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Televised Coverage of Council Meetings

Looking to add excitement to your life? Or to stay informed on the doings of your town's government? Here's an idea -- you can watch Town Council meetings on your computer, courtesy of Ocean TV and Youtube. At any time, in any place, you can navigate here for links to coverage of the meetings.

Meeting coverage is also available via cable televison, on Verison FIOS channel 22 and Cablevision Optimum channel 77. See those channels for schedule information.

One Ocean Slate Sweeps Council Election

The One Ocean slate of Mayor Christopher Siciliano, three incumbents, William Garofalo, Donna Schepiga, and Richard Long, and newcomer Robert Acerra, won all five council seats in the non-partisan election on May 12. They defeated the Ocean Together slate of Sylvia Sylvia, Robert Angelini, John Stuppi, Gail Matarazzo, and Lawrence Mishkin.

From the township website, the vote totals:
Slate/CandidateVotes
One Ocean
Christopher P. SICILIANO3,001
Donna L. SCHEPIGA2,490
Richard H. LONG2,614
Robert V. ACERRA, SR.2,775
William J. GAROFALO2,793
Ocean Together
Sylvia SYLVIA1,368
Robert ANGELINI1,246
Gail MATARAZZO1,090
Lawrence MISHKIN972
John STUPPI1,151
For a breakdown of votes by district, with write-ins, and total registered voters, see the Township Clerk's (unofficial) tally, also available in a downloadable Excel spreadsheet.

Council Candidate Debates

The League hosted a Candidate's Forum at 7:30 pm, Wednesday, May 6, in the auditorium of the old Oakhurst School, 163 Monmouth Rd.

Ocean TV recorded the event, and you can see it here

The Friends of Deal Lake hosted a forum at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 2, at the Interlaken Municipal Building, 100 Grassmere Ave., Interlaken. Ocean TV recorded this event, too.

Don Curtis, 1934-2015

On February 5, the Township of Ocean League lost more than its treasurer. We remember with sadness and a smile Don Curtis, our large-hearted and quick-witted friend.

True to his principled and dauntless spirit, Don joined League in 1975, the first year men were welcomed. He was active from the start--and a convincing Don Curtis advocate for keeping the name League of Women Voters in respect for our hard-fought beginnings.

Don was a sought-after moderator and the first to volunteer for voter registration drives. He manned the camera for the League's Facts & Issues interview show, hosted by Marie. (You can see his work here.) Over his 45 years in League, he served terms as our local president and LWVNJ Administration of Justice Director. Until last month, he was long-time treasurer of both our League and the Monmouth County ILO and was handling business just days before his death.

We miss him.

His obituary appeared in the Asbury Park Press.


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