State officials must explain funding formula One year ago, when the formula for state aid to local school boards was released, many boards and governing bodies were scrambling with their legislative teams to restore cuts in their aid package. To a limited extent these cuts were restored. This year we are told that the aid …

Strong stand needed to rectify FHFSD situation Just where does the responsibility lie for the total embarrassment and mess the Freehold Regional High School District has gotten into? Is it the Board of Education members who constantly blinded themselves for the past 12 years while the district’s administrators ran their own show at whatever cost, …

When you think about it, cemeteries make sense Your article in the March 8 issue of the News Transcript raised some interesting questions. Perhaps I can help you with one. That is your question regarding the new cemeteries now under construction on Route 79. Why two cemeteries at this site on Route 79? All you …

Authorities react rapidly to temple incident The Jewish War Veterans wish to thank the Monmouth County law enforcement officers and officials whose criminal investigations led to the rapid arrest of the two men who (allegedly) desecrated the Congregation B’nai Israel synagogue in Rumson. The words of the song from the show and movie South Pacific …

Writer responds to anti-referendum letter This is in response to a letter in the March 1 News Transcript written by Marilyn Eisenberg regarding the upcoming Marlboro Board of Education referendum. The tax increase is based on the assessed value, not market value (how much a home sells for). Tax assessments are lower than the market …

Police officer never hesitated at fire We would like to thank Manalapan Police Officer Margaret Free-man for her quick response in extinguishing a dryer fire at our home. She was first on the scene and did not hesitate to enter the smoky basement and extinguish the fire. Without her quick response our home could have …

Voters should say yes to Marlboro school plan O n March 14, Marlboro residents should vote to approve the Board of Education’s plan to build an early childhood learning center and a second middle school. Nobody, not even those who oppose the board’s plan, denies the fact that Marlboro’s K-8 school district is undergoing a …

Support for food drive appreciated A s part of the Scouting for Food program sponsored by the Monmouth Council of Boy Scouts of America, Troop 258 of Howell collected more than 3,200 pounds of food for distribution through the township’s Youth and Family Services programs. The troop collected enough canned and dried goods to supply …

Send a message by voting no on school referendum I am really surprised and disappointed to read the letter written by Geri Kaplan stating that the so-called opposition and the township government are not trying to help solve the school crisis that the Marlboro Board of Education has created. This shows how some people have …

Board acting in haste on Marlboro referendum There is no doubt that new school facilities are needed in Marlboro. Unfortunately, it is clear that the way to obtain this very necessary goal is not by way of the forthcoming ill-conceived and hastily orchestrated $42 million referendum, most particularly given the irresponsible manner the Marlboro Board …