Andrew Wigdor, The News-Press

Andrew Wigdor

The News-Press

Naples, FL, United States

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Past articles by Andrew:

Uncertainty looms for unemployed in Southwest Florida as $600 weekly benefit expires

The extra $600 unemployment payments that many have received throughout the pandemic have stopped. What comes next is causing much uncertainty. → Read More

Home builder brings free telemedicine visits to buyers in Ave Maria community amid pandemic

With cases increasing in Florida, the demand for virtual care visits is higher than ever. → Read More

SWFL small businesses face uncharted territory with mask-wearing requirements amid coronavirus pandemic

As COVID-19 activity increases, businesses are beefing up precautions and requiring customers to cover up. → Read More

Fort Myers Beach Margaritaville Resort project gets legal victory, may start construction by year's end

Judges with the Second District Court of Appeals in Lakeland passed down a decision in favor of the Margaritaville Resort project. → Read More

Fort Myers Beach votes in favor of masks requirement, keeps beaches open

The Fort Myers Beach Town Council voted to make face coverings mandatory in public, with some exceptions. → Read More

Is a public face mask requirement coming soon for Southwest Florida cities, counties?

As cases spike in Florida, some areas have instituted face mask requirements. Will Southwest Florida be next? → Read More

Southwest Florida Black business owners see outpouring of support after George Floyd protests

Some business owners in Southwest Florida have been seeing increased support and love from the community in the wake of George Floyd's death. → Read More

With lowered capacity and safety concerns, some SWFL restaurants choose to keep dining rooms closed amid pandemic

Although restaurants are now allowed to open at 50% capacity in Florida, some owners can't make that work financially, and safety concerns linger. → Read More

Southwest Florida financial advisers stay connected to clients during pandemic through technology, constant communication

Financial advisers in Southwest Florida have been working to keep clients up-to-date and on top of their money during uncertain times. → Read More

2 Tuesday Morning stores in SWFL to close amid coronavirus pandemic

Two Tuesday Morning stores, one in Estero and one in Naples, are on the chopping block in the company's first phase of store closings that will happen this summer. → Read More

Career centers, businesses, job seekers gear up for coronavirus pandemic recovery

CareerSource Southwest Florida will reopen its offices for in-person services on June 1 to coincide with the re-institution of an important unemployment requirement. → Read More

Southwest Florida unemployment rate skyrockets in April, exceeds height of Great Recession

The unemployment rate in Southwest Florida has skyrocketed from March to April, exceeding the highs of the 2008 Great Recession. → Read More

Employees from 2 more Southwest Florida Publix locations test positive for coronavirus

A total of 12 stores in the area have had one or more employees test positive. → Read More

Fort Myers Beach votes to open beaches to public, adopt Gov. DeSantis' 'Phase 1' reopening plan

The town council also opened beach access parking lots to the public. → Read More

Sanibel Council votes to adopt governor's 'Phase 1' reopening plan

But the council opted to keep a ban on accommodation rentals and the closure of paid beach parking for 15 more days. → Read More

Sanibel council decides to table decisions on reopening portions of economy until direction comes from county, state

The Sanibel City Council decided to wait for direction from Lee County and Gov. Ron DeSantis before reopening portions of the economy. → Read More

Employees from five more Southwest Florida Publix stores test positive for coronavirus

Five more locations have had employee who tested positive for the coronavirus → Read More

Marketing agencies help bring businesses' products, messages to public during coronavirus pandemic

While the pandemic has forced many businesses to drastically change their operations, they still need to let the public know what they're up to. → Read More

Southwest Florida unemployment jumps up in March amid coronavirus pandemic, and experts say it's just the beginning

The pandemic has led to the shuttering of many businesses, causing widespread layoffs and furloughs in the region and beyond. → Read More

Grocery stores take varied steps in publicly reporting coronavirus cases, implementing safety measures

The public still ventures into grocery stores to stock up on necessities during the pandemic. But sometimes it's hard to know which ones have seen positive cases. → Read More