployment amount from $275 to $375. The bill still needs to be approved in the State House. The press office of Gov. Ron DeSantis did not respond to a question this week as to whether he would support raising the ...

Lee Health COVID-19 hospitalization rate rising

Lee Health reported having 109 patients isolated in its hospitals with COVID-19 Friday, up from 89 on Monday. The hospital has reported seeing younger people hospitalized for the coronavirus. The hospital's rate of COVID-19 hospitalization has increased over the past month. The number of ...

DeSantis signs online sales tax bill

A new state law which will require online companies based outside of Florida to collect sales tax on purchases made by Florida residents, was signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis after being approved by the state legislature. The law was supported by DeSantis a way to replenish the state's ...

Golden garden

The garden of Town of Fort Myers Beach Councilmember Bill Veach and wife Randa Veach, which features many native and Florida-friendly plants, recently earned a “gold level” recognition by the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program. Kathleen White, a Lee County Master Gardener with the ...

Council approves fireworks for July 4th

The Town of Fort Myers Beach Council voted Monday to unanimously approve fireworks for the town's Fourth of July celebration. The measure passed though Mayor Ray Murphy and Councilmember Bill Veach both expressed concern for coronavirus cases which continue to rise in the county and ...