The Week of November 30 - December 7, 1999 (Visit our Archives)
Photo by Scott Longfield
The dome of the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank as it looks after the theater's $8 million renovation.

This Week's Top Stories

Freeholder Candidates Answer Questions From Public At Library Forum
MANALAPAN - During the course of a nearly two-hour debate on Wednesday evening, Oct. 22, the four candidates for the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders had a chance to answer about a dozen questions.
The Brookdale Big Band Comes Out Swinging
When the Brookdale Big Band appears for the annual World War II Dinner Dance at Gibbs Hall on Nov. 21, "The people are waiting on the dance floor for us to start playing," says Joseph Accurso, professor of music at Brookdale Community College and founder-conductor of The Brookdale Big Band.
Balance Of Power Could Shift In M'town
Middletown - The upcoming November elections may have a major impact on the balance of power in Middletown Township.
Fiscal Responsibility, Shared Services Among Issues In RB Race
RED BANK - This year's slate of candidates are familiar faces to borough voters.
NOAA Won't Try Dolphin Rescue - Past interventions have proven fatal, experts said
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has decided not to try to move the dolphins that have been calling the two rivers home for the past four months.
Recall Petition Distorts Her Record, Middletown Candidate Says
MIDDLETOWN - Surrounding Democrat Patricia Walsh's candidacy for Township Committee is a recent recall petition put forth by members of the Middletown Board of Education to have Walsh removed from her position on the BOE.
Atlantic Highlands Council Votes Unanimously To Renew Lease On Shore Casino
ATL. HIGHLANDS - Borough Council unanimously approved the 20-year renewal of the Shore Casino license at the Municipal Yacht Harbor, an hour after the Commission made the recommendation.
Highlands Candidates To Debate On Thursday
HIGHLANDS - Candidates for Borough Council will face-off in a formal debate Thursday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. at the Community Center, Snug Harbor Ave.
M'town Police Say Man Was Fishing For Cash At Gas Station
MIDDLETOWN - Township police arrested a Leonardo man on charges of Burglary and Criminal Attempt early last Tuesday.
COA's Fall Beach Cleanup Nets Abundance Of Trash
Sandy Hook - Last Saturday, Clean Ocean Action held its 23rd annual fall beach cleanup at over 60 sites throughout New Jersey. An estimated 3,000 people participated in the bi-annual event.
RB Board Opposed To Charter School Plan To Add Students
RED BANK - The Charter School's decision last week to seek an enrollment increase is being met with opposition by the Board of Education, is evoking memories of the long-lasting feud between the two local education institutions that was thought to be put to rest more than a year ago.
Democrat, 2 Independents Challenge GOP Stronghold In Little Silver
LITTLE SILVER - It is experience versus change for the Little Silver Borough Council election
Smart Growth, School Funding, Are Issues In Sea Bright
SEA BRIGHT - With two seats available, four candidates, and large-scale redevelopment in the works, Sea Bright incumbents Susana Markson (D), and Thomas Scriven (D) are seeking re-election to see their redevelopment plans through to the end.
GOP Incumbents, Democratic Newcomer Vie For O'port Council
Oceanport - Republican incumbents Ellynn Kahle and Richard Gallo are both seeking reelection to the Oceanport Borough Council.
Two Seats Open On Atlantic Highlands Council
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS - Four persons are running for the two three-year terms on the governing body, with two incumbent Republicans seeking new terms and two Democrats vying for their seats and a change of power on the governing body.
Democrat Challenges GOP Incumbents In FH
FAIR HAVEN - Challenging Republican incumbents Jerome Koch and James Banahan for a seat on the Fair Haven Borough Council is Democratic candidate Matthew Cohen.
Democrat Seeks Seat On All Republican Governing Body In Rumson
RUMSON - Two incumbent Republican borough councilmen seeking re-election to their respective 3-year terms on the council, is not an unusual occurrence for the consistent, all Republican governing body.
Election Opinions
As a taxpayer in Middletown, it is very disturbing to read of the recent ethics issues of Democrat candidate Patricia Walsh.