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Downtown Vero gets its first new office building in a decade

The first new Class-A office building in Downtown Vero Beach in more than a decade is going up on 20

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Vero researcher involved in COVID-19 drug trials

The news last week that the FDA had given emergency use authorization for a COVID-19 treatment drew

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Senior organization launches a searchable website to link older residents with services

The seniors of Indian River County, along with their family members and caregivers, have a new resou

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Brackett lauded as ‘excellent choice’ as Vero Beach mayor

It was no shock when the Vero Beach City Council elected Robbie Brackett mayor Monday to lead meetin

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Incoming School Board members support mandatory mask rules

Incoming School Board members Brian Barefoot and Peggy Jones said they support mandatory facemask ru

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Grand Harbor members reach tentative deal to take over club from developer

Grand Harbor members could acquire full control of the club’s facilities and operations by Dec. 1

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FIT researchers apparently do not plan to proceed with Bethel Creek flushing study

Florida Institute of Technology researchers apparently do not plan to proceed with a Phase 2 study o

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COVID-19 increase among long-term care residents – but not staff – baffles experts

A recent uptick in coronavirus cases among residents – but not staff – in Florida long-term care

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2 more students at St. Edward’s School have tested positive for COVID-19

Two students tested positive for COVID-19 at St. Edward’s School during the week of Nov. 1 through

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As families ponder how to safely celebrate Thanksgiving and get back to something resembling a “normal” life, the number of new COVID-19 cases reported here this week crept closer to the level experienced during the July peak. In the seven days leading up to Monday press time, 332 Indian River County residents were infected with the virus, according to state reports. The daily average of 47 cases was closing in on the peak July average of 55 new daily cases. Thirty-three of those testing positive in the past week were island residents. That makes 54 island residents diagnosed with COVID-19 thus far in November – a 30 percent increase over the total for the first eight months of the pandemic. Two people have been reported dead of COVID-19 complications so far this month, and 38 people have been admitted to the hospital with the virus. As of Monday evening, 14 people were hospitalized, and 50 percent of the county’s 28 staffed intensive care beds were available. Nursing homes and large events are no longer the source of major outbreaks inflating case numbers here, but long-term care facilities still have isolated cases in residents and staff. The guidance being pushed out now by public health officials is that the virus is mostly spreading at smaller social gatherings with friends and family, and in situations where people let their guard down and are in close contact – such as kids’ sleepovers or carpooling to after-school sports. 

As families ponder how to safely celebrate Thanksgiving and get back to something resembling a “no

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Many barrier island septic systems found to be leaking waste into the groundwater

As 500 barrier island homeowners rush to comply with a City of Vero Beach code requirement to have t

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Troubling surge occurring here in COVID-19 cases

The highest number of new daily COVID-19 cases since the summer surge was reported this past Sunday