Mugwump needed

Never let it be said that watching the school board isn’t an educational experience. Although I’m not sure there was … More

Not just a park

Over the years I’ve cycled through St. Augustine’s Davis Shores neighborhood countless times. It is a convenient way to get … More

The stubborn status quo

Elections are supposed to have consequences. For instance, the last two elections have clearly wrought a pivotal change in thinking … More

Once upon a lighthouse

You wander among ancient oaks and spy it amid twisted branches. Long before there was a lighthouse a watch tower … More

What’s so GNV?

What is it about this town anyway? What places, experiences, sensations make you stop and say to yourself: That’s so … More

What is ‘fair pay’?

Does Gainesville need a “professional” city commission? Is Gainesville too cheap to pay for good government? It’s an interesting question, … More

The future of news

I’ve been a newspaper man my whole professional life. Now, at the age of 73, I often consider that I … More

Talking about the mayor

Gainesville City Commissioner David Arreola wants to give Gainesville voters the opportunity to consider a charter change to create a … More

No first among equals

We’ve seen this movie before. A city manager whose job security hangs on a thin 4-3 commission margin. The commissioners … More