By John BurtonLITTLE SILVER – Helen Gormley is leaving her co-workers and her job but not the borough.“This is my town,” said Gormley, the borough administrator/municipal clerk who will be retiring Aug. 2.Gormley, a borough employee since February 1987, has lived on Salem Lane for 38 years. “Right now we’re going to stay in Little Silver.”Helen Gormley, Little Silver’s borough administrator/municipal clerk, is retiring Aug. 2.When she started with the borough, Gormley was hired as an administrative assistant and recycling coordinator. In January 1991 she was named as deputy borough clerk. She earned her certification as registered municipal clerk in June 1996 and was appointed deputy administrator in October 2002. Gormley assumed the responsibilities as clerk and administrator in January 2011, officially receiving the titles a year later.Gormley never saw herself taking on the responsibility of these positions and all they entail. “I never thought I would work as long as I did,” she said.She thought the job would be good for her as her two children, Pamela and John, attended borough schools.It was the quality education that led to the family moving to Little Silver nearly four decades ago, she said.Over the years as a resident and employee, she has seen the community grow and continue as a wonderful place to raise a family – in no small part due to the public education and borough services, she said.As her responsibilities grew and roots in the borough deepened, Gormley came to appreciate her role in helping borough residents tackle issues and navigate the layers of government.“It can be challenging at times,” she said, acknowledging the need to put in long hours and late nights attending borough meetings while continuing to update her certification for the clerk’s position, which is required by the state. (In comparison, the administrator job is technically a political appointment, with that person serving at the pleasure of the mayor and council.)“It is a tremendous responsibility,” she said. “You try to make everybody happy but you can’t.”What has helped, she believed, is being a resident, sharing the concerns, frustrations and pain that other residents can feel – even in a small suburban community.Her intimate knowledge of what was happening to residents became even more apparent in the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy. She knew how the storm impacted the community with homes damaged so significantly that some residents still are unable to return to them.She has seen houses being repaired and raised and knows how school was disrupted and power was out for lengthy periods. She felt the impact of the storm on both a personal and professional level.“I think I cared more because I live here and it is my tax dollars, too,” she said.She has helped borough professionals and elected officials make difficult tasks easier, she believes, and says they have always been decent, caring people – especially the mayors with whom she has worked.That holds true with the current holder of that office, Robert Neff Jr. “I give him a world of credit,” she said.Now she is working with the newly hired clerk/administrator, Kimberly Jungfer, who comes to Little Silver from Oceanport where she was administrator. “She knows the job inside and out,” Gormley said. “Little Silver is in good hands.”Along with that, she is saying her goodbyes to coworkers, many of whom she has worked with for quite a few years, and volunteers who have lent so much support for various committees and boards. That process has been difficult, she said. “You’re happy to say goodbye and move on but you’re sad to say goodbye.”She has no immediate plans yet for her post-work life, except maybe travel a little and see where things take her. She expects to be around town and will be available to offer a little advice to friends and neighbors on the ins and outs of local government.
Nike is now the official supplier of Temple University athletic gear and uniforms, the Athletic Department announced on Wednesday via Twitter. The deal will officially start in July 2020 and last for three years, according to a release by Temple Athletics. All 19 varsity sports will receive new uniforms for their next season of competition. Since 2010, the university’s official athletic sponsor had been Under Armour. Temple signed a 10-year extension with the brand in 2015.
The General Secretary of Europe’s Football Governing body (UEFA), Theodore Theodoridis, arrives in Liberia today, Tuesday, with a two member high powered delegation.The UEFA delegation will be in Liberia from March 22 to 23 to discuss UEFA’s cooperation with the Liberia Football Association (LFA).The delegation is headed by Mr. Theodoridis and includes Urs Kluser, Integrity Officer, and Legal Affairs/Disciplinary Services.A release from the LFA said the two man UEFA delegation will discuss future cooperation with the Liberian FA in all aspects of football development.The delegation will visit the LFA Technical Center under construction in Careysburg, the future home of the LFA in Congo Town, the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS) and pay a courtesy visit to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.The delegation will then join LFA President Musa Hassan Bility and LFA Executives for a discussion before addressing the local football media.The coming of the UEFA delegation to Liberia followed discussions held between Mr. Bility and the newly elected FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, on the margins of Feburary’s FIFA Congress in Zurich.The LFA President reportedly played an influential role in deciding the outcome of the FIFA presidential pools.Mr. Bility is excited about the upcoming visit and said it will help Liberia reach a higher mark in its football development program.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
There was a time when you could bank on property.Now a Donegal estate agent is selling a bank!The former Bank of Ireland building in Lifford has been put on the market by Brendan McGlynn and Associates and comes complete with its own safe. Brendan hit the headlines around the world when he first appeared on Donegaldaily.com advertising a two for one price deal.The good news is that all houses have ben sold.Brendan says the sale of the former Bank of Ireland property on Main Street in the border town is an unusual sale.“It’s very rare that a bank goes up for sale especially one with its own safe,” he said. The property comes with male and female toilets and all its original fixtures and fittings including bank counter.The owner of the property is leaving the sale open to offers.EndsESTATE AGENT ‘BANKING’ ON UNUSUAL PROPERTY DEAL! was last modified: September 21st, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Bank of IrelandBrendan McGlynn and AssociatesLifford