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    Laura Stetser/Swift Elementary SchoolEGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Swift Elementary School’s spring book fair will be combined for the first time with its annual science fair and some fun STEM stations for or an exciting and educational event Tuesday, March 24.  

    Spring Splash! festivities begin at 3:30 p.m. when the Scholastic “Under the Sea Book Fair” opens with a visit from “Clifford, the Big Red Undersea Dog,” who will pose for…

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    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township Board of Education approved sending a $132 million budget to the county that carries a 5.1-cent increase to the school tax rate.

    The budget passed Tuesday, March 17 by an 8-1 vote. Lisa Dagit was the sole dissenting vote, and Barbara Szilagyi was absent.

    Since the budget was first introduced at a public workshop Saturday, March 7, the administration was charged with cutting $750,000 in order to get to the 2 percent spending increase cap imposed by the state. If the board decided…

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    EHT Community GuideThe Current is seeking your input for its 2015 Egg Harbor Township Community Guide scheduled for publication next month. 

    We are asking local organizations to write a few words about the good work they are doing on behalf of their neighbors to help make Egg Harbor Township a special place to live, work and raise a family.

    If you are a leader of a local service club, veterans group, charity, youth program, community…

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    Egg hunt Egg Harbor Township

    Greentree Church is also hosting a hunt and magic show

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Egg Harbor Township Fire Department’s Annual Egg Hunt is back.

     After a one-year break in what is an annual tradition in the township, the Bargaintown Volunteer Fire Company's Ladies Auxiliary's egg hunt is scheduled to return to Tony Canale Park at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 28.

     More than 1,000 eggs are being stuffed with candy and goodies…

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    Betty D’Andrea of Galloway and Virgil Elam of Mays Landing, students in the Academy of Culinary Arts noncredit training program at the Worthington Campus in Atlantic City, cover a seasoned salmon fillet to make gravlax for the Atlantic Cape Restaurant Gala.ATLANTIC…

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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

EHT Community Guide

   

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

Egg Harbor Township High School Egg Harbor Township High School

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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History Notes, April 29: Construction of Garden State Parkway in EHT

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Written by Lynn Wood, GEHTHS Tuesday, April 29, 2014 09:54 am

Courtesy of Audrey Foster/Union carpenter David H. Foster works on the overpass in the mid 1950s. Courtesy of Audrey Foster/Union carpenter David H. Foster works on the overpass in the mid 1950s.

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.

Construction of the Garden State Parkway through Egg Harbor Township

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Coast Guard copter ride part of local K-9 training (VIDEO/SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, April 25, 2014 12:23 pm

Laura Stetser/K9 officers and their dogs work on helicopter certification during a training exercise at the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City on Thursday, April 25. Laura Stetser/K9 officers and their dogs work on helicopter certification during a training exercise at the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City on Thursday, April 25.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Canines from the Atlantic County K-9 Academy received a bird's-eye view of their territory Thursday, April 24, thanks to U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, which provided helicopter training for the dogs and their handlers.

“These dogs have to be ready to go everywhere and be ready for anything,” said Joe Rodriguez, the academy’s supervisor. The officers and the dogs were in the 13th week of a 34-week program.

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UPDATE: Impaired man found unharmed in Pleasant Woods community

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, April 25, 2014 10:45 am

Submitted/Carlos Franqui, 61, is reported as missing person. Submitted/Carlos Franqui, 61, is reported as missing person.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township Police said officers have located a mentally impaired man who had been missing since Thursday morning. At approximately 9 a.m. Friday, April 25, officers were called to Sandpiper Drive in the Pleasant Woods neighborhood in reference to a suspicious person the caller suspected could be the missing man.

Police said officers determined the man was Carlos Franqui, who seemed unharmed. Franqui, whose family said he is cognitively impaired and has mental capacity of a young child, went missing around 7:30 a.m. April 24 near his residence in Atlantic Gardens Mobile Home Park wearing a beige sweater, blue jeans and brown slipper shoes. 

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Firefighters battle blaze at Heathercroft condo in Egg Harbor Township (VIDEO)

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, April 25, 2014 10:16 am

Laura Stetser/Smoke can be seen flowing out of Heathercroft Condominiums Unit 75 on Friday, April 25. Laura Stetser/Smoke can be seen flowing out of Heathercroft Condominiums Unit 75 on Friday, April 25.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP  Firefighters were battling a fire that broke out in a first-floor end unit of the Heathercroft Condominiums around 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 25.

Heathercroft resident Chris Declet, who lives in a second-floor unit next door, said he smelled smoke, and by the time he got down the stairs and outside, he saw plumes of it flowing out of the first-floor unit next door, Unit 75, and called 911. 

"I pulled off the soffit, and smoke came pouring out," he said. "All of our smoke detectors were going off and no one was here yet, so I kicked the door in and went inside to see if anyone was in there. I didn't see any flames, but there was a lot of smoke."

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