Middle Township Gazette

Middle Township seeks students

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Written by Alex Davis Wednesday, October 30, 2013 05:15 pm

Low turnout, but interest, at school choice event

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Dawn Gloede of Wildwood Crest may send her son to Middle Township High School next year.

“I like the idea you can get college credits. They have AP [Advanced Placement] classes,” she said after a presentation that she and her son, William, attended at the Middle Township High School cafeteria on Monday night.

The state recently approved the Middle Township School District to be part of the Interdistrict Public School Choice Program, which means that a student from another municipality can attend the high school or middle school with no charge to the parents.

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Middle Township's 16th annual Harvest Festival

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Written by Alex Davis Wednesday, October 30, 2013 11:38 am

Harvest Festival  Dozens of people came to the 16th annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 19, along Mechanic and Boyd streets in Cape May Court House.

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GOP leads slightly on campaign spending in Middle

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Written by Alex Davis Wednesday, October 30, 2013 09:23 am

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — The Republicans in Middle Township have raised and spent more money than the Democrats in the fall municipal race, according to reports filed with the state.

Republican Melanie Collins is facing Democrat Michael Clark.  The difference in the first election spending report was a matter of a couple of thousand dollars.

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Late night fire destroys Goshen home

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 25, 2013 11:08 am

photo courtesy of Frank Svitak photo courtesy of Frank Svitak  MIDDLE TOWNSHIP - A man and his dog are safe after fire destroyed a home on Goshen Road in Middle Township on Thursday.

According to Goshen Volunteer Fire Co. Chief Frank Svitak, the fire started around 3 a.m. Oct. 24. The man, William Smith, and his pet, a bulldog, escaped without injury from the home, according to Svitak.

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New website launched for Middle Township

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 25, 2013 12:00 am

 MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Middle Township has completed a redesign of its municipal website.

Officials say that users can find essential information more quickly, ask questions, post comments and visit more community links.

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New location for 9/11 memorial

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 24, 2013 07:48 pm

 STONE HARBOR — Community opposition promoted officials to change the location of a proposed Sept. 11 memorial in Stone Harbor.

“There were some concerns in the community about the size and scope of our project which would have also created a passive park and a beautiful point for tribute and reflection at our original location for the memorial,” said Stone Harbor Mayor Suzanne Walters. “We listened, and we responded appropriately. Our community can now enthusiastically support the true goal of this memorial…an everlasting tribute to Americans and their families who were personally impacted by the events of Sept. 11, 2001.”

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Woodbine looking for funds

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 24, 2013 04:50 pm

 WOODBINE — The borough is looking for $300,000 from the state Department of Transportation to help pay for drainage-related reconstruction on various roads.

The borough recently received bids on the project with the low bid coming in at $1,461,731.  

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Drug distribution alleged at Del Haven home

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 24, 2013 11:51 am

DEL HAVEN — Middle Township Police say they took down a drug distribution business operating out of a home in Del Haven on Oct. 17.

“The house was a major neighborhood disturbance,” said police Capt. John Edwards.

Authorities seized heroin, narcotics and cash after the Middle Township Police Special Services Unit and the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office Gangs, Guns, and Narcotics Task Force executed a narcotics search warrant at a residence on Lehigh Avenue in Del Haven.

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Middle Township Police blotter > Oct. 7-13

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 24, 2013 12:00 am

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP - Middle Township Police Department responded to or initiated 878 calls for service, averaging 125 per day Monday through Sunday, Oct. 7-13.

Some of the more serious calls included:

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Fall Festival slideshow

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 23, 2013 04:37 pm

Photos by Jen Marra
   

Two charged with illegal oyster harvest

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 23, 2013 03:05 pm

The state Division of Fish and Wildlife recently charged two men with illegally growing and harvesting oysters in Middle Township.

DEP spokesman Lawrence Hajna said Marc Zitter, 43, of Holland, Pa., and Christopher Serra, 28, of Millville, were caught harvesting and growing oysters in Dias Creek, which is prohibited waters.

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Laffey tapped as Cape May County director

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Written by Alex Davis Wednesday, October 23, 2013 01:54 pm

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Michael Laffey, who has been involved in municipal, county and state government for more than two decades, is the new director of operations for Cape May County.

He replaces Ed Grant, who was moved to help run the Social Services building in Rio Grande. Grant was pulled from retirement as the county’s treasurer to be the county administrator in 2012 after Stephen O’ Connor’s departure.

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