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Joey Joe May 31, 2013 at 11:36 am
Got my GatesMachine fired up and I wish Momma Bird would show me her chicks.. she is keeping themRead More warm I guess this morning... Would love to see the three little guys being fed.... Gotta love nature...
Trish June 1, 2013 at 12:01 am
Saw the little chicks tonight. So cute!
yeah right June 2, 2013 at 11:23 am
Sunday morning and there are 4 chicks in the nest,quite a rarity,hope they are up to the task ofRead More feeding them all....
foggyworld May 29, 2013 at 04:09 pm
Such good news. The migrating birds are moving ahead but those that were here during Sandy areRead More still confused and very edgy. But to watch the Osprey rebuild and maintain their nests makes me happy that they are not burdened with things like Biggert-Waters. They are left in peace to return on their own terms to this area which loves them.
Kim E May 29, 2013 at 05:18 pm
I noticed alot less water birds this winter.
Marj May 29, 2013 at 06:08 pm
so exciting to see that 1 of the 4 is here.. same day as last year 5/27/12
Diane Caso May 22, 2013 at 09:54 pm
PLEASE, PLEASE...if you donate, make sure it is to a reputable charity. Although so much aid wasRead More given to Sandy, Katrina, etc victems...there is always that element that is out to make a quick buck for their pockets. My daughter lives inOKC-thankfully, her family is safe. Many churches in OKC are giving aid. Check FB OKLAHOMA AID . Make sure that any donations get where they will really help those in such dire need. It's just so unfathomable to me that a disaster of this magnitude follows so close on the heels of SANDY.
Mrs. G. May 22, 2013 at 11:58 pm
Diane you stated what many people with the right mindset needs to hear. We are housing Sandy victimsRead More for the last 7 months, and that has fallen on deaf ears. My parents lost their home to a major fire. Loss is very close to home. But, people who want to help need to think through how to do so in a responsible way. Sending money without thinking how and where it goes is not responsible. It might make people feel good, but is that really the goal of giving?
proud May 23, 2013 at 01:15 am
Can't hurt.
CRMOM3 May 21, 2013 at 12:53 pm
Demand accountability!
Resident of Lacey May 22, 2013 at 01:47 am
Where do we go to get some of this money? or will this be denied too?
Erric L Zdzchowski May 23, 2013 at 04:23 pm
Did anyone read the article? Yeah it's been tough for lots of people (not businesses though) gettingRead More money ... "The organizers decided to donate any money raised to the Mary Pat Christie’s Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund, the American Legion post in Keyport, and the Brick Hurricane Sandy Relief fund, which provided the starting and ending points of the ride, respectively."
Terrence Brown May 19, 2013 at 04:17 pm
First of all, Thank you Pete! I followed the program through the seventies and it is truly one ofRead More the greatest environmental success stokes ever! We had our own mini-success stories here in Point a few years ago. An osprey couple began building a nest on the half-painted water tower which caused a flurry of media attention. The pair successfully raised two young. But when they returned for a report performance the following year, the tower was no longer "available". They resettled to a newly-built tower at the Nellie Bennett marsh and eventually fledged two, then three, then two young over the next few years from a pole near Sea Gull Terrace in Sunshine Harbor. Now the sad news: Good ole Sandy took away that nest site and the pair has not returned. I can only hope that, like so many of us are trying to do, they are able to "bounce back" and be able to resettle nearby.
diana j connelly May 19, 2013 at 04:48 pm
I have always checked off the box for the donation . I am happy to see some of the worthy resultsRead More Great Job!
Pat May 22, 2013 at 09:52 am
I am proud to have known both Pete McLain and Ben Wurst, two hard-working, dedicated men with aRead More vision.
Mark Wendell August 31, 2012 at 01:32 am
Not to take anything away from the volunteers but how much time was covered by a ambulance companyRead More because of a lack of volunteers. Time to get a paid police first aid crew like the surrounding towns are getting.
Mike Maino August 28, 2012 at 09:42 pm
Thank you. What matters is that County OEM, Coast Guard, etc., knows about us. And yes, that is usRead More around 5-8PM. Visit > www.oceanblacksheep.com r/Mike Maino
Verna Knorr August 31, 2012 at 12:13 am
Great job guys! Very impressive and keep up the good work. Love to see you at Al at your post.Read More Verna
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Eric Thomas July 26, 2012 at 08:22 pm
This is the type of thing that warms my heart. Bravo to these spirited youngsters, their familiesRead More and the groups that make it happen. Good show!
Andrew Jackson July 31, 2012 at 06:35 pm
Eric, I could not agree with you more on this. I love what the Lakewood BlueClaws do during theirRead More games and their special events they put on when the team is on the road. Do you ever make any games over there? I wish I could make them all.
beachgirl July 21, 2012 at 10:43 am
Congratulations! What a great story!!
suz July 21, 2012 at 12:11 pm
Thank you for your service John....
Pat S. July 21, 2012 at 05:14 pm
Congratulations, Mr. Gutbrod and thank you for all you did for America!
Overpaid EMS Hater July 13, 2012 at 12:26 am
So r they taken volunteer off their vehicles. Cause now that they will get compensation they r notRead More volunteering their time. And for 12 calls a year mostly alarms that is a waste of government funds it should have went to a town that actually needs it
Bobbi July 13, 2012 at 05:47 pm
Glad to see Lakehurst Fire Dept received the grant money! If one life or home is saved then it'sRead More money well spent. You cannot man a fire dept 24/7 with 3 paid firefighters. There are times that these men miss work due to a fire or training which they should be compensated for. $10.00 a hour is next to nothing for what they do. Also we are in the pine barrens and my biggest fear during a dry spell is a major fire. Keep up the good work LFD your doing good for our town!
Timothy M Farrow July 25, 2012 at 07:18 pm
This company runs many more calls than you realize. A crucial arterial highway with multiple highRead More traffic intersections including 2 roundabouts bisect the town right across the middle, leading to frequent traffic fatalities. That goes without mentioning several mutual aide agreements through which the company assists surrounding communities. You correctly point out (quite poignantly I might add) that many calls are false alarms; this causes and already diminutive number of volunteers to reconsider their community service in favor of a third job to keep their mortgages and family afloat. Members of this company do not nor have ever received compensation for their efforts, be it through grants, LOSAP, or otherwise. Their tireless service is provided purely on the basis that they have the opportunity to save lives, including the lives of haters stuck in their oversized computer chairs. As far as the term "volunteer" you may be right, provided you completely ignore the vast majority of their involvement consisting of thousands of hours of training, administrative duties, weekly meetings, maintenance, and community outreach and education programs. Big ideas and fresh opinions are always welcome. Meetings are held each Wednesday at 6pm sharp at 2 Proving Ground Road. Hope to see you there buddy!
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