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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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    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 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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Police search for suspects who used handgun in West Atlantic City gas station robbery

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, March 23, 2015 01:51 pm

Surveillance footage/Police are searching for two males wanted for allegedly robbing a gas station clerk at gunpoint on Monday, March 23. Surveillance footage/Police are searching for two males wanted for allegedly robbing a gas station clerk at gunpoint on Monday, March 23. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Police are searching for two males wanted for allegedly robbing a gas station clerk at gunpoint on Monday, March 23.

According to police, two males pictured in the surveillance footage made contact with an employee around just before 1 a.m. at the Garden State Fuels station on the Black Horse Pike in the West Atlantic City section of the township. The males showed the employee a handgun and demanded money from the register before fleeing on foot with an undetermined amount of cash.

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Actress from Disney show ‘Jessie’ stops by EHT festival

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Written by Matthew Strabuk Monday, March 23, 2015 12:30 pm

Matthew Strabuk/Gianna Savino, 9, and her sister Ellie, 10, both of Egg Harbor Township, pose for a picture with Disney's Peyton List of the show Matthew Strabuk/Gianna Savino, 9, and her sister Ellie, 10, both of Egg Harbor Township, pose for a picture with Disney's Peyton List of the show The 11th Annual Lite Rock Easter Egg Hunt was held noon, Saturday March 21 at Atlantic Christian School for children 10 and under. The hunt kicked off Kidabaloo, a special kid-themed event that included a special appearance from Peyton List, the actress who plays Emma on the Disney Channel show, “Jessie.”

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EHT police searching for clues in armed robbery at 7-11

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, March 23, 2015 11:46 am

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Police are searching for information on an individual involved in an armed robbery at the 7-11 convenience store on Tilton Road in the Farmington section of the township on Sunday, March 22.

According to police, a thin black male entered the store around 3:15 a.m., approached the register, showed a handgun and demanded money from the register. This person fled on foot with an undetermined amount of cash. The clerk was not injured in the incident, police said.

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South Jersey Coast Guard to increase training flights

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, March 23, 2015 10:33 am

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen/An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter sits at sunrise at Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. Air Station Atlantic City aircrews utilize the MH-65 Dolphin helicopter for search and rescue, law enforcement, and national security missions. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen/An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter sits at sunrise at Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. Air Station Atlantic City aircrews utilize the MH-65 Dolphin helicopter for search and rescue, law enforcement, and national security missions. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  The aircrews of Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City will be taking to the skies more frequently beginning Wednesday and continuing through late April to conduct annual Rotary Wing Air Intercept pilot training.

In-flight training is an important first step in the qualification process for newly assigned pilots to the unit, the Coast Guard stated in a press release. Following successful certification they will be responsible for national airspace security missions over the nation’s capital and other critical areas throughout the country.

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, March 12- 19

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, March 23, 2015 09:35 am

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.

Joann M. Lampson, 48, of Atlantic City was arrested March 12 by Officer James Ludwig and charged with theft of movable property and credit card theft.

Jason R. Lerman, 36, of Hamilton Township was arrested March 12 by Officer Ronald Koons and charged with theft of movable property.    

Sean M. Whitman, 29, of Franklinville was arrested March 12 by Officers Jody London, Ronald Koons and Edward Bertino and charged with possession of a weapon (black folding knife) and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

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Two Democrats announce candidacy for EHT Committee

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, March 19, 2015 08:06 pm

Submitted/Pictured from left are Democratic Township Committee candidate, Tamika Gilbert-Floyd, Chairman of the Atlantic County Democratic Committee Jim Schroeder and committee candidate Margareta (Margie) Allen    Submitted/Pictured from left are Democratic Township Committee candidate, Tamika Gilbert-Floyd, Chairman of the Atlantic County Democratic Committee Jim Schroeder and committee candidate Margareta (Margie) Allen EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Two Democrats announced their candidacy for Egg Harbor Township Committee.

Margareta (Margie) Allen and Tamika Gilbert-Floyd, both members of the Egg Harbor Township Democrat Club, announced their bids for the governing body on Wednesday, March 18.

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Applications being accepted for EHT preschool lottery program

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 19, 2015 01:24 pm

EHT preschool EHT preschool EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Egg Harbor Township School District offers an integrated half-day preschool program to typically developing 4-year-old children who reside in Egg Harbor Township and will have their fourth birthday on or before Oct. 1, 2015.  Morning and afternoon classes will be offered at the Slaybaugh Primary School only, Monday through Friday.  Transportation will not be provided. 

Due to budgetary constraints, the district will charge a fee for participation in the preschool lottery program.  The fee will be $200 per month payable in advance each month.  A $200 non-refundable deposit will be due upon registration and it will be applied only to the June tuition.

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Egg Harbor Township events, March 20-May 2

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 19, 2015 11:07 am

EHT events EHT events St. Patrick’s Day luncheon

The Ranch Hope Auxiliary No. 13 Atlantic County and students at Eagle Academy will host a St. Patrick’s Day luncheon 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, March 20 at the school, 3517 Bargaintown Road. The luncheon will feature roast turkey with trimmings, meatballs, sausage and peppers, pork and red cabbage, ham, homemade dishes and some donated food from area restaurants. Admission is $6 plus one canned food item for Community FoodBank of New Jersey. Takeout will be available. There will be door prizes and music. Proceeds benefit Ranch Hope, a place for troubled youth. Call 609-926-1235.

Mock Interview Training

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Lesson in tolerance becomes a celebration of student achievement

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, March 19, 2015 10:43 am

Submitted / From left in back are seventh-grader Alexandra Ruiz, sixth-grader Christine Castellano and eighth-graders Nadia Sarhan, Peter Tran and Amadeous Co. In the middle row from left are seventh-graders Aileen Ryan, Illiana Todorovshki and Ted Guzman, eighth-graders Amanda Stafford and Althea Flores. In front are seventh-grader Garrett Smith and sixth-grader Harrison Le. Not pictured is eighth-grader Alex Cohen. Submitted / From left in back are seventh-grader Alexandra Ruiz, sixth-grader Christine Castellano and eighth-graders Nadia Sarhan, Peter Tran and Amadeous Co. In the middle row from left are seventh-graders Aileen Ryan, Illiana Todorovshki and Ted Guzman, eighth-graders Amanda Stafford and Althea Flores. In front are seventh-grader Garrett Smith and sixth-grader Harrison Le. Not pictured is eighth-grader Alex Cohen. ‘Project Maus’ comes to Fernwood Friday

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Searching for a lesson that would provide students with a meaningful experience, Fernwood Avenue Middle School media studies teacher Doug Winkelstein and seventh-grade English teacher Lewis Mosetti decided use the Holocaust and tolerance as a starting point,

The results were inspiring.

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Be a part of the 2015 EHT Community Guide

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 19, 2015 07:28 am

EHT Community Guide EHT Community Guide The 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 group, religious organization, social service or government agency, we would like to hear from you.

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