Metuchen Resident Named Bank VP

METUCHEN – The Provident Bank has promoted Jason Conway of Metuchen to vice president and area manager. In his new role, Conway is responsible for managing the Metuchen, Hopelawn and Perth Amboy branches, overseeing business development, staffing and community relations activities.

The Poisons All Around Us

Lately I’ve been reminded of an old campfire skit. The leader is speaking calmly to the gathered campers when someone races in with arms flailing, shouting: “Help! Help! It’s all around me!” The host reacts with genuine concern: “What’s all around you?!” The intruder smiles, shrugs and replies nonchalantly: “The air.”