Middle Township Gazette

Handgun, marijuana seized following arrest in Middle Township

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 26, 2013 09:24 pm

Middle Township Police seized a handgun and a small amount of marijuana from a Whitesboro man following an incident Nov. 22 at the Gulf Station in Rio Grande.

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Middle Township Police blotter

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 26, 2013 05:18 pm

Middle Township Police Department responded to or initiated 829 calls for service, averaging 118 per day Monday through Sunday, Nov. 11-17.

Some of the more serious calls included:

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Students gain experience, learn and help

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Written by Alex Davis Tuesday, November 26, 2013 01:47 pm

Students work on a shed along Langston Street in Whitesboro. Students work on a shed along Langston Street in Whitesboro.

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Last week, students from the Cape May County Special Services School District began assembling a shed at a home along Langston Street in Whitesboro.

On Nov. 18, they leveled the ground near a Habitat for Humanity home dedicated in 2011. The students and two teachers raced to finish weatherproofing the building on Nov. 22. They nailed hurricane straps, which reinforces the rafters in case of severe weather.

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Middle Township school board is worried about safety on Parkway

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Written by Alex Davis Tuesday, November 26, 2013 11:46 am

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Road closures, realignments and detours on the Garden State Parkway have school officials concerned about the safety of students and staff.

They say traffic backs up and the lights change quickly at Shell Bay Avenue and Stone Harbor Boulevard, putting staff and student drivers in danger. The intersections are near the high school and middle school.

Work began earlier this year to construct overpasses at Crest Haven Road, Stone Harbor Boulevard and Shell Bay Avenue to replace traffic lights, a project costing $71.7 million. Richard E. Pierson Construction Co. of Salem County is handling the work, which is expected to be finished in 2015.

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This caring kid pitches in for Caring for Kids

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Written by Alex Davis Monday, November 25, 2013 12:19 pm

 

CAPE MAY COUNTY — Most children save up their money to buy something for themselves. Rylee Wilder, 7, of Villas, is an exception.

Last year, she collected all the money she could — even searching the couch cushions — and made a donation to a family in need for Thanksgiving. It all started when she got a piggy bank with her grandmother, said her mother, Jennifer Wilder. Well, it was more like a red and white horse bank.

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UPDATE: Fire destroys Middle landmark restaurant

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Written by Alex Davis Monday, November 25, 2013 11:41 am

Four Seasons Diner Rio Grande, fire damage

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Firefighters were unable to save the Four Seasons Diner in Rio Grande from a large blaze Sunday night.

Gusty winds and cold temperatures worked against them as they battled the fire for about four hours, said Rio Grande Volunteer Fire Co. Chief Richard Sweeten. The building on Route 9 in Middle Township was destroyed.

As of Monday night, officials were investigating the cause of the fire.

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Two on school board oppose sports spending

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Written by Alex Davis Friday, November 22, 2013 07:27 pm

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Two school board members this week voted against advertising for a high school winter track coach. They believe sports are overshadowing education.

Earlier this year, the school board made $1.3 million in cuts, eliminating several positions, including a high school assistant principal position. Also on the chopping block were field trips; athletics; professional development; schedule B positions, which are extracurricular activities and athletics; and maintenance.

Now all sports are back, said school board member Robert Bakley II.

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Guardianship volunteers needed

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 22, 2013 05:31 am

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – Cape May County Surrogate Susan Sheppard is seeking volunteers to be part of the Guardianship Monitoring Program in Cape May County.  

The state-wide initiative calls for volunteers to monitor the well-being of the elderly and disabled who rely on legal guardians to manage their financial and health-related decisions.  

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Secret Santa toys being sought

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 22, 2013 01:00 am

DENNIS TOWNSHIP — Toy donation boxes for the Dennis Township's annual Secret Santa Program are at various locations in the township.

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Walters selected as League of Municipalities president

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 21, 2013 03:36 pm

   Stone Harbor Mayor Suzanne Walters Stone Harbor Mayor Suzanne Walters STONE HARBOR — Stone Harbor Mayor Suzanne Walters will be sworn in as the new president of the New Jersey League of Municipalities on Nov. 21.

“It’s truly an honor to serve as the president of this statewide organization as government enters a very challenging year,” she said in a prepared statement. “I look forward to representing Stone Harbor, Cape May County, and all municipal governments as we continue important conversations in Trenton.”

The New Jersey State League of Municipalities is a voluntary association created to help communities do a better job of self-government through pooling information resources and brain power. Since 1915, it has been serving local officials throughout the state. All 565 municipalities are members of the League.

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Heisman promoted

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 20, 2013 09:29 pm

Chief William McCormick pins Ptl. Sgt. Eric Heisman. Chief William McCormick pins Ptl. Sgt. Eric Heisman. AVALON — Avalon Police Department and Borough Council has promoted Eric Heisman to patrol sergeant.

Avalon Mayor Martin Pagliughi administrated the oath of office to Heisman on Nov. 13.

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Family day movie at library

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 20, 2013 03:25 pm

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – On Friday, 6- to 12-year-olds and their families are invited to the screening of Monsters University during Family Movie Days.  

A screening will be held starting at 6 p.m. at the main library, 30 West Mechanic St., Cape May Court House and at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Lower Cape Library, 2600 Bay Shore Road, Villas.  

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