• 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

Committee holds official ribbon cutting for Phase 4 of Bike Path

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Written by David Benson Friday, July 11, 2014 06:02 pm

Mayor Tim Donohue, left, and Committeeman Dan Lockwood, center, helped cut the ribbon that officially opened Phase 4 of the Bike Path in Middle Township. I’yonna Linthicum, right, said the path makes it safer for kids to ride and play in Whitesboro. Mayor Tim Donohue, left, and Committeeman Dan Lockwood, center, helped cut the ribbon that officially opened Phase 4 of the Bike Path in Middle Township. I’yonna Linthicum, right, said the path makes it safer for kids to ride and play in Whitesboro. Phase 5 to Satt Avenue could begin in late fall

WHITESBORO – I’yonna Linthicum felt safer, and on Friday, July 11, she thanked Mayor Tim Donohue for the long stretch of asphalt between Whitesboro and Cape May Court House, known as the Bike Path.

“I used to ride my bike on it when it was just a dirt path,” she said. “I think this is a whole lot safer.”

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Township baseball and softball association receives donation from Acme

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 11, 2014 09:42 am

Acme’s David Hand presents a donation to former Deputy Mayor Nate Doughty. Acme’s David Hand presents a donation to former Deputy Mayor Nate Doughty. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – For the second year in a row, the Acme in Cape May Court House kicked off the Fourth of July holiday with a donation to a local non-profit. This year, the Middle Township Baseball and Softball Association was the recipient of a $500 check.

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Contract awarded for hazard mitigation drainage project

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 11, 2014 09:05 am

WOODBINE – Mayor William Pikolycky announced this week that South State, Inc. has been awarded a contract worth $1.7 million to address drainage issues in the borough.

Funding is for design and construction to mitigate drainage problems that became critical during extreme storms in the past several years, according to a release.

Last month, the mayor said severe storms over the years have exacerbated drainage issues in Woodbine. The project aims to improve drainage on several borough streets, as well as to address the drainage system at intersections on Route 550 and Route 557.

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Performing Arts Center brings in dancers from far and wide

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 11, 2014 07:03 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – It was a big year for the Performing Arts Center, as the center hosted five national and regional competitions, as well as seven local recitals as part of its four-month dance festival.

Kay Aspell, managing director of the PAC, said that about 6,500 dancers competed on the stage during the events which began in April. National competitions are expected to finish by mid-July.

Contestants came from as far away as Ohio, North Carolina and Massachusetts.

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Arson suspected in two Middle Township fires

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 10, 2014 05:08 pm

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – Police say one or more arsonists set fire to a couple of townhouses on St. Andrews Drive in Swainton early Thursday.

A fire was reported at 3:09 a.m. on the 1200 block of St. Andrews Drive, and a second fire was reported at the 1400 block while the Cape May Court House Fire Company and Middle Township police were responding to the first call.

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Township provides tax levy details to residents

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 10, 2014 03:21 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Included with every tax bill distributed this month in Middle Township is a graphic detailing how residents’ tax dollars are allocated, according to a statement from township committee.

The included pie chart shows that of the taxes collected, about 54 percent is remitted to the Board of Education; 14 percent goes to the county and 6 percent is used to fund local fire districts.

About 26 percent of locally raised taxes are used to fund municipal services, including police, road construction, ambulance service, trash, recycling, bulk item removal, and leaf and brush pickup and disposal, emergency management, 911 emergency dispatch, snow removal, recreation and parks, juvenile officer program, code enforcement and animal control.

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Council and mayor honored by Police Unity Tour for their support

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:23 pm

Mayor Martin Pagliughi, left, accepts a plaque from Dennis Felsing Jr., president of Police Unity Tour Chapter 2. Mayor Martin Pagliughi, left, accepts a plaque from Dennis Felsing Jr., president of Police Unity Tour Chapter 2. Police officer recognized by fire department

AVALON – The mayor and council were honored Wednesday, July 9, by a representative of Chapter 2 of the Police Unity Tour for their ongoing support of the tour that aims to memorialize fallen law enforcement officers.

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Parents get off-stage advice to help on-stage kids

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 10, 2014 10:49 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Many mothers and fathers are receiving off-stage advice this summer to help their children act on-stage at the Performing Arts Center of Middle Township.

A 40-page booklet, in English and Spanish, describes steps for parents to take while their offspring rehearse and act. The publication, called “Family Matters,” is described as “a parent’s guide to the magic of theatre.”

The booklet includes advice on everything from how parents can help children to handle casting disappointments to encouraging children to rehearse before a live audience at the dinner table in a form of family dinner theater.

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Johnny Petillo with Jersey Shore Pops in Stone Harbor

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 10, 2014 09:54 am

Johnny Petillo will join Linda Gentille & The Jersey Shore Pops in “The Fabulous Fifties” July 15 in Stone Harbor. Johnny Petillo will join Linda Gentille & The Jersey Shore Pops in “The Fabulous Fifties” July 15 in Stone Harbor. STONE HARBOR – Get ready for a trip back in time when Johnny Petillo joins The Jersey Shore Pops Orchestra at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 15 at the water tower plaza at 95th Street and Second Avenue, as part of the borough’s centennial celebration.

“Johnny Petillo is a fantastic entertainer that I met many years ago when he had a local television station,” Linda Gentille, orchestra conductor, said in a statement.

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UPDATED: Villas girl dies after being ejected from car in single-vehicle accident

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, July 09, 2014 04:44 pm

GOSHEN – An 11-year-old Villas girl died in a single-car crash Wednesday after she was ejected from the vehicle when it struck a utility pole and a tree, police said today.

Kristin Conner, 40, was traveling north on Route 47 in Goshen at about 7 a.m. when her vehicle left the road and struck both a utility pole and a tree, Middle Township Police Capt. John Edwards said.

Morgan Ferguson, Conner’s daughter, was ejected from the Ford F150 and suffered fatal injuries.

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