Middle Township Gazette

Arraignment postponed for high school teacher

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Written by David Benson Saturday, October 11, 2014 06:07 am

Joseph Towns, right, appears in court with his attorney, Joe Rodgers, Thursday, Oct. 2. Joseph Towns, right, appears in court with his attorney, Joe Rodgers, Thursday, Oct. 2. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The arraignment of a Middle Township High School teacher facing multiple criminal charges, including sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, was delayed this week, after the defense attorney said he was still waiting for discovery, or evidence in the trial.

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Avalon, Sea Isle City to share $1 million grant for bridges

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, October 11, 2014 06:05 am

AVALON – The borough will share a $1 million state grant aimed at rehabilitating the bascule and tollhouse portions of the bridge on Ocean Drive over Townsends Inlet, according to a statement from state officials.

The grant is part of a larger $2.7 million award to the county.

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Ready named Citizen of the Year in Stone Harbor

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 10, 2014 05:17 pm

Charlie Tomlinson, Vice President, Jon Ready, Jeff Alderton, President Charlie Tomlinson, Vice President, Jon Ready, Jeff Alderton, President STONE HARBOR — Jon Ready was named the 2014 Outstanding Citizen of the Year at the fall general membership meeting of the Stone Harbor Property Owners Association (POA).

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Jennie Troxel honored for three decades of volunteering

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Written by David Benson Friday, October 10, 2014 10:46 am

Jennie Troxel, seated, is joined by other volunteers as they celebrate her retirement from volunteering. Jennie Troxel, seated, is joined by other volunteers as they celebrate her retirement from volunteering. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Jennie Troxel was honored recently by staff and peers for Troxel’s more than 30 years of volunteer service at Cape Regional Medical Center, according to a statement from the center.

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Volunteers turn out to plant dune grass in Avalon

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 10, 2014 10:39 am

Volunteers plant dune grass in Avalon. Volunteers plant dune grass in Avalon. AVALON – More than two dozen volunteers braved rain showers Saturday morning, Oct. 4, to plant dune grass as part of what borough officials have called an important environmental initiative.

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Fire starts after vehicle strikes utility pole on Wildwood Boulevard

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Written by David Benson Friday, October 10, 2014 09:02 am

Rio Grande Fire Company firefighters battle a car blaze on Wildwood Boulevard, Friday, Oct. 10 Rio Grande Fire Company firefighters battle a car blaze on Wildwood Boulevard, Friday, Oct. 10 MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – Rio Grande firefighters responded to a single vehicle accident Friday morning, after an Atlantic City woman struck a utility pole on Wildwood Boulevard near pier 47 Friday morning, flipped and started a grassfire, a fire official said today.

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Caryn Rixey wants to ‘put the brakes on fatalities’ every day

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Written by David Benson Thursday, October 09, 2014 11:03 am

Police Chief Christopher Leusner and Caryn Rixey want to 'Put the Brakes on Fatalities.' Police Chief Christopher Leusner and Caryn Rixey want to 'Put the Brakes on Fatalities.' CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Caryn Rixey knows that her son was wrong.

“He broke the law,” she said. “He broke the speed limit.”

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Committee seeks input on potential clothing bin ordinance

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Written by David Benson Thursday, October 09, 2014 09:03 am

A clothing bin in Middle Township. A clothing bin in Middle Township. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Clothing bins are popping up around the township, and the committee is considering introducing an ordinance to govern both placement and care of the huge receptacles.

While some bins are clean and well maintained, others are stuffed to overflowing or in poor repair, the committee noted during a recent work session.

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Dollar General opens on Indian Trail Road

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 09, 2014 08:46 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Dollar General will celebrate the opening of its new store at 6 Indian Trail Road at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 11 with prizes and deals, the company said in a statement. 

Additionally, the first 50 adult shoppers at the store will receive a $10 store gift card. The first 200 shoppers will receive a tote bag.

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Contract for Avalon back bay clearing could be approved this month

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Written by David Benson Thursday, October 09, 2014 08:44 am

AVALON – For more than a year, a contractor hired by the borough has worked to make room in a dredge spoils site to begin a major dredging project in Avalon’s back bay.

Now a contract for the project is less than a month away from being awarded, officials said recently.

According to Scott Wahl, business administrator, a pre-bid meeting was set for Tuesday, Oct. 7.

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