• Resident Fran Rambo has collected 175 names on a petition that asks that the natural ambience of Bennys Landing be preserved, and has hung a sign to emphasize her resistance to proposed changes.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Bennys Landing is a place out of time, an area known to the locals as “arrogantly shabby,” and that’s just how the residents like it.

  • One resident said it sounded like a long, loud growl - another thought they'd acquired a ghost

    People in Cape May and Atlantic counties are reporting what some believe have been an earthquake, though others believe it may have been more akin to a sonic boom.

    Some have placed the time at about noon, while others say it was closer to 2 p.m.

    Ralph Walter, West Cape May, said he was fishing on Cape May Point Beach when he heard a rumble. “It was dark on the Delaware beach side, and at first I thought it was thunder,” he said.…

Middle Township Gazette

Medical center to offer assistance with registration for health care insurance

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, October 25, 2014 07:37 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Residents struggling to understand options under the Affordable Care Act are invited to make an appointment with application counselors, available Mondays and Fridays at Cape Regional Medical Center.

Appointments are available at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. with counselors prepared to assist people in comparing and signing up for the health insurance plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicaid and NJ FamilyCare.

For more information, call 609-463-4040.

 

Students ‘love reading’ at Cape Christian Academy

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, October 25, 2014 07:23 am

Kelli Large, county librarian, joins first-graders, Chloe Cope, Ava Larson, Macyn Whitley and Alexandria Connerton. Kelli Large, county librarian, joins first-graders, Chloe Cope, Ava Larson, Macyn Whitley and Alexandria Connerton. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Cape Christian Academy held a “Love of Reading Week” recently with guest readers.

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Wetlands Institute Appoints Director of Development

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 24, 2014 02:01 pm

Heather Gee Heather Gee MIDDLE TOWNSHIP - The Wetlands Institute has announced the appointment of Heather Gee as director of development. In this position, Gee will be responsible for fundraising in support of the mission of The Wetlands Institute.

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Veterans invited to exhibit artwork

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 24, 2014 12:59 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Veterans, as well as retired and active military service members are invited to take part in the Cape May County Division of Culture and Heritage's free veterans' art exhibit during November at Thomas Beesley Jr. House, 605 Route 9, Cape May Court House.

County service members may display any of visual arts, such as painting, ceramics, wood turning, photography, prints or sculpture.

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Flag retirement ceremony planned in Del Haven

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 24, 2014 11:11 am

DEL HAVEN – The public is invited to a ceremony to retire an American flag at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 26, at the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 44 building, 1010 Bayshore Road, across from the Cape May County Park South.

At the ceremony, veterans will also honor Vince Pale, a World War II prisoner of war who has since dedicated his life as an advocate for POW-MIA.

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County seeks deal with AC rescue mission

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Written by David Benson Friday, October 24, 2014 11:07 am

State rejects plan to contract for homeless services

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – Cape May County officials are considering a move that  they say would give homeless individuals access to food and job counseling, as well as shelter, while saving the state as much as $60,000 a year.

So far, the state has said no.

Local officials say the denial stems from confusion at the state level.

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Four vie for two seats on Dennis Township Committee

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Written by David Benson Friday, October 24, 2014 11:05 am

DENNIS TOWNSHIP – Two open committee positions held by Republicans have brought four candidates to the table in Dennis Township, one incumbent and three new faces.

This year, GOP incumbent Frank Germanio, elected in 2011, is up for reelection, while Republican Brian Teefy has decided not to run for another term.

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Avalon dredging project could take 3 years

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Written by David Benson Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:07 pm

AVALON – A planned two-year dredging project is set to begin in the back bays of Avalon, however new state and federal regulations governing nesting birds and spawning fish could drag the project out to three years or more.

The dredging of state waterways throughout the borough’s back bays, includes Long Reach, Whale Harbor, Oler Thorofare, Graven’s Thorofare and 54th Street marina entrance. The estimated cost is $6.7 million.

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Cape May Court House man arrested in string of burglaries

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:13 am

Ronald Wegner Ronald Wegner HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – A Cape May Court House man is one of four people charged in a string of more than 40 break-ins in towns throughout Atlantic County, police said recently. Two more suspects remain at large.

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Five seek three seats, including three incumbents

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, October 23, 2014 10:35 am

Candidates Gloria Hodges and Linda Koch, current school board president Dennis Roberts, member Robert Bakley and candidate Melanie Collins. Candidates Gloria Hodges and Linda Koch, current school board president Dennis Roberts, member Robert Bakley and candidate Melanie Collins. MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Five candidates are vying for three seats on Middle Township’s school board, and on Monday night residents heard their opinions on common core standards, a school year extension, and budget cuts.

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