State won’t stop plan to condemn 135 acres Monmouth County continuing effort to secure Vigh tract By mark rosman T he State Agriculture Development Committee (SADC) will not stand in the way of Monmouth County’s plan to acquire a piece of Mill-stone Township farmland for use as a regional park. Following a presentation in January …

Free-throw line Sylvia Sacks, 92, of Millstone Township, takes a turn at the free-throw line during a benefit basketball game Saturday at Allentown High School.JERRY WOLKOWITZ

Extra school aid boosts Roosevelt By bob fleming T he promise of property tax relief is finally a reality with an announcement last week by Roosevelt school officials that the district has received an additional $93,775 in state aid for the 2000-01 school year. School administrators and municipal officials welcomed the news as a positive …

Fourth-grade presentation We hope Joseph Zahora, 9, didn’t let his portrayal of the planet Jupiter go to his head during a fourth-grade presentation about the solar system Monday at the Roosevelt Public School.JERRY WOLKOWITZ

Fund for Roosevelt embarks on preservation activities By Bob Fleming ROOSEVELT — The Fund for Roosevelt Inc. has been successful in its land preservation endeavors since its incorporation and expects to continue to be successful in the future — that was the message delivered by Dr. Rod Tulloss, the fund’s president, at the organization’s first …

Making sure every resident counts Roosevelt officials work to overcome Census 2000 snafu By bob fleming R oosevelt officials are taking extraordinary measures to ensure that all residents are properly counted in the Census 2000. A mailing glitch in the census program prevented the delivery of census forms to residents through the Roosevelt post office …

Redbird Ramble 5K run It’s a full field at the starting line as runners break into stride at the start of the Redbird Ramble 5K run held Sunday in Allentown. The race was a fund-raiser for the high school’s "Water Our Fields Fund." SEAN GUTHRIDGE

Ross named boro attorney By bob fleming T he standoff between Roosevelt Mayor Michael B. Hamilton and Borough Council members regarding the appointment of a municipal attorney has been resolved with the confirmation of John Ross to that position. During the council’s regular meeting on March 20, council members approved the hiring of Ross, a …

Roosevelt Public School Saey Ward, 7, a second-grader at the Roosevelt Public School, performs a yoga exercise during a health fair that featured stations on hypnosis, massage, yoga, bone density and visualization techniques.

Code tightens enforcement at township campgrounds By louis c. hochman UPPER FREEHOLD — A new township ordinance will provide for local enforcement of campground regulations, setting fines between $15 and $500 for violations of state and municipal codes. The ordinance requires that campground operators receive annual permits from the township board of health at a …