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Township officers to direct traffic during school dismissal

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 01, 2014 01:34 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – At least three Middle Township police officers will direct traffic at road construction sites in Cape May Court House to relieve congestion when school is dismissed and buses crowd the streets, according to a statement from police.

Police will direct traffic from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on school days at the intersections of Bayberry Drive and Stone Harbor Boulevard, the Garden State Parkway and Stone Harbor Boulevard, and Brighton Road and Stone Harbor Boulevard to allow for the safe and efficient flow of the buses from the Middle Township High School and Middle School.

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Middle Township celebrates grand opening of accessible playground

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 01, 2014 01:30 pm

GOSHEN - Township Committee will have a ribbon cutting at 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 3 to celebrate the opening of its newest playground at the Clarence and Georgiana Davies Sports Complex, 626 Goshen Road. The playground complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and fully accessible to residents of all abilities, according to a statement from the committee.

The playground has accessible equipment, picnic tables, sidewalks and ramps, all of which are compliant with standards set forth by the ADA.

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Volunteers wade through chill waters to retrieve bags of shells

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, October 01, 2014 01:20 pm

Volunteers wade through chilly waters to retrieve bags of clam shells covered in oyster spat. Volunteers wade through chilly waters to retrieve bags of clam shells covered in oyster spat. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – More than 30 area residents volunteered to wade through chilly waters recently to pull 15-pound bags of clam shells from the shallows in the Delaware Bay to help restore an oyster reef near Gandy’s Beach in Cumberland County.

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Middle Township introduces public advocate at municipal court

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, October 01, 2014 01:10 pm

Police Chief Christopher Leusner announces the introduction of a public advocate program at a press conference Tuesday. The chief was joined at the podium by Mayor Tim Donohue, Lynne Krukosky, executive director Cape Assist, County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor, Committeeman Dan Lockwood and Committeeman Michael Clark. Police Chief Christopher Leusner announces the introduction of a public advocate program at a press conference Tuesday. The chief was joined at the podium by Mayor Tim Donohue, Lynne Krukosky, executive director Cape Assist, County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor, Committeeman Dan Lockwood and Committeeman Michael Clark. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – In an effort to target what local law enforcement has described as a heroin and prescription drug epidemic in Cape May County, township police have announced a new public advocacy program available to defendants in municipal court.

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Blades vs. wheels: Two hockey leagues in the area cause confusion

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Written by David Benson Tuesday, September 30, 2014 05:44 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Two hockey leagues in the area with similar names has apparently caused confusion among supporters, and the difference may boil down to blades versus wheels, as well as fundraisers.

“The confusion was that there’s an ice hockey team out of Atlantic City,” said Clyde Pettitt, president of the Middle Township Hockey Association.

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Lower Township man found guilty of nephew’s murder

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 30, 2014 01:59 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Lower Township resident Frederick Gene Marr was found guilty Tuesday of the 2010 murder of his nephew, Ronald Denny Sr.

Marr, 75, fatally shot Denny Aug. 11, 2010 outside of Denny’s Del Haven home after they had a dispute over jointly-owned real estate in Florida.

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Mayor seeks area residents’ support in opposing Patsy’s Way fund release

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 29, 2014 07:34 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Middle Township Mayor Tim Donohue has long opposed Patsy’s Way, a controversial affordable housing project slated to be developed in the township, and this week Donohue called on residents and other state and local officials to oppose releasing funds for the project.

“On or around Oct. 10, 2014, NJDCA will submit a request to HUD for the release of these funds. I urge all Middle Township residents to join me and to contact their legislative offices and the governor’s office to oppose this project,” Donohue said in a statement.

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Marr murder trial goes to jury Tuesday

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Written by David Benson Monday, September 29, 2014 05:12 pm

Inmate testimony called into question

[see related story: Lower Township man found guilty of nephew's murder]

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A jury heard closing arguments Monday in the murder trial of Lower Township resident Frederick Gene Marr.

Marr, 75, is accused in the fatal shooting of his nephew, Ronald Denny Sr. outside of Denny’s Del Haven home on Aug. 11, 2010.

The prosecutor’s office has said the shooting happened because of a dispute over jointly-owned real estate in Florida.

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Donohue: Treasurer’s office to be examined by outside agency

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Written by David Benson Monday, September 29, 2014 03:53 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – In the wake of an error that cost the township at least $400,000 in unnecessary phone charges over the last decade, the committee plans to bring an outside agency to examine the practices of its treasurer’s office.

Township Committee will also ask the phone company to reconsider past overpayments, said Mayor Tim Donohue.

“I can’t speak for Verizon,” Donohue said Thursday, Sept. 25. “But I would hope they would. It would be in their best interest to be reasonable.”

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Southbound Parkway overpasses could be open this week

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Written by David Benson Monday, September 29, 2014 02:53 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The project on the Garden State Parkway to replace traffic lights at three intersections will hit the halfway point this Thursday, Oct. 2, and three ramps will be open to southbound traffic, a spokesman with the state said Monday.

Just so long as the weather holds.

“The prep work is weather dependent, and rain could delay the opening of the ramps,” said Tom Feeney, a spokesman for the New Jersey Turnpike Authority. “But if all goes well, and it’s dry, the ramps will be open to southbound traffic.”

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