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COMMUNITY OPINION: Sam Farr to San Benito—Stay poor my friends

Marty Richman writes that San Benito County needs more revenue to support its residents; without it the county will just become a sleepy backwater and pocket of poverty.

San Benito High School main administration building. File photo.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Enough is enough, San Benito High School

Barbara Taddeo writes that her property taxes went up $200 a month after the last bonds passed.

Partygoers. Photo provided by Debbie Rey.

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COLUMN: Long time county resident celebrates big 90

A group of people surprised George in Fallon, NV, where he currently resides.

Supervisor Anthony Botelho at a board retreat. File photo by John Chadwell.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: An open letter to Sam Farr

Supervisor Anthony Botelho writes about Measure K and the Highway 101 nodes.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Public access to swimming

John Bessa suggests opening the SBHS aquatic center for increased public use on a year round basis.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: The economic future and quality of life in San Benito County

Resident Bill Lee writes about how all the pieces of the local economy—sales tax, housing, people, jobs, etc.—fit together.

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COLUMN: Highway 25 expansion is key for future progress

District 2 supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki stresses the importance of getting Highway 25 expanded sooner than later in order to improve residents' quality of life and the county's economic prospects.

Water Treatment Plant. Photo provided by John Freeman.

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COLUMN: A plan to solve San Juan Bautista water issues

John Freeman writes about a plan originally started in early 2018 to solve the State Water Board 'Notice of Violation' that the wastewater system still struggles with.

San Benito High School main administration building. File photo.

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Letter to the Editor: SBHS responds to school bond story

District addresses info in recent BenitoLink article.

A Hollister, CA 1940 Census record. Provided by Marty Richman.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: A stroll through Hollister’s history

The 1940 census records detail the human history of Hollister's ordinary people.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: The analytics of history

Cesar Gamboa writes about how historical narratives have been employed for ideological reasons as opposed to technical ones.

Kollin Kosmicki in San Juan Bautista. Photo provided.

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COLUMN: Housing plan would slow growth, require affordable units

District 2 Supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki says his plan would not only limit new single-family housing while the county upgrades its road infrastructure, but it would also eliminate developers' option to buy their way out of building affordable units.

San Juan Bautista neighborhood with ranch land in the distance. Photo provided by Valerie Egland.

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COLUMN: What’s the county’s strategic plan?

"The value of a Strategic Plan is in creating a framework to guide San Benito County," writes District 2 Supervisor candidate Valerie Egland.

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John Freeman registering to run for District 2 Supervisor. Photo provided by John Freeman.

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COLUMN: Why I want to be your next District 2 Supervisor

San Juan Bautista City Councilman John Freeman shares his vision and goals for the office.

A view of the bountiful San Juan Valley, taken from Fremont Peak. Photo provided by Wayne Norton.

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COLUMN: Protecting agriculture a top priority for San Benito County

Wayne Norton calls for action on required climate action planning.