The Hammonton Gazette 11/24/21 Edition | Page 2

Fenway ’ s picks of the week

Fall sports season recap

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Cookie Bake-Off is December 9

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Your holiday TV schedule

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En Español : Noticias

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Wednesday , November 24 , 2021
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by Kristin Guglietti Mento : New program would begin in Jan . 2022

Gazette Staff Writer
by Joseph F . Berenato Gazette Staff Writer
HaMMONtON — for many residents of Hammonton , buying live Christmas trees is a time-honored tradition , signaling the start of the holiday season . at White Dog farms , owner
by Joseph F . Berenato Gazette Staff Writer
HaMMONtON — Hammonton Superintendent of Schools robin Chieco gave a presentation during the November 11 board of education meeting regarding the board ’ s actions moving to full-day pre-K .
“ On our agenda this evening , we will be approving the submission of a grant to provide full-day pre-

Yearly visits to local Christmas tree farms

Michael Caffrey said that they are ready .
“ We mowed the farm . We put out the row markers . We set up the parking lot . We ’ ve ordered in all the materials for decorating wreaths and grave blankets . the only thing we have to do is put out the ‘ open ’ sign ,” Caffrey said .
See TREE , Page 4

Studies continue at Hamm . Lake

HaMMONtON — Since 2020 , two scientists from Stockton University — Dr . emma Witt , professor of environmental studies , and Dr . aaron Stoler , professor of environmental science — have , along with their students , been conducting various studies at Hammonton Lake .
Witt said that Hammonton ’ s Lake Water advisory Committee chairperson Dan Bachalis first contacted Stockton regarding studies related to coliform bacteria in the lake and “ trying to get those
See LAKE , Page 20
K to our students . this is part of the pre-K expansion grants offered through the state . if we receive approval , additional information will be shared with the community

American Legion , HPD donate turkeys

THG / MarySusan Hoffman . To purchase photos in The Gazette , call ( 609 ) 704-1940 .
The American Legion Post 186 , in collaboration with the Hammonton Police Department , donated 100 turkeys to the St . Vincent de Paul Food Pantry on November 19 to help feed families in need this holiday season . American Legion Commander Dave Colofranson and Hammonton Police Chief Kevin Friel traveled to Fort Dix military base to pick up the turkeys . For the second year , Fort Dix has helped to offset the cost of the turkeys with their contribution . Pictured ( l-r ): Officer Anthony Paulsgraf , Detective David Reustle , Chief Friel , John DeLucca from VFW Post 1026 , Colofranson , Food Pantry Director Ed Muller , volunteer John Iacovelli and volunteer Brett Tunick .
with an in-person meeting ,” Chieco said . in order to qualify , the district has to be up and ready by January 22 , 2022 , board president Sam
by Gina Rullo
Gazette Staff Writer
HaMMONtON — the “ Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Holiday Crackdown ” will be conducted

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Mento iii told The Gazette during an interview on November 18 adding that full-day pre-K will begin January 18 in Hammonton if
See SCHOOL , Page 14

Naked local man arrested on Grape

HaMMONtON — Police received a call in reference to a suspicious person on the 500 block of Grape Street at 4:38 a . m . on November 12 , Hammonton Police Chief Kevin friel said .
Upon arrival , Officer Pedro Benitez observed a resident detaining a naked male , friel said . the accused had been on the caller ’ s front porch with lewd be-
See POLICE , Page 20

DWI crackdown begins December 3

by Gabe Donio
Gazette Staff Writer statewide again this year , Hammonton Police Chief Kevin friel said . atlantic County receives the grant , which is then distributed to the participating municipalities , friel said .
See DRIVE , Page 2

Entrikin and Sceia are wed

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Stephanie Entrikin and Charles Sceia were married on November 5 at the home of Frank and Nina Ingemi in Hammonton . The couple had rescheduled their wedding a couple of times due to COVID-19 . Following a brief honeymoon , the couple returned home to Hammonton .
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