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Development and Power Lines Concern Middletown Candidates

By Jay Cook MIDDLETOWN–With a full slate of opponents this year, the incumbent Republicans in Middletown Township, Mayor Gerry Scharfenberger and Committeeman Kevin Settembrino, look to stay on the course...

November 7, 2016 | comments

Highlands Voters To Elect Mayor

By Joseph Sapia HIGHLANDS – In the non-partisan race for mayor, Borough Councilman Doug Card faces former Mayor Rick O’Neil. In an interview, Card said the major issues in town...

November 7, 2016 | comments

Candidates for Sheriff Zero In On Drug Abuse

By Joseph Sapia Both candidates for Monmouth County sheriff, Republican incumbent Shaun Golden and Democrat challenger Jeff Cantor, agree the most pressing issue in this race is heroin abuse. Golden,...

November 7, 2016 | comments

Solomeno Challenges Peters For County Surrogate Post

By Joseph Sapia In the race for Monmouth County Surrogate, the voter choices are the incumbent who stands by her work or the challenger who wants to improve the office....

November 7, 2016 | comments

Independents Play A Key Role In Monmouth County Elections

  By Joseph Sapia Many people think of Monmouth County as Republican. But while many positions of power are held by the GOP, there are more registered Democratic voters in...

November 7, 2016 | comments

Impact 100 Jersey Coast Announces 5 Finalists For $145,000 Grant

Impact 100 Jersey Coast formally announced the five nonprofit finalists who will present at the organization’s annual membership meeting on Nov. 17 where the winner of a $145,000 grant will...

November 4, 2016 | comments

Devoted Mother and Catholic, Rose DiPiero

Rosera S. DiPiero, 70, passed away on Saturday, October 29 at New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York City. Faith, family and tradition were some of the hallmarks of Rose’s life....

November 3, 2016 | comments

Middletown North Senior Wins $20,000 Scholarship

  By Elizabeth Wulfhorst MIDDLETOW­N–Sydney Closs hasn’t decided where she will attend college next fall, but thanks to the Samsung American Legion Scholarship, she has $20,000 to help pay for...

November 1, 2016 | comments

A New Vision For Port Belford

By Joseph Sapia MIDDLETOWN – The Township Committee is looking to rejuvenate Port Belford, specifically around the Belford Seafood Cooperative Association commercial fishing port and NY Waterway ferry terminal. The...

October 31, 2016 | comments

Kyrillos Announces He Will Not Seek Another Term

By John Burton One of the most stalwart Republican forces in the state Legislature, Middletown’s Joseph Kyrillos, announced on Tuesday, he would not seek another term in the Senate. “It...

October 31, 2016 | comments

Oceanic Bridge: Repair or Replace? Public Invited to Weigh In

By Joseph Sapia The Oceanic Bridge over the Navesink River is in “critical condition,” an engineering diagnosis that means Monmouth County must either rehabilitate or replace the Rumson and Middletown...

October 31, 2016 | comments

Red Bank Candidates Divided On The Issues

By John Burton RED BANK — The Nov. 8 election will have voters selecting from two incumbents and three political newcomers to fill two, three-year terms on the Borough Council....

October 31, 2016 | comments

Familiar Faces Square Off Against Republican Challengers

By John Burton ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – This year’s race for the two, three-year terms on the Borough Council has voters choosing between two Republicans, both new to municipal government, and...

October 30, 2016 | comments

Independents and Republicans Vie For Seats in Sea Bright

By Liz Sheehan SEA BRIGHT-The Borough Council election on Nov. 8 might bring a history-making event to the town: the first time a husband and wife have served as members...

October 30, 2016 | comments

Holmdel Candidates Split On Issues

By Jay Cook HOLMDEL – A pair of Democrats, Karen Strickland, who is running in her fourth consecutive election, and Barbara Singer, new to the political scene, look to oust...

October 30, 2016 | comments

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