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Maddie Musselman
Maddie Musselman (Jeff Musselman)
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Going for the Gold, Winning the Gold

The Jackson Little League team has had a couple of days to get acclimated to life in Bristol, Connecticut and today they begin play in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament.

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Top-Polling GOP Candidates Participate In First Republican Presidential Debate
Top-Polling GOP Candidates Participate In First Republican Presidential Debate
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The Race Starts With 17

I will admit to having more interest in last night’s Fox News Republican Presidential debate than any political debate I can remember in recent years and this one came well before the primary season has even begun.

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Menu at a Dunkin' Donuts drive-thru
Menu at a Dunkin' Donuts drive-thru (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Pet Peeves at the Drive-Thru

It continues to be one of my pet peeves and while I should learn some patience I simply can’t get over this. Why should any transaction at a drive-thru take long when it’s designed for convenience and not confusion?

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A New York Mets fan holds up a sign during their game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park
A New York Mets fan holds up a sign during their game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park ( Rob Foldy/Getty Images)
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Throwing Out Some Summer Thoughts

It’s one of those days so let me throw out my thoughts on a variety of topics:

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The Jackson Little League team pictured with their state championship banner
The Jackson Little League team pictured with their state championship banner (Allen A. Goldberg, Jackson Little League)
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Starting on the Road to Williamsport

It was 17 summers ago that a Toms River East American Little League team led by then 12-year old Todd Frazier won the Little League World Series.

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Early in the morning on North Avenue Beach in Seaside Park
Early in the morning on North Avenue Beach in Seaside Park (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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How I Spent My Summer Vacation (staying within 75 miles of home)

In case you didn’t notice I was away last week. Actually I didn’t go away but had my first full-week vacation in just over a year which was badly needed.

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Jane and Kevin Williams wedding picture
Jane and Kevin Williams wedding picture (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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34 Years Later and Still In Love

In 34 years of marriage when it comes to questions about who is right and wrong I’m about as successful as the Mets offense.

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U.S. Supreme Court building
U.S. Supreme Court building (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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A Case of Ridiculous Heads for the U.S. Supreme Court

Anyone who has a vested interest in North Bergen High School should be horrified and ashamed over the actions of their Board of Education.

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A road in need of repair in Toms River
A road in need of repair in Toms River (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Roads In Need of Repair

You hear a lot of talk about our failing infrastructure and while some of it might not be evident one thing is for sure: our roads are in terrible condition. 

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The Jackson Little League team
The Jackson Little League team (Jackson Little League)
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Jackson Little League Gets Revenge on Toms River

Some random thoughts on a Tuesday and remember the promise you made this winter about not complaining when it got hot.

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Kevin Williams circa 1979 and today
Kevin Williams circa 1979 and today (Townsquare Media NJ)
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A 36 year career in Ocean County

This week I will celebrate two anniversaries although I’m not sure of the date of one of them.

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The Ocean County all-star team
The Ocean County all-star team (Ray Rich Photography)
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Gridiron Classic brings bitter rivals together

One of the things I like best about the U.S. Army All Shore Gridiron Classic is the coming together of players who only months before were bitter rivals.

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