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Mainland first week changes in light of serious accident

Mainland Regional High School Mainland Regional High School LINWOOD—The Mainland School community has always been a pretty tight knit group. That sense of camaraderie, of being a part of the Mustang family is helping everyone cope with the roller coaster of emotions since the crash Saturday morning on Rte. 40 that sent five soccer players to the hospital and leaving one, incoming freshman Aisling Cook in critical condition. The girls were on their way to play soccer charity event. 

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Roar to the Shore to feature new bike lights show

 Vehicles parade down the boardwalk at a previous rally. Vehicles parade down the boardwalk at a previous rally. WILDWOOD - Motorcyclists will be out in force for the annual Roar to the Shore Motorcycle Rally, set for Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 4-7 in Wildwood.

Located a few hours’ ride or less from the major cities of Philadelphia, New York City, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., the rally brings thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts to town on their bikes for a day or a weekend of music, shopping, riding, tattooing and other activities.

 Billed as the largest free motorcycle rally in the northeast, the rally will feature loads of free live entertainment, motorcycle vendors, food and merchandise vendors and related events all weekend.

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Longport police officer 'Tommy' Adams, of EHT, laid to rest

  Laura Stetser/Police officers gather to pay respects to Charles 'Tommy' Adams on Saturday, Aug. 30 in Egg Harbor Township Laura Stetser/Police officers gather to pay respects to Charles 'Tommy' Adams on Saturday, Aug. 30 in Egg Harbor Township EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Law enforcement officers from around the tri-state area gathered to honor Longport Police Department Sgt. Charles “Tommy” Adams, 53, of Egg Harbor Township during his funeral at Greentree Church in Egg Harbor Township on Saturday, Aug. 30.

 Adams, a 21-year veteran of the force, was out for a motorcycle ride, enjoying a beautiful day when he was involved in a crash on Harding Highway at the intersection of Tuckahoe Road. The accident occurred at 4:15 p.m. Aug. 25 when an elderly woman drove her SUV into the path of Adams’ Harley Davidson.

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Pops performance sells out at Music Pier

Around our town with Cathy Finnegan Around our town with Cathy Finnegan

The Ocean City Pops presented “The Best of Rodgers and Hammerstein, and Andrew Lloyd Weber” at the Music Pier recently to a sold out crowd.

When Jim and I arrived on a late summer evening, I caught up with Bert DeVries and John Curto socializing with Pops patrons before going inside. I chatted with Judy Perkins as we headed to our seats in the front row with Marion and Ned McCaughey and Sue Koiro.

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Absecon police investigate Absecon Center attempted robbery

An Absecon Center worker was attacked by two men who attempted to rob her while she took out the trash at the end of the day, according to the Absecon Police. An Absecon Center worker was attacked by two men who attempted to rob her while she took out the trash at the end of the day, according to the Absecon Police. ABSECON _ An Absecon Center worker was attacked by two men who attempted to rob her while she took out the trash at the end of the day, according to the Absecon Police.

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Wildwoods lifeguards complete Ice Bucket Challenge

The North Wildwood Beach Patrol completes the ice bucket challenge. The North Wildwood Beach Patrol completes the ice bucket challenge. The island’s three beach patrols have all completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, a viral Internet campaign to help raise money and awareness for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Wildwood Crest, North Wildwood, and Wildwood lifeguards have all been filmed completing the challenge- which involves pouring a bucket of ice water on your head. Participants are “challenged” by friends on social media, and then given the option to complete the challenge or donate $100 to the ALS Association. Many who complete the challenge also donate.

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Time puts Atlantic, Cape May counties as among most disaster prone in nation

According to Time Magazine, Cape May County is one of the most dangerous places in the nation for natural disasters. Atlantic County is safer, according to the magazine, but still makes the list of top 15 danger spots.

In fact, it appears from Time’s data that New Jersey is an exceptionally disaster prone area.

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New Port-O-Call restaurant, Adelene, a hit

Guests enjoy a taste of the menu at the new Adelene inside the Port-O-Call earlier this summer. Guests enjoy a taste of the menu at the new Adelene inside the Port-O-Call earlier this summer.

OCEAN CITY — Offering upscale dining with a view of the Atlantic Ocean and Ocean City Boardwalk, Adelene, which opened this summer at the Port-O-Call, has been an overwhelming success, management says.

It’s where the landmark hotel’s family-friendly environment meets sophistication, according to Deneen White, the hotel’s director of sales. 

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Woman kicks Absecon police officers in legs, groin

  A Sayerville woman was arrested at 10:10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 and charged with assaulting Absecon police officers after kicking them in the legs and the groin. A Sayerville woman was arrested at 10:10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 and charged with assaulting Absecon police officers after kicking them in the legs and the groin.

ABSECON _ A Sayerville woman was arrested at 10:10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 and charged with assaulting Absecon police officers after kicking them in the legs and the groin.

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Mainland teen in critical condition after three-car crash on Route 40

18-year-old and two other teens also injured in accident

A Mainland Regional High School freshman was critically injured Saturday, Aug. 30 when the vehicle she travelling in as involved in a three-car crash along Route 40 in Hamilton Township around 8:45 a.m.

 According to Hamilton Township Police,  2008 Chevy Silverado driven by Nicholas Gareffi, 39, of Vineland, was traveling eastbound on Rt. 40 near milepost 43.7 when it crossed the center line into oncoming traffic. The Chevy struck a westbound 2007 Mitsubishi box truck driven by Darrel Jacobs, 48, of Vineland. The Chevy then struck a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta, occupied by five people, which was traveling westbound behind the box truck, causing it to spin off the roadway into the front yard of a nearby residence. 

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Update: South Jersey weather forecast brings good news for Labor Day

An updated South Jersey weather forecast gives Labor Day vacationers the news they wanted to hear. Showers and thunderstorms are still on their way, but sooner than expected, saving one more possible beach day at the Jersey Shore./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com An updated South Jersey weather forecast gives Labor Day vacationers the news they wanted to hear. Showers and thunderstorms are still on their way, but sooner than expected, saving one more possible beach day at the Jersey Shore./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com  An updated South Jersey weather forecast gives Labor Day vacationers the news they wanted to hear. Showers and thunderstorms are still on their way, but sooner than expected, saving one more possible beach day.

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Nine identified in vandalism of Memorial Field; damages estimated at $100,000

Some of the worst of the graffiti was painted over Thursday, Aug. 28. Some of the worst of the graffiti was painted over Thursday, Aug. 28. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Middle Township police have identified nine people involved with the vandalism of Memorial Field in Cape May Court House, and the cost of the damage is significantly higher than first reported, an official said Friday, Aug. 29.

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UPDATE: Wildwood fire caused $250,000 in damage

WILDWOOD — Bystanders lined the streets to watch as smoke and flames poured from the windows of an apartment on the second floor of K.D.’s Deli and Market Friday morning.

There were no injuries, but the Wildwood Fire Department said about $250,000 in damage was done to the building and it is now uninhabitable.

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