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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

Volunteers sought for project that aims to restore oyster reef

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Written by David Benson Saturday, September 06, 2014 07:30 am

Volunteers work to fill a barge with mesh bags covered in oyster spat. Volunteers work to fill a barge with mesh bags covered in oyster spat. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The American Littoral Society and Rutgers University are looking for volunteers to play a part in helping to restore an oyster reef in the Delaware Bay.

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Arrr, matey: Learn to talk like a pirate at the library

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 06, 2014 06:33 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The public is invited to celebrate the International Talk Like a Pirate Day, from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 19 at the Cape May County Library, 30 W. Mechanic St. in Cape May Court House.

Library staff have planned a variety of pirate-themed activities for children.

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Township auditor Glen Ortman remembered by committee

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 06, 2014 06:27 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Glenn Ortman, Middle Township’s and Cape May Point’s lead auditor and past president of the Kiwanis Club of Cape May Court House, died Thursday, Aug. 28 at home surrounded by his family.

The lifelong Middle Township resident was 55.

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Whitesboro community garden bears fruit and vegetables

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 06, 2014 06:23 am

WHITESBORO - The community garden created this spring by Robert Matthews, Middle Township Recreation Program Coordinator, is ready for harvest, according to a statement from the township.

Adjacent to the historic Whitesboro School, the garden has produced tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, cucumbers, scallions and summer squash. The produce was distributed to families of those who attended the Recreation Department’s summer camp, as well as through Ms. Vera Smith’s food pantry at the school.

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Task force launched to improve local economy

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Written by David Benson Friday, September 05, 2014 03:50 pm

state Sen. Jeff Van Drew and state Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak announce the Economic Development Task Force at a press conference in Cape May Court House. state Sen. Jeff Van Drew and state Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak announce the Economic Development Task Force at a press conference in Cape May Court House. Van Drew touts bipartisan group, but political opponent left out

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A task force of state lawmakers, educators and business people from Cape May, Cumberland and Atlantic counties will spend the next two years looking for ways to build the economy of the state’s 1st Legislative District, state officials said Thursday, Sept. 4.

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Charges against N. Wildwood woman raised after victim dies

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Written by David Benson Friday, September 05, 2014 02:25 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Police have filed more serious charges against a North Wildwood woman, after one of the two men police say she struck on Route 47 Sunday, Aug. 24 died this week.

Kristen Schwakoff, 25, was charged Friday, Sept. 4 with leaving the scene of a crash resulting in death, a second degree crime, after Samuel Caraballo, 21, died Sunday, Aug. 30, said Middle Township Police Capt. John Edwards.

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Township ratifies agreement, allowing dredging project to move forward

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 05, 2014 12:32 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Township Committee ratified a shared service agreement at its meeting Wednesday, Sept. 3 that will allow a $1.2 million dredging project in Sterbeck Harbor to move forward.

In April, the committee approved a bond ordinance as part of a shared services agreement between Avalon and the township on a larger dredging project in the borough, in which the Sterbeck Harbor portion is piggybacked onto Avalon’s planned dredging of its own waterways. The project will ease passage for boats in the silted waterways.

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Police say driver in April fatal crash was drunk

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 05, 2014 11:54 am

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – The driver police suspect caused an accident that killed himself and another in April had a blood alcohol level nearly three times the legal state limit, police said. 

Millville resident Stephen Carsten, 29, had a blood alcohol level of .233 when his Chevy Malibu slammed head-on into Jeffrey Natale’s Infiniti on Thursday, April 24, police said. The state’s legal limit is .08.

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Camp Unity’s season ends with water slide, barbecue and magic

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Written by David Benson Thursday, September 04, 2014 12:22 pm

Counselors Shaiye McNeal, Fantasia DelValle, Briana Fitzpatrick and Nashay Freeman turn chicken on the grill at the Martin Luther King Center for the last day of Camp Unity. Counselors Shaiye McNeal, Fantasia DelValle, Briana Fitzpatrick and Nashay Freeman turn chicken on the grill at the Martin Luther King Center for the last day of Camp Unity. WHITESBORO – Camp Unity celebrated the end of the nine-week summer camp last week with a water slide, barbecue and a rabbit popping out of a hat.

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Police charge adult, 8 juveniles in vandalism of Memorial Field

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 03, 2014 03:26 pm

Vandalism at Memorial Field was painted over last week. Vandalism at Memorial Field was painted over last week. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – One adult and eight juveniles have been charged with criminal mischief and criminal trespass in connection with the Wednesday, Aug. 27 vandalism of Memorial Field in Cape May Court House.

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