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Chronically absent students hits 29.16 percent

news@breezenewspapers.com Tuesday's school board briefing meeting touched upon another layer of how COVID is affecting Lee County students through attendance. School District of Lee County Chief Strategic Engagement Officer Lauren Stillwell said as of the week ending in Sept. 16, the new ...

WIC office relocated; open at new site today

The Florida Department of Health in Lee County has relocated its Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) office in Lehigh Acres to 5220 Lee Boulevard, Unit 8. The new location opens today, Monday, Sept. 27. “This location is ideal for our clientele because it’s centrally located and on a bus ...

Lee Health partners with DispatchHealth

Lee Health recently announced its partnership with DispatchHealth, a provider of in-home medical care. Through the partnership, patients in Southwest Florida will now have a convenient way to receive high-quality, in-person medical care in the comfort of their home, officials ...

Lehigh Acres Municipal District approves 2021-2022 budget

news@breezenewspapers.com On Aug. 16, the Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District approved the budget for fiscal year 2021-2022 at its recent meeting, along with non-ad valorem assessments the same as the prior year. Its Board of Commissioners voted 4-0 on Resolution #2021-07 ...

Lehigh man found guilty in weapon case

A Lehigh Acres man accused of pointing a gun at a neighbor and threatening to shoot her  has been found guilty. Allen Castile, 57, was found guilty as charged of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The jury returned the guilty verdict ...

Two community forums to be held for superintendent search

Another opportunity for the public to provide input in what they hope the next superintendent will posses, will be held in the format of two community forums next week. Ray and Associates, the firm hired to help with the superintendent search, President Michael Collins said they are doing ...

Market Trends: Experts both optimistic, cautious, on local real estate

news@breezenewspapers.com Area real estate is seeing the type of boom it hasn’t seen since 2005, with the prices of housing, commercial and office space climbing at near historical levels. Southwest Floridians who have been around a while likely remember what happened a few years after ...

Mask mandate lifted for students

news@breezenewspapers.com The School District of Lee County has reinstated an opt-out to its mask mandate, effective as of last Tuesday. Citing a 1st District Court of Appeal stay issued Friday, “which means the Florida Department of Education can continue to enforce its interpretation of ...