RED BANK: NEW TRACK, NEW DEAL FOR BASIE

red bank count basie fields trackWorkers removed the track at Count Basie Fields last week to prepare for the installation of  a new surface. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

hot topic red bank njRed Bank Catholic High School will increase its contribution for upgrades at Count Basie Fields under a new cost-sharing arrangement approved by the Red Bank council last month.

Payments by the school, which uses the facility as its home football stadium, will help fund replacement of the cushiony running track, a project that got underway last week.

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NEW PLAYING FIELDS TAKE SHAPE IN RUMSON

Gouged out of a slope, new bleachers took shape at Rumson Country Day School on Ridge Road Thursday. The seating will overlook newly separate natural-turf football and soccer fields that are expected to be ready when school reopens in September, according to an official for the contractor, Precise Construction of Freehold.  (Photos by Connor Soltas. Click to enlarge)