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Egg Harbor City looking at possible 9.3 cent tax rate hike

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Friday, March 20, 2015 10:10 am

Council reschedules water fluoridation meeting 

EGG HARBOR CITY – A preliminary discussion at the Thursday, March 12 council meeting indicated that property owners could be facing a 9.3 cent tax rate increase in this year’s budget, barring any alterations made before the budget is finalized.

Mayor Lisa Jiampetti pointed out that 8.5 cents of the increase is due to a decline in revenues. “Appropriations are severely down over the past few years,” she said.

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Egg Harbor City council members review budget

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Friday, March 20, 2015 08:58 am

EGG HARBOR CITY- Egg Harbor City Council met on Thursday, March 19 to review the 2015 budget and seek to find cuts in what would amount to a 9.3 cent increase. That would result in a $93 increase in the municipal tax for a home assessed at $100,000. That figure does not include tax rate changes in the local and regional school districts and county tax calculations.

After two hours of debate and a line by line review of the budget document, the only agreement was to cut $12,000 from the public works budget.

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Liepe convicted of all counts in fatal, drunk driving collision

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:00 am

MAYS LANDING – A Mays Landing man, William Liepe, 62, was convicted on all seven criminal counts in connection with a 2011 fatal three-car collision that left a 9-year-old Hammonton boy dead, and a father and son seriously injured, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced Wednesday, March 18. 

On April 10, 2011, at 12:58 p.m., the Hamilton Township Police responded to Cologne Avenue, Mays Landing, for reported a three-car motor vehicle collision. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Collision Unit responded also.

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Local theater troupe to present Oliver this weekend at ACIT

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Wednesday, March 18, 2015 08:04 am

Allison Foley of Galloway Township, showing her project to producer/director Sean Griffith, volunteered to help prepare the scenery for the production. Allison Foley of Galloway Township, showing her project to producer/director Sean Griffith, volunteered to help prepare the scenery for the production. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – The Atlantic County Institute of Technology Performing Arts Center in Mays Landing will be the site for the most recent play performed by local theater group Sojourn Productions. The troupe is set to perform Oliver this weekend.

Sojourn Productions is a local community theater group that has been producing plays, camps and other theatrical events in Atlantic County for the past seven years. According to producer/director, and the company’s founder Sean Griffith, previous plays have been staged at Atlantic Community College and Absegami High School.

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EHC budget meeting planned

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Tuesday, March 17, 2015 02:35 pm

EGG HARBOR CITY – A special city council meeting has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, March 19 at Egg Harbor City Hall to discuss the proposed 2015 city budget. A preliminary discussion at the Thursday, March 12 council meeting indicated that the city’s residents will be facing a 9.3 cent increase in this year’s budget, barring any alterations made before the budget is finalized.

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Hamilton school board updated on test results

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Wednesday, March 11, 2015 07:57 am

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – The Hamilton Township School District’s Director of Curriculum and Instruction Lisa Dagit provided a review of the New Jersey Department of Education’s School performance Reports at the district’s board of education meeting on Monday, March 9.

The report outlined the results of how students in grades three through five in the Hess Elementary School Complex and students in grades six, seven and eight in the William Davies Middle School performed in the spring 2014 NJASK test. The test is designed to measure academic achievement, student growth and college and career readiness.

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Hamilton school budget proposes hefty tax hike

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Monday, March 09, 2015 08:01 am

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – The Hamilton Township Board of Education held a budget workshop on Saturday morning, March 7 in the William Davies Middle School library. The picture painted by Business Administrator Dan Smith, Superintendent Michelle Cappelluti and members of the board’s finance committee was not a rosy one.

While a number of different scenarios were presented, the 2015-16 school year budget, which will be voted on at the March 23 board meeting, includes a significant tax increase for township residents. Depending on which scenario is accepted, the tax rate will rise between 8.8 cents per $100 of assessed value of property and 11 cents.

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Cedar Creek High School named students of the month

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, March 06, 2015 03:26 pm

Cedar Creek High School named students of the month  Cedar Creek High School named students of the month The February students of the month at Cedar Creek High School are Caleb Wilkes, Yevgeniy "Jessie" Nikoleav, Christopher Schneider, Madison Tomasello, Leanne Klimecke and Lane Ruberton. 

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February Dragons of the Month

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, March 06, 2015 03:04 pm

February Dragons of the Month February Dragons of the Month William Davies Middle School recently named its February Dragons of the Month. Students were nominated for being trustworthy.

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Dr. Seuss birthday month at St. Vincent de Paul Regional

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, March 06, 2015 02:38 pm

Eddie Davis reads to kindergarten children at St Vincent de Paul Regional School. Students pictured are Sam Noone, Logan Manning, Hannah Rauch, Tessa Palumbo, Geo Depaor, Emily Suhr, Francis Juliano, Mollie Maguire, Liam Kryzak, Naima Braxton, Love Burnside, Donald Keck, James Deak, Samantha Contino, Keith Morganweck and  Jacob Hurst and Angelo LeRose. Thing 1 is kindergarten teacher Kathy Fortna.  Thing 2 is Marianne Tranchitella, the kindergarten aide.  Eddie Davis reads to kindergarten children at St Vincent de Paul Regional School. Students pictured are Sam Noone, Logan Manning, Hannah Rauch, Tessa Palumbo, Geo Depaor, Emily Suhr, Francis Juliano, Mollie Maguire, Liam Kryzak, Naima Braxton, Love Burnside, Donald Keck, James Deak, Samantha Contino, Keith Morganweck and Jacob Hurst and Angelo LeRose. Thing 1 is kindergarten teacher Kathy Fortna. Thing 2 is Marianne Tranchitella, the kindergarten aide. Eddie Davis of Literock 96.9 began his “Read Across South Jersey Tour” at St. Vincent de Paul Regional School in Mays Landing on Monday, March 2.  On his tour, he visits to South Jersey classrooms to encourage students to love to read.

“My thanks to Mrs. Fortna, Mrs. T., and the wonderful class of kindergarteners who made me feel so welcome when I stopped by to read a Dr. Seuss book. 

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