• Two Pleasantville men were shot Monday, Oct. 20 when the vehicle they were sitting in was riddled by 15-20 rounds of gunfire, according to Pleasantville Police.PLEASANTVILLE - Two Pleasantville men were shot Monday, Oct. 20 when the vehicle they were sitting in was riddled by 15-20 rounds of gunfire, according to Pleasantville Police.

  • Photo by Christie Rotondo/Former Mayor Bill Henfey, left, and current Mayor Patrick Rosenello, right, at Henfey's last meeting in December 2013. NORTH WILDWOOD — Bill Henfey, who served as North Wildwood’s mayor from 2006 to 2013, died Tuesday morning surrounded by family and friends at his home, the city of North Wildwood announced.

    He was 65.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

Middle Township Gazette

Emergency preparedness seminar slated for people with disabilities

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 25, 2014 08:03 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A seminar to help people with disabilities plan for an emergency is scheduled from noon to 2 p.m., Monday, July 28, at the county’s public safety training center in the Crest Haven Complex, at 171 Crest Haven Road.

According to a press release, the seminar “Emergency Preparedness: What You Should Know” will focus on teaching participants how to establish individual plans to help people with disabilities prepare for emergencies or disasters.

The two-hour program, is free and open to people with disabilities, their assistants, family and friends.

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Brendan Borek group to do some fun-raising

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 24, 2014 04:12 pm

Participants form a Circle of Friends at last year’s Brendan Borek Surf Memorial. Participants form a Circle of Friends at last year’s Brendan Borek Surf Memorial. Tuesday, July 29 will be the start of five days of fun connected to the Brendan Borek High Tides Memorial Fund, a local grassroots organization that provides “comprehensive, compassionate and personalized assistance” to local pediatric cancer patients and their families.

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Showmanship and activities at the fair - Hog wild

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, July 24, 2014 02:25 pm

William Timmreck, 1, of Goshen holds onto the handlebars as he goes around on an amusement ride with his father Dustin at the Cape May County 4-H Fair Saturday, July 19.  William Timmreck, 1, of Goshen holds onto the handlebars as he goes around on an amusement ride with his father Dustin at the Cape May County 4-H Fair Saturday, July 19. William Timmreck, 1, of Goshen holds onto the handlebars as he goes around on an amusement ride with his father Dustin at the Cape May County 4-H Fair Saturday, July 19. 

photos by Jen Marra

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Hideaway residents want to keep year-round structures

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Written by David Benson Thursday, July 24, 2014 10:07 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A group of residents from a local campground are seeking a change to a township ordinance to allow them to keep seven permanent structures at the site.

The buildings give residents a chance to provide their own year-round security, an attorney for the group told Township Committee Monday, July 21.

During Monday’s work session, Attorney Tom Hillegass told Township Committee that there is at least a 20-year history of seven permanent residences at Hideaway Beach Condominium off Route 47 in Goshen.

[See updated story]

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Township OKs $4M bond for improvements

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Written by David Benson Thursday, July 24, 2014 09:26 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Township Committee adopted a bond ordinance Monday, July 21, that appropriates nearly $4 million for road drainage and improvements in the coming years.

Connie Mahon, township business administrator, said the new bond ordinance replaces one approved about four years ago that has been completed.

“Our last bond ordinance lasted four years, and the new one will fund future projects,” Mahon said.

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Dennis parents question school schedule changes, combined bus rides

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:37 pm

DENNIS TOWNSHIP – Short notice of a change in school start times, as well as combining bus rides for kindergarten through eighth grade, has aroused the ire of some parents in the township, and many have taken to social media to air their grievances.

At its Wednesday, July 17 meeting, the Dennis Township Board of Education approved a move that allows primary, elementary and middle schools to start their days at approximately the same time. That also puts children kindergarten through eighth grade on the same buses.

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Businesses ask roads not be closed for triathlon

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:02 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Township Committee tabled a resolution at Monday’s meeting seeking the township’s support in closing state roads during the 11th annual Tri the Wildwoods, a triathlon planned for Saturday, Aug. 16.

According to the resolution prepared for Township Committee, DelMo Sports, Wildwood, has requested that Highway 147 be shut down from the North Wildwood border to Ocean Drive; and also Ocean Drive, from Highway 147 to the Stone Harbor border.

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Township welcomes Mike Pastore as its newest officer

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, July 23, 2014 11:41 am

Mayor Tim Donohue administers the oath to serve and protect to the township’s newest officer, Mike Pastore. After taking the oath, Pastore’s wife, Leslie, pins his badge to the officer’s uniform. Mayor Tim Donohue administers the oath to serve and protect to the township’s newest officer, Mike Pastore. After taking the oath, Pastore’s wife, Leslie, pins his badge to the officer’s uniform. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Middle Township welcomed its newest police officer Monday night when Officer Mike Pastore took an oath to serve and protect township residents during the committee's regular meeting at the municipal building at 33 Mechanic St.

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UPDATED: MTHS teacher faces sexual assault charges

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 22, 2014 04:10 pm

Joseph Towns Joseph Towns Board of Education releases statement

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - A Middle Township High School teacher faces multiple criminal charges, including sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, law enforcement officials said Tuesday, July 22.

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UPDATED: Woman attacked on beach in Middle Township

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 21, 2014 05:38 pm

Police urge witnesses to contact officials

At about 11 p.m. Sunday, July 20, the Middle Township Police Department was called to Hideaway Beach Condominium in Goshen for a report of an attempted sexual assault.

A 49-year-old woman was assaulted on the beach at the end of Cooks Beach Road. She was grabbed by an unknown man, who ripped her shirt and attempted to remove her shorts. The woman was able to get free and run to the safety of her vehicle.

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