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Hess students rewarded for meeting summer reading goals

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Wednesday, October 01, 2014 09:01 am

Mrs. Kristen Mulraney and Mrs. Janet Junghans awarded the bicycles to fifth grader Wasif Labib and third grader Kaavya Kolli. Mrs. Kristen Mulraney and Mrs. Janet Junghans awarded the bicycles to fifth grader Wasif Labib and third grader Kaavya Kolli. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – This summer the students of the Hess Education Complex were encouraged to participate in the “Hess Rolling Into Reading Challenge” and given a challenge to read a collective total of half a million minutes. The students were asked to log their time and strive for a personal goal of 1,000 or more reading minutes. Over 260 students participated throughout the summer, bringing the total minutes read to 502,136.

As a reward, the readers were invited outdoors to view demonstrations staged by members of the Dialed Action Sports Team on Monday, September 29. Team members performed numerous exciting and dangerous stunts on the blacktop outside the pool area much to the delight of not only the grades 2-5 students, but the teachers and administrators attending the event as well.

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UPDATE: Classes resume after Atlantic Cape bomb threat

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 30, 2014 11:42 am

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – All operations at Atlantic Cape Community College's Mays Landing resumed 2 p.m. today (Tuesday, Sept. 30) after a bomb threat caused the campus to be evacuated.

At 10:03 a.m. the Township of Hamilton Police Department responded to the campus after a bomb threat was received via a 911 phone call, police said. 

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Good-luck hug for Egg Harbor City's Jalil Burrell

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, September 29, 2014 01:16 pm

Jamirah Massey, 6, of Egg Harbor City, gives a good-luck hug to her favorite football player Jalil Burrell of the Cedar Creek High School varsity football team./R.J. Liberatore Jr. Jamirah Massey, 6, of Egg Harbor City, gives a good-luck hug to her favorite football player Jalil Burrell of the Cedar Creek High School varsity football team./R.J. Liberatore Jr. Jamirah Massey, 6, of Egg Harbor City gives a good-luck hug to her favorite football player, Jalil Burrell of the Cedar Creek High School varsity football team.

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Governing body accepts ice bucket challenge in Hamilton Township

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Monday, September 29, 2014 09:27 am

Hamilton Township Police Sergeant Mike Schnurr dumps ice water on Township Committeeman Rodney Guishard, Mayor Roger Silva, Committeewoman Judy Link and Deputy Mayor Amy Gatto. Hamilton Township Police Sergeant Mike Schnurr dumps ice water on Township Committeeman Rodney Guishard, Mayor Roger Silva, Committeewoman Judy Link and Deputy Mayor Amy Gatto. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Four members of the Hamilton Township Committee accepted the ice bucket challenge from the township’s police department on Sunday, September 28. The four sat in chairs in the front of the building while Sergeant Mike Schnurr dumped a wastebasket of ice water over them. Mayor Roger Silva then challenged members of the Teamsters Union that represents many township employees.

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Thousands attend annual Waterfront Wine and Food Festival at Lake Lenape (Slideshow)

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Monday, September 29, 2014 09:18 am

Lisa Folks of Williamstown and Teresa DiSalvatore of Deptford enjoyed the wine tasting while listening to the musical entertainment. Lisa Folks of Williamstown and Teresa DiSalvatore of Deptford enjoyed the wine tasting while listening to the musical entertainment. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – A crowd of nearly 4,000 visitors attended the 4th annual Waterfront Wine and Food Festival at Lake Lenape Park on Saturday, September 27, the first day of a two day event sponsored by the Mays Landing Merchants Association. The perfect combination of a cloudless sky, warm temperatures, musical entertainment and a lakeside setting attracted a crowd that broke all previous records.

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Selfie wins VIP breakfast

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Written by Julie Hazard Monday, September 29, 2014 12:00 am

Oakcrest Math Department gets ready to dig in to their Chick-Fil-A breakfast, courtesy of Cat Country 107.3 FM. Seated are Mark Prince, Jared Sawyer and Gayle Moss. Sanding are Supervisor of Math and Science Jason Brown, Dan Truax, Rich Howey, Rich Adkisson, John Allen Commander, Josh Miller, Chaz Wyckoff, Amy Rosen, Craig Markley, Amy Irick, Sean Olsen and Lisa Spector. Oakcrest Math Department gets ready to dig in to their Chick-Fil-A breakfast, courtesy of Cat Country 107.3 FM. Seated are Mark Prince, Jared Sawyer and Gayle Moss. Sanding are Supervisor of Math and Science Jason Brown, Dan Truax, Rich Howey, Rich Adkisson, John Allen Commander, Josh Miller, Chaz Wyckoff, Amy Rosen, Craig Markley, Amy Irick, Sean Olsen and Lisa Spector. The Oakcrest High School Math Department scored a VIP Breakfast from Chick-Fil-A recently. Math teacher Amy Rosen posted a "Selfie" of the group on Cat Country 107.3 FM, winning the free delivered breakfast contest from a member of the Cat Country Fun and Games Crew.

   

Annual Activity Carnival at Oakcrest

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Written by Julie Hazard Monday, September 29, 2014 12:00 am

Seniors Emily Hoang and Kassidy Baum show off dance club poses. Seniors Emily Hoang and Kassidy Baum show off dance club poses. Oakcrest High School Student Council held its annual Activity Carnival on Sept. 18 on the school grounds.  Students had an opportunity to find their passion or simply just get involved in something worthwhile as clubs, activities, and sports representatives "sold" their programs at an outside fair-like atmosphere. 

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Former educator to be honored at Hess School event

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Thursday, September 25, 2014 08:55 am

Maragret Stringer Maragret Stringer HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Margaret Stringer had been a swimming and physical education teacher in Hamilton Township for 26 years when she was tragically killed in a motor vehicle accident on March 11 of this year.

On Saturday, October 4, the district will honor her legacy with a special event at the Hess Education Complex in Mays Landing, the Margaret Stringer Memorial 5K Splash Run. The 5K run and walk will begin at 9:30 a.m. and take place on the school grounds as well as surrounding areas.

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Mays Landing man charged with possession of child porn

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Wednesday, September 24, 2014 04:00 pm

Kevin Mellon, 51, of Mays Landing was arrested Wednesday, Sept. 24  and charged with third-degree possession of child pornography following a four-month investigation./Hamilton Township Police Kevin Mellon, 51, of Mays Landing was arrested Wednesday, Sept. 24 and charged with third-degree possession of child pornography following a four-month investigation./Hamilton Township Police HAMILTON  Hamilton Township police arrested and charged a Mays Landing man with possession of child pornography Wednesday, Sept. 24, according to a statement issued by Detective Frank Schalek.

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Angry parents react to GEHR policy change

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Wednesday, September 24, 2014 09:05 am

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP – A large contingent of parents from the Laureldale section of Hamilton Township and the South Egg Harbor area of Galloway Township attended the Monday, September 22 meeting of the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District to complain about a change in one of the district’s policies.

In the past, students that lived in those areas had the option to attend Cedar Creek High School in Egg Harbor City. The new policy up for adoption at the meeting and ultimately passed with a margin of 7 to 1, puts an end to those options. Students in Laureldale will now be assigned to Oakcrest High School while South Egg Harbor students will have Absegami High School as its home school.

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