• With one wrecked, and another aging, county considering single aircraft

    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The County Freeholders voted this week to accept an $80,000 insurance settlement for a county helicopter that crashed last month, an official said Wednesday, however the county is unlikely to replace the aircraft.

    “We have two helicopters,” said Freeholder Director Gerald Thornton. “We’re discussing just going to one helicopter, and replacing the one we have.”

  • Jacob SpiegelWILDWOOD — An official with the Wildwood fire department says that Jake Spiegel, the part-time firefighter who was indicted by a grand jury Sept. 24 with his father, Rob, on official misconduct charges, is not currently working for the department.

    As a part-time firefighter, Jake Spiegel is a summer employee for the city of Wildwood, said Deputy Fire Chief Dan Speigel (no relation to the accused). The department is “monitoring the situation” to determine at a later date if Spiegel can return to work next summer.

  • WILDWOOD — Officials in Wildwood decided Wednesday to keep the city’s curfew in place, unlike other New Jersey towns that have opted to repeal theirs after courts found them to be unconstitutional.

    Instead, they asked city attorney Mary D’Arcy Bittner to revise the curfew to protect Wildwood against possible lawsuits.

  • Jacob Spiegel, left, and former Seaville fire chief Rob Spiegel, right, were indicted Wednesday.TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman said Wednesday that the former chief of the Seaville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company and his son have been indicted for allegedly receiving payments of approximately $46,000 based on fraudulent invoices and receipts they submitted for reimbursement to the fire company and Fire District No. 4 commissioners.

    Eugene “Rob” Spiegel, 51, and Jacob Spiegel, 20, both of Seaville, were indicted by…

  • Performers from Dance Dynamics and Dancers Two dazzled the crowd during the 2013 Harvest Festival.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Harvest Festival is just a month away, and this year could be the township’s largest fall celebration ever, township officials said recently.

    [photos courtesy of Middle Township]

Middle Township Gazette

Middle Township Police blotter, June 16-22

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Written by Police Blotter Monday, June 30, 2014 03:19 pm

Middle Township Police Department responded to or initiated 864 calls for service, averaging 123 per day Monday through Sunday, June 16-22.

Monday, June 16

Fraud - Mechanic Street, Cape May Court House

Shoplifting - Joe Canals, Rio Grande

Vehicle crash - Route 9 South, Cape May Court House

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Bridgeton youth airlifted to hospital after parkway accident

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Written by David Benson Monday, June 30, 2014 11:47 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A 17-year-old Bridgeton youth was medivacked to the Atlantic City Medical City Sunday afternoon with serious injuries after his vehicle overturned and went off the road near the North Wildwood exit of the Garden State Parkway, officials said.

Cesar Gomez had to be extricated from his green Ford Explorer by two local fire companies, said Trooper Jeff Flynn.

“Rio Grande and Middle Township fire departments and the Middle Township Police Department assisted at the scene,” Flynn said.

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Golfers attend competition to benefit historical society

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, June 30, 2014 07:16 am

AVALON - About 30 golfers turned out for the Avalon Historical Society’s second annual Miniature Golf Competition Saturday, June 14, at Go Fish Golf Course.

The winner for best score adult category was Mike Kress. In the children’s category, Colin Kress had best score. Adults with the most holes in one included James Agger Jr, Janine Fante and Mike Kress. In the children’s division, Colin Stenger sank the most one-stroke putts.

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Woodbine Elementary School Students graduate, earn awards

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, June 29, 2014 07:15 am

WOODBINE - Graduating from Woodbine Elementary School on June 19 were: Dylan Hunter Cruz, Taliah Marie Anderson, Ma’Qi  Anthony Gibbs, Xavielle Lovell Anthony Toney, Cristian Jose Cortes-Lopez, Joel Kenneth White, Dominique Esperanza Alicea, Shyedeeia Brittany Guilford, Morris Bennie Murray-Harris, Dominic Edwin Thompson, Emily Rachel Moran, Stacy Ann Rymarz, Jared John White, Marc Anthony Rivera, Dai’Sheila De-Ann Jones, Joshua Emmanuel Cooper, Kevan Lee Johnson Jr.

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Volunteers clean up Lincoln Park in Woodbine

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, June 29, 2014 07:05 am

Woodbine clean up Woodbine clean up WOODBINE - Volunteers joined with borough employees on Sunday, June 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. to clean up Lincoln Park, a 22-acre property along DeHirsch Avenue in the central part of Woodbine.

According to a press release from the Municipal Alliance, the Woodbine Volunteer Fire Department provided three trucks and additional manpower to provide ample water for the wash-up of equipment in the three Park playgrounds.

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Scrappy and Merlin: pets of the week

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, June 28, 2014 07:35 am

Scrappy Scrappy Scrappy is an adult black Labrador retriever, who’s lived with cats, kids and other dogs without problems. Shelter workers said that Scrappy is an older dog, who would do well in a quiet home. Scrappy like to chase a tennis ball, and will play until he’s too tired to move. Scrappy’s adoption fee is $95 which includes neutering, micro chipping, all vaccinations brought up to date.

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PAC dance festival to finish with three national competitions

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, June 28, 2014 07:14 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The public is invited to free dance performances beginning July 1 at the Middle Township’s Performing Art Center when three companies bring their national competitions to the stage in Cape May Court House.

According to Kay Aspell, managing director, the show begins when the Power of Dance Company of Green Brook takes to the stage, July 1-2. The competition begins at 9 a.m. and expected to finish around 8 p.m.

On Stage America of Baltimore is next on the agenda, July 6-11, and competitions are scheduled throughout the day, again from 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

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Catherine Wolfe appointed clinical manager of intensive care

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, June 28, 2014 07:01 am

Catherine Wolfe Catherine Wolfe CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Catherine Wolfe has been appointed clinical manager of intensive care at Cape Regional Medical Center, hospital officials announced recently.

“Cathy is a dedicated nursing professional committed to improving patient care through education and evidence-based practice,” said Louise Baclasky, administrative director of critical care and dialysis.

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Middle Township Gazette Map - 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, June 28, 2014 12:00 am

 

Middle Township Gazette Map - 2014

 

Middle Township Map - 2014

 

Child airlifted to hospital after 2nd story fall

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, June 27, 2014 04:45 pm

AVALON – An 18-month old child fell from a second story window in Avalon, Thursday, June 26, and was taken by helicopter to Cooper Hospital in Camden, officials said in a press release.

Avalon police were called to the 700 block of Sunrise Drive at 5:16 p.m. after a child on the second-floor landing pushed against a screen that gave way.

The child fell from the landing to a concrete surface on the first floor.  The Cape May County Emergency Dispatch Center dispatched both Avalon Police and the Avalon Rescue Squad to the scene.

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