• Mainland Current

    NORTHFIELD-- Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo (D-Northfield) and Atlantic County Freeholder Colin Bell (D-Margate) formally announced their candidacies for the New Jersey General Assembly in the 2nd Legislative District Monday, Feb.23. In their joint announcement the candidates pledge to focus on relieving the property tax burden, creating jobs and investing in Atlantic County.

  • Sports

    SurfstadiumA baseball team will take up permanent residence at Surf Stadium in Atlantic City this spring.

    No, it’s not the return of professional baseball to the former Sandcastle for the first time since the minor league Surf left town in 2008, but a junior college team – the Atlantic Cape Community College Buccaneers – will call the Bader Field stadium home beginning in March.

  • EHT Current

    EHT school newsEGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – With the new computerized standardized testing scheduled to begin next week, parents expressed their continuing concern over the controversial assessment at the Board of Education meeting Tuesday, Feb. 24 and again asked how the district would handle those who refuse to take the test.

    The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers is the measuring stick by which students will be assessed for their understanding the Common Core Standards adopted by…

  • Columns

    Last week a conversation I had with a friend about each family’s rules of when and why children may be left unsupervised led me to do some digging into the legal boundaries of such arrangements.

    While my husband and I do not yet feel comfortable leaving our children unattended, we are likely nearing that age with our oldest one. After my conversation, I was curious if there were laws that would help inform our decision. I found that, much like most things in…

  • EHT Current

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Radical times call for radical ideas.

    With Atlantic County unemployment and foreclosure rates soaring to historic numbers, Egg Harbor Township Mayor James “Sonny” McCullough is pitching a suggestion that he believes could help residents stay in their homes by allowing those looking to appeal their tax assessments to use foreclosures, short sales and sheriff sales as comparable sales.

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Still paring the school budget in Egg Harbor Township

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, March 05, 2014 03:19 pm

EHT school news EHT school news  EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP- Egg Harbor Township Board of Education and the school district’s administration announced that approximately $1.2 million will still need to be cut from the proposed 2014-2015 school budget in order to stay under the state’s mandated two percent annual spending cap.

The board and the administration reviewed the anticipated revenue sources and expenditures during a poorly attended four-hour public budget workshop held Saturday, March 1.

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Egg Harbor Township husband and wife plead guilty to possession of cocaine and assault weapon

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, March 05, 2014 11:29 am

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

Donald Capriotti faces an 18-year prison sentence

TRENTON –An Egg Harbor Township couple pleaded guilty to drug and weapons charges Tuesday, March 4 before Superior Court Judge Michael A. Donio in Atlantic County, acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced.

The charges stemmed from an investigation by the Atlantic City Violent Crime Task Force that resulted in the seizure of a large quantity of cocaine and an assault weapon from the couple’s Robin Road residence in January 2013.

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Small airplane reportedly crashes near Atlantic City International Airport

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, March 04, 2014 05:01 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Reports are coming in regarding the possible crash of a small aircraft near the Atlantic City International Airport. 

Atlantic City International Airport Fire Department, Cardiff Volunteer Fire Company from Egg Harbor Township and Hamilton Township EMS are reportedly en route.

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EHTHS named country's 'most improved' recycling school

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, March 04, 2014 01:54 pm

Submitted/Egg Harbor Township High School receives a $1,000 prize for being named the ‘most improved’ school in recycling efforts, having increased its recycling by more than 190 percent. Submitted/Egg Harbor Township High School receives a $1,000 prize for being named the ‘most improved’ school in recycling efforts, having increased its recycling by more than 190 percent.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township High School won a superlative of its own this month when it was named as the “most improved’ out of all participating schools in this year’s nationwide Recycle Bowl.

The Recycle Bowl is sponsored nationally by Keep America Beautiful, a nonprofit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities. More than 700,000 students from all 50 states and the District of Columbia competed in the challenge, which ran from Oct. 19 through Nov. 15. Atlantic County Utilities Authority hosts it on the local level.

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Kids hit the 'slopes' at EHT Nature Reserve

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, March 03, 2014 05:51 pm

Laura Stetser/Nathan Weldon, 6, and his brother Colin, bundle up to brace themselves against the frigid winds during sledding at the EHT Nature Reserve Monday, March 3. Laura Stetser/Nathan Weldon, 6, and his brother Colin, 9, bundle up to brace themselves against the frigid winds during sledding at the EHT Nature Reserve Monday, March 3.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - The hills of the Egg Harbor Township Nature Reserve were packed Monday, March 3 as township kids enjoyed a snow day.

 The nearly all-day snowstorm dropped about six inches of powdery snow on Egg Harbor Township and the families were out in force enjoying it at one of the few places that has hills steep enough for proper sledding.

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Feb. 8-26

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, March 03, 2014 12:49 pm

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

Edward T. Douglas, 43, of Pleasantville was arrested Feb. 20 by Officers Ernest Dunson, Lawrence Graham and Michael Santoro and charged with possession of a weapon (knife), resisting arrest, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose and shoplifting.

 Harry B. Hiksdal III, 28, of Galloway was arrested Feb. 21 by Officer Alekhine Pahang and charged with shoplifting.

 Melissa A. Link, 47, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Feb. 21 by Officer Shawn Owen and charged with driving while intoxicated.

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History Notes, March 2: Garwood farm

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Written by Lynn Wood, GEHTHS Sunday, March 02, 2014 03:11 pm

Courtesy of Fred and Margie Garwood/A mule pulls a wagon filled with wood in late 1800s Courtesy of Fred and Margie Garwood/A mule pulls a wagon filled with wood in late 1800s

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.

Garwood farm

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EHT Hall of Fame Gala photos

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 28, 2014 11:00 pm

Photos by Chuck Eberson
   

Scouts visit Current newsroom

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Friday, February 28, 2014 04:55 pm

Boy Scouts from around Atlantic County visited the Current newsroom on Friday Boy Scouts from around Atlantic County visited the Current newsroom on Friday. Members of Boy Scout Troop 254 in Mays Landing, 94 in Egg Harbor Township and 634 in Galloway Township visited the Current newsroom in Egg Harbor Township Friday afternoon. Here Rebekah Zumwalt talks to the Scouts about posting stories to the newspaper's website, www.shorenewstoday.com .  The Scouts are seeking their journalism merit badge.

 

 

Danz is EHT's 2013 employee of the year

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, February 28, 2014 11:41 am

Laura Stetser/Dena Danz is Egg Harbor Township's 2013 employee of the year Laura Stetser/Dena Danz is Egg Harbor Township's 2013 employee of the year

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township Committee announced and honored its 2013 employee of the year Dena Danz during its meeting Wednesday, Feb. 26. 

Danz has worked for the township since 1997. She is the records clerk in the police department's community service bureau. She serves on the Municipal Alliance, is a coordinator of National Night Out and is a youth sports coach and member of the Cardiff Volunteer Fire Company Ladies' Auxiliary.

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