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Two men sentenced in 2010 murder of Egg Harbor City woman

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 28, 2014 05:39 pm

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Two Atlantic County men were sentenced today (Thursday, Aug. 29) for their roles in the 2010 murder of an Egg Harbor City mother of two, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain said.

Rafael J, Olmo, 31, of the 400 block of Philadelphia Avenue, Egg Harbor City, was sentenced to life in prison plus 10 years, and Mario J. Adams, 32, of the 1100 block of Applefield Loop, Hammonton, received 29 years in prison for the murder of Deanna Downs, 29.

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New flag repository dedicated at Hamilton Township VFW

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Thursday, August 28, 2014 10:01 am

Hamilton Township Mayor Roger Silva hands an American flag to Kathleen Battschinger for her to place in the new flag retirement container. Also pictured are Hamilton Township Veterans Advisory Board Chairperson Nicole Scribner, Township Committeeman Rodney Guishard, Veterans Advisory Board member and former mayor Robert Campbell, Committeewoman Judy Link and Daniel Jackson, an officer in VFW Post 220. Hamilton Township Mayor Roger Silva hands an American flag to Kathleen Battschinger for her to place in the new flag retirement container. Also pictured are Hamilton Township Veterans Advisory Board Chairperson Nicole Scribner, Township Committeeman Rodney Guishard, Veterans Advisory Board member and former mayor Robert Campbell, Committeewoman Judy Link and Daniel Jackson, an officer in VFW Post 220. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Kathleen Battschinger was not pleased when she recently went to drop off an old flag at the VFW Post 220 building on Route 50. When she drove to the back of the building where she was directed to deposit the flag, she found many strewn around on the ground.

Battschinger’s son Major Glenn Battschinger, is currently serving in Somalia.

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Hamilton Township to again commemorate September 11 tragedies

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Thursday, August 28, 2014 08:57 am

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Each year, hundreds of residents gather in Memorial Park in Mays Landing to commemorate the tragic events that occurred on September 11, 2001. This year will be no exception.

The annual event will occur this year on Thursday, September 11 at 7:00 PM. The Reverend John Ash has chaired the 9/11Ceremony Committee since its inception immediately after the events of that fateful day.

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Sink hole closes 13th Street in Hamilton

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Wednesday, August 27, 2014 03:23 pm

This sink hole on 13th Street in Hamilton Township between Route 50 and Park Road will keep the Street closed indefinitely while crews make repairs. This sink hole on 13th Street in Hamilton Township between Route 50 and Park Road will keep the Street closed indefinitely while crews make repairs. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP - This sink hole on 13th Street in Hamilton Township between Route 50 and Park Road will keep the Street closed indefinitely while crews make repairs.

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Innovated teaching tools introduced at three Hamilton schools

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Wednesday, August 27, 2014 09:30 am

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – When students enter the doors at any of the three Hamilton Township schools on Thursday, September 4, a wide variety of innovative and interesting projects await them.

The All Pro Dad program introduced in the Shaner School last year has now been expanded to include moms who will be invited to take part in iMom breakfasts. “The All Pro Dad and iMom breakfasts will take place in alternating months starting in October,” Principal Daniel Cartwright said.

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Egg Harbor City Community School students to get additional PE and media studies time

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Wednesday, August 27, 2014 09:11 am

The sign in front of the Charles L. Spragg School reminds students, and their parents, that opening day is not far off. The sign in front of the Charles L. Spragg School reminds students, and their parents, that opening day is not far off. EGG HARBOR CITY – Students in the Egg Harbor City Community School will benefit this year from an increased focus on physical education/health and media studies. According to Principal Jack Griffith, for one semester students will receive three days per week of physical education and health instead of the previous two days per week.

For the other semester, students will receive a third day of media studies, instead of the previous two days.

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Lego contest winners announced

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 25, 2014 03:00 pm

The Mays Landing branch, of the Atlantic County Library held a Lego contest with prizes awarded on Aug. 8. The Mays Landing branch, of the Atlantic County Library held a Lego contest with prizes awarded on Aug. 8.

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – The Mays Landing branch, of the Atlantic County Library held a Lego contest with prizes awarded on Aug. 8.

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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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