• The annual All Breed Dog Show returns to Wildwoods starting Wednesday, Jan. 28. (photo by Jen Marra)WILDWOODS – The annual All Breed Dog Show is fun for many, but not as much fun as it is for Susan Shomo, the president of the Boardwalk Kennel Club.

    Shomo has been working with dogs since she was 6, and has been a long time member of the Boardwalk Kennel Club, which started in Atlantic City. She said she has done everything…

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  • CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A financial consultant hired to examine the township’s financial department has recommended shifting from primarily manual bookkeeping to computer based accounting, among several proposed changes.

    Officials believe the examination saved the township about $80,000.

    The recommendations come in the wake of an audit last year of the beleaguered department’s practices that apparently resulted in a $400,000 overpayment on the township’s phone system over the last 10 years.

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  • Coast Guard units are working with other agencies to assist the vessel Santa Lucia after it ran aground near Miah Maull Shoal, Tuesday, Jan. 27. Local Coast Guard personnel examined the grounded vessel to determine whether it was leaking fuel or presented a danger to navigation.PHILADELPHIA —…

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  • Weathermen across Pennsylvania and New Jersey are scratching their heads this morning after a forecast for more than a foot of snow didn't happen and a wintery landcape like this one from last year remained only a memory./R.J. Liberatore Jr.Oops.

    A late-January snowstorm that the National Weather Service, AccuWeather and Weather Channel all forecast would have…

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  • Borough officials say that planting the dune grass is a volunteer event the whole family can enjoy.AVALON – The borough is looking for volunteers who want to enjoy a day at beach along with a free lunch.

    Though winter still bears down on the shore, this week, Avalon issued a statement seeking volunteers to plant dune grass beginning at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, April 18, Community Hall at 30th Street and Avalon Avenue.

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Middle Township Gazette

Avalon, Sea Isle City to share $1 million grant for bridges

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, October 11, 2014 06:05 am

AVALON – The borough will share a $1 million state grant aimed at rehabilitating the bascule and tollhouse portions of the bridge on Ocean Drive over Townsends Inlet, according to a statement from state officials.

The grant is part of a larger $2.7 million award to the county.

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Ready named Citizen of the Year in Stone Harbor

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 10, 2014 05:17 pm

Charlie Tomlinson, Vice President, Jon Ready, Jeff Alderton, President Charlie Tomlinson, Vice President, Jon Ready, Jeff Alderton, President STONE HARBOR — Jon Ready was named the 2014 Outstanding Citizen of the Year at the fall general membership meeting of the Stone Harbor Property Owners Association (POA).

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Jennie Troxel honored for three decades of volunteering

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Written by David Benson Friday, October 10, 2014 10:46 am

Jennie Troxel, seated, is joined by other volunteers as they celebrate her retirement from volunteering. Jennie Troxel, seated, is joined by other volunteers as they celebrate her retirement from volunteering. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Jennie Troxel was honored recently by staff and peers for Troxel’s more than 30 years of volunteer service at Cape Regional Medical Center, according to a statement from the center.

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Volunteers turn out to plant dune grass in Avalon

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 10, 2014 10:39 am

Volunteers plant dune grass in Avalon. Volunteers plant dune grass in Avalon. AVALON – More than two dozen volunteers braved rain showers Saturday morning, Oct. 4, to plant dune grass as part of what borough officials have called an important environmental initiative.

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Fire starts after vehicle strikes utility pole on Wildwood Boulevard

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Written by David Benson Friday, October 10, 2014 09:02 am

Rio Grande Fire Company firefighters battle a car blaze on Wildwood Boulevard, Friday, Oct. 10 Rio Grande Fire Company firefighters battle a car blaze on Wildwood Boulevard, Friday, Oct. 10 MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – Rio Grande firefighters responded to a single vehicle accident Friday morning, after an Atlantic City woman struck a utility pole on Wildwood Boulevard near pier 47 Friday morning, flipped and started a grassfire, a fire official said today.

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Caryn Rixey wants to ‘put the brakes on fatalities’ every day

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Written by David Benson Thursday, October 09, 2014 11:03 am

Police Chief Christopher Leusner and Caryn Rixey want to 'Put the Brakes on Fatalities.' Police Chief Christopher Leusner and Caryn Rixey want to 'Put the Brakes on Fatalities.' CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Caryn Rixey knows that her son was wrong.

“He broke the law,” she said. “He broke the speed limit.”

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Committee seeks input on potential clothing bin ordinance

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Written by David Benson Thursday, October 09, 2014 09:03 am

A clothing bin in Middle Township. A clothing bin in Middle Township. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Clothing bins are popping up around the township, and the committee is considering introducing an ordinance to govern both placement and care of the huge receptacles.

While some bins are clean and well maintained, others are stuffed to overflowing or in poor repair, the committee noted during a recent work session.

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Dollar General opens on Indian Trail Road

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 09, 2014 08:46 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Dollar General will celebrate the opening of its new store at 6 Indian Trail Road at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 11 with prizes and deals, the company said in a statement. 

Additionally, the first 50 adult shoppers at the store will receive a $10 store gift card. The first 200 shoppers will receive a tote bag.

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Contract for Avalon back bay clearing could be approved this month

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Written by David Benson Thursday, October 09, 2014 08:44 am

AVALON – For more than a year, a contractor hired by the borough has worked to make room in a dredge spoils site to begin a major dredging project in Avalon’s back bay.

Now a contract for the project is less than a month away from being awarded, officials said recently.

According to Scott Wahl, business administrator, a pre-bid meeting was set for Tuesday, Oct. 7.

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Former county treasurer will be appointed by committee to study finance office

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 08, 2014 02:53 pm

Ed Grant Ed Grant CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – In the wake of phone billing issues that cost the township at least $400,000 over the last decade, the committee has announced plans to appoint a former county treasurer to study the township’s financial office.

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