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VENTNOR – The bell tolled 105 times for souls lost this year to a disease that has become epidemic in America. As Tracy A. Smith read the names of the South Jersey victims – mostly from Atlantic and Cape May counties – survivor Mike McGaffney rang the bell. Sometimes the sound was loud and c…

William “Billy” Dolqueist was just 27 when he lost his battle with addiction in 2013. The Absecon man’s aunt, Gineen DeMari of Galloway, tells his story. She speaks in schools and rehab centers about the dangers of prescription drugs and cautions adults and youngsters to resist the urge to t…

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Heroin and opiate overdoses have declined in the county over the last four years, and in a Tuesday, May 24 press conference, Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor attributed the drop to the combined efforts of law enforcement, county and social agencies, interven…