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Sen. Rodriguez talks state legislature business

State Senator Ray Rodrigues (R-Estero), in his first term representing Fort Myers Beach and most of Lee County following the completion of his tenure in the State House of Representatives due to term limits, has been highly active during a busy legislative session. Sitting on nine ...

County pursuing arches replica

The Lee County Board of County Commissioners acted this week to direct county staff to pursue an agreement with the Town of Fort Myers Beach on erecting a smaller-scale replica of the Arches. Lee County Commissioner Ray Sandelli (R-Bonita Springs), whose district includes Fort Myers Beach, ...

Vaccine to be administered at Church of the Ascension

The Church of the Ascension Parish Hall will be the next site available on Fort Myers Beach for those seeking to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Fort Myers Beach Mayor Ray Murphy announced that the church will hold a free clinic through the Florida Department of Health on Thursday, April 15 from ...

County considering changes to tolls

The Lee County Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday heard several options for changing its collection of tolls and making the electronic collection system permanent, which could potentially mean an increase in tolls for some and an increase in fees. No decisions were made. Since the ...

Lee Health reports increase in COVID-19 patients

Lee Health reported having 96 patients isolated in its hospitals with COVID-19 Monday, which was up 24% from 73 patients a week earlier. The increase reported by Lee Health is in contrast to the rates of increase being reported by the Florida Department of Health for coronavirus cases locally ...

Beach Baptist vaccination clinic fills

All 250 slots were filled for a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Beach Baptist Church Tuesday organized by the church and the Florida Department of Health. Fort Myers Beach Mayor Ray Murphy was among those getting the Pfizer shot from Health Heroes, an organization which partners with the ...

DeSantis order restricts vaccination “passports”

Governor Ron DeSantis issued an executive order Friday prohibiting government agencies from issuing “vaccination passports” or “passes” and prohibited businesses from requiring patrons or customers to furnish such documentation proving a COVID-19 vaccination. According to a copy of the ...