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    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township Board of Education approved sending a $132 million budget to the county that carries a 5.1-cent increase to the school tax rate.

    The budget passed Tuesday, March 17 by an 8-1 vote. Lisa Dagit was the sole dissenting vote, and Barbara Szilagyi was absent.

    Since the budget was first introduced at a public workshop Saturday, March 7, the administration was charged with cutting $750,000 in order to get to the 2 percent spending increase cap imposed by the state. If the board decided…

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    Betty D’Andrea of Galloway and Virgil Elam of Mays Landing, students in the Academy of Culinary Arts noncredit training program at the Worthington Campus in Atlantic City, cover a seasoned salmon fillet to make gravlax for the Atlantic Cape Restaurant Gala.ATLANTIC…

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    Egg hunt Egg Harbor Township

    Greentree Church is also hosting a hunt and magic show

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Egg Harbor Township Fire Department’s Annual Egg Hunt is back.

     After a one-year break in what is an annual tradition in the township, the Bargaintown Volunteer Fire Company's Ladies Auxiliary's egg hunt is scheduled to return to Tony Canale Park at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 28.

     More than 1,000 eggs are being stuffed with candy and goodies…

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    Laura Stetser/Swift Elementary SchoolEGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Swift Elementary School’s spring book fair will be combined for the first time with its annual science fair and some fun STEM stations for or an exciting and educational event Tuesday, March 24.  

    Spring Splash! festivities begin at 3:30 p.m. when the Scholastic “Under the Sea Book Fair” opens with a visit from “Clifford, the Big Red Undersea Dog,” who will pose for…

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    EHT Community GuideThe Current is seeking your input for its 2015 Egg Harbor Township Community Guide scheduled for publication next month. 

    We are asking local organizations to write a few words about the good work they are doing on behalf of their neighbors to help make Egg Harbor Township a special place to live, work and raise a family.

    If you are a leader of a local service club, veterans group, charity, youth program, community…

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EHT tax rate up 5.1 cents under $123M tentative school budget

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, March 11, 2015 03:06 pm

EHT School news EHT School news EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Egg Harbor Township Board of Education began working on a $123,087,939 budget on Saturday, March 7 that carries a potential tax rate increase of 5.1 cents.

The document, which is a work-in-progress according to Superintendent Scott McCartney, was shared during a four-hour workshop that attracted fewer than 10 members of the public.

Potential impact

The proposed budget is within the 2 percent spending cap imposed by the state and would raise the tax levy by $2,018,132.15 over the 2014-2015 levy. If approved, the new school tax rate would be $1.908 per $100 of assessed value, up from 1.857 cents.

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Ocean County man charged with siphoning gas from area businesses

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, March 09, 2015 02:01 pm

Submitted/Robert Bailey of West Creek, NJ Submitted/Robert Bailey of West Creek, NJ

Robert Bailey III, of West Creek also charged in arson at EHT tow lot

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A West Creek man was arrested by Egg Harbor Township police and the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Officer Intelligence Unit on theft and arson charges after multiple law enforcement agencies executed a search warrant Monday, March 9 at an Ocean County residence.

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EHT man takes cops on car chase with 5-year-old in vehicle

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, March 09, 2015 10:36 am

Submitted/Bryan Amato of Egg Harbor Township Submitted/Bryan Amato of Egg Harbor Township EGG HARBOR TOWNSNHIP – A 25-year-old township man was arrested Sunday, March 8 after he allegedly fled from police while a 5-year-old child was in the vehicle.

Bryan Amato was charged with eluding, child endangerment and 11 other motor vehicle charges after he was arrested on Abbey Court around 2:45 p.m. following a police chase by Sgt. Heath Per who had attempted to stop the gray Jeep Cherokee Amato was driving.

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Mais oui! Baird is Fernwood’s teacher of the year

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Written by Laura Stetser Sunday, March 08, 2015 12:00 am

 

Submitted/Kelli Ann Baird cuddles up with her three children, Emma, Noah and Abby. Submitted/Kelli Ann Baird cuddles up with her three children, Emma, Noah and Abby. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Fernwood Avenue Middle School teacher of the year Kelli Ann Baird said the diverse student population in the district is one of the reasons she loves teaching here.

“I absolutely love the fact that a simple discussion about a French custom, holiday or tradition can spark an insightful conversation about how classmates have different means of doing so because of their culture,” said the French teacher, who former students know by her maiden name of Nadeau. “It is a wonderful display of everyone’s differences portrayed in a very positive light.”

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EHT School District seeks community input

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, March 06, 2015 12:00 am

EHT school news EHT school news The Egg Harbor Township School District is soliciting public input through an online strategic planning community survey. The survey, which can be found on the district’s main website, www.eht.k12.nj.us, will be used to formulate a three-year strategic plan.

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‘Dice and Dine’ racks up $17,000 for EHT schools (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, March 06, 2015 12:00 am

  Laura Stetser/Tickets included ‘casino’ chips used to play a variety of games. All ‘proceeds’ were used to bid on silent auction items at the end of the night. Laura Stetser/Tickets included ‘casino’ chips used to play a variety of games. All ‘proceeds’ were used to bid on silent auction items at the end of the night.

The Community Partnership for Egg Harbor Township Schools Inc. held its eighth annual February fun-raiser with a casino-themed party.

Coined “Dice and Dine,” the event raised more than $17,440 for the nonprofit, which uses the money to purchase items for the school district.

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Egg Harbor Township snow closures, delays for Friday, March 6

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 05, 2015 09:27 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Approximately 6 inches of snow fell Thursday, March 5 and slippery roads are expected to persist into the morning on Friday, March 6. 

Friday closures and delays for Egg Harbor Township-area schools and organizations are listed below:

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Feb. 17-22

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 05, 2015 03:45 pm

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

Shelley L. Giannini, 27, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Feb. 17 by Officer Brian Keane and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

 Justin R. Hennefer, 25, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Feb. 17 by Officer Thomas Rocco and charged with simple assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

 Eric D. Sweeney, 32, of Millville was arrested Feb. 17 by Officer Jame

Read more: Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Feb. 17-22

   

Alder is off to see the wizard (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, March 05, 2015 12:59 pm

Laura Stetser/Gianna Duffy as the Wicked Witch warns the residents of Munchkin Land. Laura Stetser/Gianna Duffy as the Wicked Witch warns the residents of Munchkin Land.

Update: Friday's show is cancelled. Will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday. All other showtimes and activities are still on schedule.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Just as the characters in the “Wizard of Oz” learn there is more to the man behind the emerald curtain, the Alder Avenue Drama Club members explored the deeper meanings of the  classic story to prepare for this weekend’s production.

The club will put on three performances Friday through Sunday, March 6-8 in the auditorium of Fernwood Avenue Middle School.

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McCullough to introduce referendum on open space tax

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, March 05, 2015 11:10 am

File photo/Sonny McCullough File photo/Sonny McCullough EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Township Committee is expected to begin discussing a request by Mayor James "Sonny" McCullough to draft a referendum for the upcoming November election that would permit the municipality to waive the collection of the two-cent open space tax.

"It would simply allow us not to collect that tax from each taxpayer in tough budget and tax years like we are in now," he said, during the committee's Wednesday, March 4 meeting.

Committee members were given their budget packets from the administration just before the meeting. The public will get its first look at the document when it is introduced on March 18.

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