• 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

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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Middle Township Police blotter, July 6-13

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 21, 2014 12:10 pm

Middle Township Police Department responded to or initiated 821 calls for service, averaging 117 per day Monday through Sunday, July 6-13.

The following is a list of some of the more serious calls for service which occurred during the week:

Monday, July 7

Burglary – Route 9 North, Swainton

Vehicle crash – Walsh Avenue, Rio Grande

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Joseph Gamble honored as township’s Employee of the Month

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 21, 2014 11:10 am

Officer Joseph Gamble Officer Joseph Gamble CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Middle Township Committee will recognize Officer Joseph Gamble as the June 2014 Employee of the Month at its Monday, July 21 meeting.

According to a press release from the committee, Gamble will be honored for saving a life through his quick-thinking response during an emergency.

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Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Fox and Roach opens Avalon office

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, July 20, 2014 08:01 am

Shown from left: Vincent Vizzard, Steve Booth, BHHS Fox & Roach senior vice president, Jack Vizzard, and Laurie Vizzard. Shown from left: Vincent Vizzard, Steve Booth, BHHS Fox & Roach senior vice president, Jack Vizzard, and Laurie Vizzard. AVALON - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox and Roach, Realtors announced the opening of an office in Avalon, at 2289 Dune Drive, managed by Jack Vizzard.

Licensed since 2007, Vizzard is a recipient of the New Jersey Association of Realtors Circle of Excellence Award. The office is home to the Vizzard Group, which includes Jack Vizzard, his wife, Laurie Vizzard, and brother, Vince Vizzard.

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Luigi’s Pasta and Vino at Golden Inn Celebrates Grand Re-Opening

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, July 19, 2014 08:56 am

Shown from left, front row: Jesse Goffredo, Golden Inn executive chef; Charlotte Haman; Jackie Battaglia; Jen Quig; Stone Harbor Mayor Suzanne Walters; Justin Mogavero; Avalon Councilwoman Nancy Hudanich; Carrie Weeks; and Nancy Wolgemuth. From left, back row: John O'Dea, president Avalon Chamber of Commerce; and Gary Montalbano, Luigi's. Shown from left, front row: Jesse Goffredo, Golden Inn executive chef; Charlotte Haman; Jackie Battaglia; Jen Quig; Stone Harbor Mayor Suzanne Walters; Justin Mogavero; Avalon Councilwoman Nancy Hudanich; Carrie Weeks; and Nancy Wolgemuth. From left, back row: John O'Dea, president Avalon Chamber of Commerce; and Gary Montalbano, Luigi's. AVALON – Luigi’s Pasta and Vino celebrated its grand re-opening with a “pasta” ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday, July 9.

Stone Harbor Mayor Suzanne Walters and Justin Mogavero, general manager Golden Inn, cut the special ribbon made of spinach and sun-dried tomato egg pasta created by Severino Pasta of Westmont.

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