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Congressional District 19 race has two announced candidates

June 15, 2016 By MEGHAN McCOY With U.S. more »»

Council must decide between wants and needs

June 15, 2016 Members of the Fort Myers Beach Town Council would like to spend $400,000 to repair Bay Oaks, add to legal spending, improve an aging IT system and maybe do some other things. more »»

North Shore Park woes draw attention

June 15, 2016 David Reese remembers a day when he used to fish, swim and sail on the Caloosahatchee River, especially in North Shore Park in North Fort Myers. more »»

Stilwell to appeal termination

June 10, 2016 Terminated Fort Myers Beach manager Don Stilwell is contesting Town Council’s 3-2 decision to fire him “with caus. more »»

Entering retirement, Larry Wood leaves behind his personal touch at Beach Elementary

June 8, 2016 At what school can it actually be a treat to report to the principal’s office? The answer is Beach Elementary, where Larry Wood has been the principal for the past decade. “Mr. more »»

Interim town manager brings financial skill set

June 8, 2016 New interim Fort Myers Beach town manager Jim Steele isn’t wasting any time putting his footprint on the daily goings-on in town government. more »»

Stormwater fee adjustment goes through wringer

June 8, 2016 George Repetti is angry about the stormwater fee his residents at Islands End have to pay, even as it was reduced once already, saying the original work done was highly flawed. more »»

Council rails against island-wide bay-access policy

June 8, 2016 When it comes to bay access improvements, there is no cookie-cutter way to address the issue, as every neighborhood and access point has different needs. more »»

2016 hurricane ‘season’ under way

June 8, 2016 Meteorologists issued their predictions for the Atlantic Hurricane Season weeks ago. more »»

Council discusses Mooring Field, farmers market

June 8, 2016 The Fort Myers Beach Matanzas Harbor Municipal Mooring Field has never been a money maker, nor has it ever been intended to be. more »»

Time to give our local burgermeister a good grilling

June 8, 2016 Q: Tell us about how and why your business landed on Fort Myers Beach. A: “I made a trip three years ago from Germany to find a location here in Florida. more »»

Stilwell ousted, Steele steps in

June 3, 2016 Don Stilwell was terminated today as town manager of Fort Myers Beach for what Mayor Dennis Boback called “nonfeasance” – a failure to perform a duty required by law. more »»

Creation of committee to examine special Bay Oaks taxing district has begun

June 2, 2016 Now knowing that the creation of an independent taxing district is a possibility to help make the Bay Oaks Recreation Campus its own self-sustaining entity, Dave Anderson of the campus’ advisory... more »»

Town lands loan, can pay past vendor bills

June 1, 2016 The town of Fort Myers Beach can breathe a sigh of relief. On Tuesday, it received an accepted loan commitment of $6.8 million from the state's revolving loan fund. more »»

Community spotlight: Mark Chang and Bethanne Crowley

June 1, 2016 Q: The two of you have been performing on Fort Myers Beach since 1998. Tell us the locations of some of your early gigs around here. more »»

Bay Oaks can pursue special tax-district status

May 30, 2016 Yes, there are special taxing districts in the state of Florida designed solely to support a recreational entity. more »»

Mayor calls emergency meeting to discuss town finances and town manager

May 29, 2016 Is Don Stilwell on the hot seat? On Friday, Fort Myers Beach Mayor Dennis Boback scheduled an emergency meeting of the Town Council for this coming Friday morning to discuss two agenda items: the... more »»

Russo, a longtime local restauranteur, dies at 60

May 29, 2016 Longtime Fort Myers Beach restauranteur Alfredo Russo died early this morning, according to business associate Joe Orlandini. Russo was 60. more »»

Lee County property values continue to rise

May 29, 2016 For the fourth year in a row, property values in Lee County continue to increase, according to the preliminary estimated Taxable Values for 2016 released Friday, and that increase is 6. more »»

Cab holding bank robbers pulled over on Sky Bridge

May 29, 2016 Seven police vehicles pulled over a taxi Saturday morning as it approached Fort Myers Beach with three bank robbers on board, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Offic. more »»



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