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  • Ron Finley with wife Debbie and daughter Shannon at Ron's Backstretch Kitchen at Monmouth Park.

    A Tasty Outpost on the Backstretch at Monmouth Park

    Story and Photos by Art Petrosemolo OCEANPORT – Tucked away in the stable area of every thoroughbred race track is a restaurant catering to the horsemen, grooms, exercise riders, stable hands, trainers and owners who…

  • Will Seddon of Beach Haven gets inverted off a good wave during the 11th annual Skim Bash Sunday Sept. 7, at Sea Bright's public beach.

    Skimming Along the Sea

      The 11th annual Skim Bash skimboarding competition returned to Sea Bright Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 6-7, with beginners to professionals showcasing their talents and competing for prizes. The Pro Division featured some of the…

  • Rutgers University's crew team will compete Sept. 27 during the Ray Catena Auto Group Rumson Boat Race.
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    Rowing on the River

      College, high school teams to participate Sept. 27 in Catena Rumson Boat Race By John Burton RUMSON – College rowers will again take to the Navesink River competing for the Governor’s and Mayor’s cups later…

  • New to Oceanport’s Monmouth Park racetrack this summer is the William Hill Race and Sports Bar, which will be used for professional sports betting should it come to the track, as proponents hope.
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    Sports Betting at Monmouth Park Weeks Away?

    OCEANPORT – State Senators Raymond J. Lesniak and Joseph M. Kyrillos Jr. aren’t wasting any time, nor is Monmouth Park, in moving forward with sports betting following actions made by the Christie Administration this week. “It…

  • Gail L. Hunton, supervising historic preservation specialist for the Monmouth County Park System, at the restoration project underway for the World War II-era Battery Lewis at Hartshorne Woods Park.

    Preserving the Past

    County restoring World War II battery in Middletown By John Burton MIDDLETOWN – The Monmouth County Park System is undertaking a project that will preserve and protect what had protected the Jersey Shore and New…

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    The Two River Area Remembers

    Area residents were remembering and honoring loved ones, friends, neighbors and  thousands of people they didn’t know during the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States today. Ceremonies were held…

  • Thirty-two Monmouth County police chiefs take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Friday, Sept. 5 in support of a retired police chief who is battling the disease.

    Ice Cold Chiefs, Warm Hearts

    By John Burton FREEHOLD – Police chiefs from around Monmouth County were all wet on Friday afternoon—but for a good cause. Chiefs, representing 32 municipalities from around the county who are all part of the…

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    Taking Fashion to the Streets

    By John Burton HIGHLANDS – Retail has changed. It now has wheels. Parked along Bay Avenue’s Veterans Park on the borough’s main commercial thoroughfare, visitors will find a 2001 model 350 Ford box truck on…

  • Plans for the continuation of the sea wall in Sea Bright will close a 600-foot gap in the wall in the downtown district, which was heavily damaged during Super Storm Sandy.

    Sea Bright Sea Wall to Take 18 Months

    SEA BRIGHT – Construction of a new section of the borough’s sea wall and repairs to existing portions are expected to begin next spring or early summer. A year from now, Mayor Dina Long said,…

  • Greg Lewis and barbara DiBeneditto of Fair Mountain Coffee Roasters in Atlantic Highlands deal in fair trade products.
Photo by John Burton

    The Perks of Selling Coffee

    ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – Coffee isn’t just a drink with breakfast or during a respite from work for Greg Lewis and Barbara DiBeneditto. No, like those who grow it and live with it in Central and South…