• 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

Sherry Ford, Kendell Davis receive degrees from Berkeley

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, June 22, 2014 07:23 am

Sherry Ford, Cape May Court House, recently earned an associate's degree in applied science in business administration from Berkeley College, the college announced on Friday, June 13.

Ford joins more than 2,300 students who have graduated from Berkeley using Berkeley College Online to earn bachelor's or associate's degrees and certificates.

Kendell Davis, Ocean City, earned a bachelor of science in fashion marketing and management at the college's Newark campus.

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Municipal Alliance plans cleanup of Lincoln Park

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, June 21, 2014 07:40 am

WOODBINE — The borough’s Municipal Alliance has announced a cleanup of Lincoln Park, a 22-acre property along DeHirsch Avenue in the central part of the borough, on Sunday, June 22, from 1 to 4 p.m.

A rain date is set June 29.

Residents are invited to join the alliance and Woodbine Elementary School Peer Leadership students in the clean-up.

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Glendora man accused of stealing a pickup truck

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, June 21, 2014 07:15 am

STONE HARBOR — A Glendora man has been accused of stealing a pickup truck in Stone Harbor.

Gregory G. Troyano, 57, allegedly took a red Chevrolet pickup truck from the 9000 block of Second Avenue on Friday, June 13, as well as an undetermined amount of cash from an unnamed victim.

He was sent to county jail on a $2,500 cash bond, borough police said Monday, June 16.

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Gazette readers asked to help identify 4-H queens

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, June 21, 2014 07:10 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - For 42 years, the county’s 4-H Club elected a queen each year to reign over the Cape May County 4-H fair, and this year members of the club plan to host “Throwback Thursday ... Where have all the 4-H Queens Gone?” to recognize past fair royalty.

The club elected its first queen in 1956. In 1996, the contest was changed from queen to grand marshal to allow boys to enter. In 2001 the contest was changed again to the spirit award.

Now, club members want to honor past representatives on the first night of the three-day event –Thursday, July 17.

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MTHS student films to be included in festival

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Written by David Benson Friday, June 20, 2014 02:16 pm

ATLANTIC CITY - Videos and films made by Middle Township High School students will be among those featured at the High School Film Extravaganza at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 26 at The Noyes Art Garage at 2200 Fairmount Ave. in Atlantic City.

The event is hosted by Artists Alike Studies in Egg Harbor Township and The Noyes Museum and aims to promote the works of young filmmakers.

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David Salvo appointed new superintendent of schools

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Written by David Benson Friday, June 20, 2014 11:22 am

David Salvo, left, was appointed superintendent for Middle Township public schools by the Board of Education Thursday, June 19. Michael Kopakowski, outgoing superintendent, announced his retirement earlier this month. David Salvo, left, was appointed superintendent for Middle Township public schools by the Board of Education Thursday, June 19. Michael Kopakowski, outgoing superintendent, announced his retirement earlier this month. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Middle Township Board of Education appointed David Salvo, assistant superintendent for support services, as the new superintendent of schools at its meeting Thursday, June 20.

Dennis Roberts, board president, said the internal search for a replacement produced two qualified candidates.

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Mirth, music, magic coming to the Performing Arts Center

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, June 20, 2014 10:09 am

Magician Doc Swan is scheduled to perform in August. Magician Doc Swan is scheduled to perform in August. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Mirth, music and magic are planned in this summer’s lineup at The Performing Arts Center of Middle Township, managing director Kay Aspell has announced.

Pianist Linda Gentille and her Jersey Shore Pops Orchestra will present four concerts highlighting the music of such artists as The Lettermen, Frank Sinatra, Barry Manilow and Gentille’s mentor, Liberace. 

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Christina Lillemon named May Employee of the Month

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Written by David Benson Friday, June 20, 2014 09:52 am

Christina Lillemon accepts a certificate from Mayor Tim Donohue naming her May’s Employee of the Month. Christina Lillemon accepts a certificate from Mayor Tim Donohue naming her May’s Employee of the Month. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Christina Lillemon was honored as May’s Employee of the Month at the Township Committee meeting on Monday, June 16.

Lillemon was hired in May 2013 as a part-time employee in the clerk’s office, and transferred to a full-time position in the construction department in October.

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Neighbors plead for demolition on Dias Creek Road

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Written by David Benson Thursday, June 19, 2014 11:06 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Vagrants and wild animals have taken over an abandoned home on Dias Creek Road, and a nearby couple asked Township Committee on Monday to add the house to its demolition list.

“There’s a bullet hole in one of the windows, and had it gone through, it would have went into my grandson’s room,” said Ray Mixon, Cape May Court House.

Mixon and his wife, Carole, pleaded with the committee to take down the home on 671 Dias Creek Road, saying that it was unsafe and had been empty for years.

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Stone Harbor breaks ground on Freedom Park

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, June 19, 2014 10:57 am

Mayor Suzanne Walters and Borough Council broke ground for Stone Harbor Freedom Park on Monday, June 16. Mayor Suzanne Walters and Borough Council broke ground for Stone Harbor Freedom Park on Monday, June 16. STONE HARBOR – A new park is planned between 96th Street and Seng Place as a 9/11 memorial, and on Monday, June 16, the mayor and council of Stone Harbor broke ground on the planned Stone Harbor Freedom Park.

A formal dedication of the park is planned at 11 a.m. on Sept. 11.

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