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Sam Snead’s PGA trophy won at Seaview Country Club goes up for auction

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Saturday, September 20, 2014 12:00 am

Heritage Auctions / Although there is a permanent trophy passed from winner to winner each year, a smaller 16-inch replica is also awarded that each winner keeps. Heritage Auctions / Although there is a permanent trophy passed from winner to winner each year, a smaller 16-inch replica is also awarded that each winner keeps. GALLOWAY – A piece of local and golfing history is up for auction and available to anyone with a bank account healthy enough to make a bid.

Seaview Country Club in Galloway, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary year, played host the PGA Championship 1942. The Wanamaker Trophy, won by legendary golfer Sam Snead, is part of a collection of memorabilia being auctioned online by Heritage Auctions in Dallas.  

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Coast Guard pilot guest speaker at Salute to Our Veterans

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Friday, September 19, 2014 11:10 am

U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Matthew Kroll U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Matthew Kroll GALLOWAY ­– The guest speaker at Saturday’s Salute to Our Veterans event will be U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Matthew Kroll, a helicopter pilot at Air Station Atlantic City, located at Atlantic City International Airport in Pomona.

Lt. Kroll leads search and rescue missions within the Mid-Atlantic region, in addition to protecting Washington, D.C. as a pilot with the Rotary Wing Air Intercept (RWAI) program.

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Stockton College seeking university status

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 18, 2014 01:16 pm

Photo by Margot Alten /Members of The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Board of Trustees and the Stockton community applaud the move to seek a change in the college’s status to that of a university. Photo by Margot Alten /Members of The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Board of Trustees and the Stockton community applaud the move to seek a change in the college’s status to that of a university.

GALLOWAY – The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey today took a historic step toward changing its official designation and name to that of a university, officials announced in a news release.

The board of trustees voted to authorize President Herman Saatkamp to petition the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education to officially classify Stockton as a comprehensive university – a designation for which the college has met the requirements for the past five years, according to a news release.

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Power line upgrade sparks safety concerns in Galloway

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Wednesday, September 17, 2014 05:59 pm

GALLOWAY – Atlantic City Electric plans to remove wooden poles and install taller and larger-diameter steel ones when it replaces one of its major power lines in the township starting next month as part of a $24 million system upgrade.

While the steel poles and new lines will increase system reliability, there is also concern that the new structures won’t be as forgiving to motorists in the event of accident. In addition, the plan calls for four very large poles that have local officials asking if there are any alternatives available.

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Miss Teen Galloway joins 9/11 ceremony

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 16, 2014 09:03 pm

Miss Teen Galloway Kristen McCormick takes a moment with members of the Galloway Township Police Department. From left are Officer Paul Smith, Sgt. Joseph Picardi, McCormick, Cpl. Chris McGinty and Officer Bill Kline. Miss Teen Galloway Kristen McCormick takes a moment with members of the Galloway Township Police Department. From left are Officer Paul Smith, Sgt. Joseph Picardi, McCormick, Cpl. Chris McGinty and Officer Bill Kline.

GALLOWAY – Miss Teen Galloway 2014, Kristen McCormick, made her first official appearance at the 9/11 memorial ceremony Thursday at Patriot Lake, where she showed her support for first responders and helped honor the memory of those that perished on that tragic day. 

Traditionally Miss Teen Galloway's first appearance is the Fourth of July Parade, but that was cancelled due to rain.

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Galloway says ‘thank you’ to Captain Kane

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Monday, September 15, 2014 10:27 am

James FitzPatrick / Police Chief Patrick Moran, left, reads a plaque recognizing Allen Kane for '25 tears of dedicated service to the residents of Galloway Township.' James FitzPatrick / Police Chief Patrick Moran, left, reads a plaque recognizing Allen Kane for '25 tears of dedicated service to the residents of Galloway Township.' GALLOWAY – Friends and colleagues filled the Galloway Municipal Courtroom Sept. 9 to wish Al Kane well in his retirement from the Galloway Township Police Department.

The 25-year officer joined the force on Aug. 21, 1989, after graduating first in his class from the Atlantic County Police Academy. Promoted to sergeant in 1994 and lieutenant in 2001, he made captain in 2010, Chief Patrick Moran said.

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Galloway Police Blotter Sept. 18, 2014

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Written by STAFF Saturday, September 13, 2014 09:35 am

Galloway Police Blotter Sept. 18, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter Sept. 18, 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. 31-Sept. 6 Galloway police answered 925 calls for service. Officers made 34 arrests, and issued 100 traffic summonses including two charges of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 19 motor vehicle accidents, 13 domestic complaints, 81 medical assists and 14 fire calls. They investigated two burglaries.

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Galloway remembers sacrifices of 9/11

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Written by Chelsea White Friday, September 12, 2014 01:35 pm

Chelsea White /  Master of ceremonies Howard Berchtold of the South Egg Harbor Volunteer Fire Company welcomes visitors to Patriot Lake Park Thursday, Sept. 11 for the 9/11 memorial observance. Chelsea White / Master of ceremonies Howard Berchtold of the South Egg Harbor Volunteer Fire Company welcomes visitors to Patriot Lake Park Thursday, Sept. 11 for the 9/11 memorial observance. GALLOWAY – As the sun set over Patriot Lake Thursday, Sept. 11, the community gathered for a memorial ceremony to honor the fallen rescue workers and civilians of the 9/11 tragedy.

Area fire, police and rescue units joined residents around the gazebo for the emotional night of prayer and song.

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Mara Justine’s final ‘AGT’ performance (VIDEO)

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Thursday, September 11, 2014 05:14 pm

GALLOWAY – Galloway's Mara Justine was eliminated in Tuesday night’s "America's Got Talent" results show, even though her final performance was strong and something to appreciate.

The original broadcast had a technical problem that caused the viewing audience to hear an echo.

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Early Galloway youth sports leader Pauline Stuckel dies at 81

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Written by STAFF Wednesday, September 10, 2014 11:24 am

Pauline Margaret Stuckel Pauline Margaret Stuckel

GALLOWAY – The township lost one of its early youth sports leaders when Pauline “Paulina” Margaret Stuckel, 81, died Tuesday, Sept. 2.

Born Dec. 6, 1932 to Ethel and Henry Gabriel, she and her late husband, Emery "Buzzy" Stuckel, were instrumental having the family donate the land, now Gabriel Field, to the Galloway Township Athletic Association.

Stuckel died after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease. 

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Reassessment company to answer questions at Galloway meeting

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Wednesday, September 10, 2014 11:11 am

GALLOWAY – The public will have at least one more chance to weigh in on their tax assessments when the township government hosts a special meeting 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, in the Galloway Township Middle School cafetorium.

Featured will be a presentation by Vital Communications, the company that performed a recent township-wide reassessment. In addition the mayor and council, the tax assessor and tax collector will be there to answer questions, Township Manager Susan Jacobucci said at the Tuesday, Sept. 9 Township Council meeting.

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Changes under way at the Galloway library

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Tuesday, September 09, 2014 11:24 am

James FitzPatrick / Today it’s an empty shelf, but soon this section of the Galloway Branch of the Atlantic County Library System will be part of a new “Teen Zone” section with collections aimed at young readers, according to Jane Stanwood, branch manager. James FitzPatrick / Today it’s an empty shelf, but soon this section of the Galloway Branch of the Atlantic County Library System will be part of a new “Teen Zone” section with collections aimed at young readers, according to Jane Stanwood, branch manager. GALLOWAY – In the entrance at the Galloway Branch of the Atlantic County Library stands a marble sculpture by renowned local sculptor John Gowdy. Titled "One Upon a Time," it depicts an open book, with the hand of child holding the left side and the hand of an adult holding the right – two generations reading together.

Providing service to many generations with varying needs is part of the challenging mission that must be met by the local library. And it is with that in mind that the Jimmie Leeds branch has been undergoing some improvements recently.

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A merry go-round

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Written by Joan Kostiuk Monday, September 08, 2014 04:05 pm


Avery Zeeman, 1, of Elmer shows pure delight as she rides the carousel at Historic Smithville Sunday, Sept. 7 with her grandmother Dawn Fowler of Elmer. Fowler says she attends all the craft events at Smithville. Last weekend featured the Smithville Artwalk and Beard and Mustache Competition on the Village Greene.
 

Avery Zeeman, 1, of Elmer shows pure delight as she rides the carousel at Historic Smithville Sunday, Sept. 7 with her grandmother Dawn Fowler of Elmer. Fowler says she attends all the craft events at Smithville. Last weekend featured the Smithville Artwalk and Beard and Mustache Competition on the Village Greene. Avery Zeeman, 1, of Elmer shows pure delight as she rides the carousel at Historic Smithville Sunday, Sept. 7 with her grandmother Dawn Fowler of Elmer. Fowler says she attends all the craft events at Smithville. Last weekend featured the Smithville Artwalk and Beard and Mustache Competition on the Village Greene. 

Photo by Joan Kostiuk

 

Letter: AC used to be a town of traditions

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Written by Opinion Monday, September 08, 2014 02:03 pm

Letter: AC used to be a town of traditions Letter: AC used to be a town of traditions To the editor:

As the annual Miss America competition approaches and decades of tradition continue, one question comes to my mind: “Where are all the new traditions that Atlantic City will be remembered for?” I see so many people smile and reminisce about the Show Us Your Shoes Parade, the big final night and how they have loved the pageant since they were kids. These nostalgic memories make me question, however, if we will ever get any more wonderful traditions out of Atlantic City.

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Galloway Police Blotter Aug. 24-30, 2014

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Written by STAFF Monday, September 08, 2014 01:50 pm

Galloway Police Blotter Aug. 24-30, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter Aug. 24-30, 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. 24-30 Galloway police answered 942 calls for service. Officers made 35 arrests, and issued 97 traffic summonses including four charges of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 26 motor vehicle accidents, nine domestic complaints, 101 medical assists and 19 fire calls. They investigated seven burglaries.

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Letter: A society needs a well-educated citizenry to survive

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Written by Opinion Monday, September 08, 2014 11:17 am

Letter: A society needs a well-educated citizenry to survive Letter: A society needs a well-educated citizenry to survive To the editor:

Much concern has been voiced at town meetings about increases in property taxes. As a senior citizen on a fixed income, I feel these concerns are understandable, but let’s look at the problem from a different point of view. Has the cost of maintaining your home increased lately? Have your utility bills increased? Gas prices up? The schools, and their employees, are trying to cope with the same increases as the rest of us. There are six school buildings in Galloway to heat and maintain, and their utility and service bills increase just as yours and mine do.

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