Cape May Gazette

Drive-thru prescription drug drop off in Lower

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 09, 2014 02:21 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township Police Chief, William Mastriana recently announced that the Lower Township Police Department will once again be participating in Operation Take Back New Jersey, whereby residents can turn in any unwanted or expired prescription medicines or drugs to their local police departments. 

The event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Lower Township residents and visitors can turn over any unwanted or expired prescription medication they may have in their medicine cabinets.

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Former Jazz Festival board member dies

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 09, 2014 02:18 pm

Richard 'Rick Dee' Wisneski Richard 'Rick Dee' Wisneski

CAPE MAY - Richard R. Wisneski, known as “Rick Dee,” was a familiar voice heard most years at the former Cape May Jazz Festival events.
Wisneski, 71, of Cape May, and formerly of Pitman, and Philadelphia, passed away peacefully on Aug. 3, at Cape Regional Medical Center with his daughter Jessica by his side.
Wisneski was born in Philadelphia on June 18, 1943, the son of Richard and Anne Wisneski. Wisneski was a graduate of Edison High School in Philadelphia, he principally resided in Pitman before moving to Cape May over 20 years ago.

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Oktoberfest will benefit Town Bank Fire Company

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 08, 2014 12:00 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP — The third annual Town Bank Fire Company Oktoberfest at the Cape May Airport will be Oct. 17 to 19 with the Cape May Brewery providing the official Oktoberfest beer for the festival.

The Town Bank Fire Company organizes the event annually as a fundraiser. This year’s event will include a variety of both seasonal and regular beers, live music, food, crafters, and family entertainment.

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LT Manager explores local interest in volunteer safety squad

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 06, 2014 02:56 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP - While law enforcement and fire departments are designed and staffed to maximize services to the community, there is always more to do. More than ever volunteerism has become a need and Lower Township officials are looking into a way for local retired firefighters and police officers to make a difference in their community.

Lower Township Manager Mike Voll wants to tap the resources in the community and see if there is any interest in forming a volunteer safety squad that would provide support services to the police and fire departments. 

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Shaine Meier files under the wire

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Written by Christopher South Saturday, September 06, 2014 11:37 am

Shane Meier Shane Meier CAPE MAY – Shaine Meier running for council seemed like a given. Meier has run for council twice in the last four years, and was fourth in race for three seats, and second in a race for one.

It might have been a surprise to many when City Clerk Louise Cummiskey announced during Tuesday’s council meeting that four people had filed petitions with her office, and Meier wasn’t one of them. Cummiskey didn’t know, because Meier filed his petitions after the 1 p.m. meeting started. Petitions were accepted until 4 p.m.

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Bad customer service, leave and don’t come back

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Written by Christopher South Saturday, September 06, 2014 11:29 am

I sometimes refer to a hospitality seminar I attended – what I don’t say is it ruined me for life.

At least nine years ago I attended a free hospitality seminar sponsored by Congress Hall. I was covering it for a news story, but I have to admit I was a little taken in by the speaker and the subject matter. Doug Lipp was a former Disney executive who talked about providing good customer service.

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Police chiefs, committee urged relocation of Public Safety Building

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Written by Christopher South Saturday, September 06, 2014 11:26 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – In April, Police Chief William Mastriana added his support of moving the Public Safety Building from the airport to Bayshore Road to that of former Police Chief Brian Marker, who made similar statements nearly four years earlier.

In his letter dated April 5, Mastriana echoed earlier sentiments expressed by Marker and the Public Safety Building (PSB) Committee. Citing four basic reasons for the move, Mastriana said if the PSB was moved to the Municipal Complex on Bayshore Road, the police station would be closer to public services and accessible by public transportation. There is currently no public transportation to the airport.

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City council updated on pool repairs

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Written by Christopher South Saturday, September 06, 2014 11:17 am

CAPE MAY – City council authorized a bond ordinance Tuesday appropriating $1 million to loan to the school district for repairs and upgrades to the Cape May Elementary School pool.

The bond ordinance had its second reading and public hearing Tuesday.

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CMPD taking back unwanted prescription drugs

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 06, 2014 10:54 am

CAPE MAY - On Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Cape May Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its ninth opportunity in four years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

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Shoplifting suspect arrested after motor vehicle stop

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 06, 2014 09:05 am

STONE HARBOR - On Sept. 4, Stone Harbor Police Department conducted a motor vehicle stop in their jurisdiction and identified Jessica Mantilla as the suspect in the shoplifting case from Shades of Cape May. Mantilla, of Lancaster, Pa., was charged with fourth degree shoplifting in reference to this incident.

   

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