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Connolly Under Cross

Some of the more interesting exchanges between attorney for the plaintiffs, Ken Pringle, and Borough Administrator Colleen Connolly:


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While that sounded like some fairly tough questioning, the former mayor saved his sharpest knife for his former public works director, Andy Meuerle, who he had called to testify about the history of the pavilions:



  1. DJais Drunkard wrote:

    Pringle is raking Colleen over the coals. I think the two need to break bread over a few old beers at DJais – (Baybay)

    Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 9:20 am | Permalink
  2. Jim Bean wrote:

    Long story short.

    Colleen Connolly, even though paid by Belmar taxpayers, actually works for Doherty, his wife, and the Democrat party.

    Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 2:35 pm | Permalink
  3. OLD MAN wrote:

    I just ordered three bottles of aspirins. It never ends here.

    Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 3:42 pm | Permalink
  4. Democrat on the blog wrote:

    The mayor promised that there would not be any tax burden to residents. He said this at council meetings and in the newspaper. Ms. Nicolay and Mr. Magovern both agreed and each said over and over it will be free. If it is not free I’m out.

    Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 4:52 pm | Permalink
  5. Belmar Independent wrote:

    #4. Under oath, Ms. Connolly stated in May of 2014 at the bond hearing in Trenton that “absolutely” some portion
    would be paid by us.

    Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 6:07 pm | Permalink
  6. Anonymous wrote:

    Glanced over the transcript. Interesting.
    Find it hard to believe that the town administrator or finance person didn’t tell elected officials possibility of tax impact to residents and/or public on this bond issue. Anyway, elected officials knew or should have known. How dare they tell us of no impact to taxpayers/public when it isn’t known, profess transparency in the Coast Star, and expect us to vote yes on this issue. Well, just decided that our votes will be NO. Staying up all night or being away from home and helping residents after Sandy is commendable but all residents need help every day by our elected officials.

    Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 8:43 pm | Permalink
  7. Judy wrote:

    Can’t he pulled transcripts from the meeting or the video. The Mayor at one meeting must of repeated himself. “The it’s not going to cost anything a bunch of times”.

    Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 11:38 pm | Permalink
  8. An Observation wrote:

    I checked all over for clarification of an Administrator. The Administrator carries out the orders of the governing body. If they lose again we need to remove this mayor from office. How Many times do we need to waste $$$$ and the courts time this must end NOW.

    Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 10:24 am | Permalink
  9. Anonymous wrote:

    Listen, I’ve had enough. Are the transcripts ever read by the SEC? How about Bamboozled?

    There is no excuse whatsoever for all the taxpayers money spent by Belmar’s administration promoting the Erection of the 5th Avenue Pavilion by use of subterfuge

    Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 10:28 am | Permalink
  10. Thousands wrote:

    Who knew what, when or where? No proofreading, no approval of text in letters mailed on the Borough of Belmar letterhead? Evidently history now reveals What’s in statements sent to voters by the mayor really doesn’t count. The administrator’s statement says ” he (the Mayor) says a lot”.

    No supervision from the helm or the bosses underlings. Not too much protection. No samurai in Belmar.

    Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 6:04 pm | Permalink
  11. Eugene Creamer wrote:

    Borough Administrator Connolly did her job and should get a mandatory paid Holiday on November 3rd …. away from Belmar.

    Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 9:04 pm | Permalink
  12. Anonymous wrote:

    La de dah. Last minute, The Gov will declare emergency legislative initiative to allow elected officials in belmar to Vote on their donors liquor licensed establishments renewals due to their Super Storm Sandyissues.

    Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 9:20 am | Permalink
  13. admin wrote:

    It’s a local ordinance. They don’t need the governor to change it. BTW, are you sure you put this comment under the right post?

    Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 9:23 am | Permalink

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