• CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Residents and workers along Mechanic Street near the Middle Township Police Department were evacuated Tuesday, Sept. 16, after a resident walked into the department with a piece of World War II-era ordnance, police said in a statement.

    Atlantic City Police Department’s bomb squad was called in to evaluate the ordnance, and they determined that was a World War II era marking round. According to police, the round would have had an explosive tip to mark targets.

  • Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township's Scullville VFC annual haunted hayride opens the first weekend in October. 

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – This year’s Terror in the Junkyard haunted hayride and maze will feature a new attraction involving live zombies, the Scullville Volunteer Fire Company announced Tuesday.

    The Apocalypse Training Zombie Paintball Shootout will give visitors a chance to step up and prevent zombies from attacking. Separate admission to the zombie shootout is $5 for 100 paintballs and includes the use of guns…

  • MARGATE – Mini-golf will make a debut this year at the annual Fall Funfest by the Bay – along with new amusements, boat rides, craft vendors, a smorgasbord of food, critters for the kids, two stages of nonstop entertainment and a visit from Miss New Jersey 2014 Cierra Kaler-Jones.

    The two-day festival will stretch for six blocks along the bayfront on Amherst Avenue, running 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29.

  • We won’t know what Hurricane Edouard will bring, but it’s expected to pass well off the coast this week. Previous storms this year brought some great waves, but this one’s being described as the first major storm of the season. Summer’s not over, but if it were a tube of toothpaste, we’d be…

  • OCEAN CITY — Making a commitment to enrich and nourish the Ocean City School community, school district officials unveiled a revamped district wellness initiative at an Aug. 27 meeting of the Ocean City Board of Education.

    “It’s full speed ahead for 2014-2015,” said Michelle Rundgren, the school district’s human resource manager.

Middle Township Gazette

Middle Township Police blotter, April 28 - May 4

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Written by Police Blotter Friday, May 09, 2014 10:01 am

Middle Township Police Department responded to or initiated 934 calls for service, averaging 133 per day Monday through Sunday, April 28 - May 4.

Monday, April 28

Harassment - Route 9 South, Rio Grande

Theft - North 5th Street, Rio Grande

Harassment - Route 47 South, Rio Grande

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UPDATED: Middle Township High School staff member suspended during investigation

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Written by David Benson Thursday, May 08, 2014 04:47 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — A Middle Township High School staff member has been suspended with pay, a school official said, Thursday, May 8.

The suspension comes after rumors surfaced of an investigation of an improper relationship between the staff member and a student.

 

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Former Seaville resident wants people to laugh at his film

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Written by David Benson Thursday, May 08, 2014 10:30 am

Sean Lonesky Sean Lonesky SEAVILLE – Sean Lonesky, a former Seaville resident, doesn’t believe that comedy will win him an Academy Award.

“You really don’t see comedies bringing home any Oscars,” he said in a recent interview. “But I like making people smile and laugh. I like entertaining them.”

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USFWS completes $1.65M beach project in Cape May County

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 08, 2014 10:28 am

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced the completion of $1.65 million beach restoration project along Cape May County’s inner shoreline, including Kimbles Beach, Reeds Beach, Cooks Beach, Pierces Point in Middle Township, and Moores Beach in Cumberland County.

The project was finished in Middle Township in mid-April. Moores Beach was the last in line for restoration, and work there was wrapped up by the end of April.

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Man faces drug, assault charges in Rio Grande

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, May 07, 2014 05:10 pm

RIO GRANDE – A Rio Grande man is in jail on charges of aggravated assault and possession of drugs after he fled a police officer who recognized him near a hotel on Route 47, police said in a statement released on Wednesday, May 7.

Jesse Daisey, 20, was near the Off Shore Hotel on Friday, May 2 at 10 a.m. in Rio Grande when he was spotted by Middle Township Patrolman Len Larkin.

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Students are the driving force behind Relay for Life

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, May 07, 2014 01:13 pm

Two day event to benefit the American Cancer Society

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – For the third consecutive year, students at the Middle Township High School have organized the township’s Relay for Life, and this year the event is larger than ever.

The relay begins at 6 p.m. Friday, May 16 and ends 12 hours later at 6 a.m. Saturday, May 17. As of Monday, May 5, 48 teams and 350 participants had signed up for the overnight walk and pledged more than $19,000 for the American Cancer Society.

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Township introduces ordinance to create animal welfare board

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, May 07, 2014 01:07 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Domestic animals in Middle Township are about a month away from having 13 friends in high places, if an ordinance introduced at the Township Committee's meeting on Monday, May 5, is passed after a public hearing in June.

"We put the call out for volunteers for our Animal Welfare Advisory Board, and they were there," said Mayor Tim Donohue.

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County plans air delivery of baits to control rabies

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, May 07, 2014 10:58 am

Vaccine-laden bait Vaccine-laden bait CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – An increase in the number of rabies cases in Cape May County has led the county officials in two departments to work together to distribute nearly 35,000 vaccine-laden baits throughout the mainland communities of the county.

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UPDATED: Six-hour standoff in Whitesboro ends

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Written by David Benson Tuesday, May 06, 2014 07:03 pm

A Cape May County SWAT team truck sits outside the residence at the 1700 block of Route 9. A Cape May County SWAT team truck sits outside the residence at the 1700 block of Route 9.

WHITESBORO – A six-hour standoff with police and sheriff’s officers ended Tuesday evening with no reported injuries and the arrest of a Middle Township man who had barricaded himself in a home on Route 9 in Whitesboro.

The standoff with Raymond Bartee, 34, began Tuesday afternoon after Middle Township police saw and attempted to arrest Bartee for an outstanding aggravated assault warrant, officials said in a statement.

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Middle votes to lower planned tax increase

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Written by David Benson Tuesday, May 06, 2014 10:47 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A vote to amend the township’s 2014 budget split over party lines during the Middle Township Committee meeting Monday, May 5, when the Republican majority voted to pass a resolution that lowers a planned tax increase.

The vote came after a state revaluation of municipal pension contributions allowed the committee to reconsider this year’s spending. The revised budget was adopted at the meeting in a two to one vote.

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