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Plane crash at Miller Airpark among the week’s biggest news stories

It happened quite suddenly early Sunday night, but the plane crash at Robert J. Miller Airpark in Berkeley Township drew comparisons to a similar event a few months earlier in New Jersey.

The crash was attributed to “engine problems” and neither the pilot nor the flight instructor of the Cessna 172 were injured.

In November 2021, a 17-year-old pilot lost control of the plane, resulting in a crash at Old Bridge Airport.

It will be about a year or two before we know the full scope of what happened because that’s how long it takes for the NTSB report to be completed.

In a different and separate note, this week New Jersey made the switch from routine plastic bags to reusable and sometimes paper bags.

From what we’ve heard there’s a mix of stories about people who forgot to bring their reusable bags to some people who still want the plastic ones.

How have you been this week? Are you for or against a plastic bag ban?

Regarding the pandemic, several New Jersey GOP senators are asking Gov. Phil Murphy to lift testing and vaccine mandates for public and private sector workers statewide.

US Congressman Chris Smith, who represents northern Ocean County and parts of Monmouth County, also came out this week demanding that soldiers who were fired for not being vaccinated be returned to duty.

There were many other stories making headlines this week in Ocean County, Monmouth County, along the Jersey Shore and across the state.

Here’s the top news of the week on the Jersey Shore.

Top Jersey Shore News stories of the week

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RANKING: Here are the 63 smartest dog breeds

Does your faithful pup’s breed make the list? Read on to see if the next time you take your fur baby for a walk, you’ll be bragging about your dog’s intellectual abilities to the neighbors. Don’t worry: even if your dog’s breed doesn’t make the list, it doesn’t mean he’s not a good boy – some traits just can’t be measured.

LOOK: Check out America’s 50 Best Beach Towns

Every beach town has its pros and cons, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best place to live. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, comparing US beach cities. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The towns had a population of 10,000 to 150,000 but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. We selected the top 50 from these rankings. Readers who live in California and Florida will not be surprised to learn that many of the cities featured here are in one of those two states.

Read on to see if your favorite beach town made it.