• 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

Open house scheduled at Bishop McHugh

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, October 19, 2014 07:45 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The public is invited to an open house from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 28 at Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School, 2221 Route 9 North, Cape May Court House.

The tour aims to introduce families to the state-of-the-art building and curriculum at Bishop McHugh, where students receive instruction in core academic subjects, as well as religion, music and the fine arts, technology, and athletics.

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Cape May County Zoo offers class for children

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, October 19, 2014 07:44 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Children five to seven are invited to take part in the “Wake Up Wild” camp at the Cape May County Zoo on Saturdays from 9-11 a.m. beginning Oct. 25.

The camps will run for four weeks and are limited to 15 participants per class. Cost is $60.

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Cape Christian has gymnasium fundraising campaign

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, October 19, 2014 07:15 am

fundraising campaign for Cape Christian gymnasium fundraising campaign for Cape Christian gymnasium CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Cape Christian Academy has announced a fundraising campaign for its gymnasium to raise about $80,000 to add heating, air conditioning, lights, and finish construction of the building.

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Fran Morrison appointed director of system integration

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, October 19, 2014 07:12 am

Fran Morrison Fran Morrison CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Fran Morrison has joined Cape Regional Health System as its director of system integration, according to a statement from Cape Regional Medical Center.

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Cyber bullying presentation planned at Bishop McHugh

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, October 19, 2014 07:11 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - The public is invited to a free presentation about the dangers of cyber bullying, and how to protect children online, by Bryan Hamilton, a detective with the county Prosecutor’s Office, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School.

According to the PEW Internet Research Center, approximately one in three teenagers has been a victim of cyber bullying, and 95 percent of teens on social media have witnessed cruel behavior, which was ignored by their peers, according to a statement from the school.

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Snow leopard house erected at zoo

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, October 18, 2014 07:53 am

 

Cape May County Zoo Leopard Enclosure Cape May County Zoo Leopard Enclosure CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A new snow leopard habitat funded by private donations is under construction at the Cape May County Zoo and is expected to be finished in the spring of 2015, according to a statement from the Zoo Society.

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Youth wrestling registration open

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, October 18, 2014 07:42 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Children five to 14 are invited to register for youth wrestling at the Middle Township Recreation Department at either the Davies Sports Complex, 626 Goshen Road in Cape May Court House, or the Martin Luther King Center, 207 West Main St. in Whitesboro.

Registration is open through Dec. 1, and practice begins Nov. 11. The season runs November through February.

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Woodbine seeks $900,000 for road improvements

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, October 18, 2014 07:34 am

WOODBINE – Mayor William Pikolycky said the borough is asking the state for about $900,000 for road improvements and a bikeway extension through three separate grant applications.

The borough seeks:

* $280,000 for the reconstruction of DeHirsch Avenue from Washington Avenue to Heilprin Avenue for infrastructure improvements including the installation of drainage.

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Public invited to forum for board of education candidates

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, October 18, 2014 07:02 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The public is invited to meet the candidates for the Middle Township Board of Education from 6:30-8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 20, in the cafeteria of Elementary School No. 2, 101 W. Pacific Ave., Cape May Court House.

The meet-and-greet is sponsored by the Middle Township Education Association and will be monitored by the county League of Women Voters.

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County health officer on Ebola: Don’t panic, but do wash your hands a lot

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Written by Bill Barlow Friday, October 17, 2014 05:31 pm

The staff at Cape Regional Medical Center is training to be ready if a case of Ebola arrives in Cape May County. There was a drill this week, and hospital officials say they are updating their procedures to be ready, just in case. (photo by Jen Marra) The staff at Cape Regional Medical Center is training to be ready if a case of Ebola arrives in Cape May County. There was a drill this week, and hospital officials say they are updating their procedures to be ready, just in case. (photo by Jen Marra) CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Kevin Thomas has his hands full.

The Cape May County health officer is meeting with emergency service providers, hospital staff and others, getting ready for the worst.

He is also fielding call after call from reporters in the region.

It seems like everyone in the county – everyone in the world – is scared of Ebola.

“There’s nothing to be scared about. It’s a matter of being prepared,” Thomas said Friday.

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