Middle Township Gazette

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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Tax hike, layoffs in school budget

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Written by Alex Davis Wednesday, April 03, 2013 02:16 pm

Board approves $43.6M plan, teachers look for revenue options

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP -- The Middle Township Board of Education adopted a $43.613 million budget Thursday night that calls for eliminating 17 positions and increasing taxes by 4 percent.

Eleven teachers, an administrator and one transportation worker will be out of work and two custodians, a teacher and a support staff member who will be retiring won’t be replaced, school officials said.

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Focus on the road

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Written by Alex Davis Wednesday, April 03, 2013 01:31 pm

Middle cops take aim at distracted driving

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP -- If you get pulled over for distracted driving this month in Middle Township, chances are you won’t be handed a summons.

Instead, township police officers would issue a warning and tell the driver watch a video and answer questions.

The objective is to shine the spotlight on distracted driving, said Middle Township Police Capt. John Edwards.

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Long & Foster merges with Avalon Real Estate

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 02, 2013 08:30 pm

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Merger builds Long & Foster brand in South Jersey

CHANTILLY, Va. -- Long & 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. 

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Hofmann appointed administrative medical director of Cape Physicians

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 02, 2013 07:34 pm

Dr. William Hofmann
Dr. William Hofmann

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – William Hofmann, D.O., has been appointed Administrative Medical Director of Cape Regional Physicians Associates (CRPA) and will join the Cape Regional Physicians Associates practice in Stone Harbor.

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McGarry honored at hospital

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 02, 2013 04:28 pm

McGarry honored at hospital  McGarry honored at hospital

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Learning specialist Kathleen McGarry was presented with the Quality Spotlight Award at the February meeting of Cape Regional Medical Center’s Performance Improvement Committee.

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Seeking money, help and prayers

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Written by Alex Davis Tuesday, April 02, 2013 02:01 pm

Two years after devastating fire, church hopes to rebuild

DENNIS TOWNSHIP -- For nearly two years, chairs have taken out and put away as area residents have attended church at the old Grange hall in Dennis Township.

Services have been held there since the South Seaville United Methodist Church on Corson’s Tavern Road burned down in June, 2011.

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Middle school budget includes layoffs, tax increase

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Written by Alex Davis Thursday, March 28, 2013 10:36 pm

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP -- The Middle Township Board of Education adopted a $40.176 million general fund budget Thursday night that calls for eliminating 17 positions and increasing taxes by 4 percent.

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Honored for five decades of serving the community

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Written by Alex Davis Thursday, March 28, 2013 01:20 pm

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP -- When John Reardon Sr. began battling fires 50 years ago, he wore clamming boots and no helmet.

Today the 74-year-old no longer fights fires for the Cape May Court House Volunteer Fire Co. But he wears a helmet and other gear and sometimes drives the fire truck to the scene and operates the pump.

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Mom seeking co-ed classes for her son at Ocean Academy

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 28, 2013 01:13 pm

photo by American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey/Amanda Brown Susan Coll-Guedes is shown with her 12-year-old son. The Atlantic County woman alleges that the Cape May County Special Services School discriminated against her son. photo by American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey/Amanda Brown Susan Coll-Guedes is shown with her 12-year-old son. The Atlantic County woman alleges that the Cape May County Special Services School discriminated against her son.

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE -- An Atlantic County parent is alleging discrimination at the Cape May County Special Services School District.

The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey has filed a petition against the school district with the state Department of Education on behalf of parent Susan Coll-Guedes.

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