• 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.”

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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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Stone Harbor's 4th of July celebration

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, July 09, 2014 04:10 pm

Tricia Harlan of Unionville, Pa. sprints across the field to finish first in her age group during the foot race part of the Stone Harbor Recreation Department Independence Day Celebration Saturday, July 5 at the 81st Street Recreation Field. Tricia Harlan of Unionville, Pa. sprints across the field to finish first in her age group during the foot race part of the Stone Harbor Recreation Department Independence Day Celebration Saturday, July 5 at the 81st Street Recreation Field. Stone Harbor's 4th of July celebration and fireworks were postponed until Saturday, July 5 after Hurricane Arthur churned the seas off the coast of New Jersey.

Below are photos from Saturday's event.

--photos by Jen Marra

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New recreation program coordinator named

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, July 09, 2014 11:13 am

Mayor apologizes for June 16 remarks

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Middle Township Recreation Department supervisor Robert Matthews has been promoted to recreation program coordinator, Mayor Tim Donohue announced at the Middle Township Committee meeting, Monday, July 7.

“Robert has shown that he has the ability to lead,” Donohue said. “He has the Martin Luther King Center running great, and Robert’s shown that he’s ready for more responsibility.”

According to the mayor, Matthew will have oversight over the Recreation Department’s entire program.

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Middle Township Police blotter, June 23-29

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Written by Police Blotter Wednesday, July 09, 2014 10:11 am

Middle Township Police Department responded to or initiated 821 calls for service, averaging 117 per day Monday through Sunday, June 23-29.

Monday, June 23

Vehicle crash - Court House South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House

Theft - South Main Street, Cape May Court House

Threats - Bayberry Drive, Cape May Court House

Vehicle crash - Justice Way, Swainton

Fraud - Wildwood Avenue, Burleigh

Theft - Massachusetts Avenue, Burleigh

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Cigarette scuffle ends in aggravated assault charges

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 09, 2014 10:00 am

RIO GRANDE – A Rio Grande man is in jail after his demands for a cigarette were rebuffed, and he attempted to assault a local resident Saturday July 5, police said.

John Armstrong, 45, was charged with burglary, aggravated assault and making terroristic threats after he attempted to punch a person who turned down his request for a cigarette, police said.

When the victim tried to get away from Armstrong by entering Momiji Japanese Restaurant, Armstrong followed the victim and tried to get a knife from the kitchen, police said.

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Woman snoozes on Stone Harbor sofa, earns criminal trespass charge

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 07, 2014 02:53 pm

STONE HARBOR – A borough resident woke to a surprise at 7 a.m., Wednesday, July 2, when he found a woman sleeping on his sofa, Stone Harbor Police said in a recent statement.

Kaitlin Simmer, 34, Quakertown, Pa., was charged with criminal trespass by police after a resident at the 100 block of 90th Street turned Simmer’s purse over to officials, saying that she had left it at his home after a brief interaction.

Simmer was charged with the fourth degree crime after she turned up at the police station to retrieve her purse, police said.

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Family, fun, fireworks celebrate Middle Township’s Fourth of July

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Written by David Benson Monday, July 07, 2014 11:37 am

Lillian Carr, Arabella Aithaddad, Serenity Taylor and Arianna Taylor all took part in the pie-eating contest. Lillian Carr, Arabella Aithaddad, Serenity Taylor and Arianna Taylor all took part in the pie-eating contest. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Hurricane Arthur couldn’t dampen Middle Township’s 4th of July spirit, as hundreds of people covered the field at the Goshen Complex for the township’s rain date of Sunday, July 6.

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Credit union announces ‘Tools for Schools Drive’

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 07, 2014 08:34 am

Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union is collecting school supplies to help promote financial literacy in Cape May County Schools. Drop off Number 2 pencils, erasers, skinny crayons, glue sticks, pencil boxes, tissues, plastic pocket folders, rulers, book bags and binders. 

Donations may be dropped off through Aug. 26 at one of these locations:

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Holly Heacock honored by National Junior College Athletic Association

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Written by David Benson Monday, July 07, 2014 08:32 am

MAYS LANDING - Holly Heacock, Cape May Court House, was one of six student-athletes at Atlantic Cape Community College recently honored for her exemplary achievement during the 2013-2014 academic year.

Heacock, 20, earned a 3.98 GPA during her time at the college, and played outfield and second base for the softball team. For her achievement, Heacock received the National Junior College Athletic Association award for superior academic achievement.

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