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Candidates and the Arts: Mark P. Miner

August 6, 2008

1) Will you support public funding for the arts after you are elected? Yes My vision for St. Johns County encompasses a diverse range of goals, included are our county’s arts and culture. We are […]

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Candidates and the Arts: Cyndi Stevenson

August 6, 2008

Question #1 General Fund Revenue will be very difficult to come by for the foreseeable future due to Federal and State mandates, rising costs for essential services and continued mandates for property tax reductions.

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Candidates and the Arts: Albert J. Abbatiello

August 6, 2008

1. Public Funding and the Arts Public funding is available in the form of grants (federal and state), private/corporate, other philanthropic organizations. There are likely many more sources of funding that I’m unaware of. It’s […]

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Reject the proposed charter on Election Day

August 3, 2008

As you might imagine, there has been a considerable amount written about the proposed “charter” form of government for St. Johns County – both in support and against. It has been the subject of local […]

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Guest Column – Cyndi Stevenson

July 13, 2008

Your Taxes-Your Community-Your Quality of Life Like you, the county is facing costly price increases and budget uncertainties caused by the slowing economy and Amendment 1. To address that county staff and our new administrator, […]

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Anti-crime youth grants went to golf programs

July 5, 2008

According to a report published yesterday in the Washington Independent, a new investigation of the Justice Department with ties back to the First Coast is now gaining traction.

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Treasure hunting in Florida

June 25, 2008

In a communication from Chuck Meide, LAMP Director, that was received by Historic City News this week, we were asked to show our support in preserving Florida’s archaeological and historical heritage.

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Visual pollution in political campaigns

June 24, 2008

It is another election year. There will be a test on August 26, 2008 that will settle a number of local issues. There will be another test on November 4, 2008 that, for some, will […]

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Safety first this 4th of July

June 20, 2008

St. Augustine’s annual “Fireworks Over The Matanzas” draws more people–and cars–into the downtown area than any other single event all year long. A growing trend in recent years has been the use of bicycles by […]

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City officials and residents working together

June 11, 2008

Thanks to some quick thinking on the part of Len Weeks, the cooperation of other Hypolita Street property owners and the support of the St. Augustine City Commission, one of the city’s four-block-long streets will […]

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IRS stimulus payment e-mail scam

May 27, 2008

Looking very official, the following e-mail – which was sent from a computer in the United Kingdom – was received by an editor at Historic City Media this morning; purporting to be a confirmation of […]

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2007 Evaluation and Appraisal Report

May 21, 2008

In a five page Letter of Understanding sent less than 30 days ago from Teresa Bishop, AICP, Director of Growth Management Services for St. Johns County, which was sent to Mr. Mike McDaniel, Chief of […]

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About the editorial page

May 18, 2008

The editorial page at Historic City News is where we will express opinions on topics that have been reviewed by a three person panel of guest editors. The opinions published may not have been unanimously […]

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Emerging popularity of notebook computers

May 13, 2008

I remember when the “laptop” computer was an expensive luxury in our business; it made it out of the storeroom every now and then when one of us had an assignment on the road or […]

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