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Rain doesn’t deter annual Dickens of a Holiday event

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Friday, December 12, 2014 10:06 am

Landon Cochrane, 8, of Egg Harbor Township, his sister Lucy, 4, and his brother, Lawrence, 2, presented their wish list to Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Masonic Lodge Breakfast with Santa event. Landon Cochrane, 8, of Egg Harbor Township, his sister Lucy, 4, and his brother, Lawrence, 2, presented their wish list to Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Masonic Lodge Breakfast with Santa event. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – The prospect of heavy downpours caused the Mays Landing Merchants Association to move the Dickens of a Holiday activities planned for Memorial Park indoors to the Mays Landing Presbyterian Church and the Mays Landing branch of the Atlantic County Library.

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Hamilton MUA raises rates for Weymouth Township customers

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Thursday, December 11, 2014 09:02 am

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – The bulk rates that the Hamilton Township Municipal Utilities Authority charges users of its services in Weymouth Township will rise as of January 1, 2015. The new rates were announced at the MUA meeting on Wednesday, December 10 by Executive Director and Chief Engineer Steven Blankenship.

The rate for sewer service will rise from the 2014 cost of $105.44 to $108.07 in 2015. The water rate will increase from $109.94 to $137.36. The charges are billed quarterly and are independent of what the Weymouth Township MUA charges the users.

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Hamilton Township in Your Town

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 11, 2014 12:00 am

things to do Hamilton Township in Your Town, Edition of Dec. 5     

Yoga for Life

The Mays Landing branch of the Atlantic County Library, 40 Farragut Ave., will present Yoga for Life 10 a.m. Saturdays, Dec. 13 and 27. This free program is open to older teens and adults. Participants are advised to wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a mat or towel. No food should be eaten three hours before class. Sponsored by the Atlantic County Library Foundation and led by Janet Hahn. Registration is requested. Call 609-625-2776, ext. 6304 for information. 

Furry buddies

The Mays Landing branch of the Atlantic County Library, 40 Farragut Ave., presents furry buddies 6:30 p.m. Monday Dec. 15. Donna Downs and Colleen McIntyre-Berenetto will bring therapy dogs Cavan, Erin, and Freedom to the library. This program is for ages 6-14. Registration is requested. Call 609-625-2776, ext. 6304 for information. 

CASA info session

Find out how you can be the voice of a child in the foster care system at an information session for Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children 5:30 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Mays Landing branch of the Atlantic County Library, 40 Farragut Ave. Contact John to register at 609-601-7800 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Reported EHC teen abduction unfounded, police say

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Written by STAFF Wednesday, December 10, 2014 10:55 am

EGG HARBOR CITY – A report of the abduction of a 13-year-old Monday, Dec. 1 from the Egg Harbor City Community School was apparently a false alarm, police said Wednesday.

Officers from the Egg Harbor City Police Department, Atlantic County Sheriff’s officers and Egg Harbor City school administrators launched an “immediate and thorough investigation into allegations that a tall white male dragged the 13-year-old victim into a wooded area near the Egg Harbor City Community School shortly after dismissal,” said Egg Harbor City Police Sgt. Marcella Aylwin.

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Kneble selected to head Mays Landing Merchants Association

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

Fred Kneble, newly elected head of the Mays Landing Merchants Association, is the owner of Kneble’s Auto Service Center. Fred Kneble, newly elected head of the Mays Landing Merchants Association, is the owner of Kneble’s Auto Service Center. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Fred Kneble, the owner of Kneble’s Auto Service Center in Mays Landing, was elected as president of the Mays Landing Merchants Association at its monthly meeting on Wednesday, December 3. He succeeds John Kurtz who served as president since the organization was founded some fifteen years ago.

Kurtz was elected to the Hamilton Township Committee in November and felt a need to turn over the reins of the organization due to his new responsibilities.

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Egg Harbor City Council passes bond, environmental ordinances

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Wednesday, December 10, 2014 08:57 am

EGG HARBOR CITY - The Egg Harbor City Council passed a number of ordinances at its meeting on Thursday, December 4.

In addition to an ordinance that will provide for roadway improvements on Havana Avenue, a major bond ordinance in the amount of $180,000 was passed. The bulk of that figure is earmarked to purchase radios for emergency services personnel in order to make them compatible with the county’s dispatch system. The ordinance also provides funding for highway department equipment as well as state mandated equipment for the court.

Next, council passed an ordinance to establish requirements for the proper disposal of pet solid waste designed to “protect public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for failure to comply.”

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Donated holiday gifts stolen from Mays Landing church

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 09, 2014 03:33 pm

Hamilton Township police were called Dec. 3 to investigate a burglary at the church, located on Jackson Road in Mays Landing. Hamilton Township police were called Dec. 3 to investigate a burglary at the church, located on Jackson Road in Mays Landing. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Holiday gifts that were supposed to be distributed at the Vineland Veterans Home were among the items taken from Mt. Zion Baptist Church Dec. 3, according to the Township of Hamilton Police Department.

Police were called Dec. 3 to investigate a burglary at the church, located on Jackson Road in Mays Landing.

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Spragg School recognizes September students of the month

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 09, 2014 03:02 pm

Spragg School recognizes September students of the month Spragg School recognizes September students of the month

The following students of the month for September were selected by their classroom teachers for outstanding achievement.

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Flooding expected along Great Egg Harbor River, Lake Lenape in Hamilton

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 08, 2014 05:11 pm

The Township of Hamilton Police Department is advising residents near the Great Egg Harbor River and Lake Lenape to get ready for possible flooding. he Township of Hamilton Police Department is advising residents near the Great Egg Harbor River and Lake Lenape to get ready for possible flooding. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Flooding along the Great Egg Harbor River and Lake Lenape is expected through Thursday night, and the Township of Hamilton Police Department is advising nearby residents to get ready.

Minor to moderate river and lake flooding means river and lake front residents need to secure their properties.

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Cedar Creek presents ‘A Christmas Carol’

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 08, 2014 09:00 am

EGG HARBOR CITY – Pirate Theatre at Cedar Creek High School will present its first holiday show, Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 11 and Dec. 12 in the Adam C. Pfeffer Performing Arts Center.

With a cast and crew of 50, it is Pirate Theatre’s biggest show to date. The show is directed by Matthew Ballistreri with assistance by Paula Londono. Mike McGhee is the supervisor of the performing arts at Cedar Creek. 

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