The Week of November 30 - December 7, 1999 (Visit our Archives)
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(From left) Monmouth County Freeholder Lillian Burry, Freeholder Candidate John P. Curley and Monmouth County Republican Committee Chair Adam Puharic show their solidarity last week.

This Week's Top Stories

Play Ball!
Season Opens For Lakewood Blue Claws.
Poll Tells Tale Of Two Jerseys
NEW JERSEY HAS had a split identity ever since Lord Berkeley and Sir George Carteret divided the new colony into east and west in the late 1600s.
Probationary Firefighter Makes Lifesaving Rescue In Middletown Fire Rescue
MIDDLETOWN - Last week lifelong Monmouth County resident William Kacen did what many wonder if they would or even could.
Mark Ecko Display An Attention-Getter On Broad Street
RED BANK - Maybe it was just a little bit too racy for Hip Town.
RBC, Raritan, R-FH Ready To Repeat successful Seasons
Matt Wassel of Rumson-Fair Haven gets ready to swing at a pitch during recent scrimmage against Manchester.
RBC Tops SJV, 3-1 In Hausmann's Coaching Debut
RED BANK - Red Bank Catholic starting pitcher Michael Yaccarine tossed five strong innings allowing one run on three hits and striking out five batters to help lead the Caseys to a rain shortened 3-1 Division A Central victory over the St. John Vianney Lancers at Count Basie Field on Tuesday.
Drugs In Our Water: Should We Worry?
Only if you drink 100 million gallons, notes NJ American Water Company.
County Republicans Choose Slate For 2008 Elections Red Bank Councilman John P. Curley to run for freeholder
MIDDLETOWN - The Monmouth County Republican party set aside their political infighting last Wednesday as committee members selected candidates for two freeholder seats, three House of Representatives' seats and one U.S. Senate seat.
AH Man Pleads Guilty To Theft, Forgery Edmund "Ned" Brown had served on Asbury Park Zoning Board
An Atlantic Highlands resident who had been a member of the Asbury Park Zoning Board of Adjustment pleaded guilty this week to four crimes, one of which related to his position on the zoning board.
Monmouth Museum Presents Evening With Civilian Space Traveler
MIDDLETOWN - U.S. scientist and entrepreneur Dr. Gregory Olsen will talk about what it's like to travel into space during a lecture and discussion to take place at the Monmouth Museum April 11.
Fireworks Fundraiser To Take Place At Monmouth Boat Club April 16
RED BANK - Red Bank's annual cocktail party fundraiser for KaBoom! Fireworks on the Navesink, will take place on Wednesday, April 16th at the Monmouth Boat Club from from 6 to 9 p.m.
Marine Trades Assn. Opposes DEP Public Access Plan For Marinas
IN DECEMBER OF 2007 the NJDEP adopted a plan that would require private marina owners to open their property to the general public 24-hours a day and provide unobstructed access to the waterways.
Official Involved In Highlands Bridge Project Charged With Forgery
SEA BRIGHT - Blame it on the aid... or lack thereof. That's what Mayor Maria Fernandes wants people to keep in mind when they see a likely small hike in their municipal tax bill this year.
Beside the Point
I WAS DISCUSSING global warming the other day with a group of fellow sailors over a drink after a hard day's regatta sailing.
Scene on Stage
Tennessee Williams Classic Re-Revived At Two River Theater - Every production of The Glass Menagerie is different from every other one.
Scene on Film
21 covers the screen with a fast-paced puzzle of premise, process, and answers.
Two Rivers Food And Wine Tasting To Benefit Lunch Break
Lunch Break, celebrating 25 years of community service this year, will be the sole beneficiary of the Red Bank Rotary's eighth annual Two Rivers Food and Wine Tasting on Monday, April 14 at Branches, 123 Monmouth Road, West Long Branch.
April 23 Is National Tax Freedom Day® (But NJ's Isn't Until May)
ACCORDING TO THE Tax Foundation's annual calculation using the latest government data on income and taxes, Tax Freedom Day® will fall on April 23 this year.
Fishing Around
Hello, fellow fisherpeople. The reports I've been getting this week indicate that our spring flounder run has sputtered a bit mainly due to the low water temperatures.
Henry Hudson Ready For Good Season; Shore, Keansburg Rebuilding
HIGHLANDS - Winning baseball seasons at Henry Hudson have been scarce, but the Admirals did make some progress last year when they made the state tournament for the first time in 12 years.