Middle Township Gazette

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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Malmgren pleads guilty in death of two teen girls

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 03, 2014 09:27 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Joshua Malmgren pleaded guilty to two counts of first degree aggravated manslaughter on Tuesday, Sept. 2, in connection with the vehicle accident that killed two teenage girls in 2012, according to a statement from Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor.

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