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    LOWER TOWNSHIP – Arthur E. “Art” Treon, whose name was synonymous with fire fighting and emergency management in the township, county, and state, died Wednesday night after leaving the scene of a fatal fire in North Wildwood.

    Town Bank Fire Chief Lou McGonigal, a longtime friend, said Treon had gone to Tuesday night’s fire at 212 W. 17th Ave. in North Wildwood Nov. 18. McGonigal said Treon complained of chest pains and shortness of breath and was transported to the hospital, where he appeared to be doing better. Treon later died…

  • North WIldwood house fire 17th St / J. CliffordNORTH WILDWOOD – The North Wildwood Police announced one person died in a fatal fire, Tuesday night.

    Firefighters were called to a home at 212 17th Avenue on Nov. 18 at approximately 8:19 p.m. where they found the residence engulfed in flames.

  • Artist Christine Finn made 350 solid concrete flower pots as an art installation to be displayed at Cape May Point State Park to mark the shared history between New Jersey and the island of Jersey.From Jersey to Jersey, heavy art crosses the waves

    CAPE MAY POINT – The public will be invited to pour a bit of the Atlantic Ocean onto…

  • Middle Township Police DepartmentMiddle Township police announced that they made the following arrests from Nov. 3-9. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven. This report only contains individuals that were arrested based on complaints signed by law enforcement personnel, not complaints signed by private citizens.

  • GREEN CREEK – Six people were injured in an accident on Route 47 at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 13, and five of them were airlifted from the scene to area hospitals, according to a statement from Middle Township Police Department.

    Police responding to the scene said that a red Ford minivan driven by Nora Torrado, 38, Wildwood, was traveling north on Route 47 near Lomurno Lane when it was struck by a Silver Chevy driven by Vincent McBride, 78, Green Creek.

  • Stockton plans a campus at Showboat Atlantic City site

    GALLOWAY – Richard Stockton College and Caesars Entertainment Corporation have signed a letter of intent for the college to acquire Showboat Atlantic City from the casino company.

    Stockton said Wednesday, Nov. 12 that it plans to repurpose the former Showboat site as a branch campus.

  • LEWES, Del. – Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) officials have announced an agreement to place two electric vehicle charging stations at the Lewes ferry terminal of the Cape May–Lewes Ferry.

    The charging stations will be provided free of charge to the DRBA through a collaborative research agreement between the University of Delaware and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, according to a press release from the DRBA. The program, called Charging Up Delaware, is designed to promote a network of charging stations to facilitate long-distance trips with electric vehicles within the state.

  • Civilians and veterans salute or place their hand over their heart, and some sing along, as the national anthem is sung during the Veteran's Day Ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 11

    Civilians and veterans salute or place their hand over their heart, and some sing along, as the national anthem is sung during the Veteran’s Day Ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the Cape May County Veteran’s Ceremony in Cape…

Middle Township Gazette

Middle Township Police blotter, June 30-July 6

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Written by Police Blotter Wednesday, July 16, 2014 10:06 am

Middle Township Police Department responded to or initiated 1073 calls for service, averaging 153 per day Monday through Sunday, June 30-July 6.

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

Monday, June 30

Assault - Route 9 South, Rio Grande

Threats - Village Drive, Cape May Court House

Read more: Middle Township Police blotter, June 30-July 6

 

UPDATED: Medical examiner resigns

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, July 16, 2014 09:41 am

Attorney General’s office recommends three autopsies be reexamined

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Three autopsies in Cape May County need to be re-examined, a state official said, after law enforcement tipped off the state Attorney General’s office in January that the county’s medical examiner had voluntarily surrendered his license in New Mexico about three years ago.

Hisham Hashish, 52, resigned his position with the Southern Regional Medical Examiner’s office in Woodbine in February, said Paul Loriquet, a spokesman with the Attorney General’s office.

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Township meets with project contractors to ease gridlock in Cape May Court House

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 15, 2014 02:47 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Public safety and city gridlock were the reasons behind a recent meeting called by Mayor Tim Donohue, and representatives of the county, the state and the Garden State Parkway overpass project contractor.

According to a press release from the mayor, the meeting, held Friday, July 11, explored solutions to traffic headaches caused by the construction to replace three traffic lights on the parkway with overpasses.

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Mia Bergmann headlines at county fair

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 15, 2014 09:56 am

Mia Bergmann has played more than 100 shows during the last two years. Mia Bergmann has played more than 100 shows during the last two years. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Mia Bergmann, Nashville recording artist singer-songwriter and Margate resident, will headline the county 4-H Fair, Friday, July 18 from 5-6 p.m. and again from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Cape May County 4-H Fairgrounds.

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Concerned Citizens of Whitesboro to lease historic Whitesboro school

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Written by David Benson Monday, July 14, 2014 11:23 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Township Committee has announced plans to lease the front portion of the historic Whitesboro Grammar School to the Concerned Citizens of Whitesboro.

Connie Mahon, township business administrator, said the CCW will lease a majority of the building for five years, though the township will maintain the building.

“It’s a $1-a-year lease, and the Concerned Citizens will be paying the majority of the utilities,” Mahon said.

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Jersey Shore Pops concert with Johnny Petillo postponed

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 14, 2014 08:39 am

Jersey Shore Pops Jersey Shore Pops STONE HARBOR - The borough’s recreation department has rescheduled Tuesday's concert to Thursday, July 17, due to rain in the forecast.

On Thursday, come ready for a trip back in time when Johnny Petillo joins The Jersey Shore Pops Orchestra at 7 p.m. at the water tower plaza at 95th Street and Second Avenue, as part of the borough’s centennial celebration.

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‘Sinatra’ sizzles at Performing Arts Center

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, July 13, 2014 08:52 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Claude Eric, a Canadian singer, will join Linda Gentille and The Jersey Shore Pops to star in “Sinatra Sizzles” at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 19 at the Middle Township Performing Arts Center as part of the summer concert series.

This show will feature all of Sinatra's greatest hits including: “My Way,” “New York, New York,” “The Summer Wind,” “Come Fly with Me,” “Fly Me to the Moon,” along with many other hits of the Chairman of the Board.

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Helen McCaffrey to address Tea Party Patriots

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, July 12, 2014 09:40 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The Tea Party Patriots of Southern New Jersey will have a county-wide meeting 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 16 at the historic Cape May Court House located at 9 Main Street. Helen McCaffrey is scheduled as the guest speaker and will address human trafficking. The meeting is open to the public.

   

Chainsaw artist turns timber into art at county 4-H fair

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, July 12, 2014 07:25 am

Matt Hass, a chainsaw artist, will be at the Cape May County Fair Saturday, July 19 Matt Hass, a chainsaw artist, will be at the Cape May County Fair Saturday, July 19 CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Some artists use oils and canvas.

Matt Hass uses a chainsaw and lumber to turn a chunk of wood into a soaring eagle, proud Native American chief, howling wolf or towering bear.

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Committee holds official ribbon cutting for Phase 4 of Bike Path

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Written by David Benson Friday, July 11, 2014 05:02 pm

Mayor Tim Donohue, left, and Committeeman Dan Lockwood, center, helped cut the ribbon that officially opened Phase 4 of the Bike Path in Middle Township. I’yonna Linthicum, right, said the path makes it safer for kids to ride and play in Whitesboro. Mayor Tim Donohue, left, and Committeeman Dan Lockwood, center, helped cut the ribbon that officially opened Phase 4 of the Bike Path in Middle Township. I’yonna Linthicum, right, said the path makes it safer for kids to ride and play in Whitesboro. Phase 5 to Satt Avenue could begin in late fall

WHITESBORO – I’yonna Linthicum felt safer, and on Friday, July 11, she thanked Mayor Tim Donohue for the long stretch of asphalt between Whitesboro and Cape May Court House, known as the Bike Path.

“I used to ride my bike on it when it was just a dirt path,” she said. “I think this is a whole lot safer.”

Read more: Committee holds official ribbon cutting for Phase 4 of Bike Path

   

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