The Week of November 30 - December 7, 1999 (Visit our Archives)
Photo by Scott Longfield
Swift action by neighbors, police and emergency officials led to the rescue of 8 student rowers from Ranney School after a sudden squall on the Navesink River capsized their rowing sculls last Tuesday afternoon.

This Week's Top Stories

RBR Kids Take Magical Mystery Tour
LITTLE SILVER - "Imagine" asked the late musician John Lennon in one of his most famous compositions.
RB Still Grappling With Budget Crunch
RED BANK - Speaking before an overflowing audience of borough employees and residents at a budget workshop meeting on Wednesday, April 28, Borough Administrator Stanley Sickels presented a detailed review of the proposed municipal budget, and responded to a list of cost-cutting proposals submitted by a group of residents.
Legislators, Environmentalists Advocate For Wind Energy
Oil spill in gulf illustrates risks of drilling on the east coast, say elected officials
MTEA Rejects Mayor's Pay Freeze Proposal Freeze could save district $3 million, says Scharfenberger
MIDDLETOWN - After the defeat of the Middletown Board of Education's proposed budget, Mayor Gerard Scharfenberger sent a letter to the Middletown Teacher's Education Association requesting that the teacher's union accept a one-year wage freeze.
Campaign Tactics Take A Turn As 6th District Race Heats Up
Although the Republican and Democratic primaries are still a month away, the 6th District Congressional campaign is already heating up.
Oceanic Bridge Repair Slated For Fall
RUMSON - Spend any time driving around in the area and the one thing you can be sure of, (because there are flashing reminders at every approach,) is that the Oceanic Bridge has a three-ton weight limit.
Builder's Association Lauds Governor's Signing Of "Time Of Application" Law
HAMILTON - On Wednesday, May 5, Governor Chris Christie signed the "Time of Application" bill into law, paving the way for swifter processing of development applications within the state.
RB Zoners Hear Plan For Monmouth Street High-Rise
RED BANK - "No longer are we in a 'Field of Dreams'; we're not there anymore," real estate expert Jeffrey Otteau told the borough's Zoning Board of Adjustment last Thursday, as he discussed a proposal to construct a substantial residential development on the western end of Monmouth Street.
BRSA Plans Wind Turbine For Union Beach
UNION BEACH - While New Jersey legislators are taking steps to advance renewable energy sources in the state, the people of Union Beach have major concerns over a proposed wind turbine project within borough limits that is headed full-speed toward the construction phase.
Legislators Seek Meeting With Army On Future Of Fort
FORT MONMOUTH - New Jersey's two U.S. Senators and two area congressmen are seeking to meet with the secretary of the Army to talk about the future of Fort Monmouth as the military installation plans for its closing in about 18 months.