Middle Township Gazette

Technical talent

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Written by Jen Marra Saturday, April 12, 2014 08:33 am

First contestant Trevor Gehring shows off his ability to swim during the talent round of the fourth annual Mr. Cape May Tech Friday, April 4, in the Cape May County Technical High School auditorium. First contestant Trevor Gehring shows off his ability to swim during the talent round of the fourth annual Mr. Cape May Tech Friday, April 4, in the Cape May County Technical High School auditorium. First contestant Trevor Gehring shows off his ability to swim during the talent round of the fourth annual Mr. Cape May Tech Friday, April 4, in the Cape May County Technical High School auditorium.

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Course offered to emergency services, law enforcement and security personnel

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, April 12, 2014 08:16 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE —  Personnel serving in law enforcement, security and emergency-related positions throughout the state traveled to Cape May County House for a Sports and Special Events Incident Management Course hosted by the county's Office of Emergency Management recently.

The course, one of 10 in the country, helped participants manage incidents during an event.

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Firefighter injured, family loses everything as blaze destroys home

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Written by David Benson Friday, April 11, 2014 04:44 pm

RIO GRANDE – A family is homeless and a firefighter injured after a two-alarm fire swept through and destroyed a home in Whitesboro on Thursday afternoon, April 10.

Volunteer fire departments from Rio Grande, Green Creek, Cape May Court House and Erma battled the blaze at the intersection of Sumner and George streets. The fire was called in at 1:26 p.m.

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Cindy Leatherwood named teacher of the year

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, April 11, 2014 02:07 pm

Cindy Leatherwood teaching an eighth grade language arts class. Cindy Leatherwood teaching an eighth grade language arts class. DENNIS TOWNSHIP - Cindy Leatherwood, eighth grade language arts teacher, was recently announced as the recipient of the Dennis Township School District Teacher of the Year award. 

A veteran teacher in the district, Leatherwood said she is thrilled.

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Cape Christian students attend youth conference

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Written by Jen Marra Friday, April 11, 2014 02:01 pm

Cape Christian Academy’s high school students recently attended Impact 2014, a weekend youth conference held each year in Ocean City, Md. Above, CCA students Alex Avila, Kristen Hughes, Jennifer Alpert, John Montgomery and Taylor Feliciano sing with Impact’s worship band. Cape Christian Academy’s high school students recently attended Impact 2014, a weekend youth conference held each year in Ocean City, Md. Above, CCA students Alex Avila, Kristen Hughes, Jennifer Alpert, John Montgomery and Taylor Feliciano sing with Impact’s worship band. Cape Christian Academy’s high school students recently attended Impact 2014, a weekend youth conference held each year in Ocean City, Md. Above, CCA students Alex Avila, Kristen Hughes, Jennifer Alpert, John Montgomery and Taylor Feliciano sing with Impact’s worship band.

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Parking raised as issue at Wal-Mart hearing

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Written by David Benson Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:07 pm

Witnesses battle at Planning Board

RIO GRANDE – A proposed expansion to Wal-Mart in Rio Grande continues to dominate Middle Township Planning Board meetings, as attorneys for Wal-Mart and ShopRite chipped away at the credibility of witnesses at Tuesday’s regular meeting in Cape May Court House.

If plans to add about 40,000 square feet to Wal-Mart’s footprint in the township are approved by the board, the Middle Township store could become a “Supercenter” by the end of the year. According to the engineering report, a portion of the expansion would be within retail stores north of the existing Wal-Mart building. The remainder would be new construction.

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Feds extend comment period on red knot status

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Written by David Benson Thursday, April 10, 2014 11:58 am

photo by Gregory Breese/USFWS Red knots fly thousands of miles each year, including an annual stop at the Delaware Bay to feast on horseshoe crab eggs. MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – The annual migration of the red knot is about a month away, and this year the birds' trek to shores of the Delaware Bay will coincide with a federal agency's consideration to add the shorebird to the threatened species list.

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Middle Township petitions state on sewer limits

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, April 09, 2014 03:47 pm

Sam Kelly at Monday's Committee meeting. Sam Kelly at Monday's Committee meeting.

Donohue and Lockwood say the move protects property rights, but Clark votes no

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — The Republican majority on Township Committee say a vote Monday will help protect property rights, but the committee’s only Democrat and several neighbors have their doubts about the move.

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Donahue to face Sam Kelly in reelection bid

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 09, 2014 03:39 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Middle Township Mayor Tim Donohue has filed his petition with the municipal clerk’s office as the Republican candidate for Middle Township Committee in 2014.

Donohue, who is seeking his second term on committee, became mayor in January of this year.

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Patsy’s Way project developer seeks Township ‘resolution of need’

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Written by David Benson Tuesday, April 08, 2014 03:34 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - A project to develop affordable housing on Fishing Creek Road has stalled, and residents of the area, as well as the Township Committee, are seeking answers from the developer.

Rukenstein and Associates, LLC got state approval last year for a 10-unit project called Patsy’s Way, after the developer received a $500,000 low-income loan from the New Jersey Development Authority as part of the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery funds in September 2013.

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Huge Internet response leads to arrests in TV thefts

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Written by David Benson Monday, April 07, 2014 05:19 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — A concerned public can claim credit for helping police arrest two suspects in last week's theft of two 42-inch LED televisions from a Rio Grande department store, an official said today.

Vincent DiFlippo, 24, of Villas, and William Nelson, 24, Lower Township, were arrested Monday, April 7 and charged with shoplifting and conspiracy in connection with the theft, said Capt. John Edwards, Middle Township Police Department.

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‘One Day’ makes a difference here and around the world

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Written by David Benson Monday, April 07, 2014 04:59 pm

Jennifer McCann, left, and Reef Gentilini, of the Middle Township High School Key Club, work to paint Felicia Smith’s home in Whitesboro. Jennifer McCann, left, and Reef Gentilini, of the Middle Township High School Key Club, work to paint Felicia Smith’s home in Whitesboro. WHITESBORO – A Whitesboro woman has spent years making a difference in other people’s lives - helping them at the expense of her own home and health.

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