Author Archives: April Bogle

Florida’s ‘Worst Legislative Session Ever’ Attacks Personal Freedom, Some Laws Go into Effect Today

By April L. Bogle Experts on some of Florida’s most contentious public policy issues – [...]

It’s Time to Reframe Our Conversations

By Linda Hart Green “Why don’t they get it?” It’s the question public theologian and [...]

June 26 Florida Legislative Forum to Transcend Party Affiliation

By Melissa A. Moss Recent history shows there are a lot of thoughtful folks in [...]

Feeling Welcome Means Feeling Safe

By Linda Hart Green Actions and words should match. Easy to say but difficult to [...]

City Commission: Building Department Improvements Approved but Public Comments Stay at Meeting End for Non-Agenda Items

By April L. Bogle City Commissioners unanimously approved several high-profile pieces of city business at [...]

Let’s Learn from Fernandina Beach of the Past

By Linda Hart Green“Why did people here turn so ugly?” mused Lisa Williams, her big [...]

Setting the Record Straight: Private Groups Can Deny Access to Meetings

By April L. BoglePrivate organizations such as Citizens Defending Freedom-Nassau (CDF-Nassau) can assemble in public [...]

A Small Island with a Lot of Room

By Linda Hart GreenOne of my favorite Bible verses is from the gospel of John. [...]

A Challenging Week for Fernandina Beach

By April L. Bogle The Fernandina Beach City Commission considered and ruled on several contentious [...]

Tringali Neighbors File Appeal to ‘Stop the Domino Effect’

Neighbors of the Tringali property in downtown Fernandina Beach and their supporters announced yesterday they [...]

Learn FDOT Improvement Plans for Island’s State Roads May 23

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will present plans for improving state roads on Amelia [...]

Unexpected Bending

By Linda Hart Green “Why are they so angry?” Have you thought that after reading [...]

City Commission Votes 4-1 to Approve ‘Tringali’ Townhome Subdivision, Citizens Considering Lawsuit

By April L. Bogle Twelve townhomes are one step closer to being built in a [...]

Another Major Debate: Townhouses in a Single-Family Neighborhood

By April L. Bogle Tonight’s city commission meeting is likely to include another long debate [...]