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Free coffee for 10 days at Wawa's newest location in Egg Harbor Township

Laura Stetser/Wawa to open at corner of Black Horse Pike and Fire Road in Egg Harbor Township Laura Stetser/Wawa to open at corner of Black Horse Pike and Fire Road in Egg Harbor Township Grand opening festivities also include charitable hoagie-building competition between police, fire department

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Wawa, Inc. today announced the grand opening of its new Egg Harbor Township store, located at 6743 Black Horse Pike, with festivities set to begin at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24.

The celebration will include a charitable hoagie-building competition between members of the Egg Harbor Township Police Department and the Egg Harbor Township Fire Department and free coffee for the first 10 days the store is open.

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Two suspects still sought in shed burglaries

Carlos Soler Carlos Soler Tyler Gallagher Tyler Gallagher HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Two suspects remain at large and four have been charged in connection with a series of burglaries from sheds over the past year, the Township of Hamilton Police Department announced today (Tuesday, Oct. 21).

Carlos Soler, 26, and Tyler Gallagher, 20, of Mays Landing remain at large with warrants for their arrest, police said.

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Music to retire by: Part 2

Here are more tunes chosen by The Current and Gazette staff to bid farewell to owner and publisher Rick Travers, who is retiring. To read more about Rick and listen to the first group of songs see Music to retire by: Part 1.

The Banana Boat Song, Harry Belafonte

Rick has stacked his bananas, and the tally man has tallied up the bunches. Daylight has come, and he can go home now. I hope raising blueberries is easier than picking bananas.

-- Joan Kostiuk

 

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Constitutional amendments for bail, environmental funding on the ballot Nov. 4

The detention of criminal suspects and state funding for environmental programs will be at issue Nov. 4 when New Jersey voters decide two statewide ballot questions.

Public Question No. 1 is a constitutional amendment that would allow courts the latitude to order pretrial detention of a person in a criminal case without a chance to post bail.

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Music to retire by: Part 1

Rick Travers Rick Travers Publisher trades printing press for plow

After nearly 20 years as the owner-publisher of first The Gazette Leader and eventually 12 other weekly newspapers that came under the Catamaran Media umbrella, Rick Travers is retiring. He and his brother, Curt Travers, are selling their interest in the papers to BH Media Group, which last year took over The Press.

Never one to idle, Rick purchased a blueberry farm in Vermont a few years ago, and plans to spend more time playing farmer. He has been hightailing it up there on weekends for the past few summers. In the newspaper office, co-workers have caught him practically drooling over tractor catalogs. And his head is positively swarming with ideas for the small motel he owns nearby.

Ideas are something Rick Travers is known for.

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