• CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Residents and workers along Mechanic Street near the Middle Township Police Department were evacuated Tuesday, Sept. 16, after a resident walked into the department with a piece of World War II-era ordnance, police said in a statement.

    Atlantic City Police Department’s bomb squad was called in to evaluate the ordnance, and they determined that was a World War II era marking round. According to police, the round would have had an explosive tip to mark targets.

  • Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township's Scullville VFC annual haunted hayride opens the first weekend in October. 

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – This year’s Terror in the Junkyard haunted hayride and maze will feature a new attraction involving live zombies, the Scullville Volunteer Fire Company announced Tuesday.

    The Apocalypse Training Zombie Paintball Shootout will give visitors a chance to step up and prevent zombies from attacking. Separate admission to the zombie shootout is $5 for 100 paintballs and includes the use of guns…

  • MARGATE – Mini-golf will make a debut this year at the annual Fall Funfest by the Bay – along with new amusements, boat rides, craft vendors, a smorgasbord of food, critters for the kids, two stages of nonstop entertainment and a visit from Miss New Jersey 2014 Cierra Kaler-Jones.

    The two-day festival will stretch for six blocks along the bayfront on Amherst Avenue, running 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29.

  • We won’t know what Hurricane Edouard will bring, but it’s expected to pass well off the coast this week. Previous storms this year brought some great waves, but this one’s being described as the first major storm of the season. Summer’s not over, but if it were a tube of toothpaste, we’d be…

  • OCEAN CITY — Making a commitment to enrich and nourish the Ocean City School community, school district officials unveiled a revamped district wellness initiative at an Aug. 27 meeting of the Ocean City Board of Education.

    “It’s full speed ahead for 2014-2015,” said Michelle Rundgren, the school district’s human resource manager.

Middle Township Gazette

MTHS student films to be included in festival

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Written by David Benson Friday, June 20, 2014 02:16 pm

ATLANTIC CITY - Videos and films made by Middle Township High School students will be among those featured at the High School Film Extravaganza at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 26 at The Noyes Art Garage at 2200 Fairmount Ave. in Atlantic City.

The event is hosted by Artists Alike Studies in Egg Harbor Township and The Noyes Museum and aims to promote the works of young filmmakers.

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David Salvo appointed new superintendent of schools

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Written by David Benson Friday, June 20, 2014 11:22 am

David Salvo, left, was appointed superintendent for Middle Township public schools by the Board of Education Thursday, June 19. Michael Kopakowski, outgoing superintendent, announced his retirement earlier this month. David Salvo, left, was appointed superintendent for Middle Township public schools by the Board of Education Thursday, June 19. Michael Kopakowski, outgoing superintendent, announced his retirement earlier this month. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Middle Township Board of Education appointed David Salvo, assistant superintendent for support services, as the new superintendent of schools at its meeting Thursday, June 20.

Dennis Roberts, board president, said the internal search for a replacement produced two qualified candidates.

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Mirth, music, magic coming to the Performing Arts Center

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, June 20, 2014 10:09 am

Magician Doc Swan is scheduled to perform in August. Magician Doc Swan is scheduled to perform in August. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Mirth, music and magic are planned in this summer’s lineup at The Performing Arts Center of Middle Township, managing director Kay Aspell has announced.

Pianist Linda Gentille and her Jersey Shore Pops Orchestra will present four concerts highlighting the music of such artists as The Lettermen, Frank Sinatra, Barry Manilow and Gentille’s mentor, Liberace. 

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Christina Lillemon named May Employee of the Month

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Written by David Benson Friday, June 20, 2014 09:52 am

Christina Lillemon accepts a certificate from Mayor Tim Donohue naming her May’s Employee of the Month. Christina Lillemon accepts a certificate from Mayor Tim Donohue naming her May’s Employee of the Month. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Christina Lillemon was honored as May’s Employee of the Month at the Township Committee meeting on Monday, June 16.

Lillemon was hired in May 2013 as a part-time employee in the clerk’s office, and transferred to a full-time position in the construction department in October.

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Neighbors plead for demolition on Dias Creek Road

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Written by David Benson Thursday, June 19, 2014 11:06 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Vagrants and wild animals have taken over an abandoned home on Dias Creek Road, and a nearby couple asked Township Committee on Monday to add the house to its demolition list.

“There’s a bullet hole in one of the windows, and had it gone through, it would have went into my grandson’s room,” said Ray Mixon, Cape May Court House.

Mixon and his wife, Carole, pleaded with the committee to take down the home on 671 Dias Creek Road, saying that it was unsafe and had been empty for years.

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Stone Harbor breaks ground on Freedom Park

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, June 19, 2014 10:57 am

Mayor Suzanne Walters and Borough Council broke ground for Stone Harbor Freedom Park on Monday, June 16. Mayor Suzanne Walters and Borough Council broke ground for Stone Harbor Freedom Park on Monday, June 16. STONE HARBOR – A new park is planned between 96th Street and Seng Place as a 9/11 memorial, and on Monday, June 16, the mayor and council of Stone Harbor broke ground on the planned Stone Harbor Freedom Park.

A formal dedication of the park is planned at 11 a.m. on Sept. 11.

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UPDATED: $3.6M in heroin seized in largest Cape May County sweep

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, June 18, 2014 03:58 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Police seized $3.6 million worth of heroin, a handgun and $200,000 on Wednesday in what law enforcement officials have said is the largest narcotic investigation in Cape May County history.

The equivalent of 182,000 bags of heroin was recovered as a result of the two-month long drug investigation, officials announced in a Wednesday press conference.

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Committee reconsiders ordinance banning scooters from skate park

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, June 18, 2014 01:49 pm

Justin Cline, left, and Aaron Taylor ask the council to reconsider its proposed ordinance to ban scooters at the Middle Township Skate Park. Justin Cline, left, and Aaron Taylor ask the council to reconsider its proposed ordinance to ban scooters at the Middle Township Skate Park. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Township Committee voted unanimously to table an ordinance banning scooters from the Middle Township Skate Park to give the mayor time to meet with two local youths who asked the committee to reconsider the proposed rule.

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Chief makes plea for police gear

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, June 18, 2014 01:43 pm

Computers, defibrillators among items in capital request

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Middle Township Police hope to replace aging equipment, and on Monday, June 16, Chief Christopher Leusner asked the committee for about $63,000 in capital funds to target his top four priorities.

“The mobile data terminals would be first on the list,” Leusner said.

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UPDATED: Fire destroys home on Vick Street

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Written by Lauren Dickey Tuesday, June 17, 2014 04:45 pm

Lauren Dickey/A fire destroyed a home in Whitesboro Tuesday, June 17. Lauren Dickey/A fire destroyed a home in Whitesboro Tuesday, June 17. WHITESBORO – Police Cpl. Fred Crawley had a shock when he got the call for a house fire on Vick Street Tuesday afternoon. It was his parents’ house.

The blaze destroyed the one-story ranch house.

There were no reported injuries, according to fire officials.

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