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    ERMA – Cory Damiana and Gene Zebrowski officially accepted scholarship offers to play college sports Tuesday afternoon.

    The two Lower Cape May Regional seniors signed National Letters of Intent during a ceremony held at the Board of Education offices on the high school’s campus.

    Damiana, one of the best wrestlers in school history, accepted a two-thirds athletic and academic scholarship to wrestle at Division I Hofstra University. Damiana went 123-24, was a three-time district champion, three-time state qualifier and multi-year Cape-Atlantic League all-star during…

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    Governor vetoes salary increases for DRBA employees

    TRENTON — The Delaware River and Bay Authority and Gov. Chris Christie disagree on how DRBA employees should be compensated. 

    The DRBA issued a statement Tuesday saying the governor vetoed a resolution that would have given a 1.9 percent cost of living adjustment to union and nonunion employees.

  • Regional

     An oil painting, “Cape May Harbor Fishing Fleet,” by John Safrit.  Anita Roth took this picture of driftwood and sea glass, which will be on display at the Splash art gallery on April 26.

    CAPE MAY – Local artists Anita Roth and John Safrit will hold a meet the artists reception from…

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    A dolphin takes a breath while swimming off Ocean City Saturday with several others. Federal officials fear a deadly illness could be coming back north with the returning animals, although the hope is that the disease will peter out this spring. (photo by Bill Barlow)With warming temperatures, the snowbirds are returning…

  • Weather

    For the thousands of bikers who have waited all winter for the 2014 Wildwood Spring Bike Rally to finally arrive, here is the weather to expect when you drop a kickstand on Saturday and Sunday in front of the Bolero in Wildwood:/Jen MarraFor the thousands of bikers who have waited all winter for…

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    CAPE MAY — The Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May will transform the Cape May beachfront into a certified 5k and 10k racecourse on Saturday, May 10. Runners will enjoy the fast flat course that loops throughout Cape May. Registration and check-in is at 7:15 a.m.; Race is from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Registration fee is $20 per person. Contact Doreen at (609) 884-5508.

  • Sports

    Dave Pacevich is a very organized high school track coach when it comes to maintaining and updating records. That’s in part because these days it seems he has to update those records almost every time his Lower Cape May Regional High School girls program competes.

    Quinn Bithell is a major reason why. The versatile sophomore already owns or shares six program records in a variety of events.

    Bithell and her teammates set three new records at the recent Buena Relays. Bithell, Destiny West, Lizzy Sulecki and Suzanne Beteta set a new program mark…

  • Cape May Gazette

    VILLAS — Police arrested a man they allege punched an officer who was responding to a disturbance call.
    On April 15, at approximately 7:44 p.m., officers from the Lower Township Police Department responded to the 300 block of Desoto Avenue, Villas, for a report of a disorderly male subject. Upon arriving at that location, Special Officer James Collins encountered Alexander Vosper, 21, an unemployed male who resides in the 4700 block of Susquehanna Avenue, Wildwood. Vosper was actively involved in a verbal altercation with an unidentified male who was still on scene.

  • Cape May Gazette

    CAPE MAY – A local business owner who is trying to save the access to her off-street parking described her conflict with a local bank as a “David and Goliath story.”

    Deanna Brown, owner of Antoinette’s Guest Apartments/Suites, 717 Washington St., Cape May, shares a property line with Sturdy Savings Bank at the corner of Washington and Franklin streets. In February 1994, Brown had owned Antoinette’s about five months when Bob McManus sold his gas station to Sturdy Savings. As Sturdy Savings was in the process of getting approvals for construction of the new bank building, Brown sought to maintain…

Cape May Gazette

Cape May to approve free beach tags for veterans

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Written by Mary Linehan Friday, February 14, 2014 11:15 am

CAPE MAY – The city plans to move forward on an ordinance that will give veterans free access to beaches.

“This kind of ordinance would reflect mine and everybody else’s appreciation for (veterans’) service,” said Deputy Mayor William Murray, speaking at the Tuesday, Feb. 4 council session. “I wanted to bring it up so folks in council know that it would be a good gesture, not have a huge financial impact and not be hard to enforce.”

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City says regional school can still bond during withdrawal attempt

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Written by Mary Linehan Friday, February 14, 2014 11:13 am

CAPE MAY – The city maintains that the Lower Cape May Regional School District will not lose its ability to issue long term bonds and finance necessary repairs because of its attempt to withdraw from or dissolve the regional school district.

Councilman Jack Wichterman said he contacted the city’s attorney, Vito Gagliardi, after Superintendent Chris Kobik said the regional district could not bond until Cape May’s attempt to leave it was resolved.

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Cape May to announce new seafood festival

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 14, 2014 11:13 am

CAPE MAY – The city has scheduled a news conference Friday to announce a partnership with Cape May Forum to sponsor a seafood festival celebrating the city and its seafood industry and maritime heritage.

Cape May Forum is a non-profit, educational retreat that seeks to social, moral and political issues, according to the group’s website. It sponsors TED Talks in Cape May.

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Students get crazy with hats and hair

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 12, 2014 07:52 am


 Rebekah Leyva-Santamaria shows off her funky hair style on Crazy Hat and Crazy Hair Day which was sponsored by Cape May City Elementary School’s student council. 
 Rebekah Leyva-Santamaria shows off her funky hair style on Crazy Hat and Crazy Hair Day which was sponsored by Cape May City Elementary School’s student council. Rebekah Leyva-Santamaria shows off her funky hair style on Crazy Hat and Crazy Hair Day which was sponsored by Cape May City Elementary School’s student council.

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Center for Community Arts receives state arts grant

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, February 11, 2014 07:49 pm

 Local children and visitors enjoy CCA’s Kid's Art Camp for children 6-9 at Cape May City Elementary School each summer. The program is funded in part by a grant from the State Council on the Arts.
 Local children and visitors enjoy CCA’s Kid's Art Camp for children 6-9 at Cape May City Elementary School each summer. The program is funded in part by a grant from the State Council on the Arts.  CAPE MAY – The Center for Community Arts (CCA) in Cape May received $16,832 from the State Council on the Arts General Operating Support Grant for 2014.

Founded in 1995, CCA is a multicultural education organization whose arts and humanities programs foster creativity and community building. The grant will help support arts programs CCA offers throughout the year including Art at the Library, Youth Arts Program, the Delores Cheney Youth Arts Fair and The Great Cookie Exchange.

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'The Way We Were' exhibit continues at Carriage House Gallery 

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, February 11, 2014 05:46 pm

 Sandra Jensen,Gail Pierson,Michael Zuckerman   photo courtesy of MAC/Sandra Jensen (center), chair of the Center for Community Arts (CCA) History Committee, and Gail Pierson, CCA Board Chair (right), are congratulated by Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) director Michael Zuckerman at the Jan. 20 opening of the CCA exhibit,  CAPE MAY – A free panel discussion on an exhibit of black-owned businesses in Cape May County will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 15 at the Carriage House Gallery on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street in Cape May.

The exhibit is also open on Sunday, Feb. 16, Monday, Feb. 17 and daily March 28-April 13. Hours vary.

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New board officers announced at Cape May Stage 

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, February 11, 2014 05:42 pm

Gail Wilsey Morrison will serve as the board president of Cape May Stage in 2014.
  Gail Wilsey Morrison will serve as the board president of Cape May Stage in 2014.  CAPE MAY – The board of directors of Cape May Stage recently elected new officers for 2014.

Gail Wilsey Morrison was elected board president with Susan Teitelman elected to serve as first vice president. Fred May was elected treasurer, Yvonne Kuemmerle was elected secretary and Stephen Miller was re-elected to serve as second vice president.

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Charles W. Sandman School Honor Roll, Second marking period 2013-14

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, February 11, 2014 01:00 am

Second marking period

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