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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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    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 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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    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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    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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Officer Colella named EHT employee of the year

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, February 20, 2015 08:58 am

Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township Police Officer Timothy Colella is named 2014 employee of the year. Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township Police Officer Timothy Colella is named 2014 employee of the year.

Finalists for the award, longtime police officers also honored

EGG HABROR TOWNSHIP – In keeping with awards season, Township Committee was in the honoring mood during its Wednesday, Feb. 18 meeting when it announced the 2014 employee of the year winner and finalists, as well as honoring two longtime employees.

Police Officer Timothy Colella was named 2014 employee of the year. Finalists Michele Kirtsos, who works in the tax office, and Norman Splatt, who works in maintenance, were also honored as finalists for the annual award.

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Farmington Volunteer Fire Company looking for new members

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, February 19, 2015 02:13 pm

EHT volunteer fire company looking for new members EHT volunteer fire company looking for new members EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Farmington Volunteer Fire Company is looking for a few good men and women to join its ranks. It currently has 30 members on its roster, but can have up to 50, a benchmark it hopes to reach its new recruitment campaign.

 Farmington firefighters are charged with protecting property and life from fire within approximately five square miles of the township. The fire district is comprised of 90 percent commercial properties, according to Assistant Chief Dennis Sharpe, but it borders four other municipalities and has more residential housing in the works.

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Egg Harbor Township expanding recycling requirements

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, February 18, 2015 04:18 pm

 EHT revises mandatory recycling list EHT revises mandatory recycling list  EHT revises mandatory recycling list

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Township Committee was expected to pass a revised ordinance related to what materials must be recycled during its Wednesday, Feb. 18 meeting.

If passed, the new ordinance calls for updated and expanded categories of waste to now be recycled instead of thrown into municipal trash cans.

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EHT preschool program reduced by one classroom

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, February 18, 2015 04:16 pm

Laura Stetser/Slaybaugh Primary School Laura Stetser/Slaybaugh Primary School EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – During the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 10, parents and teachers involved with the Egg Harbor Township School District’s preschool program voiced concern over the reduction of the number of classes at Slaybaugh Primary School.

 Due to increased and mandated special education needs, the board voted to eliminate one of Slaybaugh’s preschool classrooms to reallocate the staff, which includes moving a teacher and three paraprofessionals to other settings.

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Snow day means sledding time at EHT Nature Reserve

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, February 17, 2015 02:45 pm

Laura Stetser/From left, Egg Harbor Township High School senior Angelo Pellegrini, junior Nick Zimmerman and senior Ryan Grant prepare to take another run down the slope. Laura Stetser/From left, Egg Harbor Township High School senior Angelo Pellegrini, junior Nick Zimmerman and senior Ryan Grant prepare to take another run down the slope. Area schools were closed Tuesday, Feb. 17 after about 4 inches of fluffy snow fell overnight, lending to great sledding conditions at the Egg Harbor Township Nature Reserve.

Kids of all ages and some adults too took to the slopes for some winter fun.

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UPDATE: Police process, release EHT boater who allegedly staged own death

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, February 16, 2015 04:45 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An Egg Harbor Township man who allegedly staged his own death to avoid prosecution in a fraud investigation was processed Monday, Feb. 16 and released on bail pending a court appearance, according to township police. The specific charges were not immediately available.

Andrew Biddle, 45, of Egg Harbor Township turned himself in to Atlantic County Superior Court Thursday, Feb. 12. He had disappeared after police announced that he was under investigation for theft and fraud. 

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Egg Harbor Township superintendent issues pair of statements on PARCC

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, February 16, 2015 01:26 pm

EHT Superintendent issues statement on PARCC issues EHT Superintendent issues statement on PARCC issues EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP- Superintendent Scott McCartney issued a two-part statement on Friday, Feb. 13 regarding the upcoming standardized Partnership for the Assessment of College and Career test, called PARCC.

The letters were addressed to parents, students and staff members and outline the district's stance on requests for refusals to take the test as well McCartney's take on some of the issues that have caused concern among parents.

The letters can be viewed below:

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Feb. 4-11

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, February 16, 2015 12:45 pm

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

 Joseph J. Erickson, 32, of Pleasantville was arrested Feb. 4 by Detective Scott Hiltner and Officer Curtis Ware and charged with shoplifting.

  Troy S. Helduser, 38, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Feb. 4 by Officer Brett Fair and John Beattes and charged with shoplifting.

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Remembering Jamie at 15 still helping others get through college

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Written by Steve Prisament Saturday, February 14, 2015 12:00 am

 

Steve Prisament/Margaret and Jim Crescenzo with the Atlantic Cape Community College degree their daughter, Jamie, received posthumously. Steve Prisament/Margaret and Jim Crescenzo with the Atlantic Cape Community College degree their daughter, Jamie, received posthumously. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – While there will be many differences from the first, the 15th annual Italian Night Dinner will still honor the memory of Jamie Crescenzo in much the same way that it has all these years.

“Fifteen years ago on a snowy February morning an accident took the life of Jamie Crescenzo, not quite 21 years old,” her mother, Margaret, said Sunday, Jan. 25, as she and her husband, Jim, worked on preparations for the event that fills the Elks hall on Somers Point-Mays Landing Road for more than four hours.

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Omar Dixon crowned Mr. EHT 2015 (VIDEO/SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, February 13, 2015 06:42 pm

Laura Stetser/Mr. EHT 2015 contestants line up to take the stage. From left are seniors Kevin Vo, Russell Coombs, Angel Perez, Rocco Mahoney, Matthew Kyle, Mitch Marisco, Justin Hlifka, Vinh Dang, Michael Aberman, Steven Reynolds, Zach Sennet, Thomas McGrail and Omar Dixon. Laura Stetser/Mr. EHT 2015 contestants line up to take the stage. From left are seniors Kevin Vo, Russell Coombs, Angel Perez, Rocco Mahoney, Matthew Kyle, Mitch Marisco, Justin Hlifka, Vinh Dang, Michael Aberman, Steven Reynolds, Zach Sennet, Thomas McGrail and Omar Dixon.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The acts performed in the talent portion of Egg Harbor Township High School’s 30th Annual Mr. EHT Contest showcased the diversity of Atlantic County’s largest high school.

Acts ranged from lip synced songs and dance routines to a spoken word performance; and from acoustic guitar and vocal selections, to a ventriloquist routine.

 The 13 senior contestants were formally introduced wearing tuxedos and accompanied by well-dressed female friends before they each took the stage for the wide-ranging talent portion in front of a crowd of about 500 people. But only one could reign supreme.

Omar Dixon, who took the stage as a Michael Jackson impersonator, was crowned Mr. EHT 2015. 

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