Middle Township Gazette

Atlantic Cape staff, students work to improve the holidays

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Written by Alex Davis Wednesday, November 13, 2013 02:08 pm

Atlantic Cape employees Denise O'Connor and Tammy DeFranco play a part in collecting items for the holidays at the Cape May County Campus. Atlantic Cape employees Denise O'Connor and Tammy DeFranco play a part in collecting items for the holidays at the Cape May County Campus.

Toys, food, and items for animals being collected

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Students and employees at Atlantic Cape Community College are again looking out for people and animals this holiday season.

There are boxes around the Cape May County Campus in Middle Township encouraging people to donate toys, clothing and food and, for an animal shelter, sheets, towels and blankets.

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Township looking for new flood elevation standards

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 13, 2013 01:00 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP — Middle Township officials are continuing conversations with the Federal Emergency Management Agency following a recent meeting that focused on new flood elevation standards for bayfront communities in Middle Township and Lower townships.  

The two townships are working together to achieve new flood maps for bayfront communities that show flood risks. The meeting took place Nov. 1 at the Lower Township municipal building.  

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Avalon, Stone Harbor consolidate dispatch

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 13, 2013 12:27 pm

AVALON — Avalon and Stone Harbor are consolidating police and emergency dispatching services next year, a move that officials say will save taxpayers more than a $1 million.

The share-service agreement also involves the Cape May County’s dispatch service that will handle fire and emergency medical services calls.

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Millions to be spent on Cape May County libraries

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Written by Alex Davis Wednesday, November 13, 2013 10:48 am

Cape May Court House Library Cape May Court House Library

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Cape May County is putting about $5 million toward a new library in Stone Harbor and renovations at the main library in Middle Township.

The library in Stone Harbor has been in the works for about seven years, and the roof has needed to be replaced at the main library in Cape May Court House for at least two years.

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Plan could mean a tax break for shopping in Middle Township

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 12, 2013 04:49 pm

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Property owners may be able to get a percentage off their taxes by shopping locally.

Middle Township Committee is looking into a program under which residents would use a card when they make purchases at a township business and get a discount on their taxes.

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Cape May County remembers vets

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Written by Alex Davis Monday, November 11, 2013 04:35 pm

Cape May County remembers vets

CAPE MAY COUNTY - Dozens of people came out for Cape May County's Veterans Day ceremony on Monday, Nov. 11, at the county veterans cemetery. The event included speeches by U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo and county freeholder Gerald M. Thornton and Marie Hayes, songs, a rifle volley and taps.

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John Fallon, Legion of Honor recipient, honored at service

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 11, 2013 01:10 pm

John Fallon, Legion of Honor recipient, honored at service

AVALON — The borough of Avalon and American Legion Post 331 held a special Veterans Day ceremony on Monday, Nov. 11 at Veterans Plaza at 21st Street and Dune Drive in Avalon.

“A veteran is a man of peace, soft spoken, and slow to anger,” said Post 331 Commander Harry Clayton.  “He never jokes about war, he’s been there.  More than anything else, a veterans loves freedom.  He also takes a personal pride in freedom for others.”

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Physicians associates celebrate anniversary

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 08, 2013 01:00 am

Physicians associates  Dr. Stephanie Doyle, Jackie Russell, Elise Rohana, and the staff at Cape Regional Physicians Associates Rio Grande office recently celebrated their first anniversary caring for the Lower Township and Rio Grande community. The office is located in Cape Regional Medical Plaza, 4011 Route 9 South, Suite 201, Rio Grande and opened in October, 2012.

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Dr. Stephanie Doyle, Jackie Russell and Elise Rohana at Cape Regional Physicians Associates Rio Grande office are celebrating their first anniversary caring for the Lower Township and Rio Grande community.

The office is located in Cape Regional Medical Plaza, 4011 Route 9 South, Suite 201, Rio Grande and opened in October, 2012.

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Cape May County gets $1.65M for road, bridge projects

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 07, 2013 09:39 pm

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – Cape May County will receive $1,656,100 from the state Department of Transportation for road and bridge projects, including in Woodbine and Middle Township.

The county anticipates using the county aid on various road improvement projects. The projects under consideration include Woodbine-Ocean View Road (county road 550) in Woodbine, Hand Avenue (county road 658) in Cape May Court House and Lafayette Street (county road 633) in Cape May.

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County receives honor for environmental stewardship

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 07, 2013 06:30 pm

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – The state Department of Environmental Protection has recently awarded Cape May County a certificate for its environmental stewardship.

Each year under the Water Quality Program, the DEP Compliance and Enforcement Division, performs an inspection of the county public works’ facilities, including the county airport and Crest Haven and Upper Township section road department maintenance yards.

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Success for program aimed at false alarms in Middle Township

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Written by Alex Davis Thursday, November 07, 2013 01:50 pm

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Township police officers have been responding to fewer false burglary alarm calls since a new program was implemented in 2010.

That has meant that officers can focus their attention on other areas of law enforcement instead of responding to a false alarm, according to Middle Township Police Chief Chris Leusner.

“The false alarm program has exceeded my expectations,” he said.

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Vines removed from Bird Sanctuary in Stone Harbor

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 07, 2013 12:13 pm

Vines removed from Bird Sanctuary in Stone Harbor

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – Volunteers helped remove invasive vines from sections of the Bird Sanctuary in Stone Harbor last weekend.

The Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary Committee lead by chairman Jack Berrigan collaborated with The Wetlands Institute under the direction of Lenore Tedesco to sponsor the first of many planned volunteer efforts designed to remove invasive vines.

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