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 …

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 …

Residents support Marlboro school referendum I have lived in Marlboro for 20 years. Both my son, a sophomore in college, and my daughter, a sophomore in high school, went to Marlboro Elementary School and Marlboro Middle School. I do not live in one of the neighborhoods where the proposed schools are to be built. My …

Referendum provides a long-term solution As a resident of Marlboro and the mother of a second-grader, I’d like to take this opportunity to ask the citizens of Marlboro to come out and support the March 14 referendum and vote yes for the children of Marlboro. We can debate forever on the "best" location and the …

Writer says voters will do what’s right for kids On March 14 my friends and neighbors in Marlboro will cast their votes in support of two new schools to accommodate an ever-increasing school enrollment. Many seniors in our community have grandchildren who attend Marlboro’s schools and schools in other communities, and I truly believe that …

President fires back at anonymous claims MARLBORO — In the week before a scheduled $42 million referendum proposing the construction of two new schools, the Marlboro Board of Education was busy putting out a series of public relations fires started by several anonymous pieces of mail that had been circulated around town. Voters will go …

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 …

Hudson Manor hopes to add on-site convenience store FREEHOLD — Hudson Manor officials want to make the senior citizens complex at 40 Hudson St. even more convenient for its residents. Representatives of Hudson Manor are scheduled to appear before the zoning board at its March 28 meeting seeking approval for a proposal that would add …

Cunliffe, Morello lead Super-Region qualifiers Meadowlands one-step away for local wrestlers JERRY WOLKOWITZ Zach Cunliffe of Howell High School controls Rumson-Fair Haven’s Bryan Heller in the Region VI bout at Brick Memorial High School on Saturday. Cunliffe went on to finish second in the region. Z ach Cunliffe was called the best freshman to ever …

Local J.C. Penney stores wait for word on future By dave benjamin JERRY WOLKOWITZ An Eckerd drug store at Route 79 and School Road West, Marlboro, is among the stores scheduled to be closed by the J.C. Penney Co. Inc. I n an attempt to restructure the corporation after a fourth quarter net loss of …