• 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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Continue fine Township services

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, July 23, 2013 12:00 am

To the editor:

Recently I was walking with a friend on Magnolia Avenue in Cape May Court House. We were surprised at the trash that had become apparent in the last few days.

The first thing, next morning, I walked the same area. The trash was gone, municipal workers were already there cutting grass, weed whacking, and even shoveling out the drains. I was able to thank one worker who smiled and kept doing his job.

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Change in food distribution site

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 23, 2013 12:00 am

WOODBINE — The Community Food Bank of New Jersey food distribution site in Woodbine is being temporarily moved from First Baptist Church of Woodbine’s facilities to the Woodbine Public Safety Building.

First Baptist Church will use the facility to operate a once-a-month community food distribution, which provides non-perishable food products.

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Rare Chinese alligators at Cape May County Zoo

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 22, 2013 04:01 pm

Rare Chinese alligators at The Cape May County Zoo

The Cape May County Zoo welcomes four Chinese alligators this summer.

The ’gators, one male and three female, came from the Saint Augustine Alligator Farm in Saint Augustine, Fla., on June 26.

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Lighting causes fire in Avalon

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, July 21, 2013 07:10 pm

AVALON — A lighting strike caused a two-story home in Avalon to catch fire early Sunday morning.

At about 1:30 a.m. July 21, the Avalon Volunteer Fire Volunteer Department was called to a fire at a two-story, single-family home on the west block of 27th Street.  Firefighters fought the fire in heavy rain and lightning.

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Two injured after propane tank explosion

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Written by Christie Rotondo Saturday, July 20, 2013 02:52 pm

DENNIS TOWNSHIP — Two people were injured Friday afternoon after a propane tank exploded at the Tamerlane Campground, state police said.

A 59-year-old man suffered severe burns to a large portion of his body, according to police reports. He was airlifted to Crozer Chester Burn Center in Upland, Pa. Police did not give details on his current condition.

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Aiming for the biggest hot dog

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 19, 2013 04:25 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Staff at the county’s nursing home will try to make the biggest hot dog in Cape May County next week.

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Union head protests management raises

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Written by Alex Davis Friday, July 19, 2013 02:13 pm

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — The head of the union for teachers, support staff and others said she is upset with pay raises given to some administrators and supervisors at the school district.

Some will get a 2-percent raise for the 2013-14 school year. Last year, some of them received pay raises of 8 percent and 16 percent.

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Swainton man rescued from sailboat on East Creek Lake

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 19, 2013 09:58 am

DENNIS TOWNSHIP – State Police were called to East Creek Lake on Route 347 in Bellplain on Thursday when a Swainton man’s wife reported him missing from a sailing excursion he took earlier in the day.

Troopers from the Woodbine barracks, the Marine Services Bureau and the helicopter unit located Craig Weidle, 65, of Swainton, at 11:30 p.m. in a shallow, remote area of the lake, said Trooper Sgt. Adam Gross.

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Three named to dean’s list

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 19, 2013 09:28 am

DENNIS TOWNSHIP — Three local students have been named to the dean’s list at The College of New Jersey and Berklee College of Music for the spring 2013 semester.

Kelsea Pearce of Seaville is a junior communication studies major and Helene Previti of Ocean View is a junior accountancy major at The College of New Jersey. Alyssa McCord of Cape May Court House studies at Berklee College of Music.

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Fire destroys old garden center in Rio Grande

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Thursday, July 18, 2013 01:24 pm

Fire destroyed this former  garden  center in Rio Grande Thursday. Fire destroyed this former garden center in Rio Grande Thursday. Fire destroyed an abandoned building next to the Rio Grande fire house Thursday afternoon.

As of around 2:20 p.m., firefighters were still on the scene at the old garden center, along Route 47.

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