• EHT Current

    Air Canada to launch service between Atlantic City to TorontoEGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  Air Canada on March 4 announced plans to launch nonstop service between its Toronto Pearson hub and Atlantic City. The seasonal service, to be flown by Air Canada Express, operated by Jazz, will offer four return trips a week beginning May 22.

     

     Air Canada's service between Toronto Pearson and Atlantic City International Airport will be operated from May 22 to Sept.…

  • Columns

    Snow is making us stir crazyI received some bad news this week. I was hoping for a more positive report, but it seems my wishes are being dashed again.

    More snow is headed our way.

    I am typically a devoted snow lover, but I have had enough of the white stuff this year. It’s not that I am afraid of driving in the snow or that I hate the grocery store craze that accompanies the first…

  • EHT Current

    Police are searching for information on two vehicles involved in causing $1,000 worth of damage to the athletic fields at Veterans Memorial Park. The incident occurred in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Feb. 11, police said.EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Police are searching for information on two vehicles involved…

  • Mainland Current

    ‘Diners, Drive-ins and Dives’ host Guy Fieri, left, and Carlo Citera, owner of Carluccio’s Coal Fired Pizza in Northfield, dig into slices of Grandma’s Pizza during the filming of the ‘Global Tasting’ episode in November.

    Host Guy Fieri noshes at Somers Point's Grilled Cheese and Crab Cake Co. in March 6 segment…

Current of Egg Harbor Township

Two 19-year-old EHT men charged in residential burglary

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 13, 2015 02:41 pm

Timothy Tolbert, 19, left Timothy Tolbert, 19, left Brandon St. Hillaire, 19, right Brandon St. Hillaire, 19, right  EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Two 19-year-old Egg Harbor Township men were arrested for allegedly burglarizing a Maple Avenue home on Tuesday, Feb. 10.

Timothy Tolbert was arrested for the incident on Tuesday and charged with conspiracy to commit burglary and possession of stolen property after police said he and Brandon St. Hillaire forced their way into a the Farmington-section home and stole cash, electronics and other items. The incident was reported to police around 7 p.m.

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Egg Harbor Township School District 2015-2016 calendar approved

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, February 12, 2015 03:16 pm

Egg Harbor Township School District Calendar 2015-2016 Egg Harbor Township School District Calendar 2015-2016 EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - The Board of Education approved the 2015-2016 school year calendar at a meeting Tuesday, Feb. 10. The calendar calls for schools to open on Thursday, Sept. 3, which is the week before Labor Day weekend. 

Winter recess is set to begin on Wednesday, Dec. 23 with an abbreviated day and conclude on Monday, Jan. 4. A spring recess is set for Friday, March 25-Monday, April 4.  (A full calendar view is below.)

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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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