A couple of Rumson teenagers inspect the newly installed plexiglass backboard and basketball hoop at Victory Park. The borough also repainted the court, from black to green and purple, to reflect local school colors. The court was done in time for the annual summer hoops series “Thursday Night Lights,” an adult basketball recreation program that gets started July 7. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)
At the request of some 50 residents and Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High students, the Rumson council on Wednesday revisited its controversial decision to take back the spring rowing program from the school.
And the council isn’t backpaddling on this one.
“We’re still going to move it” to the borough recreation department, where it began four years ago, said Mayor John Ekdahl.
The Rumson-Fair Haven sports triplet is back intact.
Two weeks after locking up a deal with Fair Haven to keep lacrosse and flag football as part of Rumson recreation, the Rumson council decided last week that crew, the third sport that was on the chopping block, will stay as well.
Keeping the alliance alive, though, means Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School‘s crew program will be dropped.
The breakup of Rumson and Fair Haven’s recreation alliance may turn out to have been brief.
After a few sit-downs, the neighbors have come to an agreement to keep two of its three sports partnerships intact, and are potentially on track to work out a sports trifecta, Mayor John Ekdahl said.