• 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

Church plans barbecue

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 03, 2014 08:16 am

AVALON – First United Methodist Church of Avalon will hold its annual chicken barbecue Saturday, July 26 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the church at 34th and Dune Drive, pick-up only.

Tickets are $15 and must be purchased in advance by calling 609-967-8008 or 609-368-4459.

On the menu is a 1/2 barbecued chicken, corn on the cob, potato salad, snowflake roll, pickles and a homemade brownie.

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Township Committee takes a turn in the dunk tank at July 4 celebration

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 02, 2014 04:13 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Middle Township’s Independence Day celebration is planned Friday, July 4, at the Clarence and Georgiana Davies Sports Complex at 626 Goshen Road.

Festivities begin at 4 p.m., with vendors, food, crafts and activities through 9 p.m.

Dunk the Township Committee from 5 to 6 p.m., and dunk the football coaches from 6 to 8 p.m.

Fireworks at scheduled at dusk.

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Charles Covington named Avalon Council president

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, July 02, 2014 02:40 pm

Councilman Charles Covington, left, is congratulated by Councilman David Ellenberg. Councilman Charles Covington, left, is congratulated by Councilman David Ellenberg. Denise Rech sworn as deputy municipal clerk

AVALON – Councilman Charles Covington was unanimously selected by Borough Council to serve a one-year term as council president at the council’s reorganization meeting Tuesday, July 1.

Council also selected Councilman Richard Dean to serve as council vice president, according to borough officials.

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Website gives residents a way to see crime in their own neighborhood

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, July 02, 2014 02:13 pm

RaidsOnline RaidsOnline CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The digital age has given Middle Township Police another tool to fight crime, and the chief is sharing that tool with the public to better focus law enforcement efforts throughout the area.

www.RaidsOnline.com has a three-year database of offenses in Middle Township available to the public that’s updated daily by the township police department.

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Avalon adds three police officers

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 02, 2014 01:54 pm

Anthony DeCesero Jr.’s mother watches as her son is sworn in by Mayor Martin Pagliughi. Anthony DeCesero Jr.’s mother watches as her son is sworn in by Mayor Martin Pagliughi. Borough honors Andrew Bednarek for his years of service

AVALON – Three officers were sworn in during Borough Council meeting Wednesday, June 25 by Mayor Martin Pagliughi, after the council approved recommendations made by Police Chief William McCormick, an official said recently.

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Run from the Sun set for July 20

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 02, 2014 12:00 am

 Race organizers Lauren Manning (center) and son Andy Manning are pictured with Kathleen Makowski, (left) Sturdy’s Avalon Branch Manager. Race organizers Lauren Manning (center) and son Andy Manning are pictured with Kathleen Makowski, (left) Sturdy’s Avalon Branch Manager. AVALON – Sturdy Savings Bank is a Bronze level sponsor of the Avalon Yacht Club’s 10th annual Run from the Sun 5k Run/Walk for Skin Cancer Awareness on Sunday, July 20.

The event will start and finish at the Avalon Community Center. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

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50-year-old Burleigh man charged with intent to sell heroin

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, June 30, 2014 04:18 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A 50-year-old Burleigh man has been charged with possession with intent to distribute heroin, prescription drugs and marijuana as a result of a search of his home on Thursday, June 26, according to a police report.

Herbert Dolson, a Garden Lake mobile home resident, was arrested and taken to the county jail with bail set at $50,000, after the prosecutor’s office and the county regional SWAT team executed a warrant at his home.

According to a police statement, law enforcement recovered heroin, illegal prescription drugs and marijuana.

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Middle Township Police blotter, June 16-22

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Written by Police Blotter Monday, June 30, 2014 03:19 pm

Middle Township Police Department responded to or initiated 864 calls for service, averaging 123 per day Monday through Sunday, June 16-22.

Monday, June 16

Fraud - Mechanic Street, Cape May Court House

Shoplifting - Joe Canals, Rio Grande

Vehicle crash - Route 9 South, Cape May Court House

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Bridgeton youth airlifted to hospital after parkway accident

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Written by David Benson Monday, June 30, 2014 11:47 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A 17-year-old Bridgeton youth was medivacked to the Atlantic City Medical City Sunday afternoon with serious injuries after his vehicle overturned and went off the road near the North Wildwood exit of the Garden State Parkway, officials said.

Cesar Gomez had to be extricated from his green Ford Explorer by two local fire companies, said Trooper Jeff Flynn.

“Rio Grande and Middle Township fire departments and the Middle Township Police Department assisted at the scene,” Flynn said.

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Golfers attend competition to benefit historical society

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, June 30, 2014 07:16 am

AVALON - About 30 golfers turned out for the Avalon Historical Society’s second annual Miniature Golf Competition Saturday, June 14, at Go Fish Golf Course.

The winner for best score adult category was Mike Kress. In the children’s category, Colin Kress had best score. Adults with the most holes in one included James Agger Jr, Janine Fante and Mike Kress. In the children’s division, Colin Stenger sank the most one-stroke putts.

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