Middle Township Gazette

Middle may spend $4M on infrastructure

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Written by David Benson Sunday, April 13, 2014 08:57 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Fewer potholes and less flooding are the targets of a $4 million bond ordinance introduced at the Middle Township Committee meeting on Monday, April 7, and it's part of an ongoing project to address drainage and road infrastructure, an official said.

“We've done this ordinance in a way that's dovetailing into a previous ordinance,” said Committeeman Dan Lockwood. That roadwork that 2010 ordinance allowed was stretched out by the addition of state grants, Lockwood said.

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Woodbine mayor sworn in to Pinelands Municipal Council

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, April 12, 2014 07:12 pm

The officers of the Pinelands Municipal Council were sworn into their positions on March 13 by Mayor Chuck Chiarello of Buena Vista Township at the council’s reorganization meeting at the Washington Township Municipal Building.

The officers include Woodbine Mayor William Pikolycky as the chairman of the council. Also named to the council were: James Renwick, vice-chair; Karen Vaccaro, secretary; Richard Franzen, treasurer; and Deborah Buzby-Cope, as member-at-large.

   

Clerk and Surrogate host tax seminar

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, April 12, 2014 03:04 pm

M. Susan Sheppard, left, and Rita Marie Fulginiti, right, hosted a tax seminar on April 3 Allison Sheppard, second from left, and Tina M. Elbertson of the New Jersey Division of Taxation, Individual Inheritance and Estate Taxes Branch. M. Susan Sheppard, left, and Rita Marie Fulginiti, right, hosted a tax seminar on April 3 Allison Sheppard, second from left, and Tina M. Elbertson of the New Jersey Division of Taxation, Individual Inheritance and Estate Taxes Branch. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Cape May County Clerk Rita Marie Fulginiti and Surrogate M. Susan Sheppard held a seminar recently on the New Jersey Inheritance and Estate Tax in the old courthouse on Main Street.

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Technical talent

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Written by Jen Marra Saturday, April 12, 2014 08:33 am

First contestant Trevor Gehring shows off his ability to swim during the talent round of the fourth annual Mr. Cape May Tech Friday, April 4, in the Cape May County Technical High School auditorium. First contestant Trevor Gehring shows off his ability to swim during the talent round of the fourth annual Mr. Cape May Tech Friday, April 4, in the Cape May County Technical High School auditorium. First contestant Trevor Gehring shows off his ability to swim during the talent round of the fourth annual Mr. Cape May Tech Friday, April 4, in the Cape May County Technical High School auditorium.

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Course offered to emergency services, law enforcement and security personnel

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, April 12, 2014 08:16 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE —  Personnel serving in law enforcement, security and emergency-related positions throughout the state traveled to Cape May County House for a Sports and Special Events Incident Management Course hosted by the county's Office of Emergency Management recently.

The course, one of 10 in the country, helped participants manage incidents during an event.

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Firefighter injured, family loses everything as blaze destroys home

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Written by David Benson Friday, April 11, 2014 04:44 pm

RIO GRANDE – A family is homeless and a firefighter injured after a two-alarm fire swept through and destroyed a home in Whitesboro on Thursday afternoon, April 10.

Volunteer fire departments from Rio Grande, Green Creek, Cape May Court House and Erma battled the blaze at the intersection of Sumner and George streets. The fire was called in at 1:26 p.m.

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Cindy Leatherwood named teacher of the year

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, April 11, 2014 02:07 pm

Cindy Leatherwood teaching an eighth grade language arts class. Cindy Leatherwood teaching an eighth grade language arts class. DENNIS TOWNSHIP - Cindy Leatherwood, eighth grade language arts teacher, was recently announced as the recipient of the Dennis Township School District Teacher of the Year award. 

A veteran teacher in the district, Leatherwood said she is thrilled.

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Cape Christian students attend youth conference

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Written by Jen Marra Friday, April 11, 2014 02:01 pm

Cape Christian Academy’s high school students recently attended Impact 2014, a weekend youth conference held each year in Ocean City, Md. Above, CCA students Alex Avila, Kristen Hughes, Jennifer Alpert, John Montgomery and Taylor Feliciano sing with Impact’s worship band. Cape Christian Academy’s high school students recently attended Impact 2014, a weekend youth conference held each year in Ocean City, Md. Above, CCA students Alex Avila, Kristen Hughes, Jennifer Alpert, John Montgomery and Taylor Feliciano sing with Impact’s worship band. Cape Christian Academy’s high school students recently attended Impact 2014, a weekend youth conference held each year in Ocean City, Md. Above, CCA students Alex Avila, Kristen Hughes, Jennifer Alpert, John Montgomery and Taylor Feliciano sing with Impact’s worship band.

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Parking raised as issue at Wal-Mart hearing

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Written by David Benson Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:07 pm

Witnesses battle at Planning Board

RIO GRANDE – A proposed expansion to Wal-Mart in Rio Grande continues to dominate Middle Township Planning Board meetings, as attorneys for Wal-Mart and ShopRite chipped away at the credibility of witnesses at Tuesday’s regular meeting in Cape May Court House.

If plans to add about 40,000 square feet to Wal-Mart’s footprint in the township are approved by the board, the Middle Township store could become a “Supercenter” by the end of the year. According to the engineering report, a portion of the expansion would be within retail stores north of the existing Wal-Mart building. The remainder would be new construction.

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Feds extend comment period on red knot status

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Written by David Benson Thursday, April 10, 2014 11:58 am

photo by Gregory Breese/USFWS Red knots fly thousands of miles each year, including an annual stop at the Delaware Bay to feast on horseshoe crab eggs. MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – The annual migration of the red knot is about a month away, and this year the birds' trek to shores of the Delaware Bay will coincide with a federal agency's consideration to add the shorebird to the threatened species list.

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