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Town hall on FEMA rating draws crowd

Proposed changes in the way FEMA determines flood risk and the corresponding rate increases on flood insurance could have greater impacts than just making homeowners pay more money. It could drive people to decide to live or buy elsewhere, since they will not be able to afford flood insurance, potentially cripple the housing market as a result. Those were the warnings residents heard from speakers during a town hall meeting at the Cape Coral Yacht Club ballroom on Oct. 12 regarding the impending changes. Cape Coral City Councilmember Gloria Tate hosted the event. Speakers included Lee ...

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Virtual Southwest Florida Reading Festival to kick off

The 22nd annual Southwest Florida Reading Festival in March will be a month-long, fully virtual celebration of the power of reading brought to the community by the Lee County Library System. Nearly 30 acclaimed authors will provide nightly programming on March 1-12. Other highlights include ...

Island Lifestyles


Letters to the Editor

Red flag

To the editor: WHAAAT! Really. Is that absolutely necessary? What’s that supposed to achieve? How exactly can it help — anything? or anybody? That mind-jarring rapid-fire stream of unvoiced queries arose as spontaneously as my audible gasp the other day as I walked past one particular ...