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The Gold and Silver Mine – Making plans for your collection’s future

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Written by Douglas Keefe Thursday, April 17, 2014 06:00 pm

Gold and Silver Mine Gold and Silver Mine

This article is meant to be more serious and thought-provoking than others I’ve written, but based on my observations, I consider it important, especially if you have a collection of significant value. I call it “Who’s going to care for your collection when you’re gone?”

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City manager will interview for chiefs

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Written by Michael Feely Thursday, April 17, 2014 05:00 pm

City of Brigantine City of Brigantine  BRIGANTINE - City Manager Jennifer Blumenthal will start the interview process for police and fire chiefs, Mayor Phil Guenther announced at Wednesday’s City Council meeting.

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Brigantine construction office gives home-raising guidelines

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Written by Michael Feely Thursday, April 17, 2014 04:45 pm

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The City of Brigantine’s Construction Official Rich Stevens has put together a comprehensive document that details the permitting and inspection process for those raising their homes.

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Taxpayers bear cost of golf course deficit

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Written by Chris Griffith Thursday, April 17, 2014 04:36 pm

Letter to the editor Letter to the editor

To the editor:

Brigantine taxpayers, are you aware that $87 (the majority of the local municipal tax increase) is going right down the 18 holes of the golf course?

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Organic vs. conventional produce: Brigantine Farmers Market has both

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 14, 2014 03:00 pm

brigantine-farmers-market Consumers are often confused about the merits of organic versus conventional fruits and vegetables.  Debate seems to settle around two key areas:  nutritional content and use of pesticides.

Foods labeled as organic are governed by USDA standards and producers go through a formal certification program.  Organic growers must avoid food irradiation, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in their farming. In order to adhere to these standards for certification, organic farmers charge a premium for their produce.

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Kids Fit mile run benefits CASA for Children

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 14, 2014 10:02 am

Students take off at the starting line of the Kids Fit Final Mile Saturday, April 5. Students take off at the starting line of the Kids Fit Final Mile Saturday, April 5. ATLANTIC CITY - More than 250 children participated in the annual Atlantic City Marathon Kids Fit Final Mile Saturday, April 5 on the Atlantic City Boardwalk, beginning and ending in front of Revel Casino. The one-mile run benefited CASA for Children of Atlantic and Cape May Counties, a nonprofit organization that trains volunteers to be court advocates for children living in foster care.

The top five finishers were Adrian Santos, 14; Ralph Bright, 15; Alyssa Aldridge, 14; Jonathan Rivera, 13; and Sleiter Svric, 14.

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FEMA explains HMGP grant process

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Written by MICHAEL FEELY Monday, April 14, 2014 09:57 am

Brigantine homeowners attend a meeting held by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection Wednesday, April 9 at the Community Center, where they learned about the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program for raising homes. Brigantine homeowners attend a meeting held by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection Wednesday, April 9 at the Community Center, where they learned about the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program for raising homes.  BRIGANTINE - It was standing room only for those attending a meeting at the Brigantine Beach Community Center Wednesday evening as representatives from FEMA explained the grant process to 26 lucky Brigantine families. These 26 were the first in the state to receive approval for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) to raise their homes.

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Brigantine teen places second in Atlantic County spelling bee

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Written by Brian Husta Monday, April 14, 2014 09:47 am

Brian Husta / Kunal Jadeja, 13, holds his spelling bee trophy. Brian Husta / Kunal Jadeja, 13, holds his spelling bee trophy.  GALLOWAY - Kunal Jadeja, a seventh-grader at Brigantine North Middle School, took second place in the Scripps South Jersey Spelling Bee Championships held Saturday, March 22 at Galloway Township Middle School.

Jadeja, 13, has attended the Brigantine school system since kindergarten, and has worked diligently to be Brigantine’s representative in this year’s County Spelling Bee.

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Brigantine women excel at half marathon

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Written by MICHAEL FEELY Monday, April 14, 2014 09:45 am

Submitted From left are runners Lauren Robbins, Patty Delson, Mindy Pomatto, Toni Flowers and Bethany Derrickson. Submitted From left are runners Lauren Robbins, Patty Delson, Mindy Pomatto, Toni Flowers and Bethany Derrickson.  BRIGANTINE - A group of 15 women from Brigantine braved the Boardwalk for the April Fools Half Marathon and finished the 13.1-mile race this past Sunday morning.

The women were led by Collette Mancuso, who finished in a time of 1:48:26 in a 8:16 mile pace. She was the first of five women who finished under two hours.

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Brigantine Police blotter – 37 summonses issued

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 14, 2014 09:29 am

bri police Submitted by Lt. Jim Bennett

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

For the week ending April 2, the Brigantine Police Department responded to approximately 350 calls for service, including 81 motor vehicle stops with 37 summonses issued, six domestic disputes and three accidents.

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