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Here’s The Scoop..Easter-By- The Sea…209…The Scuttlebutt…Part 2…/ Another Drowning

ON THE SIDELINES….

After reading Easter-By- The-Sea part 1…here’s what went on from the sidelines…

There were kids were trying to get behind the lines… with an assist by their parents…trying very hard to give them the “home court advantage”…to get the eggs first…

BC-It’s no wonder we have so many children that don’t want to play by the rules…

OOPS!..Even though he was in attendance and his wife who was busy helping out …her hands still sore from helping to fill up those 5000 Easter eggs a few days back…..there was no invocation made to start this holiday event from the Town Chaplain, Rev. George Hunsaker…

BC- If the event committee overlooked this in their pre-planning…seeing the Rev. there should have given them a quick heads up to rectify the situation….

Soon after the event began the VFD/AMR beepers went off….and they went running…both AMR in their ambulance and the VFD in 2 firetrucks…and the 2 ATVs…It was an apparent drowning at the beach near Hibiscus…We hear they removed a body from the ocean and covered it with a blanket…That witnesses say BSO was the first on the scene…anf the ambulance drove away no lights or sirens….

Meanwhile on the sidelines…there were plenty of questions. being asked……..Why were both VFD-ATVs at this Easter event and not on beach patrol on this busy holiday weekend?….Why was it more important for an empty ATV to sit out in front of the fire station with the “Now on Duty Deputy Jerry McIntee sign…strategically placed front and center (campaigning said many) when the Vice Mayor was not on beach patrol duty at this time…. he was at the event and driving one of the trucks to the scene?….( His ATV sign was over the top…. many said!) It was also disturbing to many that VFD Chief Perkins seemed oblivious to the drowning…”assigned” this day to provide the music for the event dressed in a beach patrol polo shirt/shorts and flip flops…he never left his spot….

We hear another near drowning was reported not long afterward…(hearsay)…but still the VFD- ATVs remained at the Easter event…even after the first drowning…..

BC- Holiday weekends..should be an all day VFD Beach Patrol requirement…wasn’t that discussed previously by the Commission?…

As Comm. Dodd and this writer were standing and talking to a former firefighter from Long Island…who was cluing us in on a Fire Commission…and how it worked where he came from……I handed the gentleman my card…and in a most absurd …ridiculous manner …Vice Mayor McIntee walked over and told the guy to “come here!”… …One could only laugh at such crass action…..and after the gentleman returned…I teased him and said…”Are you going to give me my card back?”…He laughed and said “no”…and we three continued on before we were so rudely interrupted!…His input about such a commission was informative …and even desirous for this town……but with the present leadership in the VFD…The present majority on the dais and the present Town Manager…there ain’t no way it would ever be considered!……

BC- Acts of desperation are never pretty to watch!….

Just as we’ve seen since the change in majority last year……the “other side” were no-shows…at yet another Town -CIC/VFD event…showing the great divide is ongoing….

BC- What will Easter-By-The-Sea¬† 2010 have in store?…..It’s for the voters to say who will be running this show next April…

more to come….

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