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    Board of Education President Steve Wynn and Northfield District Superintendent Janice Fipp.

    NORTHFIELD—District Superintendent Janice Fipp is retiring after spending more than two decades in the Northfield Community School. She was honored at the July 28 Northfield Board of Education meeting.
    Board President Steve Wynn presented Fipp with flowers and a plaque. Reading the inscription Wynn thanked the outgoing superintendent for her 25 years in Northfield that began with her teaching then becoming principal and finally the superintendent.

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    ATLANTIC CITY – The economic effect of thousands of people out of work due to potential casino closings was the focus of a forum Thursday, July 24 that brought elected officials together from Atlantic and Cape May counties.

    Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson said the purpose of the meeting was to get everyone on the same page and give them the most up-to-date information on what state and county governments can do to mitigate the economic impact of up to 6,500 casino employees out of work by the fall. The discussion included community needs that could…

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    Leads are double castin Aladdin Jr. opening Thursday at the Northfield Community School; from left are Emily Hughes, Michael Leaderman, Sophia McGhee, Zack Biehl, Liam Michel and Delaney Hughes.

    NORTHFIELD — The favorite tale of Aladdin and the Genie and wishes that can come true is the summer drama camp production opening Thursday at Northfield Community School.
    Director Gina Liscio said they chose…

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    Annie Jr. opens at Mainland Regional High School Thursday at 7 p.m.

    The For Kids by Kids Production of Annie Jr. opens on the stage at Mainland Regional High School, 1401 Oak Avenue in Linwood Thursday, July 31 at 7 p.m. with shows at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1 with two shows Saturday, Aug. 2 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
    Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children. 

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    Northfield All Stars bring home the District 16 softball title with a 5-4 ten inning victory over Tri-Boro. NORTHFIELD—The sirens wailed as the police and fire department led the way down Tilton Road Monday night for the 13/14 year-old Northfield All Stars softball team parade celebrating their 5-4 win over the Tri-Boro team to take the state title.

    It took 10 innings to get the job done as they squared off against the District 2 champion Tri-Boro team…

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Scoop up some ice cream for a good cause in Linwood

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, July 01, 2014 04:00 pm

Sam Goldstein, 5, of Linwood and his little brother Luke, 2, are digging in and definitely enjoying their ice cream at The Alcove Sundaes on Sunday event last summer. Sam Goldstein, 5, of Linwood and his little brother Luke, 2, are digging in and definitely enjoying their ice cream at The Alcove Sundaes on Sunday event last summer.

LINWOOD – There’s no better way to beat the heat on a hot July afternoon than dig into a big dish of ice cream.

That is exactly what is on the bill for Sunday, July 13 at All Wars Memorial Park on Shore Road in Linwood where the Alcove Center for Grieving Children and their Families will hold its fifth annual Sundaes on Sunday Ice Cream Festival fundraiser from noon to 6 p.m.

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Somers Point crabbing tournament is bushels of fun

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, July 01, 2014 03:03 pm

Submitted / The winning father-and-son teams of Steve Baranowski, left of Budd Lake, Mike Baranowski along with Dennis and Matt Kleiner of Egg Harbor Township pulled in a crab measuring 6 and 5/8 inches to top the field of 120 crabbers. Submitted / The winning father-and-son teams of Steve Baranowski, left of Budd Lake, Mike Baranowski along with Dennis and Matt Kleiner of Egg Harbor Township pulled in a crab measuring 6 and 5/8 inches to top the field of 120 crabbers. SOMERS POINT– On Saturday morning, June 21, a fleet of small boats with teams of friends and family headed from Kennedy Park with their crab traps in hand for what has become one of New Jersey’s largest and most popular crabbing tournaments; the fifth annual Assault on Patcong Creek.

About 120 crabbers pulled in nearly nine bushels of crabs during the tournament. The award for the largest crab went to a team that hauled up a crab measuring 6 and 5/8 inches. The winners will hold bragging rights for the year and get their names etched on the trophy.

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Northfield mayor's vote extends a shared police chief with Linwood

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, July 01, 2014 05:00 am

NORTHFIELD—City Council here held a special meeting Monday afternoon to vote on whether they would extend the police chief shared service agreement that has been in place for three years having one chief for neighboring Linwood and Northfield police departments.
Linwood approved extending the contract at their Wednesday, June 25 meeting and at that time appointed Lt. Colin Hickey as the new chief.  Robert James has been at the helm of both departments for those three years. James retired effective July 1 after a 29-year law enforcement career.

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Atlantic City Electric launches new streetlight reporting system

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Written by staff reports Monday, June 30, 2014 12:35 pm

MAYS LANDING — Atlantic City Electric has launched a new streetlight reporting system, a self-service, online map tool that enables customers to report a streetlight outage or problem to Atlantic City Electric through its website.

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Belhaven band hits the high notes

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, June 30, 2014 11:58 am

Seventh-grade musician Lillian Lee and assistant band director David Lampkin are very happy with the trophy the band is taking back to Belhaven. Seventh-grade musician Lillian Lee and assistant band director David Lampkin are very happy with the trophy the band is taking back to Belhaven. LINWOOD – Music excellence continues at Belhaven.  The band, 101 members strong, headed south to Williamsburg, Va., to participate in the Music in the Parks competition May 20-24. At the end of their four-day journey, according to band director Nancy Robinson, they returned to Linwood with good memories and a lot of hardware.

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Letter: Declaration, Constitution, more relevant than ever

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Written by Seth Grossman Monday, June 30, 2014 12:00 am

Declaration, Constitution, more relevant than ever Declaration, Constitution, more relevant than ever To the editor:

This Friday, July 4, is the most important holiday in America. It celebrates the day our Declaration of Independence was first published in Philadelphia in 1776. Abraham Lincoln explained best why that Declaration is so important.

“It was not the mere separation of the Colonies from the motherland,” but something far more powerful.

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Letter: Have some respect for God

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Written by Virginia Kerr Sunday, June 29, 2014 12:46 pm

Have some respect for God Have some respect for God To the editor:

I would like to call your attention to a phrase that is used currently by 98 percent of Americans. Which is “my God,” or as used in last week’s Current, “omigod.”

It seems that 98 percent of Americans don’t realize, or don’t care, what they say. You are taking, using the name of our Lord-God in vain. I don’t think I am a prude or a fanatic.

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Trivia Times June 29, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, June 29, 2014 12:46 am

The Big Story today is the Space Shuttle docking with Russians

On this day in 1995, the American space shuttle Atlantis docks with the Russian space station Mir to form the largest man-made satellite ever to orbit the Earth.

This historic moment of cooperation between former rival space programs was also the 100th human space mission in American history. NASA Chief,  Daniel Goldin  called it the beginning of "a new era of friendship and cooperation" between the U.S. and Russia. With millions of viewers watching on TV,  Atlantis blasted off from  Kennedy Space Center on June 27, 1995.

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Mainand WeekEnder

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Letter: Why conservative ideas lose

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Written by Andrew Lee Sunday, June 29, 2014 12:00 am

Why conservative ideas lose Why conservative ideas lose To the editor:

A recent letter to The Current decried the lack of local interest in far right politics. Because I find conservatives too often be detached from reality, I hope this letter enlightens.

The man complains about the extended reach of government. Considering that virtually all conservatives espouse pro life politics their “embrace of American freedom” talk amounts to blatant hypocrisy. If only he could see the damage this has done to his brand.

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