- Cape man gets 8 years for robbery, his first offense (12/7/16)9
- 3 students in custody for violent threat; no details released (12/9/16)15
- Abuse suspect tries to take cop's gun; officer zaps him with Taser and punches his face (12/7/16)3
- Group seeks to create a neighborhood park on Cape Girardeau's south side (12/7/16)14
- Man sentenced to 103 years for murder of Cape woman (12/6/16)4
- Cape may allow residents to keep chickens; residents at meeting push for measure (12/6/16)34
- Poplar Bluff man accused of enticement, child porn in Scott County sting operation (12/4/16)
- Burglary suspect apprehended inside Jackson garage (12/4/16)
- Company to start recruiting businesses to Jackson, Cape (12/9/16)15
- 13 venues, 60 sponsors participating in Happy Slapowitz's Toy Bash on Thursday (12/7/16)2
Broadway needs most work of all downtown areas
To the editor:
As a former resident who misses Cape Girardeau, I was encouraged to hear that the Old Town Cape organization was formed to revitalize downtown Cape Girardeau.
The study's recommendations were on target, but I could have made the same suggestions for a lot less than $80,000.
If Cape Girardeau wants to improve the looks of its downtown, it should start with Broadway between Pacific and the river. Main and Spanish Streets are looking better, but Broadway looks like a ghost town and needs many improvements like buried power lines, better sidewalks, improved building facades and a tangible plan for the Marquette Hotel.