Middle Township Gazette

New Jersey Audubon and partners to restore Stone Harbor Point

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 17, 2014 03:39 pm

A planned beach replenishment project will restore beaches at Stone Harbor Point, aimed at building habitat for beach nesting birds. A planned beach replenishment project will restore beaches at Stone Harbor Point, aimed at building habitat for beach nesting birds. STONE HARBOR – New Jersey Audubon has received $1.28 million from the federal Department of Interior for a two-year project to restore beaches at Stone Harbor Point, however, it could be about 16 months before work can begin.

“The start date will depend upon acquiring the necessary permits,” said David Mizrahi, vice president research and monitoring at NJ Audubon. “We haven’t yet had a start date conversation with our partners.”

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Maverick Art Studio has summer art camp for children

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Written by David Benson Thursday, July 17, 2014 08:07 am

Capt. Sam Martin, Atlantic Cape Fisheries, talks about life in the Delaware Bay with children at Maverick Art Studio’s summer art program. Capt. Sam Martin, Atlantic Cape Fisheries, talks about life in the Delaware Bay with children at Maverick Art Studio’s summer art program. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Children at the Maverick Art Studio crowded around Sam Martin, a boat captain with Atlantic Cape Fisheries, as he held up an oyster shell and explained the difference between wild shellfish and those grown in aquaculture.

“Yes, I once found a pearl,” he said, answering a child’s excited question. “It was small one, irregular in shape.”

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Six years as a Little Sister readies Nikki Carty for the Bigs

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Written by David Benson Thursday, July 17, 2014 07:58 am

Nikki Carty’s role as Big Sister for Destiny Adams didn’t end with graduation. Shown here, Carty treats Adams to a night out at Middle Township’s July 4 celebration at the Goshen Complex on the July 6 rain date. Nikki Carty’s role as Big Sister for Destiny Adams didn’t end with graduation. Shown here, Carty treats Adams to a night out at Middle Township’s July 4 celebration at the Goshen Complex on the July 6 rain date. DEL HAVEN – At 6 years old, Nikki Carty wasn’t sure whether she wanted a big sister in her life.

At the time, Carty figured she was doing just fine. Though her parents were recently divorced, Carty had her twin brother, Chris, her mom, and her grandparents.

“I was a tough little kid,” Carty said. “Not bad. Just tough.”

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Santa, Mrs. Claus plan vacation in Stone Harbor

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 16, 2014 12:29 pm

Santa and Mrs. Claus Santa and Mrs. Claus STONE HARBOR - Santa and Mrs. Claus are coming to Stone Harbor at noon, Sunday, July 20 to spend six days roaming the borough to visit with children and area residents.

All week, the couple will make scheduled stops and surprise visits on the beach and around town. Santa has a little something for everyone.

Santa’s Schedule

Sunday, July 20

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New principal at Bishop McHugh hopes to increase school’s visibility, enrollment

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, July 16, 2014 10:52 am

Tom McGuire has a three-year plan for Bishop McHugh to raise enrollment and increase the school’s visibility in the community. Tom McGuire has a three-year plan for Bishop McHugh to raise enrollment and increase the school’s visibility in the community. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The new principal at Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School has a three-year vision for increasing enrollment at the private school, and he said last week that he’s got the backing of both the Diocese of Camden and the local Board of Pastors.

Tom McGuire replaced outgoing principal Laura Tomlin in July.

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Middle Township Police blotter, June 30-July 6

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Written by Police Blotter Wednesday, July 16, 2014 10:06 am

Middle Township Police Department responded to or initiated 1073 calls for service, averaging 153 per day Monday through Sunday, June 30-July 6.

The following is a list of some of the more serious calls for service which occurred during the week:

Monday, June 30

Assault - Route 9 South, Rio Grande

Threats - Village Drive, Cape May Court House

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UPDATED: Medical examiner resigns

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, July 16, 2014 09:41 am

Attorney General’s office recommends three autopsies be reexamined

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Three autopsies in Cape May County need to be re-examined, a state official said, after law enforcement tipped off the state Attorney General’s office in January that the county’s medical examiner had voluntarily surrendered his license in New Mexico about three years ago.

Hisham Hashish, 52, resigned his position with the Southern Regional Medical Examiner’s office in Woodbine in February, said Paul Loriquet, a spokesman with the Attorney General’s office.

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Township meets with project contractors to ease gridlock in Cape May Court House

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 15, 2014 02:47 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Public safety and city gridlock were the reasons behind a recent meeting called by Mayor Tim Donohue, and representatives of the county, the state and the Garden State Parkway overpass project contractor.

According to a press release from the mayor, the meeting, held Friday, July 11, explored solutions to traffic headaches caused by the construction to replace three traffic lights on the parkway with overpasses.

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Mia Bergmann headlines at county fair

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 15, 2014 09:56 am

Mia Bergmann has played more than 100 shows during the last two years. Mia Bergmann has played more than 100 shows during the last two years. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Mia Bergmann, Nashville recording artist singer-songwriter and Margate resident, will headline the county 4-H Fair, Friday, July 18 from 5-6 p.m. and again from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Cape May County 4-H Fairgrounds.

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Concerned Citizens of Whitesboro to lease historic Whitesboro school

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Written by David Benson Monday, July 14, 2014 11:23 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Township Committee has announced plans to lease the front portion of the historic Whitesboro Grammar School to the Concerned Citizens of Whitesboro.

Connie Mahon, township business administrator, said the CCW will lease a majority of the building for five years, though the township will maintain the building.

“It’s a $1-a-year lease, and the Concerned Citizens will be paying the majority of the utilities,” Mahon said.

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