• With one wrecked, and another aging, county considering single aircraft

    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The County Freeholders voted this week to accept an $80,000 insurance settlement for a county helicopter that crashed last month, an official said Wednesday, however the county is unlikely to replace the aircraft.

    “We have two helicopters,” said Freeholder Director Gerald Thornton. “We’re discussing just going to one helicopter, and replacing the one we have.”

  • Jacob SpiegelWILDWOOD — An official with the Wildwood fire department says that Jake Spiegel, the part-time firefighter who was indicted by a grand jury Sept. 24 with his father, Rob, on official misconduct charges, is not currently working for the department.

    As a part-time firefighter, Jake Spiegel is a summer employee for the city of Wildwood, said Deputy Fire Chief Dan Speigel (no relation to the accused). The department is “monitoring the situation” to determine at a later date if Spiegel can return to work next summer.

  • WILDWOOD — Officials in Wildwood decided Wednesday to keep the city’s curfew in place, unlike other New Jersey towns that have opted to repeal theirs after courts found them to be unconstitutional.

    Instead, they asked city attorney Mary D’Arcy Bittner to revise the curfew to protect Wildwood against possible lawsuits.

  • Jacob Spiegel, left, and former Seaville fire chief Rob Spiegel, right, were indicted Wednesday.TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman said Wednesday that the former chief of the Seaville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company and his son have been indicted for allegedly receiving payments of approximately $46,000 based on fraudulent invoices and receipts they submitted for reimbursement to the fire company and Fire District No. 4 commissioners.

    Eugene “Rob” Spiegel, 51, and Jacob Spiegel, 20, both of Seaville, were indicted by…

  • Performers from Dance Dynamics and Dancers Two dazzled the crowd during the 2013 Harvest Festival.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Harvest Festival is just a month away, and this year could be the township’s largest fall celebration ever, township officials said recently.

    [photos courtesy of Middle Township]

Flyers manager hurt in bike accident

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AVALON — Paul Holmgren, the general manager of the Philadelphia Flyers, was hurt in a bicycle accident in Avalon Monday.

He was taken to Cape Regional Medical Center, according to reports, and was later admitted to Cooper Hospital in Camden.

Avalon Police were called to the scene of a bicycle accident on Monday, Sept. 5, at 11:28 a.m.

According to police, Holmgren, 55, of Somerdale, was riding his bicycle north on Dune Drive at 58th Street when he lost his balance and fell off. No other vehicles, bicycles, or pedestrians were involved in the accident, police said.

Avalon police say Holmgren suffered a cut to the right side of his head and a shin abrasion, and was transported to Cape Regional Medical Center in Cape May Court House, by the Avalon Rescue Squad. He was conscious and alert at the time of the accident and told police that he lost his balance while on his bicycle.

Holmgren was wearing a helmet at the time.

Avalon Patrolman Samuel Hoffman was the responding officer.

Some Philadelphia media later reported more serious injuries, including broken ribs and a broken shoulder. Avalon officials had no explanation for the discrepancy, and there was no immediate statement released from the Flyers NHL organization.

Holmgren has been the Flyers’ GM since 2006, after seven seasons as assistant general manager under Bobbie Clarke. He had also served as head coach of the Flyers and the Hartford Whalers, as well as playing 527 NHL games before retiring from the ice in 1985.

 

 

Some Philadelphia media later reported more serious injuries, including broken ribs and a broken shoulder. Avalon officials had no explanation for the discrepancy, and there was no immediate statement released from the Flyers NHL organization.

Holmgren has been the Flyers’ GM since 2006, after seven seasons as assistant general manager under Bobbie Clarke. He had also served as head coach of the Flyers and the Hartford Whalers, as well as playing 527 NHL games before retiring from the ice in 1985.

 

 


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