- Category: News
MIDDLETOWN – The Township Committee has scheduled three regional neighborhood meetings this year to give residents an opportunity to speak informally with township officials about life in Middletown. All meetings begin at 7 p.m. Township Committee members and township staff will be in attendance. No formal action will be taken. Meetings will be held on:
- Tuesday, April 12, Bayshore Middle School, 834 Leonardville Rd, Professional Dev. Rm, 2nd floor
- Tuesday, April 26, Thompson Middle School, 1001 Middletown Lincroft Rd , Gym
- Thursday, May 5, Thorne Middle School, 70 Murphy Road, Gym
In addition to Neighborhood Meetings, residents have the opportunity to discuss issues related to township government with Mayor Anthony Fiore during his Open Office Hours held on the first and third Monday of each month (excluding federal holidays) from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. No appointments are necessary. Residents are seen on a first-come, first served basis. Residents can make public comments during regularly scheduled Township Committee meetings generally held on the first and third Monday of each month at 8 p.m.
Residents can also reach Mayor Fiore by calling his office at 732-615-2024. Township Committee members can be reached through the Clerks’ Office at 732-615-2015. Written comments and inquiries can be sent to Township Committee members and staff any time through the website at www.middletownnj.org.
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ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - Atlantic Highlands native, Remy Cohen, a student at Johnson and Wales University has been named Pitcher of the Week by the Greater Northeast Athletic Conference.
Remy Cohen, Johnson & Wales, Fr., Atlantic Highlands, NJ
The Wildcats’ Remy Cohen was outstanding out of the bullpen for Johnson & Wales this past week. The rookie pitcher posted a 2-0 record with one save in four appearances on the week with a 0.00 ERA. Cohen earned the win over WPI with two thirds of an inning of scoreless relief and wrapped up the week with the win over Thomas as the closer.
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HIGHLANDS, NJ - The Henry Hudson Regional Education Association will host a “Meet the Candidates Night” for those seeking election to the Board of Education of the Henry Hudson Regional School District.
The event will be held April 6th and get underway at 7 p.m. at Henry Hudson Regional School, 1 Grand Tour, Highlands. The event is free of charge and all residents are encouraged to attend and learn more about their neighbords seeking election.
In Atlantic Highlands, Sarah Kroon Chiles, Robert Thuss, Jr and incumbent Arthur Weimer are running for two, three-year seats. Highlands resident and current Board of Education president Cheryl McDonald is running unopposed for one three-year seat.
The format for the evening will allow each candidate to give a three-minute long opening statement. Candidates will then be asked pre-selected questions about their experience and views on issues affecting Henry Hudson and education in New Jersey. All participants will be able to answer each question.
Audience members can also submit questions, which will be reviewed and presented to moderators as time permits. Each candidate will be allowed to make a closing statement.
The event will conclude with light refreshments and time to mingle with the candidates.
School elections will be held April 27th and includes a vote on the proposed budget for the 2011-2012 school year. Polling locations in Atlantic Highlands will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. The polls in Highlands will open at 2 p.m. and close at 9 p.m.
- Category: News
HIGHLANDS, NJ - On Monday, March 21, 2011, the Highlands Elementary Board of Education adopted a revised 2011-2012 budget, which now represents a zero tax levy increase. Dr. George, Interim Superintendent of Schools, presented the budget to the Board Members and audience. He reported, “This Board of Education developed the 2011-2012 budget in accordance with the District’s Mission Statement to ensure that each student has the opportunity to become an independent and critical thinker on the path to becoming a life-long learner.” The District’s budget will decrease $133,169, or 3.6% from the 2010-2011 budget. The District worked diligently over the past several months to identify cost saving measures, while preparing to develop a fiscally sound budget according to the mandates developed by the NJ Department of Education.
These efforts include entering into shared services agreements with the Hazlet Township School District to operate the business office, which will save the District over $60,000 annually and interim superintendent services, which save the District an additional $6,000 each month. Other cost saving measures contributed to the total budgetary reduction of $133,169. These combined savings will provide the taxpayers of Highlands with a zero tax levy increase and also support the rigorous academic programs provided for the students.
- Category: Arts & Culture
Red Bank RiverCenter holds open auditions for musicians and entertainers for popular summer program.
RED BANK, NJ – For the eleventh year in a row, Red Bank’s summer music and performing arts series, StreetLife, will return to the sidewalks of Red Bank.
For the 2011 series, RiverCenter is inviting talented adults and teenagers (16 years and older) to audition for this summer’s program on Tuesday, March 29 at the Count Basie Theatre Rehearsal Studio, 99 Monmouth Street - 2nd Floor, Red Bank, from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. RiverCenter is seeking musicians and entertainers, such as mimes, clowns, magicians, jugglers, etc. to participate in the program. Each performer is asked to bring 3-to-4 minutes of prepared material highlighting his or her skills, a biography and references, if available. Please note past StreetLife performers do not need to re-audition. If you are interested in performing again please contact RiverCenter for a StreetLife Returning Performer application. Dates are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
Nancy Adams, Executive Director for Red Bank RiverCenter says, “We are thrilled to be presenting this very successful program again this summer. Many visitors come in to town on Saturday nights to see the performers and to enjoy a night out in Red Bank. We are proud to be able to offer a venue for the musicians and entertainers to perform. ”