Will Virgin Trains USA’s Brand Help Former All Aboard Florida/Brightline Raise $ 1.85 Billion?

Virgin Trains East Coast Azuma Class 800 101 comes to an unscheduled halt at a red signal at Hampstead Heath station whilst returning to North Pole IEP depot after taking part in the Azuma train media event with Sir Richard Branson at Kings Cross station. ~     ~      ~ On November 16, … Continue reading Will Virgin Trains USA’s Brand Help Former All Aboard Florida/Brightline Raise $ 1.85 Billion?

FDOT is Restoring 13 Miles of Canals in Indian River County, FL.

FDOT: Restoring canals means they are restored to their "original design configuration". 13 miles of canals in Indian River County, FL are currently being restored through funding by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). The project is not a line item in the FDOT's budget but included in their overall budget for "asset management". DBI … Continue reading FDOT is Restoring 13 Miles of Canals in Indian River County, FL.

Carrera para Indian River County, FL School Board Exhibe “Extremadamente Nasty Politics”.

Con tres asientos abiertos para la junta escolar, el Distrito Escolar del Condado de Indian River (SDIRC) tiene una oportunidad de oro para establecer la marca de la innovación en el Condado de Indian River. Pero ¿por qué siete de los nueve candidatos a la junta escolar fueron excluidos de un evento reciente por un … Continue reading Carrera para Indian River County, FL School Board Exhibe “Extremadamente Nasty Politics”.

Indian River County, FL Conducts Salinity Tests With Evidence Water from its West Regional Waste Water Treatment Facility is NOT Leaking into 8th Street Canal.

Wetlands Cell # 1 (pond) looking across to the West Regional wastewater treatment facility. On June 7, 2018 the Vero Beach weekly news magazine 32963 published an article with the headline: “Top Water Official Says County Facilities Polluting Lagoon.” In referring to the Indian River County’s West Regional Waste Water Treatment Facility, specifically, David Gunter, who … Continue reading Indian River County, FL Conducts Salinity Tests With Evidence Water from its West Regional Waste Water Treatment Facility is NOT Leaking into 8th Street Canal.

Spoonbill Marsh, Vero Beach, FL. Issue One.

We have been writing a lot about how Barry Shapiro and Carter Taylor have been making allegations about the legality and environmental faults of Spoonbill Marsh and how on April 12, 2018 Barry Shapiro wrote: “I make no bones about it when I admit that my personal goal is to SHUT SPOONBILL DOWN.” Related articles: https://verocommunique.com/2018/05/06/indian-river-county-fl-spoonbill-marsh-is-being-attacked-by-barry-shapiro-and-carter-taylor-just-what-is-spoonbill-marsh/Continue reading Spoonbill Marsh, Vero Beach, FL. Issue One.

How Will the School Board Candidates for the School District of Indian River County, FL Address These Issues?

"The right thing is to just give teachers a raise," said Florida House Democratic Leader Janet Cruz, who represents Tampa. "It is embarrassing and I am ashamed that Florida pays our teachers $10,000 a year less than the national average. We are one of the largest states in the country. If we continue to recruit … Continue reading How Will the School Board Candidates for the School District of Indian River County, FL Address These Issues?

Vero Beach, FL’s Gifts from the Sea: Beaching it in 32963 and Indian River County.

  Writing & photos by Sherry Nist* “Welcome to Paradise” is an oft repeated greeting in Vero Beach.  My conversations with Vero’s residents frequently include the word “paradise”.  I like to ask residents I meet:  “how (or why) did you decide to live in Vero Beach”?  Responses almost always include:  “why wouldn’t we live here, … Continue reading Vero Beach, FL’s Gifts from the Sea: Beaching it in 32963 and Indian River County.