Middle Township Gazette

Board member: Put education before sports

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Written by Alex Davis Wednesday, April 10, 2013 04:55 pm

Bakley says the state seems to favor charter schools

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP -- School board member Robert Bakley II is accusing the state of favoring charter schools over public school districts.

There are several charter schools throughout the state, which are managed by boards of trustees instead of school boards. Charter schools, which are considered public schools, can be organized by teachers, parents as well as entities. There no charter schools in Cape May County, but some Cape May County students attend Charter Tech, a performing arts charter high school in Somers Point.

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Final site plan due from Conifer

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Written by Alex Davis Wednesday, April 10, 2013 02:00 pm

Work could begin this fall on big affordable housing project

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP -- The developer that plans to build affordable housing units in Middle Township still needs local approvals before ground can be broken on two projects.

If all goes as planned, construction could begin as early as September, an official says.

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Dennis students visit Academy of Natural Sciences

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013 10:02 am

Dennis Township fifth-grade students recently took a field trip to the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. 

Students looked at exhibits and experienced a dinosaur dig before going to the gift shop. 

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Food needed for shelter bank

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Monday, April 08, 2013 01:33 pm

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP -- The Animal Welfare Society is in need of dry dog and cat food to restock its pantry.

Food is given for free to pet owners who cannot or do not have enough money to afford it.

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Stone Harbor OK’s budget

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 08, 2013 01:32 pm

STONE HARBOR -- Stone Harbor Borough Council adopted a $9.8 million budget April 2 that calls for a small increase in the municipal tax levy.

The tax rate is 0.8 cents per $100 of assessed valuation. Borough Council approved the budget unanimously.

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Yoga studio celebrates 10 years in Avalon

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Monday, April 08, 2013 01:00 am

Yoga studio celebrates 10 years in Avalon Yoga studio celebrates 10 years in Avalon

Sol Luna Yoga studio, 2819 Dune Drive in Avalon, celebrates 10 years in business in April.

AmySue Smith, Sol Luna's owner, lived in Avalon for 15 years, and now lives in North Cape May. She said the studio has recently been renovated after damage from Sandy.

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Long and Foster merges with Avalon Real Estate

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Sunday, April 07, 2013 01:00 am

CHANTILLY, Va. — Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc. recently announced that it has merged with the Avalon Real Estate Agency, the largest real estate company on Seven Miles Island, which includes Avalon and Stone Harbor. 

Moving forward, the company will operate under the Long and Foster brand. According to officials, it is the largest independently held residential real estate company in the United States.

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Committee approves contract for new administrator

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Written by Alex Davis Friday, April 05, 2013 08:00 am

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP -- Middle Township Committee unanimously approved a four-year contract this week for new business administrator Connie Mahon.

She will receive $110,000 the first year and by year four will make $120,000.

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Easter egg dash

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, April 04, 2013 10:30 am

photo by Jen Marra/ Children race to eggs scattered across the lawn for an Easter Egg Hunt at the Cape May County Historical Museum in Cape May Court House Saturday, March 30. For more photos see this week's print edition. 

 

Committee: Work remains on township budget

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Written by Alex Davis Thursday, April 04, 2013 01:00 am

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP -- Officials are still working on the proposed $20.491 million municipal budget for this year.

This week no one commented on the Middle Township budget at a public hearing.

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Middle officer tops county in DWI arrests

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Written by Alex Davis Thursday, April 04, 2013 01:00 am

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Middle Township Police Officer Allison Akke always seemed to be at the right place at the right time.

She arrested 18 people last year on charges of driving while intoxicated.

Her efforts have not gone unnoticed. Akke has been recognized as making the most drunken driving arrests in the county in 2012.

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Resident: Professionals have too much influence on committee

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Written by Alex Davis Wednesday, April 03, 2013 02:50 pm

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP -- Sam Kelly of Middle Township told members of Township Committee this week that he is tired of professionals influencing their decisions.

In Middle Township, as in most towns, elected officials rely on the advice of numerous professionals, from the township engineer to attorneys, auditors and consultants. The professionals provide advice, but the final decision rests with the elected board.

Committee members say they make their own decisions, but that’s not how Kelly sees it.

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