• The car was later fully engulfed in flames.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Frank Carroll didn’t have time to think about the vehicle fire when he yanked the drivers’ side door open at about 3:45 p.m., Friday July 25.

    He knew the flames were there; the car was hot, and a couple of loud pops let him know that the fire was growing.

  • 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…

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Middle choir to sing in Virginia this spring

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Written by David Benson Thursday, March 06, 2014 12:33 pm

In 2013, the Middle School Choir performed in Hershey, Pa. In 2013, the Middle School Choir performed in Hershey, Pa. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — This spring, the Middle School Choir will take their talents on the road when they visit Virginia to take part in a choral competition, the choir director said recently.

“The choir, grades 6-8, will travel to Williamsburg on April 4-5 to complete in an adjudication run by the company, Music in the Parks,” said June Camizzi, music teacher and choir director. “A choral adjudication is where two or more judges not only give scores but also give notes about what we do well and what we can improve on.”

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Steve Atzert resigns from Environmental Commission

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, March 05, 2014 01:37 pm

Steve Atzert Steve Atzert MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Steve Atzert, Environmental Commission chairman, and the driving force behind Middle Township’s farmers’ market, has resigned his position with the commission. Atzert’s last day is March 11.

“I’ve been with the commission for a little over three years,” Atzert said. “I’m an environmental guy by training and avocation. I’m in a number of other things – mainly dealing with environmental issues.”

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Avalon votes March 12 on resort house ordinance

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Written by Alex Davis Wednesday, March 05, 2014 10:54 am

AVALON — Borough officials want to control weddings, retreats, family reunions and other large gatherings at rental properties.

On March 12, Borough Council was expected to vote on an ordinance that regulates big events at residential properties, also known as resort houses.

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Middle School students to present musical ‘South Pacific’

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, March 05, 2014 10:15 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — The Middle Township Performing Arts Center will ring out in song next month when the Middle Township Middle School presents Rodgers’s and Hammerstein’s classic play, South Pacific.

The play is a musical and premiered on Broadway in 1949. The story is based on James A. Michener's Pulitzer Prize-Winning 1947 book Tales of the South Pacific and combines elements of several of the stories.

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Cape May County Zoo officials: Animals are fine after winter storm

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Written by David Benson Tuesday, March 04, 2014 04:40 pm

file photo by Bill Barlow - One of the bald eagles at the Cape May County Zoo. Officials said the birds were moved inside during this week’s snowstorm, not because it was too cold but in case their display was damaged by snow and ice. file photo by Bill Barlow - One of the bald eagles at the Cape May County Zoo. Officials said the birds were moved inside during this week’s snowstorm, not because it was too cold but in case their display was damaged by snow and ice. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The Cape May County Zoo and its animals weathered Monday’s snowstorm quite well, though it may be a few days before the zoo is open to the public, an official said Tuesday.

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More state money expected for Middle schools this year

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Written by David Benson Tuesday, March 04, 2014 02:21 pm

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP - The Middle Township School District will receive a 2.2 percent increase in state aid for 2014-15, according to figures released by the New Jersey Department of Education Thursday, Feb. 27.

The district's total state aid funding for next year will be close to $13.2 million, up from $12.9 million for 2013-2014. That represents an increase of $283,277.

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Woodbine Elementary School seeking readers for Read Across America

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, March 03, 2014 01:59 pm

WOODBINE — Woodbine Elementary School needs some readers.

Mayor William Pikolycky has put out a call for volunteers to read as part of the school’s Read Across America celebration this week. The program is March 7, with an assembly starting at 9 a.m.

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Middle High School students to receive advice on 'Branding Yourself'

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, March 03, 2014 12:56 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Suasion Communications Group President Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt is set to present 'Branding Yourself' at the Middle Township High School on March 4. The high school invited Adelizzi-Schmidt to speak to graduating seniors preparing to enter college or the job market

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Middle Township delays meeting

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, March 03, 2014 12:05 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Tonight’s planned Middle Township Committee meeting has been delayed as snow continues to fall in a late winter storm.

Instead, the meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 5 at Township Hall, 33 Mechanic St. in the first floor courtroom.

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Avalon snow pictures

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, March 03, 2014 10:59 am

Avalon Public Information Officer Scott Wahl took these snowstorm pictures in Avalon between 8-8:30 a.m. Monday, March 3.

Avalon Veterans Plaza Avalon Veterans Plaza

Dune Drive near 10th Street in Avalon Dune Drive near 10th Street in Avalon

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