GUEST COLUMN Commission’s charge: Find usable land for recreation The Millstone Township Recreation Commission has been set up as a government body to provide programs for every resident — children and adults. In recent years, the recreation commission has successfully implemented many new programs that have kept pace with the growth in the township. These …

Teach technology, but also right from wrong W e are a society firmly in the grasp of technology. That, no one can deny. As we move into this new century computers which neither think nor feel handle more and more tasks; they react as they have been programmed to react. And so, to face this …

GUEST COLUMN GOV. CHRISTIE WHITMAN What is a watershed & who cares anyway? I care and you should too. Let me tell you why. Soap suds run down your drain. Your neighbor’s lawn fertilizer seeps into the soil. Motor oil traces wash down the storm sewer in the next town. These are everyday happenings in …

Siren can make a great deal of difference Some people in Allentown would like the siren turned off. As a volunteer member of the Allentown First Aid Squad, I am against this. The mayor and some Borough Council members are aware of this. One of my reasons is that the siren is a safety factor. …

Development proposal was all about money The headline reads (in the March 9 Examiner), "Nottermans File Law-suit Against Roosevelt Planners Over Failed Development Application"; it should have read, "We Failed to Present a Good Development Application but We’re Going to Sue You Anyway." Common sense dictates that a good development proposal be beneficial to both …

Preschool family fun day slated at YMCA The YMCA of Western Monmouth County, Freehold Township, will host Preschool Family Fun Day from noon to 3 p.m. April 2 at its main facility, 470 E. Freehold Road. The day will offer swimming, gymnastics, crafts, games, tattoos, face painting, tours and more. The cost is $3 per …

Road closing a source of Sunday frustration In regard to Sunday’s Redbird Ramble, yes, I realize that it is hard to have a road race in Allentown without closing the road. Although, it would be beneficial to traffic flow to set up detour signs rather than just stop traffic which causes congestion and frustration. In …

Troopers deserve legal backing from state I had occasion several weekends ago to attend a fund-raiser for the two N.J. State Police officers involved in the New Jersey Turnpike shooting last year. My participation was to resolve why so many of these fund-raisers have taken place. As a taxpayer, I came away flabbergasted and ashamed …

Community works to address aid issue I think the residents of Roosevelt should be commended for providing an excellent example to their student population regarding the steps necessary to push the wheels of bureaucracy into action. Concerned citizens, Board of Education members and Borough Council members have forged a strong alliance to ap-peal to legislative …

Siren important to public health On March 14 there was a meeting in Allentown regarding the emergency siren in town. I am a member of the community who is concerned about this issue and have had the experience of living on South Main Street not far from the siren. Several issues have been raised from …