• WILDWOOD — In June, law enforcement took about 15 kilograms of an especially deadly kind of heroin, worth about $10 million, off Cape May County streets. Several of the properties searched were in Wildwood, and a number of the individuals charged in the sweep lived and worked in the city.

    Police and members of the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office hoped that the bust would lead to a decrease in the number of overdoses in the county, but so far, public safety officials in Wildwood say they haven’t seen a major drop in the number of overdoses they have responded…

  • Cape May County Sheriff’s Honor Guard salute the flag during the 9/11 remembrance ceremony in front of the Old Courthouse in Cape May Court House.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A crowd of more than 50 people bowed their heads for a long moment of silence in front of the Old Courthouse, Thursday, Sept. 11.

  • Miss Delaware, Brittany LewisMiss Delaware Brittany Lewis, who hails from Brigantine, was named first runner-up for the Miss America Quality of Life Award Wednesday, Sept. 10, and is the winner of a $4,000 scholarship.

    The Quality of Life scholarship is given to women who excel in their commitment to enhance the quality of life for others through volunteerism and community service, according to the Miss America website.

  • Atlantic County prosecutor

    New Jersey legislators calling for review of pretrial intervention, domestic violence laws 

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Despite the bright hot light of the national media, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office says it has nothing more to say about NFL football star Ray Rice’s assault case.

    After granting an interview with another local news organization that was released yesterday, Wednesday, Sept. 10, Prosecutor Jim McClain said he will not be releasing any additional information or comments to the media regarding the case or Rice’s acceptance into the pretrial intervention program, according…

Middle Township Gazette

County Library Hosts Preschool Dance Party

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Written by David Benson Saturday, September 06, 2014 07:37 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Children, ages 2 to 5 and their caregivers are invited to attend a “Preschool Dance Party” at 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 8, at the Cape May County Library, 30 W. Mechanic St.

According to a statement, librarians will play some of the hippest tunes for the kids, as well as teach them new dance moves.

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Game night for adults at the library

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 06, 2014 07:37 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The public is invited to game night for adults at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18 at the Cape May County Library at 30 W. Mechanic St. in Cape May Court House.

A variety of board games for adults are offered on the third Thursday of every month. New games like Settlers of Catan, Dominion, and Munchkin are offered as well as classics like Clue, Trivial Pursuit, and Risk.

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Arrr, matey: Learn to talk like a pirate at the library

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 06, 2014 07:33 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The public is invited to celebrate the International Talk Like a Pirate Day, from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 19 at the Cape May County Library, 30 W. Mechanic St. in Cape May Court House.

Library staff have planned a variety of pirate-themed activities for children.

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Township auditor Glen Ortman remembered by committee

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 06, 2014 07:27 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Glenn Ortman, Middle Township’s and Cape May Point’s lead auditor and past president of the Kiwanis Club of Cape May Court House, died Thursday, Aug. 28 at home surrounded by his family.

The lifelong Middle Township resident was 55.

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Whitesboro community garden bears fruit and vegetables

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 06, 2014 07:23 am

WHITESBORO - The community garden created this spring by Robert Matthews, Middle Township Recreation Program Coordinator, is ready for harvest, according to a statement from the township.

Adjacent to the historic Whitesboro School, the garden has produced tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, cucumbers, scallions and summer squash. The produce was distributed to families of those who attended the Recreation Department’s summer camp, as well as through Ms. Vera Smith’s food pantry at the school.

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Task force launched to improve local economy

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Written by David Benson Friday, September 05, 2014 04:50 pm

state Sen. Jeff Van Drew and state Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak announce the Economic Development Task Force at a press conference in Cape May Court House. state Sen. Jeff Van Drew and state Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak announce the Economic Development Task Force at a press conference in Cape May Court House. Van Drew touts bipartisan group, but political opponent left out

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A task force of state lawmakers, educators and business people from Cape May, Cumberland and Atlantic counties will spend the next two years looking for ways to build the economy of the state’s 1st Legislative District, state officials said Thursday, Sept. 4.

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Charges against N. Wildwood woman raised after victim dies

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Written by David Benson Friday, September 05, 2014 03:25 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Police have filed more serious charges against a North Wildwood woman, after one of the two men police say she struck on Route 47 Sunday, Aug. 24 died this week.

Kristen Schwakoff, 25, was charged Friday, Sept. 4 with leaving the scene of a crash resulting in death, a second degree crime, after Samuel Caraballo, 21, died Sunday, Aug. 30, said Middle Township Police Capt. John Edwards.

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Middle Township schedules free rabies clinic Sept. 27

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 05, 2014 02:51 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The public is invited to bring cats or dogs to a free rabies clinic from 2-3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Department of Public Works at 400 West Mechanic St.

2014 dog licenses will be available: $11.20 for non-neutered dogs, or $8.20 for a neutered or spayed dog.

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County Museum welcomes ‘Ben Franklin’ to Mitten Festival

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 05, 2014 01:59 pm

J. Ward Larkin as Benjamin Franklin J. Ward Larkin as Benjamin Franklin CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - The public is invited to the Cape May Mitten Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at The Museum of Cape May County, 504 Route 9 North. Admission is free.

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Township ratifies agreement, allowing dredging project to move forward

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 05, 2014 01:32 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Township Committee ratified a shared service agreement at its meeting Wednesday, Sept. 3 that will allow a $1.2 million dredging project in Sterbeck Harbor to move forward.

In April, the committee approved a bond ordinance as part of a shared services agreement between Avalon and the township on a larger dredging project in the borough, in which the Sterbeck Harbor portion is piggybacked onto Avalon’s planned dredging of its own waterways. The project will ease passage for boats in the silted waterways.

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