• A clothing bin in Middle Township.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Clothing bins are popping up around the township, and the committee is considering introducing an ordinance to govern both placement and care of the huge receptacles.

    While some bins are clean and well maintained, others are stuffed to overflowing or in poor repair, the committee noted during a recent work session.

  • photos by Jen MarraSTRATHMERE – A Toyota pickup truck crashed into three cars in the parking lot of the Deauville Inn, before backing into the restaurant on Willard Avenue in Strathmere shortly after 3 p.m., an employee said Wednesday afternoon.

    “He came in reverse across the street and hit all of the cars in the parking lot, and then tore the door off our kitchen,” said the employee, who asked not to be identified. “And then he took off in forward and he hit his own house, too.”

  • The Atlantic City Downbeach area is one of the communities highlighted in a new report that claims rapidly rising ocean waters could chase home owners from their residences even before they pay off their current mortgage./Encroaching Tides, published Oct. 7 by the Union of Concerned ScientistsThe Atlantic City Downbeach area…

  • Ventnor man pleads guilty to human trafficking charge for operating male prostitution ringClient also pleads guilty in investigation by Attorney General’s Office and FBI task force

    TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that a Ventnor man has pleaded guilty to a human trafficking charge. A joint state and federal investigation revealed that he was operating a prostitution ring from his apartment in Ventnor in which he prostituted young men, including at least one minor, to male clients. A client of the…

  • Mayor Tim Donohue administers the oath of office to the township’s newest officer, Joseph Gamble, as Gamble’s wife, Marie, holds the Bible.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Middle Township’s newest police officer was sworn in shortly after 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 6 during the regular meeting of Township Committee.

Middle Township Gazette

Cape May Court House man sought in Atlantic County burglaries

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Written by David Benson Friday, October 17, 2014 11:14 am

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – A Cape May Court House man is one of six people sought in a string of more than 40 break-ins in towns throughout Atlantic County, police said Friday, Oct. 17.

Ronald Wegner, 32, is one of five men and a woman believed to have broken into sheds and garages to steal motorcycles, tools and other property, said Hamilton Township Deputy Chief Mike Petuskey.

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Middle Township Police blotter, Sept. 29-Oct. 5

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Written by Police Blotter Friday, October 17, 2014 10:08 am

Middle Township Police Blotter Middle Township Police Blotter Middle Township police announced that they made the following arrests from Sept. 29-Oct. 5. 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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Horse show to benefit cancer fund

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 17, 2014 07:59 am

ELDORA - Pembrook Farm, at 1722 Route 47 in Eldora, is holding its 11th annual horse show Saturday, Oct. 18. 

Besides giving riders a chance to show their skills in the ring, the Horse Show is also a fundraiser for the Love of Linda Cancer Fund, established in 1994, which has assisted more than 2,200 Cape May County cancer patients and distributed over $1.5 million to help cancer patients cover ancillary expenses.

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Former administrator suggests politics played a role in announcement of phone overcharges

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Written by David Benson Friday, October 17, 2014 07:52 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A retired township worker said he contacted Verizon at least six years ago to cancel high speed telephone lines that have cost Middle Township at least $400,000 over the last decade in unnecessary charges, and that he met with township officials earlier this year to discuss the bills.

“When people in the township asked me about this subject in May, I told them that they were in the files that were associated with the communications project,” said Jim Alexis, former business administrator and municipal clerk.

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Fire Prevention Week

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Written by David Benson Friday, October 17, 2014 07:20 am

01 Abbey Letts, Ainsley Scarpa and Abbie Crowther tour a fire engine during Fire Prevention Week during an assembly at Middle Township Elementary School No. 1. Firefighters from Green Creek, Cape May Court House, Goshen, Rio Grande and the state Division of Parks and Forestry brought equipment and fire engines to the school to drive home fire safety to the children. 02 Linda Kelley’s second grade class pause for a photo while waiting their turn to get inside one of the fire engines parked at the school for Fire Prevention Week. 03 Children greet ‘Sparky’ during Fire Prevention Week. The mascot was at the school to underscore the importance of smoke alarms and other safety equipment that can save lives in the event of a fire. 04 Jessica Groetsch’s kindergarten class answers questions about fire safety. 05 A firefighter demonstrates equipment and gear for children gathered for Fire Prevention week. 01 Abbey Letts, Ainsley Scarpa and Abbie Crowther tour a fire engine during Fire Prevention Week during an assembly at Middle Township Elementary School No. 1. Firefighters from Green Creek, Cape May Court House, Goshen, Rio Grande and the state Division of Parks and Forestry brought equipment and fire engines to the school to drive home fire safety to the children. 02 Linda Kelley’s second grade class pause for a photo while waiting their turn to get inside one of the fire engines parked at the school for Fire Prevention Week. 03 Children greet ‘Sparky’ during Fire Prevention Week. The mascot was at the school to underscore the importance of smoke alarms and other safety equipment that can save lives in the event of a fire. 04 Jessica Groetsch’s kindergarten class answers questions about fire safety. 05 A firefighter demonstrates equipment and gear for children gathered for Fire Prevention week. Abbey Letts, Ainsley Scarpa and Abbie Crowther tour a fire engine during Fire Prevention Week during an assembly at Middle Township Elementary School No. 1. Firefighters from Green Creek, Cape May Court House, Goshen, Rio Grande and the state Division of Parks and Forestry brought equipment and fire engines to the school to drive home fire safety to the children.

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Thrift store schedules opening on Oct. 18

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 17, 2014 07:06 am

VIM Thrift Store VIM Thrift Store CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The public is invited to attend the grand opening of the Volunteers in Medicine thrift store at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 18, at 20 S. Main St., Cape May Court House.

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Middle Township looks forward to 17th annual Harvest Fest

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 16, 2014 03:50 pm

Performers from Dance Dynamics and Dancers Two dazzled the crowd during the 2013 Harvest Festival. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE Middle Township will host its 17th annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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‘From Pills to Heroin’ presentation planned in Woodbine

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 16, 2014 02:09 pm

WOODBINE - The public is invited to a free presentation of “From Pills to Heroin,” from 5-8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17, at the Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage and Culture, 610 Washington Ave.

The event will be presented by the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, and aims to educate area residents about the heroin epidemic that affects communities across the county.

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Boo at the Zoo is Saturday

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 16, 2014 11:54 am

Jayci Shivers, 4, of Lower Township colors in a Halloween mask. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — The Cape May County Park and Zoo’s annual “Boo at the Zoo” event will be held Saturday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Cape May County Park, in Cape May Court House.

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Railroad crossing work planned on Indian Trail Road

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 16, 2014 11:41 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Middle Township Police Department has announced that Indian Trail Road will be closed to traffic at the railroad crossing from Monday, Oct. 20 at 7 a.m. to Friday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. while the existing railroad crossing is removed.

According to a statement from police, a new concrete railroad crossing will be installed along with asphalt approaches.

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