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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…

  • 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.

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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…

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    EHT schools

    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…

  • 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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EHT police investigating another television theft from English Creek ShopRite

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 09, 2014 10:24 am

The suspect, who is depicted in the photo, is a white male, between 5-foot, 7-inches and 5-foot, 10-inches tall. The suspect, who is depicted in the photo, is a white male, between 5-foot, 7-inches and 5-foot, 10-inches tall.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Egg Harbor Township Police Department is looking for a man wanted in connection with the theft of a flat-screen TV Monday, Sept. 22 at ShopRite in the English Creek Shopping Center in the Cardiff section of the township.

According to reports, the man entered the store, placed a 39-inch flat-screen television in his shopping cart from the display located at the front of the store near the doors and then left without paying for it. Police said the man, depicted in a surveillance photo, is white and between 5 foot, 7 inches and 5 foot, 10 inches tall. He has short brown hair and a medium build. He was driving a newer tan or beige Chevy Avalanche.

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EHT Police find hollow-point bullets while investigating morning car crash on Black Horse Pike

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, October 08, 2014 05:34 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A Lakewood man was charged with various weapons offenses including possession of hollow-point bullets and drunk driving charges after he allegedly crashed his vehicle into a line of cars waiting at a stop light, causing a five vehicle accident along the Black Horse Pike around 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8 that left several people injured.

 According to police, James Christian was driving westbound on the Black Horse Pike at a high rate of speed when he failed to brake his 2008 Mercedez Benz and crashed into a 2014 Ford Focus as it was stopping for a red light at the intersection of Fire Road in the Farmington section of the township.

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Information session on EHT’s new reading program presents more questions

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, October 08, 2014 01:34 pm

Laura Stetser/Swift Elementary School in Egg Harbor Township Laura Stetser/Swift Elementary School in Egg Harbor Township

Additional outreach and meetings are expected

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An informational meeting for parents of Egg Harbor Township School District elementary school students on a new reading program ended up teaching the administration more about what kind of questions are circulating regarding the implementation of American Reading Company’s program.

 Assistant Superintendent Pete Bretones said administrators left the meeting, held during the day on Tuesday, Oct. 7, with more insight into what questions and misconceptions the parents have about the program, now in its first year at the district.   Several of the approximately 30 parents who attended expressed frustration about the program’s details and how their children were being evaluated.

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SROs are a no-go for EHT schools this year

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, October 08, 2014 01:20 pm

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No federal funding awarded to any Atlantic County muncipality in latest round of COPS grants

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – There will be no school resource officers in Egg Harbor Township Schools this year.

The Board of Education held lengthy discussions during the 2014 school budget process about reintroducing school resource officers to the district. The board eventually approved an agreement with the Egg Harbor Township Police Department to split the costs of three uniformed officers, but on Tuesday, Sept. 29, the Police Department received the news that it failed to get the grant that would have made the deal possible.

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Stop sign installed at Mill Road and Ridge Avenue in EHT

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, October 07, 2014 04:46 pm

Laura Stetser/New stop signs at busy Egg Harbor Township intersection are now in place Laura Stetser/New stop signs at busy Egg Harbor Township intersection are now in place

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Atlantic County crews installed two new stop signs along Mill Road at the the intersection with Ridge Avenue in Egg Harbor Township today, Tuesday, Oct. 7. The signs are accompanied by blinking lights to notify motorists of the new four-way stop.

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EHT haunted hayride opening kicks off Halloween season

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, October 07, 2014 01:05 pm

Matt Strabuk/Alexandria DiBabbo, 12, and Ava Young, 12, both of Egg Harbor Township take a selfie with one of wandering spooks on hand. Matt Strabuk/Alexandria DiBabbo, 12, and Ava Young, 12, both of Egg Harbor Township take a selfie with one of wandering spooks on hand.

Family movie night and toy drive added to this year's event

This year’s Terror in the Junkyard haunted hayride and maze opened for the Halloween season on Friday, Oct. 3. This year annual event put on by the Scullville Volunteer Fire Company features a new zombie-themed attraction as well as a family-focused weekend and is open throughout the month of October.

 The event is the main fundraiser each year for the volunteer fire company, but its Chief Michael Feidor said its benefits are wide-reaching.

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EHT schools host public strategic planning sessions

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, October 06, 2014 12:13 pm

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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 years past, there have been strategic planning sessions held to help the district navigate through its years of heavy school construction and again to “renormalize” after the rapid growth phase slowed.

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Sept. 23-30

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 06, 2014 12:07 pm

Egg Harbor Township Police arrest log Egg Harbor Township Police arrest log

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

 Lonzetta L. Jackson, 49, of Pleasantville and Nelda N. Whitehead, 59, of Atlantic City were arrested Sept. 23 by Officer Brian Santoro. Jackson was charged with theft of property lost. Whitehead was charged with receiving stolen property.

 Michael L. Boutelle, 28, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Sept. 27 by Officer John Beattes and charged with theft of property lost and receiving stolen property.

 Bernard S. Murphy, 31, of Atlantic City was arrested Sept. 22 by Officer Joseph Griffiths and charged with receiving stolen property.

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Letter: Hughes is a promising candidate

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Written by Opinion Monday, October 06, 2014 12:00 am

Letter: Hughes is a promising candidate Letter: Hughes is a promising candidate To the editor:

OK, American citizen, we have a job to do. Let’s get down to the facts.

There are many issues that our government must buckle down and deal with – the debts of our country, the jobs that have been taken away from us, poverty, senior citizen problems, housing for the homeless, having to adjust to weather changes, people losing their homes through losing their jobs – need I go on?

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EHT ambulance squad goes pink

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, October 04, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted by Ken Badger/From left are Amelia Cruz with her mother Carmen Cruz, Kelly Freund, Christopher Sutton, Stephen Lee, Petrina DeMent, James Freund, William Sharp, Gregory Moss, Julia Jackson, Joel Martin, Director William Higbee, Christoper Rouse, Flora Phillips, Melody Kirby, Lexie Falivene, Megan Barry, whose mother Nicole is standing in the middle. Submitted by Ken Badger/From left are Amelia Cruz with her mother Carmen Cruz, Kelly Freund, Christopher Sutton, Stephen Lee, Petrina DeMent, James Freund, William Sharp, Gregory Moss, Julia Jackson, Joel Martin, Director William Higbee, Christoper Rouse, Flora Phillips, Melody Kirby, Lexie Falivene, Megan Barry, whose mother Nicole is standing in the middle.

The Egg Harbor Township Ambulance Squad will be observing Breast Cancer Awareness Month by wearing pink T-shirts during October as way to support all breast cancer patients.

 The ambulance squad has 35 emergency medical technicians with experience ranging from two to 35 years who operate under the guidance of new director William Higbee.

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