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Edition 23 - Week of June 6, 2024
> Three Corners: Developer chosen, but now comes the hard part (BY LISA ZAHNER AND NICK SAMUEL | NEWS ANALYSIS)
> Of hospitals for sale, Sebastian may be a catch (BY PIETER VANBENNEKOM)
> Renovated ‘Jones’ house will have new life as museum (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Triton to the Titanic! Sub firm co-founder plans epic dive (BY JON PINE)

Edition 22 - Week of May 30, 2024
> Sebastian hospital operating OK with fall sale up in air (BY PIETER VANBENNEKOM)
> Riverside Park boat ramp repairs finally back on schedule (BY JON PINE)
> Local entrant in Three Corners contest terms favored proposal ‘pie in the sky’ (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Former Vero star QB brings NFL flavor to youth football camp here (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Gulp! Parched county could use some rain after dry stretch (BY JON PINE)
> Headline snooze: Uninspired plans for old Press Journal site (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> St. Ed’s commencement: Great expectations...and memories (BY REGINA MARCAZZO-SKARKA)

Edition 21 - Week of May 23, 2024
> The show must go on: A backstage view from crew members at Riverside Theatre (BY JON PINE)
> Hike in housing density seen needed to revitalize downtown (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> FAU Jewish Studies Center launches with Veroite’s $20M gift (BY JON PINE)
> Home sales remain steady, prices up in island club communities (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Popular Vero High math teacher calls it a career after 36 years (BY REGINA MARCAZZO-SKARKA)
> Charter High striving to bring Ukrainian teen to Vero (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Forbes ranks Kimpton Vero Beach hotel among top affordable U.S. resorts (BY JON PINE)
> Residents seem to prefer expanding county services inside Interstate 95 (BY REGINA MARCAZZO-SKARKA)

Edition 20 - Week of May 16, 2024
> Does Sebastian Inlet District owe us millions for sand? (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Peter leaving top spot at Vero hospital (BY KERRY FIRTH)
> 2 on Vero council cite big projects in seeking re-election (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> County eyes new tack in ridding lagoon of derelict boats (BY REGINA MARCAZZO-SKARKA)
> On the road again: Marine’s Penney pedals for Aquarium project (BY JON PINE)
> Comeback sign for manatees as fewer died here (BY JON PINE)

Edition 19 - Week of May 9, 2024
> Hospital chaos as Steward files for bankruptcy (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> John’s Islanders continue to raise philanthropic bar (BY MARY SCHENKEL)
> The boy with big dreams from Castaway Cove becomes Miami architect at front of Tropical Modern movement (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Vaping ‘epidemic’ among students has school brass on alert (BY REGINA MARCAZZO-SKARKA)
> County wants citizens’ input on possible westward expansion (BY REGINA MARCAZZO-SKARKA)
> Vote of confidence for police chief boosts morale of Vero force (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 18 - Week of May 2, 2024
> Clearpath’s Three Corners vision takes a clear lead (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Emphatic vote of confidence for Vero police chief (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Rezoning of island agricultural parcel paves the way for more new residences (BY REGINA MARCAZZO-SKARKA)
> Crab-E-Bills closing, to dismay of seafood catchers and eaters (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> All hands not on deck with Bridge Club board’s bid to win more power (BY PIETER VANBENNEKOM)
> Lawnwood only area hospital to see a leap in safety grade (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 17 - Week of April 25, 2024
> VNA completes land purchase near hospital (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Estefans’ surprise gets rise out of ‘On Your Feet!’ audience (BY PIETER VANBENNEKOM)
> Tough luck: TSA says it can’t do much if delays postpone night departures here (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Dog owners, beware: Poisonous cane toads invade island (BY PIETER VANBENNEKOM)
> Marine science students from St. Ed’s get immersed in lagoon-health project (BY REGINA MARCAZZO-SKARKA)
> Master’s Academy new head of school targets enrollment hike (BY REGINA MARCAZZO-SKARKA)

Edition 16 - Week of April 18, 2024
> Another prime buy rewards Land Trust’s patience (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Hospital is sued by kin of patient killed by deputies (BY JON PINE)
> Thornton far ahead in sheriff’s race fundraising (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Golf carts can now putter around more Vero streets (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> All (dollar) signs point to winter tourist season finishing strong (BY JON PINE)
> County eyes ‘impactful’ change with opioid class-action settlement funds (BY REGINA MARCAZZO-SKARKA)

Edition 15 - Week of April 11, 2024
> County eager to buy and preserve choice properties (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> No ‘bye-byes’ at Vero airport after TSA says ‘nighty-night’ (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Widow of longtime Veroite sues doctor, Sebastian River hospital for malpractice (BY JON PINE)
> Wing and a prayer as neighbors band together, save baby hawk (BY PIETER VANBENNEKOM)
> Delayed school start times will come at a price (BY REGINA MARCAZZO-SKARKA)
> 2 vendors finally paid after Sebastian River hospital defaults (BY JON PINE)

Edition 14 - Week of April 4, 2024
> Shores looks to renegotiate utility terms (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Snowbirds about to race North (BY PIETER VANBENNEKOM)
> Council wants more input on Three Corners (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Mindful of turtles, dune replenishment plows ahead (BY REGINA MARCAZZO-SKARKA)
> ‘Proud moment’: Grand Harbor’s beach club renovation caps 3-year, $15M transformation (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Breeze Airways will pause Vero-to-Islip service until October (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 13 - Week of March 28, 2024
> Vero’s property values continue to creep upward (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Work on long-delayed marina expansion starting at last (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Interclub team bridge leads to food fight (BY PIETER VANBENNEKOM)
> Owners juiced about plans for craft brewery in old packing house (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> $40M Nopetro plant here will turn landfill gas into renewable natural gas (BY REGINA MARCAZZO-SKARKA)
> Appetite seen here for ‘Classical model’ magnet school (BY REGINA MARCAZZO-SKARKA)
> School Board hopeful Dyer draws impressive crowd at fundraiser (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 12 - Week of March 21, 2024
> Couple narrowly avoids property scam on island (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Orchid Island course to host prestigious U.S. Open qualifier (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Skyborne/Piper partnership hits new heights with $8M deal (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> New county official Bunt settles in (BY REGINA MARCAZZO-SKARKA)

Edition 11 - Week of March 14, 2024
> Three Corners: The Battle Is On: An Ideal Developer (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Realtors steer bid to beautify Ocean Drive (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Hospital orderly’s bizarre behavior leads to arrest on gun charges (BY LISA ZAHNER AND NICK SAMUEL)
> Barefoot kept in limbo on his School Board status (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Vero Beach real estate market bucks statewide trend (BY PIETER VANBENNEKOM)

Edition 10 - Week of March 7, 2024
> Some islanders critical of A1A ‘improvements’ (BY PIETER VANBENNEKOM)
> CDC downgrades Covid to common respiratory illness (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Coordinated effort launched to provide shelter, resources for homeless children (BY REGINA MARCAZZO-SKARKA)
> Listing of unique riverfront property latest feather in Vero’s cap (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Eateries: Increase two-hour parking limit on Ocean Dr. (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> County: Publix on S.R. 510 ‘still moving forward’ (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 9 - Week of February 29, 2024
> Island couple’s $5M pledge to ‘give it forward’ (BY MARY SCHENKEL)
> Tennis-crazy Vero sees even more net gains (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> $19.75 million oceanfront lot primed for ‘super estate’ (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Parent company’s accounting practices put Sebastian hospital financials in new light (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Barefoot: School Board resignation described as an ‘honest mistake’ (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> For what it’s worth, choices galore on GOP presidential primary ballot (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 8 - Week of February 22, 2024
> Vero village will strive for happy, harmonic lifestyle (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Our next hospital: Site and financing among questions (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vero City Council rejects motion to include members on Three Corners Selection Committee (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Judge rips prosecutorial conduct, tosses ‘pill mill’ case after 12 years (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> School board hopeful’s wife avoids prosecution in crash (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 7 - Week of February 15, 2024
> ‘Right’ on: Two-year A1A intersection work almost complete (BY PIETER VANBENNEKOM)
> South island’s cachet grows for brokers, buyers (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Concept of county train ‘quiet zone’ falls on deaf ears (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Duany’s vision brings clarity to possible downtown of future (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Hospital District eyes ‘24/7 Mobile Response’ for mental health crises (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 6 - Week of February 8, 2024
> No sand influx soon for eroded Shores beaches (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> End to repairs at Conn Beach boardwalk in sight (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Looking to future, county taps planning firm to chart growth (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> New cop on downtown Vero beat seen as positive presence (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Three Corners: Four development groups submit proposals (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Bill regulating taxing districts gains steam (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 5 - Week of February 1, 2024
> Vero High takes quantum leap in graduation rates (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Falling interest rates fuel Vero realty market (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Mental Health Association expands to meet ‘exponential’ increase in demand (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Hallmark of compassion endures as Community Church turns 100 (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Seven-member panel will field, rank best Three Corners pitches (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 4 - Week of January 25, 2024
> ‘Ultra-luxury’ rental apartments to grace Indian River Boulevard (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Medical school outlines initial campus plans (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Despite financial woes, Sebastian’s hospital is not seen on life support (BY PIETER VANBENNEKOM)
> Duany: Downtown needs to be ‘cooler and hipper’ than Ocean Drive (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 3 - Week of January 18, 2024
> Covid-19 cases soar here since Thanksgiving (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Shores still pushing for beach replenishment (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Name and fame: Vero native son Mardy Fish nets dual tennis honors (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Famed ‘barcode lady’s house’ – listed at $60M – back on the auction block (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Going fast: Final phase of $25M luxury garage project is half sold (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Sebastian River Medical Center $75K in arrears on utility bills (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 2 - Week of January 11, 2024
> Father, surgeon son charged in New Year’s wine bar stabbing (BY NICK SAMUEL)
> New charge for island woman in parade crash (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Did Vero Beach Bridge Club misplay its hand and lose out on $100K donation? (BY PIETER VANBENNEKOMBY LISA ZAHNER)
> Island’s ultra-luxury listings garner worldwide attention (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> School Board hopeful’s wife charged for ‘leaving the scene’ after collision (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> County administrator feels at home here despite delays in getting into his house (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 1 - Week of January 4, 2024
> Bill would place Hospital District under microscope (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Orchid Cove celebrates opening after arduous journey (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> ‘King of Hill’ tourney still reigns supreme for local tennis pros (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Impressive response could see Breeze’s new seasonal service to Islip extended (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 52 - Week of December 28, 2023
> Rotarians want to revitalize once-proud fountain (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Fort Pierce gains support here for Brightline station (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Cleveland Clinic’s expanded services fill void for older, underinsured psychiatric patients (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vero cheers $25M in state grants for new wastewater plant (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> $500K John’s Island Foundation grant targets housing (BY MARY SCHENKEL)

Edition 51 - Week of December 21, 2023
> Dick Haverland remembered as difference maker (BY LISA ZAHNERBY LISA ZAHNER)
> St. Edward’s girls soccer getting a kick out of sudden success (BY CASEY STAVENHAGEN)
> Seaside Grill’s re-opening comes as early Christmas gift (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Stricter standards, requirements seen in construction of new island condos (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Twin Pairs lane-reduction push ends (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 50 - Week of December 14, 2023
> Hackers in Iran attack computer at Vero Utilities (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Medical school and Hospital District in serious lease talks (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vero family’s $5 million donation boosts Brevard Zoo’s fund for new aquarium (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)

Edition 49 - Week of December 7, 2023
> Why no tree at Sexton Plaza? Size mattered (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Shores trying once again for crosswalk on A1A (BY PIETER VANBENNEKOM)
> Dale Sorensen Real Estate opening new office at A1A and 17th Street (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Council weighs 3 Twin Pairs options (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 48 - Week of November 30, 2023
> VNA purchasing Hospice campus next to hospital (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Boom times at John’s Island (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Incumbent Vero Mayor Cotugno chosen for a second term (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Zudans, seeking County Commission seat, sees no conflict with city duties (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Piper lands a $36 million order from flight school for 90 Archer TX planes (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 47 - Week of November 23, 2023
> Hospital District unraveling snags in seniors’ care (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> ’Tis the season for Saturday parking enforcement (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Housing market expert sees chances of crash here as ‘very, very, very low’ (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Access to Justice center hailed as legal aid game-changer (BY MARY SCHENKEL)
> Shores town meetings to be live on internet in January (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Hockey Hall of Fame induction icing on cake for Mark Mulvoy (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 46 - Week of November 16, 2023
> Dune replenishment imminent for north island beaches (BY CASEY STAVENHAGEN)
> Who will Council choose as next Vero Beach mayor? (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Pelican Island Audubon earns 2 state awards (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> For home owners, arrival of natural gas brings decisions (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Higher mortgage rates having relatively little impact on island housing market (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Beachland Elementary’s Rachel Finnegan named Principal of the Year (BY CASEY STAVENHAGEN)
> Island DUI hit-and-run trial postponed (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Retroactive stats show decline in new Covid cases here (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 45 - Week of November 9, 2023
> Island residents invest generously in skilled trades education (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Medical school in talks to have campus in Vero (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> The Tides restaurant to relocate in 2025 to South Beach (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> To no one’s surprise, Vero out of mix for a Brightline station (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Safety grades: The 3 area hospitals all awarded a ‘B’ (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 44 - Week of November 2, 2023
> UF Health outpatient mental health clinic in Vero to close (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Longtime jeweler set to retire after glittering career (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Seaglass, new subdivision with ‘Old Florida’ ambiance, set for holiday unveiling (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Replenishment of Shores beaches may still be a year away (BY CASEY STAVENHAGEN)
> Shores officials slam utilities meeting as ‘light on substance’ (BYAUTHOR)

Edition 43 - Week of October 26, 2023
> Cleveland Clinic addresses losses, plans for future (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> City ups taxes to fund raises, add cops (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Removal of derelict vessels from lagoon finally gets underway (BY CASEY STAVENHAGEN)
> Shores public safety all in on H.A.L.O.ween benefit (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)
> ‘60 minutes’ interviews Vero co-founder of ‘Moms’ group (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Few non-seniors line up for latest version of COVID vax (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> County looks to reel in state funds for wish list of lagoon projects (BY CASEY STAVENHAGEN)

Edition 42 - Week of October 19, 2023
> Resolutions to criminal cases still a ways off (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Search ends for swimmer missing off Moorings (BY NICK SAMUEL)
> Shores’ last-ditch utility appeal goes nowhere in court (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Estate Section spectacular: Four new listings go on market for total $49 million (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> City Council candidate Dingle scoffs at ‘back-room deal’ talk (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 41 - Week of October 12, 2023
> Natural gas to John’s Island delayed to ’24 (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Threat of ‘construction lien’ shakes Shores resident (BY PIETER VANBENNEKOM)
> ‘Hire’ calling: Skyborne looks for instructors (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Wheels of justice turn slowly in A1A vehicular homicide case (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Island brokers see strong market ahead for real estate despite some headwinds (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Breeze adds seasonal Vero-to-Long Island route (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> In nod to Three Corners plans, developer giving ‘whole new vibe’ to 17th St. Plaza (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)

Edition 40 - Week of October 5, 2023
> Rude awakening as state disallows bed-tax increase (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Rowdy element making weekend trouble beachside (BY PIETER VANBENNEKOM)
> New septic-tank law challenging for governments (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Former county administrator ‘shocked’ by probable-cause affidavit in accident (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Site of Orchid’s new Town Hall on island seen ideal fit (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)

Edition 39 - Week of September 28, 2023
> Shores residents poised to finally get natural gas (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Spate of A1A projects driving motorists nuts (BY PIETER VANBENNEKOM)
> High-speed Brightline era begins here with not-so-high speeds, little fanfare (BY MILTON R. BENJAMIN)
> Islanders hunting for more choose Pine Creek Sporting Club (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Slick Three Corners marketing pitch looks to woo investors (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Free COVID home test kits once again available by mail (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 38 - Week of September 21 , 2023
> Here come the trains! (BY MILTON R. BENJAMIN)
> Condo owners face depressing triple whammy (BY PIETER VANBENNEKOM)
> New Covid boosters available here, but Florida guidance may dissuade some (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Amid still-hot housing boom, DiVosta launches 4th subdivision (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Analyst: Ocean Drive retail market ‘one of the great places’ (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Utility saga: Court vindication would be too late to help Shores (BY LISA ZAHNER))

Edition 37 - Week of September 14, 2023
> Sticker stinker: New utility plant may cost $250M (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Oft-delayed Seaside Grill reopening now said imminent (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Shooter in fight at Humiston Park won’t be charged (BY NICK SAMUEL)
> CDC’s explanation on hospitalizations is as clear as mud (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Sick threats on School Board continue (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Seasonal rental picture surprisingly rosy (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Tracey Zudans looking to move up to County Commission (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Skyborne Airline Academy lands a new managing director (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 36 - Week of September 7, 2023
> Vero to remove broken Bethel Creek aeration system (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> New COVID-19 stats from CDC just defy belief (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Du Pont mansion becomes Riomar Bay’s second $27M listing (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Shores’ new gas contract halfway home (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 35 - Week of August 31, 2023
> Schools’ mental health program staying in place (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> The ‘Bloomberg’ of real estate: Collins building info empire (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Neville won’t seek 3rd term on City Council (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> E-bikes suddenly all the rage on Vero roads (BY PIETER VANBENNEKOM)
> Local NAACP fights directive on how Black history is taught (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 34 - Week of August 24, 2023
> Shores extends utility saga with high court appeal (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> In wake of Surfside, condo costs here set to mount (BY PIETER VANBENNEKOM)
> Surprise! 17th St. Bridge closure next week blindsides officials (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Natural gas service to island a step closer (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> 3 will vie for 2 Vero council seats as Dingle enters race (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 33 - Week of August 17, 2023
> Cleveland Clinic here to no longer have ‘president’ (BY PIETER VANBENNEKOM)
> Judge’s ruling may mean clear sailing for marina project (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Big-hearted islanders respond to pet shelter’s plight (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Oak Harbor re-energized as members gain control of club (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Enthusiasm high as Skyborne’s pilot training grows here (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 32 - Week of August 10, 2023
> Historic local mansion ‘stars’ in documentary (BY PIETER VANBENNEKOM)
> Crossings to Vero’s vaunted beaches still in shabby shape (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> ‘Perfect fit’: Polk eager to oversee Three Corners project (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> New Jungle Trail subdivision proposed on enticing site of former citrus groves (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)

Edition 31 - Week of August 3, 2023
> Wastewater twist finds Vero seeking Shores’ support (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Non-MLS agents elbow into our hot real estate market (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Some Covid indicators merit attention (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Study: Bolder lagoon cleanup effort needed beyond fertilizer ban (BY CASEY STAVENHAGEN)
> State’s new golf cart rules largely par for course here (BY CASEY STAVENHAGEN)
> As Breeze adds Providence flights, Vero airport plans expansion (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Back to school: New teachers, staff raises in place as classes set to begin (BY CASEY STAVENHAGEN)

Edition 30 - Week of July 27, 2023
> Pair of island criminal cases still unresolved (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Crisis situation as shelter stops taking in animals (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Cash is king in Vero property market – and baby boomers have a lot of it (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Brightline tests give county taste of speedy trains to come (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> School spending buoyed by huge hike in property values here (BY CASEY STAVENHAGEN)
> Flowers has raised far less than rival in race for sheriff (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 29 - Week of July 20, 2023
> Appeals court denies Shores’ rehearing bid (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Homeowners here are fighting rising insurance premiums (BY PIETER VANBENNEKOM)
> O’Dare flair: Real estate collaboration working well for father-daughter team (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> County buoyed by windfall from state for beach work (BY CASEY STAVENHAGEN)
> Vero Beach budget prioritizes city employee raises (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Retired engineer will ‘quarterback’ the planned Three Corners project (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 28 - Week of July 13, 2023
> John’s Island may not get natural gas by the fall, as hoped (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Homeowners insurance nightmares haunt islanders (BY PIETER VANBENNEKOM)
> Moss’ suit seeks compensation for ‘traumatic brain injury’ (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club getting $20M in upgrades (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Col. Marty Zickert was veterans’ best friend (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> City Council member Neville says he’s undecided on re-election bid (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> County looking to lure state funding for lagoon projects’ wish list (BY CASEY STAVENHAGEN)

Edition 27 - Week of July 6, 2023
> Honey Minuse seeking return to City Council (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Unusual malaria alert issued, but little to fear here (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Village Beach Market’s next frontier: Downtown Fort Pierce (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Domination of south island market gives Moorings Realty Sales Company big lift (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Makeover of Round Island Park means no lifeguards for 2 weeks (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vero fires back in dragged-out utility squabble (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Sous chef guilty of aggravated battery in knife attack (BY CASEY STAVENHAGEN)

Edition 26 - Week of June 29, 2023
> 17th St. Bridge project delayed until September (BY PIETER VANBENNEKOM)
> Omicron variants seen target of next Covid vax booster (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Builders’ confidence healthy here heading into summer and beyond (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Sheriff race rival sees ‘agenda’ behind big contributors to Thornton campaign (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Two huge projects await Vero’s newly hired finance director (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Amid complaints, stiffer penalties possible on vacation rentals (BY CASEY STAVENHAGEN)

Edition 25 - Week of June 22, 2023
> Scarcity of golf memberships rough on newcomers (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Two vaccines for RSV likely available in fall (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Inactivity on Three Corners development notable downer in state of the city speech (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Is libel suit in the cards over reprimand of top Vero bridge player? (BY PIETER VANBENNEKOM)
> New Riverside Park tennis director ‘eager to get started’ (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Is Shores taking breach of contract dispute to Florida Supreme Court? (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 24 - Week of June 15, 2023
> Second sister takes plea deal in eldercare theft case (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Ira Hatch dies in prison; defrauded clients of millions (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Land whoa! County sees multibillion surge in property values (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> County Attorney resigns. Next stop: Kilimanjaro (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> ‘Bed tax’ surplus to benefit county tourism (BY CASEY STAVENHAGEN)
> Despite chatter, a Trader Joe’s here is a no-go... for now (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> ‘Rapid response’on beach erosion puts county in better position to replenish (BY CASEY STAVENHAGEN)
> Ryan Butler appointed clerk of the court (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 23 - Week of June 8, 2023
> Cleveland Clinic hospital regains its ‘A’ grade (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Flowers launches campaign to be re-elected sheriff (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> State toughens up term limits for local school boards. Now, it will be eight years (BY CASEY STAVENHAGEN)
> No sign of real estate slowdown here: ‘The market is on fire’ (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> USTA Florida takes over Riverside Park tennis complex (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Penny increase to tourist tax could aid beach replenishment (BY CASEY STAVENHAGEN)

Edition 22 - Week of June 1, 2023
> Progress slow but natural gas service will be on island soon (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vero’s strong real estate market draws national attention (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Record year for John’s Island philanthropy, with increased focus on affordable housing (BY MARY SCHENKEL)
> Tad Stone, steeped in experience, new Shores public safety chief (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Sign or no sign, new Publix store convenient for islanders still on track (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> School Board: No choice but to repeal race policy (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Vero Council shifts meetings to mornings (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 21 - Week of May 25, 2023
> Insurance chaos challenges home owners and realtors (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Island criminal cases grind slowly through the courts (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> FPL’s apology for poor tree-pruning work not cutting it (BY PIETER VANBENNEKOM)
> Funding boost for legal self-help centers(BY MARY SCHENKEL)
> 49 grads feted at St. Edward’s 50th commencement (BY MARY SCHENKEL)
> Brightline’s Orlando service delayed to Sept. 1 (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Music community mourns Jean McMullan (BY MARY SCHENKEL)

Edition 20 - Week of May 18, 2023
> ‘Hail Mary’ bid launched to save beach project (BY CASEY STAVENHAGEN)
> A1A construction divides neighbors into 2 camps (BY PIETER VANBENNEKOM)
> Islanders helping fill coffers of sheriff candidate Thornton (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> ‘Buzz’ created by AMAC rebranding pays dividends for longtime island realty firm (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Veteran prosecutor lands judicial post (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Who wants to be Vero’s finance director? (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Bitter utility ruling has Shores mulling options (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 19 - Week of May 11, 2023
> Thornton starts sheriff race with record war chest (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Reopening of sole island gas station a week away (BY PIETER VANBENNEKOM)
> Few issues here as Vero adjusts to post-Covid world (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Commercial real estate: Flailing elsewhere, but ‘pretty good’ here (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> New athletic director brings impressive credentials, winning attitude to St. Ed’s (BY CASEY STAVENHAGEN)
> Flescher not high on sheriff’s field, but won’t join race (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Work starts (3 years late) on bridge at south end of island (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)

Edition 18 - Week of May 4, 2023
> New COVID cases hit lowest number since March 2020 (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Reopening on hold as problems plague ‘new’ Seaside Grill (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Breeze Airways, popularity here flying high, will expand service to Northeast (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> DiVosta launching 200-home subdivision near Cleveland Clinic (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Eisenhut opts for business opportunity over sheriff’s bid (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> ‘Partner with a Principal’: Residents educated on school workings (BY CASEY STAVENHAGEN)

Edition 17 - Week of April 27, 2023
> Vero police chief: More cops needed in face of growth (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Covid emergency wanes, but some still hospitalized (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Home sale profits will launch foundation honoring husband (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> In the cards: Vero woman gets top post at American Contract Bridge League (BY PIETER VANBENNEKOM)
> DNA evidence leads to arrest of suspect in New Year’s attack on Ocean Drive (BY CASEY STAVENHAGEN)
> FDOT finally set to start work on new bridge at southern end of the island (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)

Edition 16 - Week of April 20, 2023
> Big ‘Break’: Island lures record wave of tourists (BY CASEY STAVENHAGEN)
> Career federal agent joining race for sheriff (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> For ‘car guys’ driving Vero’s red-hot luxury garage market, bigger is definitely better (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Appeals process in utility case gives Vero cash windfall (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> New COVID infections remain low here (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Brightline work delays Twin Pairs study (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 15 - Week of April 13, 2023
> Islanders eager for natural gas service will soon get wish (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Will poor planning sink our shot at state funding for lagoon? (BY CASEY STAVENHAGEN)
> 17 ‘extraordinary’ luxury homes set for Grand Harbor riverfront (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Brightline plans to reopen downtown Vero railroad crossings within a week (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Wabasso Causeway: Long-awaited bridge work to get underway (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> ‘Passing baton’: Longtime owner to sell Twin Oaks Tennis Club (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Covid hospitalizations doubled in week (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Shores buys high-tech portable ultrasound machine (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 14 - Week of April 6, 2023
> Traffic ‘Nightmare at 17th Street’ haunts A1A drivers (BY CASEY STAVENHAGEN)
> Voucher increase seen as boost for private schools (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> City manager seeking a ‘quarterback’ to oversee Three Corners development (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> ‘Virtual subdivision’ bringing 18 new homes to island market (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> COVID infections, hospitalizations fall (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 13 - Week of March 30, 2023
> Jim Welles, founder of dog park, was pooches’ best friend (BY BONZO)
> Weak legislation dashes hopes for utility customers (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Land prices soar in agricultural areas west of Vero Beach (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Longtime county official, passed over for top administrator post, will retire (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> New Covid infections jump sharply here (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> New County Administrator eager to ‘prove my mettle’ (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 12 - Week of March 23, 2023
> Bills advance to protect municipal utility customers (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Central Beach: New homes rising under old oaks (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Five years after attack, trial again delayed (BY CASEY STAVENHAGEN)
> Chamber’s 2019 ‘Volunteer of the Year’ headed for prison (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> New GM at Sea Oaks brings love of arts to the community (BY CASEY STAVENHAGEN)
> Brian Barefoot files to seek re-election to School Board (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Covid here is at post-pandemic low (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 11 - Week of March 16, 2023
> 3 years later: Covid lingers, but in Vero life has moved on (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> 2 Vero lawyers on short list for judicial vacancy (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Another $40 million island listing to attract world’s wealthiest (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Twin Pairs traffic study gets green light (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Embattled sheriff restructures top staff after resignations (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 10 - Week of March 9, 2023
> Three from Vero are hoping to be named to bench (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Remains found may be those of missing woman (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Covid cases down, hospitalizations up (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Third-generation realtor ‘wildly bullish’ on island market (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Vocal support for School Board pair targeted by DeSantis (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 9 - Week of March 2, 202
> Standoff on sand projects may cost county big bucks (BY CASEY STAVENHAGEN)
> Piper flying high after navigating supply headwinds (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Vero, Shores law enforcement eye new drones after state bans Chinese model (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Hot island market attracts another major real estate brand (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Net gain: Positive changes in store at Riverside Park courts (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations here stay low (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Renewed and improved Jones Pier area set to welcome visitors in May (BY CASEY STAVENHAGEN)

Edition 8 - Week of February 23, 2023
> Appeals court hearing extends utilities conflict (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Second $60M listing further enhances island’s cachet (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Elderly woman’s death adds to grim toll of A1A fatalities (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Loar finds his voice on County Commission (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> New Covid cases fall sharply here (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Justice still far off for man struck and killed on A1A in 2021 (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 7 - Week of February 16, 2023
> Riomar draws national attention as top luxury market (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Legislature edging toward checks on utilities like Vero’s (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Could Vero’s utility transfers finally get state scrutiny? (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Publix moving ahead with new option for north island residents (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> The Elite Airways saga: Chapter 739 (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Interviews scheduled for Vaughn’s judicial seat (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Now is the time to stock up on Covid home test kits (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 6 - Week of February 9, 2023
> Accused detailed alleged theft of Holy Cross funds (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Oyster Bar Marsh: A scenic new trail for walkers, bikers (BY MARY SCHENKEL)
> ‘Nice’ start: Vero-bound fliers clearly on board with Breeze Airways’ service (BY PIETER VANBENNEKOM)
> $29M mansion leads sudden surge here in ‘stratospheric’ listings (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> ‘It’s a battle’: Sand demand stalls private beach projects (BY CASEY STAVENHAGEN)
> Rise in new COVID-19 cases here offset by a drop in hospitalizations (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 5 - Week of February 2, 2023
> Breeze Airways chief has high hopes for Vero service (BY PIETER VANBENNEKOM)
> Retired jurist Vaughn was case study in fairness (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vero man’s disappearance devastates anguished family, friends (BY NICK SAMUEL)
> Buyers expected to pony up for new Polo Grounds homes (BYAUTHOR)
> Covid cases here steady; hospitalizations dip (BY LISA ZAHNER
> Orchid woman arrested in fatal island crash (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Stephen Faherty: A tireless fighter in electric battles (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Deal locks in South Beach residents to Vero utility services for 30 years (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Planned estate’s $60 million price tag raises Vero’s profile ever higher (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Paid airport parking could be needed if Breeze Airways is big hit (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> County returns to ‘Low COVID’ status (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 3 - Week of January 19, 2023
> County sees rise in Covid-related hospitalizations (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> ‘Empowered’: Abuse victim’s book aids healing (BY MARY SCHENKEL)
> Vero Beach Bridge Club puts part of its building up for sale (BY PIETER VANBENNEKOM)
> Food truck (temporarily) fills beachside void (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> County offices not immune to difficulty in filling vacancies (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Dale Sorensen Real Estate, despite ‘puzzling’ year, tops $1.4B in sales (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)

Edition 2 - Week of January 12, 2023
> Surge in Covid infections here continues trend (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> County Supervisor of Elections begins bid for fourth term (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Work begins on pipes that will bring natural gas to island (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> ‘Spirit’ is willing as distiller vows to make world’s best rum here (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Indian River Shores voters face Jan. 24 deadline to weigh in on ballot questions (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Pros headline King of the Hill tourney (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 1 - Week of January 5, 2023
> Ancient Chinese game of Mah Jongg gains fans here (BY PIETER VANBENNEKOM)
> Breeze Airways advances start of Vero service (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Covid starts 2023 with rise in cases, hospitalizations (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Surge in condo prices on island currently outpacing single-family homes (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Strunk Funeral Home owners seek to disqualify circuit judge (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Grand opening of Three Corners may be five years off (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 52 - Week of December 29, 2022
> ‘World-class’ aquarium coming to the Indian River (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Arrest of driver in fatal crash expected soon (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Covid up around Florida, but still relatively low here (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Baird sentenced for stalking ex-girlfriend (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 51 - Week of December 22, 2022
> Criticism mounts of impending Vero utility rate hikes (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Elite Airways says it still plans to resume flights to Vero shortly (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> The wait for the Seaside Grill to reopen goes on (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Orchid Island building boom bringing new generation of members to the club (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> No holiday surge yet in covid infections here (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 50 - Week of December 15, 2022
> Jaycee Park and Conn Beach get infusion of sand (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Council solidly backs new boat storage facility (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> What, me worry? Few here get new Covid booster shot (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> What will Santa bring? For Vero Beach Regional Airport, a U.S. Customs facility (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)

Edition 49 - Week of December 8, 2022
> Plans moving ahead for new Sebastian Inlet bridge (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> New COVID-19 infections locally surge last week (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Veritable mountain of backlogged felony cases awaits trial here (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Island’s biggest homebuilder saving oaks to preserve Vero’s ‘Old Florida’ ambiance (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)

Edition 48 - Week of December 1, 2022
> Island beaches need major infusion of sand (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> COVID-19 here seen up slightly during holidays (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Instant buildings: Tilt-wall construction a traffic stopper (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Medical Examiner to get state-of-art facility (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 47 - Week of November 24, 2022
> Building boom getting underway on Central Beach oceanfront (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Fellsmere Police Chief Keith Touchberry to run for sheriff (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> As holidays begin, COVID-19 spread locally is very low (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Former Mayor Winger: He fought to ‘Keep Vero Vero’ (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Off-leash dog beach runs into firestorm of Shores opposition (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> GT Rhodes closing its doors after 41 years (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)

Edition 46 - Week of November 17, 2022
> No sign locally of covid uptick seen elsewhere (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Real estate mystery: More homes coming on market, but island prices so far remain strong (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Mardy Fish Tennis Championships moving to Timber Ridge (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Impact of Hurricane Nicole could have been much greater (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> O’Bryan passed by for interim county administrator (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 45 - Week of November 10, 2022
> Breeze encouraged by advance sales for Vero flights (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Hospitalizations for covid up, but new cases down (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> County firefighters and paramedics to get 4 percent pay hike and up to 5 more days off (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> 32963 luxury developers look to South (Hutchinson Island) (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)

Edition 44 - Week of November 3, 2022
> Across the lagoon, Waterway Village nearing completion (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Altieri forgoes retirement after death of friend (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Unsigned political flyers illegally taped to Vero mailboxes (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> New COVID-19 infections remain low here (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Baird will not face jail time if convicted of stalking (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 43 - Week of October 27, 2022
> Vero and Shores agree to settle antitrust lawsuit (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Brown stepping down as county administrator (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Is an underground strip club taking off in South Vero? (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Covid again up here, and hospitalizations double (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 42 - Week of October 20, 2022
> Long, tumultuous relationship at heart of island murder trial (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Breeze plans daily non-stop service to Hartford (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> FPL solar fields here will soon be able to totally power our community (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> FAA, in reversal, says mobile homes can stay (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Brightline behind schedule here on railroad crossings (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)

Edition 41 - Week of October 13, 2022
> City Council candidates who support the vision (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Perkins goes on trial for 2015 island murder (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vero may proceed with boat storage regardless of vote (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> County looking at spot for dog beach (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> COVID infections again down; few here getting vaxxed (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 40 - Week of October 6, 2022
> Vero and Shores still very much at war over water (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Beach erosion the most lasting impact of Ian here (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Former rocker finds his passion reimagining barrier island homes (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> COVID infections remain low here (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Mobile home park residents wonder why FAA wants them out (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 39 - Week of September 29, 2022
> Florida City Gas: Island on track for 2023 hookup (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Could a welcome Breeze be headed our way? (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> National housing recession? Not here! Demand is strong’ (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Motorcycle police coming to Shores (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> The late Father Richard Murphy implicated in theft (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Few local residents getting latest Covid booster (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vero High football team remains undefeated (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 38 - Week of September 22, 2022
> Vero’s water fight with the Shores takes a new twist (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> FAA forcing Vero airport to evict mobile home park (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> COVID-19 infections here continue to drop, but 5 more have died this month (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> New college leader here seeks ‘collaborative vision of education’ (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)

Edition 37 - Week of September 15, 2022
> Remembering when the future king of England visited our island (BY MARY SCHENKEL)
> Low-profile judge Aileen Cannon is Vero island resident (BY ANN E. MARIMOW)
> Riverfront (yes, not oceanfront) property listed for $25 million (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> A 2nd chance to hear Andres Duany’s vision for Three Corners (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> COVID infections up, but no sign of predicted fall surge (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> First round of water/sewer rate hikes put off until January (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 36 - Week of September 8, 2022
> Vero prepares to hit Shores with big utility hike (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Covid cases here down; new vaccine available in Vero (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Eight candidates, including two incumbents, seek Vero Council seats (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Good news, buyers: Housing inventory increase bringing island real estate market into balance (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Court backlog leaves major cases unresolved (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Orchid has no need for Town Council election (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)

Edition 35 - Week of September 1, 2022
> US Judge rejects Vero arguments on water-sewer (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vero not immune from nationwide surge in accidents (BY CAROLYN SCHILLER)
> Vero Council trying to get referendum off November ballot (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> ORCA making Vero Beach its new headquarters (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Seaside Grill at Jaycee Park to reopen in a few weeks (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> COVID-19 cases hold steady; hospitalizations down (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 34 - Week of August 25, 2022
> COVID situation better here than in most of state (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> November referendum on Vero Marina termed ‘bad idea’ (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Skyborne Academy adds Delta to list of major airline partners (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 33 - Week of August 18, 2022
> Sizable decline in new COVID infections here (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Gifford leader seeks independent probe of Black teen’s shooting (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Lofty ambition: Customized storage units will also come with ‘ultra-luxury condos’ (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)

Edition 32 - Week of August 11, 2022
> Covid infections flatten; hospital admissions drop (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Volunteers mark 70th anniversary of Hospital Auxiliary (BY NANCY SAPEY)
> Detectives making progress in investigation of crash that killed elderly John’s Island man (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Number of homes listed for sale on island rising — slightly (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)

Edition 31 - Week of August 4, 2022
> Big Blue’s subsidy of Vero city budget is nearing an end (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Shores incumbents to stay, but Council has one new opening (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Surging rents price some low-income seniors out of homes (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Mixed-use village proposed for 5th Avenue property just north of Vero’s Miracle Mile (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Covid hospitalizations up, cases flat (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Rosario writes check to end campaign contribution confusion (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 30 - Week of July 28, 2022
> Guess how much Vero utility bills will be going up (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Mexican restaurants here are hot, hot, hot! (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)
> Mueller Campus president Casey Lunceford retiring – sort of (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Leatherback sea turtles are enjoying a banner nesting season on our beaches (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> COVID-19 cases up; hospitalizations down (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Pelican Island Audubon Society hires executive director (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> John’s Island West golf course ranked No. 4 in Florida (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Vero slashes amount of stormwater tax (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 29 - Week of July 21, 2022
> Hospitalizations of patients with Covid up sharply (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Might a boutique hotel rise incorporating Big Blue? (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Charges expected in crash that claimed life of John’s Island man (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> South Beach hit by rash of car burglaries (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Bill Penney elected chairman of Florida Bankers Assn. (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)

Edition 28 - Week of July 14, 2022
> Premier remains realty power here as market changes (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Museum of Art preparing for major expansion (BY MARY SCHENKEL)
> Elite Airways: Few flights from Vero in June; none so far in July (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> County plans only slight property tax hike (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Clock ticking on Shores battle with Vero Beach over water (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> ‘Dilapidated house’ in Castaway Cove troubles the neighbors (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)

Edition 27 - Week of July 7, 2022
> Shores cop facing felony charges in domestic dispute (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> New South Beach restaurant to be built on site of old Charley Brown’s (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Former County Administrator Joe Baird charged with stalking his ex-girlfriend (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Wabasso Causeway landscaping nearly finished (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> COVID infections here hold steady through June (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Sheriff’s Office investigating a rash of residential burglaries in Grand Harbor (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 26 - Week of June 30, 2022
> Five more people die here in June with COVID-19 (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Is our island ready for a ‘destination resort’? (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> New insurance law will take years to curb soaring costs (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Will the Asbury Lee Perkins murder case finally go to trial, or drag on into 2023? (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Fired Chamber executive arrested for ‘interfering’ with deputies (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Vero brokers and brokerages score big in Real Trends rankings (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)

Edition 25 - Week of June 23, 2022
> New COVID-19 cases here still in high category (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Rapid growth at community’s new ‘third hospital’ (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Inflation sending more pets to Humane Society (BY NANCY SAPEY)
> Shores may have long wait for new ambulance (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> New pastor at Christ by the Sea United Methodist Church (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)

Edition 24 - Week of June 16, 2022
> COVID cases here seem to be leveling off (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Local vets plan WWII tribute on Memorial Island (BY MARY SCHENKEL)
> Million-dollar mainland: Island real estate price surge crosses the lagoon (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Will new law help curb rate hikes for property insurance? (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Longtime Shores staffer takes on interim town clerk duties (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Dog owners unleash criticism of new beach restrictions (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)

Edition 23 - Week of June 9, 2022
> Alarming spike in Covid deaths, infections here (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Remarkable rise of the ‘Estate Section’ on south island (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Tax hike on the way? One may be needed to cover projected expenses (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> No-name storm gives island a soaking, but not much else (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> In reversal, DeSantis won’t withhold school district funds (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 22 - Week of June 2, 2022
> Little optimism at start of third summer of Covid (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> More railroad crossings closing for Brightline upgrades (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Vero City Council to set rates next week for stormwater tax (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Island housing market still strong, but is ‘the great deceleration’ coming to Vero? (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Proposed budget would give Sheriff’s employees 7 percent raise (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Shores hopes to overturn reuse water ruling (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 21 - Week of May 26, 2022
> Memorials sprinkled throughout Riverside Park (BY NANCY SAPEY)
> Covid surges here; hospitalizations triple in one week (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Sheriff proposes $11 million hike in record budget (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> $20 million sale sets new highwater mark for a riverfront home (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Elderly man killed, wife injured when speeding auto rear-ends their car on A1A (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vero memorializes Alma Lee Loy two years after death (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Shores to appeal court’s ruling for Vero on reuse water rates (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 20 - Week of May 19, 2022
> Summer closings set for downtown Vero rail crossings (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Deal near on new concessionaire for Seaside Grill (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Vero resident wins record 43rd world tennis title (BY PIETER VANBENNEKOM)
> Shores watching legislature for action on condo inspections (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> The art of the private real estate deal (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Hard to tell if COVID-19 cases rising here (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 19 - Week of May 12, 2022
> The hottest stretch of beach on our island (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Doctor shortage: Big problem that is getting worse (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Covid-19 climbing in Florida, but slightly down here (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Two island wealth management execs in cocaine bust (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Orthopedist uses ‘augmented reality’ for shoulder replacements (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Extending natural gas to island to take longer than expected (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> New veterinary medical center on U.S. 1 running behind schedule (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)

Edition 18 - Week of May 5, 2022
> Hospital video of shooting still is under wraps (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Changes at popular car wash should improve traffic flow (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> ‘The market is crazy’: Record-breaking 32963 real estate sales roll on in 2022 (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> John’s Island Community Service League awards $1.4 million (BY MARY SCHENKEL)

Edition 17 - Week of April 28, 2022
> Better way needed to deal with Baker Act admissions (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Decision deferred on future of Archie Smith Fish House site (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> John’s Island Foundation brings in record $1.1 million to fund grants (BY MARY SCHENKEL)
> Vero radiologist celebrates quarter of a century as organ recipient (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> COVID-19 infections rising sharply again here, but hospitalizations remain relatively low (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Graves family pleased by plans for sports and recreation complex (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> School Board cleared after review of children’s books (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 16 - Week of April 21, 2022
> Here come the Blue Angels! (BY CAROLYN SCHILLER)
> Insurance costs to be addressed by Legislature (BY NANCY SAPEY)
> Another luxury storage complex – for classic cars, big RVs, large boats – coming to Vero (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Expansion of City Marina will not impact island dog park (BY NANCY SAPEY)
> Shores voters to consider charter amendments (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Rosario warns School Board on books harmful to children (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> COVID-19 infections again rising here; hospitalizations also starting to increase (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 15 - Week of April 14, 2022
> Subs evoke memories as Harbor Branch celebrates 50th (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Longtime renters being priced out by soaring rates (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Popular laundry closes, leaving patrons wondering how to get their clothes back (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Historic Jones House on Jungle Trail to reopen to public in late 2024 (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> COVID hospitalizations again down, but infections edge up (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Island house cleaner hopes to trade bucket for badge (BY NANCY SAPEY)
> Next Friday will be end of an era for Jaycee Park’s Seaside Grill (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)

Edition 14 - Week of April 7, 2022
> COVID still low here. Is a surge on way? (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> TCCH appears set to take over nursing at jail (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Neighbors want Castaway Cove home condemned for code violations (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> After 6 years, prosecutor asks judge to set ‘date certain’ for trial of Asbury Lee Perkins (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 13 - Week of March 31, 2022
> COVID-19 cases here decline to under 6 per day (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Elite Airways again flying from Vero Beach Airport (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Island residents with ‘classic cars and other toys’ power luxury storage boom (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Neurosurgeon Basil Keller, slowed by long covid, retires (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Changing streetlight bulbs: It’s not a joke (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Former nursing assistant gets 12-year sentence for stealing from John’s Island seniors in her care (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Strunk Funeral Homes president responds to libel lawsuit (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 12 - Week of March 24, 2022
> Ron and Nancy Rosner donate $10 million to hospital (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Craig Fletcher, 79, twice Vero mayor, urged electric sale (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Will planned new home construction bring an early end to the real estate crunch here? (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> French government honors Vero Beach veteran for WWII heroism (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Brightline upgrades to cause traffic delays on south end of island in April (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Vero Beach will vote in November on pay hike for City Council members (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 11 - Week of March 17, 2022
> COVID threat greatest now for 65+group (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> New step taken in effort to satisfy school deseg order (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Detective says home nursing aide showed ‘no remorse’ in defrauding island seniors (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Grand Harbor: Riverfront club ‘experiencing a renaissance’ (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Good news for island homeowners: Hospital District plans further cuts in property tax rate (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> ‘Battle of the Pros’ tennis exhibition to be held as fundraiser for local pro injured in auto crash (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 10 - Week of March 10, 2022
> State Attorney’s Office rolls with changes in Vero (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Historic Patio may soon be filled with diners again (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> COVID-19 cases here drop to pre-Omicron surge levels (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Newcomer Hiltz to challenge Brackett for legislative seat (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Vero Beach and Shores differ on pace of lawsuit over water-sewer service territory (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Children’s Trust referendum called off (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> New downtown office building completed (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)

Edition 9 - Week of March 3, 2022
> Vero finally in ‘Green Zone’ for COVID-19 (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Economic impact of tourism here at all-time high (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Douglas Elliman opens beachside office. Is top agent Fredrik Eklund on the way? (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> St. Edward’s senior Benjamin Evans headed to West Point (BY NANCY SAPEY)
> Four more years? Would you believe two new 17th Street projects? (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Trial begins of civil suit against deputy in fatal shooting of wife of Dr. Dudley Teel (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Gas pipeline to island could be set by year-end (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Orchid Town Council may move its town hall (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Some parents knew in advance of February 16 brawl at Vero High (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> The Orchid Town Council nixes Children’s Trust (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)

Edition 8 - Week of February 24, 2022
> Covid cases again down sharply here (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Home health aide for elderly couple pleads no contest (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vero officials hoping for ‘yes’ vote on riverfront referendum this November (BYAUTHOR)
> Riomar home goes under contract for an astonishing price (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> No criminal charges expected in crash that killed bicyclist (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Florida Senate proposing drastic cuts in support for arts (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Shores Town Clerk Laura Aldrich retiring after 17 years (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 7 - Week of February 17, 2022
> Covid cases continue to decline here (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Island filling up as holiday weekend approaches (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Work on island natural gas pipeline halted for lack of proper permit (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Land Trust planning research and education center for Coastal Oaks Preserve on U.S. Route 1 (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Shooting death of deputy remains unsolved (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> State grant money at risk from proposed bill (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Green withdraws from race for School Board (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 6 - Week of February 10, 2022
> Covid claims 45 more lives here since Christmas (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Million Dollar Island (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Sheriff Flowers hoping vague apology on Facebook will save his job (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Gold jewelry, exotic cars, luxury hotels figure in trial of caregivers for elderly island couple (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Initiative set for November on $50 million bond to buy up more land for conservation (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Sandridge golf course to build a new clubhouse (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 5 - Week of February 3, 2022
> New Covid cases, hospitalizations dropping sharply (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Study: County able to provide water to Shores (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> United Airlines partnership brings surge in applications to Skyborne flight academy (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> New oceanfront condos and villas on island selling rapidly (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Wabasso Beach closing for sand project (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> More than 7,300 newcomers moved here during last two years (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Brightline not a worry to public safety officials (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)

Edition 4 - Week of January 27, 2022
> Covid may have peaked, but not hospitalizations (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> We get no train service, but pay $440K a year for rail crossings (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Vero Council sets rare night session for riverfront vote (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Fate of vacant Press Journal building again seems up in the air (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Soaring real estate prices on island make finding fair comps tough (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Shores, Vero declare impasse in federal lawsuit (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> New rental community near hospital moving forward (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> First of elder care fraud trials set for February (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 3 - Week of January 20, 2022
> Covid surge sees hospitalizations more than triple (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> California buyers fuel high-end real estate boom (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Brightline passenger trains starting test runs through county (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> FAU appears to gain more authority over Harbor Branch funds (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Work may resume soon on bridges of Indian River County (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Man to be sentenced for hiding camera in bathroom (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vero, Shores set for utility mediation (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 2 - Week of January 13, 2022
> Ellie McCabe: She liked to find things that were missing in our world, and fill the gap (BY MARY SCHENKEL)
> Tom Segura: He worked unbelievably hard to see our hospital remained vibrant, and grew (BY MARY SCHENKEL)
> Covid surge closes iconic restaurants (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Since Christmas break, COVID-19 spreading at a faster rate among school personnel here (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Dale Sorensen Real Estate tops $1B for new record here (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Riverfront plan set for key Council vote (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 1 - Week of January 6, 2022
> Covid cases triple here in just one week (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Pandemic complicates challenge of managing county jail (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vero Beach Airport seeing sharp increase in private jet traffic (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Team sets local real estate sales record: ‘Can you believe this is happening?’ (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> County to save $400,000 annually with pretrial release (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Code-violation complaints down since passage of no-squealing law (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Challenge of transitioning Indian River hospital to Cleveland Clinic exacerbated by the pandemic (BY MICHELLE GENZ)

Edition 52 - Week of December 30, 2021
> New community planned just west of Wabasso beach (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Happy New Year from FDOT (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Residents express concern about growth of Vero marina (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Marybeth Cunningham looks back on six years of change in Vero healthcare (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> ‘Historic’ support: Island resident Miller donates $50M more to Johns Hopkins (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Mayors meet, but utility dispute still seen headed to court (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Driver in Vero Christmas Parade crash faces felony charge for leaving the scene (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Libel lawsuit is the latest twist in Strunk Funeral Home legal drama (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Brightline ramps up passenger rail construction in south Vero (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)

Edition 51 - Week of December 23, 2021
> Turning the lights back up at Riverside Theatre (BY MARY SCHENKEL)
> Replenishment of beaches to continue throughout season (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Sheriff’s Citizens Advisory Committee has done little, and drawn little notice (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Condo prices latest to catch fire in island’s hot realty market (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Covid-19 up slightly, but overall situation not bad here (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Professional tennis returns to Vero with Grand Harbor event (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 50 - Week of December 16, 2021
> Will voters have sufficient info for riverfront decision (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> GHO Homes a new leader in island construction (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Father of drowned student sues St. Edward’s School (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> The town of Orchid could determine fate of Children’s Trust (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Legal disputes over water-sewer utilities are moving into the mediation phase (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 49 - Week of December 9, 2021
> Backlog of felony criminal cases becoming a crisis (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Hospital settles huge malpractice suit with family (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Sebastian Inlet bridge set to be replaced in 2026 (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Driver charged with DUI after striking two seniors leaving Christmas parade (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Riverfront home prices on island soar to record levels (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> School Board will save $132,000 annually by switching law firms (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Covid-19 remains low in schools here after Thanksgiving break (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)

Edition 48 - Week of December 2, 2021
> Brackett enters race for seat in Florida House (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Long covid: Infection ends, but recovery often very slow (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Matilde Sorensen, Vero’s billion-dollar broker, sets record for career sales here (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Evidence challenged in Spencer murder case (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Orchid on verge of naming town manager? (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Covid-19 reappears at Vero Beach High, Treasure Coast Elementary (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> School Board to focus on ‘transforming schools’ and hold just one business meeting each month (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)

Edition 47 - Week of November 25, 2021
> COVID remains low here on eve of Thanksgiving (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Probe of crash that killed bike rider on island is still open (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Vero Beach City Council moving ahead with plans for riverfront development (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Private clubs are thriving with soaring real estate market (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Shores and Vero at impasse in utility dispute, but more talks may yet lead to a resolution (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> A ride on Brightline train shows rail has its fans (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> St. Edward’s students are researching genealogy of author and own families (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)

Edition 46 - Week of November 18, 2021
> Hospital workers now facing covid vaccine mandates (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Shores introducing police body cameras (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vero Beach Bridge Club finds new players knocking on its doors (BY PIETER VANBENNEKOM)
> New home building boom ramping up at John’s Island (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Brackett to stay on as Vero mayor; Neville to serve again as vice mayor (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Nursing aides to go on trial for theft from John’s Island couple (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> With contractor belly up, two bridge projects for barrier island at a halt (BY SAMANTHA BAITA)
> Strunk Funeral Home legal battle gets more complicated (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Accused cattle rustler’s criminal past (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 45 - Week of November 11, 2021
> Will mandate lead nursing home staff to get vaccinated? (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Scammer of elderly John’s Island woman arrested in New York (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vero oceanfront estate sells for record $27 million (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Canadian snowbirds once again able to drive to Vero Beach (BY AMANDA COLETTA AND STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Vero and Sebastian approve vote on tax for Children’s Trust, but will Shores and Orchid? (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Former assistant school superintendent running for School Board (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> County water-sewer rate increase expected to take effect this week (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> CVS Pharmacy on the island reopens three days after fire (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 44 - Week of November 4, 2021
> Vero, county near impasse in utility dispute (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Shortage of nurses locally seen getting worse (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> From Wyoming to Vero: Modern-day cattle rustler living in McAnsh Park? (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Grand Harbor golf course opens after $2 million facelift (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> St. Ed’s students release single, learn many facets of music trade (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Wabasso bridge safety solution in sight (BY SAMANTHA BAITA)
> Cherry Stowe appears favorite for Orchid town manager (BY SAMANTHA BAITA)
> Medical examiner seeking new state-of-the-art facility (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 43 - Week of October 28, 2021
> COVID-19 cases lowest locally since start of July surge (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> John’s Island reaches compromise with state on vaccine (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Seven candidates vie for two seats on Vero Beach City Council (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Commissioners reject proposal to put all of 32963 in same district (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Prosecutors to decide how to proceed in case of school teachers involved in shooting (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Utility dispute seems headed to mediation (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 42 - Week of October 21, 2021
> Vero Beach wants to phase out septic tanks on island (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> No end in sight for Vero utility disputes with the county and Indian River Shores (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> First new Brightline train rolls through downtown Vero Beach (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Vero Beach Lifeguard Association president Erik Toomsoo laid off (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Island’s oldest realty company moves into the future as AMAC (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Shooting at Vero apartment leads to arrest of teachers (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Hospital accused of erasing treatment info after 30 days (BY MICHELLE GENZ)

Edition 41 - Week of October 14, 2021
> Lawyer for driver of death car says probe ‘one-sided’ (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Lawsuit forced Cleveland Clinic to give Covid patient ivermectin (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Accused killer gets money to prepare defense (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Surfsedge: ‘If we build it, they will come’ (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Supreme Court declines to review Teel case; new trial date awaited (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> School Board ponders rules for comment (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)

Edition 40 - Week of October 7, 2021
> Mandate may help get staff vaccinated at nursing homes (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Beachland rank in pandemic year termed aberration (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Island restaurants optimistic about upcoming season (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)
> Vero mounts case for permanent water-sewer service territory (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Ruling could derail suits by men arrested in prostitution sting (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Virtual building inspections now offered for certain minor projects (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)

Edition 39 - Week of September 30, 2021
> Covid infections, hospitalizations continue decline (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Beachland surrenders crown as top elementary school (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Public schools ease quarantine and facemask rules for students (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> John’s Island making a big investment in irrigation water for golf courses and lawns (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Seasonal rental rates for island properties skyrocket (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Contractor seeks permit to lay natural gas pipeline to barrier island (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vero approves craft distilleries in both historic downtown and airport district (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vero, Shores to meet in bid to avoid court battle over water-sewer utility (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 38 - Week of September 23, 2021
> Natural gas may be coming soon to barrier island (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vero forced to temporarily leave beach without lifeguards (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)
> Marine Bank, growing fast during pandemic, plans more expansion (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Beachland Elementary seems to finally have COVID-19 outbreak under control (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> COVID cases, hospitalizations here down last week (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Cleveland Clinic Indian River nurses vote to keep union (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> County workers get raise and vax incentive (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Orchid Town Manager soap opera ends with Powers taking buyout (BY SAMANTHA BAITA)
> Bob Auwaerter headed back to the Indian River Shores Town Council (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Backlash against Jay Kramer over GOP unit’s vote to censure Barefoot (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 37 - Week of September 16, 2021
> Trial in malpractice suit postponed until February (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Death toll since Covid surge now up to 128 here (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Beachland Elementary open again, and masks may be gone by end of the month (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> New home boom pushes south on the barrier island (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Complaints halt the construction of new Wabasso bridge fence (BY SAMANTHA BAITA)
> Vero and county make no progress in dispute over utility service territory (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Two apply for seat on Shores Town Council (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Mardy Fish shares story of his battle with anxiety disorder in documentary on Netflix (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 36 - Week of September 9, 2021
> New covid cases, hospitalizations here trend down (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Beachland Elementary School reopening after Covid shutdown (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Local restaurants doing OK, and new ones coming (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)
> U.S. 1 shopping plaza getting a major upgrade (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Vero City Council race reminiscent of 2009 (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Noah Powers resigns as town manager of Orchid (BY SAMANTHA BAITA)
> St. Edward’s School drowning victim did not know how to swim (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Judge Croom to hear arguments in Strunk Funeral Home lawsuit (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> State funding to pay for street sweeper, body cameras (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 35 - Week of September 2, 2021
> Covid has claimed at least 81 here since July surge (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Island clubs require that employees get Covid vaccine shots (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Beachland Elementary becomes first school closed here by Covid surge (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Wolf Laurel: For a half century, Vero’s mystic mountain escape (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Shores takes utility dispute with Vero to federal court (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Lowther enters GOP primary race for county commission (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> McCord resigns, creating a vacancy on Shores Council (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> County in deal to sign over stake in South Beach Park (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 34 - Week of August 26, 2021
> ‘Our hospital is full of people needlessly suffering’ (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Death toll here from delta surge finally becoming clear (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Luxury storage units snapped up by car collectors (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Deryl Loar runs for County Commission (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Tracey Zudans runs for Vero City Council (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Fence going up to make Wabasso bridge safer for bikers (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Piper aircraft needs more workers to build planes (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Accused killer Perkins asks appeals court to remove judge from his case (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 33 - Week of August 19, 2021
> COVID-19 surge filling ICUs at local hospitals (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Vaccine booster shots available locally now for those eligible (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Pandemic leads to time off for one third of city workers (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Local private schools open with mandatory facemasks (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Seaside Grill, Jaycee Park icon, decides 30 is enough (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> It’s not just homes. Vero commercial property also is hot (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Joe Flescher to seek re-election, and opponent worries about redistricting (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> 21st Amendment Distillery to open in Vero downtown (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)

Edition 32 - Week of August 12, 2021
> Schools reopen with masks still optional – for now (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> ‘As soon as I get out of here, I want to get the vaccine’ (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Number of COVID-19 vaccinations rises as infections here set new record (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Island home prices soar, and are seen likely to keep rising (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Boardwalk regulars ask: Will this ever be finished? (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)
> Accused South Beach killer tries to get judge thrown off his murder case (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Laura Riding Jackson house a hit in its college campus location (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Island landowner cited for turning wooded tract into ‘moonscape’ (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Utility dispute could bring former Vero City Manager back as witness (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Two pension board trustees file suit against Indian River Shores and former town officials (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 31 - Week of August 5, 2021
> Departure of top surgeon leaves a void at hospital (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Patients and colleagues praise Dr. Mark Malias (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> COVID-19 soars, but no back-to-school mandates permitted (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Dr. Louise Dunn takes over as head of St. Ed’s lower school (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)
> Plans for automobile museum in old Press Journal building placed on hold (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> PBS features Indian River Land Trust in episode of ‘Changing Seas’ (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Family battle over Strunk Funeral Home gets uglier (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Vero to invest $7 million in boat storage building at marina (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Barrier island about to get new bank (BY A STAFF WRITER)
> Vero to collect an extra $493,000 without changing property tax rate (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Time to start thinking about next Vero council election (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> County clashes with Vero over water and sewer rates (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 30 - Week of July 29, 2021
> ‘Younger, sicker’ COVID-19 patients pack Vero hospital (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Not enough staff members in skilled nursing facilities here vaccinated against COVID-19 (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Indian River Shores estate sells for $22 million sight unseen (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Island hotels agree: ‘Things couldn’t be going any better!’ (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)
> Driver in fatal A1A crash behind bars (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Dr. Dennis Saver, ‘champion’ for the vulnerable, dies at 68 (BY MARY SCHENKEL)
> Vero Beach High football fans have new online viewing option (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Vero Beach Bridge Center again open for face-to-face card games (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)

Edition 29 - Week of July 22, 2021
> COVID-19 cases soar, quadrupling in just three weeks (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Cleveland Clinic nurses union faces decertification vote (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Vero seeks to expand STEP system in Shores, South Beach (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> At the Island Club, newspaper home delivery not what it used to be (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Demand for building lots mirrors the frenzy of the island housing market (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Drowning death of St. Ed’s senior in April ruled ‘accident’ (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Shores scolds county for offer to Vero in utility dispute (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Fall enrollment up at Beachland Elementary School (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> School Department to closely screen curriculum for inappropriate lessons (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)

Edition 28 - Week of July 15, 2021
> New software ups the stress level at Cleveland Clinic (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Strunk Funeral Homes at center of family feud (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Iceland: What ‘normal’ looks like when people get vaccinated (BY MILTON R. BENJAMIN)
> New COVID-19 infections here double as number getting vaccinated declines (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Island’s newest community, Seaglass, about to break ground (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Pete Sweeney heir apparent to post of Shores Town Attorney (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> 3 small commercial buildings on A1A are being renovated by new owners (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> A1A speed limit will be restored to 45 mph, but not until the fall (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Brightline contractors step up work on bridges and crossings for high-speed rail (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> South Island residents organize to gain clout in utility discussions (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> 17th Street bridge repairs only a temporary fix (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 27 - Week of July 8, 2021
> School district is joining forces with Foundation (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Prime lots, great river views, but few houses (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Massive home on Ocean Drive sells for $16.8 million (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Kenneth Earl Padgett, visionary developer, dies at 100 (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)
> State OKs non-controversial curriculum in time for deadline (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> ‘Bahamas or bust!’ – Grady Bunch resumes annual Abacos cruise (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 26 - Week of July 1, 2021
> Construction on 17th St. bridge to drag into fall (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> ‘Hidden inventory’ fueling record sales of island real estate (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Municipal Marina feuds with non-marina boaters (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> COVID-19 plan for coming school year: No vaccine requirement, masks optional (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Vero asks for safety audit of Twin Pairs (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Bottlenose dolphin population in the lagoon remains stable (BY SUE COCKING)
> Proposed settlement would mean higher water and sewer rates for South Beach (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 25 - Week of June 24, 2021
> Cleveland Clinic still bedeviled by phone problems (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> GHO Homes takes over development at The Strand (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Acupuncturist Jaynes now selling LifeWave healing patches in N.C. (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Man accused of killing his estranged wife now planning insanity plea (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Will Elite fly between Vero and Asheville this summer (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 24 - Week of June 17, 2021
> Tragic death of ‘the kind of person people just gravitated to’ (BY LISA ZAHNER AND BRENDA AHEARN)
> Potentially toxic algae in lagoon at Oslo boat ramp (BY SUE COCKING)
> Environmental groups ask Gov. DeSantis to declare an emergency (BY SUE COCKING)
> County public school students to be issued high-tech ID cards (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Island resident Helen Westbrook, who worked in JFK’s White House, dies at 88 (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)
> Teel wrongful death suit against Sheriff’s Office, Deputy now set for July (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Upscale restaurants and shops proposed for vacant lot between downtown and Miracle Mile (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Vero, county seem headed to mediation on utility territory (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> South Florida woman arrested after getting tossed out of Mulligan’s and the Holiday Inn (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 23 - Week of June 10, 2021
> 2 islanders killed in 3 days by cars swerving off A1A (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Dr. Richard Moore: Has Vero ‘lost the flavor of the community hospital?’ (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> County reaches deal ending its efforts to block high-speed Brightline train (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Skyborne Aviation Academy Vero Beach getting off ground fast (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Property values soar, but a cut in tax rates seen unlikely (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Will high exit costs chain Shores to Vero water-sewer pact? (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> School Board begins work on civility policy after disturbance at meeting (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)

Edition 22 - Week of June 3, 2021
> End of an era: Two Charter High arts educators retiring (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Elite Airways move from Vero is only temporary (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Chamber executive accused of ‘bullying’ School Board fired (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Historic Sebastian Inlet bridge will get major rehab or be replaced in five years (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Revered Shores Mayor Tom Slater victim of COVID-19 pandemic (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Pandemic produced a school year ‘like no other’ (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> COVID-19 infections decline sharply here, but vaccinations are also down (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Five local lawyers seek to become Indian River Shores town attorney (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 21 - Week of May 27, 2021
> New CEO: Piper to invest more in engineering, R&D (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> As pandemic wanes, hunger for quality takeout remains (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)
> Cleveland Clinic cardiologists move to private practice (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Former player on Vero girls soccer team sues for sex discrimination (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Downward trend in Covid-19 cases in public schools here (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Vero council unanimously passes the ‘standing ovation plan’ for riverfront (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Brightline: Orlando to Tampa link ‘key’ to success of Florida rail project (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Big news for anglers: Limited goliath grouper season likely (BY SUE COCKING)

Edition 20 - Week of May 20, 2021
> Huge price jump for property on ocean and river (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Worker shortage hits even companies like Piper (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Riverside Theatre to reopen earlier than planned with full 2022 season of hits (BY MARY SCHENKEL)
> Longtime minister Scott Alexander to retire at end of July (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Panel now assigned to get schools into compliance with ’67 order (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> GOP women’s club disputes Sheriff’s bill for rally security (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> 2 Indian River Shores criminal cases remain in pandemic limbo (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 19 - Week of May 13, 2021
> Stormwater tax revenue won’t be spent on drainage (BY LISA ZAHNER | NEWS ANALYSIS )
> Vero considering use of Big Blue for temp boat storage (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club buys land to prevent future commercial development (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Hospital may permit more vaginal birth after cesarean deliveries (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> School district abandons idea of Chief Equity and Diversity Officer (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Islanders eager to travel after year of pandemic lockdown (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)
> Vaccinations here down sharply last week; infections remain low (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Diana Duve murder subject of television documentary (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Researchers on the lookout for rare sawfish in lagoon (BY SUE COCKING)

Edition 18 - Week of May 6, 2021
> Perkins murder trial set to be first since pandemic (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> After career, a time for philanthropy–and time for mom (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Riverfront restaurant, bar and marina for sale – but which one? (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> A1A road-widening project ‘not over,’ but those orange barricades are finally gone (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Vero weighs phasing-in proposed stormwater tax (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Seagrass making strong comeback at Sebastian Inlet (BY SUE COCKING)
> Latest bid for charter school at Pointe West comes to an end (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> COVID-19 cases again down in county; vaccine supply here now exceeds demand (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 17 - Week of April 29, 2021
> Ocean Drive shops enjoying ‘post-pandemic’ rebound (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)
> Concept plan for Three Corners site now up to Council (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Students will not need to be masked at summer school (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Good news! Island’s beaches expand during past decade despite hurricanes (BY SUE COCKING)
> After four decades, Shores Town Attorney Chester Clem retires (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Only 7 new cases of COVID-19 on barrier island in the past week (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vero considers legal action against county in Shores dispute (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 16 - Week of April 22, 2021
> W. Galen Weston, founder of Windsor and developer of Orchid Island, dies at 80 (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Retired Undersheriff Jim Harpring moves into new job as Indian River Shores town manager (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Construction starts on Environmental Learning Center pavilion (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> COVID-19 vaccine now exceeds demand here with 90 percent of seniors over 65 vaccinated (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Beachland teachers accuse ex-School Board member of disruptive actions (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> School superintendent argues for new position to resolve desegregation order (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Facemasks expected to be optional when new school year starts Aug. 10 (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Study underway at Bee Gum Point may lead to more game fish (BY SUE COCKING)
> Wabasso Beach Park closed until April 30 for sand restoration (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> GOP rally with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene moves to Fairgrounds after 14 Bones says ‘No’ (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Manatees in Indian River Lagoon dying at alarming rate (BY SUE COCKING)
> $4.6 million road project coming to Indian River Boulevard next year (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Property appraiser closing beachside office due to low demand for services (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Shores seems focused on switching water-sewer provider (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 15 - Week of April 15, 2021
> Surfsedge homes sell at record pace during pandemic (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Ex-School Board member Justice in Beachland ruckus (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Vero’s fine dining restaurants having great season (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)
> Dick Winger’s return to Vero Beach City Council is not a feel-good story (BY LISA ZAHNER | NEWS ANALYSIS )
> Sebastian high school swimmer headed for Olympic trials (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Link to Vero’s past disappearing. Steil gas station on U.S. 1 to close (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> 70,000 county residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 14 - Week of April 8, 2021
> Cleveland Clinic adds physicians to hospital staff (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> VNA nurses now visiting homebound seniors to give COVID-19 vaccinations (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> New COVID-19 cases here decline; hospitalizations also down (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Flood insurance premiums headed higher for ‘equity’ (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> New stormwater fees could equate to 12 percent tax hike (BY LISA ZAHNER | NEWS ANALYSIS)
> Huge new subdivision would add hundreds of homes near airport (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Construction boom puts pressure on county building department (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Andres Duany kept on to help city finalize riverfront plan (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Brightline tracks from north and south to meet at county line (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Few realize that hardbottom reefs lay close to shore just off Humiston Park (BY SUE COCKING)

Edition 13 - Week of April 1, 2021
> Expansion proposed for Riverside Park tennis complex (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Boardwalk south of Jaycee Park getting overhaul (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> More excuses, little progress, on A1A road-widening and resurfacing project (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> ‘Pinky’ Regan, a year after COVID, out on town again (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)
> Island COVID-19 cases down slightly (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> New memory care facility preparing to open on U.S. 1 in May (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Six apply for open seat on Vero Beach City Council (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 12 - Week of March 25, 2021
> New oceanfront development off to blazing start (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Downtown Fridays: Another step on road back (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)
> Simon Caldecott, driving force behind resurgence of Piper Aircraft, retiring (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Skyborne has big plans in taking over FlightSafety Academy (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> ‘Experience’ in obstruction not what Vero city council needs (BY LISA ZAHNER | NEWS ANALYSIS)
> COVID-19 cases continue trending down as more residents vaccinated (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Kerry Bartlett appointed to replace Tracey Zudans on Hospital District (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Funding doubled for addiction treatment center (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Is pending bill aimed at eliminating Hospital District? (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Sheriff Flowers forming a ‘Citizen Advisory Committee’ (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 11 - Week of March 18, 2021
> At last, events restarting here after long year (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF AND MICHELLE GENZ)
> Nearly 80 percent of county seniors have received jab (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> COVID pandemic has changed life in significant ways(BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Teel lawsuit against sheriff’s office moves a step closer to trial (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Shores seeks help from consultant in exploring its water-sewer options (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Three more Beachland Elementary students test positive for COVID-19 (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Vaccination recommended even for those who have had coronavirus (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vero boatbuilder cited for dumping oil and gasoline (BY SUE COCKING)
> Public schools $280 million behind on maintenance (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> County pushing back on $134 million in state-mandated lagoon cleanup costs (BY SUE COCKING)

Edition 10 - Week of March 11, 2021
> Replica of Hemingway’s fishing boat coming to Vero (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> New COVID cases at lowest level here since Halloween (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> School district kept principal’s COVID secret for two weeks (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Grand Harbor: A tangible sense of resurgence and community pride (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Vero Beach Regional Airport thriving; launching ad campaign to raise profile (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> C-section rates improve dramatically at Cleveland Clinic (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> New project underway at south end of county (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Longtime island banker and nonprofit leader Scott Alexander retiring from Northern Trust (BY MARY SCHENKEL)

Edition 9 - Week of March 4, 2021
> COVID-19 good news: cases down, vaccinations up (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Why is school district underreporting COVID-19? (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Kimberly Thorpe: A meteoric life comes to an untimely end (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Hal Du Pont: Remembered by shooters, photogs and cat lovers (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Pandemic makes college planning a challenge for St. Ed’s seniors (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)
> Vero police resume parking enforcement in Central Beach (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> County, Shores and Vero get $5 million for lagoon projects (BY SUE COCKING)
> Shores town manager steps down due to health problems (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 8 - Week of February 25, 2021
> Vero Beach High principal hospitalized with COVID-19 (BY STEVE THOMAS)
> As more receive vaccine jabs, new infections decline (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Anti-mask parents who sued School Board will not appeal (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Small businesses doing well in Vero despite pandemic (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)
> Vero on verge of creating Cultural Arts Village (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> City seeks to increase use of marina by transient boaters (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Speeding tickets in Vero soar, crashes way down, in 2020 (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Utility poles on Ocean Drive will be replaced this spring (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Closure of Wabasso Beach Park for repairs delayed by high tides (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Vero hits the Shores with epic demand for documents (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 7 - Week of February 18, 2021
> Nursing home let staff with COVID care for patients (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> New COVID-19 infections here unchanged, but deaths down (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> El Sid Taqueria latest island eatery to close briefly as a result of COVID-19 (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)
> Renovated Village Beach Market back at last (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Florida city similar to Vero foils cyberattack on water utility (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> School district hopes to tap generous island residents to fund major projects (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Unearthed decade-old letter could be key in fight over water rates between Vero and Shores (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Legislature trying again this year to preempt local regulation of vacation rentals (BY SUE COCKING)
> Mardy Fish Foundation tennis championships rescheduled from late April to mid-October (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Public school teachers to get promised pay raise (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)

Edition 6 - Week of February 11, 2021
> New COVID cases trend downward, but less so on island (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vero Isles residents seek deal with City on canals (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club’s A1A tunnel idea not hit with all (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Multimillion city marina makeover gets the OK (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> John’s Island golfers bankroll teaching pro’s PGA dream (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Island brokers see 2021 shaping up as another phenomenal year (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Buyer emerges for historic Patio restaurant downtown (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> North island beach repair project hits new snag; needs more sand and funds (BY SUE COCKING)
> Islander expert in emergency management sees politics hampering COVID-19 relief (BY MICHELLE GENZ)

Edition 5 - Week of February 4, 2021
> COVID-19 sets new records here during January (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Media center assistant at Oslo Middle first school staffer to die here of COVID-19 (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Judge Janet Croom to rule soon on school facemask policy (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Hundreds get coronavirus vaccine here at pop-up clinics (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Kids could be in line for vaccinations by summer (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Boat tie-ups at Vero’s city marina down 50 percent (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> New bridge off south island will be one of tallest in state (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Will hidden-camera videos from prostitution-sting be destroyed? (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Graves donates land near Vero Beach High to school district for new running track (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Vero City Council won’t include overhead or salaries in stormwater utility budget (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Why don’t we see work being done on island road and bridge projects? (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Charges dropped against man arrested by deputy who later shot Teel (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 4 - Week of January 28, 2021
> FBI agents seek to question former Mayor Jay Kramer (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> COVID-19 cases down slightly, but death toll rises (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Publix added to COVID-19 vaccine sites here (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Coronavirus poses new set of challenges for Mental Health Assn. (BY MARY SCHENKEL)
> Pandemic propels island real estate to a record year (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Vero Beach auto dealerships ended up having good year (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Season off to strong start at Village Shops in the Shores (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)
> Utilities Commission urged to phase out septic within Vero city limits on island (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vero: The Shores lacks standing to sue over reuse water rates (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 3 - Week of January 21, 2021
> Assisted living residents finally getting vaccine (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> New COVID-19 cases here lowest since New Year’s (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Public schools here experience worst week since start of pandemic with 50 new cases (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Not going to see this racing through Vero before 2023 (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Deputy, fired here for pepper-spraying inmate, once handcuffed Mike Wallace after traffic stop (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Vero seeks development pitches for riverfront project (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Indian River Shores says it likely will leave Vero water-sewer utility in 2027 (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 2 - Week of January 14, 2021
> Vaccine or placebo? Pfizer trial participant waits to find out (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> COVID-19 cases shatter pandemic records for county (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Antibody treatment available here for high-risk patients (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Keeping seniors out of hospital best way to fight COVID-19 (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> No post-holiday COVID-19 spike, so far, at public schools (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Major golf and tennis charity events here altered in response to pandemic (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Royal Palm Pointe businesses ‘on an upswing’ after 2020 lull (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)

Edition 1 - Week of January 7, 2021
> Frustration as thousands here seek scarce vaccinations (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> New COVID-19 cases set another record here (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> What you need to know about rollout of COVID vaccines (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> 45 new COVID-19 cases reported in county schools despite holiday break (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Hawk’s Nest golf course now ranked one of Florida’s best (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> High-ranking Sheriff’s Office official, cleared of criminal wrongdoing, retires (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Brightline restarts work on high-speed rail tracks here (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)

Edition 53 - Week of December 31, 2020
> 2020:The Year of Living Pandemically (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Pharmacies await vaccine shipments so shots can begin (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Deputy was facing suspension when he shot doc’s wife (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Farmers Market Oceanside, Art in the Park both on comeback trail (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)

Edition 52 - Week of December 24, 2020
> DeSantis: CDC vaccine priority makes no sense (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Surge in COVID-19 cases sees pandemic total here top 6,000 (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> COVID-19 spreading faster in county public schools (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Kids still send letters by snailmail to Santa (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Piper’s high-end aircraft sales strong; no pandemic layoffs (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Vero Beach City Council sharply divided on stormwater tax (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vero Beach, Shores begin incurring major legal fees in utility dispute (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Village Beach Market, hit by more delays, now hoping for mid-January reopening (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> NAACP, School Board agree on more meetings and progress reports in desegregation case (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)

Edition 51 - Week of December 17, 2020
> No Thanksgiving spike seen here in COVID-19 cases (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vero Beach anxiously awaits arrival of first doses of coronavirus vaccine (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> COVID-19 quarantine time is cut for Indian River public school students (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Indigo Vero Beach: Luxury development coming to oceanfront (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Financing is challenge for riverfront project (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Report: Indian River County has best lagoon water quality (BY SUE COCKING)
> County appeals again in industrial property rights saga (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Vero Beach Municipal Marina renovation moves ahead (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Lawnwood Regional Medical Center plans $100 million expansion (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)

Edition 50 - Week of December 10, 2020
> Will rollout of vaccine proceed smoothly here? (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> COVID-19 cases in schools double since second quarter start (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> COVID-19 infections up here with 22 hospitalized, and five deaths (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> 17th Street bridge declared ‘structurally deficient’ (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> With concrete and steel, state armors island to withstand a 100-year storm (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Graves wants more pay, longer terms for Vero City Council (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Court: Teel wrongful death lawsuit should go forward (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Vero police bike patrols give the public ‘a greater feeling of safety’ (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> 3.7 miles of north island beach to be restored beginning in January (BY SUE COCKING)

Edition 49 - Week of December 3, 2020
> Will third surge of COVID-19 find us better prepared? (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> First responders to be vaccinated as soon as possible (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Despite pandemic, island tourism not bad in late summer (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)
> Vero abandons idea of creating test site for city residents (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> St. Helen’s reopens after COVID-19; scattered positives at other area schools (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> 98 percent of Grand Harbor members vote to take over ownership of club from Carl Icahn (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> John’s Island tennis pro moving to Sea Oaks to replace retiring director (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Brightline constructing another railroad bridge in South Vero Beach (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> County loses $3.3 million appeal in Ocean Concrete property rights case (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> County may cut polling places in favor of super voting centers (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> County reports above average sea turtle nesting on barrier island’s beaches (BY SUE COCKING)

Edition 48 - Week of November 26, 2020
> John’s Island closes dining rooms for rest of month after positive COVID-19 tests (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Vero seeking to curb COVID-19 spread in city (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Covid-19 maintains high profile in both private and public schools in county (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Vero cardiologist: COVID-19 can cause heart damage (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> The Shores, Vero seem headed for court over reuse water (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vero Council moving ahead with plans for stormwater tax (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Uncertainty about 16th Street Ballfields as county sues to uphold deed restriction (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 47 - Week of November 19, 2020
> Vero researcher involved in COVID-19 drug trials (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> New COVID-19 cases creeping up on July level (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> COVID-19 increase among long-term care residents – but not staff – baffles experts (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Incoming School Board members support mandatory mask rules (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> 2 more students at St. Edward’s School have tested positive for COVID-19 (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Downtown Vero gets its first new office building in a decade (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> FIT researchers apparently do not plan to proceed with Bethel Creek flushing study (BY SUE COCKING)
> Senior organization launches a searchable website to link older residents with services (BY MARY SCHENKEL)
> Grand Harbor members reach tentative deal to take over club from developer (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Brackett lauded as ‘excellent choice’ as Vero Beach mayor (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 46 - Week of November 12, 2020
> How will COVID-19 vaccine be distributed in Vero? (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Troubling surge occurring here in COVID-19 cases (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> COVID-19 cases spike among local students, public school staff members (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Grand Harbor members in sensitive talks with developer (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Many barrier island septic systems found to be leaking waste into the groundwater (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Cleveland Clinic doctors continue to struggle with phone problems (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Repairs to 17th Street bridge now won’t start until December (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 45 - Week of November 5, 2020
> South of bridge, a Community Sailing Center? (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)
> North of bridge, dismantle big blue or turn it into riverfront centerpiece? (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Snowbirds may be fueling island COVID-19 surge (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Parents sue county School Board over facemask policy (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> St. Ed’s counselor positive for COVID-19; no students exposed (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Cleveland Clinic adding Primary Care physicians (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Indian River Shores swears in new council Thursday (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Oceanfront property owners balk at beach repair easements (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Vero City Council shelves stormwater utility vote until its Nov. 17 meeting (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> 900-home subdivision coming next to Vero Beach outlets (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 44 - Week of October 29, 2020
> 17th Street bridge to be partially closed all winter for repairs (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Construction of new tracks for Brightline trains reaches Vero (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Wealthy ZIP codes go big for Biden – but not Vero island (BY A STAFF WRITER)
> COVID-19 cases on island set new one-week record (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Hospital District sees an urgent need for youth mental health facility here (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Despite risks, governor relaxes visitation limits at nursing homes (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> 2 island students create music videos to uplift spirits of quarantined nursing home residents (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)
> ELC plans November groundbreaking on $1.3 million education and event pavilion (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)

Edition 43 - Week of October 22, 2020
> County residents in 20s, 60s lead in positive tests (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Beachland Elementary has COVID-19 case; so far, no schools here in danger of closing (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Longtime head of mosquito control program to retire (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Heaton family eyeing new beachside hotel in Old Riomar (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> New electronic records system adds to woes of patients calling Cleveland Clinic physicians (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Surgeon named president and CEO of Cleveland Clinic Florida regional division (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Commercial property owners, hit by pandemic, likely to see property tax reduction in 2021 (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Head of U.S. Fish & Wildlife impressed on first visit to Pelican Island refuge (BY SUE COCKING)
> Sebastian Inlet dune repair project set to start in December (BY SUE COCKING)

Edition 42 - Week of October 15, 2020
> Will the return of snowbirds boost COVID-19 rate? (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Grace Rehab, once top rated, now run by former director of troubled facility (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Public schools preparing for wave of students returning to classrooms (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Activists urge end to requirement that students wear facemasks (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Vero Beach Museum of Art finally reopens galleries and sculpture gardens to visitors (BY MARY SCHENKEL)
> Returning snowbirds will find most private clubs open and welcoming (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)
> The Vero Beach Bridge Club’s ‘new normal’ (BY ANDREW MEACHAM)
> Proposed Vero auto museum excites local car collectors (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Second major island beach repair project put on hold (BY SUE COCKING)
> Vero picks mostly younger residents to serve on riverfront redevelopment steering committee (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> No daily tickets for this year’s Mardy Fish tennis tournament here (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Strong slate of local lawyers seeks to replace retiring county court judge (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 41 - Week of October 8, 2020
> COVID-19 cases on island are high for a second week (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Study of county’s high infant mortality rate enters final phase (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> COVID-19 cases pop up at Vero Beach High and Liberty Magnet (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Snowbirds returning to island earlier this year (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)
> Vero to modify new sand screens after beachgoers protest missing ocean view (BY SUE COCKING)
> Supervisor of Elections: ‘We’ve never had this many mail-in ballots before, not ever’ (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Diverse group applies for Vero’s Three Corners Steering Committee (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 40 - Week of October 1, 2020
> 500 island homes with septic systems face deadline (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Retired Vero Beach surgeon running for Hospital District board (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> COVID-19 cases remain high here; island total jumps (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Things ‘working out’ for Vero gyms as clients return (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)
> Honeymoon over between school superintendent and teachers union (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Why have far more students been quarantined than teachers? (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> School District reports more ordered to quarantine for COVID-19 (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> School Board wants electrocardiograms for student-athletes (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Pickup truck driver in crash that killed college rower sues Holy Cross for injuries (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Prostitution sting charges dropped; defense says that’s not enough (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Environmental regulators cracking down on lagoon pollution (BY SUE COCKING)
> South Beach dune replenishment project delayed for at least a year (BY SUE COCKING)

Edition 39 - Week of September 24, 2020
> Grand Harbor: Trouble in mainland paradise (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> VNA to build new facility near hospital (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> County judge will retire midterm after 24 years on the bench (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> COVID-19 cases here rise after several week lull (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> First COVID cases reported at St. Ed’s lower school, Indian River Charter High (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Nemours Pediatrician ‘strongly recommends’ kids get flu vaccine (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> When will Indian River County get more CARES Act cash from the state? (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Harbor branch study traces life of dolphin (BY SUE COCKING)

Edition 38 - Week of September 17, 2020
> 32963 real estate has record summer (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Sebastian River hospital struggles to fill patient beds (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Cut in state funding reduces services to special needs adults (BY MARY SCHENKEL)
> Beachside salons, spas hoping for a surge in October (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)
> COVID-19 cases on island drop to summer low (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vero police suspended enforcing beachside parking limits (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Domestic violence has spiked in county since start of pandemic (BY MARY SCHENKEL)
> Vero Beach City Council decides to focus on riverfront development costs (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Natural gas won’t be coming soon to Vero’s barrier island (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> U.S. Supreme Court asked by county to hear last-ditch Brightline appeal (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Best time of the year for surf anglers has arrived with the ‘mullet run’ (BY SUE COCKING)

Edition 37 - Week of September 10, 2020
> State confirms major problems at Sea Breeze (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> New COVID-19 deaths slow in past week locally (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> A ’better-than-expected’ summer (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)
> Quarantined students set to return to their classrooms this week (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Five candidates join race for Vero Council (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> No election needed: Shores to usher in 3 new council members (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> 16th Street ballfields property may not be sold to a developer after all (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Professional tennis tourney to return to Vero in October (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 36 - Week of September 3, 2020
> Faces of pandemic: Couple dies three days apart (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> COVID death toll doubles during August (BY LISA ZAHNER & MICHELLE GENZ)
> Positive tests at one elementary school worry parents:‘We are all afraid’ (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Indian River Shores poised for a most unusual election (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Graves says he is close to a deal with county on sale of 16th Street ballfields (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Just two weeks left for property owners to approve beach project (BY SUE COCKING)

Edition 35 - Week of August 27, 2020
> Senior facilities may soon be open again to visitors (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Riverside Theatre goes dark for 2020-2021 season (BY MARY SCHENKEL)
> Symphonic Association cancels coming season – another casualty of pandemic (BY MARY SCHENKEL)
> Teachers union, school superintendent working more closely than ever (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Parents nervous, kids excited as Beachland welcomes pupils (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI & STEPHANIE LABAFF)
> St. Ed’s graduates facing strange freshman college year (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)
> St. Ed’s delays start of practice for football and volleyball (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Riverfront planner tells Vero Council: There is no Santa (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Speed limit being temporarily reduced to 35 mph on A1A in Indian River Shores (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Ryder’s gourmet market opening on Cardinal Drive (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)
> One week left to qualify for Vero council election (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Oldest house in Vero becomes a landmark once more (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)
> Vero tries to collect $440,000 in fines for illegal vacation rental (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 34 - Week of August 20, 2020
> COVID-19 cases way down here, but county death rate continues to rise (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Visits to loved ones may be permitted at senior care facilities (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Prospering despite the pandemic (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)
> Students returning to school in person to be trained on computer (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Vero High football coach: ‘’Excited to have a season’ (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Village Beach Market closing until October for renovation (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> New senior living facility opens in midst of pandemic (BY MICHELLE GENZ)

Edition 33 - Week of August 13, 2020
> Thieves steal Vero Beach Museum of Art’s donor info (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> COVID-19 death rate here above state average (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Beachland Elementary pupils to face new kind of school day on return (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> As classrooms reopen, top Vero doc agrees: ‘The much greater risk will be for teachers’ (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Vero Councilman Neville says he still plans to push for mandatory mask ordinance (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> No shortage of COVID-19 testing supplies here at moment (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Health Dept. has funds for new positions, but no employees yet (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Mosquito Control District brings in new bug-killing drone (BY SUE COCKING)
> Brightline scraps Virgin Trains USA deal, and will resume using old name (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Here’s what Indian River County voters will find on the Aug. 18 primary ballot (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> County introducing cuttings from rare plant to save it from extinction (BY SUE COCKING)

Edition 32 - Week of August 6, 2020
> COVID infections, deaths here nearly double in 2 weeks (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> When the nursing home finally called: ‘Whatever happened with your dad?’ (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Do summer camp experiences provide model for school? (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Hurricane shelters for pandemic era get a light test (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Cleveland Clinic Indian River moves up in rank among Florida hospitals (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> $25 million sale breaks record for island residences (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> A1A road project a traffic nightmare – so wait until season (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Scaled-down riverfront plan capitalizes on Vero’s natural assets (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> EEOC closes probe of allegations of racial discrimination in County Tax Collector’s Office (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 31 - Week of July 30, 2020
> 57 cases of COVID-19 – and 5 deaths – at Sea Breeze (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> County buys 20 thermometers for $2,200 each (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Community group advocates for mask-wearing during pandemic (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)
> Retired Vero fighter pilot aims to bring down Congressman Posey (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Conceptual plan for less ambitious version of Centennial Place to be unveiled Friday (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> New owner plans to take Fairlane Harbor mobile home community to ‘the next level’ (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Community needs assessment finds many families struggling (BY MARY SCHENKEL)
> Confederate flag ban signals new era for county schools (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)

Edition 30 - Week of July 23, 2020
> COVID-19 cases soar, but fewer are hospitalized (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> With COVID-19 surging, any return to classrooms postponed by two weeks (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Getting a swab stuck up my nose at the Indian River County fairgrounds (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Vero Beach postal employee tests positive for COVID-19 (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vero Beach restaurants struggling to survive the pandemic (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)
> Fairlane Harbor mobile home park sold for $36 million (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> County faces loss of $17 million for repairing beaches (BY SUE COCKING)
> Marina expansion moves ahead despite objections by Moss (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 29 - Week of July 16, 2020
> County moves on mandatory masks but Vero resists (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Long-term care’s lonely lockdown extended to Sept. 5 (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Kids and COVID-19: Pediatricians not sure what lies ahead if schools reopen (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Schools say most kids here will return to their classrooms in August (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Island hotels having surprisingly good summer despite pandemic (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)
> New Sebastian hospital wing nears completion at critical time (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Vero will rely on reserves to meet city’s budget needs (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> County projects $5.5 million hit to revenue but no cut in services (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Vero Beach High holds unique graduation for class of 2020 (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)

Edition 28 - Week of July 9, 2020
> Councilman finds contact tracing here is another farce (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Local Cleveland Clinic hospital president sees ‘critical’ need for a mask mandate (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Did ER tech bring COVID-19 into hospital ER? (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> New self-administered COVID-19 swab tests hold promise for wide-scale testing at home (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Some county first responders testing positive for COVID-19 (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> More Ocean Drive shops requiring customers to wear masks (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)
> St. Edward’s releases tentative August reopening plan (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Traditional classrooms or virtual school? Family decisions loom (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> ‘Mayor of the Airwaves’ loses local radio outlet (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Vero again seeks bed-tax money to help fund city lifeguards (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 27 - Week of July 2, 2020
> Bobby’s bartenders first to test positive for COVID-19 (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Unknown phone number might be a ‘contact tracer’ (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> 20 residents test positive, two die, at Rosewood Manor (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Indian River schools requiring masks on buses; encouraging masks in classrooms (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Vero’s Majestic 11 theater reopens, and then closes again (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)
> Many here complacent despite dramatic jump in COVID-19 cases (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> CEO Barsoum leaves Cleveland Clinic Florida hospital (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> COVID-19 scare delays Brian Burkeen felony sentencing (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 26 - Week of June 25, 2020
> ‘Please’ hasn’t worked; time for ‘Mandatory’ (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> COVID-19 cases nearly double in just seven days (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Teachers and pupils to be masked when public schools reopen Aug. 10 (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Local preschool closes after 3-year-old tests positive for COVID-19 (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> John’s Island service group funds attorney to help those facing eviction or foreclosure (BY MARY SCHENKEL)
> Plan for riverfront development moves step closer to reality (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vero lifeguard rescues man caught in surf in Palm Beach (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)

Edition 25 - Week of June 18, 2020
> Since lockdown eased, alarming COVID-19 surge (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Slow results render nursing home tests useless (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> County and Vero not testing wastewater for coronavirus (BY SUE COCKING)
> Law enforcement, firefighters getting COVID-19 antibody testing (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Disney’s Vero Beach Resort is back in business (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)
> Farmers Market Oceanside reopens to lots of shoppers (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)
> Indian River Estates uncovers 18 cases of COVID-19 via testing of residents, staff (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Susan Adams, three others win re-election without opposition (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> GOP leader Jay Kramer’s wife in school board race (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> County’s Republican voters get to pick our next sheriff (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Good news for the lagoon: seagrass recovering near the Sebastian Inlet (BY SUE COCKING)
> New hangar at Vero airport set for completion in July (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Road widening work set to start on seven-mile stretch of state road A1A (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)

Edition 24 - Week of June 11, 2020
> Easing of curbs here sees surge in COVID-19 cases (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Cleveland Clinic folds its testing tent, but warns against relaxing social distancing (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Business brisk at boutiques in Village Shops (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)
> Parent of Sebastian River hospital taken over by physicians (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Grand Harbor GM receives threat; club members complain about handling of shutdown (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Snowbird finds quarantine more strictly enforced in Canada (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vero City Hall leaks (the water kind) may lead to move (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Island Club golfing couple has an amazing 16 holes-in-one (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> County’s school tax referendum will be on Aug. 18 ballot (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Sea Watch resident leads effort to protect rebuilt dunes (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)

Edition 23 - Week of June 4, 2020
> Increased testing produces surge in COVID-19 cases (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Cleveland Clinic may have saved life of our hospital (BY TOM LLOYD)
> What was the rush to reopen door for vacation rentals? (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> State finally doing more COVID-19 testing in elder care facilities (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Jobs come back as island businesses rebound from shutdown (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> ‘Tidal wave’ of court cases makes social distancing a challenge (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> How will public school work when classes resume Aug. 10? (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Security tech arrested for video voyeurism at Wackenhut mansion (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Computer models show small ocean flow would improve flushing of Bethel Creek (BY SUE COCKING)

Edition 22 - Week of May 28, 2020
> No new COVID-19 cases on the island in the past month (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> No one checks on self-quarantine of visitors from NYC (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Is Vero Beach tourism on the road back? (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)
> Blue Star Brasserie first fine dining restaurant to close (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)
> COVID-19 safety measures bring profound changes to VNA Hospice care (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> New county courthouse rules to go into effect on reopening Monday (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Surgeon’s appeal of life sentence rejected (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Who did – and didn’t – get enough signatures to qualify for the ballot (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> North barrier island beaches slated for fall renourishment (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> County gets grant to remove 7 derelict boats from the lagoon (BY SUE COCKING)

Edition 21 - Week of May 21, 2020
> When COVID-19 hits home (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Neville voice of reason on rapid Vero reopening (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> The Patio, iconic Vero restaurant, closed and for sale (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Private clubs again providing amenities shut down by pandemic (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Island’s seasonal residents staying longer to avoid problems up north (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)
> Vero pulmonologist masterminds meal delivery to frontline workers (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Local real estate market comes roaring back from slowdown (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)

Edition 20 - Week of May 14, 2020
> Infection number sounds good, but more tests needed (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vero churches cautiously reopening for worship (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)
> Childcare a problem for parents ready to return to workplace (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)
> Some laid-off workers in the county getting unemployment benefits; others still waiting (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Chief judge hopes to reopen court house by June 1 (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Sebastian River Medical Center gets 'D' grade for safety from Leapfrog (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Council member apologizes for attack on Vero airport director (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Councilman Graves threatens to sue Vero Beach Air Show (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Good news: Loggerhead and leatherback sea turtles nesting here earlier than usual (BY SUE COCKING)

Edition 19 - Week of May 7, 2020
> Vero’s beachside reopens (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> 3 local long-term care facilities now fighting COVID-19 ( BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vero native now a researcher battling coronavirus in lab ( BY LISA ZAHNER)
> 2 dialysis patients in county test positive for novel coronavirus (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Pandemic shifts a ‘dream wedding’ to Vero’s South Beach (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Students learning at home, but badly miss school and want to go back (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Sebastian River Medical Center nurses on pandemic front lines (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Residential construction going strong on barrier island despite coronavirus (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Peter Benedict, ‘patriarch’ of St. Ed’s, dies at 84 (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 18 - Week of April 30, 2020
> High span to replace drawbridge at south end of island (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Bob McCabe, 80: Philanthropist who was ‘always fun’ (BY MARY SCHENKEL)
> COVID-19 infection hits two more Vero elder care facilities (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Residents allowed to return to Vero’s island beaches (sort of) (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Healthcare agencies look for new ways to serve during pandemic (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> 14 arrested in Indian River County for violating stay-at-home order (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Riomar residents say FPL ‘mangling’ live oaks (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)

Edition 17 - Week of April 23, 2020
> Three deaths at HarborChase up county total to 4 (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Did HarborChase conceal COVID-19 infections? (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> County’s first death from coronavirus a ‘good, sweet lady’ (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> 2 local banks capture $79 million to provide paychecks to workers here (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> John’s Island service league issues $200,000 challenge grant to raise money for COVID-19 fund (BY MARY SCHENKEL)
> Woman, 82, seeking heart medication pulls pistol in Walgreens drive-through (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Is Elite Airways hoping to resume Vero flights? (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Vero Council revives stormwater tax proposal voted down in 2017 (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 16 - Week of April 16, 2020
> Health officials need to be more open about virus (BY LISA ZAHNER | NEWS ANALYSIS )
> Two hospital caregivers tested positive for COVID-19 (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Coronavirus seen slowing approval of plan for redevelopment of riverfront (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Harbor Branch hopes to tap stimulus research funds (BY SUE COCKING)
> No follow-through on self-quarantine of out-of-state visitors (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Faulty unemployment system works best in the wee hours (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Alma Lee Loy, 90, ‘Vero’s First Lady,’ dies on Good Friday (BY MARY SCHENKEL)
> Tom Bakkedahl hoping to take over as State Attorney after Colton steps down (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 15 - Week of April 9, 2020
> Island still has only handful of COVID-19 cases (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Type of mask doesn’t matter in battle against COVID-19 (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Ann Marie McCrystal, eternal optimist, looks to the future with hope (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Sebastian River Medical Center, smaller of county’s hospitals, furloughing staff (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Publix revamps ‘senior shopping’ initiative after rough start (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> First week of at-home learning for public school students seen a success (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Leatherback turtles making early appearance on our quiet beaches (BY SUE COCKING)
> Pet shelters prepare for possible influx of animals if owners fall ill (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)

Edition 14 - Week of April 2, 2020
> Will curbing travel from hotspots help keep COVID-19 at bay? (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> County’s first responders have sufficient personal protective equipment for now (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Piper Aircraft steps up to manufacture face shields needed by Cleveland Clinic (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Behavioral Health Center facing new tests in pandemic (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Hotel space offered to hospital if extra rooms needed (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Island real estate market remains active despite coronavirus (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> United Way leads response of nonprofits to COVID-19 (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)

Edition 13 - Week of March 26, 2020
> Vero comes late to the pandemic (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> John’s Island bridge player tests positive for novel coronavirus (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)
> Grand Harbor couple does right thing in self-isolating (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Indian River County (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> No coronavirus cases at the county jail so far, despite extra inmates (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> What caused rift between the Humane Society and county? (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Father Richard Murphy dead at 80 (BY NICK SAMUEL)

Edition 12 - Week of March 19, 2020
> Set up telehealth account now! You may need it later (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Island’s private clubs cutting back as precaution (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> For a magic moment, Vero still sits in coronavirus-free ‘bubble’ (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> School of choice initiative is moving full STEAM ahead (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Drive underway to create mental health ‘center of excellence’ (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Island’s two busiest intersections to get extended turn lanes (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)
> Construction of ELC centerpiece pavilion set for fall (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)

Edition 11 - Week of March 12, 2020
> Norovirus gives eldercare facilities not-so-dry run (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Seminoles weigh suits to shut down illegal slots here (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)
> Upgrades in progress at five private clubs (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Health officials urge seniors to avoid large gatherings and close contact (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Local drinking water supply not threatened by coronavirus (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> If coronavirus closes schools, Internet may not be alternative here (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Scientist: Water to flush Bethel Creek would only flow one way (BY SUE COCKING)
> Barrier island Democrats bet on Joe Biden ahead of primary (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> School superintendent apologizes after losing temper at meeting (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)

Edition 10 - Week of March 5, 2020
> Failing grades for Vero’s large nursing homes (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Youth Sailing boathouse vital part of Centennial Place (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)
> Black achievement plan approved by the School Board (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> What you need to know as COVID-19 approaches Vero (BY LISA ZAHNER AND 32963 STAFF)
> Piper Aircraft: No business interruptions thus far because of coronavirus in China (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Brian Burkeen sentencing for tire thefts set for April 30 (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Beachside businesses may have to chip in to expand parking (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)
> County: State must make sure railroad crossings are safe for Virgin’s high-speed trains (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)

Edition 9 - Week of February 27, 2020
> Sheriff gives pass to local arcades on illegal slots (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)
> Island sees boom in new home construction (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Lawnwood’s new Emergency Room battles Cleveland Clinic for patients (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Retired asst. fire chief headed for trial by tire | NEWS ANALYSIS (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> HUD report: Unsheltered homeless here highest in the country (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)
> Could teachers find a home at the Indian River Mall? (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Accused island fraudster said to have violated long-standing trust (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 8 - Week of February 20, 2020
> Cleveland Clinic set to increase minimum wage (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Marine Bank sees growth in assets, loans and profits (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> AT&T gets stronger signal than Verizon off Shores cell tower (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Changes coming to bridge intersection (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)
> Retired CIA leader writes about 32 years with agency (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Accused reality TV show fraudster will likely battle cancer in jail (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Fourth judge may finally rule in Harbor Branch lawsuit (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Vero city attorney seeks to unmask anonymous plaintiff filing lawsuits (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Barrier island boundary shift appears to be sailing through state legislature (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)

Edition 7 - Week of February 13, 2020
> Cleveland Clinic gains a star in federal ratings (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Court cases from last year’s sex trafficking sting drag on slowly (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Centennial Place: No word yet on cost, or where the money would come from (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)
> Home-health nurses accused of theft from elderly remain free (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> High-stakes battle for 2 School Board seats (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Virgin Trains operating losses top $200 million (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)

Edition 6 - Week of February 6, 2020
> D’Agresta billed school district over $2.4 million (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Increased access to treatment needed for teen depression (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Brian Barefoot plans to run for seat on the School Board (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Harry Howle ponders entering race for County Commission (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Rail construction not starting here this year (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Dale Sorensen Real Estate, largest brokerage in county, has record year (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> County tourism director files complaint of being drugged (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 5 - Week of January 30, 2020
> Big surge in kids seeking mental health assistance (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Felony charges filed against tourism director (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Sheriff’s captain let off after theft probe (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Abandoned citrus packing houses poignant reminder of glory days (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> County unlikely to kick in to keep Elite flying from Vero (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)
> Seminar to discuss flushing Bethel Creek with seawater (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)
> New program may see local schools compete for students (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Vero City Council backs Sen. Mayfield’s rail safety bill (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)

Edition 4 - Week of January 23, 2020
> Cleveland Clinic making major changes to ER (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> New super:‘Bold steps’ needed to improve schools (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Lagoon waterfront saved from development (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Community Church bids farewell to Revs. Baggott (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> School Board seeks options for replacing outside attorney (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> High school likely to start later in the future (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Why did state wait so long to bring charges in boating death? (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vero City Council ‘blindsided’ by airport funding problem (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)
> Mystery public-records lawsuits plaintiff strikes again (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 3 - Week of January 16, 2020
> Sebastian River gets new CEO but troubles continue (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> After years of pursuit, does Vero not really want commercial air service? (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)
> Randy Gori, 47, of Orchid Island slain in Illinois robbery (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> In dramatic reversal, Vero now seeks train station (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Sheriff Loar: ‘This guy is lying to you’ (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Federal judge reprimands School Board’s hired attorney (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> County seeks ‘critically eroded’ designation for beaches (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)
> Local tennis pros compete in 25th annual King of the Hill (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Michael Jones appeals conviction for murdering nurse Duve (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 2 - Week of January 9, 2020
> Former DirecTV CEO, wife key in United Way drive (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> ‘Three hurricanes worth of sand’ added to beach (BY SUE COCKING)
> St. Ed’s stakeholders lobby school’s trustees to reinstate fired coach (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Portuguese man o’ war again bringing pain to island beaches (BY SUE COCKING)
> Accused murderer seeks counsel from ex-lawman father | NEWS ANALYSIS (BY LISA ZAHNER | NEWS ANALYSIS)
> Massive construction crane only sign in county of Virgin Trains construction (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> New superintendent impresses high school teachers and staff (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)

Edition 1 - Week of January 2, 2020
> Is someone trying to derail sheriff’s candidate Flowers? (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Battle of the gourmet food markets ahead (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)
> Dr. Donald Ames, pioneering Vero surgeon, dies at 83 (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Lawyer says county tourism director was drugged at bar prior to fracas with police (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Will county appeal Virgin Trains ruling to Supreme Court? (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Will the name Centennial Place become official in 2020? (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)

Edition 52 - Week of December 26, 2019
> County’s bid to block train near end of the line (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Susan Moxley: An ‘absolute blessing’ for our schools (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Cleveland Clinic announces generous new parental leave policy for employees (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Bookkeeper accused of stealing to fund cocaine habit (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Mystery plaintiff sues school district over cellphone records (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 51 - Week of December 19, 2019
> Was accus ed killer too drunk to waive his Miranda rights? (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> School attorney rapped for rogue desegregation filing (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> County’s new weapon against invasive plants: A goat herd (BY SUE COCKING)
> Vero balks at county’s wastewater terms but still exploring pros and cons of partnership (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)
> St. Ed’s students keep aid flowing to Bahamas in colorful cargo container (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Overall health of lagoon seen slightly improved over last year (BY SUE COCKING)
> Homeowners worry about new bridge for Virgin Trains (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)

Edition 50 - Week of December 12, 2019
> School Board told three local charters ignore deseg order (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Cleveland Clinic sees openness with patients key to improvement (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Support grows for preserving ‘Big Blue’ at Centennial Place (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)
> Accused reality TV fraudster seeking reduction in bond (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Elite Airways resisting Vero’s bid to raise airport fee (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Train-related deaths prompt new focus on safety measures (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Is paid parking becoming latest trend downtown? (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 49 - Week of December 5, 2019
> Major renovation set for hospital’s maternity ward (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> FlightSafety Academy surrenders accreditation (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> School’s outside lawyer disdains NAACP input in writing deseg report (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Home nurses accused of defrauding seniors remain free (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Tow trucks busy hauling cars out of Old Dixie lot (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> The Source plans Dignity Village, 100 tiny homes for homeless (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)

Edition 48 - Week of November 28, 2019
> 32963 EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Top global planning firm helping shape future of Centennial Place (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> New Lawnwood Hospital ER opening in south Vero (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Virgin Trains USA reveals construction plans for extending service through Indian River (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Justice for Duve family took more than five years (BY LISA ZAHNER | NEWS ANALYSIS )

Edition 47 - Week of November 21, 2019
> Jones confessed Duve slaying to defense witness (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Cleveland Clinic takes over nearby research center (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> New superintendent comes with record of transforming schools (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> With Fort Pierce out, nearest Virgin Trains stop looks like Stuart (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Corporate Air expanding again to keep up with increased general aviation traffic (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)
> School Board hires new staff to help comply with desegregation order (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Scientist pinpoints seasonal variations in beach sand loss (BY SUE COCKING)
> Orchid Island imports golf director from Firestone Country Club (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 46 - Week of November 14, 2019
> ONE Sotheby’s buys brokerage from Thorpes (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Sebastian hospital safety rating falls; downgraded to ‘C’ (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> State funds study of how to clean up Bethel Creek (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)
> Vero Beach Country Club undertakes multimillion-dollar revitalization effort (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)
> Centennial Place could give Vero the vibrant riverfront that it lacks (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> School Board narrows superintendent search to 6 semifinalists (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> 10-year plan to clean up the lagoon approved by the EPA (BY SUE COCKING)
> New Vero City Council members emphasize public input (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)

Edition 45 - Week of November 7, 2019
> School Board to develop plan for deseg order (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Piper unveils plane that can land at push of a button (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Sebastian River Medical Center a chronic ‘late pay,’ according to its local vendors (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Sand replenishment starts at Tracking Station Beach Park (BY NICK SAMUEL)
> School Board says search firm it hired is a $50K flop (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Mental health testimony seen key in sentencing of Jones (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Tradewinds restaurant project seen dead in the water (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)
> Sheriff and deputy found not liable in death of Susan Teel (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Local ISIS supporter who threatened attacks in Vero unfit for trial (BY NICOLE RODRIQUEZ)

Edition 44 - Week of October 31, 2019
> Tracking Station park set to close for beach repair (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)
> Patient volume a focus; hospital CEO replaced (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Palazzo Di Mare, aka ‘barcode lady’s house,’ again up for auction (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Jones’ sentencing to take place amid new concern over Florida death penalty (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Most Vero candidates see need for more beachside parking (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)
> Virgin Trains: More counties want aging bridges replaced (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Environmental Learning Center expansion underway (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)

Edition 43 - Week of October 24, 2019
> Luxury seaside condos set for Florida Tech site (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)
> Circumstantial evidence key to Jones’ conviction (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> 8 local bird species are seen threatened by climate change (BY SUE COCKING)
> Virgin Rail seeks local support for costly new bridge (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Sebastian cop acquitted in death of K-9 partner (BY GEORGE WHITE)
> U.S. Customs facility at Vero airport will come at no cost to city taxpayers (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)
> Teachers get pay increase and bonus, but agreement falls short of what union was seeking (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Beachside parking fixes seen costing $500,000. Where’s the funding? (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)

Edition 42- Week of October 17, 2019
> Is School Board ready to comply with deseg order? (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> If this bridge closes, what happens then? (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Defense disputing everything in trial of Michael Jones for strangulation murder of girlfriend (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Ocean Grill eases dress code for lunch, but not for dinner (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Students of all ages spend day immersed in ‘Lagoon 101’ (BY SUE COCKING)
> Eight running for Vero Council agree on need for public input (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)
> City and county urged to explore wastewater partnership (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)
> Could a lifeguard on duty have saved latest drowning victim? (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 41 - Week of October 10, 2019
> Sebastian Inlet Park may drop its fees for some (BY HENRY A. STEPHENS)
> Jones’ murder defense: Hard to understand? (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Home split between counties may finally go to Indian River (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Central Beach sand replenishment hits snag (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)
> Vero marina expansion seen as a 10- to 20-year project (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)
> 29 Virgin Trains deaths fuel push for new safety regulations (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Shores v. Vero water battle to resume with mediation scheduled for October 25th (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Crab Stop restaurant moving to location of the former Cajun Cove (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in dolphins in lagoon (BY SUE COCKING)

Edition 40 - Week of October 3, 2019
> Will Jones be star witness at own murder trial? (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> It’s dumb. It’s against law. But few get a ticket (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Wabasso bridge is named after person who never existed (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)
> Panel sees busing as way to promote racial equity in schools here (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Innovative oyster mats filter millions of gallons of polluted lagoon water (BY SUE COCKING)

Edition 39 - Week of September 26, 2019
> Social media may be factor in choice of jurors for Jones (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Ocean Drive gets new bar, new Bottle Shop owner (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Special playground equipment makes recess better for students with physical disabilities (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Virgin Trains won’t start laying tracks here until summer (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Work again proceeding on Blue at 8050 Ocean condos (BY LISA ZAHNER AND NICK SAMUEL)
> Dorian damage to sea turtle nests not as bad as was feared (BY SUE COCKING)
> Beach path by Surfsedge moves ahead; completion expected in November (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 38 - Week of September 19, 2019
> Nonprofits seek updated data on area social needs (BY MARY SCHENKEL)
> Vero’s effort to provide hurricane relief to Bahamas continues to grow (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Accused slayer Jones files last-minute pretrial motions (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Council members reaffirm desire to move sewer plant off lagoon (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Riding the rails: A view of the future from a locomotive (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Equity Committee hoping School Board will set more specific desegregation goals (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Community forums create profile of ideal Indian River School superintendent (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Vero man details horror of Dorian’s Bahamian blitz (BY MARY SCHENKEL)
> Still time to sign up for Saturday’s Coastal Cleanup (BY SUE COCKING)

Edition 37 - Week of September 12, 2019
> Hospital patients moved to safety in storm evacuation (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Dorian causes $7 million in beach erosion here (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)
> Vero City Council race has a surprise field of 8 running for 2 open seats (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)
> Commissioner Solari to retire at end of term (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Many local nursing and assisted living facilities also evacuated (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Rey Neville: Fascinating tale of political newcomer with Vero roots (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> County still figuring out how many turtle nests were destroyed by Dorian (BY SUE COCKING)
> Council not pleased with Mayor Zudans’ official letter to San Francisco (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)

Edition 36 - Week of September 5, 2019
> Will School Board try to skirt law in search for Superintendent? (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Is staff still secretly hoping to keep sewer plant on lagoon? (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vero pickleball club interested in building courts at Dodgertown (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Tax Collector’s Office hit by ex-employee’s discrimination claim (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Sebastian’s latest annexation seen likely to draw lawsuits (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)
> Treasure Coast Community Health opens in Gifford (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> 2 McKee Gardens palms declared ‘champion trees’ (BY SUE COCKING)

Edition 35 - Week of August 29, 2019
> School Board’s search firm has a shaky record (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Bitcoin ATMs offer criminals new way to get your money (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> State report: Drinking water source for Vero Beach ‘in pitiful condition’ (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vero High swim team worries about closure of Leisure Square pool (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Changes to Endangered Species Act threaten lagoon wildlife (BY SUE COCKING)
> FPL hardening its grid to reduce tropical storm outages (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)
> Broad public involvement sought in planning for Centennial Place (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)
> Jones’ quest for new legal team may delay start of murder trial (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> New extended-stay hotel to open this fall on Route 60 (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)

Edition 34 - Week of August 22, 2019
> Rendell said to hide info from School Board (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Courts rebuff Jones’ bid for pretrial ‘religious fast’ (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vero Beach airport seeking go-ahead for customs facility (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)
> 3 more St. Edward’s graduates heading to Harvard this fall (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Two more beach replenishment projects to start late next year (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)
> Colton picked to oversee Florida probe of Epstein’s 2008 plea deal (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Local employers having trouble finding skilled workers (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Scientist: Toxic algae blooms not ‘going away anytime soon’ (BY SUE COCKING)
> County furious with Waste Management over trash contract (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)

Edition 33 - Week of August 15, 2019
> Neighbors worry about expansion of Vero Marina (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)
> Prosecution lays out evidence it wants to use in Jones murder trial (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Council to discuss options for moving sewer plant off lagoon (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> More teachers, fewer subs in classrooms as new school year starts under new leader (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Blue-green algae toxin found in tissues of bull sharks in Lagoon (BY SUE COCKING)
> County deploys 2 artificial reefs south of the Sebastian Inlet (BY SUE COCKING)
> Sheriff and deputies deadlocked over pay raises (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)

Edition 32 - Week of August 8, 2019
> Hospital tied for 27th out of 269 in Florida (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> More low-income residents getting access to healthcare (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Investors bilked by firm raising funds for ‘JetSet’ TV show (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vero may annex oceanfront property, enabling developer to build condos (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)
> Was community better off when Vero and county had joint recreation department? (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> County set to crack down on use of recycling bins for garbage (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)
> School Board set to pass new bylaw after meeting confusion (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> New school district CFO inherits ‘a financial mess’ (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Number of osprey nests at Blue Cypress Lake down from last year (BY SUE COCKING)
> ‘Very old’ human bones found at condo construction site in Shores still being studied by experts (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Shores beefing up its rainy-day financial reserves (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 31 - Week of August 1, 2019
> Ocean Grill icon, ‘Pops’ Mitchell, passes at 83 (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Longtime Community Church ministers to retire (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Top broker leaves Morgan Stanley while under cloud (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Differences between Vero and Shores over reuse water price have widened (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> School District will spend more than $1.1 million to put police in all schools (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> School Board considers replacing costly general counsel (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)

Edition 30 - Week of July 25, 2019
> Beachland, under new principal, is again top school (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Mersky sees St. Ed’s future as ‘incredibly bright’ (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Former Sebastian River CEO hired as No. 2 at Lawnwood (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Cleveland Clinic sees admissions surge (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Council considers building new City Hall at Centennial Place (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)
> More than 100 may testify in Michael Jones murder trial (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Leisure Square pool closure not final yet (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)

Edition 29 - Week of July 18, 2019
> How city spent money from sale of Vero Electric (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)
> Can an inflow of ocean water clean up Bethel Creek? (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)
> Two local nursing homes don’t have generators for hurricane season (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Historic house completes move to Indian River State College (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Somerset Academy moving ahead with plans for new 1,700-student charter school near Pointe West (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Accused murderer gets another trial delay (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> 6 local schools, including Beachland, get better grades (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Capt. Milo Thornton promoted to high-ranking position (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Green sea turtles seen nesting on our beaches in record numbers (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)

Edition 28 - Week of July 11, 2019
> School district wasted $750K on deseg fight (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> New rail bridge seen diminishing Old Florida ambiance (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Lawnwood undertakes $100 million expansion (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Computer crash forces doctors to cancel entire week of appointments (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> School anti-violence program will be expanded in the coming year (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Proposed Sebastian annexation is opposed by county officials, environmentalists and IRNA (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)
> Laura Riding Jackson house is on the move, heading for new home (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)

Edition 27 - Week of July 4, 2019
> Schools spend $10 million to beef up security (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Virgin Trains faces challenge with downtown crossings (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Jones Pier property being restored to take visitors back to Old Florida (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)
> New texting while driving law seen very difficult to enforce (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Judge to make recommendations for new teacher contracts (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> School district finances are in better shape than expected (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)

Edition 26 - Week of June 27, 2019
> High-speed rail to make crossings more dangerous (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Can the increasingly empty Indian River Mall survive? (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)
> 180-foot freighter Voici Bernadette becomes the Treasure Coast’s latest artificial reef (BY DEBBIE CARSON)
> County passes ban on pet store sale of dogs bred at ‘puppy mills’ (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)
> School District is getting new chief financial officer (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> School anti-violence program seen as success (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Former Press Journal building eyed for specialty grocery store (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Teacher contract negotiations go to mandatory mediation (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Accused Duve slayer seeks video testimonial from grandma (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Sunshine Physical Therapy hopes to treat more children for free (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Vero Council votes to retain consultant to help with plan for Centennial Place (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)
> Human skeleton found in the Shores still a mystery (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 25 - Week of June 20, 2019
> 1 minute ER ‘exam’ results in $2,000 bill (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Solari: New county offices on island ‘wasteful’ (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> With electric rates down, utility activist calling it a day (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> State assigns rail administrator to help oversee Virgin Trains safety upgrades here (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Crowded jail big factor as Sheriff seeks budget hike (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Riomar Country Club renovates clubhouse; completion seen in first quarter of 2020 (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Public access expanding at Oyster Bar Conservation Area (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)
> Laura Riding Jackson house about to begin journey to new home (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)

Edition 24 - Week of June 13, 2019
> Palm Garden on list of troubled nursing homes (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> A week of discoveries: Sunken treasures and human remains (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Super Stop store on Cardinal Drive sold; future plans unclear (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)
> Work starts on north island sidewalk and seawall project (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Continuing teacher exodus is likely to cost school district $1 million this year (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Shores’ new traffic light on A1A near Town Hall now operational (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Central Beach townhome residents caught between city and landlord (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Prosecutor offers prostitution sting ‘johns’ more lenient deal (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 23 - Week of June 6, 2019
> Duve’s accused slayer seeks to stage religious fast (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Island in midst of luxury oceanfront building boom (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Virgin Trains set to start work on tracks here by end of year (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Ken Puttick, longtime auto dealer and developer, dead at 71 (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Youth Sailing’s bid for expansion at Centennial Place termed premature (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)
> Property values up substantially last year, but tourism revenue declined 2 percent (BY NICOLE RODRIGUEZ)
> Seaweed on our beaches: ‘It looks like this will be the worst ever’ (BY SUE COCKING)

Edition 22 - Week of May 30, 2019
> Central Beach burglaries tied to open garages (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Island rental prices soar on high demand, low inventory (BY DEBBIE CARSON)
> Sheriff’s Office under fire in Twitter cyber-stalking probe (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Treasure Coast Community Health to take over Gifford Health Center (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> School Board holds off on raising employee health insurance rates (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Vero given 90-day notice in Shores dispute (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 21 - Week of May 23, 2018
> Safety grade of Sebastian River Medical Center soars (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Prison stay ending for Heaton, but sentence not over (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> St. Sebastian River still in trouble, despite cleanup efforts (BY SUE COCKING)
> Island turtle nests up 60 percent over last year at this time (BY SUE COCKING)
> Spa cases on hold as prosecutors appeal suppression of video evidence against ‘johns’ (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Vero Beach spa worker accused of prostitution remains in jail on $150,500 bond (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Health Department to stop providing primary care (BY MICHELLE GENZ)

Edition 20 - Week of May 16, 2019
> Vero’s beaches to finally get infusion of sand (BY LISA ZAHNER )
> FAU insider: Red ink led to grab for Harbor Branch funds (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Treasure Coast Community Health also trying to serve island patients in need (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> School Board hires Susan Moxley as interim superintendent (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ )
> Fletcher charged with aggravated assault (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Oslo Road interchange: Last big I-95 project here (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI )
> Vero not budging on reuse water rates for the Shores (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 19 - Week of May 9, 2019
> Interim school superintendent pick seen near (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ )
> Founder of Village Beach Market dies at 73 (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Construction of homes at east end of Wabasso bridge now underway (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Windsor golf course, grass gone, being restored to Robert Trent Jones design (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Indian River County high schools get poor ratings (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Effort to strip specialty license plate funds from Harbor Branch fails (BY SUE COCKING)
> No Vacancy? Top jobs at Vero Beach City Hall filled (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Laura Riding Jackson house will be moved soon to college campus (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)

Edition 18 - Week of May 2, 2019
> School Board looks to move forward after Rendell’s departure (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> 2 Vero nursing homes get worst rating–again (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> John’s Island ‘not giving up’ on pipeline project (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Vero Utilities: No plan for replacing old water pipes (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Harbor Branch could lose $1.4 million if vanity license plate money redistributed (BY SUE COCKING)
> Polish-American Club files $1 million suit in aftermath of coup (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)

Edition 17 - Week of April 25, 2019
> Sheriff’s spycam gets half-naked innocent woman (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Virgin Trains finally raises funds for expansion here (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> School superintendent resigns; take job as principal in Brevard (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Jones again convicted; shows no emotion as widow addresses court (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Shores decides proposed dog law is not yet ready for prime time (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> New Cleveland Clinic signs going up at hospital complex (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Shores hires attorney to pursue reuse water rate relief with Vero (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 16 - Week of April 18, 2019
> Rendell’s effort to dictate exit terms gets little support (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Public Guardianship Program moving to Senior Resource Assn. (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Fish Foundation up for talks on Riverside tennis partnership (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Defense focused on charges of racial prejudice in Jones retrial (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Is snook caught in lagoon a world record for six-pound test line? (BY SUE COCKING)
> German shark victim returns to Vero, meets with rescuers (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Indian River Shores is getting new A1A traffic light (BY LISA ZANHER)

Edition 15 - Week of April 11, 2019
> The winner of the naming contest is ... Centennial Place
> Irate ex-mayor charged in gun incident at home (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Retrial of accused killer of island man off to a slow start (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> John’s Island pipeline project heads for showdown at County Commission (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Defense confident spa videos will be suppressed (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Verizon gives shores another new date (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Piper sales soar; company expects to add more workers (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 14 - Week of April 4, 2019
> School Board talks seriously about replacing Rendell (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> New guidelines expand access to healthcare (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Vero Ford dealership passes from Velde family to Mullinax (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Shores demands action from Vero on rates for reuse irrigation water (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Elite Airways will resume seasonal flights to Asheville and Portland (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> 35 scientists conduct first survey of invasive fish in Indian River County waters (BY SUE COCKING)

Edition 13 - Week of March 28, 2019
> New tap water rates for Shores seek to deter waste (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Star Suites makes Riverside ‘an even more coveted gig’ (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> County government services coming soon to new office in Central Beach (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> School superintendent hires lawyer as board members talk of dismissal (BYAUTHOR)
> While acting as his own lawyer, Jones undermined his murder defense (BYAUTHOR)
> Verizon now hopes to finally go live on Shores cell tower in April (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Officials fear escalating railroad crossing maintenance costs (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Village Beach Market still interested in store in Orchid (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 12 - Week of March 21, 2019
> Cleveland Clinic looks at complication rate for maternity cases (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Rendell on shaky ground with three School Board members (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> At last, prospects appear bright for Vero Beach Marina (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Taxpayers dig deep for murder defense (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Were men arrested in sting hit with wrong charge? (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 11 - Week of March 14, 2019
> Hospital ratings confuse patients, cause concern (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Vero to replace aging water main in John’s Island (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Police, park department move to clean up Pocahontas Park (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Harbor Branch Foundation and FAU are back in court with a new judge (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Roofing company faces dozens of complaints over work not done (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Judge denies motions of man charged with DUI manslaughter (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)

Edition 10 - Week of March 7, 2019
> Sheriff Loar won’t seek re-election; Flowers, Rosell quickly in race (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Judge: New trial of accused killer of Brian Simpson to start April 8 (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Utility wars redux: Shores and Vero now at odds over reuse water rates (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> With new No. 2, Cleveland Clinic to focus on efficiencies (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Val Zudans chosen to lead Vero into next century as mayor (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Train critics seek upgraded safety measures for Virgin Trains USA (BY GEORGE ANDREASSI)
> Federal government gives area hospitals relatively low ratings (BY MICHELLE GENZ)

Edition 9 - Week of February 28, 2019
> Environmental Learning Center loses 2nd top exec (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Future of Gifford Health Center remains unclear (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> New Beach Planet store opens on Ocean Drive (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Local governments still spraying with suspected carcinogen (BY SUE COCKING)
> Vero Beach (sort of) clarifies council election ordinance (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Judge asked to not loosen bond conditions in DUI death case (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)

Edition 8 - Week of February 21, 2019
> Gifford rappers suspects in Vero deputy’s slaying (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> After long wait, more sand coming to Vero beaches (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> State seeks to raise history of violence in Jones murder trial (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Tuesday’s City Council election: Old Vero versus new Vero (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Bond terms eased for accused John’s Island home healthcare aide (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Seagrass beds in Indian River Lagoon near Vero found to be relatively stable (BY SUE COCKING)
> Pilot study gets underway on horseshoe crabs in the lagoon (BY SUE COCKING)

Edition 7 - Week of February 14, 2019
> The challenge of joining up with Cleveland Clinic (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> A Cleveland Clinic leader’s first visit to Vero’s hospital (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> If Publix supermarket does not come to Orchid, Village Beach Market interested (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> What’s really going on with former INEOS facility? (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Construction about to get started on Lawnwood’s Vero emergency room (BY MICHELLE GENZ)

Edition 6 - Week of February 7, 2019
> Orchid residents overwhelmingly oppose Publix shopping center (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Polish Americans to finally get their Social Club back (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> For an island family, the front is very near (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Cleveland Clinic Indian River board features both new and familiar faces (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Defense ordered to share mental info on accused Duve killer (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Area hospitals will help patients predict cost of a procedure (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Cleveland Clinic land buy hints at a new hospital (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Suspects allegedly attempt to flush drugs with deputies outside bathroom window (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Vero High student creates app to predict algae blooms in lagoon (BY SUE COCKING)

Edition 5 - Week of January 31, 2019
> Environmental Learning Center director resigns (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Spawning sea trout a good sign for our lagoon (BY SUE COCKING)
> County clears way for eco-friendly expansion of Grand Harbor (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Vero real estate broker arrested for bilking big-time clients (BY LISA ZAHNER )
> Musical chairs: Shores hires manager; Vero looking (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> School district seeks dismissal of lawsuit by beaten student (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> New proposals sought for expanding Gifford Health Center (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Longtime Dodgertown GM Callan still on job after takeover (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 4 - Week of January 24, 2019
> Answers sought for high county infant mortality rate (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Hospital preparing to contract out jobs of service workers (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> City Council approves site plan for Rowing Club boathouse (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Curtis Huff Jr. charged with insurance fraud (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Are School District reserves running dangerously low? (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Vero may consider local talent in search for new city manager (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Wesley Davis making changes at Property Appraiser’s office (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 3 - Week of January 17, 2019
> Beach Planet store coming to Ocean Drive (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Man gets probation in hospital ruckus (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> City Manager Search: Vero Beach just getting started (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> City Manager Search: Shores hoping end is in sight (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Coldwell Banker Paradise merges with bigger firm (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Few immediate changes seen at Cleveland Clinic Indian River (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Planning starts in earnest on future of Vero’s riverfront (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Convicted felons in Indian River County reclaim voting rights (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 2 - Week of January 10, 2019
> Lagoon Council creates ‘roadmap’ to restore estuary (BY SUE COCKING)
> Little League return seen setting off new youth baseball wars (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Wesley Davis seen likely to shake up office of property appraiser (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Acupuncturist Jill Jaynes:Was this what the judge had in mind? (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Few wear masks to help stop spread of flu at clinics (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Pelican Island Wildlife Refuge remains open despite federal shutdown (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)

Edition 1 - Week of January 3, 2019
> Piper Aircraft sales soaring, hiring surges (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Sebastian Inlet dredging yields sand for beach renourishment (BY SUE COCKING)
> Island retailers report this was a great holiday season (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> School District facing penalties for inflating number of kids bused (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Two healthcare aides face up to 60 years if convicted of exploiting elderly John’s Island couple (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Damaged equipment blamed for Shores cell tower woes (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Hospital district shifts focus to ‘population health’ as it seeks to upgrade Gifford clinic (BY MICHELLE GENZ)

Edition 52 - Week of December 27, 2018
> Vero Beach 32963 celebrates its 10th anniversary! (BY HENRY K. “BUZZ” WURZER)
> Cleveland Clinic to take over our hospital on January 1 (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> A judge deals with disorder in the court (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> ‘Regulatory disconnect’ at state level factor in pollution at Blue Cypress Lake (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> County’s Dodgertown deal with MLB gives Vero leverage in parking negotiations (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Man being retried for island murder gets a new lawyer (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Is Shores missing a bet as it searches for a new town manager? (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 51 - Week of December 20, 2018
> Vero hospital board meets for last time (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> School finance chief - suspended, demoted, then reinstated - quits (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Vero to FPL: ‘It’s finally all yours’ (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Opposition to island Publix grows; flat roof now seen as issue (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> New Cleveland Clinic board begins to take shape (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> County receives no bids on construction on new courtroom (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> New Vero Beach planning director focused on development of Cultural Arts Village (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Right whales on the brink of extinction despite protection (BY SUE COCKING)
> Unusual development opportunity on Shores oceanfront (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)

Edition 50 - Week of December 13, 2018
> Harbor Branch trial delayed by judge’s recusal (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ )
> County sues to establish public access to Summerplace beach (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN )
> Longtime harbormaster out as complaints about troubled Vero City Marina mount (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> The Strand about to emerge as the newest community in Shores (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS )
> Laura Riding Jackson House moving to college campus (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA )
> State agrees to reduce speed limit on A1A in shores to allow wider bike lanes (BY RAY MCNULTY )
> Virgin Group partnership seen big plus for high-speed train (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ )
> Orchid doesn’t plan referendum on an island Publix (BY RAY MCNULTY )

Edition 49 - Week of December 6, 2018
> Judge refuses to dismiss charges in ‘pill mill’ case (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ )
> Indian River hospital’s medical education program expands (BY MICHELLE GENZ )
> Great white shark Katharine returns to our waters (BY SUE COCKING )
> Historic day for Vero electric customers and staff two weeks away (BY LISA ZAHNER )
> Opponents of island Publix launch campaign to stop project (BY RAY MCNULTY )
> Do-over Vero Beach City Council election set for Feb. 26 (BY LISA ZAHNER )
> Cleveland Clinic names future president of Vero hospital (BY MICHELLE GENZ )

Edition 48 - Week of November 29, 2018
> County overrules attorneys to keep battling Brightline (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ )
> End of an era near (BY LISA ZAHNER )
> New School Board declines to rubber stamp Rendell’s demotion of CFO (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN )
> Vero Council puzzler: What to do about City Marina (BY LISA ZAHNER )
> Will undocumented immigrants still get free care at the E.R. after Cleveland Clinic takeover? (BY MICHELLE GENZ )
> Additional airlines seen interested in flying to Vero Beach (BY RAY MCNULTY )
> Who will be named to fill property appraiser vacancy? (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 47 - Week of November 22, 2018
> PSC staff puts electric sale back on track (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Hospital District nominates 3 for Cleveland board (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Florida vote: Claims again of irregularities – but not here (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Brightline foes may be nearing the end of the line (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Judge issues stern rebuke to deputies, dismisses charges against Vero man (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Water rates to go up in the county for many in new year (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)

Edition 46 - Week of November 15, 2018
> Sebastian River hospital gets an improved grade (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Plans for Publix in Orchid seem on track despite foes (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Vero’s TV 10 sold to Spanish-language network (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Surprise gift adds pre-Christmas magic to fundraiser for children with cancer (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Upgrades ahead for historic Jones Pier(BY SUE COCKING)
> Merchon green, defeated for school board, picked to chair racial equity committee (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Old Vero Council may yet see completion of electric sale (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 45 - Week of November 8, 2018
> Vero Council election saga not over yet (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Beaches back to normal after unprecedented red tide siege (BY SUE COCKING)
> New Shores Community Center coming along slowly (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> MLB seen making Vero hub of youth programs (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> School district cheats employees on health insurance (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Indian River Shores residents win battle to block sidewalk (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Islander accused of murdering his wife struggles in court (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)

Edition 44 - Week of November 1, 2018
> No good outcome seen in bizarre Vero election saga (BY LISA ZAHNER | NEWS ANALYSIS)
> From the air, it looks great. But maintenance problems abound (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Rare jewelry heist in broad daylight jars The Moorings (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> School District once again has to borrow millions to pay bills (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Unlicensed building contractor charged for 3rd time (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Indian River Land Trust restoring 30 acres of habitat along U.S. 1 (BY SUE COCKING)

Edition 43 - Week of October 25, 2018
> Red tide puts big damper on outdoor dining (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> No decision likely on Vero electric before New Year (BY LISA ZAHNER | NEWS ANALYSIS)
> Steward moving fast to replace top execs at Sebastian hospital (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> From Wabasso Beach Road, the proposed Orchid Publix may look like this (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Island physician settles injury dispute with drilling company (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Manned sub to dive to deepest spot in world’s oceans (BY SUE COCKING)
> Hospital District set to expand services at Gifford Health Center (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Four named to new school panel to resolve issues of racial inequality (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)

Edition 42 - Week of October 18, 2018
> Lawnwood prepares to build an ER on the former site of the Quilted Giraffe (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> New Cleveland board to have familiar faces (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Sebastian River hospital rocked by changes at top (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> State to hold new hearings on A1A bike lanes, sidewalk Nov. 1 (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Judge loosens bail conditions for acupuncturist Jaynes (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)

Edition 41 - Week of October 11, 2018
> Electric hearing delayed a week by Hurricane Michael (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> ‘The stars have aligned’: How two Midwesterners led the way in forging the Cleveland Clinic deal (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> More hospital news from Sebastian, Stuart & St. Lucie (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> County to file suit to make section of beach in Summerplace public (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Central Beach woman gets nine months for Shores jewelry theft (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Vero plowing ahead with contested Council election (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 40 - Week of October 4, 2018
> Old guard makes late bid to thwart Vero electric sale (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Cleveland takeover of hospital moves ahead (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Trial of accused killer of Diana Duve seen finally starting early in new year (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> One local golfer to tee off in Senior Women’s Amateur Championship at Orchid Island Club (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Publix moving slowly ahead on north island supermarket (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Mardy Fish tennis tournament returning to Boulevard (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Vero man arrested for trying to sell homemade bomb (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> AT&T takes the lead in shores cellphone service (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Hospital District to fund school violence prevention (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Sea trout spawning sounds offer hope for lagoon (BY SUE COCKING)

Edition 39 - Week of September 27, 2018
> Police: Boyfriend attacks woman in Golden Sands Park (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Who’s going to fund school anti-violence program? (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Central lagoon in fair condition, but better than north or south (BY SUE COCKING)
> Seagrass making slow recovery near Sebastian Inlet (BY SUE COCKING)
> New push to finally solve Central Beach parking problem (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Acupuncturist Jill Jaynes pleads not guilty to felony charges (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Sheriff’s Office says helicopters not flying more than usual (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Stay tuned for yet another bizarre Vero Beach election (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 38 - Week of September 20, 2018
> Whole Family Health’s role continues to grow (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Developer: I will work with Dodgertown (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Broad consensus for no new sidewalk, but wider A1A bike lanes (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> New marine laboratory coming to Vero Beach (BY SUE COCKING)
> Shores still hunting for a town manager (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Man arrested after returning to island home to reclaim illegal drugs (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Electric sale continues to edge forward despite challenges (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> County comptroller critical of school district financial controls (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Police nab man for illegally picking saw palmetto berries (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)

Edition 37 - Week of September 13, 2018
> Caregiver charged with stealing from Marbrisa woman (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> 2 disqualified from Vero Council race; 4 candidates left (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> John’s Island plan for pipeline under lagoon hits snag (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Be thankful for cold snaps. Not too many iguanas are roaming around here – yet (BY SUE COCKING)
> Three in the running for two Shores Town Council seats (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Ocean Drive parking kiosk idea draws scant support (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Jill Jaynes’ acupuncture clinic open, but is she involved? (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)

Edition 36 - Week of September 6, 2018
> Pro-sale forces go on offensive in electric battle (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Indian River renovates hospital rooms as merger looms (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Despite School Board hoopla, little progress here on 1960s federal desegregation order (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Citrus Grillhouse now hoping to reopen from fire by Valentine’s Day (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Neuroscience center at Tradition: competitor or adjunct for IRMC’s comprehensive stroke center (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Jimmy Graves sports complex will be ready to open this fall (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> ‘Very interested’ restaurateurs eyeing Ocean Drive location (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 35 - Week of August 30, 2018
> Hospital future may be clear by late September (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Off our coast, the hunt for sunken treasure (BY SUE COCKING)
> Shores asks state to kill sidewalk, widen bike lane (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> 2,300 sign petition to let Farmers Market keep using Ocean Drive parking lot (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Some restaurants ban straws from beach, but not city government (BY SUE COCKING)
> Acupuncturist Jill Jaynes closes popular clinic; now facing fraud charges (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> County, Shores move to back Vero at PSC on electric sale (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> ELC told to get professional help with plans for campus (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Repair work slow at Vero City Marina (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Shores hires former Melbourne Beach town manager (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 34 - Week of August 23, 2018
> Cleveland Clinic seen moving quickly on telemedicine (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Hospital takeover agreement to be unveiled Sept. 25 (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Delay in Vero Electric sale not likely to create budget problems for city (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> AT&T to beat Verizon in providing improved cell service to the Shores (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Engineering firm to analyze Blue Cypress Lake problem (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> More fines in Central Beach for violating baby sea turtle ordinance (BY SUE COCKING)
> ‘He’s on it!’ Hunting alligators in the Stick Marsh (BY SUE COCKING)
> Senior Women’s golf final at Orchid Island to be filmed by FOX (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 33 - Week of August 16, 2018
> Petition drive shows support for electric sale (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> New luxury condo development in the Shores (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Builder hopes Vero will approve sale of former Dodgertown Golf Club (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> New artificial reef to be sunk in ocean next week offshore from Windsor (BY SUE COCKING)
> Elite discontinues popular flights to White Plains (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Vero airport says handicapped parking not a problem (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> School Board renews Rendell’s contract despite poor reviews (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)

Edition 32 - Week of August 9, 2018
> Vero beachside having a busy summer season (BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ)
> Hospital District grapples with indigent care (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Ocean Drive condo fined for violating sea turtle light law (BY SUE COCKING)
> Environmental Learning Center unveils ambitious masterplan for expansion (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Enthusiasts seek wider bike lane when A1A is resurfaced next year (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Atlantic Classical Orchestra moves to Community Church (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Harbor Branch launches first-ever citizen-scientist effort to study lagoon fish population (BY SUE COCKING)
> Shores approves zoning for Surfsedge development (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 31 - Week of August 2, 2018
> Indian River proposing $50 copay for ER (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Large power users pose real threat to Vero Electric deal (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Lottery winner building huge home in Ambersand Beach (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Laura Riding Jackson house likely moving to Indian River State College (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Boca hospital will not be joining Vero in Cleveland Clinic (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> County passes six-month moratorium on biosolids (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)

Edition 30 - Week of July 26, 2018
> Vero Electric sale suffers major setback (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Cleveland Clinic CFO sees Oct. 1 close for merger (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> John’s Island hit by luxury car thieves (BY NICK SAMUEL)
> Judge rules accused killer of nurse will face death penalty (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> No change coming in Vero nursing home ratings (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> City aerating bethel creek as part of cleanup effort after sewage spill (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Fortunately, sargassum not too bad on island beaches (BY SUE COCKING)

Edition 29 - Week of July 19, 2018
> IRMC becoming comprehensive stroke center (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Sidewalk along Bethel Creek road draws few complaints (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Island panhandler takes midday break to ‘grab a cold beer’ (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Residents of The Shores worry about safety of reuse water pipeline (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Court of appeals allows ‘pill mill’ evidence (BY BETH WALTON)
> State will withhold $2.1 million from School District (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)

Edition 28 - Week of July 12, 2018
> PSC: Vero got ‘extraordinary’ price for utility (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Controversy erupts at Moorings over beach path closure (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Windsor Park Residences bring iconic island community closer to build-out (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Prosecutor: Vero surgeon in drug case to ‘die in prison’ (BY DEBBIE CARSON)
> Whole Family Health rescinds job offer to proposed CEO (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Vero summer getaway: Field trip to the Bahamas (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 27 - Week of July 5, 2018
> Whole Family Health’s hunt for CEO stalls (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Owner sought of second ‘derelict’ sailboat in lagoon (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> County voters get to choose new judges (BY BETH WALTON)
> Vero moves to get old sewer plant off lagoon (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Suspense mounts as Vero and the Shores wait on electric ruling (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> School Board member resents advice on reducing legal fees (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> County seeks to ban bio-sludge polluting Blue Cypress Lake (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)

Edition 26 - Week of June 28, 2018
> IRMC seeking to curb abuse of ER through a co-pay (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> New SRMC meds-by-computer system to boost safety (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
>
Somerset Academy finally gets green light for new K-8 charter school here (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Harbor Branch launches new program focusing on lagoon threats to health (BY SUE COCKING)
> Rechter helps Vero out, steps up to buy post office in Old Downtown (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Is Coast Guard at fault for boat catching fire and sinking? (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Cox delays ruling on ‘Stand Your Ground’ defense (BY BETH WALTON)
> Developer now plans no townhomes on Dodgertown Golf Club site (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 25 - Week of June 21, 2018
> SRMC not helped by Medicare delay on ratings update (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Escrow agent convicted in Heaton hotel case (BY BETH WALTON)
> Delay in PSC’s formal approval of Vero electric sale not seen delaying close (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> County approves new rules for accelerating septic-to-sewer switch (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Shores officers save life of John’s Island Alzheimer’s patient (BY BETH WALTON)
> Brian Heady sues Vero, alleging his rights have been violated (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Oceanfront home in the Shores sold at auction (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)

Edition 24 - Week of June 14, 2018
> Attorney on trial for conspiracy in Heaton hotel case (BY BETH WALTON)
> Cleveland seen expanding medical training here (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Will valet stands or garage be answer to parking shortage in Central Beach? (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Keep fingers crossed on Vero Electric sale for three more weeks (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> School Board candidates say current board not doing its duty (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Algae blamed for lack of fish near inlet last winter (BY SUE COCKING)
> Old Dodgertown golf course development plan moving forward (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 23 - Week of June 7, 2018
> Power surcharge strongly opposed by local officials (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Stalled restaurant project hunts far and near for tenant (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Top water official says county facilities polluting lagoon (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Judge Cox to rule whether Stand Your Ground can be applied retroactively (BY BETH WALTON)
> Clearing for The Strand, new community next to Palm Island, underway (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> All Aboard Florida gets time to sell bonds for Orlando stretch (BY BETH WALTON)
> ‘Marsy’s Law’ could become part of Florida constitution (BY BETH WALTON)

Edition 22 - Week of May 31, 2018
> Vero arts groups take stock of cuts in state funding (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Vero facing final hurdle to electric sale in PSC (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> IRMC may charge non-emergency copay to ease ER crowding (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Owner of half-sunk boat by 17th St. Bridge to be charged (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Plans unveiled for new luxury community in The Shores (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 21 - Week of May 24, 2018
> Mental Health Association leader retiring (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Youth Sailing seen tacking toward a Riverside site (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Orchid Island Brewery seeking to move into city building in a park (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Former Norris brokerage booms as part of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Shores town manager calling it quits after 28 years (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Major construction project underway on Old Winter Beach Rd. (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Jury didn’t buy drug doctor’s story that he was set up (BY BETH WALTON)

Edition 20 - Week of May 17, 2018
> Drug doctor’s lawyers bid to recall jurors (BY BETH WALTON)
> Director who brought big names to Sunrise Theatre dumped (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Tipster says Burkeen’s co-workers knew the boss was stealing tires (BY BETH WALTON)
> Sheriff seeks extra funds to cover cost of a lawman for every school (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Cleveland Clinic a finalist to acquire Boca Raton hospital (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Two oceanfront homes to be auctioned off in June (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> School superintendent plays fast and loose in presenting report card (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)

Edition 19 - Week of May 10, 2018
> UF psychiatry clinic gets funds to remain open (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Vero Beach looking for firm to take over city marina (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> County landfill hits height limit, so new section to be opened (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> St. Ed’s sues family for breach of contract (BY BETH WALTON)
> Residents fear Publix would increase traffic on Jungle Trail (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Signs of increased pollution at Blue Cypress Lake reported (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Yearly financial report shows county is lean and growing (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Island burglaries may be work of gang active in 3 counties (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> John’s Island building apartment complex for seasonal staff (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Generally good job, unemployment news for county (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 18 - Week of May 3, 2018
> Drug-dealing doctor facing life in prison (BY BETH WALTON)
> Sebastian River gets failing grade for hospital safety (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> With Vero electric utility sold, next targets are water-sewer and trash (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Tom Slater rejoins Shores Town Council, and becomes mayor (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Police arrest suspect in jewelry theft from village shops (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 17 - Week of April 26, 2018
> Opposition to new Orchid Publix mounts among island neighbors (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Woman makes off with rings from Village Shops boutique (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Witnesses build drug case against Johnny Benjamin (BY BETH WALTON)
> County: No money for railroad overpasses (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Designer defends effectiveness of Spoonbill Marsh (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)

Edition 16 - Week of April 19, 2018
> Killer of Simpson to defend himself in murder retrial (BY BETH WALTON)
> ‘Holding my son, I watched the flames in disbelief’ (BY BETH WALTON)
> Lifeguards say more towers needed to cope with increase in beachgoers (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> State law on beaches seen solution to problem that doesn’t exist here (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Three applicants seek seat on Shores Town Council (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Shores keeps eye on Vero Electric sale (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Island resident gets 7 years for fraud in Connecticut (BY BETH WALTON)

Edition 15 - Week of April 12, 2018
> Former manager of Nino’s pizzeria pleads to theft (BY BETH WALTON)
> Speeders taking shortcut off A1A being targeted (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Publix moving ahead with plans for island market, liquor store (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> After fire, Citrus Grillhouse to reopen with new look in October (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Palm Island Plantation finds sweet spot in housing market (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Piper’s China order would not be impacted by threatened tariffs (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 14 - Week of April 5, 2018
> Island jolted by smash-and-grab on Ocean Drive (BY BETH WALTON)
> Brian Barefoot: Epitome of an elected official (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Several proposals for the relocation of historic house (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Any local buyer for the downtown Post Office? (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Dodger Pines Country Club property remains vacant (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Victims’ plea for leniency spares Island Club burglar a long prison sentence (BY BETH WALTON)

Edition 13 - Week of March 29, 2018
> Cleveland Clinic may add Martin, St. Lucie to Vero (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Prosecutor: State not stalling on road-rage shooting (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Wachter retiring after 4 decades of service at St. Ed’s (BY MARY SCHENKEL)
> More progress on electric sale but the deal not done yet (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Man accused of sex crime at Disney resort in plea deal (BY BETH WALTON)

Edition 12 - Week of March 22, 2018
> Tiny ‘offending’ image leads IRMC to toss large artwork (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Hospital seeks to reduce delays at jammed ER (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Island’s biggest house, sold 3 months ago, back on market for $29.9M (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Dr. Anton Post out as director of Harbor Branch after just 15 months (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Weapons indictment added to drug charges against Vero doctor (BY BETH WALTON)
> 2 nursing aides arrested for defrauding John’s Island couple (BY BETH WALTON)
> FMPA approves letting Vero exit statewide power co-op (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 11 - Week of March 15, 2018
> Doctor: $2.5M fraud settlement was ‘shakedown’ (BY BETH WALTON)
> Daughter on Teel shooting: ‘I wish deputy had waited’ (BY BETH WALTON)
> New questions raised about effectiveness of Spoonbill Marsh (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Vero Beach looking for ways to improve municipal marina (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Will Boca hospital join IRMC as part of Cleveland Clinic? (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> $6.9m north island ceanfront spec home coming onto market (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)

Edition 10 - Week of March 8, 2018
> County losing half of its judges to retirement (BY BETH WALTON)
> Hospital officials tour Cleveland Clinic Florida (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> SRMC set for expansion under new owner (BY TOM LLOYD)
> Proposed takeover of Leisure Square by nonprofit unlikely (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Publix hoping to build ‘upscale’ supermarket on island in Orchid (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Indian River NAACP asks School Board to curb Tiffany Justice (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> 8050 luxury condo project in Indian River Shores ‘on hold’ (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)

Edition 9 - Week of March 1, 2018
> Cleveland Clinic seen developing major center here (BY MILTON R. BENJAMIN)
> Vero Electric clears another hurdle as FMPA exit nears (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Shores Council okays John’s Island pipeline deal for reuse water (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Laura Riding Jackson House faces an uncertain future (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Oslo Road boat ramp waters could become nation’s first protected fish spawning area (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Partners program fights high infant mortality rate (BY MICHELLE GENZ)

Edition 8 - Week of February 22, 2018
> Health Department’s tax funding for indigent care cut 60 percent (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Texas man with big plans buys INEOS facility (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Sheriff’s deputy accused of using excessive force in subduing man having a seizure (BY BETH WALTON)
> Broken line repaired that spewed sewage into Bethel Creek (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Sheriff’s deputy who shot susan teel is cleared, but lawsuit likely to drag on (BY BETH WALTON)
> School Board member pushes her personal agenda (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> 2 arrested for pulling out signs that had been posted to discourage panhandling (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Indian River continues the fight to stop Brightline (BY BETH WALTON)
> Indian River Charter High gets a 15-year renewal (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)

Edition 7 - Week of February 15, 2018
> Duke phaseout seen natural part of Cleveland takeover (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Johnny Benjamin’s woes started with Michigan pot bust (BY BETH WALTON)
> Polish-American group wins lengthy legal battle to reclaim club on U.S. 1 (BY BETH WALTON)
> Christmas tree-like cell tower rises over Shores town offices (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> County eyes Aviation Blvd. extension to the hospital (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 6 - Week of February 8, 2018
> Medical center again outsources emergency room (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Impact of future Cleveland Clinic changes weighed (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> The Moorings plans major expansion of the club’s racquet sport facilities (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Vero City Marina to finally get needed repairs, renovations (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> County gears up for next round in battle against All Aboard Florida (BY BETH WALTON)
> School Board split over size of raise for Rendell (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Shores delays approval of John’s Island reuse water pipeline (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> County urges state lawmakers to keep beaches open (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Vero puts up signs in bid to put a damper on panhandling (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Disney Vero Resort guest says mold caused health problems (BY BETH WALTON)

Edition 5 - Week of February 1, 2018
> Cleveland Clinic closer to putting Vero on its map (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> IRMC board is unanimously for Cleveland (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Hospital district picks Cleveland on 4-to-3 vote (BY MILTON R. BENJAMIN)
> Johnny Benjamin claims his stash of pills seized illegally (BY BETH WALTON)
> Long-awaited Shores cell tower to be delivered to site next Tuesday (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Click. Click. Have you voted yet? Click. Click. (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Riomar oceanfront lot sells for ‘bargain’ $4.4 million (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Contractors sued over collapse of Portales De Vero parking lot (BY BETH WALTON)

Edition 4 - Week of January 25, 2018
> Speed bumps, but no road blocks, for Vero electric sale (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Who will take over hospital? Final vote Tuesday (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> George Heaton strikes plea deal in Vero Beach Hotel and Spa financing scheme (BY BETH WALTON)
> Vero Beach Rowing hires director to take club to the next level (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> John’s Island real estate market hot after a record year in 2017 (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Vero approves extra $200,000 for emergency beach repairs (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 3 - Week of January 18, 2018
> Hospital tours wrap up; time to narrow list nears (BYAUTHOR)
> FMPA meeting seen advancing Vero electric sale (BYAUTHOR)
> Work underway on South County project to curb pollution of lagoon (BYAUTHOR)
> Vero Beach High band hoping to march in London’s New Year’s Day parade (BYAUTHOR)
> County awards contracts for beach repair projects (BYAUTHOR)

Edition 2 - Week of January 11, 2018
> John’s Island seeks to build reuse water pipeline under lagoon (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Visits to IRMC’s four suitors start with Cleveland, Orlando (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Crisis intervention training pays off (BY BETH WALTON)
> $9.9 million oceanfront spec home attracting interest (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> New push to control fertilizer runoff into the lagoon (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Wicked nor’easter brings pounding 11-foot waves, damaging beaches (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Prosecutor says fatal road-rage shooting still under investigation (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Construction issues again delay St. Paul’s Church opening (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 1 - Week of January 4, 2018
> Osceola teacher fined by state for bullying a pupil (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Work underway on house that will be largest in Riomar (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Vero electric sale moving forward (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Ready or not, the train appears to be leaving the station (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Accused island killer seeks hypnotist to recall details of his wife’s murder (BY BETH WALTON)
> Utility firm sued for negligence by 2 injured along A1A (BY BETH WALTON)
> New traffic light at Fred Tuerk Drive will use smart-signaling technology (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 52 - Week of December 28, 2017
> Heaton trial for mortgage fraud set for Feb. 20 (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Indian River Medical Center: Who owns what (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Polish-American Club members lose another battle, but war goes on (BY BETH WALTON)
> Michael Creek, prime subdivision at east end of Wabasso Causeway, coming to life (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Grand Harbor members: ‘A lot of good things underway’ (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 51 - Week of December 21, 2017
> No early return for 3 Vero recreation facilities damaged by Irma (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Concern mounts month after Bethel Creek sewage spill (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> County saves $1 million on employee health insurance by limiting acupuncture (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Neighbor burglarizes Island Club home (BY BETH WALTON)
> Largest estate on island is auctioned for $19.6 million (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> American Icon Brewery sues over negative online posting (BY BETH WALTON)
> Shores seeks ‘critically eroded’ designation for its beaches (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Building in Indian River Shores approaches 2005 boom (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Former Orchid town official pleads guilty to securities fraud (BY BETH WALTON)

Edition 50 - Week of December 14, 2017
> Four suitors vie to take over Indian River Medical Center (BYAUTHOR)
    > Orlando Health (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
    > Hospital Corporation of America (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
    > Adventist Health System (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
    > Cleveland Clinic (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Vero Electric sale to FPL seems to be moving smoothly (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Shrimp farm sold at auction to Chinese (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)

Edition 49 - Week of December 7, 2017
> More minorities taking advanced classes, but how many are passing? (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Hopeful hospital suitors present acquisition plans (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> One of county’s larger employers sues former staff who formed a rival firm (BY BETH WALTON)
> St. Paul’s Church still not quite ready (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Shores cell tower work begins; Vero tower will be coming down (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Man charged with island murder struggles as own attorney (BY BETH WALTON)

Edition 48 - Week of November 30, 2017
> School Board to take more hands-off role (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Modernist architecture taking hold in Vero Beach (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Year after son died, Joe Graves prays for Christmas miracle (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Negligence suits piling up against Vero nursing home (BY BETH WALTON)
> Sewage spill into lagoon worse than early reports (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Night council meetings: Possibly a good move, but badly done (BY LISA ZAHNER | NEWS ANALSYS)
> Island retailer Jay McLaughlin launching mainland pizza spot (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)

Edition 47 - Week of November 23, 2017
> Indian River Medical Center’s four suitors (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Raw sewage pours into lagoon from major pipe break (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Sticker shock on mainland from new home prices (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Vietnam vets reach out to homeless vets rousted from camps by sheriff’s deputies (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Shores cell tower still on track, but soil needs to be stabilized (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Judge says drug and mental health courts are highly effective (BY BETH WALTON)

Edition 46 - Week of November 16, 2017
> Major setback in deal for troubled INEOS bio plant (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Harbor Branch Foundation fights for its endowment (BY BETH WALTON)
> Federal judge orders School Board to mediation before hearing deseg lawsuit (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Work underway on luxury Conn Beach oceanfront condos (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Martin County schools cost less, and results are better (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)

Edition 45 - Week of November 9, 2017
> Pro-sale forces expand majority in Vero Council election (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Stunning verdict in Leigh Jewelers robbery retrial (BY BETH WALTON)
> Scammers used local identities to file for FEMA cash after Hurricane Irma (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Interim IRMC CEO focused on hospital operations (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Has deal to buy defunct INEOS plant collapsed? (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> $45 million house on South Beach going to auction (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Man who shot deputy is convicted of attempted murder, faces life (BY BETH WALTON)

Edition 44 - Week of November 2, 2017
> Work finally set to begin on cell tower in Shores (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vero visitor to Cuba ponders symptoms similar to diplomats (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> No bail for surgeon being held on drug trafficking charges (BY BETH WALTON)
> Jennifer Benjamin: Pet columnist (BY A STAFF WRITER)
> Even with World Series, not much buzz here about Dodgers (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Windsor expands equestrian center with polo practice field (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Andrew Coffee Jr. convicted of attempted murder of a deputy (BY BETH WALTON)
> After Vegas massacre, security a top priority for December’s Beach Town Music Festival (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 43 - Week of October 26, 2017
> Top hospitals among Indian River’s suitors (BY RUSTY CARTER)
> End in sight for battle to get Vero out of electric business (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Newark school run by monks seen possible model for Gifford (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> O’Malley believes MLB will take over Historic Dodgertown (BY RUSTY CARTER)
> Feds take over drug case against Dr. Johnny Benjamin (BY BETH WALTON)
> Judge denies convicted murderer’s plea for new trial (BY BETH WALTON)

Edition 42 - Week of October 19, 2017
> Hulk of old power plant becomes stunning brewery (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Vero doctor accused of big-time drug trafficking (BY BETH WALTON)
> Vero Council set to take up electric sale contract on Tuesday (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> U.S. Civil Rights Office opens probe of school district (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Driver gets 11 years for fatal Jungle Trail crash (BY BETH WALTON)
> New charter schools blocked from coming here (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)

Edition 41 - Week of October 12, 2017
> Judge rules out key evidence in ‘pill mill’ case (BY BETH WALTON)
> Vero’s Triton, Aston Martin teaming up on supersub (BY RUSTY CARTER)
> Vero mayor comes up with new idea for getting city a share of ‘bed tax’ (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> $8.2 million slipped into school budget remains a mystery (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Lagoon water levels higher than any time in recent memory (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> British paralympic athletes train (and are feted) in Vero (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Town of Orchid doubles property tax to ensure funding for future beach repairs (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Shores pulls back from huge one-time tax cut (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Teachers often spend own money for classroom supplies (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)

Edition 40 - Week of October 5, 2017
> Vero to get electric sale contract next week (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Man accused of trying to kidnap boy from school is committed (BY BETH WALTON)
> Vero woman seeks to help Puerto Rico (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Hear, hear! Verizon signs on to Shores cell tower; construction to start soon (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vero church sued for failure to repay loan given by member (BY BETH WALTON)
> State adding 7-foot-wide bike lanes on 17th Street (BY RUSTY CARTER)
> Shores Council approves luxury subdivision called The Strand (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)

Edition 39 - Week of September 28, 2017
> School Board bid for relief from desegregation order going to judge (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> School Board sued over body slam by a wrestling coach (BY BETH WALTON)
> Christ by the Sea reinstalls windows shattered by vandal (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Irma destroyed up to half of Indian River citrus (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Details of death of John Kim, aspiring politician, remain unclear (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Owner of Village Shops Jay McLaughlin buys Garage Pizza (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Accused island murderer acts as own attorney at hearing (BY BETH WALTON)
> Storm slows the completion of St. Paul’s Church on the island (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 38 - Week of September 21, 2017
> Shores set to buy security camera for Jungle Trail (BY BETH WALTON)
> Fewer homes for sale than usual on oceanfront (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Island man, called ‘mini-Madoff, ’ is facing life jail term (BY BETH WALTON)
> Steve Mulvey, passionate founder of Quail Valley Golf & River Club, dies (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Abbott’s Frozen Custard victim of eminent domain (BY BETH WALTON)
> Six candidates running for Vero Beach City Council (BY RUSTY CARTER)
> Woman claims she was fired for reporting porn at school (BY BETH WALTON)

Edition 37 - Week of September 14, 2017
> Could have been worse (BY MILTON R. BENJAMIN)
> Audit panel raps school bosses on health insurance (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Charters finally get a $3.3 million settlement from the School Board (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Anti-sale Council faction still seeks to block electric deal (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Membership up at Yacht Club after renovations (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Gruesome murder case to be retried at county courthouse (BY BETH WALTON)
> Sheriff’s Office ordered to pay $292,000 in auto lawsuit (BY BETH WALTON)

Edition 36 - Week of September 7, 2017
> Black-white achievement gap in local schools getting worse (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Star-studded movie is set in Vero (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Barges bring parts to power plant pier – but not to revive Big Blue (BY DEBBIE CARSON)
> Thousands of tickets fail to solve beachside parking problem (BY RUSTY CARTER)
> Developer seeking tenant for planned Ocean Drive restaurant (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> County police agencies not pursuing illegal immigrants (BY BETH WALTON)
> 200 attend South Beach memorial for Ryan Marcil (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 34 - Week of August 24, 2017
> School Board asks no questions about $30M in spending (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Elite suspends some fall flights due to low demand (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Charters to finally get fairer share of tax dollars from School District (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> FPL moves massive equipment through Vero streets in wee hours (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Zorc: School Board ‘voting blind’ on the budget (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Hospital room renovations will cost $2 million (BY RUSTY CARTER)
> Firefighters sue over hearing loss; blame loud sirens (BY BETH WALTON)

Edition 33 - Week of August 17, 2017
> Piper profits up; Vero company is once again hiring (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Trial still not near for accused killer of nurse Diana Duve (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Construction can’t keep up with island new home sales (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Do sea turtles know something we don’t about hurricanes? (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Small consulting firm leading hospital merger effort (BY RUSTY CARTER)
> Electric sale moving forward; substation to be moved (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 32 - Week of August 24, 2017
> South Florida fraud scheme comes to Vero (BY BETH WALTON)
> Changes needed in how School Board gets info on budget (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Hopes rising over outlook for Vero Electric sale (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Executive turnstile spins once again at IR Medical Center (BY RUSTY CARTER)
> Sale of FIT Marine Lab property has potential to be big win-win (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Emergency room doctor Dudley Teel seeks full inquiry into wife’s death (BY NICK SAMUEL)

Edition 31 - Week of August 3, 2017
> New student code of conduct vetoed as too complex (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Schools give no raises to lowest-paid workers (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Being late to party slowing construction of Shores cell tower (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Driftwood sued for negligence over fall from deck (BY BETH WALTON)
> Few places locally to be allowed to sell medical marijuana (BY NICK SAMUEL)
> Sheriff’s office faces multiple civil lawsuits (BY BETH WALTON)
> Buggy Bunch renovating old building in Vero’s downtown (BY BETH WALTON)
> Shores residents to get $2 million in tax rebates (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 30 - Week of July 27, 2017
> Hospital push for nonprofit partner may pose problem (BY RUSTY CARTER)
> What led to FIT marine laboratory’s demise? (BY RUSTY CARTER)
> Caregiver, who stole from John’s Island senior, back in jail (BY BETH WALTON)
> Vero attorney arrested for battery domestic violence (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Fired Gifford principal rehired for a new post (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Big Tobacco about to go back on trial once again in Vero (BY BETH WALTON)
> If it ain’t broke ... Vero wastes time on City Council terms (BY LISA ZAHNER | NEWS ANALYSIS)

Edition 29 - Week of July 20, 2017
> School District lost one teacher in six last year (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Dick Golden, jazz radio host:‘The music moves you’ (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Vero finally getting serious about marina repairs (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Meg Laughlin: Reporter with a thirst for truth and justice (BY ELINOR J. BRECHER)
> Beloved cafe reopens as Frères Patisserie (BY STEPHANIE LABAFF)
> Rising property values make it easier for governments to set budget priorities (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Landlord gets rid of tenant who complained of rat infestation (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Purchase of defunct INEOS plant in home stretch (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 28 - Week of July 13, 2017
> Major changes for our hospital won’t come easy (BY RUSTY CARTER)
> Vero’s Grady Bunch heads off on a summer adventure (BY RUSTY CARTER)
> Shattered stained-glass windows returning to Christ by the Sea (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Holiday Inn remodeling a few years off (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Elite Airways’ new Vero to Asheville flights look promising (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Vero’s STEP sewer system ready for island hook-ups (BY SIOBHAN FITZPATRICK AUSTIN)
> Attorneys negotiating amount School District owes charters (BY DEBBIE CARSON AND KATHLEEN SLOAN)

Edition 27 - Week of July 6, 2017
> Chinese bid on 32963 estate, but don’t win (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> School leader’s contract extended on 3-to-2 vote (BY DEBBIE CARSON)
> Construction set to begin soon on Ocean Drive restaurant (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Shores residents still waiting for start on cell tower (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Marine Bank planning to open new branch in Brevard County (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Army Corps to pay John’s Island developer more than $10 million (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Sale of Shores oceanside property closes; beach path next (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 26 - Week of June 29, 2017
> School District trying to hide huge legal bills (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Winger bid to take lead in electric talks short-circuited (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Former Moorings tennis pro focusing on fishing company (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> St. Paul’s Church is expected to be ready by October (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Island racing legend Redman inducted into British Hall of Fame (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Matilde Sorensen amazing No.104 nationally in 2016 sales (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)

Edition 25 - Week of June 22, 2017
> Hospital told time has come to find partner (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Judge orders School District to pay charters (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> My Vero: School District hopes fees will discourage questions (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> A reminder of how Vero got stuck with $50M exit penalty (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Neighbors divided over need for sidewalk along Live Oak Road (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 24 - Week of June 15, 2017
> New delay in sale of INEOS ethanol plant (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Time may have come for Vero to consider paid parking (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Island seeing uptick in California buyers; one wins Moorings auction (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Andy Capak recovering from Grove bar shooting (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Vero police chief defends Grove shooting investigation (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Sheriff and deputy are cleared in 2015 death of a prisoner (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Educator who knows Gifford Middle returning to the school as principal (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)

Edition 23 - Week of June 8, 2017
> FPL purchase of Vero Electric hits roadblock (BY LISA ZAHNER | NEWS ANALYSIS)
> Simpson’s convicted killer to be held here pending a new trial (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Summer storm clouds form over Grand Harbor (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Police response to Grove bar shooting saw total confusion (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> ‘Barcode lady’s house’ at south end of island to be sold in new auction (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Dick Winger substitutes his opinion for city code (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Financial accountability may be coming to School District (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)

Edition 22 - Week of June 1, 2017
> No reason for ouster of Beachland Elementary principal (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Plans of new owners of Sebastian River hospital a concern for IRMC (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> School District cleans house at Gifford Middle (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Premier Estate Properties team on track for record year amid changes (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Regulars turn out for Seaside Grill’s 25th anniversary (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 21 - Week of May 25, 2017
> Fall vote possible on proposals for electric property (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> What’s the story on the Grove Bar shooting? (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Restaurant rumors rife in Central Beach ahead of Council vote (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> American Icon Brewery launch now delayed until Labor Day (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Sebastian Inlet jetty reopens for fishing despite objections (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Marine Bank first quarter earnings up 20 percent (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> School Board member calls teachers union leaders ‘thugs’ (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Piper’s revenue up more than 60 percent in 1st quarter (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Burt Reynolds coming to Vero film festival (BY MICHELLE GENZ)

Edition 20 - Week of May 18, 2017
> Council votes to move forward with FPL offer for Vero electric (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Troubled youth behind vandalism at Christ by the Sea (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Sebastian principal cleared of sexual harassment charge (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Orchid may double property tax rate (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Shores to hold line on property taxes (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 19 - Week of May 11, 2017
> What’s new in FPL offer for Vero electric? (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> School District: No comment on harassment probe (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Funding for Old Vero Man dig site in question (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Another big sale in Vero’s estate section (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Less-than-hoped in the Shores (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Sale of INEOS plant expected to close in summer (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Tracey Zudans is named to Hospital District (BY MICHELLE GENZ)

Edition 18 - Week of May 4, 2017
> Hundreds pack Vero Beach Book Center to meet Bush (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Controversial school official’s post eliminated (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Target date for new Shores cell tower slips to Labor Day (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Rehearing sought on reversal of Jones’ murder conviction (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Shores parcel to be auctioned Saturday (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vero Beach Wine and Film Festival clarifies structure (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> The Islander Inn has dibs on disputed parking spots (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 17 - Week of April 27, 2017
> No public bids sought for $1M school contract (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Prosecutor: Reversal of Simpson murder conviction ‘inconceivable’ (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> No suspects yet in brazen island condo burglaries (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Church vandalism mystery deepens (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Crashes, near misses prompt push to close northern section of Jungle Trail to cars (BY DEBBIE CARSON)
> Council tries to tamp down Vero electric sale speculation (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Trial of George Heaton in bank fraud case set for next February (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 16 - Week of April 20, 2017
> Vandals desecrate island church (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Graduation rate here improved (by lowering the bar) (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Wabasso Bridge tops state list for danger to cyclists (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Indian River Shores police seek bigger, faster patrol boat (BY DEBBIE CARSON)
> South Beach Property Owners group wants to be player again (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vero rises in tennis world; considered for Fed Cup (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 15 - Week of April 13, 2017
> Student code of conduct is bewildering (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Condo residents fret about drones off their balcony (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Fundraiser for wounded pub owner draws huge crowd (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Harbor Branch sues FAU in bid to block a ‘hostile takeover’ (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Dale Sorensen Real Estate ranks among top 500 U. S. brokerages (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Seagrapes could still trip up Shores auction of beachside lot (BY DEBBIE CARSON)
> Neighbors file to block construction of Ocean Drive restaurant (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 14 - Week of April 6, 2017
> Hospital puts plan to build $100M tower on shelf (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> School District’s planner champions Common Core (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Heaton adds star attorney to defense team (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Pier collapse dumps woman into lagoon at Vero City Marina (BY SAMANTHA BAITA)
> Wounded bar owner was scheduled to wed this weekend (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Hospital consultants: ‘We trust what you say, but we verify the data’ (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Taxpayers to get no say on $285M school budget (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)

Edition 13 - Week of March 30, 2017
> Vero Beach Hotel developer Heaton facing felony charges (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> School leaders turn strategic planning into farce (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> After big home auction sale, new estate up for bid (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> End of an era for Ellie McCabe, driving force for philanthropy (BY MARY SCHENKEL)
> Indian River Medical Center reports financial turnaround (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Orchid hit-and-run victim to be honored at West Point (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Shores rejects bid to switch auctioneers for town parcel (BY LISA ZANER)
> Omar Hussamy resigns from Hospital District board (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Ay Jalisco owners plan Caribbean cantina for old Long Branch (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)

Edition 12 - Week of March 23, 2017
> Local voters to get yet another voting system (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Time to get serious about parking problems (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> School employees have data disclosed in security breach (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> He’s baaack! Bobby returns to his restaurant on St. Patrick’s (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> New shelter set to open its doors for homeless single women April 1 (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Acupuncturist who questioned billing practices gets hate mail (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> O’Malley: Dodgertown golf course would make ‘terrific’ park (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Rail safety bill a nightmare for All Aboard Florida (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 11 - Week of March 16, 2017
> Consultant tells IRMC it must change to survive (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Lagoon loses its devoted champion in Paul Dritenbas (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Reckless driving seen in Shores car fatality (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Bill would strip power from Vero and county (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Shores Town Council flip-flops on density, affirms beach access (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> New restaurant building proposed for Ocean Drive would compound parking woes (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 10 - Week of March 9, 2017
> Unlivable rentals seen factor in slide into homelessness (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Hospital reports progress in negotiations with insurers (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Surge in private jet traffic leads to new construction at Vero airport (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> School Board to act as judge in ‘testing irregularities’ case (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Shores reverses decision it just made on beach property (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Charters’ bid for more tax money seen nearing verdict (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)

Edition 9 - Week of March 2, 2017
> Holy Cross Church gets a big surprise: ‘No Parking’signs (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Complications galore as hospital options weighed (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> $9.9 million spec home being built on South Beach (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Gifford principal sharply criticized in teacher survey (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Shores approves beach access next to parcel to be auctioned (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 8 - Week of February 23, 2017
> Vero may soon sell Dodgertown Golf Course for homes (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Will Coach Joe be reinstated as teacher tonight? (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Four months after Matthew, beach repair near completion (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> After $4 million loss, IRMC leaders put a range of options on the table (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Who is buying Sebastian River Medical Center? (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Marine Bank reports net profit of $900,000 for 2016 (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Patisserie chef Mark Edmonds dead at 47 (BY MICHELLE GENZ)

Edition 7 - Week of February 16, 2017
> Vero electric sale suddenly seems a real possibility (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Near-death experience – and a life saved – at Jungle Club (BY TOM LLOYD)
> House Speaker pays a cash call to our island (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Brady Roberts set to define new era for Museum of Art (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Shores zoning board moves three-lot auction forward (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Coach Joe accuses school bosses of underhanded deal (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Hit-and-run driver who killed Orchid man sentenced to 15 years (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> How’s ‘exceptional’ ed doing? No report from School District (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)

Edition 6 - Week of February 9, 2017
> More old homes torn down as land value rises (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Shores to sell land in unusual auction (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> One-fifth of teachers at Gifford Middle have quit thus far this year (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Homeless live in camps in woods throughout county (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Trump trade policies seen not hurting Piper (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Community center plans divide Indian River Shores (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Official optimistic FMPA will not block partial sale (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> State audit faults School District on health insurance fund (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)

Edition 5 - Week of February 2, 2017
> Hopeful buyer of INEOS plans to employ 200 (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Ocean Drive parking still a mess as GoLine gives up (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Hospital CEO announces decision to retire as losses mount (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Shots heard ’round Ocean Pearl fired by duck hunters (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 4 - Week of January 26, 2017
> Hurricane Matthew caused more damage than originally thought (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Good teachers quit, blaming policies they say make it impossible to teach (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Beach repair gets underway at condo near Jaycee Park (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Vero Stormwater Utility Fee endorsed by key commissions (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vero Council puts off hiring attorney for electric sale (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> New 10-home subdivision coming to the north island (BY ALAN SNEL)

Edition 3 - Week of January 19, 2017
> Bioenergy firm ups its bid for INEOS plant (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Bidding war at Central Beach house auction (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Should kids be operating power boats on their own? (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Attorney tells City Council full sale of Vero Electric not going to happen (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Ex-CIA director tells Vero of concerns about Trump (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Erosion uncovers ‘geo tubes’ on beach at John’s Island (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Laura Zorc pushes for purchase of land near Vero High (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)

Edition 2 - Week of January 12, 2017
> Double lots on ocean sought by wealthy buyers (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> American Icon Brewery hoping to open by 4th of July (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> INEOS sale seen moving forward (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> City barred from replenishing its eroded beaches (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Promoter of concert says no refunds will be given (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Bondholders must approve Shores electric sale (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> FPL plans huge Indian River County solar ‘farm’ (BY SAMANTHA BAITA)

Edition 1 - Week of January 5, 2017
> Buyer emerges for foreclosed INEOS plant (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> School employees use ‘the card’ for fancy hotel stays (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> School District kept inaccurate health insurance records (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Driver who killed Orchid man expected to plead guilty (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> George Heaton gives up on south island hotel project (BY ALAN SNEL)

Edition 52 - Week of December 29, 2016
> Clinical trials to be open to Vero cancer patients (BY TOM LLOYD)
> Mayor Moss prepared to negotiate first phase of electric sale (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> School District cover-up seen over blame for $7 million deficit in health insurance fund (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Fritz usurps School Board authority in raising retiree insurance premiums (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> No retail shops for Ocean Drive condo (BY PETE SKIBA)
> Shores to consider eliminating aging septic systems (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 51 - Week of December 22, 2016
> Key details still to be worked out in electric deal (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Bent Pine embarks on $4 million renovation (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Miracle baby Kaiden Bracken’s third Christmas (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Vero Rowing Club’s gift to the public: a floating dock (BY MICHELLE GENZ )
> Shores plans to build new enlarged community center (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Shores cell tower may be operational by Easter (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 50 - Week of December 15, 2016
> Sewer question again is an issue in Central Beach (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Jake’s buddy giving Vero two youth baseball diamonds (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> New Harbor Branch director set to deal with big challenges (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Rate study shows Vero electric not becoming competitive (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> County teachers hit with huge hike in health insurance costs (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)

Edition 49 - Week of December 8, 2016
> FPL takeover of Shores electric moving quickly (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Major donors suspend support of Food Bank (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> Property owners moving to repair their own beaches (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> School Board seeks insurance answers (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> School District credit card spending needs look (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)

Edition 48 - Week of December 1, 2016
> Zorc seeking to revitalize local School District (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN | NEWS ANALYSIS)
> Burt Lee’s lifelong dedication to medical excellence (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> Shores could all be on FPL power by next summer (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Betsy DeVos, winter Windsor resident, named to Cabinet (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> $5.2 million repaving project coming to 6-mile stretch of A1A (BY ALAN SNEL)

Edition 47 - Week of November 24, 2016
> Vero Beach Marine Laboratory’s big expansion plans now up in air (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Shores cell tower may actually be ready this spring (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Three football coaches share season of success (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> FEMA inspections delay repair of Conn Beach oceanfront boardwalk (BY ALAN SNEL)
> Jason Edwards, star of ‘Ring of Fire,’ dies two days after show’s close (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Marine Bank books a strong quarter with increased earnings and deposits (BY ALAN SNEL)

Edition 46 - Week of November 17, 2016
> Elderly suspect sought in rash of island burglaries (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Windsor condo complex arises along Jungle Trail (BY ALAN SNEL)
> Grandson of Vero’s first mayor new face on the City Council (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Construction moving ahead at Beachland (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> School District exec resigns after unauthorized spending (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)

Edition 45 - Week of November 10, 2016
> Vero Council recaptured by majority favoring electric sale (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Hospital District remains split over IRMC (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> School District backs down on health insurance (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Charter High video finalist in $100K national contest (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Pilar Turner’s farewell: The acrimony will continue (BY LISA ZAHNER | NEWS ANALYSIS)
> Shores welcomes two newcomers to Town Council (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> School officials deny de facto privatization of janitorial services (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)

Edition 44 - Week of November 3, 2016
> Striking new Quail Valley lodge opens on the Pointe (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> School District seeks huge hike in health premiums (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Two locked in key battle for Hospital District trustee (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> School teacher with cancer has insurance cut off during chemo (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Driver of car that killed Cole Coppola to serve time (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Shores appeals PSC ruling on Vero electric (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Body cameras being tested by Shores and Sheriff’s Office (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Shores cell tower finally moving ahead (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 43 - Week of October 27, 2016
> Shores license plate cameras lead to manhunt (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vero could levy stormwater utility tax without vote (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> St. Paul’s Church moving forward (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Arrest emerges as factor in last year’s ouster of Coach Joe (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Elections fraud complaint filed against IRNA mailer (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 42 - Week of October 20, 2016
> IRMC told to negotiate better insurance rates (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> Vero Beach wins lawsuit over old diesel power plant (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Island home construction booming (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)

Edition 41 - Week of October 13, 2016
> Judicial candidate had troubled past at Sheriff’s Office (BY JOSE LAMBIET)
> Matthew’s wrath turned away by ‘Kiss from God’ (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Vero cops arrested after altercation (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Local businesses take a hit from near miss (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Storm delivers powerful blow to our ocean beaches and lagoon shorelines (BY ALAN SNEL)
> 50,000 lose power as trees cause outages and mess (BY LISA ZAHNER AND RAY McNULTY)

Edition 39 - Week of September 29, 2016
> 32963 Investigation: Questions raised about how Food Bank spent donor dollars (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> Sebastian River hospital not impacted by owner’s woes (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> Fishermen protest Sebastian Inlet north jetty closure (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Shores mayor blasts Vero City Council on electric (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 38 - Week of September 22, 2016
> Hospital exec who departed paid $782K (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> Building that served Vero for seven decades demolished (BY ALAN SNEL)
> School District manager overspent on private janitors, then tried to cover up (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Local battle over tax sharing with charters may shape state law (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Island brokerage remodeling office, on track for $700-million year (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)

Edition 37 - Week of September 15, 2016
> Electric utility again top issue in Vero election (BY LISA ZAHNER | NEWS ANALYSIS)
> Summer doldrums? John’s Island reports record sales (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Shores picks up influential backing in electric battle (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Marine Bank acquires a Sebastian branch (BY ALAN SNEL)
> $286 million school district budget ‘not based on reality’ (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Mixed reviews for School District’s FOCUS student tracking system (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)

Edition 36 - Week of September 8, 2016
> Hospital District race to watch on November ballot (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> Pilot project would pump sea water into Bethel Creek (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Dr. Gary M. Weiss, neurologist who practices in Sebastian, under a cloud (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Amendment 4 adds impetus to local push for solar (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 35 - Week of September 1, 2016
> Problem-plagued INEOS closing down; plant for sale (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Two years after Duve murder, trial still not set (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> School Board fights to block 2 new charters (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Retailers try various September strategies (BY ALAN SNEL)
> Shores awaits PSC decision on electric territory (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Chamber claims Vero received $10 million in free publicity (BY ALAN SNEL)

Edition 34 - Week of August 25, 2016
> Will money tell the tale in next week’s elections? (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> $30 million more spent on schools here than in Stuart (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> A good summer for sea turtles – except along South Beach (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Such a deal! ‘Celling’ hotel rooms for only $200 a night in former Vero jail (BY MICHELLE GENZ)

Edition 33 - Week of August 18, 2016
> Rendell spurns NAACP in favor of ‘consultants’ (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> License-plate cameras now alerting Shores officers (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> ‘Big Red,’ county rec center, debuts (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Scampi Grill moving to new location (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Accused South Beach killer jettisons public defender (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> School District health insurance deficit unresolved in budget (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Marine Bank upgrades technology as assets increase (BY ALAN SNEL)

Edition 32 - Week of August 11, 2016
> Will Vero vote next week on new FPL offer? (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> School District, running out of cash, needs a bridge loan (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Sebastian hospital tops IRMC in first Medicare ranking (BY TOM LLOYD)
> Trading their ‘Miami Vice’ home for Vero’s lower-key, sophisticated lifestyle (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)

Edition 31 - Week of August 4, 2016
> School District won’t share study on desegregation (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Why isn’t Pelican Island a draw like ‘Ding’ Darling? (BY ALAN SNEL)
> Why all seriously injured kids are taken to Fort Pierce or Melbourne (BY TOM LLOYD)

Edition 30 - Week of July 28, 2016
> Elite VIPR team bolsters security at Vero Airport (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Sebastian River Medical Center plans major expansion (BY TOM LLOYD)
> Man who died in parking lot tried to summon aid (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> License plate cameras prove a challenge (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> New resort planned for southern end of island (BY ALAN SNEL)
> New owner floats diverse ideas for old Press Journal building (BY ALAN SNEL)
> Would private janitors endanger school children? (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)

Edition 29 - Week of July 21, 2016
> County offices to get replacement for leaking roof (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Beachland report card: Lower scores, fewer students (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Orchid Island Realty broker to Premier (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Hiking trail with great lagoon views to debut next year (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Vero council increases taxes and boosts utility transfers (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vero seaplane company sponsors free ‘Beachside Ride’ jitney (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 28 - Week of July 14, 2016
> Pristine beaches bringing surge in summer visitors (BY ALAN SNEL)
> Vero realty team is now 6th in Florida, 79th in the nation (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Judge gives guidance to man suing Vero for Baker Act arrest (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> School District not open to input on student code of conduct (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Golf club-wielding attacker takes plea bargain (BY ALAN SNEL)
> Hit-and-run driver offered plea deal in Orchid man’s death (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Quail Valley Club’s Royal Palm Pointe hotel and restaurant nearing completion (BY STEVE THOMAS)

Edition 27 - Week of July 7, 2016
> Former Vero man files lawsuit over Baker Act arrest (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Few passengers, so shuttle now plans shift to trolley (BY ALAN SNEL)
> Diesel power plant sale closes; verdict in lawsuit now expected by Labor Day (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> The case of unusual rash of burglaries on island seems solved (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> County turns to California hired gun to help enforce short-term rental ordinance (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)

Edition 26 - Week of June 30, 2016
> School District is $7M in hole on health insurance (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Courtroom drama in trial over Vero’s diesel power plant (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Little done to promote our ecotourism mecca (BY ALAN SNEL)
> New home development in full swing on southern half of our barrier island (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> License plate cameras going live in Shores (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Shores faces long odds in challenge before Florida PSC (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> School District anticipates cash-flow problem (BY KATHLEEN SLAON)

Edition 25 - Week of June 23, 2016
> Too few teachers for ‘special ed’ yields poor result (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Where do recyclables go after you put them in the blue bin? (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Trial finally set over historic diesel plant (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Shores expected to work out compromise over beach access (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Cell tower project inching forward in Shores (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 24 - Week of June 16, 2016
> Future of funding for charters at stake in election (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Vero Beach Wine & Film Festival a huge success (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Shores’ residents urge state regulators to free town from grasp of Vero electric (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Island luxury home market nothing short of astonishing (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Long-overdue ambulances arrive after scary season (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Scientists report some rare good news for lagoon (BY ALAN SNEL)
> Change in prosecutor delays bridge DUI fatality case (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 23 - Week of June 9, 2016
> Cooling towers at Big Blue power plant will be first to go (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Charter schools file new lawsuit against District (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Revolutionary math teaching method to make Florida debut here this fall (BY MARY SCHENKEL)

Edition 22 - Week of June 2, 2016
> Rail crossing plans disregard our local input (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Hospital hires a replacement for ousted No. 2 (BY MEG LAUGHLIN / MILTON R. BENJAMIN)
> Vero hopes to finally unload onetime golf course at Dodgertown (BY ALAN SNEL)
> School District plans to expand vocational classes (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Shores rezoning controversy has long history behind it (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Shores settles discrimination, harassment case (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 21 - Week of May 26, 2016
> Charter schools set to carry fight to a higher court (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Vero helps Florida Institute of Technology raise $123 million (BY ALAN SNEL)
> Change in focus: A reimagination of the Environmental Learning Center (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Motive in bizarre South Beach murder apparently not money (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 20 - Week of May 19, 2016
> School District putting schools, property in hock (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Neighbors of Shores A1A parcel want it turned into park (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> PSC sets hearing on Shores’ bid to escape grasp of Vero electric (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Orchid rejects plan for assisted living facility (BY LISA ZAHNER & STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> County to Miami-Dade: Keep your hands off our sand (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)

Edition 19 - Week of May 12, 2016
> Police account of chilling murder on South Beach (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Bridges could yet pose obstacle for high speed train (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> ‘Project manager’ in fraud case to be sentenced for unrelated grand theft (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Failed subdivision is an odd intruder on Pelican Island preserve (BY ALAN SNEL)
> Water hog: Okeechobee power plant to use 9M gallons daily (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> South Beach Property Owners group ends legal battles (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Groups organize to clean up litter on spoil islands (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 18 - Week of May 5, 2016
> Two oceanfront homes sell, one doesn’t, in luxury auctions (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Hospital looks to improvements at emergency room (BY TOM LLOYD)
> Back to the future for Piper: Refocus on trainers is paying off (BY ALAN SNEL)
> School Board goes to court in bid to block two charters (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Senior living facility in Orchid saddled with many caveats (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> State files formal felony charges against Ken Kennedy (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vero’s $22 million ‘price drop’ for Shores electric customers (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 17 - Week of April 28, 2016
> County gets few jobs for our economic development millions (STORY BY ALAN SNEL)
> Contractor arrested, accused of bilking remodeling clients (STORY BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Charter schools sue School District on divvying up funds (STORY BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> It’s that time of year, and several stores are closing on Ocean Drive (STORY BY ALAN SNEL)
> Shores to disguise cell tower as pine tree on Town Hall property (STORY BY LISA ZAHNER )
> Piper books $90 million in orders for new plane (STORY BY ALAN SNEL)
> Vero Wine and Film Festival signs Sundance winner (STORY BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> County hires consultant to design fix for eroded beaches (STORY BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)

Edition 16 - Week of April 21, 2016
> ‘Barcode lady’s house,’ 2 others to be sold at auctions (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Man goes out to make cell calls, then found dead (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Sea Oaks proudly unveils revamped beach clubhouse (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Some investors buying intoVero Arts Village dream (BY ALAN SNEL)
> Jones gets 5 years; brought back to Vero for murder trial (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Shores Council could choose cell tower site on Friday (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 15 - Week of April 14, 2016
> Judge lets Vero enforce ban on vacation rentals (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> School District playing hardball on Virtual School (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Bitter power struggle on South Beach may be coming to an end (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Sale of old diesel plant for brewery and restaurant approved (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> FPL, in reversal, will pay to train county’s emergency responders (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)

Edition 14 - Week of April 7, 2016
> Indian River Medical Center again reorganizing ER (BY ALAN SNEL)
> Elite Airways: Vero flights ‘here to stay’ (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> New questions raised about viability of INEOS biofuel (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Shores preparing to put prime property at the southern end of town up for sale (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> County worried about serving big power plant across Okeechobee line (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Historic Dodgertown poised to turn first profit in 2016 (BY ALAN SNEL)

Edition 13 - Week of March 31, 2016
> U.S. Supreme Court asked to rule on Stingray Point (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Time a concern in battle over Shores electric territory (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Accused killer Michael Jones may plan to testify in murder trial here (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Fellsmere Elementary: Big problems with new building (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)

Edition 12 - Week of March 24, 2016
> Vero Council warned not to bank on electric windfall (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> More complaints about mold at Fellsmere Elementary (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Puttick hopes Orchid will OK assisted living (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Luxury new home market is red hot (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)

Edition 11 - Week of March 17, 2016
> Judge backs Vero effort to regulate vacation rentals (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vero Marina falls into sad state of disrepair (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Shores hoping to install license plate cameras by May 1st (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Missing document thwarts bids to fund All Aboard Florida ‘quiet zones’ (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Executive Director of Vero Beach Museum of Art to retire (BY MICHELLE GENZ)

Edition 10 - Week of March 10, 2016
> Big Bucks Battle: Candidates vie for seat in Legislature (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Shores tries new approach to getting out from under Vero electric (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> School District makes it tough to check on mold problem in Fellsmere Elementary (BY KATHLEEN SLOAN)
> Grand Harbor once again on the move (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Shores to vote Tuesday on changing elections to fall (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Diesel plant deal almost killed at last minute (BY MICHELLE GENZ)

Edition 9 - Week of March 3, 2016
> Fish Foundation hoping tennis tourney will raise $50K (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Jason Brown: Vero boy set to take on county’s top job (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Metal shards, hidden again by the sand, remain hazard at Tracking Station beach (BY LISA ZAHNER / STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Tim Zorc has plan to clean up canal water (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> The fate of Vero electric issues now rests with courts (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 7 - Week of February 18, 2016
> Plea by charter schools for more funds nixed by Rendell (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Norris & Company sold to Berkshire Hathaway (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Moorings purchase of Hawk’s Nest looking like a huge success (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Ice Age archaeological excavation finally resumes at Vero Man site (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Vero police to provide alerts in event of utility problems (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Meeting of Vero and Shores legal teams is a bust (BY LISA ZAHNER | NEWS ANALYSIS)

Edition 6 - Week of February 11, 2016
> Major renovation of Beachland set to get underway next year (BY DEBBIE CARSON)
> Brown tide in the lagoon creeps toward Vero (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Woman indicted in hit-and-run death of Orchid resident (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> The ‘essence’ of Vero’s old diesel power plant (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Stormwater utility tax details being worked out by Vero (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Indian River Shores back to square one on cell tower (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Woman who claimed assault by police officer weighs appeal (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Construction set to start at the Surf Club (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)

Edition 5 - Week of February 4, 2016
> Power, water failures leave the island dark and dry (BYAUTHOR)
> Scully-Welsh director focused on ‘building top quality teams’ (BYAUTHOR)
> High bidder on diesel plant has detailed plan for a craft distillery (BYAUTHOR)

Edition 4 - Week of January 28, 2016
> Vero intrigued by possibility of annexing South Beach (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Charter schools demand remedy for unequal funding (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Detectives still probing death of school assistant principal (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Vero airport among the many seeking to cut their Vero electric bill (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Surprise! Only three contenders bid for the old diesel power plant (BY MICHELLE GENZ)

Edition 3 - Week of January 21, 2016
> Vero tells court it cannot dictate low electric rates (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Shores wants PSC answer on electric controversy (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Plea deal now seen possible in bike fatality (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> New culverts link Bee Gum Point wetlands to lagoon (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> County to Miami: ‘Leave our sand alone. Get yours from Bahamas’ (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Ocean views big draw for prospective buyers of $3 million condos (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)

Edition 2 - Week of January 14, 2016
> IRNA urging county to act on septic systems (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> More hurdles for Shores’ cell phone tower (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Reward money still unclaimed in hit-and-run (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Mayfield bid to rein in FMPA narrowly survives first hearing (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Sebastian hospital seeking to undertake major expansion (BY TOM LLOYD)

Edition 1 - Week of January 7, 2016
> Vero Council asked to revisit 2 controversies (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> TSA scanners in full use at Vero Airport (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> County actions to clean up lagoon sparse, ineffective (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)


2015 ARCHIVE

Edition 53 - Week of December 31, 2015
> County lags in dealing with septic problem (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Will New Year’s bring an end to our endless summer? (PIETER VANBENNEKOM, SAMANTHA BAITA AND RAY MCNULTY )
> Vero electric customers get tiny $2.50 rate cut; nothing more until mid-2016 (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> South Beach murder suspect faces death penalty (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 52 - Week of December 24, 2015
> Will better cell service be a late holiday gift for Shores? (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Our miracle baby: Kaiden Bracken’s second Christmas (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Hospital exec’s ouster remains a Vero mystery (BY MEG LAUGHLIN | NEWS ANALYSIS)
> 2016 may offer hope on Vero electric front (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 51 - Week of December 17, 2015
> Hospital COO is surprised to hear of ‘resignation’ (BYAUTHOR)
> High court weighs county case against Vero electric (BYAUTHOR)
> Will Elite fly more Northerners to Vero? (BYAUTHOR)
> Quail project sparks development on Royal Palm Pointe (BYAUTHOR)

Edition 50 - Week of December 10, 2015
> Story changes after hospital suit is settled (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> Vero’s innovative sewer system will help lagoon (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Views diverge on future development of Vero’s riverfront (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Shores moves ahead with electric lawsuit against Vero (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 49 - Week of December 3, 2015
> Nor’easters hit beaches harder than Vero has seen for years (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Creeping vine from Japan threatens to take over beaches (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Hundreds attend mass for ‘Joey,’ the face of Bobby’s (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Will new Mayor Kramer steer Vero Council back to the right? (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 47 - Week of November 19, 2015
> Sheriff’s Office opens probe into Polish Club coup (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Vero Man dig moving ahead after jolt of Mercyhurst’s withdrawal (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Cost of clearing the land on the river side of Big Blue estimated at $5 to $10 million (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Rowing Club set to build dream boathouse at the island end of Merrill Barber Bridge ( BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Hospital District dismayed at news of lawsuit (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)

Edition 46 - Week of November 12, 2015
> The Estefan musical ‘On Your Feet!’ debuts on Broadway (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Mayfield makes one final attempt to rein in FMPA (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Charles Sullivan’s accuser files a civil lawsuit (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 45 - Week of November 5, 2015
> Vero voters send a message: Howle in, Graves out (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Melanoma expert picked to lead Cancer Center (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> How Zudans was chosen for Hospital District seat (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> American Icon Brewery a top candidate for the old Diesel power plant (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Natural gas coming soon to downtown Vero and the island (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 44 - Week of October 29, 2015
> Hospital wars: A top exec moves ‘down the road’ (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> Accused slayer of Diana Duve fears dying in prison (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Polish Americans fight dissolution of their social club (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Shores edging toward decision on cell tower (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Governor makes a surprise pick for Hospital District trustee (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)

Edition 43 - Week of October 22, 2015
> Electric deal approved by Vero Council (BY LISA ZAHNER | NEWS ANALYSIS)
> Two incumbents seek re-election in Vero Council race (BY LISA ZAHNER | NEWS ANALYSIS)
> Oceanfront home sets year’s high, selling for $17 million (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Island rentals for coming season are moving fast (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Air conditioning break cost hospital over $1 million (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> New Citrus Bowl seating may be ready for graduation (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 42 - Week of October 15, 2015
> Many questions, few answers on Vero power deal (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> The Moorings moving quickly to absorb Hawk’s Nest (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Shores looks at three sites for cell tower (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Old ambulances on the island break down in ‘perfect storm’ (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vero Beach philanthropist Richard Stark dies at 94 (BY MARY SCHENKEL)

Edition 41 - Week of October 9, 2015
> Power deal gets scrutiny, leading to further delay (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Mid-Am tourney a boost for shops, hotels, eateries (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Four Ocean Park condos to be sold at auction (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Case of missing Vero Beach woman, last seen on island, puzzles police (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> December launch likely for flights from Vero Beach Airport to Newark (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> FMPA leader finally appears before Tallahassee lawmakers (BY LISA ZAHNER (NEWS ANALYSIS))
> Hospital District trustees seek probe of 2013 executive pay (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)

Edition 40 - Week of October 1, 2015
> Quail Valley sparking Royal Palm Pointe renaissance (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Four golf courses prepare to reopen after big upgrades (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> As the Melody fades, French bistro to open (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> New playground huge upgrade at Humiston Park (BY MARY SCHENKEL)

Edition 39 - Week of September 24, 2015
> A very hot time at the Indian River Medical Center (BYAUTHOR)
> Hospital story of exec’s departure called in question (BYAUTHOR)
> Police brutality suit by Sea Oaks woman set for November trial (BYAUTHOR)
> Vero electric study: ‘To save, trim trees’ (BYAUTHOR)
> Boat sales are booming, and Vero Marine adds a new line (BYAUTHOR)
> New recycling program to be rolled out next week (BYAUTHOR)
> 3 seek spot on Hospital District Board (BYAUTHOR)

Edition 38 - Week of September 17, 2015
> Scully-Welsh Cancer Center nears completion (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> Vero seeks $66 million to transfer Shores customers to FPL (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Sullivan case seems headed to civil court (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> It’s a seller’s market for island homes (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Caregiver in George May’s death stunned by sentence (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> Shores Council picks firm to plan new cell tower (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 37 - Week of September 10, 2015
> Sullivan case ends after discovery of calls from accuser to Vero cop (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> The tawdry tale told on the Sullivan tapes: ‘Men do these things’ (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vero puts a new poison pill in latest OUC deal (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> DR Horton brings life to Antilles (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Daughter: George May robbed of his own grave (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> 14th Ave Steakhouse closing; Avanzare moving in (BY MICHELLE GENZ)

Edition 36 - Week of September 3, 2015
> Big thunderstorms spawned by Erika set home ablaze (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> First version of OUC electric deal getting scrutiny (BY LISA ZAHNER | NEWS ANALYSIS)
> Shores suit against Vero seen headed for Supreme Court (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Gourmet pizza place to debut in January in the Village Shops (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Languishing stretch of U.S. 1 poised for comeback (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)

Edition 35 - Week of August 27, 2015
> Vero’s latest deal: As always, it’s what’s in fine print (BY LISA ZAHNER | NEWS ANALYSIS )
> Editorial: City Council never seems to learn from mistakes of predecessors
> IRNA leader scripts Mayor’s remarks (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Van Valen named head of Riverside Children’s Theatre (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Motorists, bikers share Wabasso bridge – uneasily (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 34 - Week of August 20, 2015
> Vero should find much to like in latest FPL offer (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Realtors take mixed view of Vero property tax hike (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Warning: Police say phone scams abound (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Marine Bank keeps doing better and better (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 33 - Week of August 13, 2015
> Non-stop jet service to NYC area may soon start from Vero airport (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Moorings set to complete purchase of Hawk’s Nest (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Winger, Graves face challenge in Vero Council race (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Deal for purchase of old Press Journal building collapses (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Shores’ tiny police force comes up big in Albrecht case (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 32 - Week of August 6, 2015
> Albrecht trial: How the jurors reached verdict (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> Long ordeal finally over for prosecutors, victim’s daughter (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vero abandons bid to cut electric rates by playing the wholesale power market (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Piper layoffs completed: Total of 78 people let go (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Dustinn Keeling pleads ‘not guilty’ to DUI charge (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> Waldo’s, Driftwood trying to help solve parking problem (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 31 - Week of July 30, 2015
> Dustinn Keeling jailed, but gets one last break from court (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> Updated: Abrecht convicted in death of Shores patient (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> Oak Harbor looking to mount comeback (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Vero electric customers prepare to jump ship (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Mental Health Court honors its first successful ‘graduate’ (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)

Edition 30 - Week of July 23, 2015
> Alleged victim in Sullivan sex case wore a wire (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> INEOS may bring UK waste to Vero (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> New street of luxury homes set for South Beach (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Trial of home nursing aide Albrecht in death of elderly patient underway (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> Vero Beach sets stage for near-40 percent tax hike (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 29 - Week of July 16, 2015
> Home nursing aide going on trial in death of Shores patient (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Contractor holds employee captive in Marbrisa home (BY LISA BARRY)
> McCulloch resumes research on dolphins in lagoon (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Beachside doctor saves child’s life on Guam (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Vero’s Grady Bunch having a great time on trip to Bahamas (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Vero’s risky policies bolster Shores electric lawsuit (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 28 - Week of July 9, 2015
> Mini-sub hunts for what’s left of coral reef (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Dustinn Keeling arrested, this time for driving drunk (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Art Club, Museum are feuding – again (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Hospital District trustee resigns over terms of agreement (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)

Edition 27 - Week of July 2, 2015
> Million dollar home sales set record pace (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Sexual battery case pits legal legends versus Vero Beach Police (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> No joke: Polish American Social Club torn by bitter feud (BY MICHELLE GENZ)

Edition 26 - Week of June 25, 2015
> Vero now wants to trade in bulk power market (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Central Beach hit by a rash of auto burglaries (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Blame turtles for seaweed on beach (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Indian River’s Mental Health Court gets glowing reviews (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)

Edition 25 - Week of June 18, 2015
> Simpson family touched by youth’s plea for forgiveness (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> Less than one third of ‘bed tax’ goes for outreach to tourists (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Island surgeon gets rare honor from Swimming Hall of Fame (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Some owners agree to stop renting homes for less than 30 days (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> Parents and kids plea for fixes at Beachland (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 24 - Week of June 11, 2015
> Health issues at aging Beachland concern parents (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Supreme Court help sought on electric (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Landlord asks court to block $500 fines on vacation rentals (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> Soaring flood insurance rates hit snowbirds hard (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)

Edition 23 - Week of June 4, 2015
> Shuttle for workers hopefully will end Ocean Drive parking problems (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> Emergency Room reports treatment times better; more upgrades on way (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> Shores residents may finally get better cell service (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Hawk’s Nest sale to Moorings advances (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 22 - Week of May 28, 2015
> Sale of iconic Ocean Drive restaurant seems near (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Auto museum latest idea for old diesel plant (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Many homeowners pay too much for flood insurance (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> Is FMPA facing class action suit? (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 21 - Week of May 21, 2015
> Shores pressing ahead with suit against Vero over electric (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Clouds of dust temporarily halt Surf Club demolition (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)

Edition 20 - Week of May 14, 2015
> Mayor opposed to partial sale of electric customers (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vet trying to get pet from Humane Society jailed (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> Will limiting cars curb weekend event rentals? (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> New Hampton Inn off to strong start onVero’s Miracle Mile (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> President of firefighters union relieved of duty (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Moorings members back purchase of Hawk’s Nest (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 19 - Week of May 7, 2015
> Mediation fails; litigation’s next for Shores, Vero (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Beachside retailers press city over parking spaces (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> 2 a.m. closing for Vero bars will be made permanent (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 18 - Week of April 30, 2015
> Friday’s electric showdown seen a waste of time (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vero lifeguards seek greater police presence on beaches (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Moorings presses Hawk’s Nest bid (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> FMPA brass scolded by members for meeting no-show (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 17 - Week of April 23, 2015
> Tulsa deputy who shot man dreams of returning to Vero (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> Will police visits, bigger fines curb short-term rentals? (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> Vero could face power crisis in 2020 (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Riomar golf course getting biggest makeover since 1963 (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 16 - Week of April 16, 2015
> Robertson ends 11 years with Atlantic Classical Orchestra (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Moorings seeking to acquire Hawk’s Nest Golf Club (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Mental Health Court off to promising start (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> Vero electric boss Tom Richards gives up, going back to retirement (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 15 - Week of April 9, 2015
> FMPA hedging produces losses of $136 million (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> New debtors’ prisons: High court fees tough on poor (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> Shores again ponders fire engine staffing (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Sebastian River Medical Center: Vero’s other Emergency Room (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> 2 elderly pedestrians hit by car in condo parking lot (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 14 - Week of April 2, 2015
> Angry lawmakers rap power agency on audit findings (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> $10.2 million home sale record for local auction (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Largest Central Beach home goes on market (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Luxury modernist condos to be built in Shores (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Derelict sailboat finally being moved from beach (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 13 - Week of March 26, 2015
> A. James ‘Jim’ Clark, builder of modern Washington, dies at 87 (BY ADAM BERNSTEIN)
> Mark Rendell: Taking schools ‘to the next level’ (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> 65-gallon recycling cart is in your future (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Three county fire stations to finally be tested for toxic mold (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Uphill battle for county on Oslo Road Boat Ramp (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Hospital backs out of stopgap funding deal with district (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)

Edition 12 - Week of March 19, 2015
> Hospital balks at deal it agreed to on indigent care (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> End of era: Luxury townhomes to replace old motel (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Sea Oaks expanding its Beach Club (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Brief lull in the action on the Vero electric front (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 11 - Week of March 12, 2015
> Ambulances turned away by hospital (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> County weighs extending trash pickup at curb (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Shores has new ‘Plan B’ for lowering electric rates (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Four candidates left for school superintendent (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> Firefighters gear up for county impasse hearing (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 10 - Week of March 5, 2015
> New twists as Shores battles for lower electric rates (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Shores gets new storm-tested public safety chief (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Reimbursement formula found for indigent care (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> Reward upped in hit-and-run death of Orchid Island man (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 9 - Week of February 26, 2015
> Power agency to spend $100,000 spinning audit (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> John-Edward Kelly: Acclaimed Vero musician dead at 56 (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Real estate auction may set record (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Interim hospital reimbursement pact seen near (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> Three vie for seats on Indian River Shores Town Council (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Orchid Island Club lands another major golf event (BY RAY MCNULTY)

Edition 8 - Week of February 19, 2015
> New attempts to start up INEOS biofuel plant fail (BYSAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> County has until mid-March to appeal PSC ruling (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> County now looking at vacation rental issues on the island (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> 2014 Piper job numbers remain high (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Wesley Davis to run for county property appraiser (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 7 - Week of February 12, 2015
> Central Beach homeowners urge stiff fines for short-term rentals (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> Vero not in strong position to complain about FMPA (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Oculina’s plan to build on lagoon is back from the dead (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Old Oaks Lane project coming to life (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Spoonbill Marsh project provides net benefit to lagoon (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Hit-and-run victim’s widow not returning this winter (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Lead detective in Duve case honored as victims’ advocate (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Biofuel plant passes one inspection. More to come (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)

Edition 6 - Week of February 5, 2015
> South Beach electric customers lose bid to be freed from Vero (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Mental Health Court opens in Vero (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> Scully-Welsh Cancer Center moves forward (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> Stewart Robertson to retire from Atlantic Classical Orchestra (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Hospital board urged to become more critical (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)

Edition 5 - Week of January 29, 2015
> INEOS owner threatens to fire managers if problems persist (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> State audit: FMPA staff extremely well paid (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Tests show nitrogen is poisoning lagoon south of 17th Street (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Weekend renters bring crime spree to Central Beach (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> District negotiations with hospital turn hopeful (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> All eyes in electric dispute on Public Service Commission (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 4 - Week of January 22, 2015
> Vero investing $1.5 million to expand sewer plant on lagoon (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> No good news for Vero in Shores’ PSC filing on electric territories (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Hospital team a ‘no show’ for talks with the District (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> Major upgrade set for Humiston Park (BY MARY SCHENKEL)
> $100,000 reward for info on Orchid man killed in hit-and-run (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Donation protects land near lagoon from development (BYSTEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Vero moving steadily toward imposing a stormwater tax (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Shores Town Council race could be one to watch (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 3 - Week of January 15, 2015
> 2014 banner year for million-dollar-plus home sales (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> INEOS Bio plant shut; produced excess deadly gas (BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA)
> Hit-and-run death remains unsolved (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Shores, county have window to explore new power options (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Patient wait times at Emergency Room improve, but still well above average
(BY MEG LAUGHLIN)

Edition 2 - Week of January 8, 2015
> Busy holidays about to be followed by busier season (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> Sick stations? Two firefighters test positive for 'toxic mold' (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Central Beach gets new townhomes (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Brothers Bar & Grill will take place of Brewgrrs (BY MICHELLE GENZ)

Edition 1 - Week of January 1, 2015
> Michael Ochsner returns to Shores Town Council (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Problems mount for nurse charged with manslaughter (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> Davis, Kramer seen vying for House seat (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> New kill wipes out hundreds of snook in The Shores lakes (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Shores hit with a federal lawsuit for sexual harassment (BY LISA ZAHNER)


2014 ARCHIVE

Edition 52 - Week of December 25, 2014
> Christmas miracle for Vero infant (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Hospital District paying for more than indigent care (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> Pace of developments quickens in Vero electric saga (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Dune repairs cut into holiday fun in the sun (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)

Edition 51 - Week of December 18, 2014
> Carolina firm picked to help Vero with electric rates (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Crisis situations don't always produce headlines (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 50 - Week of December 11, 2014
> Hospital moves into black with larger surplus than projected (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> Land Trust saves important close-in wilderness area (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Top surgeon Ramdev defends actions, but libel suit proceeds (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> Negron seen leading in race for Senate President (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vero moving ahead on electric rate study (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 49 - Week of December 4, 2014
> Orlando proposals for new pact worse than current electric deal (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vero hires a big-time attorney to plan vote on Utility Authority (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Jones held woman hostage in apartment where Duve later killed (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Bill Brown plans to turn old Patio into seafood tavern (BY MICHELLE GENZ)


Edition 48 - Week of November 27, 2014
> Mental Health Court set to begin work here in January (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> More from bizarre past of accused killer Jones (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Tom Cadden: Long-time leader steps down from Shores Council (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Ochsner applies to fill Cadden's seat (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 47 - Week of November 20, 2014
> Riverside Theatre moves to new level with original works (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Island woman sues Vero Beach over battery by police officer (BY RAY MCNULTY)
> Former football star the pick to mediate Vero electric lawsuit (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Police trace Jones' drive to Melbourne with nurse's body (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 46 - Week of November 13, 2014
> County seems ready to fund a new mental health court (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> Quail Valley club paid $3.5 million for Royal Palm site (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Simpson's family speaks of loss at killer's sentencing (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> Jones at class for batterers before murder (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Shores' position on electric not same as county's (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 45 - Week of November 6, 2014
> Voters send mixed message in Vero Council election (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Marybeth Cunningham wins election to serve as Hospital District trustee
(BY MEG LAUGHLIN)

> Local hospitals get good marks on stemming infections (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> 70 percent of island beaches critically eroded (BY LISA ZAHNER)


Edition 44 - Week of October 30, 2014
> Vero and Shores headed next for mediation over electricity (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Indian River Medican Center top rated for lowering patient readmissions
(BY MEG LAUGHLIN)

> PNC in litigation over fees for wealthy clients (BY PIETER VANBENNEKOM)
> 12A Buoy explores opening in historic Patio (BY MICHELLE GENZ)

Edition 43 - Week of October 23, 2014
> Proposal for electric price fix would deepen Vero entanglement (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Hospital feud with District spins over into election (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> Mulligans wins a round in beachside parking wars (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 42 - Week of October 16, 2014
> Price of Vero beachfront property up over 20 percent this year (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Jason Nunemaker: The man with a plan for Fellsmere (BY RAY McNULTY)
> Shores panel OKs A1A office building (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> Vero City Council election: A battle for third? (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 41 - Week of October 9, 2014
> Kristen Simpson's journey: The pivot from grief to hope (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> Jurors say killer's iPhone sealed guilty verdict (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> Warren Anderson, 93, dies here in obscurity (BY MICHELLE GENZ)

Edition 40 - Week of October 2, 2014
> Kristen Simpson strong, confident at murder trial (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> Vero can't halt Central Beach vacation rentals (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Doctor vs doctor: Gillis sues Ramdev for defamation (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> Island attorney disbarred over trust account (BY RAY McNULTY)


Edition 39 - Week of September 26, 2014
> Brian Simpson murder trial gets underway (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> New details from 'mother figure' of accused killer (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Hospital seeks to grab District's reserves (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> All Aboard Florida dreams of 10,000 passengers per day (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Not much expected from Friday electric talks (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 38 - Week of September 18, 2014
> Accused slayer Jones wowed his PNC bosses (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Lengthy labor dispute weighs on firefighter morale (BY RAY McNULTY)
> Ralph Sexton:Vero loses a gentle giant (BY MARY SCHENKEL)
> Shores electric lawsuit: About home rule – or money? (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 37 - Week of September 11, 2014
> Trial set for duo accused of killing Brian Simpson (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> County's largest mixed-use project ever killed by funder (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> New details on bizarre behavior of accused murderer Jones (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Hospital says tax forms it filed showing bonuses to top executives were in error
(BY MEG LAUGHLIN)

Edition 36 - Week of September 4, 2014
> Hospital sees a profit - if District comes through (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> New light shed on accused murderer's background (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Land Trust preserves more land along lagoon (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)


Edition 35 - Week of August 28, 2014
> Michael Jones previously accused of strangling another girlfriend (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Shores: 'Grave concern' electric rates will get worse (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Summer island power outages blamed on trees (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> One more try to resolve hospital, district dispute (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)

Edition 34 - Week of August 21, 2014
> Grand jury to hear details of brutal slaying (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Vero's real artists are latest target of scam artists (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> St. Paul's seeks help from new neighbors (BY RAY McNULTY)
> Arts supporter Alice Beckwith dies at 83: 'A magical woman with a magical smile'
(BY MICHELLE GENZ)

> Island's McCulloch appears in 'Dolphin Tale 2' (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)

Edition 33 - Week of August 14, 2014
> A farewell to off-season: The island's busiest summer ever (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Parking: The big oceanside problem (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> Hospital, District escalate dispute (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)

Edition 32 - Week of August 7, 2014
> Scripps says it is getting rid of Press Journal (BY MILTON R. BENJAMIN)
> Lagoon seagrass and fishing making a comeback? (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Burglars get cash, jewelry in Sunday afternoon break-in (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Michael Jones pleads ‘not guilty’ in Duve murder (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> County to vote on joining Shores electric lawsuit (BY LISA ZAHNER)


Edition 31 - Week of July 31, 2014
> Jim O'Connor's effort to manage life in 'paradise' (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> County's request for funds for Oslo boat ramp denied (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Shores cell tower woes not yet over (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Kerry Bartlett moving on from Community Foundation (BY MARY SCHENKEL)

Edition 30 - Week of July 24, 2014
> Vero oceanfront boom spills over the county line (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Clock ticking in Shores suit over Vero electric rates (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Theatre, Art Museum get boost from state (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Hotels, restaurants get permission to serve alcohol on Vero's beaches
(BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 29 - Week of July 17, 2014
> Luxury restaurant set for site of old P.V. Martin's (BY STEVEN M. THOMAS)
> Shores police play key role in solving laser burglaries (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> Cultural Council may join Art Club in new downtown art center (BY MICHELLE GENZ)
> Indigent care talks headed for arbitration (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> Vero hoping to move sewer plant by 2021 (BY LISA ZAHNER)
> Ocean Drive, Beachland Boulevard to be repaved (BY LISA ZAHNER)

Edition 28 - Week of July 10, 2014
> Indian River Hospital decides to scale back Wellness Center (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> State investigators probe complaints by hospital patients (BY MEG LAUGHLIN)
> Pet owners bewar