By Dr. Richard Baker, President, Pelican Island Audubon Society, Vero Beach, FL. Vero Beach is considering how to develop the Three Corners Property along our dying Indian River Lagoon. Should they promote businesses – more hotels, houses, restaurants, and other commercial opportunities – or should they restore the trees and wetlands that were there before the … Continue reading OP ED: LET’S WORK TO ENHANCE OUR ENVIRONMENT FOR HUMANITY’S SURVIVAL
Part Two: Opinion. Is DeSantis the new Millie Rutherford? "Millie" Rutherford On October 7, 1919, in Atlanta, Georgia, a committee led by an invited speaker, Miss Mildred “Millie” L. Rutherford, met to discuss how Southern history should be, “correctly taught in our school.” Born into a wealthy slave-owning family in 1851, a devout Christian and a … Continue reading Do You Know “Millie” Rutherford? Part One
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, "Cernovich is one of America’s most visible right-wing provocateurs, known for boosting or generating massively successful conspiracy theories like #Pizzagate. He made his career on trolling the liberal establishment by accusing people of pedophilia or child sex trafficking. Armed with a law degree, Cernovich claims to defend 'free speech,' … Continue reading Tiffany Justice Retweets @Cernovich.
The Young Journalist, an initiative of this 501 (C) (3) publication, Vero Communique, welcomes Nesha Stanton as a mentor, for third, fourth and fifth graders, teaching students how to become journalists. For the past 2021-2022 school year, The Young Journalist mentored 58 students at nine Indian River County elementary schools, not including over sixty students … Continue reading NESHA STANTON JOINS theyoungjournalist.com
Vero Communiqué reported on May 25, 2022 about the lack of verbal civility during public comments at Indian River County school board meeting. Comments cited in our report and written in comments received from the article included: "What a bunch of cowards." “You’re all racists…each and every one of you are racists. ““We’re sick and tired of … Continue reading Jennifer Pippin: “She Spews Hate.”
By Len Markir We’re about to see action by Vero Beach (VB) and it’s City Council in long time preparation,…. but under the radar by the majority of taxpayers, which will further change the definitions of public lands, recreational uses, and even ‘taxpayers’ money. “FOLLOW THE MONEY !!!- PHASE 1” (https://verocommunique.wordpress.com/2022/03/16/op-ed-where-our-vero-beach-fl-power-plant-money-goes/) outlined how decisions by a … Continue reading Op Ed: FOLLOW THE MONEY!!!! VERO BEACH, FL MUNICIPAL MARINA. PHASE TWO.
By Len Markir Mayor Brackett informed me yesterday that I have been incorrect regarding how much money is remaining from the money received from Florida Power and Light for 3 Corners. I appreciate his assistance in providing the current remainder of those proceeds in the General Fund of approx $21 MILLION Dollars. I wish to … Continue reading OP ED: VERO BEACH, FL MARINA EXPANSION PROJECT – FOLLOW THE MONEY!!!
Canopy of Southern Live Oak Trees One tree at a time, communities in South Florida are trying to save the world from the climate crisis. "Palm trees do not sequester carbon at the same rate as our native canopy trees and do not provide shade, cool down streets and sidewalks to help counter the urban … Continue reading Plant a Live Oak – Get One for Free!
By Len Markir Vero Beach Power Plant Three years ago, VB City coffers were boosted by $54 million after the sale of the power plant. To put that in perspective, the City had just $16M TOTAL in assets in 2018. That means the City’s funds more than quadrupled in 2019, going from $950 per resident to $4,500 per resident. Most of that windfall was immediately committed. … Continue reading Op Ed: VERO BEACH, FL POWER PLANT (3 Corners) – Our Money!
The car chase referred to above was first reported on CNN, before being reported in the local media. https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/12/10/golf-course-chase-woman-arrest-moos-vpx.cnn "A car chase was caught on police dash cam at a Florida golf course...as a woman drove over the fairways and across a green, with golfers jumping out of the way." CNN's Jeanne Moos reports. Source: … Continue reading “Original co-founder/partner of J. Leatherman-Toby, Treasure Coast Compassionate Care Woman claimed to be high on ‘blow’ during golf course chase | WPEC”