• Mayor Tim Donohue administers the oath to serve and protect to the township’s newest officer, Mike Pastore. After taking the oath, Pastore’s wife, Leslie, pins his badge to the officer’s uniform. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Middle Township welcomed its newest police officer Monday night when Officer Mike Pastore took an oath to serve and protect township residents during the committee's regular meeting at…

  • Joseph TownsBoard of Education releases statement

    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - A Middle Township High School teacher faces multiple criminal charges, including sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, law enforcement officials said Tuesday, July 22.

  • Officer Joseph GambleCAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Middle Township Committee will recognize Officer Joseph Gamble as the June 2014 Employee of the Month at its Monday, July 21 meeting.

    According to a press release from the committee, Gamble will be honored for saving a life through his quick-thinking response during an emergency.

Middle Township Gazette

Maverick Art Studio has summer art camp for children

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Written by David Benson Thursday, July 17, 2014 09:07 am

Capt. Sam Martin, Atlantic Cape Fisheries, talks about life in the Delaware Bay with children at Maverick Art Studio’s summer art program. Capt. Sam Martin, Atlantic Cape Fisheries, talks about life in the Delaware Bay with children at Maverick Art Studio’s summer art program. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Children at the Maverick Art Studio crowded around Sam Martin, a boat captain with Atlantic Cape Fisheries, as he held up an oyster shell and explained the difference between wild shellfish and those grown in aquaculture.

“Yes, I once found a pearl,” he said, answering a child’s excited question. “It was small one, irregular in shape.”

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Six years as a Little Sister readies Nikki Carty for the Bigs

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Written by David Benson Thursday, July 17, 2014 08:58 am

Nikki Carty’s role as Big Sister for Destiny Adams didn’t end with graduation. Shown here, Carty treats Adams to a night out at Middle Township’s July 4 celebration at the Goshen Complex on the July 6 rain date. Nikki Carty’s role as Big Sister for Destiny Adams didn’t end with graduation. Shown here, Carty treats Adams to a night out at Middle Township’s July 4 celebration at the Goshen Complex on the July 6 rain date. DEL HAVEN – At 6 years old, Nikki Carty wasn’t sure whether she wanted a big sister in her life.

At the time, Carty figured she was doing just fine. Though her parents were recently divorced, Carty had her twin brother, Chris, her mom, and her grandparents.

“I was a tough little kid,” Carty said. “Not bad. Just tough.”

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Santa, Mrs. Claus plan vacation in Stone Harbor

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 16, 2014 01:29 pm

Santa and Mrs. Claus Santa and Mrs. Claus STONE HARBOR - Santa and Mrs. Claus are coming to Stone Harbor at noon, Sunday, July 20 to spend six days roaming the borough to visit with children and area residents.

All week, the couple will make scheduled stops and surprise visits on the beach and around town. Santa has a little something for everyone.

Santa’s Schedule

Sunday, July 20

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New principal at Bishop McHugh hopes to increase school’s visibility, enrollment

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, July 16, 2014 11:52 am

Tom McGuire has a three-year plan for Bishop McHugh to raise enrollment and increase the school’s visibility in the community. Tom McGuire has a three-year plan for Bishop McHugh to raise enrollment and increase the school’s visibility in the community. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The new principal at Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School has a three-year vision for increasing enrollment at the private school, and he said last week that he’s got the backing of both the Diocese of Camden and the local Board of Pastors.

Tom McGuire replaced outgoing principal Laura Tomlin in July.

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Middle Township Police blotter, June 30-July 6

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Written by Police Blotter Wednesday, July 16, 2014 11:06 am

Middle Township Police Department responded to or initiated 1073 calls for service, averaging 153 per day Monday through Sunday, June 30-July 6.

The following is a list of some of the more serious calls for service which occurred during the week:

Monday, June 30

Assault - Route 9 South, Rio Grande

Threats - Village Drive, Cape May Court House

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UPDATED: Medical examiner resigns

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, July 16, 2014 10:41 am

Attorney General’s office recommends three autopsies be reexamined

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Three autopsies in Cape May County need to be re-examined, a state official said, after law enforcement tipped off the state Attorney General’s office in January that the county’s medical examiner had voluntarily surrendered his license in New Mexico about three years ago.

Hisham Hashish, 52, resigned his position with the Southern Regional Medical Examiner’s office in Woodbine in February, said Paul Loriquet, a spokesman with the Attorney General’s office.

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Township meets with project contractors to ease gridlock in Cape May Court House

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 15, 2014 03:47 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Public safety and city gridlock were the reasons behind a recent meeting called by Mayor Tim Donohue, and representatives of the county, the state and the Garden State Parkway overpass project contractor.

According to a press release from the mayor, the meeting, held Friday, July 11, explored solutions to traffic headaches caused by the construction to replace three traffic lights on the parkway with overpasses.

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Mia Bergmann headlines at county fair

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 15, 2014 10:56 am

Mia Bergmann has played more than 100 shows during the last two years. Mia Bergmann has played more than 100 shows during the last two years. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Mia Bergmann, Nashville recording artist singer-songwriter and Margate resident, will headline the county 4-H Fair, Friday, July 18 from 5-6 p.m. and again from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Cape May County 4-H Fairgrounds.

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Concerned Citizens of Whitesboro to lease historic Whitesboro school

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Written by David Benson Monday, July 14, 2014 12:23 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Township Committee has announced plans to lease the front portion of the historic Whitesboro Grammar School to the Concerned Citizens of Whitesboro.

Connie Mahon, township business administrator, said the CCW will lease a majority of the building for five years, though the township will maintain the building.

“It’s a $1-a-year lease, and the Concerned Citizens will be paying the majority of the utilities,” Mahon said.

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Jersey Shore Pops concert with Johnny Petillo postponed

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 14, 2014 09:39 am

Jersey Shore Pops Jersey Shore Pops STONE HARBOR - The borough’s recreation department has rescheduled Tuesday's concert to Thursday, July 17, due to rain in the forecast.

On Thursday, come ready for a trip back in time when Johnny Petillo joins The Jersey Shore Pops Orchestra at 7 p.m. at the water tower plaza at 95th Street and Second Avenue, as part of the borough’s centennial celebration.

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