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Brigantine Fire Department trains for residential fires

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, September 19, 2014 09:42 am

Brigantine Fire Department B Platoon Capt. Tom Bornodaro and firefighter Dan Hurtt practice ‘vertical ventilation’ on a residence in Brigantine. Brigantine Fire Department B Platoon Capt. Tom Bornodaro and firefighter Dan Hurtt practice ‘vertical ventilation’ on a residence in Brigantine. BRIGANTINE - It was a Monday morning after the summer crowds had departed from Brigantine.  Brigantine Fire Department B Platoon was out on a sunny morning climbing the roof of a home on Ocean Avenue training for a residential structure fire. The department was catching its breath after a busy summer.

According to a report supplied to the Beachcomber, the department had responded to 637 calls from Memorial Day to Labor Day: 446 EMS calls and 191 fire runs. Year to date, the department has responded to 1,431 calls in total.

Capt. Tom Bordonaro was working with firefighter Dan Hurtt as they practiced a technique called “vertical ventilation.” The purpose is to vent “superheated gasses” from the building to increase the odds of survival for any person trapped in the structure – occupant or firefighter.

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Brigantine City Council discusses demolition of abandoned homes

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, September 19, 2014 09:34 am

Brigantine Public Works employee John Blair receives plaque of recognition from Brigantine Garden Club's Debbie Puccci. Brigantine Public Works employee John Blair receives plaque of recognition from Brigantine Garden Club's Debbie Puccci. BRIGANTINE - It was an unusual City Council meeting this week – almost anticlimactic after the chaotic summer meetings that sometimes ran as long as six hours. There was barely enough on the agenda to keep council occupied and the audience awake as council approved resolutions dealing with a state-required cash management plan and a requested road closure application. 

The majority of the meeting was run by Deputy Mayor Frank Kern, as the mayor was otherwise engaged at an “open house” at Atlantic County Institute of Technology where he is the superintendent.

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Remembering 9/11

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 19, 2014 09:26 am

A moment of silence. A moment of silence. The Brigantine Fire & Police held a 911 service, Thursday, Sept. 11 at the 9/11 Memorial site at City Hall. Photos by 

Keri O’Connor, Staff Photographer. 

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The “Neon Sharks” warm up on the field

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Written by Keri O’Connor Friday, September 19, 2014 12:00 am

The Brigantine Soccer Association started their season on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the 26th Street field.

Keri O’Connor, Staff Photographer

The “Neon Sharks” team photo with their coaches Bill Baldwin and Ken Dischert The “Neon Sharks” team photo with their coaches Bill Baldwin and Ken Dischert The “Neon Sharks” team photo with their coaches Bill Baldwin and Ken Dischert

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Sports Scrapbook edition of Sept. 19

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 19, 2014 12:00 am

TURNING BACK THE PAGES TO…

1964 - Andy Solari and Steve Powers won the BCBP doubles championship. Mike Powers was the singles champ.

1987 - The Resorts International Racquet Club Winter League champions included locals Andy Junikiewicz, Dr.Harry Chaikin and Tom Donahue. Trophies were presented to the winners by Squash Pro Paul “The Greatest” Karch.

1988 - The first team American League All-Stars of the Brigantine softball League included Steve Hurtt, Tony Santa Maria, Brian Garvey, Butch Reed, Chuck Gowdy, Craig Smith, Larry Foley, Steve Brady, Tim Hilferty, Bear Clark, Jeff Hughes, Andy Simpson, Steve GIllespi and Jim Osborn.

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The Gold and Silver Mine- Minting mistakes happen

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Written by Douglas Keefe Friday, September 19, 2014 12:00 am

The Gold and Silver Mine- Minting mistakes happen The Gold and Silver Mine- Minting mistakes happen A lot of time and effort goes into creating a new design for a coin, starting with artist renderings, then patterns, all of which ultimately have to obtain approvals before minting of the final product. But even after all the reviewing, Murphy’s Law can prevail and something can go wrong. The following are some examples of designs that needed modification after the finished product hit the street.

The 1921 Peace dollar was authorized to commemorate the end of World War I. Its design was finally approved for production in late 1921, after millions of the original design Morgan silver dollars had been minted.

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Picture Book Room visit

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 18, 2014 10:00 pm

MaryAnn Benanti and her daughter Amanda, 3½, of Staten Island, New York, visited the Picture Book Room of the Brigantine branch of the Atlantic County Library with longtime library patron and proud aunt Cathy Papp of Brigantine. The branch has lots to offer visitors and local residents. Stop by 201 15th Street South to check it out. MaryAnn Benanti and her daughter Amanda, 3½, of Staten Island, New York, visited the Picture Book Room of the Brigantine branch of the Atlantic County Library with longtime library patron and proud aunt Cathy Papp of Brigantine. The branch has lots to offer visitors and local residents. Stop by 201 15th Street South to check it out. BRIGANTINE - MaryAnn Benanti and her daughter Amanda, 3½, of Staten Island, New York, visited the Picture Book Room of the Brigantine branch of the Atlantic County Library with longtime library patron and proud aunt Cathy Papp of Brigantine. The branch has lots to offer visitors and local residents. Stop by 201 15th Street South to check it out.

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Coast Guard conducts training off Brigantine in preparation for cold weather

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 18, 2014 08:13 pm

Crew members from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City walk out of the ocean after training offshore Brigantine Beach, Sept. 17, 2014. The cold-weather training included swimming more than 100 yards offshore and back to ensure each member’s gear was in good working condition. Crew members from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City walk out of the ocean after training offshore Brigantine Beach, Sept. 17, 2014. The cold-weather training included swimming more than 100 yards offshore and back to ensure each member’s gear was in good working condition.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham

Crew members from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City walk out of the ocean after training offshore Brigantine Beach, Sept. 17, 2014. The cold-weather training included swimming more than 100 yards offshore and back to ensure each member’s gear was in good working condition.

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Tournament time

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 18, 2014 02:45 pm

Bill Walker with his catch at Bayside Marina. Bill Walker with his catch at Bayside Marina. BRIGANTINE - Cathy from Bayside Marina reports that it's tournament time. First up is the ACAS surf tournament to be hosted by The Women’s Surf Fishing Club Saturday in Brigantine. Register at the Community Church 6-7 a.m. or call the shop for information.

Sept. 22 starts the Atlantic County Surf Derby that runs until Nov. 1. and includes stripers, bluefish, tog and kingfish with weekly prizes of $50.

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Fire Department raises money for Burn Foundation

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 18, 2014 02:08 pm

The Brigantine Fire Department donated a $5,000 check to the Burn Foundation at the annual golf tournament Sept. 12 to raise funds for the charity. The Brigantine Fire Department donated a $5,000 check to the Burn Foundation at the annual golf tournament Sept. 12 to raise funds for the charity. The Brigantine Fire Department donated a $5,000 check to the Burn Foundation at the annual golf tournament Sept. 12 to raise funds for the charity.

   

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