• The car was later fully engulfed in flames.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Frank Carroll didn’t have time to think about the vehicle fire when he yanked the drivers’ side door open at about 3:45 p.m., Friday July 25.

    He knew the flames were there; the car was hot, and a couple of loud pops let him know that the fire was growing.

  • 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…

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Cape May County residents volunteer for CASA

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, May 03, 2014 08:55 am

SOMERS POINT - Six Cape May County residents were recently sworn as Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, volunteers at a ceremony in Somers Point. The swearing-in capped 30 hours of classroom instruction in child advocacy.

As CASA volunteers, the volunteers will advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children and ensure these children receive necessary resources and services while living in foster care. The goal is to ensure that the children are placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible.

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Kylie Graham’s poster earns pizza party for her classmates

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Written by David Benson Saturday, May 03, 2014 08:46 am

The county's constitutional officers hosted a pizza party for Kylie Graham and her classmates at Dennis Township Elementary School. Graham was the winner of this year's My County Poster Contest. Shown from left are Rita Marie Fulginiti, county clerk, Graham, Sheriff Gary G. Schaffer and M. Susan Sheppard, county surrogate. The county's constitutional officers hosted a pizza party for Kylie Graham and her classmates at Dennis Township Elementary School. Graham was the winner of this year's My County Poster Contest. Shown from left are Rita Marie Fulginiti, county clerk, Graham, Sheriff Gary G. Schaffer and M. Susan Sheppard, county surrogate. DENNIS TOWNSHIP - Kylie Graham, the first place winner of the 22nd annual My County Poster Contest was the guest of honor in her Dennis Township Elementary School homeroom on Thursday, April 24 for a pizza party with her 20 classmates hosted by Cape May County's constitutional officers - Sheriff Gary G. Schaffer, Rita Marie Fulginiti, county clerk and M. Susan Sheppard, county surrogate.

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Dennis Township students visit Washington D.C.

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, May 03, 2014 08:02 am

Isabella Roache at the podium in the U.S. Senate. Isabella Roache at the podium in the U.S. Senate. DENNIS TOWNSHIP — Seventh grade students from Dennis Township visited the nation’s capital on a recent field trip, where they were greeted by good weather and a chance to stand behind the podium of the U.S. Senate.

During the trip, the student traveled from one end of the National Mall and Memorial Parks to the other, including a visit to the capitol building and the Library of Congress.

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Volunteers in Medicine 5K held at County Zoo

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, May 02, 2014 03:40 pm

Area residents take advantage of a crisp day in April to participate in the VIM 5K, held April 19 at the Cape May County Zoo. Shown are Kristen Teesdale, Megan Curran, Katherine Calemmo, Steve Curran, Kathleen Calemmo, Conor Teesdale. Area residents take advantage of a crisp day in April to participate in the VIM 5K, held April 19 at the Cape May County Zoo. Shown are Kristen Teesdale, Megan Curran, Katherine Calemmo, Steve Curran, Kathleen Calemmo, Conor Teesdale. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Cape May County was well-represented when nearly 200 runners came out for a brisk run at the Cape May County Zoo on Saturday, April 19 at 9 a.m.

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Township budget amendment would lower taxes

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, May 02, 2014 03:00 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — A state revaluation of municipal pension contributions may allow Middle Township Committee to amend its 2014 budget, resulting in a lower than expected tax increase for township residents.

In March, the committee introduced a $20.97 million budget for 2014 that increased the local tax rate by 1 cent per $100 assessed value. The tax rate was slated to go from 45.4 cents per $100 of assessed value to 46.4 cents.

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Middle Township Police blotter, April 14 - April 20

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Written by Police Blotter Friday, May 02, 2014 02:49 pm

Middle Township Police Department responded to or initiated 832 calls for service, averaging 119 per day Monday through Sunday, April 14 - April 20.

Monday, April 14

Shoplifting - Walmart, Rio Grande

Vehicle crash - East Shellbay Avenue, Cape May Court House

Theft - West Dunbar Street, Whitesboro

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Cape May Christian students learn about robotics

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, May 02, 2014 11:48 am

 Hannah Cowart, Taylor Feliciano and Tim Kanengiser construct a group robot from Lego Technics. Hannah Cowart, Taylor Feliciano and Tim Kanengiser construct a group robot from Lego Technics.

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Students at Cape May Christian Academy got a close look at the future recently, when representatives from Bob Jones University, a Christian college from Greenville, S.C., visited the school to give a robotics presentation to the school.

This BJU team was made up of six people, all with math or science-related degrees.

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Court House man sentenced to 10 years for sexual assault

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 01, 2014 04:10 pm

 

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - A Cape May Court House man was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Friday, April 25, for a sexual assault of a five-year-old girl in Dennis Township, according to a press release from the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office.

The assault occurred sometime between August 2005 and November 2006, state police say.

Phillip Hand III, 25, of the 200 block of Hagen Road, was arrested on March 28, 2013, following an investigation by the New Jersey State Police, Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor said in the release.

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In training exercise, Middle police fire blanks, seek realism

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Written by David Benson Thursday, May 01, 2014 12:06 pm

Middle Township police enter the library during an “active shooter” training exercise at the county library on Wednesday, April 30. The exercise was held at the library over four Wednesdays in April. Middle Township police enter the library during an “active shooter” training exercise at the county library on Wednesday, April 30. The exercise was held at the library over four Wednesdays in April. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Four shots rang out, a staccato pop-pop-pop-pop that echoed through the main branch of the county library on Mechanic Street on Wednesday, April 30, the last day of a police training exercise.

Three more shots followed; then screams and chaos.

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Police Unity Tour to ride through South Jersey

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Written by David Benson Thursday, May 01, 2014 12:02 pm

350-mile bicycle ride honors slain officers

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – At least 26 Cape May County officers are expected to be among the more than 1,500 officers riding bicycles through Washington, D.C. this month, as part of the annual Police Unity Tour to raise money and to honor police officers slain in the line of duty, a tour spokesman said.

Nearly every department in the county is represented in the three-day bike ride, and their portion of the tour is slated to leave Millville on May 10.

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