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Experts: ‘Above-active’ hurricane season ahead

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com While June 1 marks the official start to the season, top forecasters are beginning to predict what potential impacts could be on the horizon. AccuWeather’s Global Weather Center and its team of tropical weather experts, led by veteran meteorologist Dan ...

School board community meeting focuses on future of two Lehigh schools

news@breezenewspapers.com The future of Veterans Park Academy for the Arts and the soon to be former campus of Lehigh Acres Middle School. were the topics discussed at a community meeting called by the School District of Lee County last Tuesday. The meeting held inside the Star Café at ...

LA-MSID celebrates completion of West Marsh

news@breezenewspapers.com The Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District’s Board of Commissioners and staff hosted a micro-event last week to celebrate the ribbon cutting for the district’s long awaited West Marsh Preserve Stormwater Treatment Project. The project marks an ...

Hodges, Goodwill unveil new workforce facility

news@breezenewspapers.com Business leaders and Lehigh residents came together last week for the unveiling of a new workforce training facility — the first of its kind in the state of Florida. HU Direct, an Express Division of Hodges University, and Goodwill Industries of Southwest ...

Vaccine eligibility age lowered

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com Gov. Ron DeSantis has announced new changes to vaccination eligibility. As of Monday, all individuals age 40 and older will be eligible to receive the COVID-19. Beginning next Monday, those age 18 and older will be able to receive the vaccine as well. ...

Advocacy groups question voter revamp bills

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com Florida lawmakers are working to overhaul the state’s vote-by-mail system as two Republican-sponsored bills from both the Senate and House advanced through committees this past week. The proposed changes would either eliminate or alter the way drop boxes ...

LGBTQ+ legal issues and best practices discussed at school board workshop

news@breezenewspapers.com The Lee County School Board heard a lengthy presentation this week regarding legal issues and best practices as they pertain to students who are LGBTQ+. Chief Staff Attorney Brian Williams said there are federal, state and now local laws within the school district ...

Lee Schools begin to budget for next year

news@breezenewspapers.com The School District of Lee County resource allocation process will soon begin as schools start to plan their budgets for the following school year. Budget Director Kelly Letcher gave the school board an update regarding district resource allocation, which will ...

United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee reaches campaign goal

news@breezenewspapers.com The United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee has concluded the 2020-2021 Campaign, and met the campaign goal of $10.8 million due to the generous contributions of individuals and businesses in the region. This is the 28th consecutive year that the goal has ...