• EHT Current

    Laura Stetser/Sgt. Cherie Burgan explains drug trends to Egg Harbor Township High School parents on Wednesday, April 9.

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The grumbling started in the parking lot of Egg Harbor Township High School as the line of parents entering the first-ever mandatory pre-prom information session began to grow longer on Wednesday, April 9.

    “This is ridiculous,” one mother was overheard saying.

    “This better not take long,”…

  • Columns

     The Mom's Beat blog by Laura Stetser

    The good news and the bad news is that my family is in the market for a new minivan. I wish it could be a different style of car, but it truly is the only mode of transportation that works for us.

     After driving the same one for seven years, I am looking forward to a clean slate. I can’t wait for that new car smell, unfaded upholstery and corners without hidden…

  • Mainland Current

    Sister Judy Loschiavo in her first grade classroom at St. Joseph Regional School in Somers Point SOMERS POINT – Sister Judy Loschiavo found music as a remedy to deal with grief after the loss of her parents. Now her hope is that her music will allow others feeling a sense of loss to find a chord that rings true to them.

  • Mainland Current

    Suzanne Marino/The helping hands of Everyone’s Children are from left Samantha Mazuz, Shelly Furman, Stacey Rich, June Dix all of Linwood and Aiccis Bloom of Ventnor.

    LINWOOD—Saturday morning Stacey Rich’s home could have passed for the Easter Bunny’s workshop. Hundreds of baskets lined every flat surface in the living room, dining room, kitchen and family room and volunteers were…

  • Sports

    houghtonscoreHAMILTON TOWNSHIP - Chemistry class was back in session Monday for the Egg Harbor Township boys lacrosse team.

    Attack men Connor Houghton, Ryan King and Nick Lacovara combined for 11 goals and eight assists as the Eagles rebounded from their first loss of the season with a 14-6 win over Cape-Atlantic League rival Oakcrest.

Current of Egg Harbor Township

Accident at Zion and Old Zion Roads sends two drivers to hospital

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, April 17, 2014 07:42 pm

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Two motorists had to be extricated from their vehicles with the Jaws of Life rescue tools after a crash at the intersection of Zion and Old Zion Road in the Bargaintown section of the township on Thursday, April 17.

 According to police, Howard Thompson, 67, and Marleen Prouty, 74, of Northfield were sent to the hospital with moderate to severe injuries after Prouty’s 1999 Chevy S10 pulled into the path of Thompson’s 2011 Ford Escape around 4:25 p.m.

 Thompson was travelling west on Zion Road when Prouty allegedly failed to yield to traffic and turned left onto Zion road from the southbound lane of Old Zion Road and into the path of Thompson’s car.

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Back bill to allow more funding for volunteer fire companies

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Written by Opinion Thursday, April 17, 2014 01:45 pm

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To the editor:

As an active member of the Egg Harbor Township Volunteer Fire Department, I am writing in hopes to gaining support for Assembly Bill 3048, sponsored by Assemblyman Chris A. Brown.

The bill would amend NJ 40A:14-34, which limits funding by municipalities to volunteer fire companies. The limits would increase from $90,000 a year to $125,000 a year and from $30,000 to $70,000 a year for municipalities with more than three fire companies.

Egg Harbor Township would directly benefit from this amendment as we have five companies in our township, limited to receiving only $30,000 a year.

The amendment has gained the unanimous support of Egg Harbor Township Committee as well as the Atlantic County Board of Freeholders.

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Cardiff Volunteer Fire Company begins its spring fundraising

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, April 17, 2014 11:30 am

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The Cardiff Volunteer Fire Company started its spring 2014 fund drive Monday, April 14.

Egg Harbor Township Fire Department Chief Bill Danz said he hopes residents will take the time to open the envelopes.

“It will have the nonprofit postage, but it’s not junk mail,” he said, explaining that the nonprofit bulk postage was used by the fire company to save money. “Please don’t throw it away.  We need people to open the envelopes and give what they can.”

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Fourth case of rabies found in Egg Harbor Township

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 16, 2014 05:02 pm

Residents Urged to Vaccinate Pets

A fourth case of rabies has been confirmed in Egg Harbor Township, the third of which has involved a raccoon.

The raccoon was discovered by two dogs in the backyard of a property in the 100 black of Perry Lane in Egg Harbor Township on Friday, April 11. The owner had let the dogs out and soon heard them barking upon their discovery of a confused and lethargic raccoon. The dogs were taken into the house and the Animal Control Officer was called. The raccoon was sent to the state lab for testing where it was confirmed positive for rabies on Wednesday, April 16.

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EHTHS prom policy is an abuse of power

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, April 16, 2014 03:37 pm

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To the editor:

This letter is concerning Egg Harbor Township High School’s mandatory breathalyzer and property/person search for every prom attendee.  Not only is the policy insulting, I believe it is unconstitutional.

Our Fourth Amendment right protects us against unreasonable searches and seizures. It states that “no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”  

There is some gray area regarding unwarranted searches of public school students; nonetheless, based on previous Supreme Court cases, the invasion of the students’ privacy is more severe than the nature and immediacy of the government’s concern.  

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Breathalyzers to be used for EHTHS prom

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, April 16, 2014 03:31 pm

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Attendees of this year’s Egg Harbor Township High School prom will have to take one more step before being allowed to attend the biggest dance of the year.

 All students and guests will be screened for alcohol at check-in as part of a set of new policies for the 2014 prom.

 The use of breathalyzers was introduced in the prom packet that was sent home to parents and discussed briefly during a parent meeting to discuss mandatory changes held Tuesday, April 8. The meeting was set to provide the administration with a chance to inform parents on the rules and requirements for students who wish to attend the event as well as to allow the Egg Harbor Township Police Department to share information on drug trends among teens and inform parents on the ways to detect use.

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Somers Point-Mays Landing bridge plans to be discussed April 22

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, April 16, 2014 09:56 am

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The public will be able to learn more about the county’s plans replace the Catawba Bridge (EH-17) which carries Somers Point- Mays Landing Road over Miry Run in Egg Harbor and Hamilton Townships during a public information session scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 at the Green Tree Golf Course, 1030 Somers Point- Mays Landing Road in Egg Harbor Township.

 The meeting will allow residents to examine the design plans and exhibits of the Atlantic County Division of Engineering and ask the county’s design consultant Urban Engineers, questions.

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Kutless, Audio Adrenaline to perform in concert May 10 at Atlantic Christian School

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Wednesday, April 16, 2014 09:34 am

A pair of national recording artists headline a day-long lineup of music and fun activities planned for Atlantic Christian School’s inaugural Spring Music Festival next month./Submitted A pair of national recording artists headline a day-long lineup of music and fun activities planned for Atlantic Christian School’s inaugural Spring Music Festival next month./Submitted

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP _ A pair of national recording artists headline a day-long lineup of music and fun activities planned for Atlantic Christian School’s inaugural Spring Music Festival next month.

The Spring Music Fest begins at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 10 at Atlantic Christian School, 391 Zion Road, Egg Harbor Township. Here is more information and Kutless and Audio Adenaline videos:

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