• Two Pleasantville men were shot Monday, Oct. 20 when the vehicle they were sitting in was riddled by 15-20 rounds of gunfire, according to Pleasantville Police.PLEASANTVILLE - Two Pleasantville men were shot Monday, Oct. 20 when the vehicle they were sitting in was riddled by 15-20 rounds of gunfire, according to Pleasantville Police.

  • Photo by Christie Rotondo/Former Mayor Bill Henfey, left, and current Mayor Patrick Rosenello, right, at Henfey's last meeting in December 2013. NORTH WILDWOOD — Bill Henfey, who served as North Wildwood’s mayor from 2006 to 2013, died Tuesday morning surrounded by family and friends at his home, the city of North Wildwood announced.

    He was 65.

  • Local and county officials attended the ribbon cutting of the Volunteers in Medicine Thrift Store in Cape May Court House, at 10 a.m., Saturday. Oct. 18.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Shoppers waited patiently outside the doors of the township’s newest store, Saturday, Oct. 18, as local and officials cut the ribbon to open the Volunteers in Medicine thrift store at 20 S. Main St.

  • CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Demands by state, county and municipal officials for a second look at controversial affordable housing project at Patsy’s Way have halted the project – at least temporarily – while the governor’s office examines the proposal, a local official said recently.

    According to Middle Township Mayor Tim Donohue, the state Department of Community Affairs was set to petition HUD for the release of nearly $2 million on Friday, Oct. 10 to begin the project.

  • DENNIS TOWNSHIP – The board of education has two vacancies that came too late to place on the November ballot, and those positions will be filled after the general election on Nov. 4.

    “We had two board members resign – one in September and one last night (Oct. 15),” said Mia DelCorio, secretary to the business administrator. “Since it was so late, we couldn’t get the positions on the ballot.”

Middle Township Gazette

Wetlands Institute Appoints Director of Development

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 24, 2014 02:01 pm

Heather Gee Heather Gee MIDDLE TOWNSHIP - The Wetlands Institute has announced the appointment of Heather Gee as director of development. In this position, Gee will be responsible for fundraising in support of the mission of The Wetlands Institute.

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Veterans invited to exhibit artwork

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 24, 2014 12:59 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Veterans, as well as retired and active military service members are invited to take part in the Cape May County Division of Culture and Heritage's free veterans' art exhibit during November at Thomas Beesley Jr. House, 605 Route 9, Cape May Court House.

County service members may display any of visual arts, such as painting, ceramics, wood turning, photography, prints or sculpture.

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Flag retirement ceremony planned in Del Haven

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 24, 2014 11:11 am

DEL HAVEN – The public is invited to a ceremony to retire an American flag at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 26, at the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 44 building, 1010 Bayshore Road, across from the Cape May County Park South.

At the ceremony, veterans will also honor Vince Pale, a World War II prisoner of war who has since dedicated his life as an advocate for POW-MIA.

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County seeks deal with AC rescue mission

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Written by David Benson Friday, October 24, 2014 11:07 am

State rejects plan to contract for homeless services

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – Cape May County officials are considering a move that  they say would give homeless individuals access to food and job counseling, as well as shelter, while saving the state as much as $60,000 a year.

So far, the state has said no.

Local officials say the denial stems from confusion at the state level.

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Four vie for two seats on Dennis Township Committee

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Written by David Benson Friday, October 24, 2014 11:05 am

DENNIS TOWNSHIP – Two open committee positions held by Republicans have brought four candidates to the table in Dennis Township, one incumbent and three new faces.

This year, GOP incumbent Frank Germanio, elected in 2011, is up for reelection, while Republican Brian Teefy has decided not to run for another term.

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Avalon dredging project could take 3 years

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Written by David Benson Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:07 pm

AVALON – A planned two-year dredging project is set to begin in the back bays of Avalon, however new state and federal regulations governing nesting birds and spawning fish could drag the project out to three years or more.

The dredging of state waterways throughout the borough’s back bays, includes Long Reach, Whale Harbor, Oler Thorofare, Graven’s Thorofare and 54th Street marina entrance. The estimated cost is $6.7 million.

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Cape May Court House man arrested in string of burglaries

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:13 am

Ronald Wegner Ronald Wegner HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – A Cape May Court House man is one of four people charged in a string of more than 40 break-ins in towns throughout Atlantic County, police said recently. Two more suspects remain at large.

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Five seek three seats, including three incumbents

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, October 23, 2014 10:35 am

Candidates Gloria Hodges and Linda Koch, current school board president Dennis Roberts, member Robert Bakley and candidate Melanie Collins. Candidates Gloria Hodges and Linda Koch, current school board president Dennis Roberts, member Robert Bakley and candidate Melanie Collins. MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Five candidates are vying for three seats on Middle Township’s school board, and on Monday night residents heard their opinions on common core standards, a school year extension, and budget cuts.

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Boo at the Zoo

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, October 22, 2014 02:53 pm

Children gather by the stage to watch the Monster Magic Show during Boo at the Zoo Saturday, Oct. 18, hosted by the Cape May County Park and Zoo. Children gather by the stage to watch the Monster Magic Show during Boo at the Zoo Saturday, Oct. 18, hosted by the Cape May County Park and Zoo. Children gather by the stage to watch the Monster Magic Show during Boo at the Zoo Saturday, Oct. 18, hosted by the Cape May County Park and Zoo.

--see more photos by Jen Marra

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Middle Township Police blotter, Oct. 6-12

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Written by Police Blotter Wednesday, October 22, 2014 10:16 am

Middle Township Police Department Blotter Middle Township Police Department Blotter Middle Township police announced that they made the following arrests from Oct. 6-12. 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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