• Resident Fran Rambo has collected 175 names on a petition that asks that the natural ambience of Bennys Landing be preserved, and has hung a sign to emphasize her resistance to proposed changes.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Bennys Landing is a place out of time, an area known to the locals as “arrogantly shabby,” and that’s just how the residents like it.

  • One resident said it sounded like a long, loud growl - another thought they'd acquired a ghost

    People in Cape May and Atlantic counties are reporting what some believe have been an earthquake, though others believe it may have been more akin to a sonic boom.

    Some have placed the time at about noon, while others say it was closer to 2 p.m.

    Ralph Walter, West Cape May, said he was fishing on Cape May Point Beach when he heard a rumble. “It was dark on the Delaware beach side, and at first I thought it was thunder,” he said.…

Middle Township Gazette

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.

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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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Middle Township Police administer Narcan for the first time

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 21, 2014 04:07 pm

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP— Middle Township Police administered Narcan for the first time Friday, July 18 in the Burleigh section of the township, the department announced.

Around 4 p.m., police responded to a call that there was a 20-year-old woman unconscious as a result of a possible drug overdose on Pershing Avenue.

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