A blog about living in Aberdeen, New Jersey.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

News Updates as of 31 March 2010

  • An 85 year old struck a man in the crosswalk at Main Street and Route 34, per APP.
  • The recent heavy rains have been an added expense for Aberdeen Township, which has had to pay for police to handle the traffic being redirected onto County Road and Cliffwood Avenue due to flooding on Route 35, according to APP. I don't imagine the state will be funding the construction of a bridge for Route 35 to cross Whale Creek. A bridge or some kind of resolution to regular flooding is long overdue. I hope voters are keeping tabs of all these added costs being levied on our municipal government by Trenton due to cuts in state aid. Reducing state taxes is rather costly at the local level.
  • The above article also says the Township expects to foot the bill to repair the dunes at Cliffwood Beach, which were damaged a couple of weekends ago by heavy winds and waves. In the aftermath of the storm, The Independent said that Township officials were hoping for Federal monies to repair the dunes. According to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the Cliffwood Beach seashore is protected under the federal government's Coastal Barrier Resources Act. I wonder what happened to make the Township think it would have to repair the dunes without Federal money?
  • A bit of kayaking chatter about launching and landing at Cliffwood Beach without interfering with the fishermen and their lines can be found at Kayak Fishing Stuff. This might explain the Lone Adventurer I noticed a week ago Sunday off Cliffwood Beach.
  • Long time Cliffwood Post Office worker Lynda Talmadge died on Tuesday, per obituary. Her parents moved to this area from Maine about 1953, according to her mother's obit.
  • Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer will speak at Brookdale Community College on 6 April at 7 pm at the Warner Student Life Center, per The Independent's Notes Around Town.
  • The Matawan Women's Club is hosting an AARP Driver Safety Program on 14-15 April, per The Independent's Notes Around Town. Check details in the article regarding location and cost.
  • The Monmouth County Sheriff's Office is sponsoring a poster contest for 4th graders in honor of April being National County Government Month. Check The Independent's Notes Around Town for details.
  • Prospects are good for this season's Matawan Huskies boys track team, according to an interview with the team's coach in The Independent.


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