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Dennis parents question school schedule changes, combined bus rides

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:37 pm

DENNIS TOWNSHIP – Short notice of a change in school start times, as well as combining bus rides for kindergarten through eighth grade, has aroused the ire of some parents in the township, and many have taken to social media to air their grievances.

At its Wednesday, July 17 meeting, the Dennis Township Board of Education approved a move that allows primary, elementary and middle schools to start their days at approximately the same time. That also puts children kindergarten through eighth grade on the same buses.

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Businesses ask roads not be closed for triathlon

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:02 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Township Committee tabled a resolution at Monday’s meeting seeking the township’s support in closing state roads during the 11th annual Tri the Wildwoods, a triathlon planned for Saturday, Aug. 16.

According to the resolution prepared for Township Committee, DelMo Sports, Wildwood, has requested that Highway 147 be shut down from the North Wildwood border to Ocean Drive; and also Ocean Drive, from Highway 147 to the Stone Harbor border.

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Township welcomes Mike Pastore as its newest officer

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, July 23, 2014 11:41 am

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. 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 the municipal building at 33 Mechanic St.

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UPDATED: MTHS teacher faces sexual assault charges

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 22, 2014 04:10 pm

Joseph Towns Joseph Towns Board 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.

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UPDATED: Woman attacked on beach in Middle Township

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 21, 2014 05:38 pm

Police urge witnesses to contact officials

At about 11 p.m. Sunday, July 20, the Middle Township Police Department was called to Hideaway Beach Condominium in Goshen for a report of an attempted sexual assault.

A 49-year-old woman was assaulted on the beach at the end of Cooks Beach Road. She was grabbed by an unknown man, who ripped her shirt and attempted to remove her shorts. The woman was able to get free and run to the safety of her vehicle.

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Middle Township Police administer Narcan for the first time

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 21, 2014 04:07 pm

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP— Middle Township Police administered Narcan for the first time Friday, July 18 in the Burleigh section of the township, the department announced.

Around 4 p.m., police responded to a call that there was a 20-year-old woman unconscious as a result of a possible drug overdose on Pershing Avenue.

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Joseph Gamble honored as township’s Employee of the Month

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 21, 2014 11:10 am

Officer Joseph Gamble Officer Joseph Gamble CAPE 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.

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Mighty Parrot Band to play ‘Thursdays on Dune’ concert series

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 21, 2014 10:03 am

AVALON - The borough’s “Thursdays on Dune” concert series continues at 7 p.m., Thursday, July 24, with the Mighty Parrot Band live in concert at Veterans Plaza at 21st Street and Dune Drive.

Bring a chair and listen to all of your favorite beach and traditional party songs.

The Chamber of Commerce and the Department of Recreation present Thursdays on Dune as free event to residents and visitors to Avalon concerts are scheduled each week from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Children’s activities, including face painting, balloon artists and character visits are scheduled to coincide with the entertainment.

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Library hosts gardening lecture

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Written by David Benson Sunday, July 20, 2014 08:06 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The public is invited to learn about “Container Gardening” presented by Joe Alvarez at 6 p.m. Monday, July 28 during a one-hour program Cape May County Library at 30 Mechanic St.

Container gardening is a way to address the challenges of a lack of space or ground to grow favorite flowers and vegetables.

Alvarez has a bachelor’s degree in biology and environmental science, is a board member of the Friends of Cape May National Wildlife Refuge, and is a founding member of the Cape May County Beach Plum Association.

For more information, call 609-463-6386 or see www.cmclibrary.org 

 

County Library hosts course on languages

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, July 20, 2014 08:04 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The public is invited to an “Introduction to Foreign Languages from A-Z,” a four-week course presented by Ralph Carrozza beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 22 at the Cape May Court House Library at 30 Mechanic St.

Attendees will learn basic phrases, words, and greetings in more than two dozen languages including Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Hindi, Mandarin, and Korean.

Students will receive all necessary course material including word lists and a full-color world map courtesy of Doctors Without Borders.

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