Middle Township Gazette

Stone Harbor Celebrates Centennial with beach opening

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, May 23, 2014 03:23 pm

Stone Harbor Elementary School braved the cool day to take dip in the newly opened beach. Stone Harbor Elementary School braved the cool day to take dip in the newly opened beach. STONE HARBOR – Fog and the threat of thunderstorms didn’t dampen Stone Harbor’s beach opening held Thursday afternoon, May 22, at the 95th Street beach.

Mayor Suzanne Walters, Borough Council, and the Stone Harbor Beach Patrol welcomed hundreds of visitors to a beachfront celebration held by the Stone Harbor Department of Recreation.

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MIddle Township Police Blotter, May 12-18

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Written by Police Blotter Friday, May 23, 2014 02:12 pm

Middle Township Police Department responded to or initiated 913 calls for service, averaging 130 per day Monday through Sunday, May 12 - May 18.

Monday, May 12

Vehicle crash - Route 47 South, Dias Creek

Vehicle crash - Stone Harbor Boulevard, Cape May Court House

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High School Student wins competition; Cabaret Night planned at school

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Written by David Benson Friday, May 23, 2014 08:19 am

Six vocalists from Middle Township High School competed in the recent Ocean City Pops Esther Weil Student Competition. Shown are Colin Milio, Zach Peterson, Conner Wynn, Caroline Seitzinger, Brinley Edwards and Alyssa Sullivan. Six vocalists from Middle Township High School competed in the recent Ocean City Pops Esther Weil Student Competition. Shown are Colin Milio, Zach Peterson, Conner Wynn, Caroline Seitzinger, Brinley Edwards and Alyssa Sullivan. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Six local voices soared during a recent vocal contest, and for the second time in four years, a Middle Township High School student won the Ocean City Pops Esther Weil Student Competition.

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Three seek federal buyout

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Written by David Benson Friday, May 23, 2014 08:13 am

According to a presentation in front of Township Committee this week, three homeowners in flood prone areas in the township are interested in selling their properties under a federal program. The houses would be razed and the land returned to its natural state. Local officials asked about Bennys Landing, a small waterfront section at the end of a stretch of road leading from Middle Township High School. According to a presentation in front of Township Committee this week, three homeowners in flood prone areas in the township are interested in selling their properties under a federal program. The houses would be razed and the land returned to its natural state. Local officials asked about Bennys Landing, a small waterfront section at the end of a stretch of road leading from Middle Township High School. Committee hears plan that could restore flood plains to natural state

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A flood plain easement plan Township Committee heard at its meeting on Monday could reduce ratables in the township, but increase open space in flood prone areas.

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Committee joins with Fire District in call for ‘rumble strip’ on Route 47

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Written by David Benson Friday, May 23, 2014 08:07 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Three fatalities this year on Route 47 has led Township Committee to join with Fire District Number 1 to renew a district call to the state to make the road safer for motorists.

Committeeman Michael Clark, also a volunteer firefighter and president of county Firemen’s Association, said that in 2006, the district and Volunteer Fire Company Number 1 petitioned Assemblyman Jeff Van Drew to intercede with the state Department of Transportation to add a “rumble strip” down the center of the highway.

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Firefighters contain kitchen fire in Burleigh

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 22, 2014 01:25 pm

Photo by Jim Belles Photo by Jim Belles CAPE MAY COUNTY - Fire stations in Rio Grande and Cape May Court House responded to a structure fire on Wednesday, May 21, where they found a stove on fire, and flames crawling up the wall.

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Students raise $45,000 during Relay for Life

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Written by David Benson Thursday, May 22, 2014 08:26 am

The Middle Township Relay for Life went on, despite heavy rains, after students moved the relay into the high school on Friday, May 16. The Middle Township Relay for Life went on, despite heavy rains, after students moved the relay into the high school on Friday, May 16. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Torrential rains last Friday may have played a part in the $45,000 record-breaking Relay for Life fundraiser organized by the student council at Middle Township High School, when it forced the event indoors.

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Interact Club and ‘Josh the Otter’ talk swimming safety

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Written by David Benson Thursday, May 22, 2014 08:18 am

Josh the Otter and Interact Club members talked water safety with Christine D’Antonio’s class at Middle Township Elementary School No. 1 on Friday, May 16. Josh the Otter and Interact Club members talked water safety with Christine D’Antonio’s class at Middle Township Elementary School No. 1 on Friday, May 16. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A heavy rain didn’t stop Josh the Otter from making his annual visit to Middle Township Elementary School No. 1 to talk to the pre-k children about water safety.

Josh, after all, is an otter and he wasn’t about to let a little rain dampen his spirits as he walked between classrooms on Friday, May 16, to hand out books in English and Spanish on swimming safety.

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Hamer honored for his work on National Night Out

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, May 21, 2014 11:38 am

Burgess “Butch” Hamer, left, accepts an award from Police Chief Christopher Luesner, center, and Mayor Tim Donohue. Burgess “Butch” Hamer, left, accepts an award from Police Chief Christopher Luesner, center, and Mayor Tim Donohue. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Mayor Tim Donohue and Police Chief Christopher Luesner honored a retired police officer and current school board member at the Township Committee meeting on Monday for his work in making the annual National Night Out “the best in South Jersey.”

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Vehicle overturned in crash

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, May 21, 2014 11:04 am

Photo by Gene Hall Photo by Gene Hall MIDDLE TOWNSHIP—An accident involving a Tony’s Produce truck and a Jeep occurred in the Dias Creek section of Middle Township around 5:18 p.m. Sunday, May 18, Police Captain John Edwards confirmed.

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