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Gainesville City Commission Votes to Seek Help and More Information on Broadband Options

The commission dispatched Mayor Lauren Poe to send letters to local municipalities, the Alachua County Commission, the University of Florida and Sante Fe College, and the Alachua County School District to see if they wish to partner with the city in the effort.

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Newberry To Enter 30 Year Solar Power Agreement With Florida Municipal Power Agency

Newberry has agreed to purchase one megawatt of solar power from the Florida Municipal Power Agency, enough to power about 5% of the city's total energy consumption. Two years ago, the city was approached for a similar project by the same company, but decided against participating. This time, technological improvements and reductions in the cost of solar panels made the project much more feasible and attractive to the city.

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‘Spinning Its Wheels’: City-County Discussion Over Cabot-Koppers Superfund Site Redevelopment Stalls

The Alachua County Commission and the Gainesville City Commission held a joint meeting Monday to discuss potential development ideas for the Cabot-Koppers Superfund site and the Eighth Avenue and Waldo corridor, but no plans were approved.

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D’Alemberte Remembered As ‘Definition Of A Statesman’

D’Alemberte, who died suddenly Monday at age 85, had a list of accomplishments --- including serving as president of the American Bar Association, president of Florida State University and dean of the school’s College of Law --- that were on par with a humanitarian legacy evidenced by the outpouring of affection and respect as news of his death spread.

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Secretary Post Remains Empty At Health Agency

Florida is grappling with an outbreak of hepatitis A but does not have a top health officer at the agency charged with ensuring the public’s health. More than four months after Gov. Ron DeSantis took office, the Florida Department of Health does not have a secretary. DeSantis’ nominee — Scott …

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