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Galloway-Port Republic In Your Town, Edition of Sept. 25, 2014

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Friday, September 26, 2014 02:34 pm

Galloway-Port Republic In Your Town, Edition of Sept. 25, 2014 Galloway-Port Republic In Your Town, Edition of Sept. 25, 2014 Car Cruise

Historic Smithville Village Greene, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, will host a Car Cruise 5-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26. See spectacular vehicles from days gone by or show off one of your own. See www.ColonialInnSmithville.com or call 609-748-8999.

Fireworks after ‘Frozen’

The fireworks display originally set for Aug. 2 after the Galloway Carnival will take place Friday, Sept. 26, following the Galloway Movie the Park’s showing of “Frozen” at Patriot Lake in the Galloway Municipal Complex, 300 E. Jimmie Leeds Road. The movie starts at 7:30 p.m. Bring chairs and blankets. The event is presented by the Galloway Community Services. Call 609 652-8657.

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Area students seek sponsor to compete in national spelling bee

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Written by David Benson Friday, September 26, 2014 01:23 pm

Brian Dunn Brian Dunn GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP – Students in southern New Jersey want to show off their spelling skills at a national level, however they need a sponsor to take part in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

“Without a sponsor, our area will not be represented in Washington D.C.,” said Brian Dunn, coordinator of the regional South Jersey Spelling Bee. “But I’d love to keep this alive for our area students.”

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Veterans Memorial Park gets a Blue Star marker (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Friday, September 26, 2014 12:00 pm

Shelby Wessner / Lt. Matthew Kroll, a helicopter pilot with the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, explains why teamwork and service are important to the military and veterans. Shelby Wessner / Lt. Matthew Kroll, a helicopter pilot with the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, explains why teamwork and service are important to the military and veterans. GALLOWAY – Veterans Memorial Park received a noteworthy new addition on Saturday, Sept. 20, with the dedication of a Blue Star Memorial marker during the township's 14th annual Salute to Our Veterans.

More than 100 people participated in the township’s unique tradition, with many staying on to enjoy a barbecue afterwards.

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Port Republic celebrates its new City Hall (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Friday, September 26, 2014 08:38 am

 James FitzPatrick / Councilmen Roger Giberson, left, and Kevin Wessler, both of whom served on the City Hall project committee, get set up for the robbon-cutting Tuesday, Sept. 23. James FitzPatrick / Councilmen Roger Giberson, left, and Kevin Wessler, both of whom served on the City Hall project committee, get set up for the robbon-cutting Tuesday, Sept. 23. PORT REPUBLIC – As Port Republic came together to dedicate its new City Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 23, Mayor Gary Giberson was reminded of the unlikely way the city was able to pay for its new million-dollar building, without tapping taxpayers.

Giberson was the city’s emergency management coordinator in 1997 when a storm dumped 13 inches of rain in a half-hour, damaging four bridges and a dam. He and Councilman Clarence Hanselman were responding to the emergency, hauling gravel.

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‘Credible threat’ causes Absegami evacuation

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 26, 2014 08:28 am

Students were evacuated via early dismissal at 1:15 p.m. and faculty was also evacuated from the building while K-9 officers from Stockton College Police, Cape May County Sheriff’s Department and the New Jersey State Police assisted the Galloway Township with a check of the school for threats. Students were evacuated via early dismissal at 1:15 p.m. and faculty was also evacuated from the building while K-9 officers from Stockton College Police, Cape May County Sheriff’s Department and the New Jersey State Police assisted the Galloway Township with a check of the school for threats. GALLOWAY – Absegami High School students and staff were evacuated and class was dismissed early Thursday, July 25 after was the district superintendant reported was described as a “credible threat” to the police department.

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Cologne Ave. in Galloway to close for construction

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 23, 2014 11:53 am

GALLOWAY - Cologne Avenue, between the White Horse Pike and Aloe Street in Galloway, will be closed to all traffic between Friday, Sept. 26, and Thursday, Oct. 2 due to construction.

A detour route has been posted throughout the area, according to the Galloway Township Police Department.

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Galloway Police Blotter, Sept. 25, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 22, 2014 02:06 pm

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

Galloway police answered 843 calls for service Sept. 7-13. Officers made 42 arrests and issued 100 traffic summonses including six charges of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 26 motor vehicle accidents, 14 domestic complaints, 98 medical assists and 13 fire calls. They investigated two burglaries, both on the White Horse Pike.

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New city hall pays tribute to Port Republic’s past

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Sunday, September 21, 2014 12:00 am

James FitzPatrick /  The cupola was originally supposed to have windows, but the design was switched to louvers to authentically represent the bell tower that would have graced municipal buildings of yore. James FitzPatrick / The cupola was originally supposed to have windows, but the design was switched to louvers to authentically represent the bell tower that would have graced municipal buildings of yore. PORT REPUBLIC – Port Republic will take a bold step toward the future, while paying homage to its rich and defining past when it opens its new city hall next week.

At 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, the official dedication ceremony will be held at 143 Main St. The program will include local dignitaries, school children and a meeting of the Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

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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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Galloway-Port Republic In Your Town

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:00 am

Galloway-Port Republic In Your Town, Edition of Sept. 18, 2014 Galloway-Port Republic In Your Town, Edition of Sept. 18, 2014 Free Yoga for Cancer classes

Learn how to take an active role in your journey to healing in a safe and nurturing environment with free Yoga for Cancer classes offered the month of October at Yoga Nine Mind and Body Studio, 45 South New York Road, Smithville, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Classes include gentle stretching, dynamic movements, relaxing breathing techniques and calming meditations. No experience necessary. All levels welcome. Classes held Thursdays at 11 a.m. led by Dr. Robyn Tiger, physician and yoga therapist certified in teaching yoga for cancer. Preregistration encouraged. Email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Expose your kids to Spanish culture

Cuentos Funtasticos (Funtastic Stories) Club will be offered at the Galloway branch of the Atlantic County Library 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays Sept. 24 and Oct. 22. Suggested for ages 6-12. Expose your kids to Spanish language and culture. Listen to stories read in English and Spanish and enjoy activities and crafts. Presented by the Absegami High School Spanish Honor Society. Registration required. The library is located at 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road. Call 609-652-2352 to register.

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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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