About JUNE FLETCHER
BiographyJune Fletcher is a multimedia business reporter with The Naples Daily News. She is also a housing advice columnist for WSJ.com, the online arm of The Wall Street Journal, where she worked as a staff reporter for 13 years. She also was editor-in-chief of Homes Today, a Washington D.C. real estate newspaper; senior editor of BUILDER magazine, a national trade publication, and editor-in-chief of The Messenger, a Baltimore community newspaper. She has served as both chairwoman and president of the National Association of Real Estate Editors. She has received writing and editorial awards from the American Society of Business Press Editors, the Society of Professional Journalists and the National Association of Real Estate Editors. A former Washingtonian, she was a seasonal resident of Naples for nearly a decade before making it her permanent home in 2013.
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05/30/2013 - current
DEP fines oil company for unauthorized work on Collier oil well
Updated 04/18/2014 at 7:22 p.m.
The Dan A. Hughes company was fined $25,000 for unauthorized work on a well it operates south of Lake Trafford in Collier County.
Southwest Florida's jobless rate drops in March
Updated 04/18/2014 at 5:04 p.m.
Mirroring positive statewide year-over-year statewide and national trends, Southwest Florida's unemployment rate fell in March.
NABOR first quarter numbers reflect strong seasonal sales
Updated 04/17/2014 at 8:27 p.m.
Housing continued to shine this season, particularly in the upper and lower ends of the market. Statistics released Thursday by the Naples Area Board of Realtors for both the first quarter and March showed year-over-year bump-ups in closed sales and ...
Homeowner equity on rise in Collier, better than state, RealtyTrac says
Published 04/17/2014 at 6 a.m.
According to RealtyTrac's home equity survey for the first quarter of 2014, while Southwest Florida lagged the nation in the percentage of homes that were seriously underwater, it still was doing better than many other places in the state.
Architect who quietly retired to Naples is credited as creator of great room
Published 04/15/2014 at 6 a.m.
Jack Bloodgood, 83, a Des Moines architect who retired to Naples nearly two decades ago is a modest man who prefers to avoid the limelight. Bloodgood started his firm in 1966. He's "an icon in the industry" a colleague said.
New Medicare, investment taxes worry Naples' wealthy, money managers say
Published 04/06/2014 at 6:05 p.m.
For the wealthy, there are new sources of angst: additional taxes that went into effect last year and will be whacking their wallets for the first time when they file their 2013 returns.
Other states challenging wealthy taxpayers who claim Florida residency
Published 04/05/2014 at 6 p.m.
Some of the influx of new wealthy residents to Florida are escaping from states like Minnesota, New Jersey and New York. States are going after the new residents for state taxes if they don't think the residents are really Floridians.
New York and Naples, top two places to shop for $1 million homes, study says
Published 04/04/2014 at 7 p.m.
A new luxury home survey puts Naples in the second spot — after New York — in a ranking of places with the most active home listings of $1 million and up.
YMCA demolishes fire-ravaged gym to make way for new building
Updated 04/03/2014 at 7:50 a.m.
The Greater Naples YMCA tore down its old gym to make way for a new Healthy Living Center.
Oil company's plan for explosions in prime panther habitat draws protest
Updated 04/02/2014 at 1:34 p.m.
A South Florida environmentalist has asked for an administrative hearing to challenge the state Department of Environmental Protection's approval of a permit for seismic exploration of 103,000 uninhabited acres in Collier and Hendry counties.
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