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Reform of Florida Retirement System eluding House, Senate

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 7:30pm
Legislative leaders are closing in on a compromise to revise the massive Florida Retirement System, building on a failed measure from last year that scuttled a major overhaul of the pension plan covering nearly a million Floridians.

Education experts debate Common Core’s value

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:56am
On any given day, Rian Meadows is up checking emails, texts, and grading assignments, and answering her “lifeline,” the phone, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Meadows is a government and economics teacher at Florida Virtual School, where students work at their own pace and join her class through live lessons through Adobe Connect or Blackboard.

Sacher's Town Hall talks Marriott, Rose Marina, beach patrols and obnoxious odors

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 4:46pm
Hoping part-time residents would take the opportunity to discuss city issues, Marco Island City Councilor Larry Sacher held his second Town Hall meeting just two months after his first. However, the more than 30 participants that attended Thursday were mo

Letter to the Editor: Killing the golden goose

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 6:00am
Our Marco Island City Council and Planning Board are freshly sitting on the “Golden Goose.” Now the question is: Will they kill it? First you allowed the golf course – against the will of MICA. Now the Marriott wants more exceptions and special treatment? Then the Rose Marina?

Letter to the Editor: Three cheers for our Planning Board

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 6:00am
A loud “three cheers” for a job well done have been earned by Marco Island’s Planning Board at its recent March meetings. The board’s thorough and continuing analysis of Marriott’s petition to expand its original 2001 PUD has been admirable. According to official proceedings and the accounts of attendees as well as participants at two public March meetings, ‘We the People’ of Marco Island can be finally proud of our current Planning Board members and the majority of sitting City Council members who appointed them.

SW Florida weather: Sunshine to continue through weekend

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 5:42am
The week's gorgeous weather will continue Friday and right on through the weekend.

Bonsai: Lecture and demos part of next Marco Island Center for the Arts' 'Up Close and Personal'

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 4:00am
The Marco Island Center for the Arts' next Up Close and Personal evening event focuses on bonsai, a thousand-year old art form originating in Asia that has become popular in the Western world as well. The event takes place from 5:30 until 7 p.m., April 17

Former San Marco Gifts owner dies, described as loving mother, fabulous cook

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 9:50pm
In the weeks leading up to her death Sunday night, Alda Maria Carter hadn’t been feeling well. She’d developed a cough, had trouble breathing and generally felt lousy, her son Robert Carter said. But on Sunday, while recovering in a Naples-area hospital, she looked good, felt at ease and ate the biggest lunch she’d had in a month.

VIDEO: Latest local news update in Collier and Lee

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 6:09pm
Daily News Editor Ryan Mills gives readers an update on what's happening in the news in Southwest Florida including stories that can be found in Friday's Naples Daily News.

David Letterman says he will retire in 2015

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 4:47pm
Several news outlets are reporting that late-night television legend David Letterman announced his plan to retire in 2015 this afternoon during a taping of "The Late Show."

2014 Spirit of Marco Island awards: Three more recipients announced

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 2:34pm
The Noontime Rotary Club of Marco Island reported that it presented three 2014 Spirit of Marco Island Awards this past week to Allyson Richards, Ed & Kathy Miracco, Curt and Jacquie Koon owners of CJ's on the Bay.

Marco Island Beautification Advisory Committee: Gearing up for City Council presentation

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:45pm
Spring signals the budget season for Marco Island's City Council. On Wednesday, the Beautification Advisory Committee focused on a future list of projects it hopes to fund. Timing matched well with council's calendar. The first budget subcommittee meeting

No fatalities along I-75 during safety campaign

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:10pm
There were no fatal crashes along Interstate 75 this past weekend, following implementation of a new initiative aimed at reducing deaths along the highway throughout Florida and five other states. 


Letter to the Editor: Does anyone else see irony here?

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:07pm
A considerable amount of space in the April 1 Eagle was devoted to the ongoing parking issues on our island. Immediate solutions did not pop out of the discussions at the latest meeting. I hope the goal is to not just solve the problem at today’s car volume but looking into the future.

Marco Island Chamber Business Expo: Hundreds of prospects visit dozens of companies

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:38am
Attendance was strong at the Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo on Monday afternoon. For this 14th annual event, the official clicker showed 393 visitors with 45 minutes still to go at 5:45. The function room at the Marriott was filled, a

CVB hosts Marco Island roundtable: Grand Slam season for tourism – summer business may break records, too

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 8:44am
Nothing gets tourism gurus more psyched that a winning season. On Wednesday, 48 heavy hitting, high-powered tourism executives from Collier County met at the Rose Historical Auditorium on Marco Island to promote the best and discuss the rest. Marco Island

SW Florida weather: Sunny and warm again Thursday

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 5:49am
A beautiful day with plenty of sunshine is on the way Thursday for Southwest Florida.

Ask The Pharmacist: Stop painful nerve pain in its' tracks

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:51pm
Question: I have neuropathies all over my body, it feels like pins and needles. I take pain medications. Is there anything natural I can do or take? G.D. Seattle, Colorado

Stop by Daily News today for Activation Day, Coffee & Community

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 7:56am
Come get active with the Daily News today during our first Activation Day. The Naples Daily News circulation and digital staff will be on hand from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to connect your print subscription to your digital account and get you activated.

Guest column: Jeff Kottkamp: Setting the Record Straight on VR

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 6:00am
In the summer of 2004 while I laid in an induced coma at a local hospital, my doctors gave my wife (who was eight months pregnant at the time) a difficult choice.