Help keep our content paywall-free!

Friends, we need your help.

For almost 2.5 years, we have been reporting local news and making sure that there is NO PAYWALL for our readers. We believe it is critical for citizens to hold local governments accountable, and the best way to do that is by reporting what is actually said and done in city commission, county commission, and school board meetings.

When we started this site, we made a commitment to make every single report, press release, and opinion piece free of charge.

And we have grown! Over the past year, our page views have nearly tripled, and we’re now reaching close to 20,000 views per day–and still growing. That is absolutely astounding for a news site targeted at a county of 270k people! 

We have become the most trusted source for local government reporting in Alachua County, but we want to expand to cover some of the other municipalities. Also, the City of Gainesville and Alachua County are having more meetings than ever as they rush to implement as many of their priorities as possible before the next election. We’ve also had to add coverage of school board meetings because they’ve decided to oppose the Florida Department of Health and have increasingly been hostile to members of the public who disagree with their policies.

We think that residents of the smaller municipalities also deserve to know what’s going on in their governments, but the only way to do that is to add more reporters.

And to add more reporters, we need to be able to count on enough recurring donations to be able to meet payroll. Please consider setting up a recurring donation of $25 or more per month.

We need you, the readers, to support what we do.

To keep Alachua Chronicle a paywall-free site, we’re asking each one of you to step up to make a donation today and consider making a monthly gift. 

If you enjoy our factual reporting, please chip in what you can. With your help, we can keep our site free and make sure that our articles are shareable to as many people as possible.


(And if you want to make a donation at any point in the future, there is a clickable donation button on every page of our site.)

Thank you so much for your help at this critical time,

Jennifer and Len Cabrera

      • It worked for me. Maybe you don’t want to deal with checks, but if you provided a mailing address, people could send checks too. I don’t know exactly how, but some banks will allow you to sign up to receive electronic payments from their bill payment services. I could try to research that if you’d like.

      • I “donate” the same annual amount I pay to subscribe to The Gainesville Sun. (& @ the same time)
        A “pay wall” like the Sun’s would be acceptable to me.
        I wouldn’t want a monthly charge but an annual subscription like the Sun & most magazines would be OK!

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