• 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

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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Lee Ann Russ to be honored as township’s Employee of the Month

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 17, 2014 04:55 pm

Lee Ann Russ Lee Ann Russ CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - The Middle Township Committee will honor Lee Ann Russ as the September Employee of the Month at its meeting at 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 20.

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Police establish date of death for woman found on Indian Trail Road

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 17, 2014 03:44 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Law enforcement has established an estimated date of death for Kimberly Gable-Bujak, whose decomposed body was discovered Tuesday, Sept 30, on the 300 block of Indian Trail Road in Middle Township.

“We’ve placed the date of death at about Sept. 16, approximately two weeks prior to the discovery of the body,” said Cape May County Chief of Detectives Kenneth Super.

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Woodbine airport gets $800,000 in state, federal grants

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Written by David Benson Friday, October 17, 2014 01:46 pm

WOODBINE – The borough’s airport will undergo major upgrades over the next six months thanks to state and federal grants that total nearly $800,000, an official said recently.

On Wednesday, Oct. 15, the state announced that it would give Woodbine $378,000 for construction and rehabilitation of runway 119 at the Woodbine Municipal Airport, said William Pikolycky.

“That comes on the heels of the federal grant that was announced last month,” Pikolycky said.

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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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