U.S. Attorney: Former Area Nursery School Teacher Sentenced to Prison for Child Porn

A Red Bank man was sentenced today to eight years (or 97 months) in prison for downloading sexually explicit videos and images of children to his home computer,  Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced.

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Prosecutor: Investigation Reveals Murder/Suicide in Holmdel

An investigation and autopsies have revealed that a couple found dead in their Holmdel home on Thursday died as a result of a murder-suicide, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.

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Revisiting RFH Freshmen Follies with a ‘Gilligan’s Island’ Gal

Actress Natalie Schafer, Lovey on Gilligan's Island, visits the RFH Freshman Follies circa 1975. Photo/George Day
Actress Natalie Schafer, Lovey on Gilligan’s Island, visits the RFH Freshman Follies circa 1975.
Photo/George Day

It’s that kind of summer day when a little boat ride and escape to a deserted island, or one in the Shrewsbury River, makes for the perfect getaway not so far away — as long as there’s some mosquito netting.

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A Respite from Tree Removal in Fair Haven

A contingent of Fair Haven residents riled over the proposed removal of 50-foot sweet gum trees along Third Street and Cedar Avenue were quelled by the eventual edict at Monday’s Borough Council meeting that, for now, officials will leave the trees be.

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Retro RFH Reunion Bridge Alert

A bridge RFH reunion invite
Photo/Doug Borden

It’s reunion season. And while some RFH classes may actually be planning or attending a reunion this summer, one class is gearing up for it’s 40th and realizing that getting the word out was a bit simpler (or not) when classmates could just paint the bridge.

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Authorities Seek Help in Identifying Woman Found Dead in Sea Bright

From the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office … 

New Jersey State police have released a sketch of the African American female whose body was recovered in Sea Bright recently.

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Honoring Fair Haven’s Megan Douty, World Cup Lax Champ

Fair Havenite Megan Douty wiped away a few tears, smiled and told a capacity crowd at Monday’s Borough Council meeting, “I’m just so honored” as she accepted a proclamation honoring her for being a Team U.S.A. World Cup champ.

Flanked by family, friends, fans and old high school lax team girls, Douty expressed gratitude to her hometown and posed for some photos.

Douty, a 2011 Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) graduate and 2015 graduate of The University of Maryland, was part of the U.S.A. Lacrosse Team that beat Canada, getting the gold in an undefeated 2017 season.

Douty has participated in the U.S.A. program for the past three years. She was then selected for the 2017 U.S. World Cup Team.

While Douty was a student at RFH, she was known as a star athlete on the high school’s lacrosse team. As a Terrapin at University of Maryand, she became known as one of the top lacrosse defenders in the country who earned all-American status in 2014 and 2015.

“It was a great honor for the Borough of Fair Haven to have one of its residents, Megan Douty, represent the United States of America and Fair Haven,” the proclamation said, designating Aug. 7, 2017 as Megan Douty Day in Fair Haven.

Congrats, Megan!

— Elaine Van Develde

Prosecutor: Former Shore Regional Administrator Sentenced for Theft of School Funds

The former business administrator for the Shore Regional High School District was sentenced to a one-year term of probation for a series of charges related to the theft of school funds, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.

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Retro Summer RFH Girls’ Drive into the Past

RFH girls' ride into the summer of '78 ... Stephanie DeSesa, Elaine Van Develde, Debbie Humbert and Daryl Cooper Ley Photo/Elaine Van Develde
RFH girls’ ride into the summer of ’78 … Stephanie DeSesa, Elaine Van Develde, Debbie Humbert and Daryl Cooper Ley
Photo/Elaine Van Develde

There’s nothing quite like a summer drive in a classic car with the top down.

And the drive is all the better if it’s made with best friends. So, as a continuing ode to summer fun of the past at the hands of RFH teens, the Retro Pic of the Day encapsulates the whole idea — best friends, a cool ride and warm memories.

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