Middle Township Gazette

Lighting causes fire in Avalon

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, July 21, 2013 07:10 pm

AVALON — A lighting strike caused a two-story home in Avalon to catch fire early Sunday morning.

At about 1:30 a.m. July 21, the Avalon Volunteer Fire Volunteer Department was called to a fire at a two-story, single-family home on the west block of 27th Street.  Firefighters fought the fire in heavy rain and lightning.

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Two injured after propane tank explosion

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Written by Christie Rotondo Saturday, July 20, 2013 02:52 pm

DENNIS TOWNSHIP — Two people were injured Friday afternoon after a propane tank exploded at the Tamerlane Campground, state police said.

A 59-year-old man suffered severe burns to a large portion of his body, according to police reports. He was airlifted to Crozer Chester Burn Center in Upland, Pa. Police did not give details on his current condition.

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Aiming for the biggest hot dog

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 19, 2013 04:25 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Staff at the county’s nursing home will try to make the biggest hot dog in Cape May County next week.

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Union head protests management raises

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Written by Alex Davis Friday, July 19, 2013 02:13 pm

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — The head of the union for teachers, support staff and others said she is upset with pay raises given to some administrators and supervisors at the school district.

Some will get a 2-percent raise for the 2013-14 school year. Last year, some of them received pay raises of 8 percent and 16 percent.

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Swainton man rescued from sailboat on East Creek Lake

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 19, 2013 09:58 am

DENNIS TOWNSHIP – State Police were called to East Creek Lake on Route 347 in Bellplain on Thursday when a Swainton man’s wife reported him missing from a sailing excursion he took earlier in the day.

Troopers from the Woodbine barracks, the Marine Services Bureau and the helicopter unit located Craig Weidle, 65, of Swainton, at 11:30 p.m. in a shallow, remote area of the lake, said Trooper Sgt. Adam Gross.

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Three named to dean’s list

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 19, 2013 09:28 am

DENNIS TOWNSHIP — Three local students have been named to the dean’s list at The College of New Jersey and Berklee College of Music for the spring 2013 semester.

Kelsea Pearce of Seaville is a junior communication studies major and Helene Previti of Ocean View is a junior accountancy major at The College of New Jersey. Alyssa McCord of Cape May Court House studies at Berklee College of Music.

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Fire destroys old garden center in Rio Grande

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Thursday, July 18, 2013 01:24 pm

Fire destroyed this former  garden  center in Rio Grande Thursday. Fire destroyed this former garden center in Rio Grande Thursday. Fire destroyed an abandoned building next to the Rio Grande fire house Thursday afternoon.

As of around 2:20 p.m., firefighters were still on the scene at the old garden center, along Route 47.

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Middle Township could award bike path extension by summer’s end

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Thursday, July 18, 2013 10:14 am

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Proposals for an extension of the township’s bike path are to be opened by July 30.  

The latest phase of the bike path project will help move the bike path toward a possible connection with neighboring Lower Township, officials say, and connect the township’s key recreational facilities.

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Police see a change in Rio Grande

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Written by Alex Davis Thursday, July 18, 2013 05:00 am

Concentrated effort could be  showing results

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Shoplifting, thefts and other crime are down in a half-mile radius in Rio Grande.

Earlier this year, the township police began stepping up their presence at the intersection at routes 47 and 9, between the Offshore Motel and Railroad Avenue on Route 47 and between Walmart and Church Street on Route 9.

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Lions officers installed

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 18, 2013 12:00 am

 Lions officers installed Lions officers installed  AVALON — Incoming officers of the Avalon Lions Club and its non-profit foundation were inducted June 20 at the Golden Inn in Avalon.

Jim Collins was elected president for the 2013-14 year. Collins has been an active member of the Avalon Lions for the last six years and was recently honored as “Lion of the Year.”

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