• 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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    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…

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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…

  • Regional

    ‘I Do’ Bridal Show set for Saturday

    OCEAN CITY – The Current and Gazette Newspapers’ fall “I Do” Bridal Show will be held 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19 at The Flanders, 719 E. 11th St. in Ocean City.

  • 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…

Current of Egg Harbor Township

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

EHT schools 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 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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Egg Harbor Township PAL marks 25 years

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

Matt Strabuk/From left are Kalista Safer, Lexi Mankow, both of Galloway and Emily Frazee of Port Republic during the Egg Harbor Township Police Athletic League’s 25th Anniversary BBQ and Hoedown to celebrate its service to the community’s youth. Matt Strabuk/From left are Kalista Safer, Lexi Mankow, both of Galloway and Emily Frazee of Port Republic during the Egg Harbor Township Police Athletic League’s 25th Anniversary BBQ and Hoedown to celebrate its service to the community’s youth.

The Egg Harbor Township Police Athletic League marked its 25th birthday on Saturday, Sept. 28 with a barbeque hoedown at its Ridge Avenue facility. Attendees were treated to fireworks, barbeque, music, giant bouncers, paintball, hayrides, laser tag and more. 

More photos by Matt Strabuk below:

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Egg Harbor Township announces Halloween trick-or-treat times

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, October 03, 2014 01:34 pm

Halloween Trick or Treating in Egg Harbor Township Halloween Trick or Treating in Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Get the costumes and candy bags ready: Egg Harbor Township has set its trick or treat times for Halloween night.

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Slaybaugh rounds up fun during fall pep rally

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 03, 2014 12:22 pm

Suubmitted/Slaybaugh teachers Patty Sharpe, Tricia Buganski, Kathy Straup, Kim Callaghan, Chris Lane and Kim Powell try to find a needle in the haystack. Suubmitted/Slaybaugh teachers Patty Sharpe, Tricia Buganski, Kathy Straup, Kim Callaghan, Chris Lane and Kim Powell try to find a needle in the haystack.

This year Slaybaugh School Complex’s theme is the “Wild, Wild Best!” and the staff welcomed their students back to school with a rodeo-themed pep rally on Friday, Sept. 19. Teachers participated in a number of fun events, such as needle in the hay stack and lasso toss. Students had a great time as they cheered on their teachers.

 School counselor Lori Kauffman and technology teacher Amie Elbertson said the pep rally was a way to bring the school together, start the year on a positive note, along with promoting team work, sportsmanship and good character.

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Egg Harbor Township events, Oct. 3-7

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 03, 2014 12:01 pm

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Practice SAT test

The Egg Harbor Township branch of the Atlantic County Library at 1 Swift Ave. will offer a full-length Kaplan Practice SAT Test 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. The test is open to ages 13-18 and registration is required. Students should bring scientific calculators.

Car wash

The Egg Harbor Township Eagles 12U Travel Baseball Team will host a fundraiser car wash from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 at English Creek Car Wash, 1187 Ocean Heights Ave. Cost is $8. Proceeds benefit the team. Call JoAnn Cordy at 609-385-7598.

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