News Transcript News Briefs, March 3

Freehold Township municipal officials have entered into a shared services agreement with CentraState Medical Associates to receive the services of Dr. Edward Stoner as a township medical director.

On Feb. 23, Township Committee members authorized the execution of an agreement with CentraState Medical Associates (Family Practice of CentraState).

According to a resolution, CentraState employs Stoner, who is a licensed physician and is capable of providing certain services as a medical director to the Freehold Township Health Department and its servicing areas.

Stoner will serve as the public health medical director for the Freehold Township Board of Health and provide medical oversight to public health activities.

In other business, committee members authorized the extension of a contract awarded to On-Site Landscape Management for grass-cutting and related management. The contract will be extended for an additional year in 2021 and be in the amount of $226,083.


Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is advising all registered voters that the upcoming April 20 fire district elections will be conducted in the normal course per New Jersey law. The following towns will hold fire district elections on April 20: Englishtown, Freehold Township, Manalapan and Marlboro.

The election will have in-person voting at polling locations with the use of voting
machines. The option to receive a mail-in ballot is also available if a voter does not wish to vote in person, according to Hanlon.

Vote by mail ballot applications may be downloaded from the Monmouth County Elections
Website,, or on the free Monmouth County Votes Mobile App.
Voters can also call the Clerk of Elections Office at 732-431-7790 to request an application.


Center Players Dessert Theater continues its online programming with An Evening of Short Films, streaming March 12 at 8 p.m. A question and answer session with the directors and cast members will follow this free event.

The theme of the evening is connection, or the lack thereof, either due to technology or COVID-19. The films scheduled to be screened include: “Misconnected,” directed by Michael Tota of Jackson; “Acoustic Space,” directed by Anthony Marinelli of Manalapan; “Mugging … the Art of Social Distancing,” directed by Dave McGrath of Long Branch; and “Smile,” directed by Jeff Musillo of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Registration via email is required to access this event:

Registration information can also be found at and on