Middle Township Gazette

Delaware man faces imitation firearm charges

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 23, 2013 12:00 am

AVALON — A Delaware man faces charges of having a fake gun after leading police on a chase through the borough on Aug. 15.

At about 12:55 a.m., Police Sgt. John Roscoe saw a green Jeep drive through a red traffic signal. The driver of the Jeep led the police officer through the Avalon business district in the north end of town while driving erratically until he was stopped in the 2900 block of Ocean Drive, according to police.

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Township lays off janitors as contract approved

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Written by Alex Davis Thursday, August 22, 2013 02:12 pm

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — A company was expected to start cleaning the Middle Township municipal complex on Wednesday, a day before two township employees are to be laid off.

Township Committee on Monday awarded a contract to A & J Cleaning Service of North Cape May, not to be more than $16,900 a year.

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Aquatic adventures

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, August 22, 2013 01:56 pm

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Aidan Kleinhans, 8, searches for hermit crabs and beach glass in a tidal pool at the base of the fishing pier at 31st Street and the beach in Avalon Monday, Aug. 19.

 

Smoke from faulty unit leads to county building’s evacuation

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Thursday, August 22, 2013 01:53 pm

Emergency responders were called to an alarm at the Cape May County Social Services building in Rio Grande on Wednesday morning and found there was no fire.

Firefighters responded to the building and found smoke coming from a faulty blower motor in one of the air conditioning units on the roof, according to police Capt. John Edwards.

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Rio Grande motel closed after blaze

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Thursday, August 22, 2013 01:44 pm

A fire Wednesday night has temporarily closed the Offshore Motel in Rio Grande and forced 37 guests to be housed elsewhere, police say.

The Middle Township Police were called to the scene at 8:40 p.m. No one was injured in the blaze that damaged one room at the two-story motel at 1801 Route 47, according to Police Capt. John Edwards and a firefighter from the Rio Grande Volunteer Fire Co. Smoke filled the second floor of the motel. Edwards said the fire appeared to originate from the electrical system.

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Rio Grande man sentenced to four years in jail

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 22, 2013 12:00 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A Rio Grande man that Lower Township police arrested last year has been sentenced to four years in jail for possession of drugs and intent to distribute.

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Super’s duties expanded

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Written by Alex Davis Thursday, August 22, 2013 12:00 am

Miller to also serve as primary school principal

 DENNIS TOWNSHIP — The Dennis Township School District now has a second principal: Superintendent Mark Miller.

School board members recently approved appointing Miller to be primary school principal, beginning Sept. 1.

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Residents raise concerns about digging too deep

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Written by Alex Davis Wednesday, August 21, 2013 11:37 am

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Area residents are worried that allowing deeper mining in the township would impact water quality.

This week, they slammed the idea of amending an ordinance permitting excavations of 60 feet instead of 30 feet.

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Five years in 2010 knife assault

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 21, 2013 10:37 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — A Middle Township man faces five years in state prison after he was involved in an aggravated assault in Cape May Court House in 2010.

Judge Patricia M. Wild sentenced Robert Gauntt, 28, of Cape May Court House, on Aug. 16 to five years in state prison with no early release and three years of mandatory parole. He was convicted of aggravated assault with serious bodily injury.

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County funds sought for Rio Grande rec site

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013 06:05 pm

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — County funds could go toward developing a recreation complex in Rio Grande.

The Cape May County Board of Freeholders will soon decide on approving up to $582,000 in county open space funds to be used for the Robert “Ockie” Wisting Recreation Complex in Rio Grande.

Township officials have been aggressively looking to develop the location in Middle Township since 2012. Some of the proposed ideas include a gazebo and picnic area, playground and trails.

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School contracts for landscaping

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Written by Alex Davis Tuesday, August 20, 2013 04:14 pm

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — For the fifth year, the school board has contracted out for landscaping services.

On Thursday, the Middle Township Board of Education approved an agreement with Islander Lawncare to do landscaping at the front of the district buildings. The cost will not be more than $17,570, the same as last school year.

The 2008-09 school year is the last time district employees handled landscaping the fronts of the district buildings.

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Police spot pot plants while serving warrant

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013 11:44 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — A routine warrant arrest lead to drug charges being filed against a Middle Township man after police allegedly found pot growing outside the Boyd Street house.

On Aug. 16, members of the Cape May County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Unit attempted to serve a failure to appear warrant for a resident believed to live at 405 South Boyd St. in Cape May Court House, when officers found marijuana plants outside the residence, according to a police report.

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