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Letter: Teacher urges valuing all district employees

Dear Editor:

I have been teaching in this county since 2004 and I’m writing to you on behalf of the non-instructional employees of our school district. Non-instructional employees include: Pre-K teachers, paraprofessionals (classroom aides), clerical staff, bus drivers, custodians, cafeteria staff, and maintenance/landscaping staff. Read More »

Variances should not be used to thwart zoning laws

There are myriad of good reasons to have zoning laws in place, but without proper enforcement, they’re meaningless.

And in light of the Macclenny Zoning Adjustment Board’s decision last week to allow the addition of two new homes on a one-acre lot with one existing home and a detached garage, the city showed there’s so much flexibility in its zoning rules, the laws might as well be window dressing. Read More »

Some things he’d ‘really’ like to see on television

I was thinking the other day about some of the things I’d really like to see on television. There are a variety of reasons for this. Sometimes it’s just that things seem so obvious but aren’t mentioned on the screen. Here’s what I mean. Read More »

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