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Terrence Farley
Terrence Farley (Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)
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End of Watch for a Friend

A couple of months ago I was having routine blood work done when I ran into Terry Farley who I had not seen since my father’s funeral last November.

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Campaign signs in Toms River
Campaign signs in Toms River (Ilya Hemlin)
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The Day The Negativity Ends

The best part about Election Day is it means an end to negative advertising, unsolicited flyers in the mail, campaign promises that won’t be kept and lawn signs that frankly just add to the liter problem we have.

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Kevin with his kids at game 4 of the World Series at Citi Fied
Kevin with his kids at game 4 of the World Series at Citi Field (Townsquare Media NJ)
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A Night in Queens

The bad news: the season is over for the Mets. The good news: I’ll get more than two hours sleep now that it’s all over.

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Toms River North coach Dave Oizerowitz and senior offensive lineman Luke Butera with Kevin Williams & Matt Harmon
Toms River North coach Dave Oizerowitz and senior offensive lineman Luke Butera with Kevin Williams & Matt Harmon (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Two Days of Halloween

Your calendar says Halloween is tomorrow and you’re wondering why kids are roaming the neighborhood tonight dressed for trick-or-treating. Welcome to Toms River and several surrounding towns where Halloween (at least the best part for kids) comes a day early.

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Surf rolls past the destroyed Jet Star roller coaster
Surf rolls past the destroyed Jet Star roller coaster (Mario Tama, Getty Images)
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The Lingering Impact of Superstorm Sandy

The date itself may not stand out like 9/11 or December 7th but clearly October 29th is one that thousands of Jersey Shore residents will likely never forget. It is the third anniversary of Hurricane or Superstorm Sandy striking our area with a fury whose impact can still be seen today and will so for years to come.

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Shhh! Kevin Williams falls victim to 71 minutes of sleep after game 1 of the World Series went 14 innings
Shhh! Kevin Williams falls victim to 71 minutes of sleep after game 1 of the World Series went 14 innings (Brad Burascano, Townsquare Media NJ)
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The Fall Classic and Sleep Deprivation

For more than 36 years my alarm clock has gone off somewhere between 2:22 a.m. and 2:50 a.m. and sleep has often taken a back seat when it comes to a choice between that and say watching a game.

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Mets World Series T-shirts
Mets World Series T-shirts (Bob Williams, Townssquare Media NJ)
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Ya Gotta Believe: 2015 edition

It’s easy to forget that the Mets were in the World Series fifteen years ago because as is often the case they had to take a backseat to the Yankees who beat them in five games.

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Kevin enjoys a cigar with his brother Brian (L) and son (Brandon) at M+T Stadium in Baltimore before a Penn State game.
Kevin enjoys a cigar with his brother Brian (L) and son (Brandon) at M+T Stadium in Baltimore before a Penn State game. (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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A Great Weekend in Baltimore

 

While it’s not always easy because of my schedule I make sure to attend at least one Penn State football game every fall and to keep that streak going it was off to Baltimore this past weekend where the Nittany Lions played Maryland at M&T Bank Stadium which is home of the NFL’s Ravens.

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Class A South champion Toms River South girls soccer team
Class A South champion Toms River South girls soccer team (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Gaga over Daniel Murphy and the Toms River South Girls Soccer Team

I’m going to touch on a few things this morning which starts of course with the New York Mets who are now just one win away from their first World Series in fifteen years and also mention another success for the Toms River South girls soccer team.

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CitiField after the Mets win in game 2 of the NLCS
CitiField after the Mets win in game 2 of the NLCS (Bob Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Things to Stop Saying

We all know someone (in some cases several people) who just have this ability to get under our skin. Most of what they say and do is harmless but at times their actions just annoy the heck out of you.

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