Some school district aid totals remained unchanged, such as Red Bank Regional’s $1.17 million in funding and Shrewsbury’s $286,834. During his opening address, Anderson, a Republican, stressed that Shrewsbury residents should not have to endure tax hikes to provide students with proper, modern teaching facilities and, in a similar vein, turned his sights on the borough’s districted high school, Red Bank Regional. “We need to address Shrewsbury being unfairly taxed to fund the operation of the high school. For too long Shrewsbury residents have been paying a higher tax rate than the other two sending districts,” Anderson said, referencing the nearby boroughs of Little Silver and Red Bank. Red Bank residents saw their rate drop from .4291 to .4232 in 2017-18. But that number rose to .4422 this year. The borough’s levy has also climbed from $8.93 million two years ago to $9.38 million in 2018-19. “It’s not fair to our community and these are things we’re going to need to take action on,” Anderson said. Anderson was elected as the borough’s mayor after defeating Democratic challenger David Dragonetti in the November election. He takes the reins from former mayor Don Burden, who was voted into two consecutive mayoral terms but stepped away in 2018 after 40 years of public service to the borough. SHREWSBURY – While guiding the district’s legislative leaders through the same elementary school he attended decades ago, Erik Anderson made sure to point out all the outdated infrastructure from his youth that remained. Following a Jan. 2 reorganization meeting in which the 42-year-old Anderson was sworn in to a four-year mayoral term, the lifelong borough resident reflected on his recent tour of the Shrewsbury Borough facility with Sen. Vin Gopal (D-11), Assemblywoman Joanne Downey (D-11) and Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling (D-11). In July, the state government almost shut down due to stalled school budget talks, a debate that led to 205 New Jersey school districts receiving less school aid than initially promised in Gov. Phil Murphy’s initial 2018-19 budget address, including Two River-area districts like the Borough of Highlands, Middletown Township, the Borough of Oceanport and Henry Hudson Regional. From the 2016-17 school year to 2018-19, Shrewsbury’s estimated tax rate jumped from .4609 to .4885, while the levy increased from $5.15 million to $5.62 million. According to Red Bank Regional’s previous three school budgets, Shrewsbury is the only sending district to see year-after-year increases in both its estimated general fund school tax rate and school tax levy. In total, 139 districts benefitted from this redistribution of school funding, including the Borough of Red Bank, which jumped from $3.75 million to $5.54 million (a 47.72 percent increase), and the Borough of Little Silver, which increased from $398,966 to $492,709 (a 23.5 percent increase). Though Shrewsbury’s estimated tax levy is the least of the three municipalities, so too is its population, with approximately 4,000 residents, compared to an estimated 6,000 in Little Silver and upward of 12,000 in Red Bank, according to projections made by the United States Census Bureau. “The classrooms were the same, the bathrooms were the same and the encapsulating asbestos and the five heating units are all the same. And here’s the roof that leaks and we’re asked to do a referendum to pay for a new one,” Anderson said in an interview with The Two River Times. “There are other communities that are tearing entire schools down, and they’re younger than our building.” “When it comes to school funding we get $537 per student when other districts get $18,000 per student. At the end of the day, what’s fair is fair. Our tax dollars are going out and they’re not coming back in,” said Anderson. “I want what’s best and what’s fair for my community and it doesn’t matter to me if it’s Democrats or Republicans who help us get there.” In Little Silver the tax rate has steadily dropped from .4232 in 2016-17 to .4159 this year. Though the tax burden on borough residents climbed from $6.92 million to $7.05 million in 2017-18, this year the levy dropped to $6.93 million. Anderson’s comments expanded on a point he made during his first mayoral remarks about a state school funding formula he said “is broken” and vowed to fight on behalf of Shrewsbury families for a fairer shake.
The Canadian appreciates the effort that he and his household have made to make it what it’s immediately. “My dad and mom and my group have tried very arduous as a result of we now have continued on our approach to get right here. We didn’t obtain any help, so we had to put all our effort, cash … every thing. There was a time after we requested ourselves what to do as a result of we got here to a time after we had to journey and we couldn’t afford to go to extra tournaments. “Shapovalov reveals his enthusiasm for rising as a tennis participant with out caring about monetary positive factors or defeats.“After I wake up, my solely objective is to be higher and enhance issues. I’m making an attempt to develop as a tennis participant and as an individual. I would like to take pleasure in my profession. I don’t need to fear about the winnings or what I’m going to do if I don’t win this recreation. I’ve enjoyable and I would like to educate my recreation to everybody. “ Denis Shapovalov is one in every of the tennis gamers who will give the most to speak about in the future. At his 20 years the younger Canadian tennis participant marches sixteenth in the ATP rating And it could actually additionally boast of getting been a key participant for Canada to attain the Davis Cup last final yr.In an ATP interview, Shapovalov recounted how he began his tennis profession at age 5 thanks to his brother Evgeniy and his mom Tessa, who was an expert tennis participant throughout the 1990s. “When my brother Evgeniy labored with my mom, he tried to run on the monitor and bothered her by making an attempt to hit the balls. Then I began to hassle much more in coaching and my mom instructed me it was time to begin taking part in if I wished to “Shapovalov additionally relates how he did his coaching whereas going to faculty. “He was not a traditional boy. I bear in mind waking up at 5 or 6 in the morning to prepare earlier than going to faculty and that he additionally began at 10 or 11 at evening making an attempt to be higher, enhancing issues, crying on the monitor and giving every thing he had. “ read more
Dear Editor,Recently the Traffic Department commenced to place drivers before the courts for trucking long lengths of piles. Frankly, I have been dealing with truck owners and drivers for some years now and I have never seen the enforcement of such a law.I wondered if when this law was drafted, whether we had these hauler trucks in existence.Never-the-less, the drivers upon being charged are being told that they must apply for the transportation of long lengths. I am not sure of the purpose because apparently it is being automatically being granted just like the Road Service Licence. These just take up man hours of the owners and the Police Officers in addition to stationary.In any event, according to those who complained to me, they applied and obtained the licence as requested. Apparently the Officers did not inform them that even if they obtained the permit, they would still be charged as these trucks have to transport piles of very long lengths. The permit only allow for 12 feet extra.The construction of bridges, buildings and wharves need piles as long as 80 feet. The usual length is 65 feet. So figure this out. The hauler trailer extends to 40 feet. Add 12 to this and you get 52 feet.The enforcement of this law would affect the construction industry. It would affect Government’s road projects, since bridge construction would need long piles. It would cause the construction and rehabilitation of wharves to cease. Drivers would be out of work. Owners of trucks would not be able to make their payments to the bank. The owners of forestry concessions would not be able to pay for their equipment and those who work in the logging industry would be unable to feed their families and send their children to school.Without the piles, the buildings, bridges and wharves’ construction would come to a standstill and more workers laid off. Aggregate demand would reduce fewer taxes to the Government, less royalty to the forestry Commission, etc.I spoke to a senior officer in theTraffic Department. He says speak to the Government as they were instructed to enforce this ‘law’. I hope the Public Security Minister, the Commissioner of Police and the Traffic Chief would read this letter.All for the development of a sound economy and the good life for all.If it was not so serious, I would have put LOL at the end.Regards,Rajendra BisessarBSc Sociology, LLB read more
Many Liberian socio-economic and political commentators have repeatedly reminded the government that a good road network should be one of the nation’s top priorities.These pundits have also stressed that 99 percent of what Liberians do in terms of movement, interaction and economic activity, depend the country’s roads.They have continually emphasized that a safe and modern road network would help boost vibrant economic and political activities throughout the country. Something everyone in the nation hopes for through 2014 and beyond. Liberians of all walks of life have endured deplorable road conditions for years.Urban markets, supermarkets and restaurants depend on locally produced commodities from rural Liberia to enhance profit and meet the demands of Monrovia’s population of 1.2 million.Education & Impediments:One commentator said that better roads would make it possible for better equipped schools could be built in rural Liberia. However, if the road leading to that school’s surrounding community is in a poor condition, monitoring and supervision become illusive. Several community colleges have been established in some strategic parts of Liberia in order to deter urban migration by the nation’s youth in search of education.Reports gathered from those community colleges continue to emphasize the difficulties these institutions face in the timely provision of educational materials.If such conditions exist with large institutions, then what will become of a small school placed in the remote village of Boutou, in Nimba County?Health & Medical Provision:The Liberian Government and its support and development partners have constructed many medical facilities in hard-to-reach communities in both urban and rural Liberia.The intents and purposes of these facilities— according to health authorities— are for Liberians and foreigners to have access and affordable medical care at any given point in time at any place in the country.A nurse assigned at a health post in Lukasu, Lawou Kazarku told the Observer that they see their supervisors and others associated with the health center ‘once in a blue moon.’ A situation owed to the terrible condition of the road. This state of affairs is only made worse during the Rainy Season.Ms. Kazarku underscored the need for sustained and uninterrupted services to such remote parts of the country in order to ensure the safety and protection of rural Liberians.Nurse Kazarku concluded by urging the Liberian Government and its support partners to prioritize the building of the roads for the sake of all Liberians.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) read more
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Ruthless Harry Kane struck four goals as Tottenham dismantled Leicester 6-1. The England forward’s haul moved him two ahead of Romelu Lukaku in the race for the Premier League’s golden boot with 26 goals ahead of Sunday’s season-finale at Hull.Son Heung-min also scored twice at the King Power Stadium as Spurs continued to shrug off any disappointment following Chelsea’s title win.The visitors were untouchable as they sealed their 13th win in their last 16 games in all competitions, having already cemented second place. Tottenham challenged Leicester for the title last season, before eventually finishing third, and Foxes chief Craig Shakespeare dismissed any aggravation between the sides after last year’s battle. But he will be disappointed with how his side rolled over for Spurs, who outclassed their hosts from almost the first minute. Apart from an error from Hugo Lloris which allowed Ben Chilwell to score, Tottenham were always on top with Leicester now destined to finish mid-table. Leicester were on the back foot instantly when Son shot over before Jamie Vardy fired straight at Lloris as Tottenham dominated possession without a serious opening until Son wasted a glorious one after 15 minutes.The forward managed to force his way to the edge of the area and a lucky break off Kane deflected the ball into his path but he could then only lift wildly over.But Son atoned for his miss 10 minutes later when he provided Kane with the opener. Christian Fuchs was caught out by Toby Alderweireld’s deep ball which allowed Son to burst into the area and, with Fuchs trailing behind, he teed up Kane to sweep in from six yards.Dele Alli’s low header was then saved by Kasper Schmeichel as Spurs began to raise the tempo, sensing Leicester were there for the taking.The hosts were enterprising enough but, aside from Vardy’s pace, rarely troubled the visitors – who doubled their lead in style 10 minutes before the break. An intricate move on the edge of the area opened up the Foxes, allowing Alli to spring the trap and his lovely lofted pass allowed Son to find the bottom corner with a first-time volley. Tottenham threatened to overwhelm the Foxes and Schmeichel saved Eric Dier’s header before the hosts could grab a breather at half-time.It was a break they needed as Dier needed to produce a fine block to deny Marc Albrighton and the quiet Riyad Mahrez fired at Lloris before Chilwell pulled a goal back after 57 minutes.It was messy from Spurs as Lloris rushed out to beat Vardy to the ball but only succeeded in deflecting it off the striker to Wilfred Ndidi. The midfielder worked it to Chilwell, who managed to squeeze the ball beyond Dier on the line – only for Kane to immediately restore Spurs’ two-goal advantage to spark a rout.Kane headed in from point-blank range after more neat work from Son and the South Korean grabbed his own double on 71 minutes. It was no more than the 24-year-old deserved as neat footwork gave him space on the edge of the box and he curled low beyond Schmeichel. Vincent Janssen had a goal disallowed for offside before Kane completed a deserved hat-trick when he blasted in from 20 yards in the final minute. And Kane had not finished when he scored again in stoppage time, with almost a carbon copy of his third, beating Schmeichel low to his right from the edge of the area. 1 read more
A man living in the east Donegal village of Convoy who is charged with murdering his wife on a family boating holiday allegedly subjected her to “controlling, degrading and manipulating” treatment, the High Court heard today.Prosecutors claimed Stephen McKinney had verbally abused 35-year-old Lu Na McKinney about their sex life before her death at Devenish Island on Lough Erne, Co Fermanagh last April. A judge was also told the 41-year-old accused provided varying recollections of how his wife fell into the water while checking their mooring and after taking sleeping pills.According to a pharmacology expert, she couldn’t have functioned as described due to the “hypnotic-sedative effect” of the drugs in her system.The Irish News reports that it was further alleged that she had once spoken about a case where another woman went missing from a cruise ship and stated that if anything should happen to her “it would be Stephen”.McKinney, originally from Strabane but with an address at The Flax Fields in Lifford, Co Donegal, denies murder, insisting he tried in vain to rescue her.Adjourning his application for bail, Lord Chief Justice Sir Declan Morgan indicated he was minded to release the defendant if a suitable address can be found.Mrs McKinney, a Chinese national, was initially believed to have died in a boating accident.But based on statements from staff at the marina where the family hired the cruiser, expert witnesses, work colleagues of the deceased and telecommunications evidence, police launched a murder inquiry.For full report see http://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2018/01/05/news/man-charged-with-murdering-wife-on-lough-erne-boat-trip-was-controlling-and-degrading–1226042/Man charged with murdering wife allegedly controlled, degraded and manipulated her was last modified: January 7th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:boat tripconvoycourtLiffordmurderstephen mckinneywife read more
3 RANKED Jorginho is a Sarri favourite from their former club Napoli and will be difficult to displace from the starting lineup Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? But with N’Golo Kante and new £53m signing Jorginho likely to hold down two of the three central midfield places in Sarri’s system, and Cesc Fabregas’ creativity preferred for the third role, minutes will be hard to come by.At Palace last season he played 24 league games and was one of the key factors in the club avoiding relegation.That also led to a first England call-up in November 2017, roundly praised on debut against world champions Germany in a 0-0 draw.He was named in Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad and made four appearances in Russia, including an excellent cameo off the bench against Tunisia in the first game. The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January LATEST Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father moving on REVEALED TOP WORK Ruben Loftus-Cheek will request a loan move away from Chelsea if new boss Maurizio Sarri does not guarantee a regular starting spot for him at Stamford Bridge.The England midfielder, who shone at the World Cup and on loan with Crystal Palace in 2017/18, has seen a string of players signed in his place in recent seasons and is considering his future at the club. 3 targets targets LIVING THE DREAM Loftus-Cheek impressed with his one-on-one ability and direct running at the World Cup He returned a week early for pre-season training, making his first appearance against Arsenal on Wednesday Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer 3 Chelsea are adamant they will not let him go summer but the Times say Loftus-Cheek will be forced to ask for a temporary move if he is not given a starting role.Although the academy product now has less than a week to make the switch to an English club before the window closes early this season, the European transfer deadline is still August 31.Chelsea have signed central midfielders Jorginho, Ross Barkley, Danny Drinkwater and Tiemoue Bakayoko in the last 12 months, making Loftus-Cheek’s path to the first team complicated.He returned a week early from his post-World Cup holiday to try and impress Sarri before the season starts. IN DEMAND LATEST TRANSFER NEWS Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland three-way race read more
A bizarre rock feature apparently showing the face of Jesus has been found by staff at Glenveagh National Park.The unusual feature, which was discovered in recent weeks, has become a major talking point amongst excited staff at the leading tourist attraction.The picture (CLICK MORE TO SEE PICTURE INSIDE) shows a face in a bowed pose complete with a crown of thorns. The rare stone was found by manager of the park, Pat Vaughan, who was out walking.He told Donegaldaily “I just happened to be doing bits and pieces when it caught my eye. The more I looked at it the more I seen the face of what looks like Jesus,” he said.Pat said he didn’t want to get too carried away with his find so he took a couple of pictures of the rock.“I brought it into some of the staff and showed them the pictures without mentioning what I thought it looked like. “The reaction has been amazing and everyone said the same thing – that it was a picture of Our Lord.“No matter how many times I look at it I see the same thing.”Pat has refused to tell anyone else where the rock feature is as he does not want to blow it out of al proportion.“I know exactly where it is and I can guarantee that nobody else will find it.“The last thing I want is to create another stampede for people looking for religious icons. “However, I can’t deny what I see and anyone who I have spoken to and shown the picture, sees the same,” he said.He said that he may consider arranging for people to see the rock feature if there is a demand for it.‘FACE OF JESUS’ LEAVES GLENVEAGH CASTLE STAFF MYSTIFIED was last modified: May 15th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:face of JesusGlenveagh Castleglenveagh national park read more
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake R.J. Reynolds had passed out free packs of cigarettes – and in some cases, free cartons – to nearly 15,000 adults at six California public events, including a San Jose beer festival and a motorcycle event in Del Mar. Company officials said they complied with the law because minors were not allowed in the distribution areas. “Clearly, we believed we conducted our promotions in good faith and that our conduct conformed with state law,” spokesman David Howard said for the North Carolina-based company. Tom Dresslar, spokesman for California Attorney General Bill Lockyer, said the entire fine should be upheld. “Good faith and RJR are mutually exclusive terms,” Dresslar said. “That’s not part of their corporate culture.” SAN FRANCISCO – The California Supreme Court on Thursday overturned a $14.8 million fine the state imposed on R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. for illegally doling out free cigarettes at a beerfest, a biker rally and other public events. The seven justices unanimously ruled that the tobacco firm violated state law when it handed out cigarettes and upheld the constitutionality of the law that R.J. Reynolds had challenged. But the state’s highest court sent the case back to a lower court to consider whether the fine was excessive, and questioned whether the tobacco maker had acted in bad faith. “Distribution of cigarettes in any form, whether free of charge, sold at a discount, or sold at full retail price, creates the same health hazard, and should be equally subjected to state regulation,” Justice Joyce Kennard wrote for the justices. The penalty for violating the 1991 state law has grown to about $18 million with interest, and was one of the state’s largest against a company. The maker of Camel, Winston and other brands claimed it had a constitutional right to give free tobacco to adults despite a ban state lawmakers approved amid intense lobbying from the California Medical Association. At least 16 states and the District of Columbia regulate the distribution of free tobacco. R.J. Reynolds said state laws regulating the “promotion” of cigarettes are pre-empted, or nullified, because of the 1969 congressional Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act. The act says “No requirement or prohibition based on smoking and health shall be imposed under state law with respect to the advertising or promotion of any cigarettes.” Among other things, the federal measure also prohibited tobacco advertising on radio and television stations. The justices said California, one of 16 states regulating free tobacco promotions, had the right to ban free cigarettes because tobacco is a health hazard, and that Congress has not spoken against state laws regulating the time, place and manner in which cigarettes could be sold or distributed.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! read more