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FAIR HAVEN: HARVESTFEST BRINGS ‘EM IN

092714 knollwood harvest7092714 knollwood harvest12Fair Haven reaped another in an annual series of enjoyable Harvestfests at the Knollwood School Saturday. Orange cotton candy, a petting zoo and a contest for the most artistic pumpkin contest set the mood for the day. We’ve got more photos after the jump… (Photos by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge)

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FAIR HAVEN: A LESSON IN GOVERNMENT

The borough council held its bimonthly meeting at the Knollwood School, where student Peter Maris, below, was a particularly engaged citizen. (Photo by Wil Fulton. Click to enlarge)

By WIL FULTON

Students from Knollwood School in Fair Haven got a glimpse of how their local government operates Monday, when Mayor Ben Lucarelli and the borough council held their bi-monthly meeting in the school’s gymnasium, continuing a tradition that started four years ago.

Students in sixth, seventh and eighth grade attended, with the council members introducing themselves and giving a step-by-step analysis and demonstration of each part of the council meeting, as well as the specific duties and powers of the council itself.

Many students readily participated in the “good of the borough” portion of the session, designed to let attendees speak directly with council members.

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ELECTRICAL WOES WON’T SHORT SCHOOL YEAR

Administrators developed a fire-watch system while awaiting the replacement of alarm equipment components. (Photo by Danielle Tepper. Click to enlarge)

By DANIELLE TEPPER

[Editor’s note below]

A busted fire alarm system won’t interrupt the homestretch into summer at Fair Haven’s Knollwood School.

Faced with having to close the school down for several days after water from a burst pipe knocked out the fire alarm, officials instead have adopted a “fire watch” system involving regular monitoring.

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TODAY’S LESSON: CHICKENS & STOP SIGNS

fh-council-1-112811Seventh-grader Rebecca Unsinn weighs in on stop signs, above, and resident Dorothy Nowack, below, makes a pitch for keeping chickens in her yard. (Click to enlarge)

fh-council-2Students at Fair Haven’s Knollwood School got a peek inside the machinery of local government Monday.

That meant an agenda loaded with routine business, including a measure permitting the installation of new stop signs; a request by a Hance Road resident to keep three chicken hens – but no roosters – in her back yard as egg-yielding pets; a proposal to honor Ed Pitts, the late head of the town’s environmental commission, by naming the Battin Road boat launch for him; and the payment of $84,320 in bills.

But the sixth-through-eighth-grade students at the grades 4-8 school had their own agendas, and peppered the governing body with questions right up to the 3 p.m. bell.

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LADY KNIGHTS TAKE THIRD STRAIGHT KETTLE

girlsAction from the girls’ championship game between Forrestdale and Knollwood, above, and the boys’ final between St. James and Forrestdale, below. (Photos by Peter Lindner. Click to enlarge)

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The Salvation Army gymnasium on Newman Springs Road in Red Bank echoed to the sounds of the sixth annual Red Kettle Classic basketball tournament for local elementary and middle school teams this weekend.

David Prown, who organized the event with sponsorship from United Teletech Financial, reports that “a monster” Lady Knights team from Fair Haven’s Knollwood School defended its title and beat Rumson’s Forrestdale School Bulldogs, 37-17, on Saturday.

The Lady Knights captured the kettle for the third year in a row.

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