Melissa Montoya, The News-Press

Melissa Montoya

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Fort Myers, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Melissa:

Robert E. Lee mosaic on downtown Fort Myers building painted over

The building's owner said he did not do it and will consider trying to restore it. → Read More

Fort Myers city attorney to look at legal options to remove Robert E. Lee bust as protesters rally

Dozens of people showed up at the Fort Myers City Council meeting on Monday to protest the Robert E. Lee bust and to speak out against police brutality. → Read More

Facebook rant by Hispanic business leader spurs race conversations amid Black Lives Matters movement

Veronica Culbertson wrote on Facebook she is tired of the terrorizing of the country and the erasure of history and the vandalism of statues. → Read More

Naples-Fort Myers Greyhound Track employee tests positive for COVID-19

An employee at the Naples-Fort Myers Greyhound Track tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday causing the landmark to close until at least next week. → Read More

Lee County's NAACP holds meet and greet with local law enforcement officials

The Lee County chapter of the NAACP held a meet and greet meeting with local top cops to begin the process of reform following local protests. → Read More

Their love story spans a lifetime, but COVID-19 undid it all

Their love story spans a lifetime, but the coronavirus undid it all. → Read More

ALDI announces plans for two more stores in Lee County

At least two more ALDI stores will be built in Lee County in the future. → Read More

Robert E. Lee statue removed from downtown Fort Myers

Robert E. Lee bust removed from downtown Fort Myers. It's unclear what the future holds for the statue. → Read More

Fort Myers election heats up as candidates declare their intentions to run

Fort Myers' election season is heating up as candidates across the city declare their intentions to run for their wards → Read More

Coronavirus: City of Fort Myers reopens parks with limited operations

The city of Fort Myers announced on Tuesday it would open some of its parks up on Wednesday in order for residents to exercise. Residents should continue to social distance. → Read More

Amid uncertainty, Southwest Florida families thankful for time together

Staying home has been difficult for most, but families are using the time to bond through activities. They are thankful for the time to slow down. → Read More

Fort Myers Councilman Kevin Anderson announces mayoral run

Fort Myers Councilman Kevin Anderson, of Ward 4, has announced he will run for mayor, pitting him against Gaile Anthony. → Read More

Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson will step down on Nov. 16

Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson must set resignation date to continue run for Congress. → Read More

'The urge to help others': Three Lee County nurses are in New York City to help healthcare workers

Three Lee County nurses have been in New York City for about a week to help healthcare workers in the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

'Unprecedented times': Sanibel furloughs 53 part-time workers due to coronavirus

In Sanibel, 53 part-time workers were laid off from the recreation and beach parking divisions as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Fort Myers councilman tests positive for coronavirus, shows COVID-19 symptoms

Fort Myers Councilman Kevin Anderson, of Ward 4, has tested positive for coronavirus. Anderson said his symptoms have been minor. → Read More

Fourth person dies in Lee County due to coronavirus

A popular DJ, 39, is the youngest person to die. → Read More

TV show 'Cops' returning to film Fort Myers Police Department

Fort Myers will appear during the show's 33rd season, which airs this year through next year, according to Pamela Golum. → Read More

Fort Myers agrees to pay woman wrongfully arrested $4K to avoid lawsuit

A woman was arrested for a crime she didn't commit: She was sitting in Lee County Jail when it happened. → Read More

Topgolf construction underway, attraction likely to open next spring in Fort Myers

Topgolf, the long-awaited golf party venue, has announced it is likely to open in Fort Myers in spring of 2021. → Read More