Laura Layden, Naples Daily News

Laura Layden

Naples Daily News

Florida, United States

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Recent articles by Laura:

No parking: Travelers should hitch a ride to Southwest Florida International Airport

Parking is full at Southwest Florida International Airport, due to holiday travel. → Read More

No parking: Travelers should hitch a ride to Southwest Florida International Airport

Parking is full at Southwest Florida International Airport, due to holiday travel. → Read More

Getting back to 'normal': Naples to wind down debris cleanup, wind up code enforcement

In its efforts to get back to normal, Naples has announced Dec. 15 as the deadline for debris cleanup from Hurricane Ian. → Read More

Spirit cuts routes this winter, including service at Southwest Florida International

Spirit has cut routes, starting in January, including ones to and from Fort Myers. → Read More

Collier County faces bumps on its road to recovery from Hurricane Ian

Collier County is facing obstacles in its efforts to quickly recover from Hurricane Ian. → Read More

'Common sense' candidate Hall wins Collier County Commission District 2

Hall will be new District 2 commissioner in Collier County. → Read More

Collier County debris removal update: Enough to "fill more than 10,000 pickleball courts"

Collier County has hit a new milestone with its debris removal efforts from Hurricane Ian. → Read More

Naples City Council to discuss controversial code changes for residential construction

Naples City Council is considering code changes some fear could slow recovery efforts from Hurricane Ian. → Read More

Hertz sees strong 3Q performance as travel continues to rebound from pandemic

Hertz continues to benefit from travel rebound. The third quarter ended in September, shortly after Ian made landfall north of headquarters in Estero. → Read More

South Seas Island Resort to lay off nearly 240 employees due to damage from Hurricane Ian

South Seas Island Resort is laying off hundreds of employees because of damage from Hurricane Ian that will require a $1 billion massive rebuild. → Read More

Naples continues to push ahead with controversial stormwater project at beach end in Ian's wake

A long-anticipated stormwater improvement project will soon be under construction in Naples. → Read More

FEMA not ready to deploy trailers for temporary housing yet in Collier County

FEMA trailers aren't heading this way to house local residents displaced by Hurricane Ian. At least, not yet. → Read More

Rent hikes for homes, apartments in Naples area spur complaints of post-Ian price gouging

Rental rates for housing are rising post-Ian. Some three-bedroom, 1,800-square-foot homes go for $10,000 and even $20,000 a month in the Naples area. → Read More

Southwest Florida picking up the pieces in aftermath of Hurricane Ian, as death toll rises

For safety, curfews remain for much of SWFL, including all of the unincorporated Collier County and the city of Naples, between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m. → Read More

Collier County still assessing damages from Hurricane Ian

In its initial estimates, the city of Naples reported $20 million in damages to government property but some officials say it cold be ten times that. → Read More

Naples city residents displaced by Ian struggle to find shelter

Hurricane Ian didn't just do major damage to homes and businesses in Naples. It displaced residents. → Read More

Naples mayor: Rebuilding from Hurricane Ian is going to 'take time'

City government in Naples alone has sustained more than $20 million in damages from Hurricane Ian. → Read More

Mayor Teresa Heitmann: Naples Pier is 'not gone,' but heavily damaged

While the Naples Pier isn't destroyed, it will be "closed for an indefinite period of time." → Read More

Collier County to open 5 shelters for voluntary Hurricane Ian evacuations tonight

Collier County will open five emergency shelters tonight due to Hurricane Ian. → Read More

Hertz announces purchase of 175,000 electric vehicles from GM over next 5 years

Hertz will add GM cars to its EV lineup. → Read More