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Council, residents weigh in on public comment issue

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, August 15, 2014 12:00 am

Brigantine Brigantine  BRIGANTINE - An amended resolution dealing with how City Council interacts with the public during meetings, proposed by Councilman Rick DeLucry and passed on Aug. 6, has quickly become the city’s current lightning rod for heated opinions.

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Elks' Bayfest 2014 just one week away

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Written by Brian Husta Thursday, August 14, 2014 07:00 pm

BRIGANTINE - The end of summer blues may be kicking in as August is almost through, with beautiful beach days already dwindling and school right around the corner, but luckily the end of August also brings the highly awaited annual Bayfest.

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City meets with 9 potential candidates to lease The Links

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Written by Michael Feely Thursday, August 14, 2014 04:00 pm

Matthew Galvin, city consultant from Morningstar Golf and Hospitality, presents the particulars of the city’s RFP Aug. 20 to possible candidates for leasing The Links golf course. Matthew Galvin, city consultant from Morningstar Golf and Hospitality, presents the particulars of the city’s RFP Aug. 20 to possible candidates for leasing The Links golf course. BRIGANTINE - The city held a mandatory pre-bid conference with nine possible candidates Wednesday morning, Aug. 20 at The Links clubhouse at the Brigantine Beach Golf Course.

The municipal course, originally purchased by the city in 2002, suffered a significant loss in revenue in 2013, mostly based on the impact of Superstorm Sandy. This contributed to a tax increase for local property owners.

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Residents voted in Democrats for a reason

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Written by Jack Heil Thursday, August 14, 2014 03:00 pm

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To the editor:

A recent ad by the Brigantine Republican Club (which can be viewed on their Facebook page) had a picture of three monkeys. There are a lot of people in Brigantine that have minds of their own. They know who has caused all the problems here in Brigantine over the past 24 years that Phil Guenther has been mayor.

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Tyranny isn’t what complainers think it is

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Written by Conrad Weiler Thursday, August 14, 2014 02:00 pm

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To the editor:

Last Wednesday’s council meeting featured much complaining about tyranny, loss of representative government, and freedom of speech because of rules adopted by Council to try to make meetings shorter and more orderly.

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Get your Green on for Market’s last weekend

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Written by Sara Earle Thursday, August 14, 2014 09:00 am

Farmers Market Farmers Market

Everyone is invited to the final week of the 2014 Farmers Market Summer Season and the largest Get Green Celebration Brigantine has ever seen this Saturday in Haneman Park and 15th Street and Revere Boulevard.

There will be fun for the whole family with face painting, balloon animals, green crafts and performers and lots of free gifts and prizes.

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It's Happening in Brigantine – Events beginning Aug. 16

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Written by Rebekah Zumwalt Thursday, August 14, 2014 12:00 am

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BCBP hosts Memorial Swim

A daylong series of swim competitions begins at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19 with the Children’s Pool Swim at the Brigantine Aquatic Center. Registration is 10:15-10:50 a.m. at the center. There will be a 25-yard swim for ages 6 and under, 50-yard swim for ages 7-8, and 100-yard swim for ages 9-10. The Kids Quarter Mile Bay Swim will begin at 5:45 p.m. at the Brigantine Yacht Club, with registration 5:15-5:35 p.m. for age groups 9 and under and 10-14. The 61st annual Jim King and Rodger Lucey 1-Mile Swim will be held 6:30 p.m. beginning at the Brigantine Yacht Club and ending at the city dock. Participants must be full-time or summer residents of Brigantine, a city employee, former Brigantine lifeguard, or a member of the Brigantine Aquatic Center. Trophies will be awarded to the top three male and top three female swimmers in eight age categories plus the overall top three finishers (male/female) in the mile swim. Registration is free; pick up an application at BCBP Headquarters, the city dock, City Hall lobby, Community Center, library or Aquatic Center. Call 609-266-2471, or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Free eye exams

The Brigantine Lions Club and Brigantine Beach Clean Communities are sponsoring the eye mobile 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Brigantine Farmers Market. Dr. Emerson Tracy will be offering free exams.

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Coast Guard helicopter rescues two jet skiers behind Brigantine

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Monday, August 11, 2014 09:53 am

Coast Guard photo / A helicopter like this one from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City in Egg Harbor Township was used to rescue two standed jet-skiers Sunday in the back bay behind Brigantine. Coast Guard photo / A helicopter like this one from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City in Egg Harbor Township was used to rescue two standed jet-skiers Sunday in the back bay behind Brigantine. The Coast Guard rescued two jet skiers Sunday, Aug. 10 who became stranded near Brigantine.

Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City in Egg Harbor Township received a report at 1:30 p.m. of two women who became stranded after running their jet ski into shallow water marshlands north of Sand Thorofare, about 1 mile west of Brigantine.

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Milnes, Burton are artists of the month

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Written by Nancy Barbin Monday, August 11, 2014 09:00 am

What do teachers do when they retire? Many go on to become students again, but this time to recreate themselves in fields they could not spare time for when they were working to educate children. Such is the case of the two women who are sharing their artwork this month.

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Brigantine Elks – New Exalted Ruler needed

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Written by George Glomb Sunday, August 10, 2014 12:00 pm

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Not much to report this week while we slowly drift through the summer doldrums and the Lodge girds itself for Bayfest 2014.  The only thing of import is that at this Tuesday's meeting, Aug. 12, we will be holding nominations to fill the vacant office of Exalted Ruler.

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