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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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Brigantine School District- name the "Seeing Eye Puppy" contest winner

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, May 12, 2014 12:00 am

The winner of the Brigantine School District- name the The winner of the Brigantine School District- name the

The Brigantine Lions Club held their bi-monthly dinner meeting at St. George's Pub in Brigantine on May, 5.

The winner of the Brigantine School District- name the "Seeing Eye Puppy" contest, Abby Koch was presented with a check for $200 for her winning entry "Breezy".  Shown is Abby Koch, Lions Club secretary Carole Mooney.  First Vice President - George Blood is at the dais. 

   

Vote ‘yes’ to let chiefs lead their own departments

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Written by Opinion Sunday, May 11, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

I've been hearing that some people are concerned as to what it means to vote ‘yes’ in the upcoming election. By voting ‘yes,’ you're voting ‘to abolish the position of Public Safety Director.’ That is how the ballot will be worded on Tuesday, May 13.

By voting ‘yes,’ you are voting for chiefs to lead the police and fire department and the beach patrol. For all they do to protect and serve our community, they deserve to lead their own departments. After all, every day that they go in to work, they are prepared to potentially risk their lives for our families.

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Eliminating public safety director will save money

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, May 11, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

By voting ‘yes’ on May 13 we could have a successful, bipartisan outcome to help reduce costs for running the City. I think it's a common-sense approach.

First, eliminate the safety director position (vote ‘yes’) and save taxpayers from paying for another large salary and any benefits and/or pensions that come with it.

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Special election not just about public safety director

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Written by Opinion Sunday, May 11, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

The May 13 election is about fundamental change in our city government. A Republican majority that has controlled Brigantine for 115 years is now the minority.

Phil Guenther has been a leader of the Republican majority from 1990 to 2012. In 2013, five members of our community, Democrats who happen to be fiscal conservatives, gained control of city council.

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Fixing golf course has to begin with drainage

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Written by MIKE LANGE Jr. Sunday, May 11, 2014 12:00 am

Insurance is big, big business. Insurance companies are in business to make money. Anyone who has had to file a claim with either their homeowners or flood insurance carriers knows full well the red tape, heartache, frustration and utter lack of respect you feel when dealing with them. I’ve been a member of BrigStrong since its inception in December 2012. Mitigation and elevation have forever changed as a result of Superstorm Sandy and must be considered going forward.

Back in early 1960s and into the ’70s, the golf course area (now known as R-2 Zone) saw the beginning of a housing boom. Builders such as Charlie Gothie, Ben Davoli and Seaview Homes were instrumental in the development of ‘cookie-cutter’ type housing, most notably the ranch, split-level and colonial-type dwellings. The elevation of these dwellings varied due to different regulations that measured height and ground floor levels.

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Sports Scrapbook: Outstanding local student/athletes sparkle

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Written by Don Marrandino Sunday, May 11, 2014 12:00 am

Maddie Taggart of Brigantine pitched a four-hit shutout to lead Atlantic High to a 3-0 win over Mainland. Taggart returned from an injury (she missed her entire junior year due to hip surgery) to dominate Mainland by pitching a complete game while striking out. Taggart was nominated for ESPN “Athlete of the Week.”

Dean D’Allessandro contributed two hits for Atlantic High in a 9-5 loss to Oakcrest. Jake McClaskey tripled for the Vikings.

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VFW's Lobsterfest

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Written by Keri O’Connor Sunday, May 11, 2014 12:00 am

The VFW’s annual Lobsterfest held on Saturday, May 3.

- Norm Weiner and Ralph Latrella cooking up the lobster tails.  - Norm Weiner and Ralph Latrella cooking up the lobster tails.

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Fire/EMS Department News, edition of May 9, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, May 10, 2014 12:00 am

BFD  Submitted by Capt. Joseph Maguire

The City of Brigantine Fire and Emergency Medical Services Dept. responded to 55 fire and 117 EMS calls for service during the last five weeks, from March 31 to May 4.

The fire calls included a vehicle fire, an electrical fire inside a home, residential and commercial fire, smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, multiple motor vehicle accidents, natural gas leaks inside and outside of residences, downed electrical power and utility lines, water leaks inside of residences causing various hazards, good intent calls, as well as assisting the public and assisting with EMS calls.

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The Gold and Silver Mine, edition of May 9, 2014

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Written by DOUGLAS KEEFE Friday, May 09, 2014 12:00 am

coins Several weeks ago I wrote about a hoard of gold coins that were discovered in California by a couple out walking their dog on their property. This hoard consisted of gold coins minted from 1854 to 1894 with some being in the finest condition known and having an estimated value in excess of $10 million..

Well, another hoard has come to light, one that will surpass the California hoard in both value and size, 30 tons of coins to be exact. That’s right, 30 tons! While details about this hoard are sketchy, what is know is the coins were accumulated over many years by the owner who evidently was just interested in collecting as many coins as possible without any interest in rarity or variety.

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