Live Oaks, Vero Beach, FL and Arborists. Part Three.

Live Oak butchered in Central Beach, Vero Beach, FL. The homeowner indicated he did not want the tree to fall on his house. But the tree is leaning toward the street and with that big limb removed the tree is less likely to pull the street to fall to the street and more likely to … Continue reading Live Oaks, Vero Beach, FL and Arborists. Part Three.

Doesn’t Florida Rep. Grall’s HB 241 Violate the Protection of a Student’s Confidentiality When the School Communicates With Parents?

Erin Grall, Florida State Representative, District 54, Vero Beach, Florida. Excerpt from Section 3. Section 1014.02, Florida Statutes (1) "The Legislature further finds that important information relating to a minor child should not be withheld, either inadvertently or purposefully, from his or her parent, including information relating to the minor child's health, well-being, and education, while … Continue reading Doesn’t Florida Rep. Grall’s HB 241 Violate the Protection of a Student’s Confidentiality When the School Communicates With Parents?

Central Beach, Vero Beach, FL is Becoming a Logging Camp for Arborists. Part Two.

Mockingbird Drive adjacent to Beachland Elementary School, Vero Beach, FL Saturday morning, May 27, 2021. No good reason for this - no limbs overhanging a building or infringing on a power line. Live Oak limb debris at Beachland Elementary. The most outstanding specimens of native plants in Florida is the southern Live Oak and the … Continue reading Central Beach, Vero Beach, FL is Becoming a Logging Camp for Arborists. Part Two.

Live Oak (Quercus Virginiana) Trees in Vero Beach, FL are Being Decimated. Part One.

Live Oak Tree in Vero Beach, FL. Notice how the road was located to protect the tree. According to an article by Sheila Lowenstein in the March 2002 issue of Vero Beach Magazine,"One attractive characteristic of Vero Beach’s biodiversity is the number and size of the gracious trees called Live Oaks. They are revered by … Continue reading Live Oak (Quercus Virginiana) Trees in Vero Beach, FL are Being Decimated. Part One.

What Was Former Vero Beach, FL Mayor Jay Kramer Doing at the “America First” Rally That Led to an Insurrection of the United States Capitol?

Vero Beach, Florida’s newsweekly 32963 staff writer Ray McNulty wrote on January 28, 2021 that “FBI agents seek to question former Mayor Jay Kramer.” Mr. McNulty reported that former Mayor and current Republican Executive Chairman Jay Kramer “refused to talk to FBI agents who wanted to question him about his activities while attending then-President Donald Trump’s ‘Save … Continue reading What Was Former Vero Beach, FL Mayor Jay Kramer Doing at the “America First” Rally That Led to an Insurrection of the United States Capitol?

Florida HB 1 and Defunding the Police.

One of The Florida League of Cities main platforms fit under the ideological umbrella of Home Rule, the idea that local governments — more than 400 of which are represented by the League — should have considerable discretion in governing themselves The Florida legislature keeps chipping away at “Home Rule,” as HB1 would authorize elected officials … Continue reading Florida HB 1 and Defunding the Police.

RESPONSE TO CLAIMS OF “UNDERREPORTING COVID-19 DATA” BY LOCAL MAGAZINE. (Indian River County, FL)

Vero Beach, FL, March 8, 2021– In order to maintain the level of transparency and trust that we have built with our stakeholders, and due to the concerns that misinformation could cause our community, we feel that it is important to respond to an article that was published by Vero News 32963 on March 4th, … Continue reading RESPONSE TO CLAIMS OF “UNDERREPORTING COVID-19 DATA” BY LOCAL MAGAZINE. (Indian River County, FL)

Op-Ed: Is $32,200 a Living Wage?

By Bill Britton  President Biden’s American Recovery Plan totals $1.9 billion and included a minimum wage rise to $15 per hour, before the House of Representatives parliamentarian struck down the latter because of arcane procedural rules.  Let’s examine that $15 per hour minimum and put it in the context of today’s economic reality. At $15 … Continue reading Op-Ed: Is $32,200 a Living Wage?

Marty Baron’s 2020 Commencement Address at Harvard University.

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 11: Marty Baron, Washington Post Executive Editor, poses for a photo on February 11, 2016 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Ricky Carioti/ The Washington Post via Getty Images) "Marty" Baron is an American journalist who has been editor of The Washington Post since December 31, 2012, after having been editor of … Continue reading Marty Baron’s 2020 Commencement Address at Harvard University.

Op-ed: Doublethink Redux?

Donald Trump has offended every foreign country he's about to visit. International Business Times. May 21, 2017 By Bill Britton  As a humanist and progressive, I am an outlier in the social and political reality that exists in America today. You might well call me the antithesis of Trump and his minions. I don’t consider … Continue reading Op-ed: Doublethink Redux?