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Sports Scrapbook: Locals dominate in high school sports

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Written by Don Marrandino Thursday, May 15, 2014 12:00 pm

 Absegami High School beat Southern Regional 11-2 in their May 8 game, sparked by Braves shortstop Buck Amend, who collected three hits and drove in two runs. Amend hopes to continue his baseball career at La Salle University in the fall. Absegami High School beat Southern Regional 11-2 in their May 8 game, sparked by Braves shortstop Buck Amend, who collected three hits and drove in two runs. Amend hopes to continue his baseball career at La Salle University in the fall.  Atlantic High’s Jake McClaskey played a key role in three Atlantic High baseball games this past week. In game one, McClaskey pitched the Vikings (6-13) to a 5-3 win over favored Hammonton (9-5). He then went two for three in Atlantic High’s 4-2 loss to Mainland and doubled in the Vikings’ 11-1 loss to Vineland.

Maddie Taggart pitched Atlantic High to a 6-2 softball upset over St. Joe of Hammonton and a 10-1 victory over Mainland. Cassidy Shea doubled for the Lady Vikings.

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Garden Club News – Prepare now for craft show

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Written by Phyllis Glomb Thursday, May 15, 2014 11:43 am

 Submitted by Linda Mantello / Visitors and residents entering Brigantine are greeted by this beautiful flowering display maintained by club members Debi Ples and Linda Mantello. Submitted by Linda Mantello / Visitors and residents entering Brigantine are greeted by this beautiful flowering display maintained by club members Debi Ples and Linda Mantello.

I just spoke with Peg. I am happy to report that she came home on Thursday, and she sounded wonderful. I gave her everyone's best wishes. Keep her in your prayers.

The club would like to extend thanks to the anonymous donor who gave us the canna bulbs; they will be distributed to interested bed tenders for use in their plots. (Call Debi P. if you want some.) This is a great donation to our club. 

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Floral philanthropy

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Written by Sue Ferguson Thursday, May 15, 2014 12:00 am

Phil Guenther pictured supporting the Community Presbyterian Church Flower Sale last Saturday. The money raised goes directly to the children's programs at the church and community.    Phil Guenther pictured supporting the Community Presbyterian Church Flower Sale last Saturday. The money raised goes directly to the children's programs at the church and community.

The Community Presbyterian Church held its Mother's Day Flower Sale last weekend, raising money for children's programs at the church and in the community.  

 

Brigantine Elementary blows bubbles for autism

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Written by Lisa Glick Thursday, May 15, 2014 12:00 am

BRIGANTINE - To mark Autism Awareness Month, students, faculty and staff at Brigantine Elementary School participated in Blowing Bubbles for Autism Day on April 11. Everyone went to the outside track and walked several laps together, blowing bubbles to honor and recognize those with autism and their families.

 Brigantine Elementary School Blows Bubbles for Autism Brigantine Elementary School Blows Bubbles for Autism

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Brigantine Police Blotter – DWI, warrant arrests

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Written by Lt. Jim Bennett Monday, May 12, 2014 02:01 pm

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All persons listed are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

For the week ending May 7, the Brigantine Police Department responded to approximately 335 calls for service, including 53 motor vehicle stops with 16 summonses issued, five accidents and three domestic disputes.

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103 runners participate in Marine Mammal Stranding Center 5K

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Written by MICHAEL FEELY Monday, May 12, 2014 02:00 pm

 At the beginning of the race. At the beginning of the race.  BRIGANTINE - It was one of those rare spring mornings with bright sunshine and no wind that runners love, and 103 of them finished the second annual Marine Mammal Stranding Center (MMSC) 5K (3.1 miles).

The first finisher was Brendan Johnson who finished in a time of 19:38 followed by Frankie McDonald (20:19) and Patrick Sofield (20:24). The first woman finisher – and fourth overall – was Brigantine runner Mariela Rivera, who completed the course in a time of 22:24. She was followed by Carolyn Rogers (22:46) and Patricia Librizzi (23:01).

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Special election Tuesday to decide fate of public safety director

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Written by MICHAEL FEELY Monday, May 12, 2014 02:00 pm

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BRIGANTINE - A petition by Concerned Citizens of Brigantine has resulted in a special election this coming Tuesday, May 13 to decide if the city should have a public safety director (PSD). The issue has pitted many city employees against taxpayers who have been seeking a break in their property taxes, and who see the position of public safety director as a cost-savings benefit.

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Brigantine City Council approves 2014 municipal budget

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Written by MICHAEL FEELY Monday, May 12, 2014 01:36 pm

BRIGANTINE - It was a long, contentious meeting, but Brigantine City Council approved the municipal budget for 2014 at its meeting Wednesday, May 7. The overall tax rate was amended as the school district was notified of a confirmed state aid contribution of $154,234 which resulted in an amended budget (increased $69,234 over the original $85,000).

Prior to the public part of the meeting, council adjourned to executive session, where discussions resulted in council approving a legal settlement with Commonwealth Construction in the amount of $170,000. The issue dealt with work orders for the Bayshore Avenue reconstruction. Council approved the resolution unanimously after returning to the public part of the meeting.

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Don’t compare apples and oranges in golf course issue

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Written by Gary Shea Monday, May 12, 2014 01:32 pm

I hope everyone is benefiting from the ‘Point/Counterpoint’ that my friend Mike Lange Jr. and I are engaged in, as we continue to demonstrate the art of agreeing to disagree. The residents of Brigantine should hear all views associated with any issue, particularly if it’s going to affect their pocketbooks.

If I needed to know the value of a house, any information on fire prevention and safety, or more importantly, needed a fire extinguished, Mike Lange Jr. would be the first person I would call. His service to the residents of Brigantine and his concern for his home town should not be questioned by anyone. And he would most definitely be the first person I would call if I needed a ringer for a scramble golf tournament.

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Hats off to Derby Night winners

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Written by Keri O’Connor Monday, May 12, 2014 12:00 am

St. Thomas Church held a Kentucky Derby Night Saturday, May 3 at St. Philip’s Hall.

 Rosemarie Piotti, Christie and Jackie Nicholson, Sara Markus and Gerri Calareso wear matching hats to the event. Rosemarie Piotti, Christie and Jackie Nicholson, Sara Markus and Gerri Calareso wear matching hats to the event.

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