Dover Doins: Small cottage homes could help fill a big need – News –

There are many discussions about these two words: perception and reality. They came to my mind while reading some reactions shared on social media, particularly about the proposal for 44 single-family “cottages” to be built in Dover. They are described as a cluster of “single family detached cottages” 384 square feet each, with kitchen/living room, bedroom and bath.

The developers are proposing these as addressing need for affordable housing locally.

Let’s talk about living in this modest space and the reaction by many members of the social media. Some yeah, some nay, and of course, as is the nature of the beast, many suggesting changes.

The first qualification popping up is of course, money. Here’s where our first thoughts of perception and reality come in. It is suggested that these homes will be rentals as opposed to purchased units.

The developers suggest $800 to $1,000 per month rent as something

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Insiders, cronies fill crucial positions at Florida agencies

Florida is full of technology talent. There’s a 17-year-old in Tampa who hacked the Twitter feeds of billionaire Masters of Technology Bill Gates and Elon Musk. There’s a 16-year-old at South Miami Senior High who brought Miami-Dade’s first week of virtual school to a virtual standstill.

Florida also has law-abiding adults who know how to design and manage technology that customers can count on. The state desperately needs such a person to head up the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), the state agency that houses CONNECT, the laughably named digital trainwreck that workers must navigate to access what meager unemployment benefits state law allows.

Failed candidates

Gov. DeSantis himself vilified CONNECT as a jalopy for which the state paid a Lamborghini price. Yet he gave the task of cleaning up the DEO mess to Dane Eagle, a former state representative and recently failed congressional candidate. Eagle is a real-estate broker,

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