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Legislators join Galloway’s school funding dilemmas

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, December 03, 2014 11:37 am

Legislators join Galloway’s school funding dilemmas Legislators join Galloway’s school funding dilemmas

GALLOWAY – About 100 residents attended a town hall meeting with District 9 state legislators.

The meeting with the legislative team of Sen. Christopher J. Connors and Assembly members Brian E. Rumpf and DiAnne C. Gove had been months in the making with busy schedules precluding the meeting ultimately held Tuesday, Nov. 25 at Galloway Township Middle School following a Township Council meeting, also at the remote site to accommodate a larger group than normally attends council sessions.

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Galloway police on alert for drunk drivers

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Written by STAFF Wednesday, December 03, 2014 10:23 am

Galloway police on alert for drunk drivers Galloway police on alert for drunk drivers

GALLOWAY – Don’t expect the usual township welcome from law enforcement if you drink and drive during the upcoming holiday season.

Police will target, pull over and arrest suspected drunk drivers as part of their role in the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, according to Officer Rich Barber of the Traffic Safety Unit.

The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign runs Friday, Dec. 5 through Friday, Jan. 2.

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Youth leader Murray is Forsythe volunteer of the year

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, December 03, 2014 09:51 am

Volunteer of the year Les Murray: ‘You show up for everything.’ Volunteer of the year Les Murray: ‘You show up for everything.’

GALLOWAY – Many around town will know Les Murray as the coordinator of the Hooked on Fishing Not Drugs program for township and the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge.

But the Galloway resident has a special title this year.

Murray is volunteer of the year for the refuge.

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Galloway-Port Republic In Your Town

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, December 03, 2014 08:49 am

Galloway-Port Republic In Your Town, Edition of Dec. 4, 2014 Galloway-Port Republic In Your Town, Edition of Dec. 4, 2014 Pilgrim Academy Live Nativity

Pilgrim Academy will hold a Live Nativity Drive Thru 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12 at the school: 301 W. Moss Mill Road, Galloway. Call 609-965-2866.

Visit Santa Claus

Pictures and visits with Santa Claus are scheduled noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 at the Pomona Volunteer Fire Company, 225 W. White Horse Pike. The Ladies Auxiliary will have refreshments, games and more for the youngsters. Call 609-652-7675 or 609-412-1534.

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Absegami gets $1,000 for music program

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Written by STAFF Tuesday, December 02, 2014 04:50 pm

South Jersey Energy presents Absegami High School with $1,000 grant for instrumental music. South Jersey Energy presents Absegami High School with $1,000 grant for instrumental music.

The instrumental music program at Absegami High School applied for and received a $1,000 grant from South Jersey Energy as part of its Energy for the Arts program, designed to support competitive arts programs for school-aged children.

South Jersey Energy awarded 20 grants.

Absegami will use the money to repair instruments and provide student lessons.

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Galloway police reward 3 youngsters for turning in found money

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, December 02, 2014 03:57 pm

Robby, 6, Ricky, 13, and Bella Cote, 9, are honored by Galloway police for turning in $180 they found outside at Smithville. They are surrounded by police in the municipal courtroom Monday, Nov. 24. Police are, from left in back, Officers Steven Garrison, Ken Snuffer, Kevin Costa, Steve Vernon and Kevin Welsh, Detective Sgt. Donna Higbee and Chief Patrick Moran. In front are Capt. Christopher Doyle, Cpl. Greg Bollinger, Officer Scott Winneberger and Sgt. Joseph Picardi. Robby, 6, Ricky, 13, and Bella Cote, 9, are honored by Galloway police for turning in $180 they found outside at Smithville. They are surrounded by police in the municipal courtroom Monday, Nov. 24. Police are, from left in back, Officers Steven Garrison, Ken Snuffer, Kevin Costa, Steve Vernon and Kevin Welsh, Detective Sgt. Donna Higbee and Chief Patrick Moran. In front are Capt. Christopher Doyle, Cpl. Greg Bollinger, Officer Scott Winneberger and Sgt. Joseph Picardi.

GALLOWAY – The story told by the police information officer, Detective Sgt. Donna Higbee, started fairly routinely: On May 31, patrol officers responded to a call at a store parking lot where they were met by three small children - ages 6, 9 and 13 – and their father.

“The three children located $180 in cash and immediately laughed with each other about things they would like to buy with the money,” Higbee said. “After speaking with their dad they decided to contact the police and turn over the money in case someone had reported that they lost it.”

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Students run for leukemia, Down awareness

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Written by STAFF Tuesday, December 02, 2014 11:56 am

Galloway Township Middle School was represented by its Student Council. From left are advisor Kevin Krumaker, Niyati Parekh, Kim Nagales, Jennifer Galushka, President Athena Hall, Vice President Keara Cadavid, Riley Cordero, Spencer O'Brien, Karan Pandya and Akshay Sheth. Galloway Township Middle School was represented by its Student Council. From left are advisor Kevin Krumaker, Niyati Parekh, Kim Nagales, Jennifer Galushka, President Athena Hall, Vice President Keara Cadavid, Riley Cordero, Spencer O'Brien, Karan Pandya and Akshay Sheth.

GALLOWAY – Johnnie’s Run for Children's Leukemia and Down Syndrome Awareness drew participants and spectator-donors to Historic Smithville on a beautiful Sunday, Nov. 30.

Galloway Township Middle School Student Council President Athena Hall and Vice President Keara Cadavid led a contingent of Student Council volunteers in support of the 16th annual event.

Members of the Smithville Elementary School Running Club also participated.

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Carriage House in Knot’s Hall of Fame

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Written by STAFF Tuesday, December 02, 2014 11:32 am

Carriage House in Knot’s Hall of Fame Carriage House in Knot’s Hall of Fame GALLOWAY - The Carriage House wedding and event venue has been named to “The Knot” magazine Hall of Fame.

It was chosen as one of the Knot’s best of weddings for 2015, the fourth year it has received the honor.

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Emmaus youth get ready for Christmas pageant

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Written by STAFF Tuesday, December 02, 2014 10:15 am

Rehearsing for the Dec. 14 Emmaus United Methodist Church Christmas Pageant are, from left, Aidan Nooney, Patrick Nooney, Anna Cadogan, Alaina Ford and Kaitlyn Nooney. Rehearsing for the Dec. 14 Emmaus United Methodist Church Christmas Pageant are, from left, Aidan Nooney, Patrick Nooney, Anna Cadogan, Alaina Ford and Kaitlyn Nooney. Youngsters 4 years old through sixth grade can join the fun 10 a.m.-noon Sunday, Dec. 14 as the youth of Emmaus United Methodist Church, on the corner of Moss Mill Road and Route 9 in the Smithville section of Galloway, celebrate Christmas.

The event will include a Christmas pageant that Emmaus youth have been rehearsing for, activities, snacks and Christmas gifts for all the children.

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Choirs hit high notes for Greater Egg school board

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Written by STAFF Tuesday, December 02, 2014 09:34 am

Barbershop quartet is made up of, from left, Nathan Moore, Nicholas Hathaway, Kevin Gehringer and Brady Bock. Barbershop quartet is made up of, from left, Nathan Moore, Nicholas Hathaway, Kevin Gehringer and Brady Bock. The Absegami High School Select Choir and Men’s Choir performed for the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District Board of Education Monday, Dec. 1 at Absegami.

The performance included a barbershop quartet made up of students in the Men’s Choir.

Music teacher Cheryl Breitzman is also the choir director. She takes various choral groups to civic functions, nursing homes and other venues all during the year.

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Galloway Scouts selling Christmas trees and wreaths

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Written by STAFF Monday, December 01, 2014 06:00 pm

Galloway Scouts selling Christmas trees and wreaths Galloway Scouts selling Christmas trees and wreaths Cub and Boys Scouts from Galloway Pack and Troop 634 are conducting their annual Christmas tree and wreath sale.

Trees and wreaths will be sold 5-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 5-9 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturdays and 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays at the corner of Route 30 and Pomona Road.

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200 Club accepting scholarship applications

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Written by STAFF Monday, December 01, 2014 11:06 am

200 Club accepting scholarship applications 200 Club accepting scholarship applications

The 200 Club of Atlantic and Cape May Counties is now accepting applications for more than $40,000 in scholarships it expects to disburse in 2015.

The 200 Club awarded $42,500 in 2014 and next year’s grants should be about the same, according to scholarship chairman Leonard Gray.

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Verizon gives Hughes Center $10,000 for web training

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Written by STAFF Monday, December 01, 2014 10:26 am

Submitted / Jennifer P. Young, Verizon director of external affairs, presents a $10,000 check Nov. 20 to the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy. From left are Hughes Center Director Daniel J. Douglas, Young, Hughes Center namesake William J. Hughes, and Sharon Schulman, Stockton College CEO of external affairs and institutional research. Submitted / Jennifer P. Young, Verizon director of external affairs, presents a $10,000 check Nov. 20 to the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy. From left are Hughes Center Director Daniel J. Douglas, Young, Hughes Center namesake William J. Hughes, and Sharon Schulman, Stockton College CEO of external affairs and institutional research. GALLOWAY – The William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey received a $10,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation Nov. 20 to train social studies teachers to use web-based tools to increase the civic knowledge of students in grades kindergarten-12.

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Middle school students get a leg up on Absegami dance

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Written by STAFF Monday, December 01, 2014 10:07 am

Absegami dance students are, from left, Britney McConnell, Jaylene Vidro, Lynnette Marmolejos and Luz Jaynese Ortiz. Galloway Township Middle School students are Emma Jordal, Kaylen Glover, Rayna Bozzuto, Sydney Mullin, Darcy Aiken, Jenna Michael and Nicole Butler. Absegami dance students are, from left, Britney McConnell, Jaylene Vidro, Lynnette Marmolejos and Luz Jaynese Ortiz. Galloway Township Middle School students are Emma Jordal, Kaylen Glover, Rayna Bozzuto, Sydney Mullin, Darcy Aiken, Jenna Michael and Nicole Butler. The Absegami High School dance team hosted a dance clinic Saturday, Nov. 22. 

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Letter: Tax proposal is akin to socialism

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Written by Opinion Monday, December 01, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

In regard to the letter "Payroll tax is regressive,” I agree. All payroll taxes are counter to the concepts stated in the Declaration of Independence, as they lay claim to the portion of our lives that are spent earning a living. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are among the inalienable rights.

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Galloway couple held on heroin charges

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Written by STAFF Friday, November 28, 2014 06:57 pm

Galloway couple held on heroin charges Galloway couple held on heroin charges

GALLOWAY – Police arrested a man and a woman on heroin distribution charges after raiding their residence in the 200 block of Koch Avenue Friday, Nov. 21.

Verna Watkins and Fela Mandela, both 48, were arrested by Detective Bryan Casey after the execution of a search warrant that was the result of an investigation. 

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