• Mainland Current

    NORTHFIELD-- Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo (D-Northfield) and Atlantic County Freeholder Colin Bell (D-Margate) formally announced their candidacies for the New Jersey General Assembly in the 2nd Legislative District Monday, Feb.23. In their joint announcement the candidates pledge to focus on relieving the property tax burden, creating jobs and investing in Atlantic County.

  • Sports

    SurfstadiumA baseball team will take up permanent residence at Surf Stadium in Atlantic City this spring.

    No, it’s not the return of professional baseball to the former Sandcastle for the first time since the minor league Surf left town in 2008, but a junior college team – the Atlantic Cape Community College Buccaneers – will call the Bader Field stadium home beginning in March.

  • EHT Current

    EHT school newsEGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – With the new computerized standardized testing scheduled to begin next week, parents expressed their continuing concern over the controversial assessment at the Board of Education meeting Tuesday, Feb. 24 and again asked how the district would handle those who refuse to take the test.

    The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers is the measuring stick by which students will be assessed for their understanding the Common Core Standards adopted by…

  • Columns

    Last week a conversation I had with a friend about each family’s rules of when and why children may be left unsupervised led me to do some digging into the legal boundaries of such arrangements.

    While my husband and I do not yet feel comfortable leaving our children unattended, we are likely nearing that age with our oldest one. After my conversation, I was curious if there were laws that would help inform our decision. I found that, much like most things in…

  • EHT Current

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Radical times call for radical ideas.

    With Atlantic County unemployment and foreclosure rates soaring to historic numbers, Egg Harbor Township Mayor James “Sonny” McCullough is pitching a suggestion that he believes could help residents stay in their homes by allowing those looking to appeal their tax assessments to use foreclosures, short sales and sheriff sales as comparable sales.

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EHT school board recognizes top teachers, service professionals (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, February 12, 2015 01:19 pm

  Laura Stetser/Seated from left are teachers of the year Kristine Rooney, Jennifer Kirch, Michael Martirone and Kelli Baird. In back from left are Melissa Newhall, Colin McClain, Vilma Vogt and Keri Lucia. Laura Stetser/Seated from left are teachers of the year Kristine Rooney, Jennifer Kirch, Michael Martirone and Kelli Baird. In back from left are Melissa Newhall, Colin McClain, Vilma Vogt and Keri Lucia.

Egg Harbor Township teachers of the year were recognized at a red carpet event at the Board of Education meeting Tuesday, Feb. 10. The teachers, each of whom will be profiled in The Current over the next few weeks, are: Kristine Rooney (Davenport Complex), Jennifer Kirch (Alder Avenue Middle School), Michael Martirone (Egg Harbor Township High School), Kelli Baird (Fernwood Avenue Middle School), Melissa Newhall (Swift Elementary), Colin McClain (Dr. Joyanne D. Miller School), Vilma Vogt (Eagle Academy) and Keri Lucia (Slaybaugh Complex).

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Heroin seized in 2014 is down but arrests are up, EHT report says

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, February 12, 2015 12:00 am

The Substance Abuse Resource Guide The Substance Abuse Resource Guide EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Statistics can be deceiving.

Despite a steep drop-off in the quantity of heroin seized by Egg Harbor Township police in 2014 compared with 2013, the captain who oversees the department’s drug investigations said the heroin epidemic is not showing any sign of a slowdown.

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Potent marijuana wax debuts in Atlantic County

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, February 11, 2015 05:27 pm

Marijuana wax, a concentrated extract of marijuana, is sometimes stored in cases that resemble a lip balm or contact lens container. Marijuana wax, a concentrated extract of marijuana, is sometimes stored in cases that resemble a lip balm or contact lens container. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A potent wax form of marijuana seen mostly on the West Coast over the past decade has made its debut in the local drug market.

On Monday, Feb 2, Egg Harbor Township police arrested an individual who allegedly had possession of three types of marijuana wax. Police said it was the first time the department had seized this concentrated version of the drug.

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History Notes: Sledding fun in Farmington

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Written by Lynn Wood, GEHTHS Wednesday, February 11, 2015 04:41 pm

Photo courtesy of Janyce Leeds Photo courtesy of Janyce Leeds

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Welcome to History Notes, our weekly feature that looks back through Egg Harbor Township history. Each week we will get a chance to learn or reminisce, courtesy of Lynn Wood of the Greate Egg Harbour Township Historical Society, who will be sharing early photos of places in Egg Harbor Township with our readers online and in print editions.

Sledding fun in Farmington

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Action and reaction at Slaybaugh's preschool program

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, February 11, 2015 02:29 pm

Laura Stetser/Lainey Mathis, 5, and Gabrielle Faunce, 4, look at the mixture of oil, paint and water that will be used as the base for simulating a ‘snowstorm’ in a bottle. Laura Stetser/Lainey Mathis, 5, and Gabrielle Faunce, 4, look at the mixture of oil, paint and water that will be used as the base for simulating a ‘snowstorm’ in a bottle. Science experiments are part of the fun when STEM starts in preschool 

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Students in Lisa Milstead’s preschool class at Slaybaugh Primary School were transfixed as their teacher added Alka-Selzer tablets to a mixture of water, oil and white paint. 

“What do you think is going to happen?” she asked the group of eight students. They offered their predictions and watched intently as she dropped the tablet in and swirled the concoction with a spoon.

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Corporate donations sought to help Community Partnership reach fundraising goal

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 11, 2015 02:20 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Community Partnership for Egg Harbor Township Schools Inc. will hold its Dice & Dine eighth annual February Gala Fun-Raiser Saturday, Feb. 28 at Greate Bay Country Club to continue its mission of providing academic enhancements, capital improvements, extracurricular activities and technology upgrades for Egg Harbor Township School District.

Since its inception in early 2006, the nonprofit has raised and allocated more than $300,000 to the largest public school district in Atlantic County, according to a news release.

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Jan. 28-Feb.4

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 11, 2015 02:08 pm

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

Maris E. Hilferty, 27, of Ardmore, Pennsylvania was arrested Jan. 28 by Officer Shane Gilson and charged with driving while intoxicated and refusal to submit to a breath test.

Tonja M. Wimer, 27, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Jan. 29 by Officer Brian Santoro and charged with being a fugitive from justice.

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Floating solar panels to be installed at ACMUA’s reservoir

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, February 10, 2015 03:27 pm

Floating solar panels to be installed at ACMUA’s reservoir Floating solar panels to be installed at ACMUA’s reservoir Director: Could be largest installation in state

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Atlantic City Municipal Utility Authority’s reservoir, which spans across the boundaries of Egg Harbor Township, Galloway and Absecon, may soon be home to the largest installation of floating solar panels in the state, if not the nation, according to its executive director.

Bruce Ward presented the authority’s plans to Egg Harbor Township Committee during its meeting Wednesday, Feb. 4. Ward said he was sharing the project’s scope to the governing body as a courtesy.

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UPDATE: EHT man wanted in jewelry store theft turns himself in

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, February 10, 2015 12:22 pm

Submitted/Christopher Crouch, 42 Submitted/Christopher Crouch, 42

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An Egg Harbor Township man wanted in connection with a strong-armed robbery Monday, Feb. 9 at Palace Diamonds in the English Creek Shopping Center turned himself in to police 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10.

Police had issued a warrant for Christopher Crouch, 42, on robbery, theft and violation of parole charges after responding to a report of a robbery at the store at the 4:49 p.m. Monday. An employee reported that a man approached the counter, asked to see engagement rings, “forcefully took” two diamond rings and then fled. No one was injured in the incident.

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Letter: District should respect parental right to opt students out of PARCC

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Written by Opinion Saturday, February 07, 2015 12:00 am

To the editor:

As the PARCC Assessment gets closer, the Egg Harbor Township School District policy on the test is getting fuzzier. It is a state requirement for the schools to administer the test. It is also the right of parents to refuse to have their children take the test. For a long list of reasons, a growing number of people are considering refusing to have their children participate. A growing number of school districts across the state have recognized this and have put policies in place to respect this parental right.

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