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Jospeh Bathis, 3, rides a scooter through the outdoor halls of St. Matthew's House on Tuesday in Naples. For the past four weeks, Bathis has been staying with his mom and brother at the homeless shelter since his mom lost her job in Fort Myers.In an attempt to circumvent a possible moratorium on building homeless shelters in Bonita Springs, St. Matthew's House on Monday afternoon filed documents with the city for a new facility it hopes to break ground on within the next year. In a full page ad that ran Tuesday in the Naples Daily news, the board of directors addressed an open letter to Collier and south Lee County residents, accusing the shelter's opponents of being 'vocal, angry, driven by blind fear and largely uninformed...'

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Lexey Swall/Staff Jospeh Bathis, 3, rides a scooter through the outdoor halls of St. Matthew's House on Tuesday in Naples. For the past four weeks, Bathis has been staying with his mom and brother at the homeless shelter since his mom lost her job in Fort Myers.In an attempt to circumvent a possible moratorium on building homeless shelters in Bonita Springs, St. Matthew's House on Monday afternoon filed documents with the city for a new facility it hopes to break ground on within the next year. In a full page ad that ran Tuesday in the Naples Daily news, the board of directors addressed an open letter to Collier and south Lee County residents, accusing the shelter's opponents of being "vocal, angry, driven by blind fear and largely uninformed..."

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