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Equine therapy facility has ribbon cutting for new barn

Patrick O’Connor leans close to his therapy horse, Poco, during a ribbon-cutting for a new barn at the Seaview Equine Learning Facility at Star Hollow Stables in South Dennis Thursday, Aug. 21. Patrick O’Connor leans close to his therapy horse, Poco, during a ribbon-cutting for a new barn at the Seaview Equine Learning Facility at Star Hollow Stables in South Dennis Thursday, Aug. 21. SOUTH DENNIS – One of the founders of an equine therapy center stopped in mid-sentence during a ribbon-cutting for a new barn housing therapy horses in South Dennis.

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EHT school board approves draft of teacher-student electronic communication policy

Lines of electronic communications between EHT’s students and teachers, staff cut with new state-guided policy Lines of electronic communications between EHT’s students and teachers, staff cut with new state-guided policy

All New Jersey public schools are required by law to have similar policies in place

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Board of Education During approved the first draft of a policy Tuesday, Aug. 26 that restricts ways in which teachers, coaches and other staff members can communicate with students.

Superintendent Scott McCartney said at the board meeting that the policy is intended to protect both students and staff members in today’s digital age. 

 

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Pa. man accused of exposing himself to children on Wildwood Crest beach

WILDWOOD CREST — A 49-year-old Pipersville, Pa., man has been accused of exposing himself to children on Wildwood Crest’s Stanton Road beach, police announced.

James Fadigan faces charges of lewdness and endangering the welfare of a child as a result of the accusations.

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Coast Guard responds to choking woman off Cape May

Coast Guard officials helped a choking woman Wednesday, Aug. 27, off Cape May.

The Coast Guard administered oxygen to the 61-year-old woman aboard the 65-foot Canyon Lady, homeported in Cape May, according to information released by the Coast Guard.

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One Kook’s Safari: The ABCs of the summer of ’14

A surfer takes a turn off the lip on Thursday’s overhead waves. Surfers flocked to the water from throughout the region for the weekday swell.  By Thursday morning, Hurricane Cristobal was passing well off the coast, and was expected to pass off Nova Scotia by Thursday night. In the meantime, the storm sent huge waves toward the beach from North Carolina to New England, with heavy waves throughout Cape May County. Some sets were well overhead, and there were steady waves throughout the morning. A surfer takes a turn off the lip on Thursday’s overhead waves. Surfers flocked to the water from throughout the region for the weekday swell. By Thursday morning, Hurricane Cristobal was passing well off the coast, and was expected to pass off Nova Scotia by Thursday night. In the meantime, the storm sent huge waves toward the beach from North Carolina to New England, with heavy waves throughout Cape May County. Some sets were well overhead, and there were steady waves throughout the morning. Well, that went quick.

How did Labor Day weekend get here so fast? Well, I guess you blinked. Either that or they’ve changed the length of July and August somehow. I, for one, blame Obama.

But that’s not what we’re here to talk about. We’re here to talk surfing, and how we are three for three so far on the hurricanes of 2014 and it’s not even September yet.

By Thursday morning, Hurricane Cristobal was passing well off the coast, and was expected to pass off Nova Scotia by Thursday night. In the meantime, the storm sent huge waves toward the beach from North Carolina to New England, with heavy waves throughout Cape May County. Some sets were well overhead, and there were steady waves throughout the morning.

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UPDATE: Mara Justine Platt made it to 'AGT' finals

UPDATE- Mara Justine Platt made it to the finals with late results Wednesday night. She now competes against 11 other acts in the finals on America's Got Talent.

GALLOWAY - Mara Justine Platt, the Galloway preteen who wowed judges on NBC’s "America’s Got Talent" with three singing performances, was back on the stage for the semifinals Tuesday, Aug. 26 and did it again with her rendition of Kelly Clarkson’s song “Breakaway.”

Platt’s performance started as not one of her best, sounding less polished than her others, but she brought it home by the end with judge’s and fans applauding in what “AGT” judge Heidi Klum called, “a breakout performance”.

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Ocean Heights Ave. closure to continue Thursday, Aug. 28 in EHT, Somers Point

Traffic alert Traffic alert

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Ocean Heights Avenue will be closed Thursday, Aug. 28 from 6 a.m. to noon to all traffic from Blackman Road to the its end in Somers Point as construction crews affect repairs to the roadway at the base of the Patcong Bridge.

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Two men sentenced in 2010 murder of Egg Harbor City woman

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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Christie staff: More sandy grants awarded

The Christie Administration today announced the distribution of 236 more federal Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) awards to assist homeowners with costs incurred in elevating their homes to protect against future flooding and storms, bringing the total awards to nearly 700 in six counties.

In the latest round of grant awards, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved applications from the Department of Environmental Protection for properties in 38 municipalities in five counties, bringing the total of approved post-Superstorm Sandy elevation grant awards to 696, totaling approximately $21 million.

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Welcome Miss America contestants back to Atlantic City

Miss America ATLANTIC CITY—The Miss America Organization announced Thursday afternoon the plans to welcome the 53 contestants back for this years Miss America pageant that is set for Sunday, Sept. 14 at Boardwalk Hall.

The women will begin their nearly two-week journey to the crown Tuesday, Sept. 3. They will be welcomed back to the birthplace of the pageant and the ladies will make their debut at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 3 at Kennedy Plaza on The Boardwalk, a stones throw from where one of them will be crowned Miss America 2015 Sept. 14.

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New tattoo studio in EHT hopes to leave indelible mark on local ink market

Laura Stetser/Joseph Benson, 29, has several tattoos but was adding a new one to his forearm while at The Inkuisition in Egg Harbor Township. Laura Stetser/Joseph Benson, 29, has several tattoos but was adding a new one to his forearm while at The Inkuisition in Egg Harbor Township.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – For Jamie Corpes, getting something as permanent as a tattoo should be a well-researched decision.

 The tattoo artist said it should be important to clients that the individuals marking up their skin are competent and comfortable in their work environments.

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Millville man ignores police and pays the price

STONE HARBOR – A Millville manned learned that it’s best to pay attention to a police officer’s order when he was arrested on outstanding warrants after Stone Harbor police told him to move his SUV out of a bike lane.

Abel Hernandez-Antolin, 33, allegedly ignored Police Sgt. Greg Jackson’s directive to move his Chevrolet SUV out of a marked bike lane on Second Avenue, at about 8 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 26, according to a statement.

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UPDATED: Sexual assault charge leads to drug arrests in Wildwood

WILDWOOD – Six men were charged with various drug offenses Tuesday, Aug. 26, after Wildwood police responded to a 15-year-old girl’s report of sexual assault, police said.

Christian Terinoni, 19, Wildwood, was charged with sexual assault with injury and endangering the welfare of a child, as well as possession of psilocybin mushrooms after the girl told police that she had been assaulted at a party at about 2:40 a.m. at 4211 Park Boulevard, Unit 100, Wildwood, according to police.

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