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Barbarito and Beyers Preschool celebrates Thanksgiving

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 05, 2014 11:40 am

Barbarito and Beyers Preschool celebrates Thanksgiving Barbarito and Beyers Preschool celebrates Thanksgiving Children at Barbarito and Beyers Preschool in Mays Landing are ready to be served their annual Thanksgiving Feast Wednesday Nov. 26. Thanksgiving stories and skits were part of the festivities. On the left are Edward Daine, Janeliz Echevarria, Mason Medica and Andrew Woods; on the right are Jada Reed, Gabe Basile, Javien Nunez and Madison Fish.

 

Egg Harbor City students observe Great American Smokeout

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 05, 2014 11:07 am

Little Buddies Laskya Winters and Janey McDermott and Big Buddies Madison McCourt and other students place pinwheels in the ground in front of the Egg Harbor City Community School. Little Buddies Laskya Winters and Janey McDermott and Big Buddies Madison McCourt and other students place pinwheels in the ground in front of the Egg Harbor City Community School. Third-graders from the Charles L. Spragg School and eighth-graders from the Egg Harbor City Community School teamed up together in the Big and Little Buddies Program administered by the district Guidance Department, Tina Hennaut from the Spragg School and Gretchen Halfpenny from the Community School. 

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Hamilton committeeman-elect recovering from accident injuries

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Wednesday, December 03, 2014 01:19 pm

John Kurtz John Kurtz HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – John Kurtz, who was elected to a three-year term on the Hamilton Township Committee on November 4, was injured while crossing Main Street on Sunday, November 30 at about 5:30 p.m.

Kurtz was in the process of crossing the street in front of his business, County Seat Florist, to check on the lights in Memorial Park when he was struck by a 1998 Nissan Altima. Witnesses said that Kurtz’s vision may have been obstructed by a vehicle in the left turn lane and that he then began crossing the right lane when he was struck by the vehicle.

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Hamilton Committee honors army airborne veteran Michael Rock

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Tuesday, December 02, 2014 09:10 am

Hamilton Township Committeeman Rodney Guishard recites the accomplishments of United States Army Airborne veteran Michael Rock as Rock’s son Michael, daughter Diane, New Jersey Assemblyman Chris Brown and Hamilton Township Mayor Roger Silva look on. Hamilton Township Committeeman Rodney Guishard recites the accomplishments of United States Army Airborne veteran Michael Rock as Rock’s son Michael, daughter Diane, New Jersey Assemblyman Chris Brown and Hamilton Township Mayor Roger Silva look on. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – The Hamilton Township Committee honored United States Army Airborne veteran Michael Rock as part of its Honor and Remember program at its meeting on Monday, December 1.

Committeeman Rodney Guishard spoke about Rock’s accomplishments during World War II that included his induction in April, 1943 into the 680th Glider Field Artillery Battalion. He also served as a paratrooper in the 17th Airborne Division. He was deployed in Europe from August 1944 until December, 1945 where he fought in the Battle of the Bulge and received the Presidential Unit Citation.

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Visit from Santa highlights Mays Landing’s annual tree lighting event

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Monday, December 01, 2014 09:13 am

Members of the Saint Nicholas Aurora Carolers from Egg Harbor City provided entertainment for those waiting to talk to Santa. Members of the Saint Nicholas Aurora Carolers from Egg Harbor City provided entertainment for those waiting to talk to Santa. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Scores of families turned out on a crisp evening on Saturday, November 29 for Mays Landing’s annual tree lighting ceremony in Memorial Park, sponsored by the Hamilton Township Historical Commission. Attendees heard performances from the William Davies Middle School Band, a combined chorus from the Davies School Choir and the Saint Vincent’s Parish Youth Choir and the Saint Nicholas Aurora Carolers from Egg Harbor City.

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Hamilton committeeman-elect struck by car in Mays Landing

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Written by Charlie Prichard Monday, December 01, 2014 12:03 am

John Kurtz John Kurtz HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – John Kurtz, who was elected to a three-year term on the Hamilton Township Committee Nov. 4, was struck by a car while crossing Main Street on Sunday, Nov. 30 at about 5:30 p.m.

Kurtz was crossing the street in front of his business, County Seat Florist, to check on the timer for the lights in Memorial Park when he was struck by a 1998 Nissan Altima.

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Letter: Business tax incentives mean higher taxes for residents

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Written by Opinion Sunday, November 30, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

I read with interest an article in the Nov. 20 edition of The Current of Galloway about the town council approving plans for the Lenox site. The taxpayers now have more questions than answers. The first is how 400 jobs may be created (estimates tend to be higher than reality I have found), followed with what Deputy Mayor Coppola says is good for Galloway taxpayers.

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Oakcrest serves breakfast to champions of American freedom

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Written by Julie Hazard Friday, November 28, 2014 09:00 am

Close to 40 local veterans, including Oakcrest staff members, enjoy breakfast at the school Nov. 14. Close to 40 local veterans, including Oakcrest staff members, enjoy breakfast at the school Nov. 14. The Oakcrest High School Social Studies Club sponsored its annual veterans breakfast Nov. 14 honoring local veterans. Students had an opportunity to mingle with the guests in open discussion. The Oakcrest choir and jazz ensemble provided patriotic music, and culinary students served a breakfast brunch.

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Letter: Cruse named essay contest finalist

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Written by Opinion Friday, November 28, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

Congratulations to fourth-grade student Amayah Cruse for being selected as a finalist prize winner in AtlantiCare's How to Help a Friend anti-bullying writing contest.

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Atlantic County Sheriff’s Report, Oct. 22 - 28

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 28, 2014 12:00 am

Atlantic County Sheriff  The following arrests were made recently by the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone who has information on the whereabouts of persons who are wanted by the agency is asked to call 609-909-7200.

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