Some random notes and thoughts:

I’m sure many of you at some point in the last day or so has wondered as to how much snow we would have received if it was colder when the recent Nor’easter blew through.  In Ocean County the range would have been somewhere between 23-29 inches so we would still be digging out.

I was happy to see that voters in the Pinelands Regional School District yesterday approved a $53.5 million referendum to address facility repairs and upgrades at both the high school and middle school.  The referendum was broken down into three questions with all three passing as about 18% of registered voters in the district cast ballots.

The success was in large part due to efforts by the district to inform the public of exactly what needed to be done and why. Plus the state is picking up 40% of the cost.

Dr. Bernard Susskind

The Tony Mantarro Senior Softball League is still seeking a few more players for the upcoming season with games played in Berkeley Township on Friday mornings during the spring and summer.  The league is open to men and women age 70 and over but exceptions can be made for youngsters between 65 and 69. Call Ray Murphy at 609-977-0437 for more information…so far 113 players are signed up.

The New York Yankees have lost one of their most devoted fans with the passing of Dr. Bernard Susskind.  The 87-year old ophthalmologist was the first eye surgeon in Toms River when he opened his practice in 1962 and for many years was chairman of that department at Community Medical Center.

Dr. Susskind was very involved in community and charitable endeavors and a dedicated runner as well.  Each time I would see him over the years we would argue baseball, most of that time the Mets were bad so I rarely won.  My thoughts are with his family and friends.