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Kevin Gehringer hits high notes as new Mr. Absegami

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Written by Steve Prisament Sunday, January 25, 2015 09:55 am

Newly crowned Mr. Absegami Kevin Gehringer is applauded by fellow contestants. Newly crowned Mr. Absegami Kevin Gehringer is applauded by fellow contestants.

GALLOWAY – For this year’s Mr. Absegami, Kevin Gehringer, winning wasn’t everything – according to him, it was hardly anything.

“My priority was not winning,” Gehringer told The Current after winning Friday, Jan. 16. “I was so at a loss for words. The talent was amazing. It could have been any one of us.”

And Gehringer, whose musical talent has been recognized by his being named drum major for this year’s marching band, is quick to share the credit.

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Officials say manufacturing plant at Lenox site is near

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Written by Steve Prisament Sunday, January 25, 2015 09:51 am

Deputy Mayor Tony Coppola says manufacturing plant at Lenox site is near . Deputy Mayor Tony Coppola says manufacturing plant at Lenox site is near .

GALLOWAY – Deputy Mayor Tony Coppola said he liked to quote George Peppard from the 1980s TV series “The A-Team.”

“I love it when a plan comes together,” Coppola said at the Tuesday, Jan. 20 Township Council meeting, alluding to the municipality’s development plan for the former Lenox property on Tilton Road.

Barrette Outdoor Living, a manufacturer and distributor of fencing, railing, garden products and sheds and the proposed anchor business at the site, has been granted $30 million by the state Economic Development Authority, according to Coppola.

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Wastell, Monteleone named Absegami educators of the year

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Written by Steve Prisament Sunday, January 25, 2015 09:44 am

Absegami’s professionals of the year are Joe Monteleone, left, and Brian Wastell. Absegami’s professionals of the year are Joe Monteleone, left, and Brian Wastell.

GALLOWAY – Absegami High School’s educators of the year have a lot in common. They are both into sports. They both have crowded bulletin boards. And both are extremely popular with the students.

Educational services professional of the year Joe Monteleone is a guidance counselor. He was teacher of the year in 2009.

Teacher of the year Brian Wastell teaches U.S. History I for sophomores, Law and Criminal Justice for 11th and 12th graders and Introduction to Homeland Security to freshmen. He is also head baseball coach and an assistant football coach.

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Galloway Police Blotter Jan. 11-18, 2015

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Written by Steve Prisament Sunday, January 25, 2015 09:37 am

Galloway Police Blotter Jan. 11-18, 2015 Galloway Police Blotter Jan. 11-18, 2015

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

During the period Jan. 11-18 Galloway police answered 1,051 calls for service. Officers made 20 arrests, and issued 121 traffic summonses. Officers responded to 16 motor vehicle accidents, 10 domestic complaints, 91 medical assists and 16 fire calls. They investigated three burglaries.

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Absegami students step out with first Senior Dance Concert

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Written by STAFF Friday, January 23, 2015 09:41 am

From left are seniors Molly Deibert, Tiana Le, Tara Payne, Caitlyn Kraemer, Madison Restle, Gianna Capella and Morgan Brady. From left are seniors Molly Deibert, Tiana Le, Tara Payne, Caitlyn Kraemer, Madison Restle, Gianna Capella and Morgan Brady.

The Absegami High School Dance Department will hold its first Senior Dance Concert 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30 in the Performing Arts Center, 201 S. Wrangleboro Road, Galloway.  

It will feature dances choreographed by students.

All dances will illustrate the students’ originality, creativity and artistry through movement.

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Port Republic School registration

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Written by STAFF Thursday, January 22, 2015 02:14 pm

Port Republic School registration Port Republic School registration

Kindergarten registration for 2015-2016 at Port Republic School will be by appointment 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, March 24-25.

Children must become five years old on or before Oct. 1.

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Galloway police seek 3 in holdup at motel

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Written by Steve Prisament Thursday, January 22, 2015 01:44 pm

Galloway police seek 3 in holdup at motel Galloway police seek 3 in holdup at motel

GALLOWAY – Police are seeking help from the public to apprehend three men who held up a pair of motel guests here Tuesday, Jan. 20.

At approximately 10:35 p.m. Tuesday, two men were robbed at gunpoint by three others inside their hotel room at the Tri Way Motel at 248 East White Horse Pike. 

The two victims were robbed of their wallets, cash and cell phones.

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Quizzo Night at Assumption

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Written by Steve Prisament Thursday, January 22, 2015 01:25 pm

Quizzo Night at Assumption Quizzo Night at Assumption

Assumption Regional Catholic School will host its second annual Quizzo Night 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31 in the school gymnasium.

Doors open 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

Free wings, pizza, soda and water. BYOB for 21 and older.

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Historic Galloway - Robert Scott

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Written by SARAH SNOW Thursday, January 22, 2015 12:41 pm

Robert Scott’s Victorian summer home in Leeds Point, built in 1901. Robert Scott’s Victorian summer home in Leeds Point, built in 1901.

Welcome to Historic Galloway, our weekly feature that looks back through Galloway Township history.

Each week, we get a chance to learn or reminisce courtesy of Sarah Snow, librarian for the Galloway Township Historical Society, who shares information and early photos with our readers online and in print.

Robert Scott was one of Galloway's more colorful residents.

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Supermarket closing in Smithville after less than a year

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, January 20, 2015 11:15 am

Co-ower Ray Parzyck at the soon-to-be-closed entrance. Co-ower Ray Parzyck at the soon-to-be-closed entrance. GALLOWAY – Incollingo’s Market Place is on the verge of closing for good after being open in the Smithville Town Center for a little less than a year.

The full-service grocery has reduced its hours to 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays and will probably only be open 9-6 on Sundays. All items are 25 percent off.

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Absegami takes third in Burlington forensics match

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Written by STAFF Monday, January 19, 2015 02:22 pm

The Absegami forensics team at Northern Burlington County Regional High School. In front, from left, are Miranda Muniz, Maggie Cohen, Ashley Fox, Isabelle Brown, Nicholas Hathaway, Michael Moore, Saverio Turrano and Zach Hassel. Behind them are Morgan Lyons, Peyton Wagner, Spencer Lyons, Natalie Frantz, Taylor DeClement, C. J. Coyle, Matthew Brennan, Jordan Porch and Juliet Melnik. The Absegami forensics team at Northern Burlington County Regional High School. In front, from left, are Miranda Muniz, Maggie Cohen, Ashley Fox, Isabelle Brown, Nicholas Hathaway, Michael Moore, Saverio Turrano and Zach Hassel. Behind them are Morgan Lyons, Peyton Wagner, Spencer Lyons, Natalie Frantz, Taylor DeClement, C. J. Coyle, Matthew Brennan, Jordan Porch and Juliet Melnik.

The Absegami High School forensics team traveled to compete in the Northern Burlington County Regional High School Forensics Tournament Saturday, Jan. 17 and won third place in the competition, taking 14 individual awards, including seven first place finishes out of twelve categories. 

Isabelle Brown won first place in drama monologue and after dinner speaking and second place in prose interpretation and third place in dramatic duo intepretation with Nicholas Hathaway. 

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Stockton study recommends making college more affordable

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Written by Steve Prisament Thursday, January 15, 2015 02:35 pm

Stockton study recommends making college more affordable Stockton study recommends making college more affordable

Stockton’s Higher Education Strategic Information and Governance Project issued a report Wednesday, Jan. 14 recommending changes to make college more affordable and easier to complete, and to give students the skills they need to succeed in the workforce.

It proposed broadening partnerships with high schools to teach subjects and skills needed to succeed in college and the workforce, and grant college-level credit for those courses. Colleges would partner with community colleges on credit transfer, to shorten time needed to complete a degree, and to reduce college cost.

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Opposition readies for possible Galloway methadone clinic

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, January 14, 2015 11:36 am

Activist resident Anna Jezycki tells council something has to be done to keep a methadone clinic away from a residential area. Activist resident Anna Jezycki tells council something has to be done to keep a methadone clinic away from a residential area. GALLOWAY – Chances are there are no plans for a methadone clinic on Chris Gaupp Drive in an office that backs up to a residential community of about 400 homes.

But if there are, activist Anna Jezycki is ready to step into action.

“A methadone clinic was proposed for the office building at 421 Chris Gaupp Drive several years ago,” Jezycki said. “Someone anonymously left me a copy of the application.”

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Purdy says Galloway, Atlantic County can’t afford A.C. bailout alone

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, January 14, 2015 10:06 am

Galloway Mayor Don Purdy prior to the Jan. 2 council meeting. Galloway Mayor Don Purdy prior to the Jan. 2 council meeting.

GALLOWAY – Mayor Don Purdy is leading a campaign to see that when the last person leaving Atlantic City turns out the lights, residents of the surrounding communities don’t get stuck with the electric bill.

The closing of four casinos – with another possibly following early this year – has created a tax crisis in the East Coast’s only casino town, and state legislators have introduced a bill that calls for the rest of Atlantic County to bail out the resort city.

“My town can not afford it,” Purdy told The Current Friday, Jan. 9. “I’ll go down fighting and struggling.”

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For Galloway Eagle Scout Thomas Bailey, it all computes

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, January 14, 2015 08:59 am

A Scouting family, Beth and Glen Bailey, with their sons, Eagle Scout, Thomas, left, and Life Scout, Steven. A Scouting family, Beth and Glen Bailey, with their sons, Eagle Scout, Thomas, left, and Life Scout, Steven. GALLOWAY – Thomas D. Bailey, a 17-year-old senior at Holy Spirit High School, has been in Scouting since second grade.

His parents, Beth and Glen Bailey of Galloway, are among the founders of Pack and Troop 634 at Assumption Regional Catholic School. Glen Bailey is Troop 634 committee chairman.

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Cabaret Night coming to Absegami

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Written by STAFF Monday, January 12, 2015 05:11 pm

Absegami junior Natalie Frantz performing in the 2014 Absegami High School Emanon Players Boosters Cabaret Night. Absegami junior Natalie Frantz performing in the 2014 Absegami High School Emanon Players Boosters Cabaret Night. The Absegami High School drama program will present its annual Cabaret Night 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23 in the Performing Arts Center. 

See Absegami’s talented students perform both contemporary and classic torch songs from some of Broadway’s most beloved shows.

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