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    Photo courtesy of Gertrude Roeske/ Cardiff volunteer firefighters in the 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.

    Cardiff…

  • Mainland Current

    WMGM TV 40 home at 1601 New Road in Linwood.

    LINWOOD – It appears that NBC will end its affiliation with WMGM TV 40 at the end of 2014.

    A contract between NBC and Access 1 Communications, which manages the station, ran through 2012 but was extended through the end of this year. That contract is not expected to be renewed.

    Headquartered at 1601 New Road in Linwood, WMGM TV 40 is the only television station in…

  • Sports

    jerseygenesisRegistration is open for the 19th Annual Jersey Genesis Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquabike and Bambino Biathlon, scheduled for Saturday, May 31, in Port Republic.

    Race organizers have added a duathlon to this year’s event to give the non-swimmers an opportunity to compete in the race.

    The triathlon portion of the event will consist of a half-mile swim, 16-mile bike and four mile run.  Duathletes will have the option of running two miles rather than swimming the half-mile at the…

  • Regional

    For the thousands of bikers who have waited all winter for the 2014 Wildwood Spring Bike Rally to finally arrive, here is the weather to expect when you drop a kickstand on Saturday and Sunday in front of the Bolero in Wildwood:/Jen MarraTHE…

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    The Mom's Beat blog

    Twitter party hosted by PBS Kids offers new ideas for exploring outdoors

     “Kids these days!” It’s a complaint as old as time.

    While there are times you will catch me saying the same thing (especially after seeing teenage girls walking around in yoga pants at school), I actually find a ton of hope in this generation of caring and conscientious children, particularly each year when we celebrate Earth Day on April 22.

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Greentree Church holds Easter festivities (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, April 21, 2014 10:30 am

Chuck Eberson/Elina Long, 2 of Egg Harbor Township is opening her eggs for the treat inside. Chuck Eberson/Elina Long, 2 of Egg Harbor Township is opening her eggs for the treat inside.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Children at Greentree Church in Egg Harbor Township were treated to a short story about Easter by Pastor Paul Long, a magic show and the all-important Easter egg hunt. Children were broken into age groups and herded outside with colorful plastic eggs dotting the grounds.  At the command to go, children, with their family members dragging behind, picked the lawn clean in no time at all.  One by one the eggs were opened and kids devoured the sweet treats inside.

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History Notes, April 19: Pagano Family

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Written by Lynn Wood, GEHTHS Sunday, April 20, 2014 12:00 am

 Photo and information courtesy Frank Pagano Jr./This photo of Frank Pagano Sr. was taken about 1917 when he was in the Cavalry during World War I. Photo and information courtesy Frank Pagano Jr./This photo of Frank Pagano Sr. was taken about 1917 when he was in the Cavalry during World War I.

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.

Pagano Family

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Accident at Zion and Old Zion Roads sends two drivers to hospital

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, April 17, 2014 07:42 pm

Dennis C. Sharpe/Bargaintown and Scullville volunteer firefighters work to free the entrapped driver. Dennis C. Sharpe/Bargaintown and Scullville volunteer firefighters work to free the entrapped driver.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Two motorists had to be extricated from their vehicles with the Jaws of Life rescue tools after a crash at the intersection of Zion and Old Zion Road in the Bargaintown section of the township on Thursday, April 17.

 According to police, Howard Thompson, 67, and Marleen Prouty, 74, of Northfield were sent to the hospital with moderate to severe injuries after Prouty’s 1999 Chevy S10 pulled into the path of Thompson’s 2011 Ford Escape around 4:25 p.m.

 Thompson was travelling west on Zion Road when Prouty allegedly failed to yield to traffic and turned left onto Zion road from the southbound lane of Old Zion Road and into the path of Thompson’s car.

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Back bill to allow more funding for volunteer fire companies

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Written by Opinion Thursday, April 17, 2014 01:45 pm

Letter to the Editor, Egg Harbor Township Letter to the Editor, Egg Harbor Township

To the editor:

As an active member of the Egg Harbor Township Volunteer Fire Department, I am writing in hopes to gaining support for Assembly Bill 3048, sponsored by Assemblyman Chris A. Brown.

The bill would amend NJ 40A:14-34, which limits funding by municipalities to volunteer fire companies. The limits would increase from $90,000 a year to $125,000 a year and from $30,000 to $70,000 a year for municipalities with more than three fire companies.

Egg Harbor Township would directly benefit from this amendment as we have five companies in our township, limited to receiving only $30,000 a year.

The amendment has gained the unanimous support of Egg Harbor Township Committee as well as the Atlantic County Board of Freeholders.

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Cardiff Volunteer Fire Company begins its spring fundraising

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, April 17, 2014 11:30 am

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The Cardiff Volunteer Fire Company started its spring 2014 fund drive Monday, April 14.

Egg Harbor Township Fire Department Chief Bill Danz said he hopes residents will take the time to open the envelopes.

“It will have the nonprofit postage, but it’s not junk mail,” he said, explaining that the nonprofit bulk postage was used by the fire company to save money. “Please don’t throw it away.  We need people to open the envelopes and give what they can.”

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Fourth case of rabies found in Egg Harbor Township

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 16, 2014 05:02 pm

Residents Urged to Vaccinate Pets

A fourth case of rabies has been confirmed in Egg Harbor Township, the third of which has involved a raccoon.

The raccoon was discovered by two dogs in the backyard of a property in the 100 black of Perry Lane in Egg Harbor Township on Friday, April 11. The owner had let the dogs out and soon heard them barking upon their discovery of a confused and lethargic raccoon. The dogs were taken into the house and the Animal Control Officer was called. The raccoon was sent to the state lab for testing where it was confirmed positive for rabies on Wednesday, April 16.

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EHTHS prom policy is an abuse of power

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, April 16, 2014 03:37 pm

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To the editor:

This letter is concerning Egg Harbor Township High School’s mandatory breathalyzer and property/person search for every prom attendee.  Not only is the policy insulting, I believe it is unconstitutional.

Our Fourth Amendment right protects us against unreasonable searches and seizures. It states that “no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”  

There is some gray area regarding unwarranted searches of public school students; nonetheless, based on previous Supreme Court cases, the invasion of the students’ privacy is more severe than the nature and immediacy of the government’s concern.  

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Breathalyzers to be used for EHTHS prom

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, April 16, 2014 03:31 pm

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Attendees of this year’s Egg Harbor Township High School prom will have to take one more step before being allowed to attend the biggest dance of the year.

 All students and guests will be screened for alcohol at check-in as part of a set of new policies for the 2014 prom.

 The use of breathalyzers was introduced in the prom packet that was sent home to parents and discussed briefly during a parent meeting to discuss mandatory changes held Tuesday, April 8. The meeting was set to provide the administration with a chance to inform parents on the rules and requirements for students who wish to attend the event as well as to allow the Egg Harbor Township Police Department to share information on drug trends among teens and inform parents on the ways to detect use.

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