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Past articles by Laurence:

Identical twins: One was vaccinated for COVID, the other wasn't; how'd they fare? Opinion

COVID vaccine lesson? Identical twins Billy and Bobby Ford of Vero Beach took different tacks on getting inoculated. The result might be instructive. → Read More

St. Lucie County doctor sounds health care alarm in 11 p.m. text about 'COVID-21'

Dr. Moti Ramgopal reached out after a 15-hour day treating COVID-19 patients in St. Lucie County: Stress on the health care system is unprecedented. → Read More

'Retired' county attorney on NBC Sports golf crew keeps busy, moved by Olympics

Alan Polackwich was attorney for Indian River County and its hospital district as part of a 33-year career in Florida. Now he's an active 'retiree.' → Read More

COVID surge: What if we had just listened to local doctors Pierone, Ramgopal?

Treasure Coast infectious disease experts Gerald Pierone and Moti Ramgopal had right idea, but Centers for Disease Control jumped the gun on mask use. → Read More

Is WQCS purchase of Treasure Coast's two Black stations in region's best interest? Opinion

Indian River State College submitted to the Federal Communications Commission a $950,000 contract to buy WJFP in Fort Pierce and WJCB-FM in Clewiston. → Read More

He cared: Saver, icon of Indian River County health care, volunteerism, leaves huge legacy

At Florida State University College of Medicine, Primary Care of the Treasure Coast, We Care or elsewhere, Dr. Dennis Saver was compassionate leader. → Read More

Bonuses? Sebastian should use American Rescue Plan funds to make lasting impact

More than $3.3 million in American Rescue Plan funds could make a generational impact in Sebastian. City Council plans a workshop to review ideas. → Read More

No Van Gogh, but proceed with tank parade, drive-in concert at Vero's Big Blue

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center among acts organizers want projected onto wall of Vero Beach power plant after driving past illuminated tanks. → Read More

Got a mask, vaccine? We'd all like COVID gone; but it's still getting folks ill

Orange County's health leader warns continued spread among folks without vaccines could cause COVID mutations that threaten vaccinated residents. → Read More

25 years later: They carried the torch; thousands lined U.S. 1 on Treasure Coast

It was a hot July day when far fewer people lived on the Treasure Coast. But it is a day Olympic torchbearers and folks watching will never forget. → Read More

Collapse of Surfside condo towers might eventually impact you more than you think

“You hate to spend other people’s money to maintain the facilities, but you have to,” said Karl Zimmermann, a former condo association president. → Read More

Advocates push to narrow State Road 60 through Vero Beach; council to meet again

Some members of the Vero Beach City Council remain open to idea of narrowing Twin Pairs, while all want to see traffic slowed on State Road 60 downtown. → Read More

Remember World War I fallen; hero survivor behind Vero Beach veterans sanctuary

Seven Indian River County men died in service of the U.S. military during World War I. A hero-survivor, Alex MacWilliam, ensured they were remembered. → Read More

COVID victim's mom's lawyer on Lawnwood: 'They are trying to kill the patient'

Lawnwood Regional Medical Center asked a judge to end life-prolonging measures and send nurse Genea Bristol to hospice over her mother’s objections → Read More

Don't want to lose about half of State Road 60 through downtown Vero? Speak out

Proponents of narrowing the Twin Pairs have made various claims the past 30 years, but none hold water. Beware of railroading through lane reductions. → Read More

Want officials held accountable? Treasure Coast United Way panels provide model

Frank Brogan, Erin Grall come to mind as columnist Laurence Reisman finishes community-impact committee service for United Way of Indian River County. → Read More

Coontie, atala hairstreak in focus as Youth Guidance kids learn outdoors at ELC

While retiree played with horny toads, he helps teach youngsters benefits of Florida fauna connection between coontie plant and atala hairstreak. → Read More

COVID experts: Good news locally, but Florida remains hot spot; India troubling

At least two Treasure Coast research facilities working on COVID treatments: Camostat pills, inhaled interferon, monoclonal cocktails. → Read More

A government pickle: Clubs want our land, but lack of planning poses challenge

Should Vero Beach, Indian River County allocate public land to squeaky wheels, or assess community needs and devise comprehensive recreation plan? → Read More

Hot debate: Minimum wage or customer convenience bigger factor in self-checkout?

Whether you like to scan your own groceries or meet the cashier, everyone has an opinion on why one alternative or the other is better? But just wait. → Read More