• The car was later fully engulfed in flames.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Frank Carroll didn’t have time to think about the vehicle fire when he yanked the drivers’ side door open at about 3:45 p.m., Friday July 25.

    He knew the flames were there; the car was hot, and a couple of loud pops let him know that the fire was growing.

  • Mayor Tim Donohue administers the oath to serve and protect to the township’s newest officer, Mike Pastore. After taking the oath, Pastore’s wife, Leslie, pins his badge to the officer’s uniform. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Middle Township welcomed its newest police officer Monday night when Officer Mike Pastore took an oath to serve and protect township residents during the committee's regular meeting at…

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Diane Perrin opens Studibagel’s at Woodland Village in Clermont

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Written by David Benson Friday, July 25, 2014 09:11 am

Diane Perrin says Studibagel’s Garden Café will be open seven days a week. Diane Perrin says Studibagel’s Garden Café will be open seven days a week. CLERMONT – Diane Perrin celebrated turning 65 by graduating from college, applying for Medicare and opening a new business.

“It all happened so quickly,” Perrin said last week. “My husband saw this shop, and he showed it to me, and I thought it would be perfect to open Studibagel’s again.”

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Mullin Foundation donates $11,000 to ‘Friend in Need’ program

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 25, 2014 08:06 am

Shown are Bill Davis, Mayor Martin Pagliughi, Mark Mullin, Jenn Forster Keating and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Mullin, Matthew Mullin’s parents. Shown are Bill Davis, Mayor Martin Pagliughi, Mark Mullin, Jenn Forster Keating and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Mullin, Matthew Mullin’s parents. AVALON – The borough’s “Friend in Need” program received an $11,000 donation on July 13 from the Matthew Mullin Memorial Foundation when Mullin’s family presented the check to Mayor Martin Pagliughi.

According a press release, the donation will be used to assist children and families in the area who need help due to illness or a catastrophic event that impacts their families.

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Emergency preparedness seminar slated for people with disabilities

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 25, 2014 08:03 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A seminar to help people with disabilities plan for an emergency is scheduled from noon to 2 p.m., Monday, July 28, at the county’s public safety training center in the Crest Haven Complex, at 171 Crest Haven Road.

According to a press release, the seminar “Emergency Preparedness: What You Should Know” will focus on teaching participants how to establish individual plans to help people with disabilities prepare for emergencies or disasters.

The two-hour program, is free and open to people with disabilities, their assistants, family and friends.

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Brendan Borek group to do some fun-raising

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 24, 2014 04:12 pm

Participants form a Circle of Friends at last year’s Brendan Borek Surf Memorial. Participants form a Circle of Friends at last year’s Brendan Borek Surf Memorial. Tuesday, July 29 will be the start of five days of fun connected to the Brendan Borek High Tides Memorial Fund, a local grassroots organization that provides “comprehensive, compassionate and personalized assistance” to local pediatric cancer patients and their families.

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Showmanship and activities at the fair - Hog wild

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, July 24, 2014 02:25 pm

William Timmreck, 1, of Goshen holds onto the handlebars as he goes around on an amusement ride with his father Dustin at the Cape May County 4-H Fair Saturday, July 19.  William Timmreck, 1, of Goshen holds onto the handlebars as he goes around on an amusement ride with his father Dustin at the Cape May County 4-H Fair Saturday, July 19. William Timmreck, 1, of Goshen holds onto the handlebars as he goes around on an amusement ride with his father Dustin at the Cape May County 4-H Fair Saturday, July 19. 

photos by Jen Marra

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Public invited to Oath Keepers meeting at zoo

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 24, 2014 11:29 am

The public is invited to the July meeting of the county chapter of Oath Keepers at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at the Cape May County Zoo, shelter 3, nearest the children's playground.

The county coordinator for the group will conduct a meeting after lunch for members and others interested in learning more about the Oath Keepers.     

Oath Keepers is a non-partisan association of current and former military, reserves, National Guard, veterans, peace officers, and firefighters and like-minded citizens who take an oath to support and defend the Constitution.

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Hideaway residents want to keep year-round structures

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Written by David Benson Thursday, July 24, 2014 10:07 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A group of residents from a local campground are seeking a change to a township ordinance to allow them to keep seven permanent structures at the site.

The buildings give residents a chance to provide their own year-round security, an attorney for the group told Township Committee Monday, July 21.

During Monday’s work session, Attorney Tom Hillegass told Township Committee that there is at least a 20-year history of seven permanent residences at Hideaway Beach Condominium off Route 47 in Goshen.

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Township OKs $4M bond for improvements

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Written by David Benson Thursday, July 24, 2014 09:26 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Township Committee adopted a bond ordinance Monday, July 21, that appropriates nearly $4 million for road drainage and improvements in the coming years.

Connie Mahon, township business administrator, said the new bond ordinance replaces one approved about four years ago that has been completed.

“Our last bond ordinance lasted four years, and the new one will fund future projects,” Mahon said.

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Dennis parents question school schedule changes, combined bus rides

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:37 pm

DENNIS TOWNSHIP – Short notice of a change in school start times, as well as combining bus rides for kindergarten through eighth grade, has aroused the ire of some parents in the township, and many have taken to social media to air their grievances.

At its Wednesday, July 17 meeting, the Dennis Township Board of Education approved a move that allows primary, elementary and middle schools to start their days at approximately the same time. That also puts children kindergarten through eighth grade on the same buses.

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Businesses ask roads not be closed for triathlon

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:02 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Township Committee tabled a resolution at Monday’s meeting seeking the township’s support in closing state roads during the 11th annual Tri the Wildwoods, a triathlon planned for Saturday, Aug. 16.

According to the resolution prepared for Township Committee, DelMo Sports, Wildwood, has requested that Highway 147 be shut down from the North Wildwood border to Ocean Drive; and also Ocean Drive, from Highway 147 to the Stone Harbor border.

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