• 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…

Middle Township Gazette

County employees decked out in red for a good cause

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 28, 2014 04:04 pm

County employees wear read as part of National Wear Red Day. County employees wear read as part of National Wear Red Day. MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – About 200 Cape May County employees participated in National Wear Red Day Feb. 7. 

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Authorities identify man killed during late night blaze in Middle Township

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 28, 2014 03:08 pm

Home in Rio Grande burned during the early hours of Feb. 28. Home in Rio Grande burned during the early hours of Feb. 28.

RIO GRANDE - A residential fire has apparently claimed the life of a Rio Grande man during the early hours of Feb. 28, according to a press release from the Cape May County Prosecutor's office.

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UPDATE: Airsoft gun leads to lockdown at Middle Township schools

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 28, 2014 12:20 pm

Students, teachers are all safe and things back to normal after morning scare

Chief Christopher Leusner, left, and Ken Super, chief of county investigators at the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, said an airsoft pellet gun is not a deadly weapon, but that it can appear to be a real gun. Chief Christopher Leusner, left, and Ken Super, chief of county investigators at the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, said an airsoft pellet gun is not a deadly weapon, but that it can appear to be a real gun.

Schools in Middle Township were locked down Friday morning when a Middle School student reported seeing what he thought was a handgun protruding from a backpack left outside the Middle School library.

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New health program launched for township employees

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Written by David Benson Friday, February 28, 2014 10:10 am

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP - Fitness is one of the building blocks of a long and healthy life. It's also important part of an efficient and thrifty government, a township official said this week.

Middle Township has begun an employee health and wellness program that aims to improve the overall health and fitness of township employees. A team of township employees will steer the program and help identify opportunities for program participation by local businesses.

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‘Boy in the Striped Pajamas’ to be shown March 16

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 28, 2014 01:00 am

RIO GRANDE - Sunday Night at the Movies at The Branches, next to St. Mary's Thrift Shop, behind Family Dollar on Route 47 at N. 2nd Street and E. Vermont Avenue, Rio Grande, will show "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" 7 p.m. March 16.

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Prosecutors: Lower man was texting before fatal crash

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, February 27, 2014 06:14 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Cape May County prosecutors want to show that the man charged in the death of two teenage girls on Bayshore Road in 2012 had a habit of texting and driving.

The prosecution against Joshua Malmgren has made a motion to include evidence about his alleged texting and driving in the trial, which is set to begin June 2. Malmgren made a short court appearance on Thursday, Feb. 27 for scheduling.

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Middle Township Police blotter, Feb 10-16

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, February 27, 2014 05:51 pm

Middle Township Police Department responded to or initiated 972 calls for service, averaging 139 per day Monday through Sunday, Feb 10-16.

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Emotional moment as steeple placed at rebuilt church

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Written by David Benson Thursday, February 27, 2014 04:41 pm

With both cross and steeple in place, the South Seaville United Methodist Church is on its way to reopening in June. With both cross and steeple in place, the South Seaville United Methodist Church is on its way to reopening in June. SOUTH SEAVILLE - It was an emotional moment for Rev. Tom Perry, and he threw his arms around Dottie Wood and sobbed with joy as a steeple was finally seated on the South Seaville United Methodist Church on Thursday afternoon. After fire destroyed the building nearly three years ago, the church is just about ready to open its doors to the congregation.

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Middle Township High School Mock Trial Team headed to state semifinals

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Written by David Benson Thursday, February 27, 2014 12:09 pm

MTHS Mock Trial Team The Middle Township High School Mock Trial Team at the regional semi-final competition on Feb. 6 at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick. Standing, from left, are Lauren Anderson, Rob Cline, Dillon Keller, Morgon Goranson, Dylan Rhile, Victoria Shappell, Nick Stella, Gabby Giuliano, Casie Salvadore, Austin Hentges, Rose Frye. Sitting, from left, are James Mallia, Nina Ranalli, Joe Towns, Martina Trapani, Samantha Burkholder. NEW BRUNSWICK — The Middle Township High School Mock Trial Team has secured a spot in the state semi-finals next month, thanks to a win on Wednesday, making the team one of three regional champions in the 32nd annual Vincent J. Apruzzese Mock Trial Competition.

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MTHS presents ‘The Secret Garden’

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, February 27, 2014 11:58 am

photos by Jen Marra photos by Jen Marra CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — “The Secret Garden” is this year’s Middle Township High School musical, based on the children’s novel of the same name by Frances Hodgson Burnett. 

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