• The annual All Breed Dog Show returns to Wildwoods starting Wednesday, Jan. 28. (photo by Jen Marra)WILDWOODS – The annual All Breed Dog Show is fun for many, but not as much fun as it is for Susan Shomo, the president of the Boardwalk Kennel Club.

    Shomo has been working with dogs since she was 6, and has been a long time member of the Boardwalk Kennel Club, which started in Atlantic City. She said she has done everything…

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  • CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A financial consultant hired to examine the township’s financial department has recommended shifting from primarily manual bookkeeping to computer based accounting, among several proposed changes.

    Officials believe the examination saved the township about $80,000.

    The recommendations come in the wake of an audit last year of the beleaguered department’s practices that apparently resulted in a $400,000 overpayment on the township’s phone system over the last 10 years.

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  • Coast Guard units are working with other agencies to assist the vessel Santa Lucia after it ran aground near Miah Maull Shoal, Tuesday, Jan. 27. Local Coast Guard personnel examined the grounded vessel to determine whether it was leaking fuel or presented a danger to navigation.PHILADELPHIA —…

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  • Weathermen across Pennsylvania and New Jersey are scratching their heads this morning after a forecast for more than a foot of snow didn't happen and a wintery landcape like this one from last year remained only a memory./R.J. Liberatore Jr.Oops.

    A late-January snowstorm that the National Weather Service, AccuWeather and Weather Channel all forecast would have…

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  • Borough officials say that planting the dune grass is a volunteer event the whole family can enjoy.AVALON – The borough is looking for volunteers who want to enjoy a day at beach along with a free lunch.

    Though winter still bears down on the shore, this week, Avalon issued a statement seeking volunteers to plant dune grass beginning at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, April 18, Community Hall at 30th Street and Avalon Avenue.

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Middle Township Gazette

Cape May Court House man arrested in string of burglaries

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 10:13 am

Ronald Wegner Ronald Wegner HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – A Cape May Court House man is one of four people charged in a string of more than 40 break-ins in towns throughout Atlantic County, police said recently. Two more suspects remain at large.

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Five seek three seats, including three incumbents

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, October 23, 2014 09:35 am

Candidates Gloria Hodges and Linda Koch, current school board president Dennis Roberts, member Robert Bakley and candidate Melanie Collins. Candidates Gloria Hodges and Linda Koch, current school board president Dennis Roberts, member Robert Bakley and candidate Melanie Collins. MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Five candidates are vying for three seats on Middle Township’s school board, and on Monday night residents heard their opinions on common core standards, a school year extension, and budget cuts.

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Boo at the Zoo

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, October 22, 2014 01:53 pm

Children gather by the stage to watch the Monster Magic Show during Boo at the Zoo Saturday, Oct. 18, hosted by the Cape May County Park and Zoo. Children gather by the stage to watch the Monster Magic Show during Boo at the Zoo Saturday, Oct. 18, hosted by the Cape May County Park and Zoo. Children gather by the stage to watch the Monster Magic Show during Boo at the Zoo Saturday, Oct. 18, hosted by the Cape May County Park and Zoo.

--see more photos by Jen Marra

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Middle Township Police blotter, Oct. 6-12

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Written by Police Blotter Wednesday, October 22, 2014 09:16 am

Middle Township Police Department Blotter Middle Township Police Department Blotter Middle Township police announced that they made the following arrests from Oct. 6-12. 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.

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VIM Thrift Store opens its doors in Saturday celebration

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Written by David Benson Tuesday, October 21, 2014 07:16 am

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. 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.

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Patsy’s Way project halted for governor’s review

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Written by David Benson Monday, October 20, 2014 10:09 am

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.

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Board of education will fill 2 open positions after election

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 20, 2014 07:38 am

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.”

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Cape May County Zoo offers class for children

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, October 19, 2014 06:44 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Children five to seven are invited to take part in the “Wake Up Wild” camp at the Cape May County Zoo on Saturdays from 9-11 a.m. beginning Oct. 25.

The camps will run for four weeks and are limited to 15 participants per class. Cost is $60.

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Cape Christian has gymnasium fundraising campaign

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, October 19, 2014 06:15 am

fundraising campaign for Cape Christian gymnasium fundraising campaign for Cape Christian gymnasium CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Cape Christian Academy has announced a fundraising campaign for its gymnasium to raise about $80,000 to add heating, air conditioning, lights, and finish construction of the building.

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Fran Morrison appointed director of system integration

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, October 19, 2014 06:12 am

Fran Morrison Fran Morrison CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Fran Morrison has joined Cape Regional Health System as its director of system integration, according to a statement from Cape Regional Medical Center.

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