• Two Pleasantville men were shot Monday, Oct. 20 when the vehicle they were sitting in was riddled by 15-20 rounds of gunfire, according to Pleasantville Police.PLEASANTVILLE - Two Pleasantville men were shot Monday, Oct. 20 when the vehicle they were sitting in was riddled by 15-20 rounds of gunfire, according to Pleasantville Police.

  • Photo by Christie Rotondo/Former Mayor Bill Henfey, left, and current Mayor Patrick Rosenello, right, at Henfey's last meeting in December 2013. NORTH WILDWOOD — Bill Henfey, who served as North Wildwood’s mayor from 2006 to 2013, died Tuesday morning surrounded by family and friends at his home, the city of North Wildwood announced.

    He was 65.

  • Local and county officials attended the ribbon cutting of the Volunteers in Medicine Thrift Store in Cape May Court House, at 10 a.m., Saturday. Oct. 18.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Shoppers waited patiently outside the doors of the township’s newest store, Saturday, Oct. 18, as local and officials cut the ribbon to open the Volunteers in Medicine thrift store at 20 S. Main St.

  • CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Demands by state, county and municipal officials for a second look at controversial affordable housing project at Patsy’s Way have halted the project – at least temporarily – while the governor’s office examines the proposal, a local official said recently.

    According to Middle Township Mayor Tim Donohue, the state Department of Community Affairs was set to petition HUD for the release of nearly $2 million on Friday, Oct. 10 to begin the project.

  • DENNIS TOWNSHIP – The board of education has two vacancies that came too late to place on the November ballot, and those positions will be filled after the general election on Nov. 4.

    “We had two board members resign – one in September and one last night (Oct. 15),” said Mia DelCorio, secretary to the business administrator. “Since it was so late, we couldn’t get the positions on the ballot.”

Middle Township Gazette

Middle Township looks forward to 17th annual Harvest Fest

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 16, 2014 03:50 pm

Performers from Dance Dynamics and Dancers Two dazzled the crowd during the 2013 Harvest Festival. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE Middle Township will host its 17th annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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‘From Pills to Heroin’ presentation planned in Woodbine

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 16, 2014 02:09 pm

WOODBINE - The public is invited to a free presentation of “From Pills to Heroin,” from 5-8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17, at the Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage and Culture, 610 Washington Ave.

The event will be presented by the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, and aims to educate area residents about the heroin epidemic that affects communities across the county.

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Railroad crossing work planned on Indian Trail Road

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 16, 2014 11:41 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Middle Township Police Department has announced that Indian Trail Road will be closed to traffic at the railroad crossing from Monday, Oct. 20 at 7 a.m. to Friday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. while the existing railroad crossing is removed.

According to a statement from police, a new concrete railroad crossing will be installed along with asphalt approaches.

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Oyster farmers ride the wave of consumer tastes

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Written by David Benson Thursday, October 16, 2014 07:37 am

Gustavo Calvo, a local oyster farmer, shows U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo how farmed oysters are raised in black, mesh bags. Gustavo Calvo, a local oyster farmer, shows U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo how farmed oysters are raised in black, mesh bags. Lawmaker offers his help to the shellfish growers

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Aquaculture farmers in Middle Township are riding the leading edge of an oyster renaissance, a Rutgers marine scientist said recently, and last week independent growers in the area got the vocal support of a federal lawmaker in their pursuit to revitalize a once-great state industry.

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Kelly seeks to slow down development in township

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:44 pm

Sam Kelly Sam Kelly CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Sam Kelly, Democratic contender for Township Committee, wants to slow things down.

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Donohue runs on a platform of change and low taxes

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:41 pm

Tim Donohue Tim Donohue CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Tim Donohue, Republican incumbent running for re-election to Township Committee, said he got involved with local politics when his brother, county GOP Chairman Mike Donohue, ran for a position with the state Assembly in 2007.

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Stone Harbor man found after a night in the marsh

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:14 pm

Stone Harbor man found after night on the bay Stone Harbor man found after night on the bay STONE HARBOR - A Stone Harbor man was found tired but safe Wednesday morning by fire officials, after he spent a night drifting when his personal watercraft broke down.

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Donohue set to outspend Kelly 2-to-1

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Written by Bill Barlow Wednesday, October 15, 2014 11:23 am

Tim Donohue and Sam Kelly Tim Donohue and Sam Kelly MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Incumbent Republican Tim Donohue has raised twice as much campaign money as Democratic challenger Sam Kelly in this year’s race for Township Committee, according to reports filed recently with the state.

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Suspect tries to flush drugs and cash, police say

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 14, 2014 04:46 pm

RIO GRANDE – A Rio Grande resident has been charged with the intent to distribute narcotics and destruction of evidence, after law enforcement allegedly caught him trying to flush drugs and cash down a toilet, police said Tuesday.

James Allan, 26, was living at the Economy Motel when Middle Township Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit and the Cape May County Regional SWAT Team executed a search warrant at his room, Wednesday, Oct. 8.

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County employee charged with theft from historical society

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 14, 2014 12:42 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A Lindenwold woman has been charged theft in excess of $500 from the Cape May County Historical and Genealogical Society, according to a statement from Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor.

Judith Davis, 52, a Cape May County employee was arrested and charged with third degree theft and second degree official misconduct criminal charges, the prosecutor said.

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