• Mayor Tim Donohue administers the oath to serve and protect to the township’s newest officer, Mike Pastore. After taking the oath, Pastore’s wife, Leslie, pins his badge to the officer’s uniform. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Middle Township welcomed its newest police officer Monday night when Officer Mike Pastore took an oath to serve and protect township residents during the committee's regular meeting at…

  • Joseph TownsBoard of Education releases statement

    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - A Middle Township High School teacher faces multiple criminal charges, including sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, law enforcement officials said Tuesday, July 22.

  • Officer Joseph GambleCAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Middle Township Committee will recognize Officer Joseph Gamble as the June 2014 Employee of the Month at its Monday, July 21 meeting.

    According to a press release from the committee, Gamble will be honored for saving a life through his quick-thinking response during an emergency.

Middle Township Gazette

Public hearing on renovations set in Woodbine

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 24, 2013 12:00 am

WOODBINE — The borough will hold a public hearing July 30 on the $400,000 for the renovation of the Woodbine Municipal Utility Authority’s water tower.

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Flood insurance savings for Avalon property owners

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 24, 2013 12:00 am

AVALON — Residents will see a 25-percent savings on their flood insurance premiums this year.

The borough is expected to receive certification from the Federal Emergency Management Agency on a higher rating from the community rating system, officials announced recently.

Avalon has received a draft report that indicates the borough will be approved as a Class 5 community, translating into more than $1 million in savings for property owners throughout the community.

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Continue fine Township services

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, July 23, 2013 12:00 am

To the editor:

Recently I was walking with a friend on Magnolia Avenue in Cape May Court House. We were surprised at the trash that had become apparent in the last few days.

The first thing, next morning, I walked the same area. The trash was gone, municipal workers were already there cutting grass, weed whacking, and even shoveling out the drains. I was able to thank one worker who smiled and kept doing his job.

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Change in food distribution site

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 23, 2013 12:00 am

WOODBINE — The Community Food Bank of New Jersey food distribution site in Woodbine is being temporarily moved from First Baptist Church of Woodbine’s facilities to the Woodbine Public Safety Building.

First Baptist Church will use the facility to operate a once-a-month community food distribution, which provides non-perishable food products.

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Rare Chinese alligators at Cape May County Zoo

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 22, 2013 04:01 pm

Rare Chinese alligators at The Cape May County Zoo

The Cape May County Zoo welcomes four Chinese alligators this summer.

The ’gators, one male and three female, came from the Saint Augustine Alligator Farm in Saint Augustine, Fla., on June 26.

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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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