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    Betty D’Andrea of Galloway and Virgil Elam of Mays Landing, students in the Academy of Culinary Arts noncredit training program at the Worthington Campus in Atlantic City, cover a seasoned salmon fillet to make gravlax for the Atlantic Cape Restaurant Gala.ATLANTIC…

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    Egg hunt Egg Harbor Township

    Greentree Church is also hosting a hunt and magic show

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Egg Harbor Township Fire Department’s Annual Egg Hunt is back.

     After a one-year break in what is an annual tradition in the township, the Bargaintown Volunteer Fire Company's Ladies Auxiliary's egg hunt is scheduled to return to Tony Canale Park at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 28.

     More than 1,000 eggs are being stuffed with candy and goodies…

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    EHT Community GuideThe Current is seeking your input for its 2015 Egg Harbor Township Community Guide scheduled for publication next month. 

    We are asking local organizations to write a few words about the good work they are doing on behalf of their neighbors to help make Egg Harbor Township a special place to live, work and raise a family.

    If you are a leader of a local service club, veterans group, charity, youth program, community…

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    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township Board of Education approved sending a $132 million budget to the county that carries a 5.1-cent increase to the school tax rate.

    The budget passed Tuesday, March 17 by an 8-1 vote. Lisa Dagit was the sole dissenting vote, and Barbara Szilagyi was absent.

    Since the budget was first introduced at a public workshop Saturday, March 7, the administration was charged with cutting $750,000 in order to get to the 2 percent spending increase cap imposed by the state. If the board decided…

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    Laura Stetser/Swift Elementary SchoolEGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Swift Elementary School’s spring book fair will be combined for the first time with its annual science fair and some fun STEM stations for or an exciting and educational event Tuesday, March 24.  

    Spring Splash! festivities begin at 3:30 p.m. when the Scholastic “Under the Sea Book Fair” opens with a visit from “Clifford, the Big Red Undersea Dog,” who will pose for…

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Celebrity drummer, Navy commander to highlight annual HERO Concert

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, March 26, 2015 12:00 am

Submitted/Fun drummer John O’Reilly will join the Atlantic Pops’ annual HERO Concert April 1. Submitted/Fun drummer John O’Reilly will join the Atlantic Pops’ annual HERO Concert April 1. Theme will be ‘Adventures in Music’

When the Atlantic Pops perform “Concerto for Drum set and Band” April 1 at the Egg Harbor Township Community Center, they will be joined by John O’Reilly, the drummer from the group Fun who has also played on Broadway.

The headline piece is a three-movement jazz concerto that pays tribute to swing drummers from different eras and uses a drum set in front of the band as a solo instrument.

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McCullough, Finnerty to announce candidacy for EHT Committee

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, March 25, 2015 12:08 pm

Submitted/Republicans James Submitted/Republicans James Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno expected to attend

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Longtime Republican Mayor James “Sonny” McCullough is expected to announce his candidacy for another term on Egg Harbor Township Committee at a special event tonight, Wednesday, March 25 at which Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno is expected to speak as well.

 Republican Committeeman Frank Finnerty is also expected to announce his intent to seek a full three-year term. He is currently serving the remainder of the John Carman’s term. Carman vacated the seat in January to join the Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

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Egg Harbor Township 2015 school year extended

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, March 25, 2015 09:00 am

EHT school year extended EHT school year extended The Board of Education approved a revised school year calendar during its meeting Tuesday, March 24. The changes were made to accommodate the four weather-related closures during the winter.

The last day of the year and graduation will be Tuesday, June 23. The final three days of school will be abbreviated days.

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EHT Eagles T-shirts pay tribute to former student

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, March 25, 2015 08:33 am

Laura Stetser/Senior Jessica Kaminski displays the T-shirts that will benefit a fund in honor of Alexander Pearse. Laura Stetser/Senior Jessica Kaminski displays the T-shirts that will benefit a fund in honor of Alexander Pearse. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – When Alexander Pearse was a student at Egg Harbor Township High School, he would blare music between classes from speakers mounted on his wheelchair. And though his disease claimed him March 15, it seems that his tune is being carried on by those who were touched by his upbeat approach to life.

Pearse, who graduated from the school in 2014, had muscular dystrophy – though staff and students said he was never one to let this condition define him.

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School board president vows to protect jobs of current paraprofessionals

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, March 24, 2015 10:10 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – School district paraprofessionals and others came out in force Tuesday, March 24 to voice concern over a plan to outsource paraprofessionals as part of the 2015-2016 school year budget.

The administration and the Board of Education stated at previous budget meetings in March that current employees would be unaffected by the plan they approved to outsource paraprofessionals and substitute teachers to save $240,000.

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Budget up in EHT, but no increase in municipal tax rate

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, March 24, 2015 02:20 pm

EHT budget 2015 EHT budget 2015 EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Township Committee introduced a $38.5 million budget on Wednesday, March 18 that holds the local tax rate at the same level as last year.

The municipal tax rate will not increase in 2015 if the Township Committee approves the budget as it was introduced.

 The local tax levy would be $21,108,006, and the tax rate 51.8 cents per $100 of assessed value. For a home valued at $200,000, the owner would pay $1,036 per year for municipal services.

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Police search for suspects who used handgun in West Atlantic City gas station robbery

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, March 23, 2015 01:51 pm

Surveillance footage/Police are searching for two males wanted for allegedly robbing a gas station clerk at gunpoint on Monday, March 23. Surveillance footage/Police are searching for two males wanted for allegedly robbing a gas station clerk at gunpoint on Monday, March 23. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Police are searching for two males wanted for allegedly robbing a gas station clerk at gunpoint on Monday, March 23.

According to police, two males pictured in the surveillance footage made contact with an employee around just before 1 a.m. at the Garden State Fuels station on the Black Horse Pike in the West Atlantic City section of the township. The males showed the employee a handgun and demanded money from the register before fleeing on foot with an undetermined amount of cash.

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Actress from Disney show ‘Jessie’ stops by EHT festival

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Written by Matthew Strabuk Monday, March 23, 2015 12:30 pm

Matthew Strabuk/Gianna Savino, 9, and her sister Ellie, 10, both of Egg Harbor Township, pose for a picture with Disney's Peyton List of the show Matthew Strabuk/Gianna Savino, 9, and her sister Ellie, 10, both of Egg Harbor Township, pose for a picture with Disney's Peyton List of the show The 11th Annual Lite Rock Easter Egg Hunt was held noon, Saturday March 21 at Atlantic Christian School for children 10 and under. The hunt kicked off Kidabaloo, a special kid-themed event that included a special appearance from Peyton List, the actress who plays Emma on the Disney Channel show, “Jessie.”

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EHT police searching for clues in armed robbery at 7-11

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, March 23, 2015 11:46 am

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Police are searching for information on an individual involved in an armed robbery at the 7-11 convenience store on Tilton Road in the Farmington section of the township on Sunday, March 22.

According to police, a thin black male entered the store around 3:15 a.m., approached the register, showed a handgun and demanded money from the register. This person fled on foot with an undetermined amount of cash. The clerk was not injured in the incident, police said.

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South Jersey Coast Guard to increase training flights

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, March 23, 2015 10:33 am

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen/An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter sits at sunrise at Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. Air Station Atlantic City aircrews utilize the MH-65 Dolphin helicopter for search and rescue, law enforcement, and national security missions. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen/An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter sits at sunrise at Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. Air Station Atlantic City aircrews utilize the MH-65 Dolphin helicopter for search and rescue, law enforcement, and national security missions. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  The aircrews of Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City will be taking to the skies more frequently beginning Wednesday and continuing through late April to conduct annual Rotary Wing Air Intercept pilot training.

In-flight training is an important first step in the qualification process for newly assigned pilots to the unit, the Coast Guard stated in a press release. Following successful certification they will be responsible for national airspace security missions over the nation’s capital and other critical areas throughout the country.

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