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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.

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    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…

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    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.

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    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…

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The ‘darndest’ nieces ever

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Written by Christopher South Friday, April 18, 2014 10:28 am

My nephew and his wife have two daughters, 7 and 9, who have been a constant source of what Art Linkletter used to refer to as “the darndest things,” which was part of the title of one of his TV shows.
My sister, their grandmother, recently retold a story involving the girls on a family cruise.
Keely, the older one, was 7 at the time. Her parents took the kids on a Nickelodeon Cruise out of New York last Easter. One day, my nephew Matt had taken the girls to the pool when there was an announcement about an upcoming talent show.
“I want to be in the talent show,” Keely told her father.
“Well, go sign up,” he said.

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Elementary school playground being locked for safety

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, April 17, 2014 09:37 am

CAPE MAY — Playgrounds at the Cape May City Elementary School are being locked as a security measure, school business administrator John Thomas said.

“Basically, we have posted ‘No Trespassing’ signs, ‘For School Use Only’…this is all after Sandy Hook,” Thomas said.

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LCMR student drivers required to ‘Share the Keys’

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, April 17, 2014 09:33 am

ERMA — When young people graduate from a learners permit to a drivers license, they more than likely assume they have met all the requirements to drive in New Jersey.

The state actually has a number of requirements for novice drivers before they can earn a basic drivers license. Lower Cape May Regional High School’s “Share the Keys” program reinforces student awareness of those requirements and other safety issues.

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Free family-friendly Saturday bird and nature walks at two mile beach set to resume May 3

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, April 17, 2014 09:22 am

WILDWOOD CREST — The Friends of Cape May National Wildlife Refuge will once again be offering free, family-friendly bird and nature walks every Saturday morning at 9 a.m. at the Two Mile Beach Unit of the Cape May NWR, located at 12001 Pacific Ave. (Ocean Drive), Wildwood Crest 08260.

The public is invited to come and learn about this amazing natural area, consisting of a rare maritime dune forest nestled between the untouched beach dunes and the salt marsh. Migrant and nesting song and shore birds, as well as butterflies and dragonflies, are plentiful year round. Native plants and trees that once covered the New Jersey barrier islands can also be found here.

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Cape May guidebook online, in print soon

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, April 16, 2014 04:25 pm

CAPE MAY — The City of Cape May’s 2014 guidebook is now available online, and the print edition will soon be distributed. Mayor Ed Mahaney said web users can visit www.discovercapemaynj.com and click on an image of the 2013 guidebook. He said the link would take the user to the 2014 guidebook. “Printed copies will be available nest Monday (April 21),” Mahaney said at the April 15 city council meeting.

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Don’t just celebrate Earth Day, do something

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 16, 2014 03:30 pm

CAPE MAY — On Tuesday, April 22, the Nature Center of Cape May will celebrate Earth Day with three speakers to share their ideas of how people can make a positive impact on the planet, environment and on their communities.

Stacey Davis will discuss “Building Community through CSA.” Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a direct link between farmer and consumer. When someone joins a CSA they literally buy a share of the harvest, then throughout the season they enjoy fresh vegetables, flowers, herbs, eggs, honey, etc. It’s good for the farmer, the consumer, the community and the environment.

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Teacher Twin Day will have people seeing double at LCMR

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, April 16, 2014 11:44 am

ERMA — Walk through the halls of Lower Cape May Regional High School, April 29, and you might find yourself doing double takes.
LCMR Principal Larry Ziemba said Teacher Twin Day is part of a series of events the school is sponsoring to lighten the mood at the high school.

“We’re trying to add things like humor and spirit into the school day,” Ziemba said.

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Land use board fees to increase in Point

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, April 16, 2014 11:29 am

CAPE MAY POINT — Application and escrow fees for planning and zoning board activities are getting a little more expensive for applicants after the Cape May Point Board of Commissioners authorized increases to cover costs.

On April 10, the commissioners passed Ordinance 3-2013, establishing a new fee scale. The commissioners said the old fee scale was no longer adequate to cover the cost of the administration processing and legal fees.

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