• 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…

  • Joseph TownsBoard of Education releases statement

    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - A Middle Township High School teacher faces multiple criminal charges, including sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, law enforcement officials said Tuesday, July 22.

  • Officer Joseph GambleCAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Middle Township Committee will recognize Officer Joseph Gamble as the June 2014 Employee of the Month at its Monday, July 21 meeting.

    According to a press release from the committee, Gamble will be honored for saving a life through his quick-thinking response during an emergency.

Middle Township Gazette

New recreation program coordinator named

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, July 09, 2014 11:13 am

Mayor apologizes for June 16 remarks

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Middle Township Recreation Department supervisor Robert Matthews has been promoted to recreation program coordinator, Mayor Tim Donohue announced at the Middle Township Committee meeting, Monday, July 7.

“Robert has shown that he has the ability to lead,” Donohue said. “He has the Martin Luther King Center running great, and Robert’s shown that he’s ready for more responsibility.”

According to the mayor, Matthew will have oversight over the Recreation Department’s entire program.

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Middle Township Police blotter, June 23-29

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Written by Police Blotter Wednesday, July 09, 2014 10:11 am

Middle Township Police Department responded to or initiated 821 calls for service, averaging 117 per day Monday through Sunday, June 23-29.

Monday, June 23

Vehicle crash - Court House South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House

Theft - South Main Street, Cape May Court House

Threats - Bayberry Drive, Cape May Court House

Vehicle crash - Justice Way, Swainton

Fraud - Wildwood Avenue, Burleigh

Theft - Massachusetts Avenue, Burleigh

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Cigarette scuffle ends in aggravated assault charges

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 09, 2014 10:00 am

RIO GRANDE – A Rio Grande man is in jail after his demands for a cigarette were rebuffed, and he attempted to assault a local resident Saturday July 5, police said.

John Armstrong, 45, was charged with burglary, aggravated assault and making terroristic threats after he attempted to punch a person who turned down his request for a cigarette, police said.

When the victim tried to get away from Armstrong by entering Momiji Japanese Restaurant, Armstrong followed the victim and tried to get a knife from the kitchen, police said.

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Woman snoozes on Stone Harbor sofa, earns criminal trespass charge

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 07, 2014 02:53 pm

STONE HARBOR – A borough resident woke to a surprise at 7 a.m., Wednesday, July 2, when he found a woman sleeping on his sofa, Stone Harbor Police said in a recent statement.

Kaitlin Simmer, 34, Quakertown, Pa., was charged with criminal trespass by police after a resident at the 100 block of 90th Street turned Simmer’s purse over to officials, saying that she had left it at his home after a brief interaction.

Simmer was charged with the fourth degree crime after she turned up at the police station to retrieve her purse, police said.

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Baseball historian to speak at Avalon library

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 07, 2014 01:16 pm

AVALON – The public is invited to hear John Thorn, official baseball historian of Major League Baseball, speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 9 at the Avalon library at 235 32nd Street, Avalon.

Thorns topic is baseball outsiders: who has been included or excluded, when and why, and how baseball continues to shine a beacon of meritocracy for the rest of the nation and the world.

Thorn’s lecture is expected to focus on the Jewish experience; African Americans to Irish Americans; Hispanic Americans; and women.

 

Family, fun, fireworks celebrate Middle Township’s Fourth of July

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Written by David Benson Monday, July 07, 2014 11:37 am

Lillian Carr, Arabella Aithaddad, Serenity Taylor and Arianna Taylor all took part in the pie-eating contest. Lillian Carr, Arabella Aithaddad, Serenity Taylor and Arianna Taylor all took part in the pie-eating contest. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Hurricane Arthur couldn’t dampen Middle Township’s 4th of July spirit, as hundreds of people covered the field at the Goshen Complex for the township’s rain date of Sunday, July 6.

Friday’s expected celebration had to be rescheduled due to high winds in the forecast.

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Credit union announces ‘Tools for Schools Drive’

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 07, 2014 08:34 am

Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union is collecting school supplies to help promote financial literacy in Cape May County Schools. Drop off Number 2 pencils, erasers, skinny crayons, glue sticks, pencil boxes, tissues, plastic pocket folders, rulers, book bags and binders. 

Donations may be dropped off through Aug. 26 at one of these locations:

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Holly Heacock honored by National Junior College Athletic Association

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Written by David Benson Monday, July 07, 2014 08:32 am

MAYS LANDING - Holly Heacock, Cape May Court House, was one of six student-athletes at Atlantic Cape Community College recently honored for her exemplary achievement during the 2013-2014 academic year.

Heacock, 20, earned a 3.98 GPA during her time at the college, and played outfield and second base for the softball team. For her achievement, Heacock received the National Junior College Athletic Association award for superior academic achievement.

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Emma Campbell named to dean’s list at Juniata College

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, July 06, 2014 08:32 am

Emma Fisher Campbell of Cape May Court House has been named to the 2013 fall dean’s list at Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pa., the college said in a press release.

Students must have at least a 3.6 grade average out of a possible 4 to earn a spot on the list.

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Learn to make a mosaic wall mirror at Woodbine library

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, July 06, 2014 08:21 am

WOODBINE - The public is invited to learn how to create a mosaic wall mirror during a two-day workshop on Friday, July 18 and Friday, July 25, at the Woodbine branch of the Cape May County Library at 800 Monroe St. Both classes begin at 9:30 a.m.

Students will learn to use colorful bits of stained glass and marbles to decorate a wall mirror. By the end of the workshop, participants will have an addition to their home decor or a unique gift.

Michele Pasciullo, a member of Ocean City Fine Arts League, will teach the class. Pasciullo has displayed and sold her work at local shops as well as given home parties and workshops.

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