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  • Editorial: Twitter having a conflict of conscience between past and current owners


    Michael Gold, Editor
    HISTORIC CITY NEWS

    In national and international business that has local impact, I have been following with interest the comedy of errors that is former Twitter boss, Jack Dorsey, and the sale of his company in October to Elon Musk — called the “richest man on earth”.  At issue are the practices previously employed to influence the beliefs of its readers by Twitter, one of the longest-operating collections of social media communities.

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  • “Light the World” Mobile Giving Machine visits


    John Finotti
    Historic City News Facebook visitor

    I would like to inform your local readers that the world-famous “Light the World” Mobile Giving Machine will arrive in St Augustine tomorrow morning, Friday, November 25th.

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  • Letter: Place the purchase of public safety radios out for bid first


    Merrill Paul Roland, Esq.
    St Augustine, FL

    Dear Historic City News and readers:

    I have asked Chairman Dean and the members of the St Johns County Commission to place on hold the issuance of a $13 million Special Obligation Revenue Note to finance a non-competitive purchase contract for the replacement of radios used in the interoperable public safety radio system from Motorola Solutions, Inc. at what I believe is an inflated price.

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  • Letter: We no longer need an Infrastructure Sales Tax Advisory Committee


    Ed Slavin
    St Augustine, FL

    Dear Historic City News and readers:

    I have asked Chairman Dean and Commissioners Arnold, Keating, and Whitehurst on the St Johns County Board of Commissioners to delete Item 26, “Infrastructure Sales Tax Advisory Committee” from the November 15, 2022, Consent Agenda.

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  • Letter: There is a big difference between one cent and one percent


    Tom Martin
    St Augustine, FL

    Thanks, Michael, for your editorial in Historic City News, “Vote NO to one-cent sales surtax“.  That wording states exactly what the promoters who drafted the surtax referendum want voters to think — however, there is a big difference between “one cent” and “one percent”.

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  • Editorial: Vote NO to one-cent sales surtax


    Michael Gold, Founding Editor
    HISTORIC CITY NEWS, St Augustine FL

    When you cast your ballot for the General Election in St Johns County, whether by mail, during Early Voting which started today, or on Election Day at your home precinct on November 8, 2022, in addition to a mixed bag of candidates running for municipal, county, regional, state and national offices, as part of a countywide precinct referendum, you will be asked to vote “for” or “against” a one-cent sales surtax.

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  • Letter: Supporting Collins with DeSantis endorsement


    Roy Alaimo, Concerned St Johns County Resident
    Chairman, St Johns County Republican Party

    I am writing you today to express my support for Jennifer Collins, who is running for St Johns County School Board, District 3.  Jennifer Collins is a longtime resident of St Johns County and has been endorsed by Governor Ron DeSantis.

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  • Editorial Board makes recommendations for November General Election


    Over the past 22 years, Historic City News has published the recommendations of our volunteer Editorial Review Board, this being the 11th election year.  Aided in part by research completed by our staff reporter, Lou Anthony, the Board faced some interesting contests for their consideration this year. 

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  • County firefighters fighting for votes?


    Michael Gold, Retired Editor
    HISTORIC CITY NEWS

    I worked as a volunteer in my first local political campaign in 1974.  Against all odds, we got one of the small handful of St Johns County Republicans (that included me) elected to the St Augustine city commission.  Since then, I have been hired to consult and campaign for candidates for municipal, county, regional, and state political offices.  Although there is always plenty of fire brought by the candidates and their supporters, the flames almost always provide more heat than illumination.

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  • Letter: Supporting the ethical candidate – Johnny Coe Counts


    Missi Davis
    St Johns County, FL

    When someone makes the choice to run for office, they are supposed to be the voice of their constituents. They are not supposed to be doing it for personal gain, favors, or backdoor deals. Each candidate is supposed to run their own race, on their own merit, not latch on to another candidate to drag them across the finish line.

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  • Letter: Overzealous protestors show up at a commissioner’s home


    Kim J Kendall
    St Johns, FL

    Dear Historic City News subscribers:

    St Johns County Commissioner Sarah Arnold had protestors at her home a few days ago.  This is horribly disturbing. Commissioner Arnold has done nothing except serving our County.  She is a wife, a mother of 4 small children, a tireless volunteer, and my friend.

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