• Resident Fran Rambo has collected 175 names on a petition that asks that the natural ambience of Bennys Landing be preserved, and has hung a sign to emphasize her resistance to proposed changes.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Bennys Landing is a place out of time, an area known to the locals as “arrogantly shabby,” and that’s just how the residents like it.

  • One resident said it sounded like a long, loud growl - another thought they'd acquired a ghost

    People in Cape May and Atlantic counties are reporting what some believe have been an earthquake, though others believe it may have been more akin to a sonic boom.

    Some have placed the time at about noon, while others say it was closer to 2 p.m.

    Ralph Walter, West Cape May, said he was fishing on Cape May Point Beach when he heard a rumble. “It was dark on the Delaware beach side, and at first I thought it was thunder,” he said.…

Middle Township Gazette

Middle Township Police Halloween safety video

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 30, 2014 11:17 am

Middle Township Police Department Middle Township Police Department CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE– Middle Township Police Department encourages all to enjoy a safe and happy Halloween. Chief Christopher Leusner has recorded a brief video that provides trick-or-treaters and homeowners with Halloween safety tips.

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Stone Harbor Harvest Festival 2014

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, October 30, 2014 07:59 am

Benjamin and John Gift, 6 and 8 respectively, of Cape May pick out pumpkins for decorating during Stone Harbor's Harvest Festival Saturday, Oct. 25, in downtown Stone Harbor. The the Stone Harbor Chamber of Commerce hosted the event. Benjamin and John Gift, 6 and 8 respectively, of Cape May pick out pumpkins for decorating during Stone Harbor's Harvest Festival Saturday, Oct. 25, in downtown Stone Harbor. The the Stone Harbor Chamber of Commerce hosted the event.

[See below for more photos by Jen Marra]

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Residents seek to keep the Bennys Landing mystique

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Written by David Benson Thursday, October 30, 2014 07:24 am

Resident Fran Rambo has collected 175 names on a petition that asks that the natural ambience of Bennys Landing be preserved, and has hung a sign to emphasize her resistance to proposed changes. Resident Fran Rambo has collected 175 names on a petition that asks that the natural ambience of Bennys Landing be preserved, and has hung a sign to emphasize her resistance to proposed changes. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Bennys Landing is a place out of time, an area known to the locals as “arrogantly shabby,” and that’s just how the residents like it.

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Tuesday is decision day

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Written by David Benson Thursday, October 30, 2014 07:08 am

Races in Middle and Dennis, while school board seats also contested

CAPE MAY COUNTY – Voters on Tuesday, Nov. 4, will decide which party will take the majority in Middle and Dennis township governments.

Also on the ballot are school board elections, which are legally nonpartisan, and two referendum questions, in addition county and federal offices.

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Rescue units respond to report of a hanging at county jail

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, October 29, 2014 03:42 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Two rescue squads and AtlantiCare medics responded to the county jail at about 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, for a report of a hanging.

Sheriff Gary Schaffer confirmed that there was a hanging of a male inmate at the jail, but could not give any information on his condition.

Capt. John Edwards confirmed that Cape Court House and Rio Grande units were accompanied by hospital medics to the jail.

Reports heard over monitored emergency channels indicated CPR had been initiated at the scene. 

 

Middle Township Police blotter, Oct. 20-26

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Written by Police Blotter Wednesday, October 29, 2014 12:45 pm

Middle Township Police Department Middle Township Police Department Middle Township police announced that they made the following arrests from Oct. 20-26. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven. This report only contains individuals that were arrested based on complaints signed by law enforcement personnel, not complaints signed by private citizens.

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Trick or Treat this Halloween

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 29, 2014 11:13 am

Trick or treat Trick or treat

Trick-or-treating dates and times scheduled by municipalities in the area.

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Pine Barrens Byway to be marked with scenic byway signs

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 29, 2014 10:57 am

WOODBINE – The beauty of Cape May County, as well as other parts of New Jersey, will be recognized by the state Department of Transportation with a series of signs along the Pine Barrens Byway identifying it as a scenic byway, a borough official said this week.

Mayor William Pikolycky received notification this month that the DOT plans to place signs in rights of way throughout the county and municipalities recognizing the byway.

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Avalon to vote on new clerk Thursday

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 28, 2014 11:12 am

AVALON — Avalon Borough Council is set to appoint a new Borough Clerk for the second time this year.

A special meeting is set for 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 at Borough Hall, 3100 Dune Drive, to remove the current borough clerk, hold a closed door meeting to discuss the position, and to name Marie J. Hood the clerk for a three year term. Mayor Martin Pagliughi is set to swear in Hood that evening.

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Middle Township police schedule 'Cops and Coffee' Oct. 29

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 27, 2014 07:18 pm

Middle Township Police Department Middle Township Police Department CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - The Middle Township Police Department will host its community relations program “Cops and Coffee” between 8 and 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29 at the Cape May Court House McDonald's restaurant on Route 9 in Cape May Court House.

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