Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Accident occurred in May 2008 on Fort Monmouth property
A Tinton Falls man was sentenced to 41 months in prison for the involuntary manslaughter death of Donald Merce, a principal from Markham Place School in Little Silver. Dennis Smenktowski, 47, pleaded guilty in 2011 to one count of involuntary manslaughter for driving his car while impaired by the sleep medication Ambien, causing the death of Merce, 58, in a head-on collision, on May 6, 2008, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced today. Smentkowski is a retired Long Branch police officer. According to a release from the United States Attorney's Office, Smentkowski was driving his Ford Explorer southbound on Oceanport Avenue near the east gate of Fort Monmouth at 7 a.m., when he drove across a double yellow line into oncoming traffic and …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
How has the 2011 storm impacted you?
- POLICE & FIRE
- Tom Davis
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Sunday marks the first anniversary of the storm that pulled trees from their roots, flooded cars, decimated homes and businesses and left thousands without power. After Irene blew through Little Silver, Oceanport and neighboring towns in August 2011, Little Silver-Oceanport Patch was there to cover the hurricane that had been downgraded to a tropical storm. One year later, we're asking you: Does the storm continue to impact you? What changes did you make in and around your home? Did your business, or neighboring businesses survive the wind and flood damage? Add photos of your neighborhood from the storm, and photos today so we can see how far we have come since the worst storm since 1985 hit the Jersey Shore. Leave your comment below, and …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Officials are opting to replace quarterly mailings with monthly electronic newsletters.
Little Silver residents will receive their updates from the borough through their inboxes instead of their mailboxes later this year. Officials agreed at the July 9 council meeting to forgo the onerous task of producing quarterly newsletters that are mailed to residents and instead send e-mail versions on a monthly basis. The final paper version will arrive in September. "We need to eliminate the burden," said Councilman Don Galante of the familiar blue and white newsletter that arrived in mailboxes every month up until 2010, when the borough scaled back to quarterly issues. The borough also will send businesses and residents a yearly calendar that will provide pertinent information — such as recycling dates and details and important phone…