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    LOWER TOWNSHIP – Arthur E. “Art” Treon, whose name was synonymous with fire fighting and emergency management in the township, county, and state, died Wednesday night after leaving the scene of a fatal fire in North Wildwood.

    Town Bank Fire Chief Lou McGonigal, a longtime friend, said Treon had gone to Tuesday night’s fire at 212 W. 17th Ave. in North Wildwood Nov. 18. McGonigal said Treon complained of chest pains and shortness of breath and was transported to the hospital, where he appeared to be doing better. Treon later died…

  • North WIldwood house fire 17th St / J. CliffordNORTH WILDWOOD – The North Wildwood Police announced one person died in a fatal fire, Tuesday night.

    Firefighters were called to a home at 212 17th Avenue on Nov. 18 at approximately 8:19 p.m. where they found the residence engulfed in flames.

  • Artist Christine Finn made 350 solid concrete flower pots as an art installation to be displayed at Cape May Point State Park to mark the shared history between New Jersey and the island of Jersey.From Jersey to Jersey, heavy art crosses the waves

    CAPE MAY POINT – The public will be invited to pour a bit of the Atlantic Ocean onto…

  • Middle Township Police DepartmentMiddle Township police announced that they made the following arrests from Nov. 3-9. 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.

  • GREEN CREEK – Six people were injured in an accident on Route 47 at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 13, and five of them were airlifted from the scene to area hospitals, according to a statement from Middle Township Police Department.

    Police responding to the scene said that a red Ford minivan driven by Nora Torrado, 38, Wildwood, was traveling north on Route 47 near Lomurno Lane when it was struck by a Silver Chevy driven by Vincent McBride, 78, Green Creek.

  • Stockton plans a campus at Showboat Atlantic City site

    GALLOWAY – Richard Stockton College and Caesars Entertainment Corporation have signed a letter of intent for the college to acquire Showboat Atlantic City from the casino company.

    Stockton said Wednesday, Nov. 12 that it plans to repurpose the former Showboat site as a branch campus.

  • LEWES, Del. – Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) officials have announced an agreement to place two electric vehicle charging stations at the Lewes ferry terminal of the Cape May–Lewes Ferry.

    The charging stations will be provided free of charge to the DRBA through a collaborative research agreement between the University of Delaware and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, according to a press release from the DRBA. The program, called Charging Up Delaware, is designed to promote a network of charging stations to facilitate long-distance trips with electric vehicles within the state.

  • Civilians and veterans salute or place their hand over their heart, and some sing along, as the national anthem is sung during the Veteran's Day Ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 11

    Civilians and veterans salute or place their hand over their heart, and some sing along, as the national anthem is sung during the Veteran’s Day Ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the Cape May County Veteran’s Ceremony in Cape…

Middle Township Gazette

Grassy Sound bridge on Ocean Drive to get $1M makeover

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Written by David Benson Friday, November 14, 2014 07:43 am

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – The 75-year-old toll bridge over Grassy Sound on Ocean Drive will get a $1 million makeover sometime in early 2016, thanks to a state grant that dovetails into another project.

“We’re in the middle of a similar project in Townsend Inlet between Sea Isle and Avalon,” said county engineer Dale Foster. “The grant for Grassy Sound is excellent, because the Townsend Inlet bridge is a $5 million project, so another million will drastically improve the program.”

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Blue Devils give it their best in round robin championship

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Written by David Benson Friday, November 14, 2014 07:32 am

Coaches Jason Steelman and Hector Cruz were proud of team of boys they coached this year in Dennis Township. Coaches Jason Steelman and Hector Cruz were proud of team of boys they coached this year in Dennis Township. DENNIS TOWNSHIP - The Blue Devils Taxi Team started the football season with just 14 players, according to coaches Jason Steelman and Hector Cruz, and some of those kids were new to the sport.

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Dollar General celebrates opening of Swainton store

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 14, 2014 07:28 am

SWAINTON – Dollar General will celebrate the opening of its Swainton store, 1616 Route 9 North, at 8 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 15, with prizes and deals.

The first 50 adult shoppers will receive a $10 store gift card. The first 200 shoppers will receive a Dollar General tote bag.

The store provides a

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Middle Township Police blotter, Nov. 3-9

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Written by Police Blotter Thursday, November 13, 2014 04:12 pm

Middle Township Police Department Middle Township Police Department Middle Township police announced that they made the following arrests from Nov. 3-9. 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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Six injured in Route 47 crash; 5 airlifted to hospitals

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 13, 2014 03:44 pm

GREEN CREEK – Six people were injured in an accident on Route 47 at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 13, and five of them were airlifted from the scene to area hospitals, according to a statement from Middle Township Police Department.

Police responding to the scene said that a red Ford minivan driven by Nora Torrado, 38, Wildwood, was traveling north on Route 47 near Lomurno Lane when it was struck by a Silver Chevy driven by Vincent McBride, 78, Green Creek.

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Fruit of the Spirit awards

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 13, 2014 01:25 pm

Students in preschool through grade 8 were recognized for embodying the Gospel value of love at the Oct. 31 Mass at Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School. The Fruit of the Spirit awards are presented monthly to students who exhibit the attributes of a Christian life: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Shown are: Jamie Butler, Delaney Larkin, Julia Sittineri, Shane Klemick, Matthew Lashley, Avierre Crawley, Cooper Reich, Rocco Balestiere, Bradin Roberts, Liliana Colalillo and Olivia Kossyvakis. Not pictured is Caley Israel. Students in preschool through grade 8 were recognized for embodying the Gospel value of love at the Oct. 31 Mass at Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School. The Fruit of the Spirit awards are presented monthly to students who exhibit the attributes of a Christian life: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Shown are: Jamie Butler, Delaney Larkin, Julia Sittineri, Shane Klemick, Matthew Lashley, Avierre Crawley, Cooper Reich, Rocco Balestiere, Bradin Roberts, Liliana Colalillo and Olivia Kossyvakis. Not pictured is Caley Israel. Students in preschool through grade 8 were recognized for embodying the Gospel value of love at the Oct. 31 Mass at Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School. The Fruit of the Spirit awards are presented monthly to students who exhibit the attributes of a Christian life: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Shown are: Jamie Butler, Delaney Larkin, Julia Sittineri, Shane Klemick, Matthew Lashley, Avierre Crawley, Cooper Reich, Rocco Balestiere, Bradin Roberts, Liliana Colalillo and Olivia Kossyvakis. Not pictured is Caley Israel.

   

Honoring the brave

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, November 13, 2014 10:34 am

Civilians and veterans salute or place their hand over their heart, and some sing along, as the national anthem is sung during the Veteran's Day Ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 11 Civilians and veterans salute or place their hand over their heart, and some sing along, as the national anthem is sung during the Veteran's Day Ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 11

Civilians and veterans salute or place their hand over their heart, and some sing along, as the national anthem is sung during the Veteran’s Day Ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the Cape May County Veteran’s Ceremony in Cape May Court House, one of several observances of the day throughout the county. Major Mark Berlenbach with the 57th Troop Command of the New Jersey Army National Guard in Atlantic City sings the “Star Spangled Banner” for the ceremony. 

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Avalon honors veterans with Veterans Day Ceremony

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 13, 2014 09:58 am

American Legion Post 331 fire a rifle salute in Avalon during a Veterans Day ceremony. American Legion Post 331 fire a rifle salute in Avalon during a Veterans Day ceremony. AVALON – More than 100 veterans and members of the public turned out to pay tribute to the men and women who served, or are serving, the country in various branches of the military at a ceremony hosted by American Legion Post 331, Stone Harbor/Avalon, at Veterans Plaza, 21st and Dune Drive, Tuesday, Nov. 11.

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Students, staff honor veterans at Cape Christian

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 13, 2014 09:41 am

Second grade students sing Second grade students sing Students and staff of Cape Christian Academy celebrated local veterans over two days this year with presentations and luncheons in their honor.

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Clerk’s office posts official election results

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 12, 2014 04:00 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Official election results have been posted to the county’s website, according to county Clerk Rita Fulginiti, however a petition for a recount is expected in at least one municipality.

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