Middle Township Gazette

Teacher of the Year to speak at Edcamp in Mays Landing

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 20, 2015 10:32 am

MAYS LANDING – Cyndi Leatherwood, Cape May County’s 2014 Teacher of the Year, will be one of the instructors leading discussions at this year’s Edcamp South Jersey at the William Davies Middle School, 1876 Dr. Dennis Foreman Drive, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 28.

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Wintry weather wonderland

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Written by Jen Marra Friday, February 20, 2015 09:56 am

Nancy Cunard of Stone Harbor spends her afternoon using a snow blower to clear her driveway after a winter storm left several inches throughout Cape May County Tuesday, Feb. 17.  Another deep freeze is expected to keep the white stuff around for a while. Nancy Cunard of Stone Harbor spends her afternoon using a snow blower to clear her driveway after a winter storm left several inches throughout Cape May County Tuesday, Feb. 17. Another deep freeze is expected to keep the white stuff around for a while. Nancy Cunard of Stone Harbor spends her afternoon using a snow blower to clear her driveway after a winter storm left several inches throughout Cape May County Tuesday, Feb. 17.  Another deep freeze is expected to keep the white stuff around for a while.

-- photos by Jen Marra

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Bishop McHugh celebrates Catholic schools week

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 20, 2015 09:32 am

Grandparents’ bingo was a huge success. Shown are Lynn Gibson, William Gibson, Samantha Pasceri, Emily Pasceri, Mary-Lynn Gibson, Cassidy Hendee and Bonnie Stein. Grandparents’ bingo was a huge success. Shown are Lynn Gibson, William Gibson, Samantha Pasceri, Emily Pasceri, Mary-Lynn Gibson, Cassidy Hendee and Bonnie Stein. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The halls of Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School were filled with students, visitors and parents during National Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 25 to 31.

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Kimberly Krauss named township Employee of the Month

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Written by David Benson Thursday, February 19, 2015 04:44 pm

Township Clerk Kimberly Krauss accepts a certificate naming her February’s Middle Township Employee of the month from Mayor Tim Donohue. Township Clerk Kimberly Krauss accepts a certificate naming her February’s Middle Township Employee of the month from Mayor Tim Donohue. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – She thought she knew a secret.

For the last several days, Township Clerk Kimberly Krauss believed that Police Capt. John Edwards would be named as February’s Middle Township Employee of the Month.

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Author to present Vicksburg Campaign of 1863

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, February 19, 2015 12:09 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - The public is invited a presentation of "Vicksburg Campaign of 1863" at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 19, in the military room in the barn of Cape May Historical Society on Route 9.

The presentation by David Bastain, author of "Grant's Canal and the Union Attempt to Bypass Vicksburg" is sponsored by the Cape May County Civil War Round Table.

For more information, call 609-465-353.

 

Gas lines along Route 9 to be replaced in spring

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, February 19, 2015 12:07 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Gas lines along Route 9 from Stone Harbor Boulevard to Avalon Boulevard will be upgraded or replaced this year as part of a South Jersey Gas maintenance program, according to the company.

Gas mains and lines will be replaced in the project, which is expected to begin in March and end by summer. Gas meters are also likely to be replaced, according to a company statement.

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Electrical substation to be replaced in Avalon

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Written by David Benson Thursday, February 19, 2015 11:34 am

In this computer rendering, the Peermont substation is depicted as a beach home to blend in with surrounding homes. In this computer rendering, the Peermont substation is depicted as a beach home to blend in with surrounding homes. AVALON – The planned replacement of an electrical substation in Avalon is part of an ongoing five-year, $800 million plan by Atlantic City Electric to upgrade and update the power grid’s infrastructure in advance of rising sea levels, and to harden company equipment against extreme storms.

Work is expected to begin by the end of the month to replace the Peermont substation at 271 61st St., an action that will triple the substation’s load capacity, from 23 kilovolts to 69 kilovolts.

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Safe driving pledge earns rewards for township teenagers

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, February 18, 2015 10:15 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Local businesses are teaming up with a township car dealership to offer rewards to teens who promise to drive safely.

Student drivers at Middle Township High School will get the chance to save money, as well as earn other rewards, when they take a pledge to be a “safe teen driver,” through a program that will be offered by Burke Motor Group.

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Driving on a rim results in low-speed chase and charges for Rio Grande man

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 18, 2015 09:31 am

RIO GRANDE – Police have charged a local man with driving while intoxicated after they say they saw him driving without a front tire north on Route 47.

Stephen Schweizer, 40, led police on a low-speed chase and then assaulted Patrolman Jeffery Salvesen after he was stopped at about 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 14, police said.

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Suspect throws rock cocaine into front lawn, police say

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, February 16, 2015 03:09 pm

AVALON – An apparent cocaine delivery to a borough home went awry when police were alerted to the upcoming transaction, officials said Monday.

Angelo B. Wood, 26, Wilmington, Del., was charged with distribution of a controlled substance after he threw what police have said is a form of rock cocaine into front lawn of a home on the 800 block of 21st Avenue.

John B. Allen, 43, an insurance broker from Kennett Square, Pa., was staying at the borough home, and Allen was charged by police after he retrieved the drugs, police said in a statement.

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