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Hamilton Township In Your Town, edition of Feb. 27

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 27, 2015 11:46 am

Hamilton Township In Your Town, edition of Feb. 27 Hamilton Township In Your Town, edition of Feb. 27 Black History Month presentation

 The Mays Landing branch of the Atlantic County Library, 40 Farragut Ave., presents Black History Month: The Quakers as Abolitionists at 1:30p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21. Brian Temple, author of "Philadelphia Quakers and the Antislavery Movement," relates the actions and intent of the Quakers of Pennsylvania and their opposition to slavery. The event is open to all ages. Registration is requested. Call 609-625-2776, ext. 6304.

Pilates

The Mays Landing branch of the Atlantic County Library, 40 Farragut Ave., offers Pilates for adults and teens 9:30 a.m. Saturdays Feb. 21, March 7 and 21. Pilates is a balanced blend of strength and flexibility training that improves posture, reduces stress, and creates long, lean muscles.

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Mullica Township School District registration

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 27, 2015 11:11 am

MULLICA – The Mullica Township School District is now registering children for the 2015-16 school year in its preschool and kindergarten classes.

To be eligible, children must be residents of Mullica Township and should be 4 years old by Oct. 1 for the preschool program and 5 years old by Oct. 1 for the kindergarten program.

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Superintendent tries to ease parent concerns about PARCC

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Friday, February 27, 2015 10:34 am

Superintendent tries to ease parent concerns about PARCC Superintendent tries to ease parent concerns about PARCC Federal funding linked to test participation, Cappelluti says

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Hamilton Township School Superintendent Michelle Cappelluti attempted to mitigate parents’ apprehensions about the upcoming PARCC tests students are about to take by sending a letter home about the test and following it up with an explanation to the school board at its Monday, Feb. 23 meeting.

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers is scheduled to be given in March and May to all students in grades three through eight, as well as in high school.

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ACIT recognizes essay winners and their role models

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Friday, February 27, 2015 10:07 am

U.S. Navy Lt. Candice Watson, left, surprises her sister, Atlantic County Institute of Technology essay contest winner Lilly Kinman, at a luncheon Tuesday, Feb. 24 for contest winners and their role models. U.S. Navy Lt. Candice Watson, left, surprises her sister, Atlantic County Institute of Technology essay contest winner Lilly Kinman, at a luncheon Tuesday, Feb. 24 for contest winners and their role models. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Senior English students at the Atlantic County Institute of Technology recently wrote essays nominating someone from their community to be a part of Career and Technical Education Day in recognition of February as National Career and Technical Education Month.

The essays were judged, and 12 were selected winners. They and their role models were invited to a luncheon at the school Tuesday, Feb. 24.

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Projects split up in latest GEHR referendum

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Friday, February 27, 2015 09:34 am

Crowd offers support for March 10 vote at first community meeting 

Superintendent John Keenan explains the projects to the crowd at the Feb. 24 referendum information meeting at Oakcrest High School. Superintendent John Keenan explains the projects to the crowd at the Feb. 24 referendum information meeting at Oakcrest High School. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Last March, voters turned down a bond referendum that would have provided many needed improvements for the three schools in the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District. Now, the school board will offer another referendum, although in a different format.

On Tuesday, March 10, voters in the four municipalities that comprise the district – Hamilton Township, Galloway Township, Mullica Township and Egg Harbor City – will again have the opportunity to support or deny a wide range of projects designed to upgrade facilities and improve, and offer additional academic opportunities.

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Letter: Quality schools increases property values

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Written by Opinion Thursday, February 26, 2015 12:00 am

Letter: Quality schools increases property values Letter: Quality schools increases property values To the editor:

In response to the concerns of tax increases with the passage of the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District bond referendum, I am also a taxpayer in the district, as are my stepdaughter and her family, my daughter and her family, and my son. We don't want our taxes to go up either; however, what is proposed in the bond referendum is necessary for optimal learning.

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Letter: Leadership lacking in the Hamilton Twp.School District

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:00 am

Letter: Leadership lacking in the Hamilton Twp.School District Letter: Leadership lacking in the Hamilton Twp.School District To the editor:

For the past six years, I have served as a member of the Hamilton Township Board of Education.  As the superintendent’s three-year contract comes up for renewal, I am concerned for the students and residents, and am no longer a board member, bound to acquiesce to the vote of the majority.  The issues are not personal, but professional.

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Letter: Vote ‘yes’ on the school referendum

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, February 24, 2015 12:00 am

Letter: Vote ‘yes’ on the school referendum Letter: Vote ‘yes’ on the school referendum To the editor:

No one likes taxes. But there are times when taxes must be considered an investment. In this context, I refer to the upcoming Greater Egg Harbor Regional School District referendum. I am in favor of this referendum even though I have no direct vested interest in the local schools.

As a retiree with no children or other family members who are or will be attending one of our three high schools, I recognize the absolute need for repairs, replacement of outdated/outmoded equipment, the need for improvements, and, sadly, the need for the latest in security devices.

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Suspect sought in Mays Landing bar stabbing

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, February 21, 2015 05:48 pm

Township police are asking for help in locating a woman who allegedly stabbed another woman in the face Township police are asking for help in locating a woman who allegedly stabbed another woman in the face HAMILTON TOWNSHIP - Township police are asking for help in locating a woman who allegedly stabbed another woman in the face at a Mays Landing bar in the predawn hours today (Saturday, Feb. 21).

Police said they found a 21-year-old female victim with multiple stab wounds to the face and hand when they responded to Jonsey's Bar at 2:52 a.m. to a report of a stabbing. The bar is located at 6928 Harding Highway. The Millville resident was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center for her injuries.

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Letter: We owe it to the kids to improve Greater Egg schools

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Written by Opinion Saturday, February 21, 2015 12:00 am

To the editor:

A set of Greater Egg Harbor Regional School District ballot questions will be put to a vote on March 10. Before you become turned off by numbers like $32,777,915 or get caught up in arguments about which schools receive which improvements, think about the fact that we are all part of a regional school district. No current administrators, teachers, staff, nor any child attending these schools had anything to do with creating the regional district. But what we all have to understand is that four different sending districts are basically sharing three schools, regardless of where your child might attend.

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