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    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

Body found on Avalon beach on New Year's

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, January 01, 2014 06:17 pm

[See related story: Brett Fitzpatrick's death ruled accidental drowning]

Avalon Police are investigating the death of 26-year-old Ocean City man whose body was found on the 22nd Street beach Wednesday, Jan. 1.

At 7:28 a.m., police received a telephone call from a passerby who discovered the body on the beach, according to information from borough public information officer Scott Wahl. Police immediately responded, along with the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office and the Cape May County Medical Examiner.

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New contract for recycling and trash in Woodbine

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 31, 2013 12:00 am

WOODBINE — Borough Council recently awarded a $390,000 5-year contract for trash and recycling collection.

Blue Diamond Disposal of Woodbine will handle the two services for Woodbine.

“We are particularly pleased that this is the beginning of single-stream collection for the Borough. Starting on Jan. 6, 2014, both trash and recycling will be collected on Mondays,” Mayor William Pikolycky said. “While trash and recycling must be separated, there will now only be the need to set out cans one day a week. This will result in a cost savings to the Borough and also be more convenient for our residents.”

   

Stone Harbor park moving ahead

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 20, 2013 10:15 pm

STONE HARBOR — Stone Harbor officials are looking to the Cape May County Open Space Board to get funding for the Stone Harbor Freedom Park.

Stone Harbor submitted an application for $99,600 that would finance the construction of the park that will be located between 96th Street and Seng Place.

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Avalon using new emergency notification service

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 05, 2013 12:00 am

AVALON —The Avalon Office of Emergency Management is using a new communications service that will improve communications during severe storms and other emergencies.

The new Code Red service will give the borough the ability to send messages instantly via telephone calls, email, text messages and social media. Code Red is a service of Emergency Communications Network.

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Stone Harbor police take part in Philly event

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 04, 2013 02:30 pm

 
Stone Harbor police take part in Philly event Stone Harbor police take part in Philly event

 STONE HARBOR — Members of the Stone Harbor Police Department recently participated in an 8K run and a half marathon in Philadelphia as part of its continual effort to raise money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand.

To date, the Stone Harbor Police have raised over $5,500 to help eradicate pediatric cancer.

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Handgun seized following arrest in Middle Township

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 04, 2013 12:00 am

 MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Township Police say they seized a handgun and a small amount of marijuana from a Whitesboro man following an incident Nov. 22 at the Gulf Station in Rio Grande.

At 10:30 p.m., police were dispatched to Rio Grande for a report of someone pointing a handgun at another person, according to police. Patrolman Armondo Jones, the first officer on scene, initially struggled to apprehend Justin Williams, 23, of Whitesboro, police say.

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Caring for Kids in need of help

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 04, 2013 12:00 am

 MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Caring for Kids is looking for community partners interested in assisting one or more of the Cape May County families with gifts and food for the holidays.

The Caring for Kids Family to Family program will help match children and families from throughout the county with people, families or groups.

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Stone Harbor buildings to be improved

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 04, 2013 12:00 am

STONE HARBOR — The borough has obtained $400,000 in state money to make improvements to the municipal complex, public works facility and fire department.

The funds will be used to improve access and use of these buildings for people with limited mobility. Officials plan to have the improvements made next year.

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Woodbine after state money

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 04, 2013 12:00 am

 WOODBINE — Woodbine officials are counting on the state to help the borough extend its sewer service.

Mayor William Pikolycky announced Woodbine has applied to the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Rural Development for $30,000 funding to conduct detailed engineering reviews and cost benefit analysis for incorporating borough-wide sanitary sewers into the Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority plans for disposal from the county landfill in Woodbine.

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Woodbine receives $430,000 for projects

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, November 30, 2013 04:00 am

WOODBINE — Woodbine’s 31-year-old water tower will be renovated using $400,000 in state money.

Mayor William Pikolycky this week announced that the state Department of Community Affairs Public Facilities 2013 Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program has awarded the money to the borough’s municipal utilities water tower project.

The work is being completed following to a study of the condition of the borough’s only water tower, which was built in 1982.

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