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Hamilton donates flags to wave on newly painted Oakcrest flagpole

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Monday, August 25, 2014 12:25 pm

Charlie Pritchard / The newly donated flags are attached to the ropes ready to be raised on the newly painted flagpole in front of Oakcrest High School. Charlie Pritchard / The newly donated flags are attached to the ropes ready to be raised on the newly painted flagpole in front of Oakcrest High School.

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – One of the first items on the “to do” list for recently hired Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School Superintendent John Keenan was to paint the rusted flagpole in front of the school. When that was accomplished, Hamilton Township Committee offered to provide a flag to fly above the school.

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DARE Olympics at Egg Harbor City Lake

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Written by Chelsea White Monday, August 25, 2014 10:00 am

Tyler Kienzle, 5, left, of Egg Harbor City and Noah Smith, 3, of Mays Landing have their eyes on the finish line. Tyler Kienzle, 5, left, of Egg Harbor City and Noah Smith, 3, of Mays Landing have their eyes on the finish line. Nearly 60 children signed up for the annual Egg Harbor City DARE Olympics held Saturday Aug. 23 at the Egg Harbor City Lake off Philadelphia Ave.

Kids were running, swimming, hopping and pulling during the 18th year of the games sponsored by the Egg Harbor City Municipal Alliance, the DARE program and the Egg Harbor City Kiwanis Club.

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Hess School hosts happy campers for the summer

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Friday, August 22, 2014 03:00 pm

Sixth grader Khani Temple, 11 and eighth graders Payne Marker and Danny Hartley, both 13, pose on the tree house that they helped to design and create. Sixth grader Khani Temple, 11 and eighth graders Payne Marker and Danny Hartley, both 13, pose on the tree house that they helped to design and create. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – When the Hess Education Complex in Mays Landing closes its doors in June, unlike most schools they quickly reopen to host Camp Blue Star, a day camp that hosts some 150 kindergarten to eighth graders for eight weeks during the summer.

Camp Blue Star is not your typical day camp. Campers in this program get involved in such diverse projects as using a 3D printer, acting out Broadway shows, learning how to be a chef and designing and building a tree house.

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1.65 percent electric rate increase takes effect Sept. 1

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 21, 2014 09:50 am

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Atlantic City Electric announced today (Thursday, Aug. 21) that base electric rates will increase by 1.65 percent effective Sept. 1.

“On August 20, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) announced its approval of a stipulation of settlement in the Atlantic City Electric (ACE) base rate case authorizing ACE to increase its electric distribution rates by $19 million.”

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‘Raising Successful Students’ subject of motivational program at Oakcrest

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 21, 2014 09:30 am

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – The Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District is inviting parents and community members to a special seminar on “Raising Successful Students” 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 in the Oakcrest High School Performing Arts Center.

The program will be conducted by Bruce Boguski, author, motivational speaker, columnist and media personality who is well known for his ability to inspire others to “Do the Impossible.”

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Employee vacation time questioned at meeting

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Thursday, August 21, 2014 09:04 am

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – At the Hamilton Township Committee meeting on August 4, Committeewoman Aline Dix objected to an updated employee policy manual going to print due to some discrepancies on employee vacation time. She outlined her concerns in the most recent meeting on August 18.

Dix contended that an action taken at the April 7 committee meeting, at which she was absent,  to adopt the new policy manual overruled an ordinance passed in 2008 that created a two-tiered vacation system. That ordinance created a much less liberal vacation allowance for employees hired after January 1, 2009, while grandfathering in employees already on the payroll.

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Atlantic Cape making computer labs available to displaced casino workers, by appointment

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 18, 2014 05:15 pm

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Atlantic Cape Community College invites workers displaced by casino shutdowns to take advantage of its computer labs and additional resources while searching for new employment.

The college is making computers available at its campuses, by appointment, beginning Monday, Sept. 15. Displaced workers must present a casino ID and bring a USB drive to save their work, or purchase a low-cost print card at campus libraries. Lists of career exploration and resume-building websites will be provided.

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EHC council passes budget with three cent increase

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Monday, August 18, 2014 09:00 am

Mayor Lisa Jiampetti swears in Jovanna Mondragon as part-time deputy court administrator while Mondragon’s sister Sandra Shroyer holds the Bible at the August 14 council meeting. Mayor Lisa Jiampetti swears in Jovanna Mondragon as part-time deputy court administrator while Mondragon’s sister Sandra Shroyer holds the Bible at the August 14 council meeting. EGG HARBOR CITY – While none of the members on the Egg Harbor City council, or anyone in the audience, were pleased with the amended budget that they passed on Thursday, August 14, it was far more palatable than the one that was introduced in March.

The amended budget raises the local tax rate from $1.797 to $1.83 per $100 of a property’s valuation, compared to the earlier version that would have resulted in more than an 11 cent increase. The increase will result in about a $42 raise in the local tax on a home assessed at $141,000 which is the average home value in the city, bringing the amount to $2,580, exclusive of county, local school and regional school costs.

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Driver charged in June crash that killed 2 on AC Expressway

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, August 17, 2014 05:14 pm

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – A Philadelphia woman was arrested Thursday, Aug. 14 and charged with death by auto in connection with a rollover crash that killed two people and injured four others on the Atlantic City Expressway in June, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain said.

The single-vehicle crash occurred just after 7 a.m. June 20 near milepost 22.7 of the Atlantic City Expressway in Hamilton Township.

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Oakcrest, Absegami, Cedar Creek students peform ‘Pippin’

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Written by Chip Garrison Friday, August 15, 2014 09:27 am

Absegami junior Abby Cohen and her girls singing Absegami junior Abby Cohen and her girls singing EGG HARBOR CITY– Students in the New Millennium Production Company performed “Pippin” during the weekend of Aug. 9 at Cedar Creek High School.

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