• Arthur E.

    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

Donohue gains support of Middle GOP for Township Committee

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 13, 2014 09:07 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Middle Township Mayor Tim Donohue received the unanimous support of the Middle Township Republican Committee as the party's candidate for Middle Township Committee in 2014.  The selection process took place at the March 4 meeting of the Middle Township Regular Republican Organization.  

Donohue, whose election in 2011 swung the majority on Middle Township Committee to the Republican Party for the first time in several decades, promised to build on the foundation laid over the last two years.

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Sun and surf

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, March 12, 2014 10:14 am

Devon Heath of Baltimore, cuts into his final wave of the day after taking advantage of the surf Saturday, March 8, at 9th Street beach in Avalon. Devon Heath of Baltimore, cuts into his final wave of the day after taking advantage of the surf Saturday, March 8, at 9th Street beach in Avalon. Devon Heath of Baltimore, cuts into his final wave of the day after taking advantage of the surf Saturday, March 8, at 9th Street beach in Avalon. 

photos by Jen Marra

 

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Warming up Middle Township's cold cases

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Written by David Benson Tuesday, March 11, 2014 02:07 pm

Detective Sgt. Doug Osmundsen heads up the police department’s 2014 cold cases initiative. The detective, who still works undercover assignments, asked that his face not be shown. (photo by Dave Benson) Detective Sgt. Doug Osmundsen heads up the police department’s 2014 cold cases initiative. The detective, who still works undercover assignments, asked that his face not be shown. (photo by Dave Benson) CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — A cold case is never really cold in Middle Township, where the police regularly scrutinize dormant cases. Some are decades old.

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Pair of Scimitar-Horned Oryx Born at Cape May County Zoo

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, March 10, 2014 10:45 am

Scimitar-Horned Oryx Scimitar-Horned Oryx CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Winter is usually a quiet time at the Cape May County Zoo, but February proved to be a departure from the norm with the birth of two scimitar-horned oryx, the first born at the zoo since 1998. 

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Middle Township Police blotter, Feb. 24- March 2

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Written by Police Blotter Monday, March 10, 2014 10:07 am

Middle Township Police Department responded to or initiated 862 calls for service, averaging 123 per day Monday through Sunday, Feb 17 - March 2.

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Children get the gift of music with a handmade guitar

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Written by David Benson Sunday, March 09, 2014 12:00 am

Rev. Perry, playing his rosewood guitar, said that it can take up to a year to build an instrument. Rev. Perry, playing his rosewood guitar, said that it can take up to a year to build an instrument. SOUTH SEAVILLE - Rev. Thomas Perry loves to be given wood that contains imperfections. Flaws inspire his creativity. By working with imperfect material to create fine, handmade guitars, the pastor said he is reminded that everyone deserves a second chance.

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Tax rate up a penny in a $20.9 million Middle Township budget

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Written by David Benson Thursday, March 06, 2014 03:29 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Middle Township Committee unanimously introduced a $20.97 million budget for 2014 on March 5. As proposed, the plan increases the local tax rate by 1 cent per $100 assessed value.

The tax rate is slated to go from 45.4 cents per $100 of assessed value to 46.4 cents. With the proposed tax increase, a property owner will pay $1,392 in local taxes on a property assessed at $300,000, not including school and county taxes. Last year, someone with the same assessment would have paid $1,362 in township taxes.

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Steve Atzert resigns from Environmental Commission

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, March 05, 2014 12:37 pm

Steve Atzert Steve Atzert MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Steve Atzert, Environmental Commission chairman, and the driving force behind Middle Township’s farmers’ market, has resigned his position with the commission. Atzert’s last day is March 11.

“I’ve been with the commission for a little over three years,” Atzert said. “I’m an environmental guy by training and avocation. I’m in a number of other things – mainly dealing with environmental issues.”

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Middle School students to present musical ‘South Pacific’

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, March 05, 2014 09:15 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — The Middle Township Performing Arts Center will ring out in song next month when the Middle Township Middle School presents Rodgers’s and Hammerstein’s classic play, South Pacific.

The play is a musical and premiered on Broadway in 1949. The story is based on James A. Michener's Pulitzer Prize-Winning 1947 book Tales of the South Pacific and combines elements of several of the stories.

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Cape May County Zoo officials: Animals are fine after winter storm

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Written by David Benson Tuesday, March 04, 2014 03:40 pm

file photo by Bill Barlow - One of the bald eagles at the Cape May County Zoo. Officials said the birds were moved inside during this week’s snowstorm, not because it was too cold but in case their display was damaged by snow and ice. file photo by Bill Barlow - One of the bald eagles at the Cape May County Zoo. Officials said the birds were moved inside during this week’s snowstorm, not because it was too cold but in case their display was damaged by snow and ice. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The Cape May County Zoo and its animals weathered Monday’s snowstorm quite well, though it may be a few days before the zoo is open to the public, an official said Tuesday.

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