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    ehtbball1EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – If the turnout for Danielle Brady’s inaugural Egg Harbor Township girls basketball camp is any indication, the high school program has the support – and the numbers – to be healthy and competitive for a long, long time.

    The camp drew about 60 girls ranging from fifth grade to the underclass high school level. And, as Brady noted, with less than three weeks to…

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    Anderson Kribel of Margate and her father, Tim, won first place in the cardboard boat regatta.MARGATE – The sixth annual Milton and Betty Katz JCC Great Ducky Race and Cardboard Boat Regatta held in the Katz JCC indoor pool Friday, Aug. 15 was a success with more than 200 in attendance rooting for their duck to win one of three prizes.

    Although thunderstorms and poor weather conditions forced event organizers to…

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    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Atlantic Cape Community College invites workers displaced by casino shutdowns to take advantage of its computer labs and additional resources while searching for new employment.

    The college is making computers available at its campuses, by appointment, beginning Monday, Sept. 15. Displaced workers must present a casino ID and bring a USB drive to save their work, or purchase a low-cost print card at campus libraries. Lists of career exploration and resume-building websites will be provided.

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Alder Avenue Middle School to be honored for environmental excellence

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 27, 2013 01:00 am

Nikki Djokovich/Alder Avenue Middle School in Egg Harbor Township Nikki Djokovich/Alder Avenue Middle School in Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Alder Avenue Middle School will be honored Friday, Dec. 6 when it is presented with the Green Flag Award - the ultimate international eco accolade –  by the National Wildlife Federation’s Eco-Schools USA program, according to a school district news release.

Eco-Schools is an international program that provides a framework to help educators integrate sustainable principles throughout their schools and curriculum.

It strives to model environmentally sound practices, provide support for greening the curriculum, enhance academic achievement, and foster environmental stewardship.

Read more: Alder Avenue Middle School to be honored for environmental excellence

 

Fabulous “Auntie Mame” on stage at EHTHS Dec. 5-8 (SLIDESHOW, VIDEO)

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, November 26, 2013 05:24 pm

Chuck Eberson/Michelle Rossi (Mame) reacts as Mitch Marsico (Beauregard Burnside) falls in the Alps. Chuck Eberson/Michelle Rossi (Mame) reacts as Mitch Marsico (Beauregard Burnside) falls in the Alps.

The Egg Harbor Township High School Drama Club was putting the finishing touches on its fall production on “Auntie Mame” through dress rehearsals Saturday, Nov. 23.

The play, based on the bestselling novel by Patrick Dennis is set from 1928 though 1946 and follows the character Patrick Dennis, who is orphaned when his father unexpectedly dies.

Read more: Fabulous “Auntie Mame” on stage at EHTHS Dec. 5-8 (SLIDESHOW, VIDEO)

   

New STEM initiative at Egg Harbor Township schools aims to keep lessons relevant

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, November 26, 2013 04:46 pm

Teaching Tech series logo Teaching Tech series logo

A series on how Egg Harbor Township Schools and community groups are educating students in science, technology, engineering and math, collectively known as STEM.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Call it a building phase for the Egg Harbor Township elementary schools.

Throughout the rest of the school year, students in all kindergarten through fifth-grade classrooms will be literally constructing more projects and solving more problems through new lessons rolled out as part of the district’s new STEM initiative.  

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Suspect in EHT manhunt charged with new gun, drug offenses

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, November 26, 2013 03:29 pm

Submitted/Donald Capriotti, 40, of Egg Harbor Township Submitted/Donald Capriotti, 40, of Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Additional charges were lodged Tuesday, Nov. 26 against Donald Capriotti, who police said was involved in a multiagency manhunt and the shooting of a police dog earlier this month.

Capriotti, 40, of Egg Harbor Township was charged with unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of a defaced firearm, conspiring with another to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and heroin and conspiring with another to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and heroin in excess of one-half ounce Tuesday after what police said was a lengthy and ongoing drug distribution investigation by detectives from the Egg Harbor Township Police Department Criminal Investigations Bureau and members of the Atlantic City Task Force Street Gang Unit.

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Man allegedly gashes assailant with machete; both men charged, another sought in EHT incident

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 26, 2013 01:28 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An Egg Harbor Township man was charged with aggravated assault and other charges after using a machete to defend himself Monday, Nov. 25 against two men who allegedly arrived at his Tudor Street residence to assault him, police said.

Drew Vasquez, 24, of Egg Harbor Township was charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, possession of marijuana under 50 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia after police were called to the home on a report of a fight in progress around 8:30 p.m.

Read more: Man allegedly gashes assailant with machete; both men charged, another sought in EHT incident

 

3 Pleasantville men, 2 Mays Landing juveniles arrested on heroin, other drug charges in EHT

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, November 25, 2013 10:01 pm

Submitted/From left are Raquan Cotapo, 19, Khadr Ardis, 18, and Anthony Hare-Jones, 18, all of Pleasanvtille Submitted/From left are Raquan Cotapo, 19, Khadr Ardis, 18, and Anthony Hare-Jones, 18, all of Pleasanvtille
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An officer investigating a suspicious vehicle at the Tilton Road CVS on Friday, Nov. 22 led Egg Harbor Township Police to uncover three bricks of heroin, vials of codeine and marijuana. Two juveniles and three other men have been charged in connection with the discovery.

According to police,  Raquan Cotapo, 19, Khadr Ardis, 18, and Anthony Hare-Jones, all of Pleasantville and two juveniles from Mays Landing have been charged with heroin with intent to distribute, possession of codeine with intent to distribute and possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Oct. 31-Nov. 19

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 25, 2013 08:56 am

  Egg Harbor Township Police blotter November 2013 Egg Harbor Township Police blotter November 2013

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

Tricia E. Wright, 27, of Mullica and Robert T. Puglise, 39, of Egg Harbor Township were arrested Nov. 14 by Officers Michael Niceta and Michael Finnerty and Detective Richard Vogt. Wright was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a hypodermic needle and possession of prescription drugs. Puglise was charged with receiving stolen property and theft by deception.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Oct. 31-Nov. 19

 

History Notes, Nov. 24: Memories from the Rubble Seat

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Written by Lynn Wood, GEHTHS Sunday, November 24, 2013 06:19 pm

Photo courtesy of David Blood / Memories of the Rumble Seat Margaret (Smith) Blood is on the right. Her friend Kay is on the left.  Photo courtesy of David Blood / Memories of the Rumble Seat Margaret (Smith) Blood is on the right. Her friend Kay is on the left.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Welcome to History Notes, our weekly feature that looks back through Egg Harbor Township history.

 

Each week, we get a chance to learn or reminisce, courtesy of Lynn Wood of the Greate Egg Harbour Township Historical Society, who is sharing early photos of places in Egg Harbor Township with our readers online and in our print editions.

Read more: History Notes, Nov. 24: Memories from the Rubble Seat

   

Egg Harbor Township man pleads guilty in death of one-year old boy

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, November 24, 2013 11:42 am

. Larry Atwell, 45, of Egg Harbor Township pleaded guilty to the second degree crime of manslaughter, for recklessly causing the death on Sept. 5, 2010 to a one-year-old boy, Cory Sechtin of Ventnor, . Larry Atwell, 45, of Egg Harbor Township pleaded guilty to the second degree crime of manslaughter, for recklessly causing the death on Sept. 5, 2010 to a one-year-old boy, Cory Sechtin of Ventnor,

“I hope that Cory’s mother can obtain some closure from this result.” -Chief Assistant Prosecutor Pam D’Arcy

Egg Harbor Twp. – An Egg Harbor Township man pleaded guilty to manslaughter in connection with the death in 2010 of a one-year-old boy, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.

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Van overturns in crash along West Jersey Avenue in EHT

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 22, 2013 01:32 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A 47-year-old Mays Landing driver and five other passengers were sent to the hospital after the van they were travelling in overturned in a two-car crash at the intersection of Fernwood and West Jersey Avenues in the Cardiff section of the township on Thursday, Nov. 21.

 Akinola Fakolade was driving a 2007 Ford Caring van north on Fernwood Avenue, disregarded the stop sign and pulled directly into the path of a 2013 Nissan van driven by Mustafa Cimen, 40, of Egg Harbor Township, who was travelling west on West Jersey Avenue around 9 a.m.

Read more: Van overturns in crash along West Jersey Avenue in EHT

   

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