Letter from Tim Zorc, Indian River County, FL Commissioner.

August 9, 2020 Dear IRC Taxpayers and Facebook Friends: I ask that you take a few minutes to understand the seriousness of what is happening in the District 3 Commission race and why it is important to the taxpayers to understand what is on the line. Please allow me to explain the mega price tag on … Continue reading Letter from Tim Zorc, Indian River County, FL Commissioner.

Why Some People Don’t Wear Masks.

There is growing scientific evidence for masks to fight Covid-19. There is growing scientific evidence that wearing a mask (and social distancing) is one the most important measures we can take to fight coronavirus. Yet large numbers of people don’t see the need to wear one, leading to recent surges of the virus in most U.S. states.  … Continue reading Why Some People Don’t Wear Masks.

700-plus Medical and Scientific Professionals Urge the FCC to Hold Off Approving Spectrum for 5G.

Ajit Pai, Chairman Federal Communications Commissions. FCC to approve Spectrum Plan the Pentagon says will harm GPS. Senior Pentagon leaders warn that such a move will lead to “unacceptable” harm to the GPS system by creating new interference that could disrupt satellites critical to national security. For Release: Thursday, August 6, 2020 Contact: Zoe Berg (516) 883-0887 … Continue reading 700-plus Medical and Scientific Professionals Urge the FCC to Hold Off Approving Spectrum for 5G.

Clifton Rodgers: “The Man Who Conquered Polio.”

Jonathan Gillibrand, Richard Wolfe and Clifton Rodgers of the Real Estate Roundtable. Photo by: Georgetown Dish. Clifton Rodgers is a friend. He is commercial real estate public relations advocate who has played a leading role in legislation of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) and its subsequent extensions and coordinate its Homeland Security Task Force … Continue reading Clifton Rodgers: “The Man Who Conquered Polio.”

Who is Vandalizing and Stealing Indian River County Campaign Signs?

Note the permission slip from the property owner on the campaign sign. Tim Zorc, candidate for Indian River County (IRC) Commissioner (District 3) and Laura Zorc, candidate for the School Board of IRC (District 3) have been hit the hardest with numerous vandalized signs. This is vandalism. The legs go 24 inches in the ground … Continue reading Who is Vandalizing and Stealing Indian River County Campaign Signs?

Vero Beach, FL Outlets Appears to be a Cessation.

Cessation, a noun, is defined as "...a process of ending or being brought to an end." It's so sad. mallcenters.com reported that 45 stores were (at one time) operating in the Vero Beach Outlets. Yet in surveying the stores today there were only 13 that seemed to be open, and many of those who had … Continue reading Vero Beach, FL Outlets Appears to be a Cessation.

Who is Monitoring COVID-19 Short-Term Rental Health Hazards in Indian River County, FL.?

On June 25, 2020 a record number of 5,511 new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported in the State of Florida. In Indian River County (IRC), 35 new cases were reported and four hospitalizations. There are only 11 ICU beds available in IRC. To date, 109K cases have been reported in Florida with 3,281 deaths. … Continue reading Who is Monitoring COVID-19 Short-Term Rental Health Hazards in Indian River County, FL.?

Op Ed: Flag Burning is Protected Under the First Amendment.

By Bill Britton At his Tulsa rally, President Trump declared that burning the American flag should result in a one-year jail term for the perpetrator. (See: https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-people-who-burn-an-american-flag-should-go-to-jail-for-a-year-2020-6) The US Supreme Court, however, ruled in 1989 that burning an American flag is constitutionally protected speech under the First Amendment. At first glance, transforming flag desecration from … Continue reading Op Ed: Flag Burning is Protected Under the First Amendment.

Update: Black Lives Matter in Third Grade Too… [Indian River County, FL]

On June 10, 2020 we published an article on the disparity between black and white third grade pass rates for the School District of Indian River County’s Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) English Language Arts (ELA) testing. https://verocommunique.com/2020/06/10/black-lives-matter-in-third-grade-too-indian-river-county-fl/ This article has been very widely read, however, one reader commented that we inadvertently omitted Rosewood Magnet Elementary … Continue reading Update: Black Lives Matter in Third Grade Too… [Indian River County, FL]