Middle Township Gazette

Library plans preschool dance party

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 30, 2014 08:54 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Children two to three, and their caregivers, are invited to a preschool dance party at 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 10, at the Cape May County Library, 30 W. Mechanic St., Cape May Court House.

For more information, call 609-463-6354 or see www.cmclibrary.org .

 

Learn to paint ornaments at the library

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 30, 2014 08:30 pm

Children four to 12 are invited to the holiday ornament painting craft program at two branches of the library in November.

The first program is set for 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 22 at the main branch, 30 W. Mechanic St., Cape May Court House. The second program will be at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 24, at the Lower Cape branch, 2600 Bayshore Road, Villas.

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Avalon to host Veterans Day ceremony Tuesday

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 30, 2014 04:21 pm

Avalon will hold its annual Veterans Day ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.

The ceremony will be hosted by American Legion Post 331 (Stone Harbor/Avalon) and by Mayor Martin Pagliughi at Veterans Plaza, 21st Street and Dune Drive in Avalon.

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Jail inmate found dead in his cell

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 30, 2014 03:35 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A jail inmate was found hanging from a sheet inside of his cell at about 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29, by corrections officials, according to a statement from Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor and Sheriff Gary Schaffer.

The inmate, Nard Sonsin, 56, was taken from his cell and attempts were made to revive him. Sonsin was then taken to Cape Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Sonsin’s next of kin have been notified of his death, the prosecutor said.

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High school evacuated while police search building

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 30, 2014 02:21 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Middle Township police evacuated the high school this morning after a suspcious note was found in a school bathroom, officials said. 

According to police, the students were evacuated at 10:30 a.m. as a precaution while the building was searched by K9 units from Cape May County Sheriff's Department , Delaware River and Bay Authority, Atlantic County Sheriff's Department, Cumberland County Sheriff's Department, Salem County Sheriff's Department, and Hamilton Police Department.

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Middle Township Police Halloween safety video

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 30, 2014 11:17 am

Middle Township Police Department Middle Township Police Department CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE– Middle Township Police Department encourages all to enjoy a safe and happy Halloween. Chief Christopher Leusner has recorded a brief video that provides trick-or-treaters and homeowners with Halloween safety tips.

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Stone Harbor Harvest Festival 2014

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, October 30, 2014 07:59 am

Benjamin and John Gift, 6 and 8 respectively, of Cape May pick out pumpkins for decorating during Stone Harbor's Harvest Festival Saturday, Oct. 25, in downtown Stone Harbor. The the Stone Harbor Chamber of Commerce hosted the event. Benjamin and John Gift, 6 and 8 respectively, of Cape May pick out pumpkins for decorating during Stone Harbor's Harvest Festival Saturday, Oct. 25, in downtown Stone Harbor. The the Stone Harbor Chamber of Commerce hosted the event.

[See below for more photos by Jen Marra]

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Residents seek to keep the Bennys Landing mystique

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Written by David Benson Thursday, October 30, 2014 07:24 am

Resident Fran Rambo has collected 175 names on a petition that asks that the natural ambience of Bennys Landing be preserved, and has hung a sign to emphasize her resistance to proposed changes. Resident Fran Rambo has collected 175 names on a petition that asks that the natural ambience of Bennys Landing be preserved, and has hung a sign to emphasize her resistance to proposed changes. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Bennys Landing is a place out of time, an area known to the locals as “arrogantly shabby,” and that’s just how the residents like it.

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Tuesday is decision day

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Written by David Benson Thursday, October 30, 2014 07:08 am

Races in Middle and Dennis, while school board seats also contested

CAPE MAY COUNTY – Voters on Tuesday, Nov. 4, will decide which party will take the majority in Middle and Dennis township governments.

Also on the ballot are school board elections, which are legally nonpartisan, and two referendum questions, in addition county and federal offices.

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Rescue units respond to report of a hanging at county jail

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, October 29, 2014 03:42 pm

[See updated story: Jail inmate found dead in his cell]

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Two rescue squads and AtlantiCare medics responded to the county jail at about 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, for a report of a hanging.

Sheriff Gary Schaffer confirmed that there was a hanging of a male inmate at the jail, but could not give any information on his condition.

Capt. John Edwards confirmed that Cape Court House and Rio Grande units were accompanied by hospital medics to the jail.

Reports heard over monitored emergency channels indicated CPR had been initiated at the scene. 

   

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