• 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.

  • photos by Jen MarraSTRATHMERE – A Toyota pickup truck crashed into three cars in the parking lot of the Deauville Inn, before backing into the restaurant on Willard Avenue in Strathmere shortly after 3 p.m., an employee said Wednesday afternoon.

    “He came in reverse across the street and hit all of the cars in the parking lot, and then tore the door off our kitchen,” said the employee, who asked not to be identified. “And then he took off in forward and he hit his own house, too.”

  • The Atlantic City Downbeach area is one of the communities highlighted in a new report that claims rapidly rising ocean waters could chase home owners from their residences even before they pay off their current mortgage./Encroaching Tides, published Oct. 7 by the Union of Concerned ScientistsThe Atlantic City Downbeach area…

  • Ventnor man pleads guilty to human trafficking charge for operating male prostitution ringClient also pleads guilty in investigation by Attorney General’s Office and FBI task force

    TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that a Ventnor man has pleaded guilty to a human trafficking charge. A joint state and federal investigation revealed that he was operating a prostitution ring from his apartment in Ventnor in which he prostituted young men, including at least one minor, to male clients. A client of the…

  • 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.

Middle Township Gazette

Cyber bullying presentation planned at Bishop McHugh

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, October 19, 2014 07:11 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - The public is invited to a free presentation about the dangers of cyber bullying, and how to protect children online, by Bryan Hamilton, a detective with the county Prosecutor’s Office, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School.

According to the PEW Internet Research Center, approximately one in three teenagers has been a victim of cyber bullying, and 95 percent of teens on social media have witnessed cruel behavior, which was ignored by their peers, according to a statement from the school.

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Snow leopard house erected at zoo

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, October 18, 2014 07:53 am

 

Cape May County Zoo Leopard Enclosure Cape May County Zoo Leopard Enclosure CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A new snow leopard habitat funded by private donations is under construction at the Cape May County Zoo and is expected to be finished in the spring of 2015, according to a statement from the Zoo Society.

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Youth wrestling registration open

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, October 18, 2014 07:42 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Children five to 14 are invited to register for youth wrestling at the Middle Township Recreation Department at either the Davies Sports Complex, 626 Goshen Road in Cape May Court House, or the Martin Luther King Center, 207 West Main St. in Whitesboro.

Registration is open through Dec. 1, and practice begins Nov. 11. The season runs November through February.

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Woodbine seeks $900,000 for road improvements

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, October 18, 2014 07:34 am

WOODBINE – Mayor William Pikolycky said the borough is asking the state for about $900,000 for road improvements and a bikeway extension through three separate grant applications.

The borough seeks:

* $280,000 for the reconstruction of DeHirsch Avenue from Washington Avenue to Heilprin Avenue for infrastructure improvements including the installation of drainage.

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Public invited to forum for board of education candidates

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, October 18, 2014 07:02 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The public is invited to meet the candidates for the Middle Township Board of Education from 6:30-8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 20, in the cafeteria of Elementary School No. 2, 101 W. Pacific Ave., Cape May Court House.

The meet-and-greet is sponsored by the Middle Township Education Association and will be monitored by the county League of Women Voters.

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County health officer on Ebola: Don’t panic, but do wash your hands a lot

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Written by Bill Barlow Friday, October 17, 2014 05:31 pm

The staff at Cape Regional Medical Center is training to be ready if a case of Ebola arrives in Cape May County. There was a drill this week, and hospital officials say they are updating their procedures to be ready, just in case. (photo by Jen Marra) The staff at Cape Regional Medical Center is training to be ready if a case of Ebola arrives in Cape May County. There was a drill this week, and hospital officials say they are updating their procedures to be ready, just in case. (photo by Jen Marra) CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Kevin Thomas has his hands full.

The Cape May County health officer is meeting with emergency service providers, hospital staff and others, getting ready for the worst.

He is also fielding call after call from reporters in the region.

It seems like everyone in the county – everyone in the world – is scared of Ebola.

“There’s nothing to be scared about. It’s a matter of being prepared,” Thomas said Friday.

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Lee Ann Russ to be honored as township’s Employee of the Month

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 17, 2014 04:55 pm

Lee Ann Russ Lee Ann Russ CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - The Middle Township Committee will honor Lee Ann Russ as the September Employee of the Month at its meeting at 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 20.

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Police establish date of death for woman found on Indian Trail Road

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 17, 2014 03:44 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Law enforcement has established an estimated date of death for Kimberly Gable-Bujak, whose decomposed body was discovered Tuesday, Sept 30, on the 300 block of Indian Trail Road in Middle Township.

“We’ve placed the date of death at about Sept. 16, approximately two weeks prior to the discovery of the body,” said Cape May County Chief of Detectives Kenneth Super.

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Woodbine airport gets $800,000 in state, federal grants

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Written by David Benson Friday, October 17, 2014 01:46 pm

WOODBINE – The borough’s airport will undergo major upgrades over the next six months thanks to state and federal grants that total nearly $800,000, an official said recently.

On Wednesday, Oct. 15, the state announced that it would give Woodbine $378,000 for construction and rehabilitation of runway 119 at the Woodbine Municipal Airport, said William Pikolycky.

“That comes on the heels of the federal grant that was announced last month,” Pikolycky said.

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Cape May Court House man sought in Atlantic County burglaries

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Written by David Benson Friday, October 17, 2014 11:14 am

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – A Cape May Court House man is one of six people sought in a string of more than 40 break-ins in towns throughout Atlantic County, police said Friday, Oct. 17.

Ronald Wegner, 32, is one of five men and a woman believed to have broken into sheds and garages to steal motorcycles, tools and other property, said Hamilton Township Deputy Chief Mike Petuskey.

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