Middle Township Gazette

USFWS completes $1.65M beach project in Cape May County

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 08, 2014 09:28 am

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced the completion of $1.65 million beach restoration project along Cape May County’s inner shoreline, including Kimbles Beach, Reeds Beach, Cooks Beach, Pierces Point in Middle Township, and Moores Beach in Cumberland County.

The project was finished in Middle Township in mid-April. Moores Beach was the last in line for restoration, and work there was wrapped up by the end of April.

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Man faces drug, assault charges in Rio Grande

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, May 07, 2014 04:10 pm

RIO GRANDE – A Rio Grande man is in jail on charges of aggravated assault and possession of drugs after he fled a police officer who recognized him near a hotel on Route 47, police said in a statement released on Wednesday, May 7.

Jesse Daisey, 20, was near the Off Shore Hotel on Friday, May 2 at 10 a.m. in Rio Grande when he was spotted by Middle Township Patrolman Len Larkin.

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Students are the driving force behind Relay for Life

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, May 07, 2014 12:13 pm

Two day event to benefit the American Cancer Society

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – For the third consecutive year, students at the Middle Township High School have organized the township’s Relay for Life, and this year the event is larger than ever.

The relay begins at 6 p.m. Friday, May 16 and ends 12 hours later at 6 a.m. Saturday, May 17. As of Monday, May 5, 48 teams and 350 participants had signed up for the overnight walk and pledged more than $19,000 for the American Cancer Society.

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Township introduces ordinance to create animal welfare board

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, May 07, 2014 12:07 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Domestic animals in Middle Township are about a month away from having 13 friends in high places, if an ordinance introduced at the Township Committee's meeting on Monday, May 5, is passed after a public hearing in June.

"We put the call out for volunteers for our Animal Welfare Advisory Board, and they were there," said Mayor Tim Donohue.

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County plans air delivery of baits to control rabies

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, May 07, 2014 09:58 am

Vaccine-laden bait Vaccine-laden bait CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – An increase in the number of rabies cases in Cape May County has led the county officials in two departments to work together to distribute nearly 35,000 vaccine-laden baits throughout the mainland communities of the county.

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UPDATED: Six-hour standoff in Whitesboro ends

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Written by David Benson Tuesday, May 06, 2014 06:03 pm

A Cape May County SWAT team truck sits outside the residence at the 1700 block of Route 9. A Cape May County SWAT team truck sits outside the residence at the 1700 block of Route 9.

WHITESBORO – A six-hour standoff with police and sheriff’s officers ended Tuesday evening with no reported injuries and the arrest of a Middle Township man who had barricaded himself in a home on Route 9 in Whitesboro.

The standoff with Raymond Bartee, 34, began Tuesday afternoon after Middle Township police saw and attempted to arrest Bartee for an outstanding aggravated assault warrant, officials said in a statement.

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Middle votes to lower planned tax increase

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Written by David Benson Tuesday, May 06, 2014 09:47 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A vote to amend the township’s 2014 budget split over party lines during the Middle Township Committee meeting Monday, May 5, when the Republican majority voted to pass a resolution that lowers a planned tax increase.

The vote came after a state revaluation of municipal pension contributions allowed the committee to reconsider this year’s spending. The revised budget was adopted at the meeting in a two to one vote.

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Photos sought for annual contest

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, May 05, 2014 07:38 am

AVALON – Amateur photographers are invited to enter the annual photo contest sponsored by the Avalon Historical Society.

Entries will be accepted from Saturday, May 10 through Tuesday, May 27. Categories are nature, scenic, portrait/personality and abstract. There is also a youth category for children under 12.

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Avalon Lions present check to CASA

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, May 05, 2014 07:06 am

From left, Jack Vizzard, Avalon Lions 1st vice president, Karen DeRosa, director of community development for CASA and Phil Cooper, Avalon Lions charity treasurer. From left, Jack Vizzard, Avalon Lions 1st vice president, Karen DeRosa, director of community development for CASA and Phil Cooper, Avalon Lions charity treasurer. AVALON - The Avalon Lions recently presented a $1,500 check to Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, to support the organization's goal of helping children in Cape May and Atlantic counties.

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Cynthia Leatherwood named County Teacher of the Year

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, May 04, 2014 08:51 am

DENNIS TOWNSHIP - Cynthia Leatherwood, a teacher in the Dennis Township School District, has been named the Cape May County Teacher of the Year for 2014-2015, according to a press release from the superintendent of schools.

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