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County commissioners rule in favor of Bell Mine application

news@breezenewspapers.com On Sept. 16, Lee County Commissioners voted unanimously to approve an application by representatives for Bell Mine, presently a dirt mine located on S.R. 82. The ruling will now allow the mine owners to sell the limerock it digs up in its search for dirt. Bell mine ...

Lehigh Acres Fire District approves SAFER grant funding

news@breezenewspapers.com The Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District’s Board of Commissioners voted last Thursday to approve the acceptance of a SAFER Grant. The district will receive federal funding under the Department of Homeland Security’s Fiscal Year 2019 Staffing for Adequate ...

Kindergarten pre-registration under way

news@breezenewspapers.com This year, the Lee County School District Student Enrollment office is allowing parents to email the required documentation to start the process for kindergarten pre-registration, which concludes Nov. 20. Student Enrollment Executive Director Soretta Ralph said they ...

Rubish pickup delayed in Lehigh Acres

news@breezenewspapers.com Residents in Lehigh Acres, Buckingham, Alva, Fort Myers Shores, Tice and Riverdale experienced delays in their curbside garbage pickup on Wednesday. The impacted areas included Area 4 with ZIP codes of 33905, 33920, 33936, 33971, 33972, 33973, 33974 and 33976. Solid ...

New affordable housing in Lehigh Acres gets started

news@breezenewspapers.com Faith Homes of Lehigh held a ground breaking event on Sept. 22, to celebrate its new, 54-unit affordable housing community. The over 55 years-of-age community will be located next to Woodward Manor in Lehigh Acres located at 1301 Woodward Court in Lehigh Acres. The ...

Vote-by-mail ballots in Lee break record

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com With election day right around the corner, the Lee County Elections Office was set to mail out a record-breaking 215,020 vote-by-mail ballots Tuesday. With COVID-19 still present in the community, the elections office has urged those who do not feel safe enough ...

DeSantis lifts restrictions on restaurants

nmayberg@breezenewspapers.com Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Friday that the state is lifting indoor capacity restrictions at restaurants, theme parks and most other businesses as part of the state’s phase 3 reopening since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The order takes effect ...

Tech school changes name, offers new programs

news@breezenewspapers.com For more than a decade, Southwestern Vocational Training in North Fort Myers has offered training and opportunities for those wanting steady, well-paying jobs in the medical field. On Friday, graduates and community members gathered at their campus to celebrate a ...

Protective gear policy for schools inches forward

news@breezenewspapers.com The Emergency Requirement for Protective Gear policy came back before the school board Tuesday afternoon to continue the process of the permanent rule with some changes to the language. The new language within the policy includes “The procedures, or guidelines, ...

East Lee drops to North Fort Myers

news@breezenewspapers.com In the pre-season projected all-area teams, North Fort Myers football player Tavin Ward seemed to get overlooked, which provided him with plenty of motivation once the games started. ...