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Belmar prepares for May 1 launch of plastic bag ban

BELMAR — In three weeks, retail cashiers and baggers in Belmar will no longer need to ask customers whether they want paper or plastic. A ban on single-use plastic bags takes effect on May...

Children create raised salt designs with spring themes

BRIELLE — Brielle children made festive spring artwork at the public library on Tuesday, April 9. As part of the raised salt painting program, more than 10 children sat down and first designed either flowers or...

Sunny Saturday for 19th annual Trout Contest for Kids

SPRING LAKE — What started as a gloomy Saturday morning turned into a sunny and perfect day for the 19th annual Trout Contest for Kids. The borough's Spring Lake had been stocked with almost 800 trouts...

Mayor says vote in primary or be ‘cheated’ of choice

MANASQUAN — Mayor Ed Donovan is calling for more voters to enroll as Democrats by April 10 so they can cast votes in his June 4 primary contest with Councilman Michael Mangan. Both Democrats met...

Shade tree commission to plant centennial arboretum

BRIELLE — Brielle Park is home to almost 100 species of trees, and donations can help expand that variety. With the borough’s upcoming Centennial Celebration on June 1 in mind, the Brielle Shade Tree Commission announced...

Autism Awareness Day celebrated in Belmar

BELMAR — Belmar Elementary School celebrated its first Autism Awareness Day on Tuesday, pledging to learn about and understand schoolmates who have autism. Over 400 students at Belmar Elementary assembled at the school’s playground, located...

Proposed borough budget projects reduced tax rate

LAKE COMO — The borough has introduced its 2019 budget and residents can expect yet another decrease in their municipal taxes. Presented by Councilman Doug Witte during Tuesday’s council meeting, residents can expect a possible...

Christopher Willms appointed to fill council vacancy

SPRING LAKE HEIGHTS — The borough council on Tuesday named Christopher Willms to fill the seat vacated by Richard Diver, who resigned after being charged in a federal fraud investigation. Mr. Willms has served in...

Brielle Elementary students perform in ‘Alice in Wonderland’

BRIELLE — Audiences took a trip down the rabbit hole last week as students at Brielle Elementary School put on a performance of “Alice in Wonderland” on Thursday, March 21, and Saturday, March 23. Eighty-eight BES...

Sandy Hook dad mourned at school that honored his daughter

BELMAR — Five years ago, Belmar Elementary School dedicated a playground in honor of Avielle Richman, a first-grader killed during a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut in 2012. Now, school officials...

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