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    LOWER TOWNSHIP – Arthur E. “Art” Treon, whose name was synonymous with fire fighting and emergency management in the township, county, and state, died Wednesday night after leaving the scene of a fatal fire in North Wildwood.

    Town Bank Fire Chief Lou McGonigal, a longtime friend, said Treon had gone to Tuesday night’s fire at 212 W. 17th Ave. in North Wildwood Nov. 18. McGonigal said Treon complained of chest pains and shortness of breath and was transported to the hospital, where he appeared to be doing better. Treon later died…

  • North WIldwood house fire 17th St / J. CliffordNORTH WILDWOOD – The North Wildwood Police announced one person died in a fatal fire, Tuesday night.

    Firefighters were called to a home at 212 17th Avenue on Nov. 18 at approximately 8:19 p.m. where they found the residence engulfed in flames.

  • Artist Christine Finn made 350 solid concrete flower pots as an art installation to be displayed at Cape May Point State Park to mark the shared history between New Jersey and the island of Jersey.From Jersey to Jersey, heavy art crosses the waves

    CAPE MAY POINT – The public will be invited to pour a bit of the Atlantic Ocean onto…

  • Middle Township Police DepartmentMiddle Township police announced that they made the following arrests from Nov. 3-9. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven. This report only contains individuals that were arrested based on complaints signed by law enforcement personnel, not complaints signed by private citizens.

  • GREEN CREEK – Six people were injured in an accident on Route 47 at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 13, and five of them were airlifted from the scene to area hospitals, according to a statement from Middle Township Police Department.

    Police responding to the scene said that a red Ford minivan driven by Nora Torrado, 38, Wildwood, was traveling north on Route 47 near Lomurno Lane when it was struck by a Silver Chevy driven by Vincent McBride, 78, Green Creek.

  • Stockton plans a campus at Showboat Atlantic City site

    GALLOWAY – Richard Stockton College and Caesars Entertainment Corporation have signed a letter of intent for the college to acquire Showboat Atlantic City from the casino company.

    Stockton said Wednesday, Nov. 12 that it plans to repurpose the former Showboat site as a branch campus.

  • LEWES, Del. – Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) officials have announced an agreement to place two electric vehicle charging stations at the Lewes ferry terminal of the Cape May–Lewes Ferry.

    The charging stations will be provided free of charge to the DRBA through a collaborative research agreement between the University of Delaware and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, according to a press release from the DRBA. The program, called Charging Up Delaware, is designed to promote a network of charging stations to facilitate long-distance trips with electric vehicles within the state.

  • Civilians and veterans salute or place their hand over their heart, and some sing along, as the national anthem is sung during the Veteran's Day Ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 11

    Civilians and veterans salute or place their hand over their heart, and some sing along, as the national anthem is sung during the Veteran’s Day Ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the Cape May County Veteran’s Ceremony in Cape…

Middle Township Gazette

Middle Township seeks funding for additional security cameras

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 20, 2014 10:30 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Tighter security and safety for residents is the driving force behind a push to place cameras at several township buildings, an official said Tuesday.

While the township doesn't yet have funding, officials hope to place security cameras at the Clarence Davies Sports Complex in Goshen, the Public Works Complex in Cape May Court House, and an additional camera for the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Whitesboro.

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Series of charges filed after crash in Peebles lot

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, March 19, 2014 03:50 pm

RIO GRANDE — A West Wildwood woman has been charged with driving under the influence and 2nd degree child endangerment, after crashing into a parked vehicle and striking a support column at the Rio Grande Plaza Shopping Center, Middle Township police said Wednesday.

According to Police, Jacquelyn Dunbar, 26, was driving a gray Toyota Camry through the parking lot in front of Peebles department store on March 18 when she lost control of her car and struck a concrete curb before veering into a support column. Police report that her 2-year-old daughter restrained in a child car seat in the back seat at the time.

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Middle school prepares for spring musical

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, March 19, 2014 11:49 am

Students of the Middle Township Middle School rehearse scenes from their upcoming play Rodgers’s and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific” Tuesday, March 18, in the Performing Arts Center. Students of the Middle Township Middle School rehearse scenes from their upcoming play Rodgers’s and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific” Tuesday, March 18, in the Performing Arts Center. Students of the Middle Township Middle School rehearse scenes from their upcoming play Rodgers’s and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific” Tuesday, March 18, in the Performing Arts Center.

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Avalon students told to take a stand against bullying

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Written by Alex Davis Wednesday, March 19, 2014 08:44 am

AVALON — Several students’ lives were changed Thursday night after a presentation at Avalon Elementary School. Some say they will never look at bullying the same again.

Stand for the Silent began in 2010, when a group of students in Oklahoma State University heard about Ty Field-Smalley, an 11-year-old who shot himself to death in May of that year.

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Report: No mold found at Davies Sports Complex

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, March 19, 2014 08:31 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A Middle Township employee's concerns that there was a mold issue at the Clarence Davies Sports Complex was quickly addressed by the township, an official said recently, and the resulting tests showed no signs of mold contamination.

Township officials received a microbial assessment report on March 14 from Quality Air Specialists, Inc. of Somerdale. The inspection of the complex showed no visible mold or moldy odors detected at the complex.

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Rescued menagerie

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Written by David Benson Tuesday, March 18, 2014 08:37 am

One of the preserve’s raccoons looks for a way out of his enclosure. One of the preserve’s raccoons looks for a way out of his enclosure. Steve Serwatka cares for (almost) all sorts of animals

DENNIS TOWNSHIP - Steve Serwatka didn’t plan to start an animal preserve. It just sort of happened. Now his home and business are filled with creatures both mundane and exotic.

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Middle Township Snow

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Written by David Benson Monday, March 17, 2014 03:38 pm

Bicycles are covered in snow outside the Cape May Court House Library. The library is open for its semi-annual book sale despite the snowfall. Bicycles are covered in snow outside the Cape May Court House Library. The library is open for its semi-annual book sale despite the snowfall. Bicycles are covered in snow outside the Cape May Court House Library. The library is open for its semi-annual book sale despite the snowfall. photos by David Benson

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Avalon Snow

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, March 17, 2014 10:59 am

Gulls flying over the inlet. Gulls flying over the inlet. Snow fell on Avalon throughout the night and much of the early morning. These photos capture some of the effects of the storm.

photos by Scott Wahl

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Stone Harbor’s new rec leader has big plans

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Written by Alex Davis Sunday, March 16, 2014 12:00 am

Miranda Duca Miranda Duca STONE HARBOR — Miranda Duca wants to empower area residents through art, sports and a healthy lifestyle.

“It’s just a matter of providing them with the opportunity to find their niche or their next favorite hobby,” said Ducca, who became the new Stone Harbor rec director earlier this year. “The recreation department can provide just that. I want to be part of their journey while improving the overall quality of life in Stone Harbor.”

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Hurricane Sandy gives the Wetlands Institute reason to rebuild marsh walkway

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, March 15, 2014 07:21 am

Placement of the steel pilings for the new marsh walkway at The Wetlands Institute was finished on March 11. The mesh covering for the gangplanks is expected to begin next week. Placement of the steel pilings for the new marsh walkway at The Wetlands Institute was finished on March 11. The mesh covering for the gangplanks is expected to begin next week. STONE HARBOR – While Hurricane Sandy was devastating, the storm has given The Wetlands Institute an opportunity to rebuild and improve.

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