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Elected officials are people too and essential personnel in this crisis

Apr 27, 2020
Online meetings via Zoom and social media live video feeds have increased the viewerships of City and County Commission meetings, as well as State press conferences. […]
Local News

Newberry Mayor Marlowe to Gov. DeSantis: Open Florida as soon as it is safe to do so

Apr 24, 2020
Opinion On Monday night, I will ask the Commission to authorize me to send a letter to Governor DeSantis encouraging him to open up the State […]
Local News

Alachua County candidates shift campaign strategies due to COVID-19

Apr 20, 2020
It’s not easy running for elected office.  Unless you have a staff of full-time political operatives, a war chest loaded with cash, a team of volunteers, […]
Local Living

Public outcry allows Madrina’s to reopen

Apr 13, 2020
Editor’s Note Mainstreet Daily News, in a collaboration with Noel Leroux, founder of Gainesville Downtown, is spotlighting downtown businesses to learn how each one is coping with […]

Who can you rely on during COVID-19?

Apr 6, 2020
Local Broadcasters and I applaud the essential workers that are on the front line of the COVID-19 crisis threatening not only their health, but also the […]

March 2020: In like a lion and out like a pandemic

Apr 1, 2020
 A lot has been written about the month of March.   William Shakespeare penned the play “Julius Caesar” in 1599 and used the phrase “beware the Ides […]

How can action-oriented people make a difference in a pandemic?

Mar 29, 2020
COVID-19 vs. Us EDITOR’S NOTE – Mainstreet Daily News is seeking stories about individuals and organizations coming together to push back against the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s entitled […]

With the winds of coronavirus blowing, we’re all in this together

Mar 24, 2020
 On Friday, March 13th, 2020, I threw out the window a hard and fast rule I had lived by professionally for almost 35 years… and I […]
Local News

When the Coronavirus hits home

Mar 19, 2020
Opinion/Analysis My 79-year-old mother is in a progressive care unit (PCU) in a hospital in Alachua County awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test administered March […]
Local News

Mainstreet Daily News creates coronavirus clearinghouse for up-to-the-minute news on the crisis

Mar 15, 2020
Alachua County begins this week in a profoundly different place than it was last Monday, and the stark likelihood is that seven days from now, it […]
Local News

Welcome to Mainstreet Daily News!

Mar 2, 2020
Good morning Gainesville, and welcome to Mainstreet Daily News—a site dedicated to telling the story of this community. We’re glad you found us. It’s been a […]
Government + Politics

Building an equitable Gainesville is Poe’s goal

Mar 1, 2020
At an iconic museum designed to preserve a part of Gainesville’s past, Mayor Lauren Poe talked about the future. “Our diversity is one of our greatest […]
Local News

Trusting Mainstreet: Our promise to the readers as we venture forward

Feb 23, 2020
Transparency. It’s the buzzword that politicians and elected officials use to prove their willingness to be trusted through verification. Regulations like the Freedom of Information Act and […]
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