Op-Ed: Trump and Presidential Powers

By Bill Britton Bill Britton is a freelance writer and formerly an editor for John Hopkins University Press, ABI Research, and Elsevier Science.  He is a frequent contributor to Vero Communiqué. Vero Communiqué encourages a free and open exchange of opinions and welcomes yours.  Through discussions like these we can all learn more about the … Continue reading Op-Ed: Trump and Presidential Powers

Look Out for 5G Towers Being Installed Around Schools.

  There is strong opposition around the World against 5G wireless services because people know that new cell phone towers with antennas will eventually be installed in their neighborhoods, near homes, and around children’s schools. A cell phone tower is a freestanding structure with a base station mounted to it. Base stations are radio transmitters … Continue reading Look Out for 5G Towers Being Installed Around Schools.

Free Immunity Boost IV to Indian River County, FL First Responders and Hospital Staff

As Indian River County officials have declared a local state of emergency amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Chris Festa, primary care provider and owner of River’s Edge Direct Primary Care in Sebastian, is donating one (1) free Immunity Boost IV to each first responder and hospital staff member serving within the county. “These men and … Continue reading Free Immunity Boost IV to Indian River County, FL First Responders and Hospital Staff

Mental Health Association COVID-19 Update as of 3-25-2020. Indian River County, FL.

Dear Friends of the Mental Health Association of Indian River County; We at the Mental Health Association in Indian River County are working very hard to protect our employees, our clients, and our community. With this in mind I am sending you this brief email as an update to the note I sent last week. Nothing … Continue reading Mental Health Association COVID-19 Update as of 3-25-2020. Indian River County, FL.

Florida Office of Inspector General Letter Regarding Death of Verónica Martinez Vorano by a Brightline Train.

The mission of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) is to promote integrity, accountability and process improvement in the Department of Transportation by providing objective fact-based assessments to the DOT Team. The OIG conducts independent and objective audits, investigations as well as review of agency issues and programs to assist the department in accomplishing its … Continue reading Florida Office of Inspector General Letter Regarding Death of Verónica Martinez Vorano by a Brightline Train.

Indian River Lagoon Seagrass Update, 3/17/2020

"It has been over two months since I have been out to Black Point, in the Indian River Lagoon to check out the seagrass. I was hoping to find more growing than what I have found in years past. I think I am starting to see a pattern." Video by Peter Hinck, Member of Clean … Continue reading Indian River Lagoon Seagrass Update, 3/17/2020

COVID-19 Message from the Mental Health Assoc. of Indian River County, FL

March 18, 2020 2:57 p.m. Dear Friends of the Mental Heath Association in Indian River County, Undoubtedly, each of you have been inundated with emails and correspondence from numerous organizations with information outlining their policies and actions being taken to address the COVID-19 virus. First and foremost, we at the Mental Health Association in Indian River … Continue reading COVID-19 Message from the Mental Health Assoc. of Indian River County, FL

Liberty Magnet Young Journalists, Indian River County, FL Publish Scholarly Articles.

Seven young fourth and fifth grade Young Journalists at Liberty Magnet Elementary School in Vero Beach have published a 20 page magazine of their scholarly articles.   In addition to learning a journalism curricula, the research and writing of their articles were developed over a two-month period; meeting twice a week for one hour each … Continue reading Liberty Magnet Young Journalists, Indian River County, FL Publish Scholarly Articles.

Brightline Fatalities: A Letter to FDOT Secretary Chao.

VIA CERTIFIED MAIL March 4, 2020 Secretary Elaine Chao, Secretary United States Department of Transportation 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE Washington, DC 20590   RE: BRIGHTLINE FATALITIES Dear Secretary Chao: While this is in regard to one specific railroad fatality on the Brightline higher speed rail system, it also concerns other Brightline fatalities and the … Continue reading Brightline Fatalities: A Letter to FDOT Secretary Chao.

Indian River County et al., v. United States Department of Transportation, et al.

Indian River County Attorney Dylan Reingold MEMORANDUM TO:        Board of County Commissioners FROM:  Dylan Reingold, County Attorney DATE:   February 11, 2020 Indian River County et al., v. United States Department of Transportation, et al. BACKGROUND. On March 17, 2015, the Indian River County Board of County Commissioners (the “Board”) authorized the … Continue reading Indian River County et al., v. United States Department of Transportation, et al.