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Cardboard Duct Tape Boat Regatta returns to Port Republic

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 03, 2014 07:13 am

Submitted / Only corrugated cardboard and duct tape may be used to build the entries for the third annual Cardboard Duct Tape Boat Regatta. Submitted / Only corrugated cardboard and duct tape may be used to build the entries for the third annual Cardboard Duct Tape Boat Regatta. PORT REPUBLIC – Creativity, luck, good humor, and friendly competition will all come together in Port Republic Saturday, Sept. 13 as the Port Republic Parent Teacher Society presents its third annual Cardboard Duct Tape Boat Regatta. 

“If you are a master of duct tape engineering or can rig cardboard boxes into anything you want, then this is the event for you,” reads the promo for the Port Republic swimming beach event. 

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Galloway skunk marks county’s 7th rabies case in 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 02, 2014 09:05 pm

GALLOWAY – A skunk collected from the 200 block of Odessa Avenue in Galloway has been confirmed as the seventh case of rabies in Atlantic County this year, but the first found in Galloway, according to the county Division of Public Health. 

This is the second rabies case found in a skunk. The other previous cases involved four raccoons and one fox.

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Absegami opens

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Written by JULIE HAZARD Tuesday, September 02, 2014 11:49 am

Absegami juniors Shefin Danif, left, and Rutu Patel show their enthusiasm. Absegami juniors Shefin Danif, left, and Rutu Patel show their enthusiasm.

Absegami High School opened for the 2014-2015 school year Tuesday, Sept. 2.

It was the first day of school for all classes, including a host of brand new freshmen.

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Freshmen move in at Stockton (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 01, 2014 11:45 pm

Susan Allen / New freshman Jamie Roskos, of Norristown, Pa., and her mother Linda and boyfriend Dan Magrow, of Brigantine, a sophomore nursing major at Stockton. Susan Allen / New freshman Jamie Roskos, of Norristown, Pa., and her mother Linda and boyfriend Dan Magrow, of Brigantine, a sophomore nursing major at Stockton. GALLOWAY – Blue carts overflowing with bedding, clothes and dorm room accessories were rolled through the parking lots as student leaders, family and friends helped new freshmen move into campus housing at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey on Friday, Aug. 29.

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Galloway Police Blotter Aug. 17-23, 2014

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Written by STAFF Saturday, August 30, 2014 01:54 pm

Galloway Police Blotter Aug. 17-23, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter Aug. 17-23, 2014

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 Aug. 17-23 Galloway police answered 871 calls for service. Officers made 36 arrests, and issued 68 traffic summonses including one charge of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 17 motor vehicle accidents, 12 domestic complaints, 80 medical assists and 17 fire calls. They investigated six burglaries.

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Absegami grad graduates from military training

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, August 30, 2014 12:00 am

SAN ANTONIO - U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Zacchaeus J. Muntazar graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Muntazar completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

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Galloway schedules bulk waste collection for seniors

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 28, 2014 10:36 am

Map shows the zones where senior bulk trash collection is scheduled. Map shows the zones where senior bulk trash collection is scheduled. GALLOWAY – The township has scheduled bulk waste pickup in a pilot program for seniors. Seniors must register in person for pickup. If the program is repeated, there will be another in-person registration in 2015.

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UPDATE: Mara Justine Platt made it to 'AGT' finals

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 28, 2014 12:00 am

Mara Justine Platt UPDATE- Mara Justine Platt made it to the finals with late results Wednesday night. She now competes against 11 other acts in the finals on America's Got Talent.

GALLOWAY - Mara Justine Platt, the Galloway preteen who wowed judges on NBC’s "America’s Got Talent" with three singing performances, was back on the stage for the semifinals Tuesday, Aug. 26 and did it again with her rendition of Kelly Clarkson’s song “Breakaway.”

Platt’s performance started as not one of her best, sounding less polished than her others, but she brought it home by the end with judge’s and fans applauding in what “AGT” judge Heidi Klum called, “a breakout performance”.

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Galloway students receive certificates for Math League competition

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 28, 2014 12:00 am

Joanna Westcott/Galloway students receive certificates for Math League competition. Joanna Westcott/Galloway students receive certificates for Math League competition. GALLOWAY– Riley Cordero and Richard Price were on hand at the Aug. 25, Board of Education meeting at the Middle School to receive certificates honoring their participation in the 2014 New Jersey Regional Math League Competition.

Cordero and Price were on the seventh-grade team for the Middle School that was ranked No. 1 regionally.  

Congratulating the students were GTMS Principal Paula Junker, teacher/advisor Carol deRuyter, Superintendent Annette Giaquinto, and Board President Ernest Huggard.

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School begins in Port on Sept. 4 with interim superintendent

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:15 pm

PORT REPUBLIC– Port Republic School begins on Sept. 4 with an early dismissal. The following day is the first full day of school for the k-8 district.
The district approved Joetta Surace as interim superintendent to replace Kerri McGinley, who is going to the Atlantic County Special Services School District, school secretary Dorothy Krout said Tuesday, Aug. 26.

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Letter: It’s time to move out of Galloway

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Written by Vince Sinagria Tuesday, August 26, 2014 12:29 pm

Letter: It’s time to move out of Galloway Letter: It’s time to move out of Galloway To the editor:

My wife and I moved to Galloway about seven years ago and the taxes here have gone up every year and are now out of control.

I moved from Absecon, which also has high taxes, but they get services for the money. We don’t in Galloway.

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Galloway school board addresses angry taxpayers

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Tuesday, August 26, 2014 11:37 am

Madelaine Vitale / Taxpayers filled the Middle School to hear what school officials had to say about the increase in taxes during a school board meeting Monday, Aug. 25. Madelaine Vitale / Taxpayers filled the Middle School to hear what school officials had to say about the increase in taxes during a school board meeting Monday, Aug. 25.

GALLOWAY – Angry taxpayers took their concerns over a 30 percent property tax increase to the school board Monday night, Aug. 25, at the Middle School on Reeds Road.

But after a budget presentation with figures that school officials said showed that the district spends less than others yet maintains solid services, taxpayers who went looking for answers left with as many questions as they had after the council meeting the week before.

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Absegami High School student recognized for academics

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 26, 2014 12:00 am

ATLANTA, GA– The National Society of High School Scholars recognized Absegami High School student Michael Stepinski from Galloway for academic excellence.

The society recognizes scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment.

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Here's a list of school start dates in the area

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 25, 2014 03:38 pm

Here is a list of start dates and times for the first days of school in the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District, Galloway Township Public Schools and Assumption Regional Catholic School in Galloway.

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PTA Sponsors Back to School at Assumption Regional Catholic School

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 25, 2014 10:48 am

GALLOWAY– Assumption Regional Catholic School PTA is sponsoring a Back to School Recess for families from 4-6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25 at the Assumption School Media Center, 146 South Pitney Road.

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Letter: Time to cut government across the board

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Written by Jim Munroe Saturday, August 23, 2014 12:46 pm

Letter: Time to cut government across the board Letter: Time to cut government across the board To the editor:

I would like to suggest that the following items be considered regarding the local financial situation, not just in Galloway, but in the general area.

I would like to try a 1 percent, across-the-board cut in all government departments and for all employees. The next year do the same thing, but increase the cut to 2 percent, resulting in a 3 percent total drop in the cost of government.

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