• 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…

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    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

    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.…

  • 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…

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History Notes, May 6: 1st District Ambulance Squad

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Written by Lynn Wood, GEHTHS Tuesday, May 06, 2014 12:23 pm

Submitted/ Pictured are members of the Egg Harbor Township 1st District Ambulance Squad Auxilary in 1970. Submitted/ Pictured are members of the Egg Harbor Township 1st District Ambulance Squad Auxilary in 1970.

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.

Ambulance Squad

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Kutless's songs inspire hope

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Tuesday, May 06, 2014 10:03 am

Kutless and four other Christian rock bands will play in the Change a Life Tour stop Saturday at Atlantic Christian School in Egg Harbor Township./Submitted Kutless and four other Christian rock bands will play in the Change a Life Tour stop Saturday at Atlantic Christian School in Egg Harbor Township./Submitted Change a Life Tour coming to Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Whether it was fate, luck or good timing, one of the headlining acts in Saturday’s Spring Music Fest at Atlantic Christian School hopes to duplicate past success with its current song being played across the country.

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, April 25-May 1

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, May 05, 2014 01:29 pm

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

Robert D. Adams, 48, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested April 25 by Officer Brett Fair and charged with driving while intoxicated.

John F. Kelly, 63, of Galloway was arrested April 26 by Officers Joseph Coady, Sean O’Donoghue and Brian Santoro and charged with assault on medical services and making terroristic threats.

Erica I. Padron, 32, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested April 26 by Officers Robert Griffiths and Lawrence Graham and charged with resisting arrest and obstruction.

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Our Local Coast Guard: Carl Blas

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Written by By Petty Officer 3rd Class Cynthia Oldham Monday, May 05, 2014 08:23 am

Submitted/Petty Officer 3rd Class Carl Blas Submitted/Petty Officer 3rd Class Carl Blas

Get to know your local Coast Guard through a monthly installment featuring locally stationed Coast Guard members.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Carl Blas, a Coast Guardsman serving at the Coast Guard Air Station in Egg Harbor Township was born and raised where America’s day begins in Yigo, Guam. 

Deciding to join the Coast Guard and leave Guam was not a difficult decision for Blas.

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EHT man with history of violence sentenced to 18 years for possession of drugs and weapons

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, May 03, 2014 06:59 am

Submitted/Donald Capriotti, 40, of Egg Harbor Township Submitted/Donald Capriotti, 40, of Egg Harbor Township TRENTON – An Atlantic County man with a history of violence was sentenced May 2 to a lengthy prison term on drug and weapons charges stemming from an investigation by the Atlantic City Violent Crime Task Force.  

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2014 EHT Community Guide

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 01, 2014 11:13 am

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Heroin and marijuana found in Egg Harbor Township motel drug raids

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 01, 2014 08:04 am

Submitted/From left are Darlene Hancock, Ali Abdullah, , Sammantha Kinney and Sharon Marie Simpson Submitted/From left are Darlene Hancock, Ali Abdullah, , Sammantha Kinney and Sharon Marie Simpson

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Four individuals were arrested during a series of drug raids in two Egg Harbor Township motels on Wednesday, April 30.

According to police, Darlene Hancock, 48, of Atlantic City and Ali Abdullah, 48, of Egg Harbor Township were both arrested during an early morning raid at the Economy Inn in the West Atlantic City section and charged with Possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia, and later in the day, Sammantha Kinney and Sharon Marie Simpson, both 22 and of Egg Harbor Township were arrested at the Rex Motel in the Farmington section. Kinney was charged with possession of heroin, and Simpson was charged with hindering apprehension and possession of marijuana. 

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Egg Harbor Township school board passes budget with 4.4 cent tax rate increase

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, April 30, 2014 02:06 pm

EHT 2014-2015 school budget EHT 2014-2015 school budget  EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Egg Harbor Township Board of Education passed a $129 million budget by a vote of 8-1 at a special meeting Tuesday, April 29.

The approved budget carries a $1.8 million tax levy increase, which equates to a school tax rate increase of 4.4 cents per $100 of assessed property value.

Last year’s school tax rate was 1.813 cents. The 2014-2015 rate will be 1.857 cents.

The owner of a home valued at $200,000 will pay $80 more a year in school taxes as a result of the increase.

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School board tables use of breathalyzers at this year’s EHT prom

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, April 29, 2014 08:34 pm

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A plan to use breathalyzers to screen students for alcohol consumption at the Egg Harbor Township High School prom was tabled for this year's event at the request of the Board of Education, officials announced at the conclusion of a special budget meeting held Tuesday, April 29.

 “In our zeal to keep things moving forward, we did not bring this (policy change) to the board, and for that please accept my apologies,” Superintendent Scott McCartney said.

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Letter: Schools aren’t failing – students are

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, April 29, 2014 11:30 am

Schools aren’t failing – students are Schools aren’t failing – students are To the editor:

There has been a lot of discussion about education, and the common theme is that our schools are failing. The fact is that it is not the schools that are failing, but rather the students. We will never get anywhere if we continue to place all the blame on the schools and teachers, creating more programs and throwing more money at the problem.

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