• Father Christmas will visit Whale’s Tale on Dec. 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. at 312 Washington Mall in Cape May. An old-fashioned Christmas exhibit

    The public is invited to a free exhibit of holiday traditions through the years complete with model trains, toys and more at the Carriage House Gallery, Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, through Thursday, Jan. 1. The gallery is open daily, though hours vary. For more information, call 609-884-5404…

  • Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi visited Cape May Court House this week to urge area residents to shop locally. He was joined by town leaders on a tour of business on Main…</div>
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    Children and parents escort Santa Claus to the Martin Luther King Center for the Hamer’s School of Karate annual Christmas party, Saturday, Dec. 13. More than 60 children turned out for the party, and each received a new winter coat, in addition to other gifts.WHITESBORO – More than 60 children clambered…

  • When Alison Mastrangelo was young, she was a huge fan of ABC’s World News Tonight.

    “I always had the biggest crush on (anchor) Peter Jennings,” she said with a laugh. “My mom (Fran) always says whenever they’d turn on the TV and it was on that I’d stop everything I was doing to watch him.”

  • Madison Kelly, 12, has donated twice to the Middle Township Police Department’s holiday drive for toys.Despite cerebral palsy, 12-year-old keeps on giving

    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Christmas is a time of giving, and few people take the concept more seriously than township residents Madison Kelly, 12, and her mother, Samantha.

    Not long ago, the young girl surprised Middle Township police by dropping off a large cache of toys – gifts for area children in the police department’s annual toy…

Middle Township Gazette

Middle Township seeks area’s ‘top dog’

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 01, 2014 01:56 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Middle Township Advisory Board is seeking the area’s “top dog,” and pet owners have until Dec. 1 to nominate perfect pooches for the 2015 award.

According to a statement from the advisory board, the top canine will be showcased on the board’s web page and featured on flyers and displays throughout the coming year.

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Township officers to direct traffic during school dismissal

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 01, 2014 12:34 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – At least three Middle Township police officers will direct traffic at road construction sites in Cape May Court House to relieve congestion when school is dismissed and buses crowd the streets, according to a statement from police.

Police will direct traffic from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on school days at the intersections of Bayberry Drive and Stone Harbor Boulevard, the Garden State Parkway and Stone Harbor Boulevard, and Brighton Road and Stone Harbor Boulevard to allow for the safe and efficient flow of the buses from the Middle Township High School and Middle School.

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Middle Township celebrates grand opening of accessible playground

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 01, 2014 12:30 pm

GOSHEN - Township Committee will have a ribbon cutting at 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 3 to celebrate the opening of its newest playground at the Clarence and Georgiana Davies Sports Complex, 626 Goshen Road. The playground complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and fully accessible to residents of all abilities, according to a statement from the committee.

The playground has accessible equipment, picnic tables, sidewalks and ramps, all of which are compliant with standards set forth by the ADA.

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Volunteers wade through chill waters to retrieve bags of shells

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, October 01, 2014 12:20 pm

Volunteers wade through chilly waters to retrieve bags of clam shells covered in oyster spat. Volunteers wade through chilly waters to retrieve bags of clam shells covered in oyster spat. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – More than 30 area residents volunteered to wade through chilly waters recently to pull 15-pound bags of clam shells from the shallows in the Delaware Bay to help restore an oyster reef near Gandy’s Beach in Cumberland County.

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Middle Township introduces public advocate at municipal court

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, October 01, 2014 12:10 pm

Police Chief Christopher Leusner announces the introduction of a public advocate program at a press conference Tuesday. The chief was joined at the podium by Mayor Tim Donohue, Lynne Krukosky, executive director Cape Assist, County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor, Committeeman Dan Lockwood and Committeeman Michael Clark. Police Chief Christopher Leusner announces the introduction of a public advocate program at a press conference Tuesday. The chief was joined at the podium by Mayor Tim Donohue, Lynne Krukosky, executive director Cape Assist, County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor, Committeeman Dan Lockwood and Committeeman Michael Clark. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – In an effort to target what local law enforcement has described as a heroin and prescription drug epidemic in Cape May County, township police have announced a new public advocacy program available to defendants in municipal court.

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Blades vs. wheels: Two hockey leagues in the area cause confusion

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Written by David Benson Tuesday, September 30, 2014 04:44 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Two hockey leagues in the area with similar names has apparently caused confusion among supporters, and the difference may boil down to blades versus wheels, as well as fundraisers.

“The confusion was that there’s an ice hockey team out of Atlantic City,” said Clyde Pettitt, president of the Middle Township Hockey Association.

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Lower Township man found guilty of nephew’s murder

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 30, 2014 12:59 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Lower Township resident Frederick Gene Marr was found guilty Tuesday of the 2010 murder of his nephew, Ronald Denny Sr.

Marr, 75, fatally shot Denny Aug. 11, 2010 outside of Denny’s Del Haven home after they had a dispute over jointly-owned real estate in Florida.

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Mayor seeks area residents’ support in opposing Patsy’s Way fund release

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 29, 2014 06:34 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Middle Township Mayor Tim Donohue has long opposed Patsy’s Way, a controversial affordable housing project slated to be developed in the township, and this week Donohue called on residents and other state and local officials to oppose releasing funds for the project.

“On or around Oct. 10, 2014, NJDCA will submit a request to HUD for the release of these funds. I urge all Middle Township residents to join me and to contact their legislative offices and the governor’s office to oppose this project,” Donohue said in a statement.

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Middle Township Police blotter, Sept. 15-21

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Written by Police Blotter Monday, September 29, 2014 06:17 pm

Middle Township police announced that they made the following arrests from Sept. 15-21. 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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Donohue: Treasurer’s office to be examined by outside agency

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Written by David Benson Monday, September 29, 2014 02:53 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – In the wake of an error that cost the township at least $400,000 in unnecessary phone charges over the last decade, the committee plans to bring an outside agency to examine the practices of its treasurer’s office.

Township Committee will also ask the phone company to reconsider past overpayments, said Mayor Tim Donohue.

“I can’t speak for Verizon,” Donohue said Thursday, Sept. 25. “But I would hope they would. It would be in their best interest to be reasonable.”

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