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Airport Noise Study Begins Delete 08/17/2011 at 12:14pm

Airport Noise Study Begins

On Monday afternoon, representatives from the consulting firm ESA held a public workshop to kick off a noise study held every five years by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The study - called the Federal Aviation Regulation Part 150 Noise Study - is a voluntary noise exposure and land use study that airports undertake to address noise and land use compatibility.

"The goal is to educate the public on what the process is,” explained Michael Arnold, Vice President of ESA. "We give them the basic data on the airport and see what their expectations are. The goal is to get input from everyone in the neighborhoods that surround the airport, determine what the baseline noise conditions are and look at measures that can be evaluated.” <

Beach Advisories Lifted Delete 08/16/2011 at 5:08pm

Boil Water Notice Cancelled

The August 12, 2011 Precautionary Boil Water Notice has been cancelled for the Fort Myers Beach area following the satisfactory completion of the bacteriological survey showing the water is safe to drink. For questions, call Beach Water at (239) 463-9914

Beach Advisory Lifted

The Lee County Health Department has lifting its advisories on Bowditch, Lynn Hall and Bonita Park beaches. Water samples taken on Monday, August 15, 2011, indicate enterococcus and coliform bacteria concentrations at these beaches have returned to safe levels for swimming.

Beach Advisory Extended Delete 08/12/2011 at 10:45am

Beach Advisory Extended to Lynn Hall and Bonita Beach

The Lee County Health Department has posted an advisory on Lynn Hall and Bonita beaches as unsafe for swimmers due to high levels of bacteria identified in water sampling.

Tests completed Thursday, indicate that the water quality at Lynn Hall and Bowditch beaches on Estero Island do not meet the safety criteria for enterococcus and coliform bacteria recommended by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and Florida Department of Health. Bonita Beach Park at 27954 Hickory Boulevard in Bonita Springs has a high enterococcus count, missing the maximum allowed by one point.

Unlocked Doors Lead to Beach Burglaries Delete 08/09/2011 at 4:48pm

Unlocked Doors Lead to Beach Burglaries

Beach living means trusting your neighbors. Enjoying the laid-back beach lifestyle means that many Islanders leave their homes and vehicles unlocked. That trusting nature proved an open invitation to some thieving miscreants Sunday, as five homes and vehicles were burglarized overnight at several mid-island locations.

Two homes on Coconut Drive reported break-ins. Three vehicles, two on Bay Mar Drive and one in the 3800 Block of Estero Blvd, were also burglarized.

The one thing all five incidents had in common according to Tony Schall, Public Information Officer for the LCSO: Every one of the homes or vehicles were unlocked at the time of the burglary.