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Safety measures could have significant impact on school budget

By MEGHAN BRADBURYnews@breezenewspapers.comSome of the safety measures that have been discussed in reopening the school district could have a significant impact on the district's budget.A Zoom workshop meeting was held Wednesday to share information about the budget in regards to the start of ...

Lee Health: Numbers are being accurately reported

Lee Health has begun releasing daily numbers on positivity tests, admissions and discharges after Chief Operating Officer Dr. Scott Nygaard said there were false reports that some of its hospitals had a 100 percent positivity rate."I want to take this opportunity to provide an update and more ...

Lee Countians to finally get citrus canker reimbursement

It took 17 years and a lot of time in courtrooms, but Lee County residents who had their citrus trees cut down as part of a state canker eradication program will finally get the money that is owed to them.Gov. Ron DeSantis on July 1 signed a budget that includes more than $19.1 million in ...

Three seats on Lee County Commission up for grabs

There will be Republican primaries Aug. 18 in all three of the seats up for election on the Lee County Board of County Commissioners.Two of the three seats will also feature a Democratic challenger in the November election while all three also have write-in candidates.Much of the discussion ...

Meet the candidates for County Commission

The three Lee County Commission races appear on both the Aug. 18 Primary and Nov. 3 General Election ballots with Republican Primaries for each seat.The District 1 Republican Primary has two candidates, Michael J. Dreikorn, who holds a doctorate in education and is a business owner, and ...

Florida Education Association sues governor

The Florida Education Association has filed a lawsuit to compel Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida Commissioner of Richard Corcoran to put on hold their plan for reopening the state's public schools and to implement an online instruction plan due to a resurgence in COVID-19 cases.The suit, filed in ...