• Two Pleasantville men were shot Monday, Oct. 20 when the vehicle they were sitting in was riddled by 15-20 rounds of gunfire, according to Pleasantville Police.PLEASANTVILLE - Two Pleasantville men were shot Monday, Oct. 20 when the vehicle they were sitting in was riddled by 15-20 rounds of gunfire, according to Pleasantville Police.

  • Photo by Christie Rotondo/Former Mayor Bill Henfey, left, and current Mayor Patrick Rosenello, right, at Henfey's last meeting in December 2013. NORTH WILDWOOD — Bill Henfey, who served as North Wildwood’s mayor from 2006 to 2013, died Tuesday morning surrounded by family and friends at his home, the city of North Wildwood announced.

    He was 65.

  • Local and county officials attended the ribbon cutting of the Volunteers in Medicine Thrift Store in Cape May Court House, at 10 a.m., Saturday. Oct. 18.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Shoppers waited patiently outside the doors of the township’s newest store, Saturday, Oct. 18, as local and officials cut the ribbon to open the Volunteers in Medicine thrift store at 20 S. Main St.

  • CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Demands by state, county and municipal officials for a second look at controversial affordable housing project at Patsy’s Way have halted the project – at least temporarily – while the governor’s office examines the proposal, a local official said recently.

    According to Middle Township Mayor Tim Donohue, the state Department of Community Affairs was set to petition HUD for the release of nearly $2 million on Friday, Oct. 10 to begin the project.

  • DENNIS TOWNSHIP – The board of education has two vacancies that came too late to place on the November ballot, and those positions will be filled after the general election on Nov. 4.

    “We had two board members resign – one in September and one last night (Oct. 15),” said Mia DelCorio, secretary to the business administrator. “Since it was so late, we couldn’t get the positions on the ballot.”

Middle Township Gazette

Fire starts after vehicle strikes utility pole on Wildwood Boulevard

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Written by David Benson Friday, October 10, 2014 10:02 am

Rio Grande Fire Company firefighters battle a car blaze on Wildwood Boulevard, Friday, Oct. 10 Rio Grande Fire Company firefighters battle a car blaze on Wildwood Boulevard, Friday, Oct. 10 MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – Rio Grande firefighters responded to a single vehicle accident Friday morning, after an Atlantic City woman struck a utility pole on Wildwood Boulevard near pier 47 Friday morning, flipped and started a grassfire, a fire official said today.

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Caryn Rixey wants to ‘put the brakes on fatalities’ every day

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Written by David Benson Thursday, October 09, 2014 12:03 pm

Police Chief Christopher Leusner and Caryn Rixey want to 'Put the Brakes on Fatalities.' Police Chief Christopher Leusner and Caryn Rixey want to 'Put the Brakes on Fatalities.' CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Caryn Rixey knows that her son was wrong.

“He broke the law,” she said. “He broke the speed limit.”

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Committee seeks input on potential clothing bin ordinance

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Written by David Benson Thursday, October 09, 2014 10:03 am

A clothing bin in Middle Township. A clothing bin in Middle Township. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Clothing bins are popping up around the township, and the committee is considering introducing an ordinance to govern both placement and care of the huge receptacles.

While some bins are clean and well maintained, others are stuffed to overflowing or in poor repair, the committee noted during a recent work session.

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Dollar General opens on Indian Trail Road

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 09, 2014 09:46 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Dollar General will celebrate the opening of its new store at 6 Indian Trail Road at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 11 with prizes and deals, the company said in a statement. 

Additionally, the first 50 adult shoppers at the store will receive a $10 store gift card. The first 200 shoppers will receive a tote bag.

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Contract for Avalon back bay clearing could be approved this month

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Written by David Benson Thursday, October 09, 2014 09:44 am

AVALON – For more than a year, a contractor hired by the borough has worked to make room in a dredge spoils site to begin a major dredging project in Avalon’s back bay.

Now a contract for the project is less than a month away from being awarded, officials said recently.

According to Scott Wahl, business administrator, a pre-bid meeting was set for Tuesday, Oct. 7.

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Former county treasurer will be appointed by committee to study finance office

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 08, 2014 03:53 pm

Ed Grant Ed Grant CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – In the wake of phone billing issues that cost the township at least $400,000 over the last decade, the committee has announced plans to appoint a former county treasurer to study the township’s financial office.

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Insurance to cover cost to refurbish vandalized field

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 08, 2014 03:23 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Middle Township Board of Education has announced that insurance will cover the $94,000 cost of refurbishing the track at Memorial Field Athletic Complex, to erase any remnants of the spray painted racial slurs and profanity left there by nine vandals in August.

On Wednesday, Diane Fox, business administrator, said the athletic field on Pacific Avenue will be closed from Oct. 12-22 while the track is resurfaced.

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Township wants to ‘Put the Brakes on Fatalities’

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, October 08, 2014 03:18 pm

Residents urge opposition of Railroad Avenue Conifer project

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Motorists in Middle Township and throughout the nation are being asked to join a daylong effort this week to go 24 hours without a fatality on the roadways.

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Residents don’t want FEMA money for bulkhead repairs

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, October 08, 2014 03:11 pm

Proposed fence would ruin community aesthetics, they say

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – An $800,000 plan to repair a bulkhead and build a fence at Bennys Landing was challenged at Monday night’s committee meeting by a group of residents of the small community at the end of a stretch of road leading from Cape May Court House.

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Joseph Gamble is township’s newest police officer

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Written by David Benson Tuesday, October 07, 2014 06:35 pm

Mayor Tim Donohue administers the oath of office to the township’s newest officer, Joseph Gamble, as Gamble’s wife, Marie, holds the Bible. Mayor Tim Donohue administers the oath of office to the township’s newest officer, Joseph Gamble, as Gamble’s wife, Marie, holds the Bible. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Middle Township’s newest police officer was sworn in shortly after 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 6 during the regular meeting of Township Committee.

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