• 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 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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Positions cut, taxes up in Middle school budget

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, April 30, 2014 01:30 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The Middle Township Board of Education approved a $44.8 million budget for the 2014-2015 school year on Thursday, April 25, a 2 percent increase over last year’s budget.

One board member voted no, saying the district has lost too many positions already.

Despite the increase, four teaching positions and three bus drivers will be eliminated in the coming year under the budget. Some extra-curricular activities, such as field trips, in Middle Township schools will also be lost.

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Township residents wear blue to support child abuse prevention

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 30, 2014 01:15 pm

The staff of Harborview Pediatrics wears blue to show their support of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The staff of Harborview Pediatrics wears blue to show their support of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — The township was awash in shades of blue on Friday, April 11, as citizens throughout the area donned azure, royal, indigo and robin's egg blue to show their support for National Child Abuse Prevention Month on "Dress in Blue" day.

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Middle Township Police blotter, April 7 - April 13

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Written by Police Blotter Tuesday, April 29, 2014 09:06 am

Middle Township Police Department responded to or initiated 858 calls for service, averaging 123 per day Monday through Sunday, April 7 - April 13.

Monday, April 7

Vehicle burglary - Avalon Woods Court, Swainton

Vehicle crash - West Shellbay Avenue, Cape May Court House

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Wal-Mart gains approval to expand in Rio Grande

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Written by David Benson Monday, April 28, 2014 02:42 pm

Store could be a “Supercenter” by year’s end

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – In a marathon meeting of the Middle Township Planning Board on Thursday, April 24, Wal-Mart’s expansion in Rio Grande was approved in a unanimous vote, just before midnight, a planning board member said.

“At 11 p.m., our legal time for ending the meeting, we had to have a vote to go later into the evening,” said Dan Lockwood, a member of the planning board who also serves on Township Committee. “We were into closing comments for the applicant, and we were close enough to have the vote.”

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Banner plane flips in Woodbine

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Written by David Benson Monday, April 28, 2014 12:24 pm

WOODBINE – Two men walked away after their small plane flipped over on the runway at the Woodbine Municipal Airport on Sunday, April 27, an airport official said.

Robert Lambert, 46, of Newtown, Pa., and Christopher Hooper, 31, of Mays Landing, were in a banner-tow plane, according to the state police. The accident occurred while they were attempting a ground loop, said Wayne Rumble, maintenance manager at the Woodbine airport.

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Cape May County residents volunteer for CASA

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 28, 2014 08:30 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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