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    snow cancellationsBelow is a an ongoing list of the weather-related closures and cancellations for Atlantic County. Check back often as more are expected to be announced in advance of the snowstorm forecasted.

    Gov. Chris Christie announced in a press conference on Monday, Jan. 26 that New Jersey is now under a state of emergency and all state offices are being closed at 1 p.m. and will remain closed tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 27.

    Absecon Public Schools are closed Tuesday, Jan. 27.

    Assumption Regional Catholic School closed…

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    Test your luck at ‘Dine and Dine’ Community Partnership ‘FUNraiser’ Feb. 28

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Community Partnership for Egg Harbor Township Schools, Inc. is betting it will have a “full house” at its eighth annual February FUNraiser.

    Presented by Shore Medical Center for the eighth year in a row, the Dice and Dine event will be held Saturday, Feb. 28, at Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point, with live casino games…

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    Laura Stetser/The vacant Hickory Log Inn restaurant is the first of five buildings slated for firefighter training exercises.“There is no better project to address the issues facing Atlantic City than to clean up the entrance to it,” -Egg Harbor Township Mayor James "Sonny" McCullough

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – It won’t be the big demolition that so many township residents have been waiting to see, but firefighters…

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    Egg Harbor Township newsEGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – In what is described as an uncommon move among municipalities in New Jersey, Egg Harbor Township took a step toward giving the lion’s share of revenue from affordable housing projects to the Egg Harbor Township School District to help offset the impact of new students such development could generate.

     This verbal offer from Mayor James “Sonny” McCullough was confirmed in his Dec. 23 letter to Superintendent Scott McCartney that was accepted by the…

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Tech Trek aims to put local girls on the path to high-paying careers

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, January 15, 2015 12:00 am

Tech Trek, a weeklong overnight summer camp program that runs July 19-25, is sponsored through the American Association of University Women branch at Richard Stockton College in Galloway. Tech Trek, a weeklong overnight summer camp program that runs July 19-25, is sponsored through the American Association of University Women branch at Richard Stockton College in Galloway. “When girls are empowered to fight stereotypes and follow their dreams, they pursue STEM in high school, college, and beyond.” -- American Association of University Women

There’s good news for seventh-grade girls who want to learn how to create their own apps, build crystals and explore similar skills over the summer.

Tech Trek, a weeklong overnight summer camp program that runs July 19-25, is sponsored through the American Association of University Women branch at Richard Stockton College in Galloway. Stockton is one of only three locations in the country to be approved for the pilot program.

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Egg Harbor Township school news in brief

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, January 14, 2015 05:00 pm

EHT school news EHT school news

PARCC testing details, bullying report and budget talks among topics covered

The Board of Education held its regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 13. The following action was taken:

PARCC testing decision

Superintendent Scott McCartney said the district has decided to take a “business as usual” approach to handle the students whose parents have decided they do not wish to have their children tested in the new standardized Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers. He said the district highly encourages all students to take the test, but it respects parents’ decisions.

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Tuckahoe Brewing Co. taps larger space with move to Egg Harbor Township

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, January 14, 2015 04:41 pm

Laura Stetser / Tim Hanna of Upper Township explains how Tuckahoe Brewing Company’s new brewhouse will operate once the Egg Harbor Township location is up and running. Laura Stetser / Tim Hanna of Upper Township explains how Tuckahoe Brewing Company’s new brewhouse will operate once the Egg Harbor Township location is up and running. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Tuckahoe Brewing Company, currently based in the Ocean View section of Dennis Township, is positioning itself for a growth spurt through its upcoming move to a higher-profile location in Egg Harbor Township.

With the larger leased space on English Creek Avenue and new equipment purchased from a North Carolina brewery that recently closed, the owners of the 3-year-old craft beer operation expect to increase production.

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Another domestic dispute call turns into a large heroin bust for Egg Harbor Township Police

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, January 14, 2015 12:01 pm

Submitted/Sherita Cotton, 20, of Vineland Submitted/Sherita Cotton, 20, of Vineland EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Just two weeks after police here seized a sizable amount of heroin - approximately 600 bags of the opiate drug- from a woman at a West Atlantic City hotel, Egg Harbor Township Police arrested another woman for possession of 1,130 packets of heroin on Monday, Jan. 12 after they responded to domestic incident call at different township hotel.

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Egg Harbor Township students warm to ‘Frozen’ characters

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Written by Chelsea White Wednesday, January 14, 2015 10:30 am

Chelsea White/From left, Aanya Patel, 6; Brooklyn Conley, 7; and Siya Patel, 6, meet Elsa and Anna. Chelsea White/From left, Aanya Patel, 6; Brooklyn Conley, 7; and Siya Patel, 6, meet Elsa and Anna. The cafeteria of Davenport Elementary School erupted in songs from “Frozen” Friday Jan. 9 as students sang along with special guests Queen Elsa and Princess Anna at a movie night presented by the Davenport Parents Club. The characters performed two popular songs from the film and took photos with the youngsters before the movie was shown.

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter Dec. 31- Jan. 7

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, January 13, 2015 01:45 pm

EHT arrest log EHT 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.

Andrew Gerace, 33, of Atlantic City was arrested Dec. 31 by Officer Christopher Leary and charged with shoplifting.

 Richard Coccodrilli, 28, of Beesleys Point was arrested Jan. 1 by Detective Richard Vogt and charged with driving while intoxicated.

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In Your Town, Egg Harbor Township, Jan.9 -Feb. 14

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, January 09, 2015 12:50 pm

EHT Events EHT Events The following is a listing of events schedule around Egg Harbor Township for the next upcoming weeks. Check back regularly for updates. 

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Guitar Lessons

The Spruce Family Success Center offers beginner and intermediate guitar lessons for those 10 and older with their own guitar. The half-hour lessons are by appointment only on Jan. 9, 20 and 23. Call 609-569-0376 to sign up. Spruce Family Success Center is located at 3050 Spruce Ave.

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Former CFO gets 4 years in federal prison for stealing $2M from Egg Harbor Township business

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, January 07, 2015 04:43 pm

Former CFO gets 4 years in federal prison for stealing $2M from Egg Harbor Township business Former CFO gets 4 years in federal prison for stealing $2M from Egg Harbor Township business EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A Pennsylvania man who worked as comptroller for an international business based in Egg Harbor Township was sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison and three years of probation Dec. 17 after pleading guilty to federal wire fraud totaling $2 million.

In his Feb. 4, 2014 plea agreement, Bruce E. Rihl, formerly of Somers Point, admitted to stealing $2.1 million from RSL Inc., a millworking company based in Egg Harbor Township, while he was employed as its comptroller, a management position in which he oversaw the company’s accounting and financial reporting.

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EHT school board installs new members

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, January 07, 2015 03:03 pm

Laura Stetser/Newly installed school board members Christopher Moran, Barbara Szialgyi and Justin Riggs gather after the Tuesday, Jan. 6 reorganization meeting. Laura Stetser/Newly installed school board members Christopher Moran, Barbara Szialgyi and Justin Riggs gather after the Tuesday, Jan. 6 reorganization meeting.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – New members Christopher Moran, Barbara Szialgyi and Justin Riggs were sworn into their seats on the Egg Harbor Township Board of Education at its reorganization meeting Tuesday, Jan. 6.

Among other annual business, the board voted to appoint its president and vice president. James Galvin was unanimously appointed president, and Jack Haines was installed as vice president by a 8-1 vote, with Pete Castellano the sole dissenting vote. Castellano nominated Lou Della Barca for another term as vice president, but Della Barca declined the nomination.

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Closed path disconnects Atlantic County nature trails

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, January 07, 2015 02:35 pm

Submitted/Submitted/The trails on Riverbend Park are no longer connected after it was discovered that a 300-foot portion was on private property. Submitted/Submitted/The trails on Riverbend Park are no longer connected after it was discovered that a 300-foot portion was on private property.

Petition drive seeks to rejoin north, south portions of Riverbend Park

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Some may consider it more of a tract of land than a typical recreation area, but Atlantic County’s Riverbend Park gets plenty of use.

Residents enjoy the 1,294-acre park’s trails for horseback riding, mountain biking, birdwatching, dog walking and hunting. The county Firearms Training Facility is also on the property.

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