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Designated drivers key to Labor Day weekend safety

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, August 24, 2014 12:36 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The John R. Elliott Hero Campaign for Designated Drivers is promoting designated driving this Labor Day weekend, one of the deadliest times for traffic fatalities. The National Safety Council estimates 405 fatalities this Labor Day weekend.

“The cure for drunken driving is a designated driver,” said Hero Campaign founder and chairman Bill Elliott. “The cure for drunken driving is a designated driver. The designated drivers are the real heroes, making sure everyone gets home safely.

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Mill Road and Ridge Avenue intersection to become four-way stop

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, August 23, 2014 07:35 pm

New stop sign at Mill Road and Ridge Avenue in EHT New stop sign at Mill Road and Ridge Avenue in EHT

New stop signs are first step toward eventual traffic light 

Motorists are advised that on or before Monday, Sept. 1, the Atlantic County Division of Planning and Engineering will install a signage making the intersection of Mill Road and Ridge Avenue a four-way stop. All lanes of traffic at this intersection will be required to stop and take turns crossing. 

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EHT Dog Park finally gets its footing

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, August 21, 2014 12:00 am

EHT Dog park EHT Dog park EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Donna Burns, organizer of the Egg Harbor Township Dog Park committee, said she can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.

 Five years ago the avid dog owner came up with the idea to open an off-leash dog park in the township. There were several near-misses on land deals and proposed leases that did not pan out. She admits she was afraid the park would not open in her dogs’ lifetimes, but as of last week, the committee has a executed lease with Egg Harbor Township that will enable the all volunteer organization to start the actual work of making the park, slated for Swift Drive across from the Atlantic County Library branch.

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Egg Harbor Township hotel fined over alleged Hurricane Sandy price gouging

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:00 am

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs announced on Wednesday, Aug. 20 that Amy Hotels, LLC, which operates the Econo Lodge in Egg Harbor Township, has agreed to pay $64,543.96 to resolve the state’s allegations that the hotel engaged in 545 instances of unlawful price gouging in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

“New Jersey’s laws specifically prohibit price gouging for needed commodities during a declared state of emergency,” Hoffman said.  “This settlement, and the many other victories we have obtained against alleged Superstorm Sandy price-gougers, should deter other businesses from violating this law in the future.”

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Edward Jones investments sponsoring EHT school supply drive

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, August 19, 2014 02:41 pm

School supply donation drive School supply donation drive

The Egg Harbor Township-location of investment firm Edward Jones is hosting a school supply donation drive to support the Egg Harbor Township School District.

 Residents and business owners of Egg Harbor Township and surrounding areas are asked to donate school supplies, which add value to the school system as students will be provided with the appropriate tools to begin or continue his or her learning and development.

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History Notes, Bargaintown Class of 1920

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Written by Lynn Wood, GEHTHS Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted/Students pose for a class picture at Bargaintown School in 1920. Submitted/Students pose for a class picture at Bargaintown School in 1920.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Welcome to History Notes, our weekly feature that looks back through Egg Harbor Township history.

Each week, we get a chance to learn or reminisce, courtesy of Lynn Wood of the Greate Egg Harbour Township Historical Society, who is sharing early photos of places in Egg Harbor Township with our readers online and in our print editions.

BARGAINTOWN CLASS 1920

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Coach bag bingo in Egg Harbor Township (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Chelsea White Monday, August 18, 2014 04:51 pm

Megan VanderGracht, right, of Egg Harbor Township, with her mother-in-law Cheryl VanderGracht of Millville, wins the first Coach bag of the night. Megan VanderGracht, right, of Egg Harbor Township, with her mother-in-law Cheryl VanderGracht of Millville, wins the first Coach bag of the night. Ten designer Coach bags were among the prizes up for grabs Saturday night, Aug. 16 at Egg Harbor Township Elks Lodge 2563. Friends and family members packed the lodge for Coach Bag Bingo, with a $25 donation reserving a spot for ten rounds of the game. Drinks and snacks were available at the bar as participants also joined in on a 50/50 raffle and Chinese auction.

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Aug.1-14

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 18, 2014 01:48 pm

Egg Harbor Township Police Egg Harbor Township Police

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

Brianna N. Ross, 25, of Galloway Township was arrested Aug. 8 by Officers Alekhine Pahang and James Naylor and charged with possession of heroin, possession of hypodermic syringe and endangering the welfare of a child.

 Lisa M. Johnson, 50, of Sicklerville was arrested Aug. 9 by Detective Robert Harte and Officers James Donaldon and Brian McKenney and charged with theft and theft of moveable property.

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Our Local Coast Guard: Jennifer Paulson

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Written by By Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham Monday, August 18, 2014 12:21 pm

 

Submitted/ Lt. Jennifer Paulson is a helicopter pilot for the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City. Submitted/ Lt. Jennifer Paulson is a helicopter pilot for the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City.

Get to know your local Coast Guard through a monthly installment featuring locally stationed Coast Guard members.

 Lt. Jennifer Paulson, who was born and raised in Richmond, R.I., is an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter pilot serving at Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City.

 Paulson did not grow up wanting to fly. She said the idea did not even cross her mind until the summer after her first year of college at the Coast Guard Academy, in New London, Conn.

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EHT school district receives award for energy savings

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, August 16, 2014 12:00 am

Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township Schools District Energy Manager Shawn P. Braue, John Kenny, maintenance mechanic at Fernwood Avenue Middle School, Barry Ersek, senior executive consultant for Cenergistic Inc., James Galvin, president of the Board of Education and Scott McCartney, superintendent, stand with the check representing the savings. Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township Schools District Energy Manager Shawn P. Braue, John Kenny, maintenance mechanic at Fernwood Avenue Middle School, Barry Ersek, senior executive consultant for Cenergistic Inc., James Galvin, president of the Board of Education and Scott McCartney, superintendent, stand with the check representing the savings.

The Egg Harbor Township School District received an award from Cenergistic Inc., the district’s energy conservation consultant, on June 24 for saving $3.6 million in energy costs. The district’s conservation efforts have resulted in a 34.4 percent savings this year.

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