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    Meetings set for Oct. 21, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  The Egg Harbor Township School District is hosting a series of public forums to assist administrators in forming a new strategic plan for the district. Employees, parents, students, residents, business owners and governmental officials are invited to attend and participate in the three meetings, each concentrating on a different topic.

     Superintendent Scott McCartney said the district occasionally realigns its goals with the public as needed. In…

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    Feel a cuss coming on? Sugared-up swear words are sweet enough for children’s ears

    My son sat on the floor, quietly pulling apart those little plastic bricks he loves so much and reassembling them into his latest newfangled creation, when it popped out without warning.

     “Dagnabbit,” he said under his breath as one wrong move brought the whole thing crashing down to the floor.

     It’s not the first time my son has…

  • Current of Pleasantville, Absecon

    PLEASANTVILLE – A Pleasantville man who escaped the horrors of an 11-year-long Sierra Leone civil war and the deaths of 50,000 countrymen now fears an even greater enemy: Ebola.

    “When I speak to my countrymen, they tell me they would rather fight a civil war than Ebola,” said John Barclay, 54, who fled to South Jersey in 2001.

  • Sports

    cannuscioEgg Harbor Township figure skater Anastasia Cannuscio and partner Colin McManus of Saugus, Mass., won the bronze medal last week at 2004 Finlandia Trophy in Espoo, Finland, as part of the of the International Skating Union (ISU) Challenger Series.

    Cannuscio represents the University of Delaware Figure Skating Club while McManus represents The Skating Club of Boston. The duo, who were the 2011 U.S. junior bronze medalists, train in Newark, Delaware, and are coached by Karen Ludington, Alexandr Kirsanov and…

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    Miss Columbus Day, Olivia Michael, Miss Southern Counties, Amanda Rae Ross and Miss Atlantic County, Kaitlyn Schoeffel ATLANTIC CITY – Three young women walked away with some bling Sunday afternoon, Oct. 12 at the Tropicana Casino and Hotel, where…

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Free coffee for 10 days at Wawa's newest location in Egg Harbor Township

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 21, 2014 04:37 pm

Grand opening festivities also include charitable hoagie-building competition between police, fire department

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Wawa, Inc. today announced the grand opening of its new Egg Harbor Township store, located at 6743 Black Horse Pike, with festivities set to begin at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24.

The celebration will include a charitable hoagie-building competition between members of the Egg Harbor Township Police Department and the Egg Harbor Township Fire Department and free coffee for the first 10 days the store is open.

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EHT school officials to take financial concerns to Gov. Christie's office

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, October 21, 2014 11:23 am

EHT school district news EHT school district news EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – School officials from Egg Harbor Township are scheduled to meet with Michael Carucci from Gov. Chris Christie’s counsel team this week in Trenton, a discussion they are hoping opens the administration’s eyes and ears to the financial woes it is facing from a variety of factors.

Their message, previewed in the following letter, outlines the effect of Atlantic City casino closings on the district and the rapid growth that was mandated on Egg Harbor Township over the years, as well as addresses their concerns over state debt assessments and school funding.

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Oct. 6-15

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 20, 2014 12:27 pm

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Police blotter information is supplied by local police departments and other law enforcement agencies. All persons named are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

Colby Deck, 20, of Warren Grove was arrested Oct. 6 by Officer Brett Fair and charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

 Amy B. Shaud, 44, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Oct. 7 by Officer Matthew Hann and charged with making terroristic threats and simple assault.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Oct. 6-15

 

EHTHS Silver Eagles Marching Band plays host for band competition

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, October 17, 2014 12:00 am

The Egg Harbor Township High School Silver Eagles Marching Band will be hosting its annual home marching band competition on Saturday, Oct.18 The Egg Harbor Township High School Silver Eagles Marching Band will be hosting its annual home marching band competition on Saturday, Oct.18

The Egg Harbor Township High School Silver Eagles Marching Band will be hosting its annual home marching band competition on Saturday, Oct.18 at the school.

The competition begins at 6 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for seniors and students. 

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A special hayride ride

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 17, 2014 12:00 am

Vinny and Sophia Lorenzi get ready for the ride with their father, Vinny Lorenzi.
Vinny and Sophia Lorenzi get ready for the ride with their father, Vinny Lorenzi. The Scullville Volunteer Fire Department provided a sensory-friendly hayride Sunday, Oct. 19 for people with autism and other special needs along with their families.

The hayride volunteers opened an hour early, refused to accept any money, and provided a toned-down version of the junkyard hayride, according to mother Cindy Fertsch of Egg Harbor Township.

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EHT rowers to compete in Boston’s Charles Regatta this weekend

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, October 16, 2014 03:02 pm

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Alex Bossi and Julia Hendricks, both 17 and seniors at Egg Harbor Township High School, will be competing in the 50th annual Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, Massachusetts.

 The Head of the Charles is considered one of the most prestigious races in the world and features some of the sport’s top rowers. This year, there are more than 11,000 athletes from clubs, high schools, colleges and universities around the world competing in 60 categories ranging from eights to singles.

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Project Graduation raffle tickets now on sale with $5,000 up for grabs

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, October 16, 2014 02:11 pm

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Egg Harbor Township High School Project Graduation raffle tickets are for sale for $100 each. Up to 200 will be sold.

First prize is $5,000, second prize is $3,000, and third prize is $2,000. The raffle is the main fundraiser for the annual event.

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Egg Harbor Township police seeking car used in alleged robbery

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, October 16, 2014 11:04 am

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a vehicle used in connection with a burglary at a Scullville area home on Tuesday, Sept. 30.

 According to police, witnesses described seeing an older model Ford Taurus, green or blue in color, with a black or primer colored driver's side fender leaving the Bevis Mill Road home around the time of the reported burglary.

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Letter: Patch and paint won’t DO for AC

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, October 15, 2014 03:40 pm

To the editor:

Over several decades there been suggestions that our hotels need to be rebuilt or remodeled. In most cases that's a serious truth. My experience leads me to the management of the property. The Sands and Playboy probably did not need to be torn down, just redone from wear. The Trump Plaza property utilized the former Holiday Inn built in the late ’60s, which had major problem 10 years after it was built.

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EHT parents revive Home School Association

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, October 15, 2014 02:59 pm

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EGG HARBOR TOWSHIP – The Egg Harbor Township Home and School Association is waking up from a decade-long nap, thanks to a group of involved parents who are rebuilding the organization and preparing themselves for a very busy month.

 The organization was established 27 years ago, but for the past 10 years has been inactive with the exception of supporting the district’s Summer Enrichment Program and Project Graduation.

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