Daily Archives: April 7, 2009

Police blotter: Drunken football fans settle for girls lacrosse

This week, two buddies in search of a “sporting event” to watch while drinking beer ended up taking in a Bainbridge High School girls lacrosse practice from the comforts of their parked vehicle. The lacrosse coach caught sight of the leering sports fans and called the cops. The “befuddled and embarrassed” pair told an officer that they’d hoped to catch a football game at the high school. The officer informed them that they were a few seasons too late, that they were trespassing and that they’d have to leave without their vehicle because they were too tipsy to drive.

Plenty more drunken exploits this week….I guess the flowers in bloom and springtime sun drives islanders to drink.

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UPDATED: Eight more city employees get pink slips

Latest update: Wed. April 8, 7 p.m.

Eight more city employees were handed pink slips on Monday as part of a second round of layoffs in less than two months.

An additional 10 employees were put on reduced work schedules.

The reductions will take effect at the end of the month.

“All departments were impacted by these actions,” said City Administrator Mark Dombroski, who made the cuts after the City Council directed him to make $1 million worth of staff-related cuts as park of a city-wide $3.6 million reduction plan to match rapidly declining revenues.

Under Dombroski’s staff reduction plan, two roads-related public works staff, a water resources engineer, a code enforcement support staffer, a planning department office specialist, a police parking enforcement officer, a planner and a capital projects manager will lose their jobs.

“It’s tough to handle. It’s tough to take,” said public works mechanic Mark Bartholomew, who will lose two coworkers from the operations and maintenance shop where he works. “Our tempers aren’t high and we’re trying to stay close.”

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