The Week of November 30 - December 7, 1999 (Visit our Archives)
Photo by Scott Longfield
Police vehicles outside Rumson-Fair Haven Regional H.S. during an emergency lockdown last Wednesday.

This Week's Top Stories

Park System Issues Deer Hunt Report
THE MONMOUTH COUNTY Park system recently released a report detailing the results of its 2007/2008 deer management program.
The Things They Carried Exhibit by Rumson photographer honors Holocaust survivors
DEAL - The photographs are stark and not really so much black and white as they are myriad shades of grey.
Former VNA Building Falls To The Wrecking Ball
RED BANK - The Bodman Place building that had been home to the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey and its predecessor, the Monmouth County Organization of Social Services, for more than half a century had a date with the wrecking ball last week.
Cause Of Middletown Blaze Under Investigationt
Middletown - A blaze that fully engulfed a home at 6 Tuller Court in Lincroft last week is under investigation by the Middletown Fire Department, the Middletown Police Department and the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office.
Bulman's THREE-Run Homer In Fifth Rallies SJV To 3-2 Triumph Over RBC
RED BANK - Monday's St. John Vianney-Red Bank Catholic A Central Division softball contest had a number of unusual happenings, which is typical when these two clubs get together.
Huttner's Goal Leads Rumson-FH Past Hopewell Valley, 7-6
RUMSON - Freshman Mike Huttner's shot from 20 yards out led the Rumson-Fair Haven Bulldogs to a dramatic 7-6 nonconference win over Hopewell Valley at Borden Stadium last Friday.
Area Legislators Call For Halt On Highlands Bridge Project
HIGHLANDS - In the aftermath of last week's allegations of malfeasance on the part of a state Department of Transportation employee, some area's legislators are calling for a halt on the Highlands-Sea Bright bridge construction project and for a formal investigation. Late last week state Senator Sean T. Kean and Assembly members David Rible and Mary Pat Angelini sent letters to the Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Kris Kolluri and to the state Attorney General Ann Milgram asking for the work to stop and for Milgram's office to investigate last week's announcement that the Monmouth County Prosecutor was charging a DOT employee assigned to the bridge project with tampering or falsifying official government records.
RFH Locked Down, Two Arrested After Online Threat
RUMSON - The routine of a school day came to a halt on Wednesday as Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School went into emergency lockdown, after threats were allegedly made against a student. According to a statement released by the school administration, a student at the school was the target of an on-line threat.
School Board Elections Set For April 15
Red Bank: Three three-year terms *Janet Jones
Middletown Budget Introduced; Hearing Set For May 8
MIDDLETOWN - During its regular meeting Monday night, the Middletown Township Committee unanimously voted to introduce the proposed 2008 municipal budget. Middletown Chief Financial Officer Richard Wright presented the committee with a revised budget that managed to cut $746,000 from the version that was presented on February 28th.
Zoners Hear Revised Application For Retail/Residential Project
RED BANK - A substantial development being proposed for the western end of Monmouth Street is back again before the borough zoning board, in a revised form from nearly a year ago. The board last Thursday began hearing a bifurcated application for Siros of Monmouth, calling for the plan to develop a nearly half-acre parcel on the corner of Monmouth and Pearl Street, for a retail and residential project.
Letters to the Editor
I was so pleased to read that a coalition has been formed to explore the possibility of preserving the Bell Labs site in Holmdel for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Art Of Canine - And Human - Leadership
I'VE BEEN THINKING a lot about political leadership lately. I guess most of us have. It's hard to know what qualities we will need in a leader to face the unknown with us in our changing world. I often think about it while I'm walking in the woods.
Remembering The Red Bank Of The 1950s
THE '50S WERE a great time to be a kid in Red Bank. You could explore the town by yourself or with your buddies.
Virginia Is For Gardeners
A 75th anniversary of anything is surely a milestone worth special acknowledgment. April 19-27 the entire state of Virginia, from the Atlantic beaches to the Blue Ridge Mountains, celebrates its 75th Historic Garden Week.
Phoenix Productions' Joseph Not quite amazing...
I guess there are reasons for community theaters to do Andrew Lloyd Webber (music) and Tim Rice's (lyrics) Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat again and again. .
More Wine Myths Debunked
In my previous column on wine myths I wrote that there are many more to debunk. This is as good a time as any to continue the educational process.
Hang With "The Dude" At Count Basie Theatre
RED BANK - Jeff "the Dude" Dowd will appear at the Count Basie Theatre on Saturday, April 19 at 8 p.m. to introduce Oscar winners Joel and Ethan Coen's The Big Lebowski, tell stories from his upcoming book The Dude Abides! Classic Tales and Rebel Rants, answer questions and host an after-party.