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    Suzanne Marino/The helping hands of Everyone’s Children are from left Samantha Mazuz, Shelly Furman, Stacey Rich, June Dix all of Linwood and Aiccis Bloom of Ventnor.

    LINWOOD—Saturday morning Stacey Rich’s home could have passed for the Easter Bunny’s workshop. Hundreds of baskets lined every flat surface in the living room, dining room, kitchen and family room and volunteers were…

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    Laura Stetser/Sgt. Cherie Burgan explains drug trends to Egg Harbor Township High School parents on Wednesday, April 9.

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The grumbling started in the parking lot of Egg Harbor Township High School as the line of parents entering the first-ever mandatory pre-prom information session began to grow longer on Wednesday, April 9.

    “This is ridiculous,” one mother was overheard saying.

    “This better not take long,”…

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     The Mom's Beat blog by Laura Stetser

    The good news and the bad news is that my family is in the market for a new minivan. I wish it could be a different style of car, but it truly is the only mode of transportation that works for us.

     After driving the same one for seven years, I am looking forward to a clean slate. I can’t wait for that new car smell, unfaded upholstery and corners without hidden…

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    houghtonscoreHAMILTON TOWNSHIP - Chemistry class was back in session Monday for the Egg Harbor Township boys lacrosse team.

    Attack men Connor Houghton, Ryan King and Nick Lacovara combined for 11 goals and eight assists as the Eagles rebounded from their first loss of the season with a 14-6 win over Cape-Atlantic League rival Oakcrest.

  • EHT Current

    Yogathon benefits Relay for Life team

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – One local Relay for Life team is looking for supporters who want to stretch themselves for a good cause.

     The Slim’s Butterscotchers are hosting a daylong yogathon in Egg Harbor Township Saturday, May 3 to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

     The event, called “Are you Down to Fight Cancer?” will feature a variety of yoga classes taught by instructors representing many local yoga studios. The more challenging power…

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Egg Harbor Township students take top prizes at Jersey Shore Mathletes Competition

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, March 31, 2014 08:03 am

Laura Stetser/From left are Dr. Joyanne D. Miller School fifth graders Kimberly Kline, Gus Buzby, Joseph Johnston, Ethan Saul, Mikki Pomatto and Samantha Phung. Laura Stetser/From left are Dr. Joyanne D. Miller School fifth graders Kimberly Kline, Gus Buzby, Joseph Johnston, Ethan Saul, Mikki Pomatto and Samantha Phung.

Event attendance doubled over last year’s tournament

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – When a recipe is a success, the next time you make it you tend to double it so that there is enough of it to go around to all of the hungry mouths that are clamoring for a piece.

On Saturday, the winning recipe being doubled was that of the area’s only regional mathematics competition – the Jersey Shore Mathletes Competition – and the hungry mouths were substituted by the hungry minds of more than 160 contestants.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township students take top prizes at Jersey Shore Mathletes Competition

 

Officials frustrated over state’s stance on Black Horse Pike project

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Written by Laura Stetser Sunday, March 30, 2014 01:32 pm

Laura Stetser/Lanes along the Black Horse Pike in Egg Harbor Township remain closed while construction is at a standstill. Laura Stetser/Lanes along the Black Horse Pike in Egg Harbor Township remain closed while construction is at a standstill.

“They basically said, ‘It’s our road. We will do what we want with it.'"

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - The Township Committee members and Township Administrator Peter Miller expressed exasperation over what they called a “frustrating meeting” held recently with representatives from the state Department of Transportation regarding the cut-through closures along the Black Horse Pike.

 Miller said the meeting was called at the request of the township, through the help of Assemblyman Chris Brown. The topic was expected to be the township’s proposed changes to the state construction plans along this busy roadway in which the turn lanes would be shifted and a stop light considered for the intersection at Ridge Avenue. However Miller said in his opinion the actual discussion that took place was not fruitful.

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Egg Harbor Township cracks down on motorists' cell phone use

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, March 30, 2014 01:19 pm

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Distracted Driving Enforcement and Education Campaign to be carried out locally as part of new national program

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – While it is always a good idea to keep the cell phones out of reach while you are behind the wheel, the Egg Harbor Township Police Department will be giving motorists an additional reason during the month of April.

Officers will be cracking down on distracted drivers as part of a new national distracted driving enforcement campaign. Beginning April 1 and running through April 21, the high visibility law enforcement initiative will target motorists who engage in dangerous distracted driving behaviors such as talking on handheld cell phones and sending text messages while driving.

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Medical marijuana dispensary now accepting walk-in patients

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, March 28, 2014 07:14 pm

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP- Compassionate Care Foundation will now be accepting walk-in patients who have the dispensary listed as their registered medicinal marijuana facility and have active prescriptions.

Patients are responsible for knowing their prescription purchase period and can find that information online at: njmmp.nj.gov

Patients may visit between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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Davenport teacher of the year reaches out to the hardest to reach

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, March 28, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted/Erin Lichtenwalner is Davenport’s 2013 Teacher of the Year. Submitted/Erin Lichtenwalner is Davenport’s 2013 Teacher of the Year.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  Erin Lichtenwalner, the C.J. Davenport Elementary School Complex’s 2013 teacher of the year, said her role as the school psychologist on the child study team allows her access the school’s harder-to-reach children.

  “As both a teacher and a school psychologist, I love working with students with behavioral and emotional needs.  Many times I have the opportunity to work with students that others have not been able to connect with,” said Lichtenwalner, who is now in her ninth year in the district. “This is a rare gift that I appreciate and am grateful for in my educational career.  This may not be an academic lesson, but I feel that helping students with their behavior and emotionality helps prepare them for their lives outside of the classroom.”

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EHT school board cancels April 22 meeting

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, March 27, 2014 01:19 pm

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Board will meet with state fact-finder and the teachers' union instead

The Egg Harbor Township Board of Education meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 22 has been cancelled. President James Galvin said the board is scheduled to meet with the state fact-finder regarding contract negotiations with the Egg Harbor Township Education Association.

The board’s next regular meeting will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 8 in the board room of Alder Avenue Middle School. 

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Farmington marks 75 years of service

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:23 pm

Dennis C. Sharpe/Farmington Volunteer Fire Company Chief Len Tilley accepts award from President Wallace Bakeley for the company’s 75 years of service. Dennis C. Sharpe/Farmington Volunteer Fire Company Chief Len Tilley accepts award from President Wallace Bakeley for the company’s 75 years of service.

Skip Richie honored for double life membership

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - On Jan. 11, Farmington Volunteer Fire Company No. 4 celebrated 75 years of service as well as its double life member William “Skip” Richie, who was honored in conjunction with the anniversary.

A memorial service for all past firefighters was observed as the Sandpipers Pipes and Drums band played, followed by the tolling of a bell. After dinner, attendees enjoyed a slideshow of images from the past 75 years.

Deputy Chief of the Egg Harbor Township Fire Department Charles Sear, Atlantic County Freeholder Frank Sutton and Farmington Fire Chief Leonard Tilley presented the honor to Richie.

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8 of 10 EHT school buildings earn Energy Star ratings

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:08 pm

Laura Stetser/ Shawn Braue, the district’s energy education specialist, reviews website changes with sophomore Catelynn Miner, one of the students who are charged with maintaining the page for the district as part of her computer science class. Laura Stetser/ Shawn Braue, the district’s energy education specialist, reviews website changes with sophomore Catelynn Miner, one of the students who are charged with maintaining the page for the district as part of her computer science class.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Eight of out the 10 Egg Harbor Township School District buildings are now certified as Energy Star facilities by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

 More commonly thought of as a designation for home appliances, the national certification signifies that these buildings perform in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and that they meet strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA.

 Through a lengthy application process that scored each building’s energy use on a scale of 100, the schools had to achieve a score of 75 or above in order to qualify.

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