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.
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.”
I am writing to express my outrage that one of the few nature areas we have left is being paved over. The woods and wetlands comprising much of the D’Annunzio property in the Dismal Swamp are being bulldozed for more overdevelopment.
ELIZABETH – A soldier from Elizabeth was killed in Afghanistan this weekend, supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
STATE – Delays that snarled the morning commute for thousands of passengers on the Northeast Corridor were blamed on power problems, according to a statement from NJ Transit.
TRENTON – New Jersey did not qualify for federal education funds under the competitive “Race To The Top” education program.
STATE – Tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot could be worth as much as $115 million if a single winner elects to take the annuity pay out. The cash option is worth $79.5 million.
Aug. 16 at 8:56 a.m. – Officer Edward O’Donnell investigated a reported theft at Seminary Avenue. The case remains open.
NEW BRUNSWICK – A Highland Park man was sentenced to serve three years in a New Jersey state prison for endangering the welfare of a 9-year-old girl, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced on Friday.